Who are you
Whats your favorite color
Favorite ice cream flavor
Do you have a cat
reblogging again bc I already got some from really cute people, but it makes me unreasonably happy to read these from you SO KEEP ON SENDING THEM
I can’t decide if
- someone stabbed someone else over a cheeseburger
- someone stabbed someone else with a cheeseburger
- someone stabbed a cheeseburger
- a cheeseburger stabbed someone
- a cheeseburger stabbed another cheeseburger
i hope its # 2
Can we just go back to this?
I used to play Metroid on Ye Olde NES console. There was a cheat code you could plug in for Samus to go suitless — hair flowing in a ponytail behind her and guns firing from her giant hands. I always put in that damn cheat code.
Wow, I guess only white men can “make it” in the art and illustration world.
It sounds like they at least interviewed Becky Cloonan, but the documentary focuses mainly on the stories of three men, and the marketing photos made no attempt to include women or POC.
Dear people making documentaries about artists: here is a list of over 100 women artists that you could maybe consider including next time.
While I am sure the experiences and stories of these men are interesting and have some variation, the fact that they chose to (if the marketing picture is any indication) feature only white men in a fairly close age range is not only ignoring the diversity of illustrators, but will also limit the stories and experiences they can tell. And, thus, the number of people that will be able to relate to their journey or find some message they believe can apply to themselves. I would have actually been interested in watching this if there were some women and non-white illustrators featured because, as a black woman, I would love to hear the story of a successful black female illustrator because I know there are tons of them out there.
It doesn’t help that from some of the stuff they say (every person on the promo video is white btw) is totally couched in privilege. Like having white people tell me a career isn’t about money isn’t about anything but ~love for art~ don’t worry about money and being paid right now it’s a long term strategy lol. IT SOUNDS COMPLETELY UNRELATABLE. Not to mention watching all these white dudes interspersed with drawings of women and pin ups of women. How can the people making this be so oblivious? I guarantee you they show more drawings of women than actual women in this.
Um…. I have a feeling their experiences are very different from what a woman’s would be. Or a POC. I mean… Just look at the shit Marjorie Liu and Kelly Sue Deconnick deal with on the regular because of their genders. Then you see the kind of monotonous shit that gets pushed forward (no to Morales’ Spiderman because…. we aren’t ready for it? No, remake the white one again) and you really see just how HARD it is to not fit the mold. I know I’ve been passed for jobs over men, and I’m sure once people found out my last name they thought twice about hiring. (I once had an interviewer go “Oh! I thought you were hispanic. You pass for white! How cool!” I wish I was joking…)
Fuck that interviewer so hard with a cactus. It’s also shitty to be a queer woman or a trans* nonbinary person, which instantly labels you as a “weird man-hating feminist,” which in this industry is pretty much death. We were once asked to be syndicated (comics) by a site that’s fairly popular now and is reblogged a lot on Tumblr, but one of their biggest caveats (aka, one of the reasons we passed) was that we couldn’t put any “queer agenda” or “feminist slants” in our comics. This show looks sort of ridiculous when you take into account what POC/women/etc. have to go through not only to “make it” but also to not violently vomit on everyone who tries to dictate how they make their work.