Here’s a cool-looking new webcomic: Decrypting Rita by Egypt Urnash.
According to my old pal Thomas Blue (a visually striking artist in his own right), Egypt has an animation background, did some work at Spumco, and she might include some NSFW scenes later so be warned […or maybe not; see correction in comments].
I like the fact that Egypt does all her artwork in Adobe Illustrator. Haven’t seen many artists do that since Demian5’s legendary When I Am King.
I also appreciate the screen-shaped pages, but, y’know… We won’t go into that rant right now.
Just wondering, those of you who watch these things like me: Have we passed the point where new interesting cartoonists are now more likely to be women than men?
If the ranks of comics pros ever get to 50% is there any chance we might just keep going?
I, for one, wouldn’t mind a bit.
Update: Found Egypt’s personal site and at least one of her biographical details sheds an interesting new light on my crossing-fifty-percent comment above. Needless to say, Egypt’s case is not typical, though not unique either.