sighs because comic books
continues to read comic books
comics are the best and worst things that ever happened to me
It’s such a great concept, with awesome visuals to go along with it. A teen cop from a high-tech future is sent back to 1986. She’s investigating the Quintum Mechanics megacorporation for crimes against time. As she pieces together the clues, she discovers that the “future”—an alternate reality version of 2013 and the place she calls home—shouldn’t exist at all.
Expect a lot of 80’s, a lot of action, and of course…rocket packs!
hi guys! this is a comic i made for a final in my comics in literature class. we had to do a research paper on a topic we’d discussed in class and then accompany it with a comic with a relevant subject. my paper was about hyper-sexualization of women in comic books, but i decided to broaden it out here as well as personalize it and make myself the subject and discuss something i’ve been subjected to in the convention circuit and on the internet as well as thousands of other women, as well as give a cue to thought about how the comic book industry as well as the video game industry and even just media in general (all of which are male dominated) push such ridiculous pressures onto girls and women.
also, it feels kind of silly to have to add this since i hope it’s obvious, but i am very aware that there are men that don’t subscribe to this attitude, and am incredibly grateful that these issues are brought to light to people other than the ones that are subjected to it.
anyway haha i have literally been staring at this for 9 hours i don’t even know which direction is up anymore. thanks for reading!!!
this is a really good tweet
Everybody take some time out of your day to read one of my favourite comics ever published.
Click-through for the rest.
I forgot to post this, but my nonfiction piece on my experiences with sexism in comic book fandom was published online by the magazine I intern at. It’s been edited a bit since I last posted a draft online. I won an award for this at my university when I published it in a local lit mag.
I really want this piece to get widespread attention so I’m planning on bringing it to other journals, not because it’s great, but because I know the stuff I had said and done to me doesn’t even begin to cover how terribly a lot of lady fans are treated by the industry. In fact, I couldn’t even begin to scratch the surface of what I’ve experienced in this piece- I left out the part where I was repeatedly stalked and harassed over email by some dude, for instance.
A lot of the outside world isn’t aware of sexism and other isms in nerd culture, or think it matters, but it does, because it means women/minorities/anyone not greatly privileged by society can’t even find a safe space in a space that prides itself on being “accepting” and “unique”. It really, really isn’t and I’m not letting them pretend they are. Also, I’m never letting Bill Willingham off the hook for what he said, no matter how much he wants me to. He said it, he needs to own up.
Also I namedrop Sailor Moon (positively) and talk about what happened to Cass, Steph and Babs and what it means.
Half of Uncanny Avengers