He sees me!
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.
I love stories like this!
i want go to paris again, i don’t remember that much since the only time i went was when i was seven
he saw the opportunity and he took it like fresh bread at a bakery
I’M SORRY HERE IS BABY NIMONA IN A SHARK ONESIE
They Buried Him Deep Again
Done in Photoshop CS4, no SAI this time, I did actually try “inking” it in SAI at one point of the process (not shown) but I felt like I’d lost some something in the lines so I went back to (what I consider) the sketch. Otherwise, this was a short story illustration prompt. And by short story I mean the title was the prompt. It was a lot of fun.
friday mornings (by ganobristol)
literally nothing ever sounds like a better option than sleep. there are so many books to read, projects to start, stuff to draw, chores to do, people to meet, hobbies to learn, recipes to cook, i could teach myself mandarin chinese, but i’d rather be unconscious
Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen of Narnia.