Drawn (to) independence: female showrunners in contemporary American TV animation

  title={Drawn (to) independence: female showrunners in contemporary American TV animation},
  author={Mihaela Mihailova},
  journal={Feminist Media Studies},
  pages={1009 - 1025}
ABSTRACT This article focuses on three showrunners: Natasha Allegri (Bee and PuppyCat), Shadi Petosky (Danger & Eggs, co-created with Mike Owens), and Rebecca Sugar (Steven Universe). It outlines the ways in which these women—who share a background in independent comics and online art—have taken advantage of emergent online distribution and funding models and the rising influence of fragmented audiences and online fan communities in the post-network era in order to make space for diverse… 


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