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Cover to "Lumberjanes" #1 from BOOM!. Cover art by Noelle Stevenson.

Cover to “Lumberjanes” #1 from BOOM!. Cover art by Noelle Stevenson.

Have you ever heard of the Bechdel movie test? It was popularized by Alison Bechdel (famous American cartoonist and graphic novelist) in her comic strip “Dykes to Watch Out For.” In order to pass the Bechdel test, a movie must have: 1) At least two named female characters; 2) Those characters have to talk to each other; 3) Their conversation has to be about something other than a man. You’d be surprised how few movies pass that test, but this applies to more than just movies. I read a lot of comics, and unfortunately most of them also fail the Bechdel test.

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