DC COMICS AGREES WITH OBJECTIONS TO SEXIST SUPERHERO SHIRTS
DC Comics has been the butt of a lot of jokes and criticism about sexist depictions of female characters and the company’s lack of female creators. But recently DC has been making strides towards employing more women in creative roles and publishing more progressive, women-centric books like Gotham Academy, the new Batgirl and the Wonder Woman anthology Sensation Comics that seem to have a lot to offer women readers. It’s disappointing, then, to see a rash of new licensed DC apparel aimed at women with sexist slogans like “Training to be Batman’s wife.” This kind of clothing does not send women the message that they are welcome within the DC Universe as anything but prizes to be won.
Fortunately, DC itself agrees. The publisher released a statement addressing the matter specifically:
DC Comics is home to many of the greatest male and female Super Heroes in the world. All our fans are incredibly important to us, and we understand that the messages on certain t-shirts are offensive. We agree. Our company is committed to empowering boys and girls, men and women, through our characters and stories. Accordingly, we are taking a look at our licensing and product design process to ensure that all our consumer products reflect our core values and philosophy.
Feeling crafty/inspired after watching “The Punk Singer”.
Maybe something to go in the next GRRRL ASYLUM?
Jake Curtis is a guy in London who took my 2-day harold intensive workshop and he drew up his notes into a neat page of his notebook. And it looked cool so I got a hi-res version from him which lives at my flickr page.
Featuring things I got from: Neil Casey (train to crazy town), Alex Fernie (What If?), Alex Berg (the hand thing) and a million UCB teachers/coaches.
Shannon O’Neill was teaching her “Suck My Dick” workshop next door, which is a fun crazy loud workshop so we would comment on that sometimes and that’s why it says “Suck My Dick Next Door” in these notes.
TEENAGE MUTANT NiNJA TURTLES III: THE MANHATTAN PROJECT
Art by Sinn Vicious of Rotten UK
Tron Legacy painting by Peter Breese (via Pin by Jonathan Rothbart on Concept: Characters & Robots 2 | Pinterest)
Some solid Hugo Pratt that I found on my hard drive. Oh Corto Maltese, I look forward to buying all your books very soon.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, PS1.
Batman & Phantasm by Bruce Timm