If you didn’t think women in comics were having a big enough moment to begin with, the delightfully ambitious folks over at Kazoo are coming through in a big way for you. From the creators of the award-winning Kazoo Magazine and Knopf Books for Young Readers comes a perfectly-timed, positive, and righteously fun graphic novel, Noisemakers: 25 Women Who Raised Their Voices & Changed the World; an anthology showcasing the lives of 25 women whose accomplishments left their mark on history forever due out February 4th, 2020.

Noisemakers will mark the first ever book from Kazoo — the quarterly, indie print magazine aimed towards girls ages 5-12. But don’t let the age range fool you! Some of the most dynamic and acclaimed contemporary cartoonists (including Emil Ferris, Alitha E. Martinez, Rosemary Valero-O’Connel’, Lucy Knisley, and many more!) are the people making these stories happen, so feel to enjoy yourself no matter what age you may be.

“What sets Kazoo apart is that we celebrate girls for being smart, strong, fierce and true to themselves, and everything we do supports that mission,” said Editor-in-Chief and founder Erin Bried in a comment. “Plus, it’s just really fun to read.”

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If this isn’t enough to entice you, below you can find a full list of creators contributing to this incredible anthology and — bonus! — a self portrait of each one! (Don’t worry, though. If you can wait until February 4th, these are included in the book, too!)

Mary Shelley by Emil Ferris (My Favorite Thing is Monsters)

Hallie Daggett by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me)


Josephine Baker by Alitha E. Martinez (Black Panther: World of Wakanda)

Julia Child by Lucy Knisley (Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos)

Hedy Lamarr by Sarah Winifred Searle (Sincerely, Harriet)

Jeanne Baret by Lucy Bellwood (Baggywrinkles: a Lubber’s Guide to Life at Sea)

Wangari Maathai by Brittney Williams (Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat!)

Raye Montague by Yao Xiao (Everything Is Beautiful, And I’m Not Afraid)

Eleanor Roosevelt by Emily Flake (Lulu Eightball)

Bessie Coleman by Shannon Wright (Betty Before X)

Ida Lewis by Rebecca Mock (Compass South)

Rosa Parks by Ashley A. Woods (Tomb Raider: Survivor’s Crusade)

Eugenie Clark by Maris Wicks (Primates)

Mary Anning by Little Corvus (The Bridge: How the Roeblings Connected Brooklyn to New York)

Caroline Herschel by Chan Chau (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Sirens)

Emily Warren Roebling by Kiku Hughes (Displacement)

Madam C. J. Walker by K. L. Ricks (Naima)

Annie Londonderry by Kat Leyh (Lumberjanes)

Maria Tallchief by Weshoyot Alvitre (Alice Sixkiller)

Junko Tabei by MariNaomi (Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories)

Frida Kahlo by Naomi Franquiz (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl)

Maya Angelou by Shauna J. Grant (Princess Love Pon)

Kate Warne by Molly Brooks (Sanity & Tallulah)

Nelly Bly by Jackie Roche (Escape from Syria)

Mother Jones by Sophie Goldstein (House of Women)


Noisemakers will be available at all good retailers as of February 4th, 2020.

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