July 23rd, 2011


We Need To Find The Nest And Kill The Queen

Here comes trouble.  How would you feel if you rounded a corner and saw this waiting for you?

Fortunately, this isn't a nightmare.  These people held a costume protest at the DC panel in San Diego over the general changes in DC character costumes and Harley Quinn's new look in particular.

So, no.  These aren't clones of the real Harley Quinn.  We are perfectly safe.

Kermit And Piggy

Shocker Toys Becomes Shocked Toys

I've mentioned Shocker Toys and their bullshit they've been pulling lately.  Well, yesterday, they held a panel at the San Diego Con.  Most companies that do the things they do hope that the threat of professional assassination will keep people in line.  However, enough people are bitching that Shocker was just whistling past the graveyard.

So, the panel went off chock full of fans of the toys.

And one pissed off person.

One VERY pissed off person.

In the middle of the panel, Jim Macquarrie, who has been trying to get Shocker Toys to cough up money owed to its freelancers, went up and served head of Shocker Toys Geoff Beckett with court papers, in front of God, the audience, and everybody.

“Got the pleasure of serving court papers on a guy who thinks paying his artists is optional. In the middle of his panel at Comic-Con. Kind of a jerk move, but he’s kind of a jerk guy. Shocker Toys.”

Jim Macquarrie, you're my new hero.
Peter G

Speaking Of Drawing Women In Comics

I've mentioned before that part of my problem with drawing comic art is my awareness of the human body and its limitations.  I don't push the boundaries because it doesn't feel honest.  Also, I spend a lot of time agonizing over my layouts and placements so that people looking at the page have no trouble following what's happening.

This first image from the new Catwoman series illustrates my first point:

This second image illustrates my second point:

This second image isn't a cover, it is page 3 of issue #1.  I just keep staring at it, trying to make sense of it.  I mean, for a woman in such a rush she can't finish putting on her costume but to be so at peace, and with a cat-o-nine-tails longer than can be effectively wielded and...you know what?  Just forget it.

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

I got sent this image....

Apparently, the implication is I should be ashamed of enjoying My Little Pony -- Friendship Is Magic.  But I don't consider watching funny cartoons to be shameful.  I sent him back this image to explain what I feel is shameful....

Your turn.