Regine Sawyer and the Women in Comics Collective are Changing the Game…One Panel at a Time
A few months ago, I was listening to a podcast and heard Regine Sawyer share that she owned a comic book company that employed all female artists … mainly of color.
That got my attention.
Then, she went on to say that she also started an organization dedicated to giving a voice to women who work in the comic book industry and helping them better brand themselves and promote their projects.
I stopped what I was doing and turned up the volume.
The organization turned out to be the Women in Comics NYC Collective International, which Sawyer started in May of 2012 when she was asked to host a Women in Comics Panel at Bronx Heroes Comic Con by the organizer and founder, Ray Felix. According to Sawyer, the panel was so impactful and resonated so well with the audience members, that word spread and other shows and community organizations requested her to bring similar panel discussions to their events.