Sooooooooooo, Tumblr. This is happening on Thursday. And I’m going to be presenting on a panel at it!!!
Since you’ve had to put up with my
whiningblogging about working on this for the past month or two, I thought I’d explain what I’ll actually be talking about, heh. My presentation is called “Deafening Outcry: Hawkeye, Transformative Works, and the Re-Creation of Disability,” and explores Hawkeye’s hearing loss in the comics in the 1980s, the restoration of his hearing after a few years, and some fans’ re-insertion of Hawkeye’s hearing loss in fanfiction following the May 2012 release of The Avengers. I highlight the importance of fanfiction and transformative works as a medium through which fans can create space for disability within superhero narratives to counter its erasure within popular culture.
I’m really, really really excited that this is finally so soon. Not even that nervous! Well. A bit. I keep telling myself that there probably won’t be very many people there so I won’t have to public speak to a fuck-ton of people.
I’m excited too to see what other people’s presentations are—disability and fandom isn’t something that is talked about a whole lot (at least, in the corners of fandom I frequent) so it’ll be veeeery interesting to be at a place where that’s the entire focus of conversation!!
(Also a HUGE, huge thank-you to everyone back in January who rec’d and sent me stuff to get started on this!! And to all of my friends who have let me talk their ears off about it, of course. Y’all are the best <3)
if you guys are in the Syracuse area you should totally go to this and support Suzanne, who is lovely and amazing, along with the other panelists!
OUTRAGE: NOM Board Member and science fiction writer Orson Scott Card was hired as a writer for DC Comics’ new digital Adventures of Superman.
Orson Scott Card has penned anti-gay rants warning that marriage equality would lead to the end of civilization.
It’s not just words. He’s even on the board of the notorious anti-gay organization fighting marriage equality, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM)!
We need to let DC Comics know they can’t support Orson Scott Card or his anti-gay efforts. They know they’re accountable to their fans, so if enough of us speak out now, they’ll hear us loud and clear.
Sign now to tell DC Comics - Drop Orson Scott Card now!
Just because someone is a good author, it doesn’t mean they’re a good person. Please click the link and sign to let DC know we don’t want OSC!
EW! Fuck that, I might drop a few more DC titles from my subscription as a result. NO ORSON SCOTT CARD JFC DC EDITORIAL WHAT ARE YOU DOING.
I want you to keep this two-page story by Matt Wayne, John Paul Leon, Noelle Giddings, and Dave Sharpe in mind this month. I want you to think of this every time someone — anyone, myself included — invokes Dwayne McDuffie’s name.
I want you to think about what they have to gain when they say the man’s name.
I’m not even a comics fan, and this got me choked up a little.
Want a free copy of #SHATTERED? Help us get to 2,000 likes on Facebook and 1,000 follows on twitter by Monday the 15th and a random fan gets this.
I’ve been sitting on this news since July because I couldn’t quite believe I was going to be a part of this but I saw the book in person last night which made everything a reality
I’M PUBLISHED and I feel so honored to be a part of this!!!!!
Shattered is my first official printed work & you should all follow and support this for all of the amazing people involved, including my good friend Alice Li who did the art for one of the stories. my comic is the two-page acknowledgment for the Vilcek Foundation, the fine philanthropist folks who donated to make publication possible.
so please check it out either at MOCA, NYCC this weekend, or buy it on Amazon, & make sure to follow the crew on both FB and Twitter!
Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens #1 by Meredith Gran
JOIN FAN-FAVORITE CHARACTERS MARCELINE AND PRINCESS BUBBLEGUM FOR RIOT GRRL ROCK-FUELED EXCITEMENT IN THIS BRAND-NEW ADVENTURE TIME MINI-SERIES! Thanks to a newfound interest in music, Princess Bubblegum joins Marceline’s paranormal rock band for a tour across the land of Ooo! But when they’re threatened by everything from scenesters to beasts born of self-doubt, can they make it to the RADDEST GIG EVER in time?! Written and drawn by acclaimed cartoonist Meredith Gran (OCTOPUS PIE) and featuring a back-up story from Jen Wang (KOKO BE GOOD), with variant covers by rockstar lady cartoonists Chynna Clugston (BLUE MONDAY), Ming Doyle (POPGUN), Colleen Coover (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS) [and Lucy Knisley]! ADVENTURE TIME #1 and #2 were INSTANT SELL OUTS! DON’T MISS OUT ON THE NEXT INSTALLMENT OF THIS ALL-AGES PHENOMENON!
