Ed Catto: She Made Me Do It! Fangirls Lead The Way at San Diego!

Ed Catto

Ed Catto is an entrepreneur and educator. As the founder of Agendae, Ed helps mid-size companies, start-ups and big brands with innovative strategy and marketing initiatives. As an educator, Ed teaches entrepreneurship at Ithaca College. In the world of Pop Culture, Ed wears many hats: a speaker at comic-conventions, a retropreneur for Captain Action and a manager for Ithacon, the nation’s second longest running comic-con. As an illustrator, he was named 2019 Interior Illustrator of the Year in the Pulp Factory Awards and named a 2019 CNY Emerging Artist. Ed and his family have recently returned to the Finger Lakes.

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4 Responses

  1. Martha Thomases says:

    Thanks for the report. Please don’t confuse the “no girls allowed” crowd with data.

    • Ed Catto says:

      Ha ha- thanks for the support and I hear you, Martha. Of note, I have had some online discussions with some folks, who do have a lot of trouble “getting it”, even when shown the data.

  2. Gregory Parker says:

    Great read. I can say in my household and family, both genders are involved in both reading and following comic-industry media.

  3. Mindy Newell says:

    Great column, Ed! I have to say that back in the dark ages (the 80’s) when I first became a professional writer at DC, I was so innocent of the “old boys club” in the comics world that I had no idea that it was considered–pick one (or two, or all of them)–weird, eccentric, crazy, odd, strange–for a woman to love comics and/or to write them. And I walked around the halls of DC for a very, very long time before it dawned on me that I was “unusual” in any way…besides, there was my editor, Karen Berger, our own Martha Thomases, and other women writers like the great Louise Simonson and the equally great Jo Duffy over at Marvel, just to mention two.

    You want to know how innocent I was? When people–especially younger women–tell me that I was a “glass ceiling” breaker, or that I was an inspiration to them, I used to say “I was?” And not in any make-believe false modesty, either. I just didn’t get it.

    And I am going to continue this in a column. Thanks for the “inspiration,” Ed!