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faitherinhicks:

bryankonietzko:

michaeldantedimartino:

With #Gurihiru (the #Avatar comics artists) Jessie Flower (voice of #Toph) and Bryan before our #darkhorse signing. #sdcc2014 #vscocam

It was great to see Chifuyu Sasaki and Naoko Kawano, the comic-making powerhouse team known as Gurihiru, and the brilliant Jessie Flower (voice of Toph, as Mike noted, and also the recent voice of young Suyin Beifong)––whom I didn’t recognize because the last time I saw her she was A LITTLE GIRL AND NOT A UNIVERSITY STUDENT! Thanks to Dark Horse for hosting our signing (which also included the great Gene Yang). We had a blast.

I think I babbled something to Jessie Flower about what Toph meant to me as an ex-mega tomboy. It was probably terrible, I should never talk to anyone, haha.… but seriously, Toph rules. 

Several years ago, when I was an intern at Nickelodeon, I made myself a Toph costume for the Halloween party. A young Jesse Flower and her mother came running up to me, told me that they loved my costume and asked me where I got it because she had wanted to dress up as Toph herself. I’m SO happy to see that it’s now happened. :D

faitherinhicks:

bryankonietzko:

michaeldantedimartino:

With #Gurihiru (the #Avatar comics artists) Jessie Flower (voice of #Toph) and Bryan before our #darkhorse signing. #sdcc2014 #vscocam

It was great to see Chifuyu Sasaki and Naoko Kawano, the comic-making powerhouse team known as Gurihiru, and the brilliant Jessie Flower (voice of Toph, as Mike noted, and also the recent voice of young Suyin Beifong)––whom I didn’t recognize because the last time I saw her she was A LITTLE GIRL AND NOT A UNIVERSITY STUDENT! Thanks to Dark Horse for hosting our signing (which also included the great Gene Yang). We had a blast.

I think I babbled something to Jessie Flower about what Toph meant to me as an ex-mega tomboy. It was probably terrible, I should never talk to anyone, haha.
… but seriously, Toph rules. 

Several years ago, when I was an intern at Nickelodeon, I made myself a Toph costume for the Halloween party. A young Jesse Flower and her mother came running up to me, told me that they loved my costume and asked me where I got it because she had wanted to dress up as Toph herself. I’m SO happy to see that it’s now happened. :D

A drawing I did during the quiet moments of Comic Con and two sketchcards that sold! I stupidly forgot to take photos of the other ones I sold though, doh!!

jeandrawsstuff:

I love Sailor Moon! <3 Just wanted to draw all the senshi and Tuxedo Mask. Plus I love how Super Sailor Moon looks haha. <3
This will be made into a print and sold at Comic Con! If you’re going, please stop by the Womanthology table in Artist Alley at EE-04 and say hi!! So far, I will be there:
7/23- Wednesday Preview Night 6PM-9PM (I will be at the Chuck Jones gallery after the Exhibit Hall closes for the Dragons 2 art show)
7/25- Friday 5:30-7PM
7/27- Sunday 1:30- 5PM

EDIT: I will also be at the table on Friday 11:30-3:30! :D

jeandrawsstuff:

I love Sailor Moon! <3 Just wanted to draw all the senshi and Tuxedo Mask. Plus I love how Super Sailor Moon looks haha. <3

This will be made into a print and sold at Comic Con! If you’re going, please stop by the Womanthology table in Artist Alley at EE-04 and say hi!! So far, I will be there:

7/23- Wednesday Preview Night 6PM-9PM (I will be at the Chuck Jones gallery after the Exhibit Hall closes for the Dragons 2 art show)

7/25- Friday 5:30-7PM

7/27- Sunday 1:30- 5PM

EDIT: I will also be at the table on Friday 11:30-3:30! :D

frankcoffee:

shoorm:

edit: Ricardo Montalban, the actor who originally portrayed Khan, is Mexican, yes. The character, however, is Asian (specifically Sikh). I apologize for not making the actor/character difference clear, and I do agree it was my bad for putting Khan in this post, since POC are not interchangeable. I wanted to show how a TV show in the 60’s cast a POC for a POC, while a Hollywood blockbuster made in 2013 cast a white actor for a POC. Apologies for not explaining the Khan issue further.

