- 3 days ago
Last week I wrote this piece for Comic Book Resources about the new Teen Titans #1 cover. The point of the piece was hey, there’s a broad demographic DC *could* be hitting with this book but the cover is certainly not made for that potential demographic. Instead, it’s more of the same-old,…
People are always scared to talk about this, and it needs to be discussed. It takes brave people like Janelle to actually take a stand, and risk becoming a target. It takes the rest of us to say something and have her back.
Please read this if you have any interest or involvement in the comics industry, and fill out her survey!
- 6 days ago
- 1 week ago
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Thursday that supporters say will assure unfettered practice of religion without government interference but that opponents worry could lead to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians.
The bill, called the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act, will become law July 1. It also will add “In God We Trust” to the state seal.
An early version of the bill, considered weeks ago, was similar to one Arizona’s Republican governor, Jan Brewer, vetoed after business groups said it could hurt that state’s economy. Supporters say the final Mississippi bill bears little resemblance to the failed Arizona measure.
Outside the state Capitol on Thursday, more than 75 gay-rights supporters protested against the bill. Jeff White of Waveland, a founder of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Lesbian and Gay Community Center, said as someone who is gay and Jewish, he worries such a new law could make him more vulnerable to unfair treatment.
"It’s the first time in my life that I’ve actually considered moving out of Mississippi," said White, 32. "It made me physically ill the past few days, realizing what they’re trying to do."
Bryant signed the measure within hours of receiving it Thursday, during a private ceremony. The bill says government cannot put a substantial burden on the practice of religion. Though the bill is vaguely worded, supporters said an example of would be a zoning law to limit the location of a church, mosque or synagogue but not limiting the location of a secular business.
The small signing ceremony was attended by a few elected officials, lobbyists for the state’s influential Southern Baptist Convention and Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council. The council, a conservative Washington-based group, has pushed states to enact laws that mirror the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act that President Bill Clinton signed in 1993.
Perkins said Mississippi becomes the 19th state to enact its own religious-practices law since 1996.
"Those who understand the importance and cherish the historic understanding of religious freedom are grateful for leaders who respond to fact and not fictitious claims of those who are trying to quarantine faith within the walls of our churches or homes," Perkins said in a statement.
- 1 week ago
This is a comic about a bad weekend I had. I met a lot of older guys in the mainstream comics industry who had a pretty barbaric idea of what was okay to talk about at a dinner table. Don’t like rape jokes? Don’t like when we drop the n-word or throw around gay slurs like it’s no big deal? You must be such a baby!
The point of all this is that it’s not the obligation of the offended person to get a backbone when the words are genuinely hurtful. Don’t say you’re sorry someone’s upset if you upset them. Figure out what you did, and change it.
Or, as one of my favourite writers said to me: “Fuck those dinosaurs.”
In the butt. With a humpback whale. Big fat meanies.Source: comicsalliance.com
- 1 week ago
This should be reblogged by everyone. Even if you’re straight, you should be a supporter.
- 1 week ago
do u rly?
Please pass this on. Please educate those foolish children and weeaboos who (are most likely spoiled) and have no idea what sort of a hellish life being a mangaka in Japan could be…
this is the comics curse
So so true. You (weebs and foolish mini-peeps) can’t piddle around and expect to be Eiichiro Oda or somethin’. You ‘oda’ get ready to buckle down for them late, coffee No-Doz induced nights honing your skills, names/storyboards ,coloring/toning/inking, marketing yourself, finding assistants, as well as rejections letters/emails/not respondings from companies.
If you peeps want to have lives or do college, either stay here and self-publish, do bi-monthly (A HUGE maybe) there and postpone school or well once again you can always do manga here (Yen Press and Antarctic Press, as well as Dark Horse comics manga shoot off to name a few) on a less frequent basis.
Or you can always try leaving comics now before you have a rude awakening. Or before it sucks you into to deep dark abyss, making the nightmares all the more real (I kid lol).
Did I mention you have to have your finances in SUPER check before living in another country, and get citizenship, and learn their language and cultural norms AND have a Plan B and a way to return home if this venture isn’t successful?
But, if you got the discipline (and the balls) to work late nights and face rejections and not have that much of a life, as well as dealing with living in a another country, and have good finances, then go ahead.
Also be prepared to NOT GET PAID A DAMN CENT from it as well until your hired, unless you do commissions, which aren’t as fun as you’d think (this is from comics in general). And if you don’t know how to color digitally, even if you don’t use it, be prepared to. That S*&6 has now set me back a year or two.
If you feel like you’re dream bubble has been popped cuz of this and you wanna/decide to leave, then manga and/or comics ain’t for you.
Sorry to get on my soapbox, but I was 12/13 once, and my mom and many articles had to bring me into the reality of what the life of mangaka or comic artist really is like, and it’d be great if other aspiring mangakas/comics artists knew this from the getgo.
And if you read this and still want to do this then well…