I have more art spam to share, but my scanner’s too small for all my big stuff and I’ve yet to find a proper camera. Also, I was trying to shoot a damn video of me inking a piece, but my webcam is busted! Oh well, today I got paid and am thusly going grocery (and maybe webcam) shopping at my personal wageslave hell.
I present to you, the summation of my migraine of a job and the fuckwads I necessarily attend to day-by-day while staving off the need to jump into our industrial baler.
5. Is this a fun place to work?
What are you, an unemployed census canvasser? And if by fun you mean standing on my feet ten hours a day while bending over and lifting heavy boxes of mediocre shit while trying to speculate which personality my schizophrenic manager brought to work today while I navigate the unrealistic sales expectations dictated by some corporate knumbnut sitting in an office ten states away and trying to ascertain which customers are genuine and genuinely insane while worrying about how I’m going to eat for the next two days because this fucking job barely pays over minimum wage and I’m out of money until next payday and I sure as fuck hope I don’t get sick anytime soon because who can afford our crappy health insurance, then yes. This is a fun fucking place to work. Anything else I can help you with today?
There were lots of stories that came out of SDCC this year, but the one that has caught the attention of the comics community was a woman who dressed up as Batgirl to ask questions about female characters and creators at several DC Comics’ panels. I first became aware of her questions while following the live feeds of Newsarama and CBR. If you read this blog you know I have many of the same concerns she has. After seeing the reaction of some attendees and reporters about how her questions and those of others regarding female characters and creators were being handled, I compiled a post of that coverage.
That post has now become the most viewed ever for this blog. Her appearances at the panels has also generated other blog posts and many comments. She’s been called everything from a hero to a bully. But now for the first time we can hear from her.
Yesterday I caught up with Kyrax2, the “Batgirl woman” as she has become known, to find out more about what drove her to ask these questions and her thoughts on the reactions she received.
If you haven’t seen this already, please go read it. Janice/Kyrax provides an illuminating look atwhat went down at San Diego last weekend, and as far as I’m concerned show an unbelievable microcosm of just about everything the comics industry does wrong with regards to issues of diversity of talent and characters, all the way down to basic PR ineptitude. I’m almost at a loss for words at what to say, but I can see these events fitting in to many a debate in the future.
I’ve been thinking about making one of those drawing videos, you know, where an artist films themselves finishing a piece. It might be a good motivation for me to do, say, one a week. Just to force me to draw something. Thoughts?
Well I swear man that none of those anons where me... I know how big your dick is ;) And too the asshole bitching about her and "fyi gingers are gross". You know whats absolutely disgusting? Your personality. I hope sending her that message made you feel better, because you know whats funny? Besides the fact your too much of a pussy to come out of anon... No matter if your a dude or chick, she will always be WAY more talented then you are. :) THANK YOUUUUUUU
…Then this is awkward.
Hater anon, take this as your warning, beware my bodyguard lady.