[brian k vaughan + marcos martin]
In which Bryan Talbot, Mark Buckingham, Steve Craddock and I protested, in comics, something that Margaret Thatcher’s government did.
Clause (later Section) 28 is, I am glad to say, dead.
First published in AARGH! (Artists Against Rampant Government Homophobia!).
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[creator-owned comics are best!]
“The thing about fame is that fame in its current sense had not really existed before the twentieth century. Back in previous eras, even if you were very, very well known, that would perhaps be amongst a thousand people at most, if you were pope or something. In the twentieth century, however, with these massive surges in communication, suddenly a different sort of fame was possible. And I tend to think that what fame has done: it has replaced the sea as the element of choice of adventure for young people.” - alan moore, THE MINDSCAPE OF ALAN MOORE, 2009
centifolia: the sketchbook illustrations of stuart immonen
[came home from another 12-hour day at work. i like my job but it’s little tiring after so long, you know? and i see i’ve a package waiting from me…FROM CANADA!! stuart and kathryn immonen are moving their HQ and are selling bits at awesome prices - all more than worth a second look. help out my favorite canadian comics couple with their move!]
dr manhattan by chip zdarsky (via warren ellis - GUEST INFORMANT: CHIP ZDARSKY’S WATCHMEN 2)
warren ellis says: “Comics creator Chip Zdarsky — dimly related by birth to Canada’s National Post cartoonist and thwarted Toronto mayoral candidate Steve Murray — is currently writing his autobiography, and has very kindly shared a chapter of said tome with me. Herein, he relates the story of the time he was offered the job of creating the WATCHMEN comics sequel.”
[zdarsky = funniest canadian ever!]
ales kot: “Creators – if we won’t stand up and say “This is wrong.”, we might, sooner or later, become collateral damage. SOPA is designed to exchange freedom of every US citizen for profit – to use comics terminology, it’s not quite the Anti-Life equation, but it’s definitely one of its chief elements.
You have the power to change things, or at least create a future that won’t be shadowed by a recollection of doing “wrong things for the right reason” – the bane of human decency. Supporting SOPA is ethically wrong and it can significantly damage your — and your children’s – lives.
This is why I, effective immediately, stop buying all Marvel products.”
MY PADAWAN by frank quitely (via cbr)
Anyway, enough porn. Back to GENDER ISSUES.
Yay gender issues!
This could not be more relevant.
[FUCK THAT BATMAN!!]
[[seriously though: obv none of you have read grant morrison & frank quitely’s BATMAN & ROBIN: quitely’s batman is an athlete, who could maybe exist in the real world. but who cares about the story when we want sailor moon-batman (the strip above talks only of the art, not story content - i’m guessing that’s not important at all).
you know an easy way to avoid all this ridic bullshit? support creators who make things you like. you don’t like the objectification of people in comics? don’t buy those.
what we forget is comics are aimed at young straight males…not everyone else. want realistic physical depictions of women and men as superheroes? try brian bendis’ ALIAS & POWERS, grant morrison’s ANIMAL MAN & VIMANARAMA, alan moore’s TOP TEN & PROMETHEA.
as before, i’m reminded of that bit off SUPERGODS. i’m not a woman so i’m not sure if being ignorant - i don’t think i am. but i’ll tell you, when i was a kid first reading comics, i’m not sure if ever worried about any of this.
now, then…what’s the story of doe-eyed batman?? probably not very interesting and bet he gets beat up a lot.
Still trying to figure out Manga Studio 4.0 EX.