hi guys! this is a comic i made for a final in my comics in literature class. we had to do a research paper on a topic we’d discussed in class and then accompany it with a comic with a relevant subject. my paper was about hyper-sexualization of women in comic books, but i decided to broaden it out here as well as personalize it and make myself the subject and discuss something i’ve been subjected to in the convention circuit and on the internet as well as thousands of other women, as well as give a cue to thought about how the comic book industry as well as the video game industry and even just media in general (all of which are male dominated) push such ridiculous pressures onto girls and women.
also, it feels kind of silly to have to add this since i hope it’s obvious, but i am very aware that there are men that don’t subscribe to this attitude, and am incredibly grateful that these issues are brought to light to people other than the ones that are subjected to it.
anyway haha i have literally been staring at this for 9 hours i don’t even know which direction is up anymore. thanks for reading!!!
I love this comic. Not like the gushing excited kind of love, but the same love I feel for works by Walt Whitman and Harlan Ellison, when I feel a deep truth in one page, one paragraph, one line.
My sincere sympathies and encouragement goes out to all ladies AND fellas who don’t “fit” people’s screwed up expectations. If you’re a fan, doesn’t matter what you look like or sound like, if you wanna cosplay, DO IT. Do what YOU want, fuck the rest. You don’t need to worry yourselves about the opinions of asshats.
…While it may not be as immediately gratifying, there are those of us who haven’t got the balls to cosplay or put ourselves out there, and we see you do so and admire you for it. You have our respect.
More freebie illustration for some folks on GaiaOnline. Yes, St. Patrick’s Day is long gone, but… suspenders.
Censored version below the drop, though fullsize (about 4x as big as this?) and uncensored exist.
Was really bored this week, took a gander at freebie art requests over on GaiaOnline and found an amazing OC in need of some illustration.
Colored pencils, using turpenoid to smooth out and blend colors a little more, since I can’t seem to find my colorless blending pencil.
Borrowed the boyfriend’s camera, because the scanner is being a cunt.
THE BLACK WORLD
A new art series I’m working on that will reveal startling secrets about human society, history, and our place in the universe. Be prepared to learn uncomfortable truths that will make you question everything you have ever known to be fact.
^^^ Click on images for a closer look
Reblogging because COBRAAAAAA!
SLEEPING BEAUTY (1485).
POCAHONTAS (17TH CENTURY POWAHTAN).
CINDERELLA (MID 1860’S)
JASMINE (PRE-ISLAMIC MIDDLE EAST)
SNOW WHITE (16TH CENTURY GERMANY).
BELLE (1770’S FRENCH COURT FASHION).
Megara (Ancient Greece)
Mulan (Ancient China)
Rapunzel (18th Century)
Just thought I’d update this post with the other artworks in the set by Ms. Hummel because I ADORE every last one of these
omg yes yes yes