Comic Book Pros Unite to Salute and Inspire in FEMME MAGNIFIQUE


Crafted by writers and artists who have been inspired by 30 trailblazers of yesterday and today, FEMME MAGNIFIQUE features stories about women from the worlds of pop music, politics, art, and science. From astronauts and archaeologists to muckrakers and mathematicians, FEMME MAGNIFIQUE will stimulate and educate.

Originally conceived by Shelly Bond, former Executive Editor of Vertigo Comics, Bond explains that “the idea came about immediately after the election. It was the perfect time to take a missed opportunity for women and channel our collective energy into something insightful, full of positivity, that we can pass on to future generations. FEMME MAGNIFIQUE is a graphic novel anthology designed to salute not only the fearless women who toppled the status quo, but also the outstanding writers and artists who infuse their personal stories of ambition and discovery onto the comic book page.”

Along with Shelly Bond, FEMME MAGNIFIQUE’s stories are being curated by Hi-Fi Colour Design founders Kristy Miller and Brian Miller. The husband-and-wife team are no strangers to working with top-tier talent in the comic book industry. Kristy tells us, “We have been lucky enough to work with amazing creators for years, and now we have this opportunity to come together and showcase women in a variety of ways. It takes the support of both men and women to help move women to the forefront, their rightful, equal place.”


FEMME MAGNIFIQUE is being created by acclaimed and best-selling comic book writers and artists including:

  • Michael and Laura Allred (iZombie, Madman),
  • David Barnett (Calling Major Tom, The Guardian)
  • Marguerite Bennett (Animosity, InSEXts)
  • Corinna Bechko (Star Wars, Invisible Republic),
  • Aditya Bidikar (The Skeptics),
  • Philip Bond (Kill Your Boyfriend, The Invisibles),
  • Tamra Bonvillain Doom Patrol, Moon Girl, Devil Dinosaur),
  • Chuck Brown (Rotten Apple),
  • Paige Braddock (Jane’s World, Stinky Cecil),
  • Mark Buckingham (Fables) and Irma Page,
  • Mike Carey (Lucifer, The Girl with All the Gifts),
  • Cecil Castellucci (Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure, Shade, The Plain Janes),
  • Elsa Charretier (Harley Quinn),
  • Johnnie Christmas (Angel Catbird),
  • Jamie Coe (Art Schooled),
  • Tyler Crook (Harrow County),
  • Rob Davis (The Motherless Oven, Doctor Who),
  • Kelly Sue DeConnick (Bitch Planet, Pretty Deadly),
  • Ming Doyle (Girl Over Paris, The Kitchen),
  • Chynna Clugston-Flores (Blue Monday)
  • Kelly Fitzpatrick (Shade, the Changing Girl, Bitch Planet),
  • Chynna Clugston-Flores (Blue Monday, Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy Crossover),
  • Tess Fowler (Rat Queens),
  • Tee Franklin (Nailbiter: The Outfit, Love Is Love)
  • Karrie Fransman (Death of An Artist, The House that Groaned),
  • Kieron Gillen (Star Wars: Darth Vader, The Wicked + The Divine),
  • Che Grayson (Rigamo)
  • Sanford Greene (Power Man Iron Fist),
  • Peter Gross (Lucifer, The Unwritten),
  • Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets),
  • Betsy Houlton (New York Daily News),
  • Megan Hutchison (Rockstars),
  • Tini Howard (The Skeptics),
  • Lucy Knisley (Relish, Something New),
  • Eugenia Koumaki (Womanthology),
  • Teddy Kristiansen (It’s A Bird, The Sandman),
  • Alisa Kwitney (Token, Convergence: Batgirl, Till the Fat Lady Sings)
  • Sonny Liew (The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, Doctor Fate),
  • Shawn Martinbrough (Luke Cage Noir, Thief of Thieves),
  • Shawn McManus (Fables, The Sandman)
  • Leah Moore (Albion),
  • Kristy Miller (Birds of Prey),
  • Brian Miller (Harley Quinn, Star Wars, Ziggy Stardust),
  • Hope Nicholson (The Secret Loves of Geek Girls),
  • Laurie Penny (The Guardian),
  • Rori! (100 Women/100 Days) and Gibson Twist (Pictures of You),
  • Jim Rugg (Street Angel, The Plain Janes),
  • Steven T. Seagle (It’s A Bird, Big Hero 6)
  • Paula 7bergen (Window Pains, contributor to Bust),
  • Alison Sampson (Winnebago Graveyard, Jessica Jones),
  • Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin),
  • Gail Simone (Batgirl, Clean Room),
  • Jill Thompson (Wonder Woman: The True Amazon, Scary Godmother),
  • Matt Wagner (Grendel),
  • Gerard Way (Doom Patrol, My Chemical Romance)
  • Maris Wicks (Science Comics),
  • Annie Wu (Black Canary)
  • Ron Wimberly (Prince of Cats),
  • Marley Zarcone (Shade, the Changing Girl)
  • and more to be announced…


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FEMME MAGNIFIQUE is a 100+ page full-color, hardcover graphic novel anthology delivering 30 short stories about powerful women throughout history and in the here and now.


SHELLY BOND has been driven to edit, crush deadlines and innovate since 1988. To date she has edited 950+ comic books and graphic novels by international superstars and novices. She wields red pens and tap shoes with equal aplomb.

KRISTY and BRIAN MILLER are the founders of Hi-Fi Colour Design and the authors of several art instruction books including Hi-Fi Color for Comics. Kristy is an archaeologist, college instructor, and runs the business aspects of Hi-Fi. In addition to his duties as creative director and a comic book color artist at Hi-Fi, Brian is also an illustrator of officially licensed pop-culture propaganda posters.

FEMME MAGNIFIQUE © & ™ 2017 Hi-Fi Colour Design, LLC. All Rights Reserved.


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