The Superhero Identities Symposium is organised by the Superheroes & Me research team, and supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and ACMI.
Eisner Award-winning graphic novelist of A Wrinkle in Time, co-creator of Boom! Comic's Goldie Vance and writer of DC Comics new re-imagining of Batgirl.
Sydney-based comic book artist of works such as DC Comics' Birds of Prey, Secret Six, Teen Titans, Black Magick and the 2016 series of Wonder Woman.
Award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling comic book author, playwright and screenwriter. Titles include the DC Comics series Injustice: Gods Among Us and Earth-Two, Marvel's Superior Iron Man and many Star Wars works. He is the co-creator, head writer and Executive Producer of the CG animated series The Deep based on his graphic novel series of the same name
Researcher and lecturer at the University of Melbourne, currently writing about the nature of shame in the graphic novels of Aline Kominsky-Crumb and Phoebe Gloeckner.
Researcher and teacher at the University of Melbourne and Swinburne, and founder of the All Star Women's Comic Book Club.
The Women in Comics panel is part of the Superhero Identities Symposium (8-9 December). Register for the full symposium here.
Talks & Performances
Women in Comics Panel
The Women in Comics Panel brings together artists and scholars to discuss the many facets involved in being a woman in the culture of comics - as a woman working in comics, a female superhero represented in comics, and as a woman who reads comics. Hope Larson and Nicola Scott discuss working as artists in the comics industry. Tom Taylor provides insight into writing the new female hero of the Wolverine series, X-23. Sarah Richardson examines the nature of shame and affect in the representation of women in comics and Naja Later explores the world of comics fandom. This dynamic line up of comic experts aims to ultimately answer the key questions of what it means to be a woman in the world of comics: on the page, holding the pen, and as a consumer. And how have things changed in the last twenty years?