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”