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– by Tim Jousma

My lifetime has seen a number of changes for the better for millions of people. While the victories that have been won for people are great and should be celebrated, there is still plenty of work that needs to be done.

 Â  One area that needs work is women in comics. There are millions of talented artists, writers, inkers, etc. creating some great work but for whatever reason they’re not getting noticed for their work the way their male counterparts are. For every Kelly Sue DeConnick, G. Willow Wilson, and Tess Fowler, we have women toiling in obscurity that under other circumstances would get notice.

 Â  The folks at Milkfed are using Twitter to shine a light on the problem. Showing the comic book world that the stereotype that womencomic artists are not rare is the goal. Shining the light of Twitter attention is one small way to help end the shortage of women in the industry. Head over to Twitter and search the hashtag #VisibleWomen to check out these creators. If they have something to offer, buy their work. And if you work for a comic book company, hire them.