Meet The Board: Regine Sawyer

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Regine L. Sawyer is an American comics writer, editor, and founder of Women in Comics NYC Collective International.[1] She is the author of The Rippers, Eating Vampires and Ice Witch. She is owner, writer, and creator for Lockett Down Productions, a small press company that employs all-female comic book artists with an emphasis on women of color.[2] She moderated the Women in Comics Panel at San Diego Comic Con in 2017.

Lockett Down Productions Publications was first established in December 2007 by Regine Sawyer. It made its public debut at New York Comic Con in April 2008. Sawyer created this multi-media company to specialize in comic books and promotional apparel.[3] LDP Publications has published several comics: The Rippers, Ice Witch, and Eating Vampires are all written and created by Sawyer.[4]

Women in Comics NYC Collective International or “WinC” is dedicated to giving a voice to women who work in the comic book industry and helping them better brand themselves and promote their projects.[2] Sawyer started this organization in May 2012 after hosting a Women in Comics Panel at Bronx Heroes Comic Con. At the panel, Sawyer recognized a highly underrepresented community of women of color in the comic book industry. WinC stresses being open to all women of any ethnicity, culture or background with the goal of giving a monetary reason to continue in this field.[2] WinC has grown to have more than 100 members and holds workshops and panels all across the country.