Julia Rothman and Wendy MacNaughton launched the best website a few weeks ago, Women Who Draw. It is, as you might imagine, a directory of women who draw. It crashed on the day it first launched because over 1200 people submitted their work – way more than they had initially anticipated. They took down sign ups for awhile to figure out how to make things work better but they are back up now (I submitted today!).
The popularity of the site is a testament to how many amazing women illustrators there are out there – something you wouldn’t necessarily know if you actually look at the names of the majority of illustrators being published.
What an amazing resource – both for people looking to hire women to illustrate and for those of us who just want to bask in the brilliance of a whole bunch of talented ladies. Super psyched that they built this.