Molly Danger by Mike Norton and Bill Blankenship.
The Death Of Optimus Prime
A generation was scarred that day.
meanwhile springer was like watching tv or whatever
"I’ve got better things to do tonight than cry!"
A moment in history.
This scene made me cry when I saw it as a kid. My friend Junior, a Decepticon fan, laughed his ass off in the middle of the theater.
I still miss that kid.
This is a picture of the daughter of one of my best friends reading Molly Danger by Jamal Igle. I got her a signed copy at NYCC and apparently she DEVOURED it. Not 2 days later I got an email from my friend asking for more recommendations for all-ages comics because her daughter loved Molly Danger so much. :)
Last week I wrote this piece for Comic Book Resources about the new Teen Titans #1 cover. The point of the piece was hey, there’s a broad demographic DC *could* be hitting with this book but the cover is certainly not made for that potential demographic. Instead, it’s more of the same-old,…
My friend, Janelle Asselin talks about the bullshit comments she’s had to endure since she wrote an article critiquing a cover,And I agree with her points. Particularly about the insensitive hypernerds who attacked ger after the fact.
Today the last issue of @JAMALIGLE's Molly Danger comes out from @ActionLab I converted Jamal’s Print comic into one that takes advantage of our comiXology Guided View Native storytelling. It was a lot of fun and I hope you like it.
Spider-Man by Zach Howard
Colored by Jamal Igle
We’re entering that magical time of year in which many people pull their hair out over gifts for that person who has everything. Sometimes finding the right gift can seem—
Fret not, perennially perplexed present purchasers! I’m here to give you the good news: Comics make a fantastic gift…
I’ve been thinking a lot about the Brian Wood allegations of late. I’m not there, I’ve never been there. I’ve dated one woman that I met working in comics. I’ve certainly have been attracted to many women that I consider friends and colleagues. I would hope that I never came off as untoward but I also never actively made advances towards any of the women i’ve worked with. I don’t know Brian, we’ve met, but we’re not friends and don’t travel in the same circles, So I can’t defend him, but I also won’t condemn him either.
I’m also not discounting what Tess Fowler, or some of the others have made public. However, theres a part of me that knows that outside of my work life, I had a very active dating life when I was single,and I may not have always approached it the right way. As individuals, or perception of events differ from others (The classic your version, my version and the truth somewhere in the middle comes to mind.) . the problem I have is we have reached a point in our technology, where the ability to demonize strangers, harass them, torture them has become to easy.
Is there sexism in comics? Hell yes. There’s also an undercurrent of racism too. Is it good to have the conversation and try to change things, yes. However as Heidi MacDonald pointed out in her excellent article :” None of what I’ve just written about is comics behavior. It’s HUMAN behavior. There are jerks and assholes in every industry. In all the vast body of writing about the increasing tensions of men and women — many attractive, most sexually active—interacting in the comics sphere there is bad stuff that is singular to our corner of the world, but most of it is everywhere. And as women enter the field in ever greater capacities—as readers, as creators, as fans—these problems have become more common.”
I don’t have a catch all answer to how to change things. We live in industry that is filled with people who don’t have great interpersonal skills. The concepts of personal space and inappropriate behavior tend to blur for some. Add to the mix talented, attractive, intelligent women who share the same interests that they do and some guys (And some gals too, let’s be honest) Don’t know what to do with themselves. (I once had a woman continuous try to paw on me at a show, grabbing my ass and aiming occasionally for the crotch.) cosplayers, who for the most part try to replicate the sexier costume designs from comics, etc. constantly have to deal with pawing hands.
There’s a part of me that wants to say “It was nearly a decade ago, people change”, but again, I wasn’t there, i’m not a woman and I can’t speak from that perspective, but as a father, I would hope that Catherine would show the same bravery as Tess Fowler and others have.
I don’t think trying to ruin Brian Woods career is the answer either.