Scouting Baker Mayfield NFL football will happen soon enough. Time for some advanced scouting. Discover Medium Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight.Watch Make Medium yours Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox.Explore Become a member Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month.Upgrade Get the Medium app Original linkOriginal author: Charlie Teljeur
by Boston Blake The controversy surrounding Wonder Woman’s appearance goes all the way back to the beginning. The character’s visual design was a collaboration between Marston and artist H. G. Peter. Like Marston, Peter was much older than the other comic artists of his day. Both men were completely on board with women’s empowerment, in terms of both gender equality and sexual expression. Peter found inspiration for Wonder Woman’s physicality in the work of Peruvian artist Alberto Vargas, famous for creating the Varga Girls, sexy pin-ups that appeared in Esquire magazine during World War II. You see, the outraged U.N. staffers were on-point calling Wonder Woman a pin-up girl, but her sex appeal is a feature, not a bug — and shaming her for sexiness is oppressive, not feminist. An early annotated draft of her costume reveals that Wonder Woman’s midriff was originally bare. Apparently Marston decided that an ensemble consisting of nothing but a bra and culottes was simply too risqué, so Peter added a stripe of white (and later yellow) to indicate a belt.Marston knew that they were dancing at the edge of social acceptability, but as a promotional image by Peter plainly declared, Wonder Woman came to Man’s...
Anyone can publish on Medium per our Policies, but we don’t fact-check every story. For more info about the coronavirus, see cdc.gov. Discover Medium Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight.Watch Make Medium yours Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox.Explore Become a member Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month.Upgrade Get the Medium app Original linkOriginal author: marcialiss17
Yes, politics indeed. This post is a response to this by comic artist Alex Cohen, or known by his handle as tinysnekcomics. As the title says The post is the artist’s defense of his political approach towards his comics, which seemed to gather quite a few negative responses over the years. Some main claims are: Art is, and always has been, a political medium. No matter how hard you try to pull it away, art is inherently connected to the backdrop of its social and political context.Art that makes a meaningful effort to avoid politics demonstrates a political agenda through its avoidance.That doesn’t mean you have to devote your entire life to marching in the streets and protesting (although that’s a good vibe to have), but it does mean that you should at least devote a little time to learning about, and getting angry about, the injustices in our society.If you have the ability to speak and a well thought out message to promote equality and equity and justice, then I believe you have a moral imperative to share it. I have points of agreement with the artist. The first is that art is not “innocent”. Artists often do not produce...
The two things aren’t comparable, my politics aren’t born out of the centuries long idea that people of color are inherently inferior. Continue reading on Medium » Original linkOriginal author: Joseph Coco
How to purchase and read them Photo by Cassidy James Blaede on Unsplash The sheer memory of unwrapping the monthly comics from their foils, freshly delivered to my doorstep, still makes me fire of dopamine, and if I must be fully honest probably some oxytocin too. As a Belgian I have an engrained fondness of the comic book genre that is hard to explain. We all grew up with TinTin, Suske & Wiske and the Smurfs, their stories are a strange form of shared cultural heritage. When I moved (again) in 2015 and saw the boxes of comics I needed to haul I concluded that the pleasure from comics does not stem from the smell and tactic feedback but rather the wonderful worlds they indulge me in. So I set out to find solutions to digitise my collection, while keeping as much of the physical experience alive. Photo by Eugene Chystiakov on Unsplash First and foremost I needed a device that was able to give me the best experience. For me that meant no scrolling to see a full page, a touch interface to mimic turning pages, lightweight and with the possibility of holding a decent amount of comics. The format...
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