You draw like a girl

When I bought my first Action Girl comic, I thought to myself... "If only I knew how to draw something more than an acid-tripped stick figure, I could be like Sarah Dyer." Unfortunately, I still can't draw worth shit, but I will gladly hand over cold hard cash for Sarah's latest comics.

Action Girl is great because you won't see any triple D-cup girls running around saving the universe. You'll just see regular girls with normal lives. Sarah created the comic so girls under 18 would want to read it. Most grrl comics are for adult audiences only.

I can't preach about Sarah and Action Girl go see for yourself what it's all about.

If you're into the bizarro stuff, then you should check out a lass named Dame Darcy and her lush, horrific comic, Meatcake. It's published from Fantagraphics comics and has its own cult following of Goth kids. Imagine if Edward Gorey was a woman and you've got Dame Darcy.

Some of my NYC friends say she is insane, but to me that only adds to her credibility as an artist. My favorite of all her comic book characters is a girl named Strega Pez, who talks by printing mini tablets from her cut throat, much like a Pez candy dispenser. If you send Dame Darcy some of your own hair, some money and praise, she promises to make you a doll in your likeness. An eerie likeness.

Diary of a Dominatrix, by Molly Kiely, is also a good comic to pick up when you've had it with all the stupid, 14-year-old boy hormone-driven graphic novels.

It's about the life of a dominatrix who has clients paying to lick her boots.

If you want to find more information on grrl-made comics or comics with strong female characters, this Web thang is a good place to start. You can always check out the book From Girls to Grrlz : A History of Women's Comics from Teens to Zines, by Trina Robbins and Carla Sinclair. It has interviews and features on some of the best female comic book artists and writers around! This book is a great resource for those of us into the sisterhood of comics!

The following are some excellent sites to other girl comics:

Art Babe -- by Jessica Abel

Scary Godmother -- by Jill Thompson

Slutburger -- by Mary Fleener

Just Who The Hell Is SHE, Anyway? -- by Marisa Acocella

Gloomcookie -- by serena

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