- 1:24 am - Sun, Mar 9, 2014
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Today I witnessed something amazing. Almost in stark contrast to yesterday, today I saw tangible impact of lady-representation in comics.
At the bookstore I work at, we have a dedicated Adventure Time section. This family came in and those kids were SO EXCITED to see their favourite characters in comics. I talked them through each OGN and series compilation, explaining what they all were and in what order they should be read, and this little girl’s entire life was changed. You could see it on her face.
The moment I mentioned Kate Leth (and that, yes, she is a girl.) this little girl’s face lit up like Christmas morning. I don’t know if it just never occurred to her that girls can work in comics but the excitement and wonder that left the store in her was a privilege to see. I ended up selling them the Fionna & Cake’s, all the OGN’s, and an AT doodle book. She left begging her dad to help her learn how to draw Marceline comics. (And he was happy to comply!)
Kate Leth has left an everlasting impression on this little girl just by existing and working in the industry. I honestly hope to someday be able to see such an impact on someone from my own work. Ladies in comics is important. The representation on the page, and behind them, is important. Having a reflection of yourself in the content you enjoy is important. I hope that little girl grows up to be a famous comic author someday.
It was a very good day.
I love stories like this!
You can’t see me, but I’m smiling at this.
- 3:32 pm - Sat, Mar 8, 2014
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Tamara de Lempicka in front of the portrait of her husband Tadeusz, ca 1928 -by Thérèse Bonney [+]
from : Vincent Bouvet and Gérard Durozoi, ‘Paris 1919-1939 - Art et culture’, Ed. Hazan, 2009 [see also : catalogue raisonné]
I’m reblogging this not only because it cites all of its sources, and not only because it’s a picture of one of my favorite painters, but because this guy thinks women can’t paint. Fuck, seriously? There are some other boneheaded/condescending comments made by dudes mentioned in that article that just make me want to vomit. I ain’t havin’ any of it.
It’s International Women’s Day, and I want to shout out all of the women that I follow here on Tumblr. You deserve to be celebrated not only on this day, but every day for the simple fact that you’re human beings and worthy of respect in every way. I shouldn’t even have to say that, but it’s true.
- 2:54 pm
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#ITooAmHarvard is a project by Black students at Harvard to speak out about the racism that they experience in their daily lives as students. It will also be a play.
Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous.
I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. ❤
Necessary reblog. Very necessary.
- 9:01 pm - Sun, Mar 2, 2014
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"We went to a real rocket museum with real rockets."
That face. It’s the BEST face.
- 2:54 pm - Sat, Mar 1, 2014
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Coffee and a design book.
Graphis Design Annual 1963/64
I love how my homie Mulligan unwinds.
- 2:09 pm
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porn has made me hate the word ebony
You’re not alone in this.
- 12:07 pm
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How I became “That Antisocial Girl” in my weekend letterpress class.
Comics are beautiful and intricate stories and artwork that you can HAVE so EASILY for way less than they’re worth, and if you’re going to steal them anyway, please just don’t talk to me about it or call yourself “into” them thanks.
(This guy was a “designer,” too. No excuse.)
But letterpress is really fun.
Maddening. Very maddening.
- 4:26 pm - Sun, Feb 23, 2014
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High school student “Sweeps” Satou has something to prove - and everything to lose - as he embarks on a quest to become the greatest sweeper the world has ever seen! Armed with his grandfather’s legendary broom the “Heaven Brush,” he’s more than ready - but rival curlers in both ice and love are everywhere! All this and more in the new hit manga “sweeping” the nation!
You’d better believe I’d read a curling manga.