What does it take to be a comic book artist?


First it takes someone who not only can draw but who wants to get better so badly that they will obsess about it everyday in their sketchbook and feel the frustration that comes with learning and growing and they will also rise above the inadequate feelings and low confidence and believe in themselves to a point where they are ok with making mistakes and growing from them, they are ok with busting out pages as fast as they can and as best as they can for a deadline. And they are ok with being broke for a while. Being an artist ain’t no joke, you’ll go through a time of being dirt poor. And if you are good/creative enough, and fast enough, and easy to work with enough, then you’ll Probably land a sweet gig. So basically it takes talent plus persistence plus luck. Enjoy.

some truth on Tuesday

» Asked by sirjoey-23








Steve Rogers did, in fact, realize that something was off when he saw the outline of the woman’s odd bra (a push-up bra, he would later learn), but being an officer and a gentleman, he said that it was the game that gave the future away.


No, see, this scene is just amazing. The costume department deserves so many kudos for this, it’s unreal, especially given the fact that they pulled off Peggy pretty much flawlessly.

1) Her hair is completely wrong for the 40’s. No professional/working woman  would have her hair loose like that. Since they’re trying to pass this off as a military hospital, Steve would know that she would at least have her hair carefully pulled back, if maybe not in the elaborate coiffures that would have been popular.

2) Her tie? Too wide, too long. That’s a man’s tie, not a woman’s. They did, however, get the knot correct as far as I can see - that looks like a Windsor.

3) That. Bra. There is so much clashing between that bra and what Steve would expect (remember, he worked with a bunch of women for a long time) that it has to be intentional. She’s wearing a foam cup, which would have been unheard of back then. It’s also an exceptionally old or ill-fitting bra - why else can you see the tops of the cups? No woman would have been caught dead with misbehaving lingerie like that back then, and the soft satin cups of 40’s lingerie made it nearly impossible anyway. Her breasts are also sitting at a much lower angle than would be acceptable in the 40’s.

Look at his eyes. He knows by the time he gets to her hair that something is very, very wrong.

so what you are saying is S.H.E.I.L.D. has a super shitty costume division….

Nope, Nick Fury totally did this on purpose.

There’s no knowing what kind of condition Steve’s in, or what kind of person he really is, after decades of nostalgia blur the reality and the long years in the ice (after a plane crash and a shitload of radiation) do their work. (Pre-crash Steve is in lots of files, I’m sure. Nick Fury does not trust files.) So Fury instructs his people to build a stage, and makes sure that the right people put up some of the wrong cues.

Maybe the real Steve’s a dick, or just an above-average jock; maybe he had a knack for hanging out with real talent. Maybe he hit his head too hard on the landing and he’s not gonna be Captain anymore. On the flipside, if he really is smart, then putting him in a standard, modern hospital room and telling him the truth is going to have him clamming up and refusing to believe a goddamn thing he hears for a really long time.

The real question here is, how long it does it take for the man, the myth, the legend to notice? What does he do about it? How long does he wait to get his bearings, confirm his suspicions, and gather information before attempting busting out?

Turns out the answer’s about forty-five seconds.

#STEVE YOU RECKLESS FUCK #’we need a plan’ my ass #how about ‘break everything until I’m outside and then figure shit out from there’ #A+ steve you win (tags via bluandorange)

oh god it got better

I have to believe that this scene was originally supposed to feature Black Widow….would have played better….but no regrets….






Things that I need: A shirt that says “I LOVE ALL CAPS” on it so I can express my love for writing in all caps, but that also has little pictures of Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson on it so I can express my love for all Caps.

This is the most perfect…

Please, someone make this fanart and then make this shirt.

Can it have Captain Marvel too?

Yes. Yes it can.

I think I can make this happen in some way…




Yesterday, I went to Disneyland. Apparently, at their Innovations building, there is a HUGE Avengers exhibit, complete with appearances by Captain America and Thor. Naturally, I ran screaming into said building, camera at the ready. After falling on the ground in front of the array of Iron Man suits and bursting into tears at the Steve Rogers exhibit (exactly like the Smithsonian one in TWS) I got in line to meet the Star-Spangled Man. (The workers were all awesome, they loved that I was such a nerd and so unbelievably excited to meet the Captain.)

My purse has a large Doctor Who pin on it, (not pictured) and the camera man for Steve pointed at it, looked at Cap, and was like “Look at this, it says something about she’s a Doctor?” and Cap points at it and goes "Oh, that looks like a blue police box!" so I said, (I was speechless guys I literally am such a dweeb) "It is." and he said "When I was in England doing an Op in 1942, I was stuck in a burning building and a man named John Smith pulled me out of the building, and then ran into a blue police box just like that and disappeared. Do you know if this has anything to do with that?" 


anyways, we took pictures, i cried when i walked out, thought you all ought to know. the end. 

This dude knows his stuff.  He’s the same Cap that I saw during my bachelorette party.  When I gave him a drawing as a gift for his upcoming July 4th ‘birthday’, I mentioned I thought he would appreciate it because I knew he had gone to art school before the war.  He GRINNED so big and said "Wow, no one ever remembers that!"  

He also made me punch his shield because I had my Winter Soldier jacket on.  


