New comic book publisher, TKO Studios, launched just this month and has big ol’ plans to take on the comic book industry. We’re talking the inclusion of some heavy hitting creators and stories from new and diverse voices and a focus on readers instead of investors. This includes a tale of three generations of Black women in Chicago working together to pull off the heist of a lifetime by Roxane Gay and Ming Doyle…
This year is #FortyYearsofPointedEars for my favorite graphic novel series, Wendy and Richard Pini’s Elfquest. They are heading to Chicago’s C2E2 which means I’m finally going to get to meet my heroes. Here’s how Elfquest has impacted me (in life, career, and elsewhere) and how I plan to make the best use of my brief moments with them.
Have you met your heroes?
Have you seen Wonder Woman yet? If not, get thee to a theater and enjoy some of the best ripped-women-kicking ass you’ve seen in ages. But I’m not here today to talk of Diana, Amazonian demigod of our dreams, but rather, plus size winner of our hearts, Etta Candy.
Etta is big, bold, adorable, and loves her damn self thankyouverymuch. Here’s why Etta Candy is the hero we need AND deserve…
The millennial generation knows too well the need for a room of one’s own and the ache of lacking privacy. The pain of losing privacy is second only to the pain of being surrounded by too much stuff. I find I’m anxious if I’m surrounded by too many things or if I have too little room to move. My physical reasons for being unhappy around clutter are pretty obvious, but reading Bad Houses made me understand the emotional reasons for my clutter-anxiety…
We’ve talked about sexy books before, but I don’t think there was ever a sexy comic blogs round-up. Since we all need a good online porn comic from time to time, here are my favorite. There is a metric ton of adult content out there, but I’m aiming for smut which pictures positive, consensual, fun sexy times, and stays clear of the usual pitfall of classic porn (sexism and woman degradation, I’m talking about you).
I’ve been thinking about reading comic books (or graphic novels? Are they different?) for a while, but I just don’t know where to start. Can the Homies suggest some comics and a good issue to start with?
Our home is full of comic art commissions and prints that we’ve collected at various comic cons over the years. We’re also fond of physical media, so have a ton of books, CDs, vinyl, and movies. I love colour and mixing patterns. We’re both giant kids, collecting toys and figurines, Legos, and more.
There’s no doubt that comic books and graphic novels are awesome because of their colors and wonderful artwork. And there’s no reason you have to wait until you crack open a book to enjoy all that color and adventure. Bring in some of these graphic novel-themed decor pieces to add some BOOM! POW! to any room in your pad.