Wednesday, May 23 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, May 24 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, May 25 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, May 26 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, May 27 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Monday, May 28 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, May 29 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, May 30 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, May 31 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, June 1 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, June 2 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Third Floor Gallery, Ocean Side
Thanks in part to Hollywood’s insatiable desire for superhero blockbusters, the nearly 100-year old comic book industry in the United States has seen a major resurgence in sales and public interest since 2010. Despite the rising mainstream attention, the comic book industry remains largely dominated by white male authors and continues to target a core audience of young white men. And while there are several strong female characters in mainstream comics, they are frequently written (and drawn) for men by other men, and the authenticity of women’s perspectives is often missing.
In this exhibition, librarians highlight a handful of women-authored comic books and graphic novels held by the UCSB Library. In these autobiographies and superhero fantasies, women take power over their own narratives and make rich, diverse, substantive contributions to the wild, wonderful world of comics.
Most titles featured are available for checkout in the Comics Collection, located on 1st Floor inside the Art & Architecture Collection.