I need to get to Disneyland so bad…





Ray Harryhausen creatures

Wow - that’s an incredible photo set.

He was an incredible man.


Work of a master.




Me and Matt Wilson’s variant cover to Thor #2!!

Thor: Odin’s Hat!

It’s so stimulating being your hat!
… I think that’s your lot. Please leave a contribution in the little hammer.

they got trouble, Asguardians.

CAROL CORPS! I HAVE QUESTIONS FOR YOU! (signal boost appreciated)



I am giving a presentation to fellow librarians at a state conference on Halloween about women and fandom and comics. I have had my own experiences in this area, but I want to talk to all of you!

Be as short or as long-winded as you like, and my e-mail address is at the bottom if you want to…

1) What does the Carol Corps mean to me?

Carol Corps means knowing I’m not alone. That when I feel my star is in darkness, I can reach out for more light, see them all blazing with caring and hope. This past spring, I lost my husband of 14 years in a car accident. Dozens of people from the Carol Corps I had never met rallied around me, reached out hands to me, and made me feel like maybe the sky hadn’t shattered completely.  It restored so much faith in the goodness of humans, in a world and time when its sorely needed.

2) How has it expanded your social circle?

I live in a small town in Northern New York. I have friends in the corporeal world, sure, but much to my delight, I have gained a lot of new friends in the digital world through the Carol Corps, which to my mind are just as important as the ones I see in real life. And on those joyous days when I go to cons, I get to greet my online friends with the comfort and ease of old friends, even though we’re meeting face to face for the first time ever.

3) Has it changed your relationships with comics, or male fans of comics?

It makes me love comics even more. As for male fans of comics, I know a bunch of guys who are just as hardcore Carol Corps as I or any other female-identifyer.  That’s one of the reasons the corps is so awesome. 

4) Do you buy more comics now, than before you began identifying as a member of the Carol Corps? What do you read?

Yes, I do buy more. That’s because in the Carol Corps, we talk and share about other comics we like. Someone says “Hey if you liked this for this reason, then try X, its great!” I learned alot about Image comics when I started reading KSD’s stuff. Currently, I read Captain Marvel, Avengers, Pretty Deadly, Sex Criminals, Saga, Rat Queens, She-Hulk, and just about anything that looks good.

5) What responses have you had from male detractors regarding your existence in comic fandom?

Personally, no male detractor has had the balls to say anything to me directly. And I openly welcome them to do so. But indirectly, the main detraction isn’t about the Corps, its about Carol Danvers herself. “I liked her better when she was ms. marvel. I liked her old costume better.”  I could go on and on about the inherent sexism, but that’s beating a dead horse. Frankly, I don’t care what they think. As KSD herself said, “My followers punch dinosaurs.”  I think that needs to be a tshirt.

6) What field do you work in?

I worked in the local court system for a number of years as an assistant court clerk.  Now, I’m a full-time mother of three and pretty much consider that a superpower :) I’m also quietly studying/pursuing acting.

7) Do you have a message for dudebros who wish to harsh your mellow that you would like to share?

Don’t have children. Your sons will be like you, and I don’t even want to think about what you’ll teach your daughters. ….But, then again, if you do have a daughter, you might just finally understand a little bit what we’re doing here and why your way of thinking just isn’t going to work in this world anymore.


CAROL CORPS! I HAVE QUESTIONS FOR YOU! (signal boost appreciated)


I am giving a presentation to fellow librarians at a state conference on Halloween about women and fandom and comics. I have had my own experiences in this area, but I want to talk to all of you!

Be as short or as long-winded as you like, and my e-mail address is at the…

Carol Corps sound off


Here’s Maris Wicks’s Cover B variant for the newest issue of BOOM! Studios’ Bravest Warriors comics. Written by Kate Leth, illustrated by Ian McGinty, Bravest Warriors #25 is available in comic stores everywhere and online here.

in the bottom left corner, it says “apologies to Drew Struzan” - it was the reason I bought this issue…

Meet the woman who's taking on the sexism of the comic book industry and winning




kellysue you rock!

yeah she does! Best part - inspiring the rest of us to act, stand up, and change things too. 

(There’s a reason my alarm every morning tells me to go punch holes in the sky.)

yeah no this article didn’t make me cry at work shut up I’m fine


Hi Kelly Sue! I've had a novel floating in my head since I was 18 (26 now) and after 8 years of research, "research", outlining and "outlining", I've set Nov. 1st as my personal deadline for starting. Can you wish me luck/give me advice/give me hell if I don't commit? (P.S. I've written other stuff between then and now, just to be clear.)


The first step to finishing is to start.  

I don’t think you should start November 1st, though. I think you should start today. You’ve got 8 years of research and an outline?  What are you waiting for?  Afraid you’re going to get docked points for NaNoWriMo (NaNoMo? WTFever.)

Create a document. Write the first sentence. 

C’mon, fuck it — just do it right now. 

why am I not starting now? I’ve started and stopped and started and stopped and started all over again….

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My Harry Potter studies over the years. 

Skottie Young one of my faves.  Worth a look.

"DeFractions (Rule #7)" - Artwork by Steve Townsley.  

I feel like I should explain this…and yet at the same time, I think it speaks for itself…  Art for my favorite comic writers Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction.