Lately I’ve gotten a little confused about who Wonder Woman is because somewhere along the line she transformed into a hollow stereotype of a “butt-kicking superheroine” who mostly brandishes her sword and expresses sentiments like “Let’s fight because it makes me feel good! I don’t understand relationships! I’m a warrior!” Sigh (thankfully I read a lot of old comics too so my exposure to this is kind of tempered).
BUT the tipping point was when I read Batman/Superman Annual #1 last night. In one panel, Diana points her sword at Supergirl and goes, “You, girl.” Here, look -
UGH. I hate that I don’t like something that Greg Pak wrote because he’s one of my favorites, but: …what? Everyone except for Brian Azzarello of late (!) is writing Diana like this. Why is this what Wonder Woman has become? Does her femininity - essential to her original character - make her so weak that getting rid of it is necessary? LOL YES because as far as patriarchy is concerned feminine traits like being empathetic and nurturing are not valuable duh.
This kind of stuff depresses me (and I didn’t expect to find it in B/S Annual), but, like I said, luckily I’m addicted to the Golden Age stuff so I came across another set of panels last night too -
Loving and strong - that’s Wonder Woman! It’s *so* remarkable that she ever came to be and it’s a bummer that she was more radical in the 1940s than she is in the 2010s. I can only dread what they’re going to do next with her character.
And with that… Happy International Women’s Day, y’all. My feminism doesn’t center on Wonder Woman but she’s an important part of my story and she’s important to a lot of my sisters in solidarity as well!
—Batman/Superman Annual #1 (2014) by Greg Pak & Jae Lee; Wonder Woman #27 (1948) by William Moulton Marston & HG Peter
This bugs me to no end. It hasn’t been present in her own series (thank goodness; I do have some issues with that and it hasn’t been my ideal take on the character or her mythos, but ‘super-particular-Seph’ aside, it’s been pretty good), but in so many of her appearances across the last couple of years, her depictions have been lacking the most important aspects of her character. Especially in Justice League War and the Justice League ongoing.
Sure, they still depict her as powerful and one of the most capable warriors in the DC Universe, but when that’s treated like it’s more the core of the character than her compassion, her diplomacy, her intelligence, then something’s going wrong.
don’t save as jpeg
as a former yearbook editor and designer, let me explain this further
if youre only planning on posting your art online, them please save it as .png ;this is also better for transparencies as well
please, if youre planning of printing your art, NEVER use png. it makes the quality of the image pretty shitty. use jpeg or pdf instead. and always set your work at 300dpi to get a better printing quality - this means, the images are crisper and sharper and theres no slight blurriness. i had a talk with my friend who is currently taking design, and pdf is much better to use when youre working with a bigger publishing company because it still has the layers intact, but if youre only planning on printing your stuff at staples or at some small publishing store, the jpeg is the way to go.
this has been a public service announcement
..and she vehemently hates jazz. And most smells.
If I have a meeting with her I’ll wear my strangest/strongest Black Phoenix oils just to get out of there faster.
She hates Jazz what. What. What.
I would accuse her of being a demon but I honestly don’t think that someone who hates jazz would last long anywhere around Lucifer.
A robot, then.
And not the interesting, well programmed kind.
…Well, Lucifer did run a piano bar, after all. ;)
"Thank Lucifer" xD.
That sounds like ‘bland fuddy stuck in one perspective with hard-wired permanent blinkers’ syndrome.