BY Melanie Mignucci in Artsy on Aug 13, 2013 |
Trigger Warning: This post mentions sexual violence, reactions to sexual violence, and victim blaming.
Speaking of sexism and comics, this simple 3 panel webcomic tweeted today by @GirlhoodStudies is alllll kinds of genius. It juxtaposes the kinds of reactions people have to hearing about sexual harrassment and, in doing so, shows the viewer how friggin’ hard to is to talk about sexual violence in a meaningful way – as if we didn’t know that ... Read More
BY Melanie Mignucci in Artsy on Aug 08, 2013 |
Calling all comics fans! Comic artist Peter Bagge has announced that he will be going on tour to promote his new book, "Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story.”
The comic book graphic novel is a beeeautiful hardback representation of Margaret Sanger’s political influence and journey to becoming the public figure she’s known as today.
From the Drawn and Quarterly blog: "Peter will be presenting a slideshow about Margaret Sanger's social and ... Read More
BY Hallie Marks in General on Jun 17, 2013 |
Privacy seems to be a thing of the past, as anyone who participates in social media will agree. If you post a picture of yourself on the Internet, it's there forever. Imagine, however, that one day you're walking down the street and you see a picture of your own body printed on a grown-person-sized pillow that someone else is carrying.
This might sound like a ridiculous situation, but for a group of cosplayers, that bizarre scenario actually happened.
A ... Read More
BY Dre Grigoropol in Feminizzle on Jun 13, 2013 |
Its easy to feel self conscious about your body sometimes. Everybody does.
When I went up to the Toronto Comics and Art Fest, I came across Every/body in my search for comics, zines, or books that focus on gender, body issues, feminism, abuse, and similar topics. This sweet comic/zine culture anthology is all about becoming comfortable in your own skin (even though the cover model doesn't have any).
The 104-page book is filled with ... Read More
BY Hallie Marks in Movies on Jun 11, 2013 |
Everyone’s favorite cartoon redheaded boy is set to star in a feature film adaptation of the 72-year-old comic series Archie. The live action movie will be directed by Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect) and the screenplay will be written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacsa (Glee). There have been TV show adaptations of the comic as well as a made-for-TV movie, but Riverdale crew has never hit the big screen before.
The most famous plot points of the Archie comics involve ... Read More
BY Dre Grigoropol in Artsy on Jun 07, 2013 |
Looking to have a grand old time this despite Tropical Storm Andrea’s wrath? The Grand Comics Festival is this weekend in Brooklyn. It is at the perfect time to be at a comics festival, which is from 11 am-7pm. This is where you’ll be able to find indie comics, zines, prints, get commissions, meet cartoonists, and more. This is the first time the festival is being held, and it will be at Bird River Studios on Grand ... Read More
BY Dre Grigoropol in Artsy on Apr 18, 2013 |
Robin Enrico is known for his quirky comic Jam In The Band, a story about a sassy all-girl band named Pitch Girl. He is a talented artist born from the multifaceted world of music and DIY culture. We yearn for more comics like Robin’s. Here is a recent interview with this indie cartoonist:Dre: When I first saw your comic Jam In The Band online, I was really surprised to see your characters handling a flyer for a BUST magazine party. Could you please tell ... Read More
BY Teresa Lu in Artsy on Apr 04, 2013 |
It's the time of the year for MoCCA Fest! If you're a girl who's into comics, kick off the weekend at the 5th annual Drink and Draw Like A Lady event tomorrow night. There will be drinks and munchies and dozens of other comics enthusiast ladies. Feel free to bring sketchbooks, mini-comics, and business cards. The party's free of charge (but bring something to share if you like) and open to all ages!Drink and Draw Like A LadyWhen: 7:30pm, Friday, April 5th, ... Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman in Artsy on Mar 07, 2013 |
Elias Ericson is a super talented Swedish artist whose comics appear on his Super Queer Artsy Blog. A lot of his work focuses on the dark humor that stems from how people react to his queer identity.Elias' original comic
A while ago, Elias posted this comic, about what he interprets as the hypocrisy and narcissistic motives of many self-proclaimed LGBTQA allies. Apparently, a 9gag user reposted Elias’ comic, airbrushing out his text and disseminating his ... Read More
BY Dre Grigoropol in Feminizzle on Mar 01, 2013 |
Are you the type of woman who loves dressing up as iconic characters from your favorite comic books at events like comic cons? Are you tired of spineless guys harassing you while you do so? Are you sick of the “Fake Geek Girl” label? Are you wishing for a friendly and safe venue for women who read comic books? Don’t fret. You're not alone. There are many women out there who also feel this way. Introducing Geek Girl Con! ... Read More