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Never Give Up. Never Surrender!

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Hello, faithful Girlamatic readers and people stopping by for the first time!

Girlamatic has, quite possibly always been, in flux. And the latest outages are just the latest in a more than ten year history of fun and excitement.

Girlamatic has always stood for two things: creator rights and great story telling. We’ve had a lot of amazing artists publish on our site in the past and right now. They’re all doing amazing things on and off GAM.

It is my goal in the not to distant future, to make GAM more about what it does best: inspire great talent and collaborate with our community.

The changes are not over, but whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Stay Tuned…

-Diana McQueen


End Human Trafficking with the Comic Creator’s Alliance

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Today is Nation Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Were you aware that slavery still existed? Were you aware that 27 million people around the world are currently enslaved? Or that the majority of those fellow human beings being bought and sold are women and girls trafficked into the commercial sex industry?

If you were not aware, you are now.

Over 80 webcomics creators including fellow Girlamatic creators: KT Shy (Shrub Monkeys), Traci Spencer (Compass), and Matt Bayne, whose comic (Knights of the Shroud) is about a group of young women fighting to end slavery, participated in the Comic Creator’s Alliance.

The Comic Creator’s Alliance, began by Lora Innes (The Dreamer), gathered the talents of 87 webcomics creators who all contributed an illustration of one of their female characters to a group “shot” desktop available with donation to the drive.

The drive will aid two organizations to stop human trafficking. 100% of all donations will be divided equally between Love146.org & Grace Haven House. These organization fight everyday to help victims regain their lives and fight human trafficking.

Please, today, make a donation to the Comic Creator’s Alliance.
And if you want to know more about the reality of modern slavery please visit Love146 and read their extensive archive of personal accounts and statistics.

Thank you for your help!


2010 here we come!

Friday, January 1st, 2010

2009 was a big year! It was an awesome year for many people I know personally, and it seemed like politically and financially the whole country was biting the big one.

A milestone you may have missed in comics was a former GAMmer, Erika Moen, ended her personal and quirky journal Comic called DAR: A Super Girly Top Secret Comic Diary. The comic began in 2003 and was included in one of Girlamatic’s original line-ups. We’ve been cheering on Erika ever since her departure from GAM toward her journey becoming a freelance artist! We’d like to give a shout out to Erika on this awesome 2009 milestone, and wish her a fabulously happy and exciting 2010!

Also in 2009, we announced the return of Chasing Rainbows by the enigmatic Svetlana Chmakova (Dramacon and Night School)! We’re immensely excited to have Svet back on one of our most anticipated series!
The start date will be announced soon! Stay Tuned!

If you haven’t yet heard our December podcast please check it out!

2010 Will hold a lot of new adventures for Girlamatic as a magazine, as well as publisher. 2010 Will see the first Girlamatic print magazine collection with your favorite comics to hold in your hand! Plus much much more by new and old GAM creators alike!

We’ll also be starting a Ustream and You Tube channel and we’ll be welcoming submissions in all media very soon for that!

Girlamatic of 2010 will also get a new coat of paint and some better features! Hold on to your hats folks :)

See you soon!
Diana McQueen
Editor-in-Chief


Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

I hope everyone is having a great winter break!
If you’re snowed in, or waiting for snow that never comes, make sure to call those you care about and spend time with them! Time is precious, and because of that, Girlamatic.com’s artists are still hard at work producing awesome comics! But also, it is a time to spend with family, and think about the new year and all the awesome things to happen!

Hope Hanukkah was good to you as well as a bountiful Yule tomorrow!

Thanks to many of you who sent your comics for review. Remember they won’t be accepted unless they are sent in a professional manner in a complete pitch, and a reason why you think GAM is the best home for your comic! And remember have more than a few pages. We need to see that you’re into the project and you’re serious. Please use Webcomics Nation as an awesome free platform to start developing your audience!

I’ll be sure to get back to you after the Holidays!
More new things coming your way in 2010! From all of us to all of you!
Thanks for reading and supporting your favorite artists and comics!
We want to hear more from you as well!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! See you in 2010!!

Also, Check out Claviger’s Holiday pin-up! As well as, Tara Tallan of Galaxion on the Webcomic’s Beacon!


Webcomic Con 2009

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Our friends at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Fransisco, CA are having more events in their Monsters of Webcomics Series.

Next up:
Webcomic-Con 2009!
Taking place at the Cartoon Art Museum.
Saturday, December 12, 2009, 11:00am-5:00pm,
Free with paid admission to the Cartoon Art Museum!

Check out the event page on facebook!

If you attend please send us your con reports and we’ll post it on Girlamatic.com!

Two prominent guests at the event are our own Karen Luk and Shaenon K. Garrity!

NOTE FOR WEBCARTOONISTS: If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact Andrew Farago at gallery@cartoonart.org for more details.

Here’s some event info from their event page on their site:

The Cartoon Art Museum is proud to host Webcomic-Con 2009, a single-day mini-convention dedicated to online comics and their creators. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet local webcartoonists and talk with them about their work. The featured artists will sell and sign copies of their comics, draw sketches for patrons, and conduct writing and drawing workshops throughout the day.

Featured guests include Brian Andersen (So Super Duper, Karen Luk (Raconteur, http:/www.karenluk.net, http://www.girlamatic.com/raconteur/), Shaenon K. Garrity (Skin Horse, Lil’ Mell, Narbonic, http://www.shaenon.com, http://www.girlamatic.com/mell/), Reignbow & Dee-Va, http://www.sosuperduper.com), Victor Hao (King of RPGs, http://www.kingofrpgs.com) Betsy Streeter (Brainwaves, http://www.betsystreeter.com) and Chuck Whelon (artist and co-writer of Pewfell, http://www.pewfell.com).

Additional guests include: Jamaica Dyer (http://www.jamaicad.com/), fluffy (http://beesbuzz.biz/) , Kane Lynch (The Relics, http://kanelynch.com/therelics/), James Stanton (http://www.gnartoons.com), Austin Osueke (eigoMANGA, http://www.eigoMANGA.com), Brian Root (The Dawn Chapel, http://www.dawnchapel.com), Christine Smith (Eve’s Apple, http://www.drunkduck.com/Eves_Apple), and The Gentleman Scholars (Frederick the Great, http://ftg-comic.com).

Best of luck with the event, guys! After you go please submit a con report to be published on Girlamatic!