Day: August 24, 2016

Cover art by Chris Brunner, image courtesy Sweaty Palms.

Comics, Anxiety, and Capturing the Abstract: An Interview with the Creators of Sweaty Palms

We often read hoping to see a piece of ourselves reflected in stories, but it’s the surprising connections that can have the most impact. These connections are not always comfortable, but are often invaluable, such as Jennifer Gonzalez’s experience with depression and Katie O’Neill’s webcomic Mushrooms. Each time readers respond powerfully to comics such as O’Neill’s it…

Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell, photo by Paramount Pictures

You Want Our Ideas But Not Us: Hollywood’s Whitewashing of Asians Roundtable

Recently, many movie and TV show fans have raised concerns about upcoming releases that involve Asian settings or themes, but center white actors or sideline Asian voices. Doctor Strange, Ghost in the Shell, Netflix’s Iron Fist, Death Note, and The Great Wall perpetuate decades of Hollywood’s marginalization of Asian actors. WWAC writers have analyzed at length…

Snotgirl, Leslie Hung & Bryan Lee O'Malley

Snotgirl: Visual Women Roundtable

Snotgirl, by Bryan Lee O’Malley, Leslie Hung, and Mickey Quinn, debuted in July from Image Comics. Industry politics aside, “Image” is a satisfying venue for a comic of this nature. The protagonist, our “snotgirl” Lottie Person, lives for image. She’s a fashion blogger, so image is the source of her status and presumably her revenue. Lottie internalises…