75 Responses to “Lyudmila Pavlichenko”

  1. W. Krishnamurti

    Oh let me guess!! Is it Lyudmila Pavlichenko?!?!?!?!

  2. Maus Merryjest

    I love this series- any chance we’ll see Ada Lovelace, Princess of Parallelograms, anytime soon? Or George Sand? Or even Maddalena Casulana?

    I’ll shut up now :p

  3. Jason Porath

    One of those three is in the book. :)

    And sadly, “Princess of Parallelograms” was a phrase coined by Lord Byron to describe Ada’s mom, not Ada herself.

  4. Maus Merryjest

    True. I figured that since her mother would have graduated to queen, Ada would be the next princess in line :l

  5. Jason Porath

    Check the footnotes, it’s linked.

  6. Sören Koch

    The movie is available in Amazon Video in Germany, in German and Russian. It was advertised as one of ten (?) movies that could be rented for 99 cent in May, that’s how I found it. I liked the movie, it seems to be quite close to the known facts, as they are depicted here as well.

  7. Lauren Hyman

    I stumbled across this story in my Facebook feed and decided to pull it up at work and read it. Needless to say I have just spent roughly 3 hours reading random RP stories. I have so many comments but I will summarize into just one. Thank you! I know this site has to be so time consuming for you and so grueling but it is AMAZING work and I am so pumped to read about these BAMF women of history. You have compiled their stories into exciting, informative, and not dull narratives. Your artwork is gorgeous and I LOVE your art notes to help show the subtleties you included that referenced the stories. This is my new favorite thing and I cannot wait to share with others. Please keep up the good work; and consider setting up a paypal tip page so we can help to support you, especially since you have graciously not added pestering ads.

  8. Anvitii Rai

    This was my first RP story. I read it yesterday.
    And now I’m literally hooked onto your blog.

    These stories are not just stories, but inspirations, especially to a young woman like me who is struggling to get herself taken seriously (anything radical I say is brushed off by saying I sound “too feminist”). It gives me hope that if these women managed to be badasses in their own time, there is hope for me as well.

    Please continue with these wonderful stories. I will be waiting for more.

    PS: As a historical figure, Rani Lakshmibai from my country India was a thorough badass, and so was Razia Sultan. It’d be lovely to see their depiction by you.

  9. Jason Porath

    One is on the list, the other is in the book. :)

  10. Jason Porath

    It’s part of the plan for when I get a sec (and am not having free time eaten by going to weddings). In the meantime, keep an eye out for the book, coming out October 25 in the States!

  11. Anvitii Rai

    Oh! Wonderful :)

  12. Hattori

    Thanks for the story

    Amazing woman

  13. Jason Porath

    Holy crap, I’d missed this! Thank you!

  14. Eber Kusen

    What a Story!!!

  15. samira otu

    you have a real gift sir. feels like i was there when she was doing all of that

  16. Jason Porath

    Yes – a fact I mention explicitly in the entry.

  17. Марія Дмитрієва

    didn’t see it.
    way too used to foreigners calling everyone Ukrainian Russian and the Soviet Union Russia.

  18. Schadenfreude

    I was wondering if you would do a post on Sappho…

  19. Sarah Pusteblume

    Oh gosh, another comic I have to get my American friend to send to me!

  20. Kawaii Bunny

    Omg i am so happy that i learned about this,this just shows that not being forced into learning history is ok.Because i learned all about this by myself because i wanted to.

  21. sogni

    “Do you use face powder?”
    “Do you curl your hair?”
    “Aren’t you worried your uniform makes you look fat?”

    How dare they ask Pavlichenko these questions? How. Dare. They.

    Anyways, what a great series. Definitely following.

  22. Daal

    A great story terrifically told! Thank you so much!

  23. Nghi Dang

    Thank you for the post! It was such a funny moment when I started to think about feminism earlier today, and I found this blog site now. This is not to assume your blog is all about feminism, but it was an interesting connection for me. I learnt something new and really valuable! :)

  24. Jane

    The best one yet.

  25. Rachel McKee

    I am hooked on your blog. This story was amazing and the illustrations are captivating.

  26. Jason Porath

    As I say in the article… :)

  27. SimoneNonvelodico

    Yeah, Ada would be more “Princess of Algorithms” I’d reckon :D. Awesome one, as a colleague I find her writings really stunning for the amount of sheer vision they demonstrate (though she already has ample comic book coverage in the amazing “The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace & Babbage”).

  28. Kevin Ferrell

    The strips of cloth where likely wind indicators more than a distraction. Showing how hard the wind is blowing in a certain direction at a known distance.

  29. Gert Sønderby

    The Enchantress of Numbers, according to Babbage.

  30. jeipi

    she considered herself Russian.

  31. Erick Souza

    Viva Stalin! Viva CCCP!

  32. Nicolas Flamme

    Well, most of them were probably civilians, in a country that hasn’t been bombed for the entire duration of the war.

  33. Nicolas Flamme

    So at one point, she shot the German soldier’s leg, so other would rush to his help and become targets?

    Man, that was truly cruel. But then, alas, what wasn’t cruel, on the Eastern Front?

  34. Austen


  35. USAF Greatness

    sounds like some pretty awesome soviet propaganda

  36. Anthony Jackson

    Sevastopol was basically a Russian military colony. I thought she was ethnically Russian. Though -enko family names are more often Ukrainian or Belarusian than not, right, Dmitryeva?

  37. Anthony Jackson

    The film portrays her practically conscripted into service after a chance shooting at a gun range. So that was artistic license on the Russians’ part, then?

  38. Марія Дмитрієва

    if you have beef with my surname — my family is Belarusian and my grandfather dropped his actual surname for this one to throw off the Soviet special service after the revolution. and if you want to argue with a Ukrainian on the Ukrainian history you better read on it.

  39. Argento Dei

    Pearl Harbor?

  40. SUOMI

    Simo häyhä was way cooler and better!

  41. Jason Porath

    The story of Simo Hayha is that of a video game high score. It lacks anything resembling human character. It is sad and telling that this is what appeals to you.