Hi! I’m not sure if you’ve heard of Women on Waves, a service that sails a ship to countries with restrictive abortion laws and takes women out into international waters in order to perform safe medical abortions. A doc about it is premiering at SXSW this week, and I’m helping the director. Would you signal boost my post about the project? These women are warriors!
When the first cover for Justice League United #1, by Gene Ha, was revealed, however, the character was nowhere to be seen. And several folks were disappointed to see a cast that was, well, very not diverse.
The variant cover by Gene Ha didn’t look any more diverse, either.
But that second cover is actually going to look different and diverse when it hits the stands.
A fantasy adventure series following the exploits of the wild young princess, Bold Riley, as she explores the world of The Coin.
I definitely don’t thank my tumblr followers enough for the role they play in keeping me afloat as an artist. You guys are the ones who promote my work, buy my prints, and encourage me to keep on keeping’ on. I owe you so much and I am grateful for each and every one of you.
So it is my ABSOLUTE PLEASURE to announce the Bold Riley Vol. 2 Kickstarter! If you’ve read volume one, then you know what a worthwhile story it is… and if you haven’t, then now is a great time to familiarize yourself with Riley’s world.
THIS KICKSTARTER IS FOR THE ARTISTS. Bold Riley is already attached to a publisher, so printing and distribution costs are taken care of… so the funding is to help pay the artists (myself included) for their hard work.
So please consider funding or signal boosting… you’ll be directly helping me pay my bills, that’s for sure!
It’s a good read so go take a look. She notes that Wonder Woman is not pervasive as a role model for girls in pop culture is absolutely true. She hasn’t had a TV show in 35 year; has never a big screen movie; she has had not ever had a kid friendly comics that focus exclusively on her. And there are so few kid’s toys that feature Wonder Woman that I have written entire posts on them when they show up. By contrast if I did that for, say, Batman there would be an entire blog devoted to it. Oh wait, there is one.
And I absolutely agree with the writer’s concern about her daughter not caring about Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman is a great character for girls - powerful, wise, smart and, when written correctly, one who chooses peace over war and love over hate. One who fights for good and equality. Plus she has an invisible plane. Who wouldn’t want to be like her?
Obviously this little girl does.
So I have to ask, “so why isn’t there a Wonder Woman all-ages comic?”
I've been reading your post about Lucas' "romantization" of Padme's strained relationship with Anakin. May I suggest that you check out my post "2. Padme Amidala" in the December section of my archives.
The post in question is here, for those who are curious. Unfortunately, I’m gonna have to disagree with you on this one. I like Padme. I think that the Padme of The Phantom Menace has a lot to offer as a role model for young girls. I think that even the Padme of Attack of the Clones exhibits some amazing qualities that are refreshing to see. Padme as an individual is just absolutely fantastic. Everything about Padme’s relationship to Anakin? It’s awful. Everything about her role in Revenge of the Sith? Atrocious.
Keeping up with all the great female characters in comics on this blog requires more than just one person. That’s why I’m turning to others that want to highlight comics featuring female characters. Today Alistair Stuart takes a look at the new Terminator series, Enemy of My Enemy, which begins this week from Dark Horse. It’s written by Dan Jolly, drawn by Jamal Igle, inked by Ray Snyder, coloured by Moose Baumann and letters are by Nate Piekos.
The story follows Farrow Greene, an off the books (but mostly) CIA agent described as Jolley as ”half Gina Torres, half Gina Carano.” Farrow does the jobs no one wants to admit to needing doing. She’s what TV’s Leverage would call a retrieval specialist, the sort of operative who Bryan Mills from Taken would nod appreciatively at, when he wasn’t punching people very, very hard. The simple fact that Jolley is using an action heroine is welcome, but what makes Farrow extraordinary is how she thinks and how she looks.