Newsletter

Stay up to date with the latest from MAKERS delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up for new stories from trailblazing women, a big dose of inspiration, and exclusive MAKERS content.

Newsletter Confirmation

Thank you for joining! Please check your inbox for our special welcome letter
with exclusive updates from MAKERS.

MAKERS Moment

Real-Life Consequences

Real-Life Consequences

More From Jenette

In this video

Jenette Kahn on the importance of portraying real-life consequences in comic books.

Jenette's Biography

The first artist she was inspired by Matisse

Her favorite superhero Batman

Her most memorable artistic collaboration Milton Glaser

Kahn served as publisher and then president of DC Comics, where she helped the company grow from 35 people (with three women, including herself) to 250 people with women representing one-half of the staff. Under her leadership, DC became the world's largest English-language publisher of comics. Kahn oversaw the production of groundbreaking comics and graphic novels such as The Dark Knight Returns, Watchmen, and Sandman.

Before taking her role at DC Comics, Kahn founded three magazines for young people. First, she started Kids, a publication written and illustrated by kids, for kids. Then in 1973 she created Dynamite for Scholastic, which became the most successful magazine in Scholastic’s history. Her third magazine was called Smash, and she hired famed graphic designer Milton Glaser to be its art director. Kahn graduated from Harvard with honors in art history.

 

Related Videos

Mira Sorvino
Mira Sorvino
Activist & Actor

Mira Sorvino is an award winning actor, mother and an advocate against human trafficking. She was the official ambassador for Amnesty International’s Stop Violence Against Wo...

Valerie Jarrett and The White House Summit on Working Families
Valerie Jarrett and The White House Summit on Working Families
Senior Advisor to President of the United States

This MAKERS Monday headlines with MAKER Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama, and The White House Summit for Working Families. In honor of next week's White Hou...

Sara Ziff
Sara Ziff
Filmmaker & Advocate

At the age of 14, Sara Ziff was walking home from school in New York City, when she was scouted to become a model. Ziff's experiences as a young model eventually fed into a des...

Gong Li
Gong Li
Actor

Gong Li is a Chinese actor from Shandong, China. Li has been credited with bringing Chinese cinema to European and American audiences,, and has received numerous international acco...