YES, THIS. ESPECIALLY THAT LAST BIT. I’M SO EXCITED FOR HOME. AND DREAMWORKS. and just in case the “historically accurate” jab at frozen wasn’t sarcasm that just flew over my head, i’d like to take a moment to say that a saami individual has spoken at length on the racial/culturally appropriative issues withfrozen and also that the original fairytale, the snow queen (which frozen is literally nothing like. at all. seriously, that fairytale is incredible and y’all should go read it if you haven’t. it makes me cry that a 200yo fairytale manages to be more progressive than disney), also had two woc. the thief girl is described as having dark skin and dark hair and the picturebooks i grew up reading always depicted her as a poc and also there is a saami woman in there as well. so. yeah. just. casually puts disney’s “historical accuracy” in the toilet. they’re full of shit anyway. 

Drew a cute girl in a cute outfit with a cute kitten. When&#8217;s the last time I did that?

Drew a cute girl in a cute outfit with a cute kitten. When’s the last time I did that?

I love Sailor Moon! &lt;3 Just wanted to draw all the senshi and Tuxedo Mask. Plus I love how Super Sailor Moon looks haha. &lt;3
This will be made into a print and sold at Comic Con! If you&#8217;re going, please stop by the Womanthology table in Artist Alley at EE-04 and say hi!! So far, I will be there:
7/23- Wednesday Preview Night 6PM-9PM (I will be at the Chuck Jones gallery after the Exhibit Hall closes for the Dragons 2 art show)
7/25- Friday 5:30-7PM
7/27- Sunday 1:30- 5PM
Come by and say hi, yeah? :D

I love Sailor Moon! <3 Just wanted to draw all the senshi and Tuxedo Mask. Plus I love how Super Sailor Moon looks haha. <3

This will be made into a print and sold at Comic Con! If you’re going, please stop by the Womanthology table in Artist Alley at EE-04 and say hi!! So far, I will be there:

7/23- Wednesday Preview Night 6PM-9PM (I will be at the Chuck Jones gallery after the Exhibit Hall closes for the Dragons 2 art show)

7/25- Friday 5:30-7PM

7/27- Sunday 1:30- 5PM

Come by and say hi, yeah? :D

This first started out as a drawing of Rei, but the pose felt more like Nagisa to me. Rei still got to be in it though. ;D

This first started out as a drawing of Rei, but the pose felt more like Nagisa to me. Rei still got to be in it though. ;D

I recently finished watching Gurren Lagann for the first time. All I want to do now is draw fanart. And give Simon (Shimon?) lots and lots of hugs.

I recently finished watching Gurren Lagann for the first time. All I want to do now is draw fanart. And give Simon (Shimon?) lots and lots of hugs.

dcwomenkickingass:

Happy 4th of July America with Wonder Woman, a Feminist
Equality is a core, fundamental belief at the heart of the Declaration of Independence which was signed 328 years ago today. Yet equality seems to be a court ruling away for anyone who does not resemble those that signed out - white men.
This week saw the United States Supreme Court open the flood gates to vague religious “objections” trumping the rights of women who need perscribed drugs. 
Ruth Bader Ginsberg wrote that ”The court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield” due to the Hobby Lobby ruling.
She’s right. And that minefield will be filled with bloodied dead rights of women. And now we have seen this ruling quickly being used to enable employers to deny gays employment.
Which is why I love this portrait of Wonder Woman flying over the United States Capital. I can imagine that she’s flying to have a word with the non-female court justices who voted for the small-minded hypocrites of the Hobby Lobby. 
Of course, this won’t really happen.
Wonder Woman is, we know, a fictional creation. She and her likeness is owned by a large multinational corporation who can choose to do with her what they wish.
But you can’t have things both ways.
Wonder Woman is not just a “superhero” in the same way that Batman and Superman are. She is more than that and they know it. Her likeness is sold to hundreds of companies around the world to be emblazoned onto merchandise targeted and sold to women and girls bringing in invisible planes full of cash.
The reason they can do this and do do this is because Wonder Woman is viewed as a sign of female empowerment and equality. 
She is a symbol that says women are equal to men. 
She says that women can do what men can do.
She doesn’t Lean In, she breaks the door down and cracks the ceiling.
She is a feminist.
Denying this denies the DNA of the character.
Side-stepping this or attempting to not say “Feminist” communicates a lack of understanding of the character and suggest some concerning issues around a view of women.
This is not about one writer not saying one thing.
This is a larger issue of seeing the connection of feminism with Wonder Woman as a problem.
By not using and avoiding the word it supports the demonization of the word. It helps give life to the concept of things like “Femi-Nazi”
And people who own the character and reap the rewards of marketing that character as an embodiment of female power and equality of should realize the hypocrisy of this.
I don’t want to hear about a Wonder Woman is strong and beautiful and wise and loving and fierce without hearing the word feminist too.
I’ve heard and read some horrible things about women and the concept of feminism over the last few days both on my blog and on other sites. Not only about Wonder Woman issue but the Supreme Court’s ruling as well. 
What better way to communicate the positive aspects of feminism than to reinforce that the pop culture symbol of female empowerment is a feminist by having the executives of the company who own her simply state it.
I’ll be here waiting.

