The thing these mra dinguses screeching at Gail Simone don’t get, is that people TALKING about women in the comic industry is not the same as women being accepted.
"Weh weh weh why do wimmins get special attention just for being girls CREATIVE MERIT IS GENDERBLIND WAAAA"
Uh, the answer is that…
This is something I have been thinking about lately.
I can’t really complain about my position in the industry. I am offered wonderful projects and opportunities, paid well, and treated with respect. I am sure it’s the same for Kelly Sue and Marjorie M Liu.
So when we speak on this topic, it is far more about the next people in line. I want there to be more diversity at the table. I want more people to have the opportunities I am now fortunate enough to have (I will say “have earned,” because it wasn’t easy).
So when someone insults me, who cares? It’s not that important or even interesting. But I don’t want this horseshit to stop the NEXT people who try to break in, I don’t want them to look and say, “Oh, well, I guess I am not welcome here.”
You ARE welcome here, it’s as much your industry as anyone’s.
Last week I wrote this piece for Comic Book Resources about the new Teen Titans #1 cover. The point of the piece was hey, there’s a broad demographic DC *could* be hitting with this book but the cover is certainly not made for that potential demographic. Instead, it’s more of the same-old,…
People are always scared to talk about this, and it needs to be discussed. It takes brave people like Janelle to actually take a stand, and risk becoming a target. It takes the rest of us to say something and have her back.
Please read this if you have any interest or involvement in the comics industry, and fill out her survey!
Getting back into the swing of gesture studies as well,
there were alot of twerking butts in my search for video dance reference. so many butts. almost too many butts.
My noses are pretty bad. definitely more studies needed.
I got introduced to Concept Cookie by a friend and the site’s been helpful to me for getting a foothold back on construction and breaking down shapes. Check out their website here!
Manga Studio has the most amazing brush engine of any drawing app I’ve ever used, but, let’s face it, the default brushes sort of…
Hey guys! :D I’ve been visiting family in China, but my friends and I have also been working on a ~secret~ project. It’s been a lot work for many months but we’re finally ready for the big reveal!
AxoArt is a new platform for artists and fans, by fans. You can share your drawings, discover new art and fanfiction, and meet people who like the same fandoms! Artists and writers can also build their own fan bases with ease :D
AxoArt has a lot of new features in store, such as a highly personalized recommendation system, a live feed to follow artists and writers, high level art theft security, easy social networking features, simultaneous upload to multiple social networking sites, special comic reader and more.
We are excited to bring you the next gen of art sharing and fandom!
Pretty cool! I’m looking forwards to seeing how this goes with time :D
Started a new comic today that will update every Saturday! \o/