Laura Hudson Leaves ComicsAlliance as Editor-in-Chief
By Laura Hudson
As most of you know, I’m the editor-in-chief of ComicsAlliance. I created this site a little over three years ago at the behest of AOL, and because I am a very lucky person, it somehow grew from a weird little blog where I was the sole contributor — an awkward era I in no way encourage you to revisit — to one of the biggest comics sites on the Internet with a staff of enormously talented editors and contributors who have made ComicsAlliance into something so much larger than just me, something shaped and infused with the individual passions and personalities of some pretty amazing people. It has been, without a doubt, the most gratifying professional experience of my life, which is also what makes this the most difficult post I’ve ever written for the site: because it’s the one where I tell you that I’m leaving.
When I first saw this, I was like ‘aw, that’s a bummer.’ But then I read the article, and I thought about it, and now I’m like ‘I’m really, really incredibly sad about this.’ Laura is a huge inspiration to me, and I often look to her courage in the face of sexism, harassment and misogyny when I’m doubting myself. I hope she stays vocal - there are too few female voices in comics news.
In the meantime, CA remains one of my favourite sites, but may I also recommend Ladies Making Comics, DC Women Kicking Ass and The Mary Sue as exceptionally female-friendly places to read comics news?