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Comics are for men and boys? Think again.28 July 2017 Swipe or tap to read
Holly Ringsell is one of the UK's handful of women comic shop owners.
She fell in love with comics through drawing as a child.
People say, gosh, a woman with a comic shop, and I am like, 'yes, a woman with a comic shop'."
The 1990s was a bad decade for female characters.
"A lot of them ended up chopped up into bits or put in fridges," says Holly.
There are some really great female characters now - personally, my favourites are Batgirl, Squirrel Girl and Jem and the Holograms. "
A lot of women in comics are making contact with each other, creating our own communities and it makes you feel like you are part of a collective.”
I think it is really important that women have strong role models whether on television, in films or in comics."