The new X-men series #whatimreading
First panel of a brand new comic by Aaron and me!
subculture (by zuru1024)
(the text in the speech bubble says: “I basically spend like all day looking at lolcats on facebook, I’m such a huge nerd!)
im finally getting around to catching up on my favorite comics! but guess what’s waiting for me on the back cover. yes thats really what i wanted to find at the end of my jewish lesbian superhero comic guest starring wonder woman. thanks for reminding me how you really feel DC
go fuck yourself DC
Fake Geek Girls (by albinwonderland)
I painted this for the Clockwork Ballroom (topic #1 was Alter Ego) :)
Topic 1: 31st March: Alter Ego
‘Here’s my image for the first topic :) It’s acrylic gouache on paper, and it depicts my kingdom of terror and uhm cake.
I’m a full time freelance illustrator, devourer of comics and books, and occasional plushie sewer. You can find some of my stuff on my website or on my blog or tumblr. ‘
AM I RIGHT LADIES
My job, on a rare-but-still-irritating basis.
Them: “Do you have [insert obscure 30-year-old issue of Green Lantern] in stock?”
Me: “Um, let me check if that’s been collected and maybe we can order it!”
Them: “Do you even KNOW anything about comics?”
I smile and nod yes, of course I do. I work full-time in a comic store, write and draw my own comics, write ABOUT comics online, spend all my time with comics people and creators hosting comics events and I bet you don’t have a sweet baby clue who Michael Deforge or Vasilis Lolos or Vera Brosgol or Annie Wu are, DO YOU?
…I’m sensitive about this stuff because it is my everyday life. Don’t read every issue of Superman? You must just be eye candy.
excited for this
Recently arrived and now shipping from our mail-order department:
No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics
by various artists; edited by Justin Hall (cover art by Maurice Vellekoop)
328-page black & white/color 7.75” x 10.25” hardcover • $35.00
Queer cartooning encompasses some of the best and most interesting comics of the last four decades, with creators tackling complex issues of identity and a changing society with intelligence, humor, and imagination. This book celebrates this vibrant artistic underground by gathering together a collection of excellent stories that can be enjoyed by all.
No Straight Lines showcases major names such as Alison Bechdel (whose book Fun Home was named Time Magazine’s 2006 Book of the Year), Howard Cruse (whose groundbreaking Stuck Rubber Baby is now back in print), and Ralf Koenig (one of Europe’s most popular cartoonists), as well as high-profile, crossover creators who have flirted with the world of LGBTQ comics, like legendary NYC artist David Wojnarowicz and media darling and advice columnist Dan Savage. No Straight Lines also spotlights many talented creators who never made it out of the queer comics ghetto, but produced amazing work that deserves wider attention.
Until recently, queer cartooning existed in a parallel universe to the rest of comics, appearing only in gay newspapers and gay bookstores and not in comic book stores, mainstream bookstores or newspapers. The insular nature of the world of queer cartooning, however, created a fascinating artistic scene. LGBT comics have been an uncensored, internal conversation within the queer community, and thus provide a unique window into the hopes, fears, and fantasies of queer people for the last four decades.
These comics have forged their aesthetics from the influences of underground comix, gay erotic art, punk zines, and the biting commentaries of drag queens, bull dykes, and other marginalized queers. They have analyzed their own communities, and their relationship with the broader society. They are smart, funny, and profound. No Straight Lines will be heralded by people interested in comics history, and people invested in LGBT culture will embrace it as a unique and invaluable collection.
“I discovered… what I was looking for, a queer world with stories and characters that I could recognize, that I could laugh with and care about. What I needed was a book like this: hairy legs and all.” – Lana Wachowski (The Matrix, Bound), from her introduction
“We’ve all been waiting too long for a collection like this! You must buy this book!” – Alison Bechdel (Fun Home, Dykes to Watch Out For)