The concept of the book began as a Twitter post from artist Renae de Liz, seeking female artists for a charity anthology, The Portland Press Herald reports.
de Liz's call for contributors attracted more than 100 responses and caught the attention of IDW, who picked up the project. Four editors, 80 artists, 47 writers and 10 colourists are currently at work on the volume.
"Everyone was just thrilled with the whole concept and wanted to help however they could," said IDW editor and writer Mariah Huehner.
Womanthology received $109,301 (£67,142) in funding from 2,001 backers on Kickstarter.com. All profits will be donated to charity.
Last month, DC Comics endured fan criticism over the lack of women creators working on its titles. The publisher responded to this, pledging to expand its pool of female writers, artists and characters.
Womanthology: Heroic will be released in December.
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