So um, I think the reason so many protagonists are male is because men have always been in the front line in combat, and that's because it's been proven that (not being sexist) that men are defaultly physically superior... I say again that I'm just saying that from a scientific/medical standpoint... If I sound like a dumbass I'm sorry I just woke up and I saw ur account and saw the earlier post about this and wanted to give my thoughts on this
"Do you believe that my being faster, stronger has anything to do with muscles in this place?"
Video games are entirely abstract constructs, created solely from the rules of our own making. We try to model the game rules after real ones in some amount of similarity, but things like muscular development, or traditional front-line combat fighters mean almost nothing when you’re talking about a fantasy or science fiction world that can choose which laws of physics it wishes to adhere to. There’s really only one reason why the default protagonist in video games is a middle-aged white man - the developers and publishers choose it to be so.
Here is page one of my and Kate’s story for Mega Fauna. We both wrote it, Kate pencilled and I did the inks and letters and we both shared colouring duties. Expect more pages in the coming weeks. Mega Fauna is Cloudscape’s latest anthology and we need your help to print it. Please check out the video and pre-order your copy today!
I’m not posting a new page today. I do have more comics in reserve that I can post, but I’m going to cut back to updating only once a week for a while because I’ve been working on the script for a big new project and I want to make sure there isn’t a gap between when the pages I’ve got run out and the point at which I’ll have pages of this new thing to post.
People love watching and reading about dystopias and rebellions, but when it happens in real life suddenly those people are demonizing the resistance and championing the oppressors as the protectors of society.
This is too real.
This is something I think about a lot. I’m trying to write a dystopian novel right now, and I don’t want this to happen to my book. I want it to make people THINK. Not just read it, put it down, and say to themselves, “boy am I glad that would never happen here.”
I have some ideas. I don’t know if I’ve cracked this code. I don’t know if that’s possible. But I have to try.
Meanwhile, keep an eye on #Ferguson , our very own present-day post-apocalypse. It’s more real than any book, it’s more terrifying than any movie, and I don’t think there’s any plucky young teen or grizzled old stoic who can stop it singlehandedly.
In the post-World War II era, the Klan experienced a huge resurgence. Its membership was skyrocketing, and its political influence was increasing, so Kennedy went undercover to infiltrate the group. By regularly attending meetings, he became privy to the organization’s secrets. But when he took the information to local authorities, they had little interest in using it. The Klan had become so powerful and intimidating that police were hesitant to build a case against them.
Struggling to make use of his findings, Kennedy approached the writers of the Superman radio serial. It was perfect timing. With the war over and the Nazis no longer a threat, the producers were looking for a new villain for Superman to fight. The KKK was a great fit for the role.
In a 16-episode series titled “Clan of the Fiery Cross,” the writers pitted the Man of Steel against the men in white hoods. As the storyline progressed, the shows exposed many of the KKK’s most guarded secrets. By revealing everything from code words to rituals, the program completely stripped the Klan of its mystique. Within two weeks of the broadcast, KKK recruitment was down to zero. And by 1948, people were showing up to Klan rallies just to mock them.
So what if all the Dwarves we see out in the (fantasy) world are sterile female dwarves. They’re conventionally “he” because of the beards and because people kept giving them funny looks when they went by “she,” but they still screw up gendering humans sometimes.
If you feed a…
I love the idea of mixing typical fantasy races with interesting life cycles / gender dynamics. I had a seed of an idea once for a story something along those lines, but nothing ever came of it. I like this idea better.
“'I am Groot' was all Groot ever said to him. One day, he was amazed to discover that when Groot was saying 'I am Groot', what he meant was, 'I love you.' And even more amazing was the day Rocket realized he truly loved him back.”—(via morethanonepage)
Next up: it turns out Ronan the Accuser has six fingers on his right hand, Drax can use a sword as well in his left hand as in his right, and Thanos never actually sent out his five fastest ships like he’d promised to Nebula.
Did you know that Cloudscape is still looking for more monster cards for our eighth anthology, Mega Fauna? As with previous Cloudscape anthologies Giants of Main Street and Waterlogged, our next book will feature a gallery of creatures in addition to the comic stories. Mega Fauna’s…
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.
Calling all Canadian comic creators! There’s still time for YOU to send a us a pitch for Epic Canadiana #2! The Epic Canadiana #1 anthology featured a host of Canadian heroes that paid tribute to the golden age of Canadian comics, from gun-toting vigilantes to Arctic demigods and gay activists. The book was featured on CBC Radio, ShawTV, and the Vancouver Courier, Now it’s time for a sequel. Are you ready to join the ranks? Then visit Epic Canadiana #2 is Go! for more information. Good luck!