via

dcwomenkickingass:

Happy 4th of July America with Wonder Woman, a Feminist

Equality is a core, fundamental belief at the heart of the Declaration of Independence which was signed 328 years ago today. Yet equality seems to be a court ruling away for anyone who does not resemble those that signed out - white men.

This week saw the United States Supreme Court open the flood gates to vague religious “objections” trumping the rights of women who need perscribed drugs. 

Ruth Bader Ginsberg wrote that ”The court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield” due to the Hobby Lobby ruling.

She’s right. And that minefield will be filled with bloodied dead rights of women. And now we have seen this ruling quickly being used to enable employers to deny gays employment.

Which is why I love this portrait of Wonder Woman flying over the United States Capital. I can imagine that she’s flying to have a word with the non-female court justices who voted for the small-minded hypocrites of the Hobby Lobby. 

Of course, this won’t really happen.

Wonder Woman is, we know, a fictional creation. She and her likeness is owned by a large multinational corporation who can choose to do with her what they wish.

But you can’t have things both ways.

Wonder Woman is not just a “superhero” in the same way that Batman and Superman are. She is more than that and they know it. Her likeness is sold to hundreds of companies around the world to be emblazoned onto merchandise targeted and sold to women and girls bringing in invisible planes full of cash.

The reason they can do this and do do this is because Wonder Woman is viewed as a sign of female empowerment and equality. 

She is a symbol that says women are equal to men. 

She says that women can do what men can do.

She doesn’t Lean In, she breaks the door down and cracks the ceiling.

She is a feminist.

Denying this denies the DNA of the character.

Side-stepping this or attempting to not say “Feminist” communicates a lack of understanding of the character and suggest some concerning issues around a view of women.

This is not about one writer not saying one thing.

This is a larger issue of seeing the connection of feminism with Wonder Woman as a problem.

By not using and avoiding the word it supports the demonization of the word. It helps give life to the concept of things like “Femi-Nazi”

And people who own the character and reap the rewards of marketing that character as an embodiment of female power and equality of should realize the hypocrisy of this.

I don’t want to hear about a Wonder Woman is strong and beautiful and wise and loving and fierce without hearing the word feminist too.

I’ve heard and read some horrible things about women and the concept of feminism over the last few days both on my blog and on other sites. Not only about Wonder Woman issue but the Supreme Court’s ruling as well. 

What better way to communicate the positive aspects of feminism than to reinforce that the pop culture symbol of female empowerment is a feminist by having the executives of the company who own her simply state it.

