Nice Art: Henry & Glenn celebrate today’s Supreme Court DOMA decision

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Tweet Ed Luce has illustrated the Ghost Wedding of popular couple Henry and Glenn—which would be one step closer to reality today thanks to the Supreme Court if only a) ghost weddings existed and B) the real Henry and Glenn were a couple. Neither is true but today in many states people of every gender […]

The week in women: do we write about gender issues too much?

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Tweet I had about 20 posts in various stages on gender issues this week…let’s put them all into one big roil, complete with shocking personal confessions: § Villain Month is for boys: When the New 52 rolled out two years ago (!?!) it was pointed out that there was a lone female creator: inker Sandra […]

On the Scene: DIY at The Latino Comics Expo

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Tweetby Bob Calhoun It’s a small room in the back of the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, but every spot on its three wooden benches is taken, with an overflow crowd standing along the back wall. In the front row, a father sits with his nine-year-old son. The son is holding his very own […]

Gender-shifting superhero may save Hub cartoon channel

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Tweet Hub, a cable channel for kids owned by Discovery and Hasbro, is hoping its new cartoon “SheZow” can turn the channel’s fortunes around. Hub has struggled to gain viewers since its debut in 2010, but it’s betting a 12-year-old boy named “Guy” who transforms into a female superhero, complete with a purple skirt and […]

Denver Conference Tackles Violence in Comics

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TweetThe Rocky Mountain Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, sponsored by Comic Book Classroom, the same organization that supports the Denver Comic Con, celebrates its first anniversary this year from May 28th-30th and takes on a subject close to the heart of the Denver community, the role and place of violence in comics. The Aurora […]

On the Scene: Sparks Fly at ‘Surely You’re Joking, Dr. Wertham’ Event

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TweetAs the first of several “Comic Book Roundtable” events to be held at the Soho Gallery of Digital Art under the auspices of gallery owner John Ordover and former Marvel editor, author, and educator Danny Fingeroth, this event exploring the life and legacy of Dr. Frederic Wertham was planned for the occasion of Wertham’s 118th […]

Why Seth MacFarlane is not a great satirist

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While it was nice to see the first ever RISD grad hosting the Academy Awards, Seth MacFarlane’s Oscar hosting turn was not really a triumph for humor.

Why aren’t there more black writers in the comics industry?

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Former DC editor and current Comics Alliance editor-in-chief Joe Hughes kicks off Black History Month by baldly stating a shameful fact about the US comics industry::

On The Scene: The Black Comic Book Festival 2013

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The first ever Black Comic Book Festival was held on Saturday January 12, 2013 at The Schomburg Center For Research in Black Culture, located in the heart of Harlem in New York City. The festival, which was presented by The Schomburg Junior Scholars and Dr. Jonathan Gayles, celebrates artists, writers, and fictional characters of African descent. Although I have passed by before, this event was my first introduction to the Schomburg Center which is a part of the New York Library. The show was free and open to anyone.

Batwoman, Kevin Keller etc get GLAAD Award nominations

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Tweet The 2013 GLAAD Award nominees recognizing media for outstanding images of the LGBT community have been unveiled and they are: OUTSTANDING COMIC BOOK Astonishing X-Men by Marjorie Liu (Marvel) Batwoman by W. Haden Blackman, J.H. Williams III (DC Comics) Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Andrew Chambliss, Scott Allie, Jane Espenson, Drew Z. Greenberg (Dark […]

Lena Dunham likes graphic novels?

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Tweet Call her shoujo (girl comics) or call her josei (lady comics), the surprise winner of two Golden Globes last night, zeitgeist idol Lena Dunham has been called the voice of her generation—or at least a voice IN a generation. According to this Vulture piece, she keeps

What the women of Big Bang Theory found in the comics shop

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We didn’t watch last night’s hilarious “Women go to a comics shop” episode of Big Bang Theory, but Scott Johnson did so we wouldn’t have to and the results sound quite ghastly:

The Hawkeye Initiative launches—and genderswapping will never be the same

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TweetOver the weekend someone on Tumblr got the great idea of satirizing anatomically unlikely, and overtly sexualized comic book covers by replacing the women with Hawkeye. As far as we can make it out started withthis post by artist Blue which remixed a Marvel cover on Saturday: By morning, it was a huge vast thing […]

James Gunn apologizes for his offensive comments

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Finally, the long national nightmare is over as future Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has apologized on Facebook for his unwise, unfunny and offensive comments that he wrote on his blog two years ago:

James Gunn woos ladies by posing with an adorable lioness

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While director James Gunn has remained silent on the shitstorm surrounding his two-year-old superhero sex list—probably because Disney won’t let him speak out— he’s fought back with a seething, hate filled tweet.

Hollywood director harbors sexist thoughts; film at 11

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Yesterday there was a new source of gender battle outrage on the internets, as spelled out by The Mary Sue. It seems that director James Gunn, who has made the film Super and is slated to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy has a very active website and online presence and nearly two years ago he ran a piece called 50 Superhero you want to have sex with that included all kinds of jokes about having sex and rape and gays.