- Posted by Johanna on January 11, 2011 at 8:59 pm
- Category: LinkBlogging
Not Fun: The voting for the most memorable DC moment for a female character completed, and the winner was Wonder Woman, murderer. Ick. Well, it is certainly memorable, but so unpleasant! Maybe the Marvel version, inspired by the DC poll, will wind up being more inspirational.
Fun: Gene Yang teaches factoring through a cleverly designed Flash comic strip. The lessons are engaging, informative, and allow for more help for those who need it.
Not Fun: Realizing how much of what DC considers canon, or at least required reading for video game designers, I haven’t read or don’t care for. My DC universe truly is gone — I leave today’s to those interested in the current version.
Not Fun, But Helpful: Convention attendees don’t often think about how they’re interacting with artists, but that set of tips will help everyone be happier about the process. As the writer says, “These are all things that merit mention because people do them innocently, without realizing that it can create problems for an artist at a convention.”
Fun Because It’s Hopeful: Another reader starts to become aware of sexism in comics. His complaints will be familiar to anyone who’s spent some time thinking about the subject in the past, but I’m encouraged by seeing someone else recognize the challenges that exist.
The comic industry is suffering. If you want to save it, how about we invite the other half of the species to the party? Comic fans know that inside these brightly colored books with scantily clad women are some fantastic stories. … some of the best comics on the net are made by women. … Women do care about this stuff, and if we can all just stop treating them like second class citizens who knows what we can accomplish. To all of you fellow creators out there, this isn’t supposed to be exclusive, so how about we let everyone come and play.