Infinite Sandbox

Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Comics, Animation, and Nerd Life

starwars:

In this exclusive interview meet Star Wars Rebels composer, Kevin Kiner, and preview his musical direction for the new show.

starwars:

See how Hera takes care of business in this new preview clip that aired during today’s WonderCon panel.

Easter weekend with the in-laws means family fun time at WonderCon, featuring Star Wars Rebels panel, exclusive issue of Lumberjanes, Goomba earrings for the fiancée, and Tiki drinks at Trader Sam’s. aka the best kind of weekend!

Anonymous asked: Brian why does it seem that there is such hostility towards woman creators in the comic industry?

wonderali:

marlene:

brianmichaelbendis:

Because no matter what we do there will always be unevolved cowards among us. and the anonymity of the Internet brings out some people’s worst instincts.

  please read my words carefully… I said some people. and its only some people. but those people seem really awful.

 truthfully, it is not just female creators. a lot of people take weird, hateful shit from weird people.  truthfully, honestly, a lot of us get showered with lovely thoughts all day as well but the sickening stuff stands out because… it just does.

but I think that all of us would hope that we would have gotten to a place as a society where our mothers, sisters, daughters and wives could go on the Internet without having to worry about being called a whore for having an opinion.

 I think what rattles most of us in the comic book community is the fact that someone could read a bunch of comic books, with very specific, simple moral themes with highly moral characters, fighting the fight for good, and COMPLETELY MISS THE POINT.

 you know what Capt. America would never do? he would never go on the Internet anonymously and slam anyone.

the point of the stories, the good ones :-), is to show us what we could be. not to waddle around in the minutia of comic book science but to enjoy a world were someone is fighting the good fight.  a world we hope we could live in one day.

 just because you are posting anonymously doesn’t mean that those thoughts are not yours.  it is not role-play, it is not a character, that is who you really are.  that is the energy you are putting out in the world. this isn’t some mask you are hiding behind… this is who you REALLY ARE.

and if who you really are is a bully, anonymous or not, I truly feel bad for you. I really do. I feel bad that you’re hurting so badly that you think you need to do this.  

but there is NO excuse to attempt to punish others under the cloak of anonymous. none. 

Well said, Mr. Bendis. Well said.

"the point of the stories, the good ones :-), is to show us what we could be. not to waddle around in the minutia of comic book science but to enjoy a world were someone is fighting the good fight. a world we hope we could live in one day."

The Cost for Women Working in Comics

divalea:

DEAR MEN IN COMICS:

THE COST FOR WOMEN IN COMICS OF DOING BUSINESS IS TOO HIGH.

You need to help lower the price of women doing business in comics and in comics fandom to only the hard work. Not the hard work plus ducking threats online and off of violence, dodging groping,…

gingerhaze:

YOU GUYS!! Thank you to EVERYONE who picked up a copy of LUMBERJANES #1 this week! We’re all so excited with the response. And if you haven’t gotten yours yet, it’s not too late!!

If you’re interested in finding it at a local shop, www.findacomicshop.com. A lot of stores have sold out, but if you request one, they should order more for you! And remember that pre-ordering from a comic shop is THE BEST way to ensure a copy for yourself and support the series.
It’s available digitally on comixology!
Or if you’re interested in print copies arriving at your door step, get it from BOOM!

gingerhaze:

YOU GUYS!! Thank you to EVERYONE who picked up a copy of LUMBERJANES #1 this week! We’re all so excited with the response. And if you haven’t gotten yours yet, it’s not too late!!

  • If you’re interested in finding it at a local shop, www.findacomicshop.comA lot of stores have sold out, but if you request one, they should order more for you! And remember that pre-ordering from a comic shop is THE BEST way to ensure a copy for yourself and support the series.
  • It’s available digitally on comixology!
  • Or if you’re interested in print copies arriving at your door step, get it from BOOM!