WorldCat Identities

Briggs, Pamela Beere

Works: 5 works in 14 publications in 1 language and 263 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Interviews  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction films  Biography 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author of screenplay, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Pamela Beere Briggs
Funny Ladies : A Portrait of Women Cartoonists( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

WHY are so few women in the comics pages? That question becomes even more provocative as we watch four smart and witty role models -- Cathy Guisewite, Nicole Hollander, Lynda Barry and "Brenda Starr's" Dale Messick -- share their creative process. Viewers will find themselves looking at the comics, and the world, in a new way. Entertaining and informative, the cartoonists reveal fascinating relationships with their characters, who say or do exactly what their creators wish they could say or do in real life. Their feisty heroines speak their minds, allowing the cartoonists to explore the power of humor in storytelling. Within a few frames, the cartoonists manage to dig deep and explore a variety of subjects -- childhood dreams and torments, the disarray of domestic life, the elusive nature of self-image, and the power of friendships to restore the spirits. Viewers will see that the comics can communicate unexpected truths about politics, stereotypes, self-esteem, relationships and aging. "POSITIVELY EMPOWERING. A perfect way to inspire discussion about the role of gender in humor, language use, and storytelling." - Professor Veanne Anderson, Department of Psychology, Indiana State University
Women of Mystery: Three Writers Who Forever Changed Detective Fiction( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sara Paretsky, creator of V.I. Warshawski, Sue Grafton, creator of Kinsey Millhone, and Marcia Muller, creator of Sharon McCone, discuss their characters in the locales of the novels: San Francisco, Santa Barbara and Chicago. Explores how they conduct research for their novels and the writing process
Funny ladies : women cartoonists by Pamela Beere Briggs( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Funny ladies : a proposal( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A proposal for the producation of a short film documenting the brief history of comic strips and a discussion of women cartoonists
Mystery Writers( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

When it comes to mystery writing, the who-dunnit is increasingly done by women. Sara Paretsky, author of the V.I. Warshawski series, and others join Kojo to explain how women writers are changing the face of modern detective fiction
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.35 (from 0.31 for Women of M ... to 0.74 for Funny ladi ...)

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