comic studies · Feminism · Independent publishing · Nerd Culture

Monstrous Women in Comics: Modern Webcomic Creators

Recently, I wrote about the history of women in webcomics and a little bit about why they were so revolutionary and empowering. Now I thought I’d gather a list of some good webcomics done by femmes for people to enjoy! Many of these are great testaments to the power of a good story in an uncensored…… Continue reading Monstrous Women in Comics: Modern Webcomic Creators

Comic news · Feminism · Nerd Culture · SDCC

San Diego Comic Con (Part 2?) – Let’s Talk About Women

(Read part 1 here.) So, if you read my first SDCC post, you’ll know I spent a lot of time talking about representation in the nerdy fields. I attended panels, spoke on another, and presented research on the subject. San Diego Comic Con, overall, was pretty positive for women this year, despite some shitty occurrences.…… Continue reading San Diego Comic Con (Part 2?) – Let’s Talk About Women

comic studies · Feminism · Nerd Culture · Personal · Queer comics · SDCC

San Diego Comic Con (part 1?)

I got back late Monday night from my second Comic Con International and my first time being a presenter. I was on one panel, presented research, bought way too much art (more on that in another post with photo evidence) and met INCREDIBLE people. I walked away inspired to tears many times over. I also…… Continue reading San Diego Comic Con (part 1?)

comic journalism · Feminism

Comic: Rape culture, victim blaming, and the lies we hear

I’ve been working alongside good friend and very talented artist Lily Franklin to create a teaching comic about rape culture, victim blaming, myths in our culture, and how to fix it. It’s been an adventure, for sure. I’ve gotten advice from three great comic writers and revised the layout of this thing more times than I…… Continue reading Comic: Rape culture, victim blaming, and the lies we hear

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”

Escher Girl Challenge · Feminism

Escher Girl Challenge: Let’s try it ourselves!

I’ve talked about the Escher Girl challenge before but Buzzfeed beat me to the punch on doing anything as crazy as trying the poses myself. They had staff try the poses, report the results, then photoshop the pics to make them look like the pictures. There’s a video and an interactive slide feature to compare the real photo to…… Continue reading Escher Girl Challenge: Let’s try it ourselves!

Feminism

Sexual violence in comics: a short post about a huge issue

[obvious trigger warnings for sexual violence from here on out, everyone.] Previously, I wrote a blog post about the horrifying events of Avengers #200 and Carol Danvers’ rape/impregnation/mind control/falling in love with her rapist-son. The whole thing is horrendous and there has been plenty of backlash said about it. What I’ve discovered in forging on through my…… Continue reading Sexual violence in comics: a short post about a huge issue

Body positivity · Comic news · Feminism

The most Valiant effort: Record-breaking Faith and REAL body positivity

Excuse the cheesy title, but this is just a quick (maybe short!) post to celebrate something very exciting: Valiant Comic’s Faith (also known by her superhero alias Zephyr of the Harbingers) has broken a record in her 4-part miniseries for being the fastest comic to go to a third printing in comic history. For those,…… Continue reading The most Valiant effort: Record-breaking Faith and REAL body positivity