Posts Tagged ‘Comics’

WCRCA 2009 Nominations!

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

If you have a second, and you enjoy Girlamatic:
Please consider us for Best Community Site for the Webcomics Readers Choice Awards, hosted at Webcomics Planet. You must be a member and select “Girlamatic” from the drop down menu!
We really work hard to bring you new and interesting series, art, and content daily! We appreciate all your enjoyment, and awesome feedback!
Thank you for reading, listening, and supporting Girlamatic! We hope to have much more interactive toys to play with very soon!

I just saw Whip It tonight, the Roller Derby movie by Drew Barrymore! Congrats to Ms. Barrymore on a wonderful picture with a (Girlamatic-like) wonderful spirit! More women directors! More! It inspired me to create an interactive game with you our readers! More details coming Monday! I hope you all love a good meme :)

Be sure to read our new review by the unflappable Nick Popio of Hobotaku! He reviews the NANA anime, which I have just started to watch myself.
See what he says, and be sure to leave comments with your own thoughts on this awesome show about two girls with the same name!

Happy October!

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Wow, I cannot believe how fast this year is going by!
Gam-o-Ween is right in front of us! Look for more teasery goodness around the 15th ;)

I hope you guys are enjoying the small season adjustment of the website! More to come!


Square_ad_clavigerClaviger starts it’s final chapter THIS FRIDAY! Check it out, and read up on the archive to get caught up on this amazing adventure!

“In order to save the Fairie world of Avalon, one girl must conquer her broken heart.”


skindeepcoverfinI’m excited to announce that Kory Bingaman of “Skin Deep” will be joining us here at Girlamatic in November! Welcome, Kory! We’re so excited to have you!


holdmylifeAlso that kickin’ rock n’ roll revenge epic by Dale Ingram, HOLD MY LIFE, will be returning in its full flash glory this month! Small tech set backs, but it’s coming back!
Get ready to break some hearts and guitar strings! Be here for it!

Much more excitement coming your way. October is our favorite month, and we want to hear from you! Tells us what you think of the new gam right here, and more of what you want to see.


Don’t forget to tweet @lynnlau or @girlamatic or email me you questions for the upcoming podcast Oct. 3rd!!
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X-Men: Misfits

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

XMenMisfits1_500Overall Rating: A+

Summary: A superhero/romance shōjo series written by Raina Telgemeier and Dave Roman (both of whom used to be regulars on Girlamatic with their comics Smile and Astronaut Elementary), and Illustrated by Anzu, which follows Kitty Pryde, a young high school girl who has the ability to phase through solid objects. In her public school, she suffers from the ridicule of her classmates, and alienation because she is a mutant. However, at the beginning of the manga, Kitty is invited to attend Professor Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters, a school for people like her, and her whole world changes.

For one thing, she is the only girl at the school. As you can guess in a high school full of boys this means she gets a lot of attention. They’re also all mutants like her, so P.E. means practicing in the danger room, and science class discusses the differences in DNA between humans and mutants. As Kitty adjusts to life at Xavier’s, she catches the eye of the Hellfire Club. Led by Angel, the club seems to have it all – money, looks, and they can get away with anything they want. Now, the Hellfire Club wants to add the only female student to their group as their mascot. It doesn’t hurt that Kitty can’t take her eyes off of Pyro, one of the club’s hottest members, and he can’t seem to take his eyes off of her either. Throw in cold-as-ice (pun intended) Bobby Drake, the intimidating but sweet Kurt Wagner, and the radical Scott Summers and you’ve got an exciting high school. Who will Kitty end up with? Is the Hellfire Club more dangerous than it appears? Just how adorable is Beast? You’ll have to read the series to find out!

X-Men: Misfits is everything that is great about the X-men comics shōjo rolled into one manga series. I have been eagerly awaiting this one since it was announced more than a year ago, and it does not disappoint. I absolutely love the character designs for Beast and Colossus, Cyclops works perfectly as a vegan, and the Hellfire Club is essentially a host club like Ouran! Brilliant! Seriously though, if you enjoy either X-Men or shōjo (or both, like me) then do yourself a favor and pick this one up. I can’t wait to pick up volume 2, but unfortunately there is no release date information yet. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have an Angel costume to go work on.

What’s New!

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Hey, Readers! Saturday is off to a great start! I’ve been traveling and Hurricane Bill made it impossible for my to fly into JFK the other night! But that’s okay, because there’s lots of new stuff at Girlamatic to keep up with! (Especially for me!)

If you’re just surfing the net on this rainy day (for the east coast of America, anyway!) then you should check out I’ve been having a ball playing with it and laughing at the awesome titles it makes up. I totally want to create some of those Manga.

As for us:
Podcast #2 is going up tomorrow, now being served off our own server! There’s a new Shrub Monkeys today! Along with Claviger, Black Forest, Godseeker, Five Star, Faery Underground, Jeepers, and Li’l Mell!

New Blogs today Hobotaku on Uzumaki, Dollface on Mitsukazu Mihara’s Early Works [pt2], and soon a new installment of Geek Chic!

Have a great Saturday, everyone!

Sexist Ideas hold strong in Publishing

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Posted by Ampersand in the Blog is a great post about preconceptions editors and others can have about the gender of a writer and why it matters so much.

When people roll their eyes at Sexism, they fail to see how sexism affects everyone men and women. It limits us all. By defining and limiting a group of people, we limit ourselves. Example:

This blog highlights Bev Vincent, who remarked:

I’ve heard female writers talk about gender bias in the industry before, but it’s always been an abstract concept to me. Not something I’ve ever experienced. Oh, sure, people often think I’m female based on my name—it’s a common enough mistake, which I’ve had to deal with all my life. I like to tell the story about how I was almost assigned to the women’s dorm at university. However, I’ve never before had an editor criticize my writing based on a false assumption concerning my gender. Or make blatantly biased statements about the male perspective. [...]

I pause here to note that this was the most autobiographical story I’ve ever written, and all the things that the editor complained about were my real observations and my real thoughts cast into the mind of a fictional character participating in fictional events. I did, in fact, call home every Sunday afternoon to talk to my parents, while they were still alive.

To compound his or her arrogance, the editor claims that my prose is “overly elegant,” which is presumably his or her way of saying that a man would never write or think in elegant terms.

What were some of the comments received?

  • “It’s quite a challenge for a writer of one sex to explore writing from the perspective of the opposite sex. Bev Vincent has not done a convincing job.”
  • “The story seems far too personal, introspective and emotional for a man”

As ampersand wrote: “This is a funny story, but it represents two kinds of sexism, both worthy of concern.”
Read more of this blog at »

Also, check out amp’s other blog about the ingrained accepted attitude of sexism condoned in places in our society. Read more at: