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In the past decade, we have seen many of our favorite childhood superheroes come to life on the big screen: the victorious Superman, the conflicted Batman, the unpredictable Hulk, the suave Iron Man. So where are the women? Sure, Black Widow made an appearance in The Avengers and Catwoman (my personal favorite) showed up to save the Dark Knight, but most films are uncomfortably lacking in women characters with fully explored, complex identities. Well, all that ... Read More
October means only one thing: (no, this isn't about your Pumpkin Spice Latte) it's time for New York Comic Con! The 4-day event is overflowing with the most glorious in geekdom: comics, video games, cosplay, panels, long lines and, of course, even longer lines.  One of the first panels of this Eastern media mecca was “LGBT and Allies in Comics” presented by New York Times OUT and Geeks Out. It featured panelists currently working in comics such ... Read More
The Second Annual All Jane No Dick Comedy Festival is returning to Northeast Portland on October 17th-20th. The first and only festival of its kind, this four-day event features a carefully-curated blend of the best rising comedic performers and nationally headlining comics from across the country and beyond. This year’s lineup includes national acts Bonnie McFarlane (BUST's Lady Laugh-in, HBO One-Night Stand, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Last Comic ... Read More
Oh hell to the naw! These men went there, so the backlash they are about to receive will not be pretty. Maybe not so surprisingly, comic creators Todd McFarlane (Spawn), Mark Millar (Kick-Ass) and Gerry Conway (The Punisher) have unabashedly inferred that it doesn’t matter how they portray women in their comic creations, because comic books are not for women, anyway.  Right. Because if boys and men enjoy reading unadulterated rape scenes, that’s ... Read More
Trigger Warning: This post mentions sexual violence, reactions to sexual violence, and victim blaming. Speaking of sexism and comics, this simple 3 panel webcomic tweeted today by @GirlhoodStudies is alllll kinds of genius. It juxtaposes the kinds of reactions people have to hearing about sexual harrassment and, in doing so, shows the viewer how friggin’ hard to is to talk about sexual violence in a meaningful way – as if we didn’t know that ... Read More
Calling all comics fans! Comic artist Peter Bagge has announced that he will be going on tour to promote his new book, "Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story.” The comic book graphic novel is a beeeautiful hardback representation of Margaret Sanger’s political influence and journey to becoming the public figure she’s known as today. From the Drawn and Quarterly blog: "Peter will be presenting a slideshow about Margaret Sanger's social and ... Read More
  Privacy seems to be a thing of the past, as anyone who participates in social media will agree. If you post a picture of yourself on the Internet, it's there forever. Imagine, however, that one day you're walking down the street and you see a picture of your own body printed on a grown-person-sized pillow that someone else is carrying. This might sound like a ridiculous situation, but for a group of cosplayers, that bizarre scenario actually happened. A ... Read More
  Its easy to feel self conscious about your body sometimes. Everybody does.  When I went up to the Toronto Comics and Art Fest, I came across Every/body in my search for comics, zines, or books that focus on gender, body issues, feminism, abuse, and similar topics.  This sweet comic/zine culture anthology is all about becoming comfortable in your own skin (even though the cover model doesn't have any). The 104-page book is filled with ... Read More
Everyone’s favorite cartoon redheaded boy is set to star in a feature film adaptation of the 72-year-old comic series Archie. The live action movie will be directed by Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect) and the screenplay will be written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacsa (Glee). There have been TV show adaptations of the comic as well as a made-for-TV movie, but Riverdale crew has never hit the big screen before. The most famous plot points of the Archie comics involve ... Read More
Looking to have a grand old time this despite Tropical Storm Andrea’s wrath?  The Grand Comics Festival is this weekend in Brooklyn.  It is at the perfect time to be at a comics festival, which is from 11 am-7pm.  This is where you’ll be able to find indie comics, zines, prints, get commissions, meet cartoonists, and more.  This is the first time the festival is being held, and it will be at Bird River Studios on Grand ... Read More
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