75 years ago this year, the iconic Wonder Woman made her star-spangled debut in American comic books. Today, the amazing Amazon is one of a growing pantheon of superheroines in comics, manga and popular culture, with the latest big screen incarnation appearing in DC’s latest blockbuster ‘Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice’.

Now, creators of some of Wonder Woman’s twenty-first century sisters discuss what makes their female characters different and distinctive, and the roles and messages that enable them to speak to present-day readers. Join Aaron Haroon Rashid, creator of ‘Burka Avenger’; ‘Miss Moti’ artist Kripa Joshi; author and comics obsessive Zoe Marriott; and moderator Mike McKenny to explore the new generation of wonder women. Lassos of truth not required.

Contributor

Aaron Haroon Rashid

Aaron Haroon Rashid is an award winning director, producer, social-activist, and singer/composer. As a music star in Pakistan he has a fan following in the millions. Haroon is creator and director of the Emmy-nominated and multi-award-winning Pakistani Animated TV Series ‘Burka Avenger’. He is also the founder of Taazi.com, Pakistan’s first legal music app.

About The Artist

Kripa Joshi

Kripa Joshi is a Nepali artist and the creator of the Miss Moti comics. She studied at the School of Visual Arts with a Fulbright scholarship. Miss Moti is a plump woman who frequently blurs the line between fantasy and reality. She was recently featured in the Comix Creatrix exhibition at the House of Illustration.

About The Authors

Zoe Marriott

First published at just twenty-four, Zoë Marriott has written eight critically acclaimed YA fantasy novels which have earned a USBBY Outstanding International Book listing, a Junior Library Guild Selection and the prestigious Sasakawa Prize. She lives on the English East coast with two cats, a dog, and far too many books.

Mike McKenny

Mike McKenny is the co-author of ‘The Marvel Studios Phenomenon: Inside a Transmedia Universe’. He lives in Bradford, where he works with children and young people in various capacities. He believes that today’s youth will shape tomorrow’s world, and that today’s popular culture is incredibly important to the development of that youth.