Example Work I.

Part I. by china women’s film festival

We collectively developed the first heroine for our comic event. Princess Su – the first female monarch of the Qing Dynasty.

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Part II. by Fiona Staples

She is the artist and co-creator of the bestselling comic series, Saga, written by Brian K. Vaughan. She also works as a film director and an advocate for women rights. Ms. Staples has envisioned one of our main characters of the story Princess Su and turned her into the strong empowered figure.

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Example Work II.

part I. by Maria Gabriela Zoana

She is a Romanian politician and member of the European Parliament where she is a member of the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality. Ms. Zoana has created a character who is open-minded, brave and intelligent. She is a feminist, and believes that women should pursue their own career and fulfill their dreams.

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Part II. by Liza Donnelly

She a writer and award-winning cartoonist with The New Yorker Magazine, where she has been drawing cartoons about culture and politics for over thirty years. She is also the resident cartoonist for CBS News. Ms. Donnelly has made professional corrections to Ms. Zoana’s drawing and envisioned the character that she had developed.

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Example Work III.

Part I. By Christine Willes

She is one of Vancouver’s top actresses and the founder and current chair of the UBCP/ACTRA Women’s Committee. As a labor activist, Ms. Willes has focused on the role of unions, rather than creating one heroine. She shows how a group of young females, each having different strong characteristic features can achieve amazing results by working together.

Part II. By Bettina Egger

She is a graphic novelist and researcher. She has published eight graphic novels on various topics and she has a special interest in non-fiction and documentary style comics with works like a travelogue on the Trans Siberian Railway. Ms. Egger illustrated the story-line Ms Willes has developed.

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Example Work IV.

Part I. by Aiste Dirziute

Aiste Dirziute is a Lithuanian actress best known for her role as Auste in The Summer of Sangaile. Aiste Dirziute is also a feminist and LGBTQ community supporter.

Her character is a GIRL WITH LOOSE HAIR. She once saw her mother secretly painting birds on a small piece of paper. Mother’s tired and rough hands were light as feathers, her already washed-out face was shining even after a long day of taking care of all the household chores. The girl follows her mother’s steps every day, she is learning how to cook, clean, and become a ‘proper woman’. However, deep down she is a dreamer with a free soul (just like her mother), who dreams to spread her wings and fly away. One day, she looks at her parents, loosens her braided hair and leaves to follow her dream, like a free bird. A GIRL WITH LOOSE HAIR is not afraid of anything. A GIRL WITH LOOSE HAIR is YOU.

Part II.Dan Goldman

Dan Goldman - the creator of critically acclaimed works such as Shooting War, Red Light Properties and the Priya's Shakti series. Mr Goldman illustrated the story-line Ms Dirziute has developed.


Example Work VI

Part I. By Khaya Ahmed

A script-writer of Burka Avenger, a Pakistani animated television series. Her Character is Ying Yue: 38 year-old hardened woman from the Hunan Province of China who has spent her life as a weaver and has now dedicated her life towards giving power to the powerless.

Part II. by Jen Sorensen

Jen Sorensen - nationally-published political cartoonist and the recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. Ms Sorensen illustrated the story-line Ms Ahmed has developed.