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Almost forgot, the New York Comicon is going on right now, and if you’re there and still feel anything for me (even though I cheated on you with that hot dog vendor), check out the comics on tees shirts I did for Threadless Tees. JR. Goldberg, Becky Cloonan, and Ethan Nicolle and I all did robot-themed shirts and you should probably get them is what I’m saying.
Threadless snapped the pic I’ve included up there, and I can’t really tell what’s up with the colors as they don’t so much resemble the colors I was expecting, but maybe that’s just bad photography. They make sweet shirts, but maybe Threadless is shit with photography. Either way, my shirt was gray and not mauve, so I’m gonna blame white balance and convention lighting.
A crossover Jess Fink/ME fan sent me a link to this very old comic of mine from before I had a grizzled beard. This appeared in an issue of JTHM or Squee or who knows what, but just know that it appeared. There’s more to it than these two pages, but two pages is probably more than enough.
These are the first 2 pages of a strip by Jhonen Vasquez from his series SQUEE.
You can find the rest yourself as I don’t feel comfortable scanning the whole thing. I believe at some point the super ladies’ back snaps in half, unable to support her ridiculous tits. Good times! Remind anyone of Strong Female Characters?
This comic pops into my head often when I think about women in comics. The sad thing is this comic is from 1997. We are STILL complaining and making jokes like this about how ridiculous women look in comics FIFTEEN YEARS LATER. Jesus, I feel old.
I never read super hero comics. This comic made me laugh when I read it in high school just as much as it does now because it’s the REASON I never read them.The women in them didn’t look like they were made with me in mind, they weren’t made about or for real women.
The thing that is different today compared to 1997 is that there are so many more visible female creators making amazing things on the internet. I was inspired by the comics I read in high school like the MAXX, SCUDD and JTHM to go out and make my own things, tell my own stories. I never once even thought of working for DC or Marvel because the type of characters they featured had no appeal to me and I wasn’t interested in becoming a part of someone else’s story, I wanted to make my own.
EDIT: I guess I have to make clear that this comic is parody? It’s making FUN of super hero comics. I didn’t think I had to clarify that but that’s the internet.