sidizenkane:

Quick tip for those who may not know, Kamala Khan’s first name is pronounced ‘Kam-La’ as opposed to ‘Ka-Ma-La’

Might not seem like a big deal, but she’s the first (and thus far only) South Asian superhero to have her own title, and the closest thing some of us have to representation in comics, so I really hope people get her name right :)

Anyway, can’t wait for issue #7!

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Cartoonists of Color Database

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Cartoonists of Color Database
Pre-Launch FAQ

What is a Cartoonist of Color?
Cartoonists of Color (COC) is a play off of the acronym “POC.” POC stands for “person of color.” A POC is anyone who identifies as non-Caucasian (non-white). In these forthcoming pages, you’ll find comics…

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Warning to anyone who uses deviantART! [PLEASE REBLOG]

futurediarist:

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If you get a note like this from this guy, ignore it. Delete it. If you ask what his daughter likes, he’ll try sending you a very suspicious folder with random art in it, as well as a virus.

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Please spread this around because someone who doesn’t know any better can really wind up getting screwed over. Thank you!

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"Don’t take a nude pic if you’re a famous woman and don’t want it leaked."

catalogofdevastation:

mysharona1987:

"Don’t wear a hoodie if you don’t want to be mistaken for a criminal and shot."

"Don’t get drunk at a party if you don’t want to be sexually assaulted."

"Don’t argue with a cop if you don’t want to get killed."

"Don’t walk home by yourself if you don’t want to get raped."

Victim blaming 101: Everyone should live in fear from ever doing anything.

I think taking nudes is stupid regardless (unless you are doing it for artistic/monetary reasons), but that doesn’t excuse theft or perversion.

Also, maybe it’s because I take life drawing classes so I am desensitized, but I don’t find the human body inherently erotic just because it’s unclothed. I don’t understand the appeal of nudes.

I mean, yeah, if you don’t find the nude body to be sexually appealing then it makes sense that you think nudes are dumb, but I’m surprised that you can’t understand why they’re a thing? It’s splitting hairs, but while I don’ t think the nude body is INHERENTLY erotic, it’s still largely perceived that way, or at least held in a certain level of intrigue and appeal, usually sexual. As for why people take nudes…

People take nudes for plenty of reasons, a lot of them overlapping with the reasons we take photos of ourselves at all- it can be a fun and stimulating activity, a way of capturing a moment in time, and also a way of helping boost your own self-image. And that doesn’t begin to cover why we share them with others, which is a whole different dimension. Sharing something private with someone you care about is an enriching bonding experience, in the same way telling a secret or talking about your personal thoughts can be. It’s a big show of trust and (sometimes) affection to allow yourself to be in such a vulnerable position in the face of another. There doesn’t need to be a more substantial reason than that to take them.

Releasing someone’s nudes, much like releasing any other private information someone shared with you, is a disgusting breach of trust and respect. I really believe that the only reason that, in the case of nudes, we tend to hold the person who took the photographs in contempt comes down to bullshit respectability politics and (considering that 99.9% of the time it’s a lady’s nudes that get released and ridiculed) misogyny. That’s why I and plenty of others think that the advice of not taking nudes at all as a preventative measure is ridiculous and victim-blaming, along the same lines as all the other stuff quoted in the OP.

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This dominant narrative surrounding the inevitability of female objectification and victimhood is so powerful that it not only defines our concepts of reality but it even sets the parameters for how we think about entirely fictional worlds, even those taking place in the realms of fantasy and science fiction. It’s so normalized that when these elements are critiqued, the knee-jerk response I hear most often is that if these stories did not include the exploitation of women, then the game worlds would feel too “unrealistic” or “not historically accurate”. What does it say about our culture when games routinely bend or break the laws of physics and no one bats an eye? When dragons, ogres and magic are inserted into historically influenced settings without objection. We are perfectly willing to suspend our disbelief when it comes to multiple lives, superpowers, health regeneration and the ability to carry dozens of weapons and items in a massive invisible backpack. But somehow the idea of a world without sexual violence and exploitation is deemed too strange and too bizarre to be believable.
- Tropes vs Women in Video Games, Women as Background Decoration: Part 2 (via femfreq)
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"Don’t take a nude pic if you’re a famous woman and don’t want it leaked."

mysharona1987:

"Don’t wear a hoodie if you don’t want to be mistaken for a criminal and shot."

"Don’t get drunk at a party if you don’t want to be sexually assaulted."

"Don’t argue with a cop if you don’t want to get killed."

