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

Artist Features

Comix Creator Feature: Rebecca Mock

“Rebecca Mock, I’m a 27-year-old freelance illustrator and comic-book artist working in Brooklyn, NY. You can see my illustration work at my website, and most recent work on my tumblr. Follow me @rebeccamock on twitter and instagram.” What do you do?  How did you get started doing that? I work as a freelance illustrator full-time, as well…… Continue reading Comix Creator Feature: Rebecca Mock

Artist Features

Comix Creator Feature: Sophia Parsons Cope

“I’m Sophia Parsons Cope (@Soufex on twitter), a British migrant living in Melbourne, Australia. I make heaps of things, but mostly comics/zines and illustrations. I also co-organise the All Star Women’s Comic Book Club, a monthly social group for female comic fans.” Find her on Tumblr, Etsy, or Patreon. What do you do? (Write, draw, edit,…… Continue reading Comix Creator Feature: Sophia Parsons Cope

Escher Girl Challenge

Escher Girls: Catwoman

I found this amazing article of assorted artists making fun of the above cover, so I felt inspired to delve a little further into Selina’s chiropractic nightmare. There was, of course, the controversy at Catwoman’s introduction to the New 52 lineup, including our sex kitten frolicking literally in her lingerie. Because why draw a catsuit…… Continue reading Escher Girls: Catwoman

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

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”)

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”

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”

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

Feminism

Carol Danvers Deserved Better: Avengers #200

In 1980, Marvel was gearing up to celebrate its 200th issue of the Avengers and writer David Michelinie and then Marvel editor-in-chief Jim Shooter were having a hard time coming up with the proper storyline for the event. What they decided on, featuring Ms. Marvel (now Captain Marvel), Carol Danvers, was one of the most disgusting…… Continue reading Carol Danvers Deserved Better: Avengers #200