Over on her blog, Valerie D’Orazio announces that as of January she will no longer be running Friends of Lulu, the organization formed to promote women in comics. Instead, she’ll be putting her efforts toward a new organization called “Comics are for Everyone.”
Spinning off of my “Comics Revolution” mailing list, the five goals of Comics Are For Everyone are:
1. Return Comics To The Masses
2. Create Tomorrow’s Heroes & Icons
3. Increase Opportunities For Comic Creators
4. Eradicate Sexism/Racism/Homophobia/Ageism in Comics
5. Give Back To The World
It’s pretty hard to argue with any of those; it probably makes much more sense to put energy into an inclusive group in a time when everyone has somewhat equal access.
The 2010 Lulu Awards will go forward…after that, D’Orazio encourages anyone who wants to pick up FoL or its goals and move forward.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.