I imagine that a truly healthy society must recognize and engage in dialogue with the voices that arise from within its borders.
Here’s Cindomrella, a stupid, ridiculous porn comic I drew a while back. Enjoy!
uHM BUT THIS IS ADORABLE???
So the guys were gay right? That strap is fucking gross
Lol go away
yes clearly a group of gay dudes were sitting around bored until a ladytype came to buttfuck ‘em **EYEROLLS**
In my head the last panel has a “Thus the day is saved!”-type voice over. Really cute, flower-emotes everywhere.
One of the most frustratingly aggravating things about comics is how much egotistic posturing for the “legitimacy of the art form” is done, yet how terribly non-seriously the role of “art/artist” is taken. We’re told to worry about marketability and production. We can’t hear the most baseline cold-cut criticism of a bigoted bookwork without curling up like little babies because somehow insufferable bigotry is “real”. We can’t go five stalls before we see someone aping long-dead substyles and movements like they are still culturally relevant. We can’t help ourselves to not say things that insinuate “art comics” are snobbish while demanding Jack Kirby on a wall; or convexly navel-gazing the avant on the wall while mocking Hero tropes. We talk big about our little floppy yonic totems to human phallus-y but get shit scared when the counter-talk gets unfriendly. We claim to value art but all we teach is about the bottom line. My friends in the fine arts wonder at the history repeating of art as an object to be owned by the rich; yet we take the people’s media as a way to wrench the prole from their meagre dollar.
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I swear to GODDDD if I have to see Defined Lines on my dash one more time
I’m not even going to bother writing formally here because i’m just angry ugh
So it turns out I didn’t even know there were two different parodies, I watched the latter one [and thought it was brill!] but never actually saw the one everyone recently got up in arms about.
I’mma just highlight this quote from the body because…
You can’t prance around talking about women’s liberation while simultaneously sending the message that femininity is weakness and humiliation, and whoever occupies the feminine role will be sexually objectified and invaded. Like, it might seem thrilling to see men ‘’get a taste of their own medicine’’ for once, but it actually ends up backfiring on women/feminine people and reinforcing cisnormative, heteronormative bullshit
I see this ALL. THE. TIME. with comics feminism. It started as a bit of a joke, a small one, w/e, “Let’s just draw the male heros in the same kinds of armour and poses to highlight what’s different in the way they are represented, haha”…yeah fine I am down buuuut what I see getting passed around is the idea that “sexy ‘fem’ costumed men are silly and should make you uncomfortable”! My, how heteronormative of you. *sigh*
Look, I make no promises, but the game is afoot. #comics #comicsartistsoneverywhere #adrianjames #adrianjamesart
Mega Other Gang upload! Here’s a bunch of pages from all over the second issue. The last image is the page I’m drawing right now, so it’s subject to change. I realized I scanned the spread of pages 4/5 wrong, my favorite panels are half there. Sorry ‘bout that. And I blacked out some dialogue because, you know, *spoilers*.
"I’ll stab you in the heart!"
CAKE, ya’ll. Respect.
Concluding CAKE programming was Intimate Anxiety, a discussion with Heather Benjamin, Julia Gfrörer, and Phoebe Gloeckner about the subject of taboo and “inappropriate” material so present in their work. All three cartoonists exhibit depictions of sex and death in such a visually shocking style that has earned them reputations so absorbed in eroticism that many times it becomes all they are known for. Heather Benjamin’s SAD SEX is notoriously ripe in graphic rendering , so much so that it has garnered the label of blatant pornography, yet once the inital shock sets in, her art becomes a interesting fusing of the grotesque and beautiful, something that sticks in your mind that can’t be unshook. Julia Gfrörer’s work is rich in the supernatural, often depicting a haunting yet beautiful story alongside ominous portrayals of sexuality. She seamlessly addresses the nature of fetish and desire rampant in everyone, and commented that she tries to portray sexuality as truth; that sex can be negative and unpleasant whether or not people want to acknowledge it. A cartoonist who pioneered depicting the difficult subject of brutal reality, Phoebe Gloeckner, pushed the boundaries of autobiographical graphic narrative through her unflinching, honest, and troubling work as seen in DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL. She continues this pursuit in creating dioramas that showcase the horrifying reality of murder and abuse in Juarez, Mexico. Her newest work is just as shocking as her past comics, and shared the difficult process of constructing these dioramas by mutilating dolls and setting up scenes that forced her to assume the role of perpetrator. Ultimately, Phoebe expressed the necessity of showing sex in such a disturbing manner, explaining that its absence would cement sex as an abstract, simplified idea, rather than the reality of it as a complex, physical act of human nature. The discussion eventually landed on the topic of Benjamin, Gfrörer, and Gloeckner’s opinion about their own position as “female” creator and thus the pigeonholing of their work because of the graphic nature they illustrate and write about. Often their work is labeled as having some kind of political agency about the female body, positioning them in a feminist cartoonist category that assumes their goal is to explicitly comment about sex. While Gfrörer and Benjamin agreed that female positive response is always appreciated, Gloeckner made the point in expressing the need to get below gender, that before the simplified label of male/female, we are all human first, and thus work should address everyone universally, and to limit their audience is a detriment to their art. All three cartoonists unabashedly deliver sex without fluff, rejecting the act of running and hiding in their art, and instead diving headfirst to unveil every aspect of sexuality in all its forms. (via 2013 CAKE Programming: Shiga, Renier and more on graphic narrative)
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