THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #24 STORY: KIERON GILLEN ART: JAMIE MCKELVIE & MATT WILSON COVER A: JAMIE MCKELVIE & MATT WILSON COVER B: JEN BARTEL DECEMBER 7th / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50 “IMPERIAL PHASE (I),” Part Two It’s January 1st. Happy New Year. For a WicDiv-ian value of happy.
If there’s one near-constant in Bartel’s work besides the use of bright colors, it’s the subject matter. Her favorite subjects are what she describes as “ladies wearing cool clothes and looking like they’d be able to kick your butt.” (Also cats.)
“In this series you will see one woman, an average young professional, depicted in routine daily situations. The concept of male entitlement is represented by male arms and hands performing a variety of actions that are overwhelmingly intrusive on her body and her life. In each situation she maintains a blank expression, a visual choice that demonstrates how conditioned we as women have become to accept this atmosphere as excusable and even normal.”