Author: Mai Pucik

It’s a Crime: Two Perspectives, Worlds Apart, on Tet

Tet IDW Paul Tucker & Paul Allor Issue three out now Claire Napier: I’ve complained before about my inability to find graphic crime fiction that satisfies me on the same levels as my favoured crime prose. Well, I can shut up now. Tet is that book. I’ve known Paul Allor for a while; we’re acquainted on Twitter and I find him a pleasant person. His public persona mixes vulnerability with integrity, and he gets my jokes… I hadn’t read his comics. Not on purpose; I just hadn’t. But a retweet caught my interest and I made a passing comment and...

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Top 10 Redheads: Anime Edition

We at Women Write About Comics want to show our support for the red-haired people of this world! Back in 2014, Ashley Schmuecker put out her top ten list of kick-ass superheroes and villains with glorious red (and orange) locks. It’s about time we showcased more awesome redheads, isn’t it? WWAC writers have nominated and voted on our favorite red-haired anime characters, and voilà! First, the honorable mentions go to: A-ko Magami (Project A-ko) A-ko is a student at Gravitron High who is nigh-invulnerable, possibly the child of Superman and Wonder Woman (no copyright infringement though wink wink). She stars in what was meant...

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Supporting Geeky Indie Crafters: A WWAC Shopping Guide

We have some pretty talented crafters here at WWAC, but for those of us who are less crafty inclined or just want to support other crafters, we are sharing some of our favorite indie geek crafters. Birdi just recently bought a skirt from Etsy shop, PicknMix. Jo, who runs the shop, makes custom geeky skirts. Birdi ordered a Lord of the Rings skirt and throughout the entire process Jo kept her aware of the process and verified her waist measurements. When the skirt was delivered, Jo included a sweet note thanking Birdi for her purchase and let her know...

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Review: Silk #1-2

Silk #1-2 Robbie Thompson (writer), Stacey Lee (artist), Ian Herring (colors) Variant covers by Skottie Young and Jake Forbes Marvel Comics For a character barely a year old, Cindy Moon comes into her first solo title with a lot of baggage. As a new lead in an ongoing superhero universe where new series launch every month, she’s in a precarious position: not enough history to rely on name recognition or an established niche, already too convoluted (and controversial) to be friendly to new readers—yet impossible to skip past without rewriting the character from scratch. Some creators might have done just that, and having...

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Multifarious: But the art of it

The rise of curation in popular culture Has the curator supplanted the creator in popular imagination? The Globe and Mail examines the rise of curation as a profession and an art form. The curator’s job has been, among other things, to find the through line. She provides a practical function, telling us who to trust with our attention; moreover, she fulfills an emotional-psychological one, by making sense of a world overrun with entities and ideas. But once curators themselves proliferate, and the curators need curating, and the notion of “curation” becomes so romantic that dilettantes assume the pose until...

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