During the last few days I’ve been asked about two Wonder Woman items a number of times. The possible new creative team is one and I’ll be putting together some thoughts on that. Second, is my reaction to this post on CBR, "My 10 Year-Old Daughter Couldn’t Care Less About Wonder Woman."
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?”
Dwarf Rogue concept
Playing a Dwarf rogue in dragon age got me thinking about the idea of it and how high agility rogues are not something we associate with dwarves, so I wanted to have a go at drawing one… a lot of my more dynamic ideas and poses really did not translate well to dwarven frame so this one will have to do.
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Helena Bertinelli in Huntress Year One #1
pencil by Cliff Richards
ink by Art Thibert
red sonja by howard chaykin
I really like this naive, optimistic run of Supergirl.
Yeah. This was some good writing and lovely art.
By Urs Buhler and Kelly Phelan
The upcoming queer comic from Boom Studios, Lumberjanes, focuses on a yeti-fighting scout troop in a series described as Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Gravity Falls.
A recut of both official trailers into a single narrative. Sadly the voice-overs didn’t come out sounding good enough to use once they’d had the original background sound filtered out.
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.
An excellent essay on how the Padme of The Phantam Menace was betrayed by the rest prequel trilogy
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg's nonprofit organization, LeanIn.org, has partnered with Getty Images to “to create a line of stock photos that depict mature, professional businesswomen, rather than ones who appear dumb, subservient, sexualized, or sometimes all three at once.”
“One recent study found that only 3% of creative directors are women. In journalism, men continue to fill the majority of top editor roles — and this likely extends to photo editor roles as well. We’ve all seen Mad Men. This isn’t the 1950s, but the advertising industry is not exactly a model for gender equality. None of this is to say that men can’t accurately depict women in visual imagery, but if we’ve learned anything from the research, it’s that gender equality in every industry leads to better and more representative outcomes.”
"The new library of photos shows professional women as surgeons, painters, bakers, soldiers and hunters. There are girls riding skateboards, women lifting weights and fathers changing babies’ diapers.”