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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I'm The New National President of Friends Of Lulu...


Yeah. I'm really stoked. I was going to tell you earlier, but it had to be official.

Friends of Lulu is a 13-year-old non-profit organization that promotes and encourages female readership and participation in the comic book industry. We also promote all-ages comic book material, as our slogan is "Comics Are For Everyone."

We have big things planned. I'm working with a *great* group of people. And I am totally happy & excited & overjoyed.

Please check out the official announcement below. And maybe think about joining or helping us out.

Best,
Val

New Friends of Lulu Board of Directors for 2008.

We're pleased to announce the new Friends of Lulu Board of Directors for 2008, and we are already working hard to create a positive new era for the organization.

President: Valerie D'Orazio
Better known in the Internet as The Occasional Superheroine, Valerie has nearly seven years of comic editing experience, with Valiant/Acclaim and DC, as well as experience in Internet marketing and nonprofit organizations.

Membership Secretary: Nicole Boose
Nicole Boose is an associate editor for Marvel Comics, working with outside clients to create comics for all audiences extending beyond the traditional market, as well as editing the monthly series Cable & Deadpool.

Recording Secretary: Alison Bailey
Alison is a college student hard at work on her first graphic novel.

Treasurer: Marion Vitus
Marion is an illustrator and comic artist who has years of experience in nonprofit volunteering through her work with Girl Scouts. She is the writer and artist of the comic No In-Between on Webcomics Nation.

Vice President, Public Communications: Leigh Dragoon
Leigh is the writer and artist of the fantasy comic By the Wayside, which runs on Girlamatic.com. Leigh is also a Staff Writer for Sequential Tart.

Vice President, Public Relations: Adalisa Zárate
Adalisa is the editor of the Anime y Manga Colección de Luxe Magazine in Mexico city, and the writer and artist of the webcomic The Building.

Expect great things from our new Board of Directors!
Stay tuned for more on www.friends-lulu.org!

31 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I'm sure you'll accomplish great things.

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  2. Also congratulations! This is really cool, and I wish you all the best.

    And while you're at it, could you ask Nicole when Deadpool's getting his own solo book? ^_^ I kid, I kid.

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  3. Congratulations, Val! I guess the charter has room to bend a little vis a vis the requirement about the pres having to be a currently working industry pro, as you've certainly logged enough industry time in your career! Looking forward to seeing more transparency in the organization, particularly in the financial area. If anyone can bring it, you can!

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  4. Congratulations and best wishes for your term of office!
    Also to the other members of the Friends of Lulu board...

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  5. Congratulations, Val!

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  7. Oh yeah! Congratulations! I'm sure you'll do tons of great stuff (Zhinxy stole what I originally wanted to say).

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  8. Yay! This is such good news, I may rejoin!

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  9. SUGOI!! Congrats! Very freaking awesome.

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  10. Congrats, Congrats!

    The Friends of Lulu always come to Cape in Dallas, maybe you'll come this time!

    I am very happy for you and that looks like a very diverse board, which is totally awesome.

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  11. PS> Tell Nicole that if Cable & Deadpool is ending, we NEED, and I mean NEED, a Deadpool/Bob Agent of Hydra book.

    Agency X or something. But I needs me some Bob Agent of Hydra!!!!

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  12. Huzzah! The Friends of Dorothy (of which I am president for life) offer their felcitations.

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  13. Friends of Dorothy, hehehe, I am a member!

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  14. Hooray, and Congrats!

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  15. Congratulations!

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  16. Way to go, Val! Woohoo!

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  17. Congratulations! I think you'll be very well-suited to the post.

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  18. WOOOOOOOOO!!! From everything I've read from you so far, you are the *perfect* person for this job!!!! I'm soooo excited!

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  19. Congrats Val, i know you'll do well. I had my time with FOL but our goals were different. I still believe the industry needs to be more inclusive across the board.

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  20. Congrats, OS!! Keep up the good work.

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  21. Congratulations! That's a great way to spread that positive attitude around. Onward and upward!

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  22. Super congratulations.

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  23. Congratulations! I'm not as familiar with this whole community as most of you are, but I know that that is quite an honor. Seems like you are very well suited to kick some ass in that position :)

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  24. Many congratulations!

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