Today I witnessed something amazing. Almost in stark contrast to yesterday, today I saw tangible impact of lady-representation in comics.
At the bookstore I work at, we have a dedicated Adventure Time section. This family came in and those kids were SO EXCITED to see their favourite characters in comics. I talked them through each OGN and series compilation, explaining what they all were and in what order they should be read, and this little girl’s entire life was changed. You could see it on her face.
The moment I mentioned Kate Leth (and that, yes, she is a girl.) this little girl’s face lit up like Christmas morning. I don’t know if it just never occurred to her that girls can work in comics but the excitement and wonder that left the store in her was a privilege to see. I ended up selling them the Fionna & Cake’s, all the OGN’s, and an AT doodle book. She left begging her dad to help her learn how to draw Marceline comics. (And he was happy to comply!)
Kate Leth has left an everlasting impression on this little girl just by existing and working in the industry. I honestly hope to someday be able to see such an impact on someone from my own work. Ladies in comics is important. The representation on the page, and behind them, is important. Having a reflection of yourself in the content you enjoy is important. I hope that little girl grows up to be a famous comic author someday.
It was a very good day.
I don’t even know what to say, I think my heart exploded. This is, I think, the best response I could ever hope for.
The Sentient Puddle
Douglas Adams: Parrots the Universe and Everything
I think oftentimes the artist is just worried they might appear too weird to common denominator peers so they think fetishizing things has to go hand in hand with humanizing them and toning them down to the most pedestrian standards of attractiveness.
But come on, look at him, who of any orientation wouldn’t at least consider it?
Why have I seen so many “sexy female” versions of Freddy Kreuger in fan-art with flawless skin? I mean how do you get to a point where you like Freddy enough that you want to put tits on him but keeping his iconic scabrousness is too much for your boner? Are you like really just a fan of the glove and the striped sweater?
What I always liked doing in Smash Brothers matches was turning item frequency up to the maximum and disabling all items other than bombs and pokeballs so it’d just fucking rain pokemon and explosions
a spider who is part of a mafia
he ain’t afraid to shoot you or drain your body fluids
Here’s Vespicable, with its evolution over the past….jeez, nine years? Every Mortasheen pretty much ends up cute and goofy by the time I’m satisfied. I just can’t do “menacing” for long.
EDIT: changed the eyes and wings a whole lot. Still don’t like the wings that much, but they’ll do for now. The feathery appearance is inspired by fairy wasps.
Mickey Mouse gas mask for children during WW2.
me and my gf
I wouldn’t be surprised if your so called gf was fictional.
I doubt anybody could stand to be in a relationship with somebody as of the rocker as you.
Though to be honest it’s probably an online relationship because that seems more up your alley. Afraid of anything outside of your little Tumblr cave.
I just got home to have my girlfriend inform me that according to this chucklefuck I DO NOT EXIST.
this hasn’t even got anything to DO with what he was trying to argue about,its just sniping (badly)
for what its worth buddy, I don’t like pony porn either. At the weekends me and my girlfriend like to hook up and spend hours literally talking about how much we really really don’t like the same cartoon horse erotica that you do. We are so dedicated to not liking it. no. really.
The only thing worse than vapid girls posting selfies is when ugly whales decide to do it. Shit I can only imagine how hideous cuteosphere must be.
"resorting to insults means you’re mad"
"ugly whale omg hideous"
"Replytime" here has been on a campaign of feverish assrage all day entirely because Dragondicks didn’t like some My Little Pony porn and I guess he felt it was offensive to his cultural and spiritual identity as a horsefucking pedophile.
ICKY STICKY CREEPIES
Stickers by Mike Jupp
Full list here
Aw dude somehow I COMPLETELY forgot to do the article on these that I promised. You sent me these scans like….a year or two ago? Now that I’m reminded they exist I remember I actually had them uploaded to bogleech.com/stickers/ as transparent gifs all ready to go
My favorites were these guys:
Got approved for the crummy but at least very affordable apartment.
As long as we move out and clean the current house by the 12th when they send an inspector, the company foreclosing it will give us $3000 “relocation assistance.”
We’re lucky we don’t have kids though that’s a really paltry sum for all the families going through this same shit, and there are apparently a lot of those.
Several other people on this street alone are also being put out of their houses; the number of foreclosure homes in Central Florida is utterly absurd, and they sit for so long - some have been awaiting foreclosure for up to ten years now - that they were routinely being rented out for ultra-low prices.
Suddenly Freddie Mac (the big real estate firm) decided they’d stop tolerating that and just throw thousands of poor people out on the streets at once. They basically make the rules and we have no real power to challenge their decree that our lease wasn’t a “real” one.
The house we’re in isn’t even that great, highly unlikely to sell, and it’s probably going to sit empty for a few MORE years while they process all these places they seized. They literally just hoard empty houses, putting only a tiny fraction on the market at any given time so they can tightly manipulate supply and demand. There are vacant, deteriorating homes on almost every single street for miles but only like one in ten are put up for sale or rent.