hi guys! this is a comic i made for a final in my comics in literature class. we had to do a research paper on a topic we’d discussed in class and then accompany it with a comic with a relevant subject. my paper was about hyper-sexualization of women in comic books, but i decided to broaden it out here as well as personalize it and make myself the subject and discuss something i’ve been subjected to in the convention circuit and on the internet as well as thousands of other women, as well as give a cue to thought about how the comic book industry as well as the video game industry and even just media in general (all of which are male dominated) push such ridiculous pressures onto girls and women.
also, it feels kind of silly to have to add this since i hope it’s obvious, but i am very aware that there are men that don’t subscribe to this attitude, and am incredibly grateful that these issues are brought to light to people other than the ones that are subjected to it.
anyway haha i have literally been staring at this for 9 hours i don’t even know which direction is up anymore. thanks for reading!!!
Yeah… there are some shitty people out there, but I honestly don’t believe artists and writers and etc. are doing this intentionally to people.
We draw what we like and hope an audience likes it too. I would like to apologize for the assholes who are fans of our work who make other fans feel like shit…
As an artist… what do you do? I personally support all of my fans, but I do not support this kind of shitty behavior against other fans…
We’re definitely well into a phase where our actors are not willing to brand themselves as movie stars, the way actors of the past did. When you look at a guy like Christian, whether he’s wearing a mask or not, this is one of our great actors. But he wants to be different in every film. He doesn’t want the audience to go to a ‘Christian Bale movie’. He wants them to come see the character he’s playing. - Christopher Nolan