Archive for January, 2011

Time for a round-up of updates from the world of the Ink-Stained Amazon!

I’m excited to be contributing to FilmCatcher for Chicago Now!

Here are my two latest pieces:

I Hated It! (But Not Really): Burlesque (2010)

FilmCatcher Review: I’m the Black Swan!

(I watch Natalie Portman masturbate and I get hit on the head with “symbolism.”)

DC Women Kicking Ass collected the 30 most memorable moments for women in DC Comics and enlisted fellow comics bloggers, commentators, and creators to write about each one.

I was honored to be asked to contribute memorable moment number 14: The Debut of Batgirl – which is an edited excerpt from my chapter, “The Best Dressed Women in Gotham City,” included in the book, Gotham City 14 Miles: 14 Essays on why the 1960s Batman Series Matters.

I also wrote about Wonder Woman and The Amazon Contest for memorable moment number 24.

I was thrilled to be included with the caliber of other guest posters including, Phil Jimenez, Gail Simone, and Greg Rucka!

I’m excited to announce that Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology made the Amelia Bloomer Project List of Recommended Titles for 2011.

The Amelia Bloomer Project is part of the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association, and create an annual booklist of the best feminist books for young readers, ages birth through 18.

I’m so honored that librarians are recommending my book as a valuable read for teenagers!

On the topic of recommendations – Erica McGillivray of Sliver of Ice recommends Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors to anyone interested in how heroic women are portrayed in pop culture.

Once again, I will be presenting at the Comic Arts Conference at Wondercon. This year I’m looking forward to presenting  with my friend, Trina Robbins.

A Brief Herstory of Gum Shoe Gals, Spy-Fi Sheroes, and Private Dick Chicks

Join comics herstorians, the legendary Trina Robbins and Ink-Stained Amazon Jennifer K. Stuller – together on stage for the first time – as they present an introduction to some of their favorite undercover women in comics. From Miss Fury and Senorita Rio to Honey West, Modesty Blaise, Ms. Tree, and more, come learn about the herstory of female detectives and spies in comics from the women who love them.

As already mentioned, I’m participating in The Great Buffy Rewatch of 2011.

Organized by Nikki Stafford and taking place on Tuesday nights throughout 2011, the rewatch has already featured some awesome contributors including: Nikki in Week 1, David Lavery in Week 2 and Matthew Pateman in Week 3.

This Tuesday, January 25th, I share guest posting duties with David Kociemba!

The Great Buffy Rewatch starts tonight! Organized by Nikki Stafford and taking place on Tuesday nights throughout 2011, the rewatch will feature a variety of amazing contributors including:

Nikki Stafford herself. Nikki is the author of such books as: The Finding LOST guides and Bite Me!: The Chosen Edition The Unofficial Guide to Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

Elizabeth Rambo – co-editor of Buffy Goes Dark.

Ian Klein – Contributor to Inside Joss’ Dollhouse: From Alpha to Rossum.

David Lavery and Rhonda Wilcox – the father and mother of Buffy Studies and co-editors of Fighting The Forces: What’s At Stake In Buffy The Vampire Slayer?.

Stacey Abbott – the world’s leading Angel scholar and author or editor of such books as: Celluloid Vampires: Life After Death in the Modern World, Reading Angel: The TV Spin-off With a Soul, and The Cult TV Book: From Star Trek to Dexter, New Approaches to TV Outside the Box.

Husband and Wife power duo- Ensley Guffey and Dale Guffey. Dale is the author of Faith and Choice in the Works of Joss Whedon.

There are many more – including yours truly!

I will be doing my best to watch every Tuesday between 7:30 and 9:30 pm – West Coast time – before reading that week’s post online at Nikki’s blog! I love thinking about my Buffy peeps watching all over the world and hope you will join us over the coming year!