A preview of Bold Riley issue 3, The Lion Jawed. Art by Joanna Estep and flatting by Nechama Frier
Roger was born and raised in New York. His language, his mannerisms, his way of carrying himself, and his attitude are all a product of his environment. All of this goes a long way towards helping him fit in in Earther society, which is, of course, the only culture he’s ever known.
But being of alien ancestry, not all of this comes naturally. Alongside what he’s picked up through natural acculturation, he’s had to make a conscious effort to copy the way that humans behave. He stands the way a human would stand. He avoids odd facial expressions, even when they come naturally, and mimics human expressions instead.
But when it comes to martial arts, all bets are off. This is when even Roger is subject to his biology. His different anatomy means he needs different fighting techniques than any human to maximize his potential. That’s when you get to see how a real Venusian moves.
He probably runs on his tip-toes, too. It would be faster. That’s how his ridiculous feet are supposed to work.
The premise of the Genie soldiers in my A Mad Tea-Party comic is that they were basically characters in a sci-fi space battle manga… but then they retired and had kids and got old. But they’re still, essentially, the same over-dramatic manga characters.
Here they are posing as if they are in Neon Genesis Evangelion.
Let’s Speak English #39!
If you have a black eye patch, you are a pirate. If you have a white eye patch, you are an anime. I’m sorry, I don’t make these rules!
If you like Teach English in Japan, you’ll definitely like Let’s Speak English.
I did this post for Write on Com. Figured it would be worth sharing here also.
Diversity in Writing
by author Ellen Oh
Recently, I was part of a conversation where an author said the following: “But there’s been a lot of anger from some quarters about “appropriation” and…
Click through to see the guest comic I did for Diana Nock’s Intrepid Girlbot a while back.
Spoiler alert: I’m working on a brand new comic. This may or may not be the first panel.
(Spoiler alert: it is).
The Adventures of Superhero Girl is one of my favorite comics, and one of the ones I’m proudest to have worked on. It’s by people I love and love working with. It’s the kind of book that shifts the balance of the industry and medium toward what I want comics to be.
I’ve spent a lot of…
Superhero Girl is one of the best superhero comics I’ve ever read. It’s not a parody of superheroes (although it IS funny) and it’s not a comic for kids (although the kids I’ve shown it to loved it). I would describe it more like a window into an alternate universe where the phrase “superhero comic” means something very different. A world where history took a different path, and comics where people wear capes and solve problems by punching them are fun, accessible to all ages, and not chained down to decades to convoluted corporate-owned back-story.
I wish I could read more books from that other universe. I wonder if they’re all as good as this one, or if they’ve sent us their best.
If you think you hate superhero comics, I invite you to ask yourself if maybe you don’t just hate superhero comics from OUR timeline. Read this book and report back to me.
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