My comic for class. Not quite how I wanted it, but it will do. All of the comments used are either things I have heard or seen. The woman is based off myself, the man a combination of male cosplayers I know. Yes people calling someone too skinny is an insult, and yes I did watch a security guard tell a bigger man to put a shirt on at a con while more fit men walked around shirtless.
For my paper I wrote about the sexualization of men in comics as well as women. I wanted to define the differences between sexualization and sexism, and make the point that men are portrayed in a completely nonsensical way as well as women. During my research I found a lot of articles that stated that men are not sexualized at all and this is utter crap.
At the end of the day a comic is an outrageous story made of fictional characters, creating a fantasy for the readers. Creating a ‘perfect’ character for people to enjoy. Both men and women have the highest of standards, and when a character is average or ugly, it is almost always spoken in a negative term. I know not ever comic is this way, B.P.R.D. sexualizes no one, but the mainstream comics that most people know are very guilty of this. On a 2D illustration a low cut shirt shows just as much as a skin tight spandex suit on a guy, just in a different color. Yes I do believe the actions and portrayals of women by writers shows sexism, but the art? It’s a comic, everyone is sexy.
That’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it. Thanks for reading. u_u
Dawn you’re perfect
Necromorphs (3/3) - requested by forerunnerr
“Recreate any Game/Film/Album cover using ONLY Clipart and Comic Sans”
I;M GGONNA PISS
The infamous “Max Headroom” incident.
I like this. I do. But I’m curious as to why it’s two princesses in the end instead of a princess and a prince. If they both effectively switched roles, why is one title changed and not the other? I feel like that one little thing is reinforcing the notion that girls can be tomboys but still be girls, but if a boy wants to dress up as a girl and do “girly” things, he has to forsake his male identity.
Which very isn’t the case because Eddie Izzard.
Changing the princess’s title as well would also lend double meaning to the title.
I don’t think Emilia ever really said that she didn’t not feel like a princess, she just said it was boring for her and that she seemed to imply that she wanted to be a different kind of princess. But over all this is an awesome story and a fantastic way to explain to kids about sexual identity!
At first I sort of wondered why it was ending with 2 princesses, but came to the same conclusion as above. Some of the prince/princess thing makes me a liiiittle wary but I guess it has to be simplified if it’s supposed to be a kids story? It would have been nice to have maybe one more panel that identified Edmund as feeling like she was a girl apart from wearing dresses and sewing, since w/out that it seems to imply that liking these things= you want to be a girl, especially with those first two panels, when that isn’t always true/the whole truth but is something that is widely believed about, for example trans* women (that if they don’t behave in traditionally feminine ways, they aren’t “really” women, thus often restricting them to gender roles if they want people to take their identity seriously). But! It is a nice story and I’m sure it would be enjoyed by a lot of kids.
I do think it was a good move to have them both princesses at the end since it at least concludes with showing two ways to be a princess, rather than just one or the other being correct.
all kinds of different ways this game could have turned out
I’m allowed to make all the questionable decisions I want!!!!