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The Mary Sue Exclusive: She Makes Comics Documentary Tackles Conventions & Fake Geeks


The Mary Sue is proud to present an exclusive clip from Respect! Films’ new documentary, She Makes Comics!

Available to order now, She Makes Comics is “a film spanning the history of women in comic books as creators, fans, and everything in between.” It features interviews with such names like Trina Robbins, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Laura Hudson, Gail Simone, Louise Simonson, Kate Leth, and yes, (!) The Mary Sue’s Zoe Chevat, Alan Kistler, Janelle Asselin and myself.

After a successful Kickstarter, and anxiously waiting the months in between my interview and now, I’m very happy folks are finally going to see this wonderful project.

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."