The Cranklet's Chronicle - Women, Baseball and Social Change in America is creating Comics about baseball
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I've been a baseball fan ever since I was a kid and for just as long I'd bought into the standard narrative about baseball - that women don't do much in the sport except as fans. I created this series of comics to reveal that yes, women have always been involved in baseball - and even more interesting, they have often been key players at incredibly important moments of social change. The first issue of Cranklet's Chronicle tells the story of America's shift from cities to suburbs - and how this would have destroyed the sport in New York City if a certain Whitney heiress hadn't stepped in. Issue 2 follows Hall of Famer Effa Manley from a Philadelphia slum to the heights of black baseball - just as the desegregation of the Brooklyn Dodgers was about to change baseball, and America, forever.
Please support me as I start creating the third issue of Cranklet's Chronicle, this time telling the story of women players in the early days of the sport - and the backlash to their presence as baseball became the "national pastime."


Tiers
Cranklet in training
$1 or more per month

Every month I will send all of the cranklets-in-training a fact I have unearthed about women in baseball, accompanied by a small digital drawing related to this fact! This is a fun way of learning about the role of women in the sport. 

Batter Up
$5 or more per month

Come along for the ride on my research! I will share one video per month describing a key book or resource that I've found particularly useful as I tell this story. 

Ballgirl
$8 or more per month

I will send you PDF copies of my two issues created to date.  Also, as I create issue 3 you  will receive exclusive sketchbook access as I discover more of the  players in this real-life drama. We'll do a monthly sketch mailout of at  least 5 pages of sketchbook art.

Ballgirl Plus
$10 or more per month

I will send you physical copies of my two issues created to date, signed and drawn in (or not, as you prefer!). Also, as I create issue 3 you will receive exclusive sketchbook access as I discover more of the players in this real-life drama. We'll do a monthly sketch mailout of at least 5 pages of sketchbook art. 

Baseball Penpal
$50 or more per month only 2 left

Every month you will receive a one-of-a-kind 4x6" baseball postcard sent to you anywhere in the world (don't worry, it will be in an envelope so it is less likely to be damaged!) . Also, as I create issue 3 you  will receive exclusive sketchbook access as I discover more of the  players in this real-life drama. We'll do a monthly sketch mailout of at  least 5 pages of sketchbook art.

I've been a baseball fan ever since I was a kid and for just as long I'd bought into the standard narrative about baseball - that women don't do much in the sport except as fans. I created this series of comics to reveal that yes, women have always been involved in baseball - and even more interesting, they have often been key players at incredibly important moments of social change. The first issue of Cranklet's Chronicle tells the story of America's shift from cities to suburbs - and how this would have destroyed the sport in New York City if a certain Whitney heiress hadn't stepped in. Issue 2 follows Hall of Famer Effa Manley from a Philadelphia slum to the heights of black baseball - just as the desegregation of the Brooklyn Dodgers was about to change baseball, and America, forever.
Please support me as I start creating the third issue of Cranklet's Chronicle, this time telling the story of women players in the early days of the sport - and the backlash to their presence as baseball became the "national pastime."


Recent posts by The Cranklet's Chronicle - Women, Baseball and Social Change in America

Tiers
Cranklet in training
$1 or more per month

Every month I will send all of the cranklets-in-training a fact I have unearthed about women in baseball, accompanied by a small digital drawing related to this fact! This is a fun way of learning about the role of women in the sport. 

Batter Up
$5 or more per month

Come along for the ride on my research! I will share one video per month describing a key book or resource that I've found particularly useful as I tell this story. 

Ballgirl
$8 or more per month

I will send you PDF copies of my two issues created to date.  Also, as I create issue 3 you  will receive exclusive sketchbook access as I discover more of the  players in this real-life drama. We'll do a monthly sketch mailout of at  least 5 pages of sketchbook art.

Ballgirl Plus
$10 or more per month

I will send you physical copies of my two issues created to date, signed and drawn in (or not, as you prefer!). Also, as I create issue 3 you will receive exclusive sketchbook access as I discover more of the players in this real-life drama. We'll do a monthly sketch mailout of at least 5 pages of sketchbook art. 

Baseball Penpal
$50 or more per month only 2 left

Every month you will receive a one-of-a-kind 4x6" baseball postcard sent to you anywhere in the world (don't worry, it will be in an envelope so it is less likely to be damaged!) . Also, as I create issue 3 you  will receive exclusive sketchbook access as I discover more of the  players in this real-life drama. We'll do a monthly sketch mailout of at  least 5 pages of sketchbook art.