people ask me a lot about drawing poc, more specifically “how” to do it. my kneejerk reaction is to get frustrated by it, because the answer is “just like you’d…
Target Animates the Justice League in New TV Commercial
Earlier this Spring DC Comics and Target announced a deal that would put Justice League licensed merchandise into Target Stores. The range of merchandise was wide; housewares, clothing and toys. At the Target near me there is two aisles of stuff some of which I’ve shown. Of course, I was happy to see that Wonder Woman was getting prominence and had her own line of merchandise.
Yesterday a Target commercial with the Justice League showed up. And it reflects the dichotomy Kelly and I discussed with Heidi MacDonald of the Beat last week about DC Comics and the female audience. MacDonald’s says, as she’s said before, that the Warner Bros. has deemed DC Comics a “boy brand” and “dedicated safe space” for male readers and that any attempt to attract females would alienate their core demographic.
It’s an interesting theory and certainly DC Comics has done enough stuff through the years to that you can scratch your head and think, “do they really even want women reading this stuff?”
But then you see this commercial which while clear targeted (no pun intended) and the power purse strings of women makes you wonder what the heck the brand is? Is it “hey moms, give your son a safe space from girl cooties?” because I’m not getting that here especially with the last shot of the “mom” and Wonder Woman walking away together. Or maybe this is just how DC sees Wonder Woman - a licensing money maker for “GIRL POWER” in everything but comics where she’s in her own title she’s basically in an ensemble cast and is Superman’s SUPER girlfriend in another?
Who knows? And, honestly, it really does feel some days like “who cares?” too. But it IS fun to Wonder Woman and her team animated.
happy father’s day !!
People try to tell me that Superman is simple and naive. They try to suggest to me that Batman’s more psychologically complex stories are where adults REALLY gravitate. And in many cases, they do.
But I actually do think that Batman represents a certain type of naievete. Batman is about trying to CONTROL your environment. He believes that he can STOP bad things from happening. He is forever an 8 year old boy, holding his dying parents in his arms and thinking he can stop this from ever happening again. Batman hopes to eliminate criminals from his world entirely. With his fists.
Superman, for me, has an acceptance that bad things WILL always happen. In many versions, he comes to terms very early in life with the fact that despite his immense power, he cannot stop bad things from happening. That his goal as a hero cannot be to stop bad things from happening, but instead should be about using his gifts to help those in need when the time comes. Sometimes, yes, he can stop a bullet. But he cannot eradicate the darkness that would convince a man to fire it in the first place.
One is about fighting against the dire currents of life, one is about accepting them and trying to make the ride as comfortable as possible. There is maturity and wisdom in acceptance.
Justin Korthof (via cobalt-templar)
That’s what detractors of Superman can’t seem to grasp.
I’ve also noticed that they like to mock the glasses as the disguise. The glasses are not a disguise, they’re a distraction.
Batman trains other people to fight in the dark with him. (And don’t get me wrong, I love a good Batman story, and the extended relationships within the canon/fanon are fascinating.)
Superman tries to inspire people to walk out into the light, either with him or by themselves, so there are fewer people in the dark tomorrow. And I think this is right, he knows it’s not a battle that can ever be won, but that doesn’t mean he’s ever going to stop trying.
|—||Mark Twain (via forthelostgirls)|
Momo + The Gaang.
Every time I hear people say Daario Naharis was whitewashed…