I haven’t read comics in about two months now. Aside from a few general pieces here and there, I haven’t written about comics in about a year. There are some things about the comics community that are pretty ugly. And those things are getting in the way of my enjoyment of comics. What’s…
I’ve been having trouble putting words together about this. I’m so happy people read this odd, slow-building little comic of mine — and so grateful I live in a time when it’s even possible to make odd, slow-building comics and post them online for people to read. This is a pretty cool time to be a cartoonist.
Thanks so much for your support, everybody! And go check out the full list!
I’m so proud of Melanie! Her comics (made entirely in coloured pencil) have always been a favourite of mine.
People are always scared to talk about this, and it needs to be discussed. It takes brave people like Janelle to actually take a stand, and risk becoming a target. It takes the rest of us to say something and have her back.
Please read this if you have any interest or involvement in the comics industry, and fill out her survey!
Just draw the damn hands. Stop ending them at stumps at the wrist. Stop hiding them behind someone’s back. Draw them. Yeah, you’re probably bad at them, guess what? Everyone is. And you’re not going to get better by not drawing them.
Doing a survey about sexual harassment in comics. Please respond, share, etc. as much as you can and I will owe you one for life.
If you’ve ever been harassed or assaulted by someone in the comics community, please consider answering this survey. Janelle was on the ECCC panel about harassment, and we suspect this information may help her in further efforts to make the comic community a safer place.