Because girls never exclude other girls or never exclude guys by claiming "safe space," right? Jesus christ, I get that you have a daughter and you're looking out for her, but that doesn't mean that women have it any worse than guys now that you're focusing on one. Wake the fuck up. What sex drops out of school at great rates? What sex has the highest poverty and suicide rate? What sex is less likely to get into college? Men. So stop being a mouthbreathing white knight.
I love when righteous indignation hides behind anonymity. You poor, poor boy. You are beyond wrong, and that you cannot see why, that you cannot see how the made-up data you cite itself is part of the problem, is part of the bias, only makes me pity you.
You’re a coward.
You’re exactly the problem I’m describing.
And you have no leg to stand on. I am tired of you, I am tired of your type.
Good luck with what I am sure will be a long and miserable life.
Recently, there’s been another outrage outburst in the comics community. A woman criticized a sorta shitty comic cover, and naturally, she was threatened with rape. It feels…
Ulisas Farinas has written a pair of impassioned articles about the normalization of depictions of violence against women in comics and, more recently, underlining the self-delusion inherent in the recent posturing made in response to the rape threats against Janelle Asselin, a comics culture writer who had the temerity to criticize a Teen Titans comic book cover for being dumb (heads up, True Believers, those comics are dumb!)
It’s an undisciplined but honest pair of articles, and he makes some thoughtful points, like
As an adult, I see men all around me, who write violence, who draw violence, who have never been infected (sic) by violence. Most women you know, have been victims of some sort of violence from a man. But where is Batman and the battered woman? Where is Captain America and the saddest conversation you can have with a girlfriend? Where is all the heartache, the pain, the disgust and the powerlessness?
And on the … well, christ, on the pointlessness of trying to shame bad behavior out of folks…
A man tells a woman he’ll rape her because its the only thing left where he can still have power. You ain’t gonna shame no dude into stop doing that. Shame is exactly why he does it. Dude knows exactly how offensive he is being. And if it offends his dude friends? They think, “That’s cause they’re little bitches too, so fuck them. I bet they can’t get laid, so they just pretend to be feminists to hang out with chicks.”
They don’t know what rape is, except from what they’ve learned from TV, comics and movies. They know that its extremely shocking, and so they can always rely on it to end the conversation.
As a reward for writing these articles, Ulisas been gifted with a lovely bouquet of “UNH ACTUALLY MEN GET RAPED TOO YOU KNOW!” responses, with such suddenness and ferocity that you’d think these guys were competing for the Gold in Missing the Point (I suppose I can inoculate myself against the same thing by adding: he never said they didn’t). He’s been given the greatest gift of all, being proven right by nimrods.
You know that joke - a woman is crying because she’s just received word that her sister and nieces died in a boating accident, and a guy walking by interrupts her; “Uh, excuse me, but men drown too, you know.”
I want to do a Kickstarter so I can get a graphic novel done, but with two kids (one's a newborn), and a day job, I'm pressed for drawing time. Any suggestions on decreasing drawing time and increasing productivity?
KickStarter is really awesome, but I will touch on that in a moment.
To be perfectly honest, I have never figured out a way to speed up my work. Over time I suppose I have gotten faster just through practice but the more I learn, the better I get, the more I try to pack into my panels for a net time savings of ~zero minutes per day.
However, I am definitely at my most productive when I have gotten some exercise before work, which for me means riding my bike. The morning activity increases my energy levels throughout the day, improves my ability to focus, and I always feel a bit more creative or mentally limber.
Turning off all social media and only looking at my Inbox during my lunch break is a must. As soon as I start mucking around on Twitter or Tumblr I can count on losing a good hour or more.
I assume that with two kids and a job you are working some weird hours on your comic. I did that for a long time also. The only way I could make it work was to put my xBox in the closet and unplug the cable box.
I’m curious why you want to do a KickStarter though? Or rather, I’m not sure I’m making the connection between wanting to do a KS and juggling a job, two kids, and drawing a book.
If what you are saying is that you want to do a KickStarter so you can leave your job to work on your graphic novel my advice is -DO NOT DO THAT. THAT IS THE WORST THING YOU COULD POSSIBLY DO.
What you really need to do is look up Spike Trotman. She is pretty much the undisputed Queen of Comic Book KickStarters. She has written lengthy articles and appeared on several podcasts talking all about KS.
Basically my default answer for all KickStarter questions is, “Go Google Spike Trotman. You will thank me for it. But really you should thank her.”
Chances are really good that most would-be comic creators who take the time to learn from Spike’s experiences will come away realizing that KickStarter is not really a viable revenue generator for them. It is a ton of work just to get rolling and I have basically been working two jobs even since we did our own KS, working to create all the art for the Field Guide KS and also drawing the regular Robo comics. It’s been a great experience, but it has also been a 60 hour a week experience.
Like I said though; make the time to look up Spike and do a LOT of research before heading down the KickStarter path.