I WANT THIS
I just finished rereading The Truth: Red, White & Black
I remember when this book was first solicited, I only recently begun making my first forays into comic fandom. I’ll never forget the vitriol people typed up online about the mere concept of this book, that before Steve Rogers became Captain America a black man wore his uniform. Seeing that nonsense alone made me determined to read every issue.
The story relies very heavily on alluding to real history, relying on readers to understand that the United States government, at one point in time, had absolutely no problem experimenting on black people (as well as forcibly sterilizing them.)
And that’s a history that’s problematic, and its one that people still don’t want to deal with (especially right now, with North Carolina refusing to give reparations to sterilization victims) but it’s one that we need to be made to remember.
The comic also speaks to the whitewashing of the United States’ historical narrative, which is what makes this page so important to me.
Isaiah Bradley is every black serviceman who wasn’t rewarded or thanked by his country for his service. Isaiah Bradley is every Civil Rights worker whose name we’ll never learn in favor of the polarizing MLK/Malcolm X dichotomy. Isaiah Bradley represents everything that we as Americans should strive to come to grips with and understand about our history.
I’m in awe right here. You look at all these photos of Isaiah Bradley with people who were, more or less, a part of history, and yet looking at the Marvel Universe, this figure had been, more or less, forgotten by the establishment heroes, and that, above everything else, is a shame.
Also, I do see the artist of this piece in a photo (hint: not Stan Lee).
I’m so excited that I can finally share my new comic with you guys! Many, many thanks to Dwam for correcting my original (hilariously bad) translation and turning it into something readable in French.
Projet 17 mai contacted me several months ago about creating a comic on the theme of homophobia, and though it is definitely something I’ve experienced (being denied service in shops, having people throw garbage, being followed by howling gangs of men, etc. just for holding my girlfriend’s hand), I actually have been more hurt and upset by the biphobia I’ve experienced from the LGBT “community” for falling in love with and marrying a cisgender man. Even bisexuals have been needlessly mean because I feel the term “queer” is a better fit for me instead of “bi” (it’s totally cool if “bisexual” is the term that works for you!! It’s just not the one for me).
Basically, the Identity Police have been very hurtful to me (and others who are attracted to multiple genders), so that’s what I did my comic on.
If you can read French, go ahead and read the whole comic, or wait another couple days for me to get the English version uploaded on my site.
1. This is a great comic. I’ve followed Erika’s struggles with rabid identity police and it’s always been frustrating to hear about. Everything she says here, I wholeheartedly support.
2. OMG, I remember enough French to read and understand this whole comic! Wow.
I always strikes me as very insulting when I see someone on tumblr send someone an ask like “What sexual orientation are you?” the person responds “I don’t like labels, I’m just attracted to ___________” then the person responds “Oh well that means you’re this and this and this.”
It’s like… They just told you they don’t want a label, why do you insist on making them wear your sorting hat? There are so many overlaps and grey areas these divisions are things you really have to decide for yourself. If somebody says “yeah, it doesn’t matter, I don’t like that title”, don’t try to assign them a batch of flags to fly.
Welp looks like I gotta wait till the english version comes out.
For those following the Tumblr notes, the English version is now online!
Queer (English Version)
MORE FREE PRINCELESS
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So, apparently Bill Willingham has been quoted as saying (with reference to fan reaction over Stephanie Brown’s death) that he “wanted to gun down those girls who kept asking about the memorial case”?!?!
What. Just flat WHAT.
As a big fan of Fables, this displeases me.
Not cool, Bill Willingham. SO not cool.
Holy shit. On what planet is that kind of reaction okay?
WOW WHAT THE BALLS