super-heroine

I decided I was down on Rogue’s new hood – I mean I love the new costume but it doesn’t fit the spunky Southern Belle I know from the 90’s comics – she’s a tough woman that don’t need no damned hood! So I went ahead and combined a bunch of elements from past Rogue costumes into what you see here…and the hood is now a mini cape. (yes, I’m procrastinating and working on stuff I’m not supposed to…but I hope people like it!)

Powers

What if superpowers existed, you could buy them for like $20, but you were stuck with the one you got for the rest of your life, trying to swap it or update it or add an extra power would kill you, and every year they released new types of powers and better versions of all the old ones ie a bit faster, stronger or whatever applies to your power (maybe the ability to be invisible for 10mins a day instead of 5 like last years model), and eventually they would perfect it but probably not for about 100 years so you won’t live to see the ultimate powers (one of which could be immunity to aging/immortality or something). How long would you wait before you chose a power? And how would you decide which one to get? Would having a certain type of power start becoming necessary/expected for certain types of jobs? Would there be like a million new schools dedicated to teaching people how to safely and completely master their powers, or would most people not bother learning how to get the most out of it and just be content with a basic knowledge (like how most people know maybe a little self defence but very few people try to become black belts in anything)? How long would you hold out for your dream power, knowing they might not make it till you’re 90 or they might make it the year after you settle for some other power?
(This idea came to me at like 6am after 3hrs sleep and now I really want to see people write about the thing. Please? XD)

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NICE! This isn’t the full list above, you gotta click the link below for the full chart. This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while, thanks to the folks who made this infographic!

An illustrated guide to superhero movies that pass the Bechdel Test

We turned to that popular arbiter of sexism on film: the Bechdel Test. To pass this test, a movie must include:

  1. Two named female characters…
  2. who talk to each other…
  3. about something other than a man.

Judging with these criteria, we took a look at every major superhero franchise since X-Men came out in 2000.

See the full list here

“Cosplay is for everyone. Don’t ever let them tell you that you can’t be anything or anyone you want to be!

#weareallwonderwomen #idgafwhovex

Photography:

GK Studios

Location: Trinidad and Tobago

Costume made by me! — with Jeremey Hohendorf andJonathan Willeford

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I’ve been posting a lot of Wonder Woman lately, here’s cosplayer Panterona from Trinidad and Tobago!

Renae De Liz: Collection of a discussion over several tweets about drawing women: 

Q: As an artist, what can I consider if I want to de-objectify & add power to female characters? Tips in this thread

1 Left: A common expression in comics. Eyes are lidded, mouth is pouty. It’s look to promote a sense of sexiness & lessens personality.

1 Right: Personality & Uniqueness first. Think of distinct facial features outside the usual. Promote thought in eyes. Whats she thinking of

2(L): Commonly taught way to draw breasts (OR fully separated/circles/sticking out). Intent to highlight sex appeal, not realistic for hero

2®: Whats REALISTIC for your hero? Athletes need major support (i.e sports bra) which have a diff. look. Consider not ALL heroes have DD’s

ANOTHER NOTE ON BREASTS: If your hero has a zippered top, DON’T unzip it! Breasts can easily fall out during hero work, which would be silly

3: Arms are closer to supermodel size on the left. What best fits your hero? If she’s strong, she'l likely very built. Give her muscles!

4: Hands on left are set in a way to promote the sense of softness, it lessens her power. Be sure hands are set in a way to promote strength

5(L) It’s common to see “the arch n’ twist” in comics. A female arched & twisted to show both cheeks AND both boobs.

5®: Twists in the body are a powerful art tool but stick to what can realistically be done, and use arches w/o intent for “boob/butt perk”

6: One on left feels like she’s posing. Right feels like she’s standing heroically. Make her overall pose functional vs. sexually appealing

7: Heels! Modern heels are generally used to amplify stance & increase visual appeal. I like them, but if I were a hero, not too realistic->

7 (cont.) Most important is what would your character choose? It’s very difficult to hero around in stilletos. Perhaps consider low/no heels

Chose Power Girl (W/ boob window) b/c shes often objectified & show even she can be drawn differently if an artist considers certain things

Intent is to help those who WANT to promote change in their work (which can be challenging). Not shaming those who choose otherwise.

Drawing women sexy is an automatic response to many artists. Done w/o thought. I was like that for many years until I recognized it

If you choose to draw women sexy, that’s fine! Discussing alternatives and recognizing patterns should not threaten you.

I just touched the tip of the iceberg with this. If you have your own advice, please share it! :)

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Renae De Liz official site

bleedingcool.com
Riri Williams To Be Called Ironheart, Not Iron Man
Marvel PR has told Wired that the character of 15 year old Riri Williams, soon to take over the lead in the Iron Man title from Tony Stark, will not be called Iron Man but Ironheart.

“Marvel PR has told Wired that the character of 15 year old Riri Williams, soon to take over the lead in the Iron Man title from Tony Stark, will not be called Iron Man but Ironheart. The name was Joe Quesada‘s idea. And she will be the lead in Invincible Iron Man.

Bendis was quoted by Marvel PR who told Wired

“Iron Woman seemed old fashioned to some… Iron Maiden looked like a legal nightmare. And Ironheart, coined by Joe Quesada, after I told him my planned story for Riri, speaks not only to the soul of the character but to the Iron Man franchise as a whole. Tony first put on the armor to save his heart. Riri puts it on for different reasons altogether but still heart-related. When people see her story, you’ll be amazed at how simple and brilliant Joe’s suggestion was.”

Read the full piece here

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