Women now regularly run for the highest offices in the land, BUT turn the channel and we’re bombarded with Teen Moms and Real Housewives. Women can have any career they want, BUT they still have to contend with the tick tick tock of their biological clocks when it comes to their love lives. Of course, these days women can also choose not to have children at all, BUT will they really ever be truly fulfilled if they don’t? We know what we’re supposed to do if a guy turns out to be “not that into you,” BUT what if he is? What do we really mean when we start a sentence with the disclaimers, “I’m not a feminist BUT…” or “I am 100% a feminist BUT…”
”What do our great big “BUTS…” say about where things stand between the sexes in the 21st Century?
The Big Feminist BUT is a black and white comics anthology, featuring stories by: Charlie Jane Anders (Editor, io9.com), Gabrielle Bell (The Voyeurs, Lucky, Regular Best American Comics Contributor), Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son, Chronicle Books), Emily Flake (The New Yorker, Lulu Eightball), Shaenon Garrity (Narbonic, Skin Horse),Hillary Florido (Regular Show, Two-time Best American Comics Notable Comics Recipient), Justin Hall (No Straight Lines, Fantagraphics), Josh Neufeld (A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge, Pantheon), Sarah Oleksyk (Regular Show, 2012 Eisner nominee for Ivy, Oni Press), Vanessa Davis (Make Me a Woman, Drawn & Quarterly), Ron Rege (Cartoon Utopia, Fantagraphics), Lauren Weinstein (Girl Stories, Henry Holt & Co.), Trevor Alixopulos (Hot Breath of War, Mine Tonight, Sparkplug Comic Books), Andrice Arp (Regular MOME Contributor, Fantagraphics), Liz Baillie (Freewheel, My Brain Hurts, Microcosm Press), Ric Carrasquillo, Abby Denson (City Sweeth Tooth, Dolltopia, Green Candy Press), Barry Deutsch (Hereville, Amulet Books), Suzanne Kleid (NPR, The Believer Magazine), Beth Lisick (Everybody into the Pool, Helping Me Help Myself, William Morrow Paperbacks), Stina Lofgren (Contributing Illustrator/Author to The New York Times and Galago/Ordfront Magazine), Ulli Lust (Today is the Last Day of the Rest of your Life, Electrocomics), MariNaomi (Kiss and Tell, Harper Perennial), MK Reed (Americus, First Second Books), Corrine Mucha (2012 Ignatz Winner for The Monkey in the Basement and Other Delusions), Shannon O'Leary (Regular contributor to The Beat and Publishers Weekly, Pet Noir, Manic D Press), Virginia Paine (Sparkplug Comic Books, publisher), Kai Pfeiffer (Electrocomics, Publisher), Mark Pritchard (Too Beautiful and Other Stories, Cleis Press), Joan Reilly (Hi-Horse, Alternative Comics, The Pekar Project, Smithmag.net), Jesse Reklaw (The Night of Your Life, Dark Horse Comics), Kat Roberts (Act-i-vate), Lisa Ullmann (The Ricky Gervais Show), Angie Wang (Contributing Illustrator to The New Yorker and The New York Times), Jen Wang (Koko Be Good, First Second Books), Dylan Williams (Sparkplug Comic Books), Sari Wilson (Pushcart Prize Nominee), Andi Zeisler (Editor and Co-founder, Bitch Magazine)