Escher Girl Challenge

Escher Girls: A mixed bag of scoliosis

Sorry it’s been a bit since I posted more fabulously illogical poses for women but hey, you can get your fix now. First of all, poor Psylocke, AGAIN. Her unknown superpower is having the spine of an al dente noodle, with legs to match. Next, Spider-Woman. Because that’s DEFINITELY how clothes fit. (And if they…… Continue reading Escher Girls: A mixed bag of scoliosis

Artist Features

An Artist a Week: Christian Ward

Week 11: Christian Ward “The Kiss” Find his portolios on his website. Christian Ward caught my eye only a few days ago with the cover of his book with Matt Fraction, ODY-C (a genderbent, psychadelic, scifi take on Homer’s Odyssey). I haven’t bought that yet but I will very very soon and in the meantime…… Continue reading An Artist a Week: Christian Ward

Artist Features

Comix Creator Feature: Merriam (“Star Seed Dreamer”)

  “My name is Merriam (@Starkillerarts on twitter) and my online handle is Star Seed Dreamer. I’m a 25 year old lesbian living primarily in the midwest. I post most of my comics on tapastic and I also have a tumblr where I post pretty much everything I draw.” What do you do? (Write, draw,…… Continue reading Comix Creator Feature: Merriam (“Star Seed Dreamer”)

Female Creators Project

Female creators: a(nother!) new series

Because I’m an ambitious, curious thing and I think it’s worth telling, I’m going to start a series of profiles/interviews with female comic creators (writers, artists, publishers etc.). I’ve already got an overwhelming response and expect it to pick up even more as I start publishing them. Who knows, it may even end up the…… Continue reading Female creators: a(nother!) new series

Personal · Research · SDCC

Nerd Culture and criticism: “if you don’t like it, leave”

This is as much a personal post as it is a post about research, nerd culture, comics, or anything else. Carry on. — Listen. It shouldn’t come as any surprise to people that nerd culture and those most vocal in it can be a bit…touchy.  (And yes, here, I’m totally talking about male nerds.) It’s…… Continue reading Nerd Culture and criticism: “if you don’t like it, leave”

Artist Features

An Artist a Week: Jimenna “Jiji” Carrasco

  Week 10: Jimenna “Jiji” Carrasco “Full Crow Moon” (2016) (Amazing Half Moon follow-up here!) (Find her on Twitter, Etsy, InPrnt, or her website.) Jiji is a twitter find that works freelance in the comic and book illustration industry. Some of her common themes of work are comic/cartoon girls, witches, mermaids, and pieces focusing on fashion. She works…… Continue reading An Artist a Week: Jimenna “Jiji” Carrasco

Feminism · Research

Operational definitions, drawing lines, and what really counts as “objectification”

My research side of my SDCC project is for the most part (97% done, just a few tweaks here and there) and the results are being compiled, analyzed, put into pretty color-coded charts and what have you. While doing my research and creating my coding sheets, however, I ran into some thought-provoking questions about my…… Continue reading Operational definitions, drawing lines, and what really counts as “objectification”