I’ll be here waiting.

via

potatofarmgirl:

comicsalliance:

SHE’S A PROBLEM SOLVER: ANIMATOR BRIANNE DROUHARD TALKS DC NATION’S ‘AMETHYST: PRINCESS OF GEMWORLD’
By Chris Sims
Warner Bros. Animation’s DC Nation shorts produced some pretty fantastic material and shined a mass media spotlight on a lot of obscure DC Comics characters. But my favorite, hands down — and that of many viewers — was the animated reimagining of Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn and Ernie Colon’s Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld. Over the course of seven 75-second shorts produced, directed and designed by artist and animator  Brianne Drouhard, Amy Winston was upgraded from an ’80s straight-faced sword-and-sworcery concept to a a synthesis of gamer culture and magical girl anime, starring a contemporary young woman pulled into a funny and dangerous video game world where she’s a princess of destiny  set on a quest to battle skeletons, slay dragons and save the world.
With the series of shorts concluded and available to watch online, we spoke to Drouhard about how she pitched the fan-favorite story, the trials of adapting her illustrating style for animation, and why it was important for Amethyst to have video games in her life. We also got plenty of gorgeous Amethyst art from Drouhard in the process.

Brianne Drouhard: I grew up in the ’80s, I was a kid then, and we got Robotech and all that stuff. Disney Channel used to show the Sanrio movies, like Unico. I really like that. I really like that aesthetic already, so looking at the ’80s comic, the art is really gorgeous. It might be dated because of the time, but to me, I can see what I like in this older comics style.
With Amethyst, one of the reasons that I ended up putting the video game part of the story in goes back to trying to figure out what the character’s arc is going to be. I wanted her to have something she was into on Earth. I wanted her to be a modern girl.
Her magic power is purple, there are magical stones, she’s a princess, so I can’t get around making her girly, but there’s nothing wrong with being that way either so I went ahead and embraced that. Everything she has is pink and purple, but I wanted her to have a hobby or something creative to do, because the amethyst is supposed to be a creative stone and she’s already supposed to be a problem solver. I tried to think of something that would be more gender-neutral that she would be into, that boys and girls both do, that everyone can like and it’s not really a negative thing. Growing up, my brother and I used to play a lot of video games together, and a lot of them were RPGs.

READ MORE

I did an interview!  I was really nervous on the phone, but thank you Comic Alliance!

Read this and watch the shooow!

potatofarmgirl:

comicsalliance:

SHE’S A PROBLEM SOLVER: ANIMATOR BRIANNE DROUHARD TALKS DC NATION’S ‘AMETHYST: PRINCESS OF GEMWORLD’

By Chris Sims

Warner Bros. Animation’s DC Nation shorts produced some pretty fantastic material and shined a mass media spotlight on a lot of obscure DC Comics characters. But my favorite, hands down — and that of many viewers — was the animated reimagining of Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn and Ernie Colon’s Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld. Over the course of seven 75-second shorts produced, directed and designed by artist and animator  Brianne Drouhard, Amy Winston was upgraded from an ’80s straight-faced sword-and-sworcery concept to a a synthesis of gamer culture and magical girl anime, starring a contemporary young woman pulled into a funny and dangerous video game world where she’s a princess of destiny  set on a quest to battle skeletons, slay dragons and save the world.

With the series of shorts concluded and available to watch online, we spoke to Drouhard about how she pitched the fan-favorite story, the trials of adapting her illustrating style for animation, and why it was important for Amethyst to have video games in her life. We also got plenty of gorgeous Amethyst art from Drouhard in the process.

Brianne Drouhard: I grew up in the ’80s, I was a kid then, and we got Robotech and all that stuff. Disney Channel used to show the Sanrio movies, like Unico. I really like that. I really like that aesthetic already, so looking at the ’80s comic, the art is really gorgeous. It might be dated because of the time, but to me, I can see what I like in this older comics style.

With Amethyst, one of the reasons that I ended up putting the video game part of the story in goes back to trying to figure out what the character’s arc is going to be. I wanted her to have something she was into on Earth. I wanted her to be a modern girl.

Her magic power is purple, there are magical stones, she’s a princess, so I can’t get around making her girly, but there’s nothing wrong with being that way either so I went ahead and embraced that. Everything she has is pink and purple, but I wanted her to have a hobby or something creative to do, because the amethyst is supposed to be a creative stone and she’s already supposed to be a problem solver. I tried to think of something that would be more gender-neutral that she would be into, that boys and girls both do, that everyone can like and it’s not really a negative thing. Growing up, my brother and I used to play a lot of video games together, and a lot of them were RPGs.

READ MORE

I did an interview!  I was really nervous on the phone, but thank you Comic Alliance!

Read this and watch the shooow!