"Don’t walk home by yourself if you don’t want to get raped."

Victim blaming 101: Everyone should live in fear from ever doing anything.

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historical-nonfiction:

Welcome to Derinkuyu, an underground city that once housed up to 20,000 people. In the Cappadocia region, famous for its cave dwellings and underground villages, Derinkuyu stands out for sheer size and complexity. Locals began digging in the 500s BCE. The city consists of over 600 doors, each of which can be closed from the inside. Each floor could be closed off as well. And just to make attacking completely impossible, the entire city was deliberately built without any logic. Its maze-like layout makes navigating the city nightmarish for unfamiliar invaders.

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outerspacecake:

love and support and celebrate fat girls who don’t have a booty or like in general fat girls with the fat in places that never get celebrated p l e a s e for the love of everything that is good in this world

like let’s not pretend curvy is a synonym for fat curvy is literally just this one specific socially acceptable way to be fat and I am getting increasingly frustrated about it

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leseanthomas:

Hiromu Arakawa (荒川 弘 Arakawa Hiromu?, born May 8, 1973) is a Japanese manga artist from Hokkaidō. She is best known for the manga Fullmetal Alchemist, which became a hit both domestically and internationally, and was later adapted into two anime television series.

She often portrays herself as a bespectacled cow. Her given name is Hiromi (弘美?), the first character being written identically to her male pen name, Hiromu.

Arakawa states that Suihō Tagawa, the author of Norakuro, is the "root of [her] style as an artist". She also learned composition and drawing during her time as Hiroyuki Etō’s assistant. She also cites Rumiko TakahashiShigeru Mizuki andKinnikuman by Yudetamago as influences and is a fan of Mike Mignola's work.

 Arakawa was born and raised on a dairy farm with three elder sisters and a younger brother. Arakawa thought about being a manga artist ”since [she] was little” and during her school years, she would often draw on textbooks. After graduating high school, she took oil painting classes once a month for seven years while working on her family’s farm. During this time, she also created dōjinshi manga with her friends and drew yonkoma for a magazine.

Arakawa moved to Tokyo in the summer of 1999, and started her career in the manga industry as an assistant to Hiroyuki Etō, author of Mahōjin Guru Guru. Her own career began with the publication of Stray Dog in Square Enix's Monthly Shōnen Gangan in 1999. Stray Dog won the ninth 21st Century “Shōnen Gangan” Award. She published one chapter of Shanghai Yōmakikai in Monthly Shōnen Gangan in 2000. In July 2001, Arakawa published the first chapter of Fullmetal Alchemist in Monthly Shōnen Gangan. The series spanned 108 chapters, with the last one published in July 2010, and the series was collected in twenty-seven volumes.  When the studio Bones adapted it into an anime series, Arakawa aided them in developing it. However, she later let them work alone in the making of the script so that both manga and anime would have different endings, and to develop the manga further. The series won the 49th Shogakukan Manga Award in the shōnen category in 2004. When the second anime adaptation was reaching its ending, Arakawa showed director Yasuhiro Irie her plans for the manga’s ending, making both end in near dates.

She is currently living in Tokyo and has published three more works, Raiden 18Sōten no Kōmori, and Hero Tales. Arakawa has collaborated with the creation of Hero Tales with Studio Flag under the name of Huang Jin Zhou. In the anime adaptation of the series, Arakawa was responsible for the character designs. She has also drawn the cover from the Japanese edition of the novel The Demon’s Lexicon authored by Sarah Rees Brennan.

In April 2011, Arakawa began a new series called Silver Spoon, serialized in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shōnen Sunday. Rather than writing another fantasy series like Fullmetal Alchemist, Arakawa wanted to challenge herself by trying a more realistic story with Silver Spoon. It quickly rose among Shogakukan’s best-selling titles and an anime series by A-1 Pictures began airing in July 2013. She began writing a manga adaptation of Yoshiki Tanaka's The Heroic Legend of Arslanseries of novels in July 2013, serialized in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine.

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One of my favorite comic creators. Also responsible for one of my all-time favorite animated TV series, FMA & FMA: Brotherhood! :-D

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solomonfletcher:

More commission options for you! Help me pay rent~

Ink with digital colors~ Additional characters are the same price as the first (so, two characters with just inks would be $15+$15=30).

I’ll draw just about anything including furries, NSFW, and OCs! 

If you’re interested in a commission or have questions, email me at fletcher.solomon at gmail~ I accept payment through Paypal (tips are greatly appreciated) but please email me BEFORE sending payment.

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