“—But then he cried, which was so much worse!” Roy imagined himself telling Kira. He wanted to. The previous night’s experience wasn’t something he had any frame of reference for, and she was such a help during his other dark moments: when he started school, when he almost failed precalc, when some entertainment network Earthside found one of his embarrassing baby videos and ran it every hour for like three days.
But, well, Kira wasn’t talking to him because he’d come home early and interrupted her date and scared off the nail-biting sophomore, and anyway Roy wasn’t sure the relief of sharing the story would outweigh the discomfort. Elliott Blue’s tears had not only been in confidence, but also largely Roy’s fault. He would look like an asshole if he discussed them with someone else just to fish for sympathy. Or, even worse, she would think the whole mess was funny.
So, the next morning when Kira had warmed back up enough to ask how his study session had gone, he just shrugged and said, “Fine.”
When no details were forthcoming, she rolled her eyes and breezed past him to do her hair.
That day, Blue was back to vanishing every moment he wasn’t required to be under a teacher’s eye. Roy had wondered if he could get a word in by following him after class, but a split second’s hesitation cost him his chance; Blue was out of the room and he couldn’t tell which way he’d gone.
yay an update!
Cheers and admiration for Kate, Rian, our pals at BOOM! Studios, and the little girl who we hope will grow up to be the World’s #1 Cartoonist.
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.
ahhh this is great! (and also, just as a point of interest, this is basically EXACTLY how me getting into comics went if you replace “adventure time” with “sailor moon”)
Twin Beauty: Cipriana Quann and her sister, Takenya ’TK Wonder’ Quann
Photos: Phil Oh/Milk Studios/Tommy Ton
10/ ∞ eternally fabulous fashions! Tex Saverio “The Revelation”
Jenny Packham Lingerie SS2014
guuuh I love these— I am All About this “flirting with the line between sexy and frumpy” thing
A witch and her familiar
(please full view to see the details *w*)
OH MY GOD
can i be reading this like yesterday
Zipper March 2014
I love everything on these pages
Ok. I’m tired of the typical vampire, werewolf and fairy.I’m also tired of the occidental-centrism in mythology. Hence, this list.
I tried to included as many cultural variants as I could find and think of. (Unfortunately, I was restricted by language. Some Russian creatures…
keeping this for ~reference~
Photographer: Cinnamon Stewart
Model: Miss Erised (wearing Arabel Lingerie)