(via actioncomics)Source: theterrorinthenight
This is Omniwoman! The leader of the original super hero team in this comic I’ve been working on. She reigned supreme with her team in the 80s until something terrible happened that made the heroes disappear from the public eye. But she’ll be back again when 25 years later a new superhero team finally shows up!
This is her 1986 design and I’ll be uploading her 2013 design as soon as I figure out how she’s gonna look.
Unga-bunga! I hate how when I scan my pictures you can’t see my fine detail work. maybe it’s time I actually buy a good scanner… Anyway I’ve been hiding from the world for awhile, BUT IM BACK NOW! kinda got sick of trying to force my ultra cartoony style and just went back to my… Regular cartoony style…
The very amazing quimbys, sponsors of the very amazing catalog for our summer show, just posted this:
Quimby’s Bookstore (and our sister store, Chicago Comics) are proud to be a sponsor of the Ladydrawers Comics Collective exhibition entitled SEX. MONEY. RACE. GENDER, curated by Anne Elizabeth Moore, at Columbia College Chicago’s A+D Gallery, opening June 27th. S.M.R.G. will also feature a series of workshops that explores hot button topics with everything from site-specific murals to performance to empirical conversations to yes, comics.Beginning with the opening night spectacle, the gallery (Columbia’s A+D Gallery, not Quimby’s) will be activated through fun, radicalthinking, and art making, a space to observe and reflect on ideas of SEX, MONEY, RACE, and GENDER. Instead of creating a catalog for the show, Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor a comics anthology including work by Robyn Chapman, Danielle Chenette, Clay Harris, Lyra Hill, MariNaomi, Corinne Mucha, Laura Szumowski, Lauren Weinstein.
SEX. MONEY. RACE. GENDER. The Ladydrawers (of Chicago, IL)
Exhibition & Workshop Schedule
Opening Reception: June 27, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Exhibit closes on July 27th
Curated by Anne Elizabeth Moore
S.M.R.G OPENING NIGHT EXTRAVAGANZA!
Featuring comedy, art making, readings, performance, and much more. Come explore issues of SEX, MONEY, RACE, and GENDER with a sprinkling of humor and pathos through stand up comedy, femcore anthems, live mural making, and interpretations of texts, personal readings (in the bathroom!), and even hula hooping. Join us, won’t you?
Opening Night Performers
Sarah Bell, Blizzard Babies, Gretchen Hasse, Lyra Hill, Elliott Junkyard, Francis Kang, Ever Mainard, Carolina Mayorga, Katie McVay, Yasmin Nair, Polly Yates
Nicole Boyett, Jacinta Bunnel, Danielle Chenette, Gretchen Hasse, Elliott Junkyard, Francis Kang, Carolina Mayorga, Melissa Gira Grant, Lyra Hill, Franny Howes, Nia King, Viet Le, Nicole Marroquin, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Sarah Morton, Liz Rush, Rachel Swanson, Laura Szumowski, Bonsovathary Uoeung, Lauren Weinstein, Sarah Welch, Elizabeth White, Mara Williams, Polly Yates
These workshops are collaborative and exploratory projects lead by outstanding cultural producers and thinkers—all amazing, smart people that you will like very much.
Radical Noticing: Riot Grrrl Press and Contemporary Comics
May Summer Farnsworth and Jamie Davida Lee
Saturday, June 29, 2013 2:00-4:00 p.m.
May Summer Farnsworth will discuss her experiences working on the formation of Riot Grrrl Press in 1993. Cartoonist Jamie Davida Lee will simultaneously lead a silent workshop on making comics and zines.
Lexicon of Sexicana
Esther Pearl Watson and Terri Kapsalis
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Speech balloons! Giant boons! Big muscles! The hundred-year-old lexicon of comics was developed by its most prominent practitioners, mostly straight white dudes. It’s time to re-think the language of comics. Esther Pearl Watson and Terri Kapsalis will create a work exploring sexual health based on Mort Walker’s satirical look at comics devices for cartoonists, The Lexicon of Comicana.
Life and Labor
Delia Jean Hickey and Sarah Jaffe
Thursday, July 18, 2013, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
We all know what it means to work, but what extra effort do certain forms of labor extract from us? This workshop explores what it takes to make an honest living, with a particular focus on the service industry.
Boi Band Poser Poster Workshop
Viet Le and Morgan Claire
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
This workshop challenges identities and identifications through pop and props. Thinking through gender, race, and (inner and outer) space, participants will form and “perform” their own pop bands and solo acts. Fun FOBulous times!
Hospital rebrands chemotherapy as DC-themed “superformula” for kids
Chemotherapy is never fun, but A.C.Camargo Cancer Center in São Paulo is trying to make it easier for children to accept the treatment. They’re rebranding the treatment as “superformula” and using comics to help kids understand chemo.
Buzzfeed’s Copyranter blog explains that the cancer center is working with ad agency JWT, which also works with Warner Bros. The idea was to help children believe in the power of chemotherapy to make them ultimately better. They’re not just covering the chemo cases with superhero logos; they’re also giving pediatric cancer patients comic books in which the heroes experience something similar to cancer and must receive a similar treatment formulated by doctors. And in the comics, the cases for the treatment bags look just like the cases the kids get over their own chemo bags.
(via women-centric-comics)Source: brain-food
Gutters - Issue #419 by Amy Mebberson and Jill Pantozzi - I want to acknowledge what a great page it is, brilliantly illustrated and wonderfully scripted by two very talented women. I want to talk about inequalities in the industry and have an intelligent dialog and discussion about the issues that today’s page brings up…But here’s the thing: The page, it’s creators and KAPOW don’t need me to say anything. They say it all themselves, loud and proud. http://bit.ly/16WNQxa
(via ladiesmakingcomics)Source: the-gutters.com
One of the most famous aircrafts in pop culture is Wonder Woman’s Invisible plane. And now visitors to the Seattle Museum of Flight can see an exhibit of the plan. The exhibit, which opened yesterday April 1, features a full size version of the plane.
There’s a special page on the museum’s website that provides facts about the plane and lets you take a 360° cockpit tour.
It’s incredibly impressive when you see it up this close.