Tag: Harassment

wonderwoman, warner bros/ thinkThin, via allure.com

Fatphobia in the Never Changing Comic Book Landscape

EDIT: an incorrect fact has been removed from this article. Superhero comic books retain the ability to deeply wound their audiences. What do they propagate a desire for? Thinner women. “Superheroine” is still, despite occasional pushback from Marvel’s (Adrian Alphona’s) Gert Yorkes and Valiant’s Faith, synonymous with “titty, yet thin.” They define a “correct” template, and…

Crayola Crayons - photo by Bookgrl https://www.flickr.com/photos/bookgrl/860163491/

Fourth Year of Informal ColoristAppreciationDay

In January 2013, Eisner-winning comic book creator and primarily colorist Jordie Bellaire wrote a Tumblr post titled “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore” decrying an unnamed convention–as well as the wider comic book industry–that refused to give colorists their due. “Colorists…are the unknown amazing backup singer who makes every…

Thursday Book Beat: Roxane Gay Pulls Back

Hi, book lovers! I’m currently swamped at school with readings and work so not much reading got done this week! I was really sick the past sick, tis the season, and everyone at work is sniffling. The Academy Award nominees were announced, and I was happy to see Lion and Moonlight nominated for multiple awards!…