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the shirt in question
We have finished with the students (have we?) and it is time for the teacher, I think this one is my favourite so far. We are using a design Maxime did a while back for a fan art.
Paige is a great character, such an overachiever, so eager to be worthy, so dedicated to reach her full potential, and at the same time so insecure. She could fit any group you put her in.
This outfit is perfect for her, easy to rip and reveal new shapes. Plus, a detail of her with glasses, just because.
Do you know how to spot good artists? when every character they draw is unique. Paige here, for example, is cute, pretty, but also has the big ears that were the trademark of the Guthries long time ago. She cannot be mistaken for Meggan, Black Canary, or Emma Frost. She is not a random blonde. Maxime rocks.
Design and lineart: Maxime Garbarini
Inks and colour: Me
Husk with glasses forever in my heart
To celebrate the return of a version of the Secret Six to the DC New 52, I wanted to draw a portrait of the original characters in the style of my Daddy Bats comic (http://seti-fan.tumblr.com/post/97032791550/daddy-bats-5-im-sorry-that-may-be-the-worst). While trying to decide on their poses, I thought of Ragdoll climbing on Bane like a monkey and that led to this and I have no regrets. (I’ll leave it to those who are better judges whether Catman or Deadshot would be on top…)
Soon back to our regularly scheduled overcompensatingly paternal Batman.
I didn’t know I wanted this so bad until I JUST NOW SAW IT.
There’s a pretty great hashtag about how great Wonder Woman is over on Twitter. The conversation hasn’t ended yet (and you should join in!), but we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite tweets so far. Just… don’t look at me while you’re reading them. I might be tearing up over here.
12:59 AM September 30th
1:00 am October 1st
And we said NAY, WE ARE BUT MEN!
Runaways v2 #13
A few years ago, at DragonCon, I managed to attend a panel Jim Butcher was on, and he presented a great story from his own experiences in writing. It went something like this:
Ages ago, on a writer’s forum, he and others were having a discussion/argument about what’s needed to…
Pokemon isn’t about Shinto derivations or anything. Pokemon is based on the hobby of bug catching.
Specific SPECIES can be, such as Spiritomb, but the basic framework isn’t related at all.
Sorry I wasn’t clear on things, I’m talking primarily about what Jim took from it, not it’s actual ‘source’. The Animist practices of Shinto is what he got from it. That’s what’s the key for this little speech.
But, there is a lot of Japanese Myth and Legend in Pokemon. Makes sense, since it’s made in Japan and all that. There’s like dozens of Pokemon that drive from Youkai and many are out and out tsukogami.
If you ever go to anime conventions and want to learn about the mythic influences on Pokemon and other video games/anime, check out the panels of Charles Dunbar. He is a mythology expert who applies his vast knowledge to anime and video games. Pokemon gets a lot of love in his various panels. Dead Like Us: Shinigami and the Japanese Idea of Death, Joseph Campbell Sends Out Mew: Pokemon and the Mythic Journey, Sacred Symbols/Giant Robots: Symbolism in Mecha. etc.
Always a great panel when I …don’t spend the whole con inside the LARP room.