Lynda Barry and Kate Beaton: Some of Comics’ Biggest Names Shout-Out Their Favorite Female Creators

“Lynda Barry and Late Beaton: Some of Comics’ Biggest Names Shout-Out Their Favorite Female Creators” / The Mary Sue / Gilbert Hernandez / November 30, 2015

"Well, more contemporary [female] artists are already super-famous. More famous than me, even! Like, Lynda Barry and Kate Beaton, they’re already there. But back when I was growing up – and I don’t go back that far – what did I like when I was a kid? There was a creepy comic book from DC called Metamorpho. It was the creepiest thing. I go, This does not belong. It was right at the height of Marvel was trying to take over and DC was trying to catch up, and then there was this creepy, weirdly drawn comic that just doesn’t belong, and that’s why I like it. It took me years to find out that a woman drew it and co-created the character. Ramona Fradon – I’ve always been a big fan of hers. There was Marvel, DC, Mad Magazine, Archie Comics – you had everything going according to plan…and then Metamorpho came out. And I just went, This is nuts! And it was created by a woman." 

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