So as an aspiring comic creator and writer I look at all this hate the community can bring and find it so daunting like it scares the absolute shit out of me. I was a small kid in the 90s when people just loved comics and everyone got to be a fan. But now it looks like everyone comes out of the woodwork just to hate people. How does the medium give so much but take so much away?
I’ve gotten a couple of messages like this over the last Couple of days and I think that this is so very disheartening. this is the real damage done.
the comics community, readers and creators alike, is filled to the rim with like-minded forward thinking people who are specifically here looking for fun and excitement and creativity and passion. that is the facts. that is our reality. that’s why we’re here.
the negativity can seem truly awful because it stands out in complete contrast to what is actually going on. I promise you. there so much love of art and characters in our business that when people go out of their way looking to shit on something, not critique- shit, it just stands out because it is so the opposite of what we’re all about.
and there is nothing to be scared of. I promise you from experience. I’ve been at this game for a while, man and boy, and every dumb ignorant mean stupid thing that could be said about me has been said and nothing happened.
I can tell you that it absolutely doesn’t matter. all that matters is that if you have work to do, art to make, and that you do your work. if you have a story to tell… you tell that story.
don’t let bullies bully you. it doesn’t matter what sex or race you are… you can still be bullied. if you are letting that stand in the way of doing your art then you are letting them bully you.
fuck those assholes :)
Was Charles Xavier secretly in love with Jean Grey -- it seems like that was going on.
I guess things are pretty official when they’re announced on The View… (What!!?!)
I’m drawing THOR!!
Written by Jason Aaron, the new series kicks off in October and features the all-new, all-different (all-female!) Thor. More info here.
This is the cover for issue #1 by me and colorist Frank Martin Jr.
Going to miss you on Cyclops. Good luck with the new book. Jason Aaron has been knocking it out of the park.
cute band alert | chained and perfumed (via merlin)
We [Fraction and his wife, Kelly Sue DeConnick] were pregnant at the time, and while I was out there I started to realize that if I had a daughter, there would come a day when I would have to apologize to her for my profession. I would have to apologize for the way it treats and speaks to women readers, and the way it treats its female characters.
I knew that if we had a daughter, because I know my wife and I know the kind of girl she wants to raise and I know the kind of girl I want to raise, she was going to look at what I did for a living and want to know how the fuck I could stomach it. How could I sell her out like that?” Fraction continued. “That conversation is still coming, and I’m bracing for it in the way that some dads brace for their daughter’s first date or boyfriend. I became acutely aware that I had sort of done that thing that lots of privileged hetero cisgendered white dudes do. ‘I’m cool with women, and that’s enough.’ It’s not enough. It’s embarrassing to say, because we somehow have attached shame to learning and evolving our opinions, culturally, but I became aware that there was a deficiency of and to women in my work, and all I could do at that moment was take care of my side of the street.❞
Writer Matt Fraction on his role on expanding the profile of female characters in the Marvel Universe. (via goodmanw)