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.”
so I’ve been thinking a lot lately about armor for people with curves and big breasts, and a trend I’ve noticed among “anti-boobplate” circles where the positive examples highlighted tend to work best for people with flat or smaller chests. It’s definitely a conversation we should be having, since most boobplate looks ridiculous, and as it’s been pointed out by many, many people all mostly quoting the same article, could kill you if you fell forward. However, I worry sometimes that people take these arguments to their logical extremes, and lump breasts and curves in with the problem, or make boring outfits in the name of “practicality.”
So I wanted to draw some armor that is at least believable, if not practical, and works with a curvy figure without sexualizing it. Would this actually work in real life as real armor? Probably not? But I’m not sure that’s the most important thing to focus on, unless you’re making a gritty, realistic, historically-accurate work. For fantasy? COOLNESS is what counts. I’m all for seeing non-sexualized, diverse ladytypes with functional armor, as long as the coolness factor doesn’t get lost!
Sport Science S02E11: World’s Toughest Woman (June/21/2009)
"Gina can land all 8 blows in a blistering 3 seconds. And how much does this maelstrom combine to generate? An amazing 4,800 pounds of force. That’s like a North Pacific giant octopus pounding you with all 8 of it’s arms. Translation: In 3 seconds, Gina could brake your ribs, give you a concussion, shatter your nose, rupture your spleen, cause internal bleeding, and put you down for the count."
but women can’t be superheroes
Hey it’s Gina Carano.
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.