never stop drawing rude foxes, nope never, why draw anything else
a few more rude foxes because I literally can’t help myself
Bury me in rude foxes.
So excited to welcome Sisters and Amulet 6: Escape from Lucien into the world today!
Picked up both of these this morning and I am PSYCHED.
COMICS ALLIANCE PRESENTS ‘KATE OR DIE’ IN ‘TOP PICK’ FOR BEST COMIC BOOK MOVIE
By Kate Leth
Welcome to the latest episode of ComicsAlliance Presents “Kate or Die,” a series of exclusive comic strips created by one of our favorite cartoonists, Kate Leth! In this episode, Kate explains why the film adaptation of Archie Comics’ Josie And The Pussycats is the best movie ever.
READ MORE KATE OR DIE EXCLUSIVELY AT COMICS ALLIANCE
I saw this movie when it came out. I went to the theater with a friend of mine from school, and we sat two seats apart in the theater because we were maybe fifteen and I still to this day don’t know if it was supposed to be a date. I think it was one of those outings that was intended to be a group thing but, at the last minute, ended up being just the two of us.
I really liked the movie. I had loved the cartoon as a kid, and seeing a bright, funny, girl-centric movie is still a novelty at twenty-eight. I knew while I was watching it that this would be something I’d like to re-watch again. Something I’d share with people for years to come as an example of an all-around great movie. (And my Alan Cumming phase was just ramping up, so yes please.)
But then it ended.
As it ends (spoilers, though I’m sure the statute on those must have run out by now) Alan Cumming’s character reveals his dark secret. He’s been in disguise this whole time, motivated (in whole or in part, I don’t recall) because he’s really an albino. He’s an albino who wasn’t popular in high school.
All the wind had been knocked out of me. Of anyone in the story, the unpopular albino high-schooler was closest to my story. I could look up to these women all I wanted, but they’d never have more in common with me than Cumming’s character. And I got to be reminded that my place as an albino, even in this rocking, girl-power epic, was that of a villain - or at best, a gag.
I don’t remember the end of the movie. I’m sure I’d seen albinism alluded to in various media before, but never so blatantly. To me, Josie and the Pussycats ended with a big neon sign that said “WE MEANT EVERY GIRL EXCEPT YOU”. I still haven’t brought myself to re-watch it, to see if my opinion has changed with age. Even after fourteen years of other movies pulling the “evil albino” trope, this one hurt me first. It hurt me the hardest. It built me up only to knock me flat on my back. In public.
When the lights came up, I felt like everyone was staring at me as we filed out. I know I would have given anything to evaporate on the spot. I don’t remember what my friend said, but I’m sure it was kind. I don’t think I told my mom. I never brought it up with anyone. I let the movie fade from everyone’s consciousness and never went back.
Since then, I’ve learned to roll my eyes when Hollywood trots out the stereotype. I walked out of Me, Myself and Irene (not the theater, just the living room where my family was trying to suffer through it), I skipped The DaVinci Code on a number of principles, and when I got to the Deep Space Nine episode “Blood Oath” with the evil albino Klingon who kills children, I nearly cried laughing.
I’ve only gotten stronger over the years, but that doesn’t mean I’m invincible. Just because I occasionally seek out media with albino characters doesn’t sanction their abysmal portrayal. One Pete White, perfection incarnate as he is, doesn’t make up for the litany of poor choices other creators have made.
And that choice doesn’t make Josie and the Pussycats a bad movie. But for me, it does taint it, and that sucks. I’m glad Kate is talking about it and getting the general consciousness to consider it again, because there’s a lot of good shit in that movie. But it also does a really dumb thing that’s bummed me out since 2001, and I finally wanted to talk about it for a minute.
Anyway, as you were.
I’m so glad this infographic exists.
My dad sent me some sweet, sweet vintage digital art today he salvaged from an old floppy disk. Check out this 1994 Tiny Toons masterpiece by yours truly.
(Did you know tumblr doesn’t recognize BMP as an image filetype? I mean really.)
The second edition of the World of Thedas lorebook should provide you some new information on what lies “Beyond Thedas”, if that’s a subject which interests you. That includes the northern islands, as well as what lies to the west and east (and even the Sunless Lands to the south of the Wilds).
HAHA OOPS I’M DROOLING
Frozen characters and their respective actors on the new season of Once Upon a Time (click on the pictures to know their names)
WAIT HANS WAS ANNOUNCED? ARE YOU SERIOUS? HOW DID I MISS THAT
god what flawless casting they all look perfect, goddamn! OUAT never disappoints, I can’t wait for my amazing disney fanfic soap opera to come back
SCOTT MICHAEL FOSTER.
SCOTT MICHAEL FOSTER.
I’m pretty “meh” about more Once but, uh, yes Scott Michael Foster for Kristoff, for always, for cutest person. I had totally forgotten he existed, and nooooow I’ll be in my bunk.
(Also John Rhys-Davies? Dang OUAT, you go!)
Oops my hand slipped and drew shiny things.
I REGRET NOTHING
(First in a series.)
We at Hiveworks are proud to announce our latest collaborative comic, premiering early 2015!
What is Umbra Rising?
Umbra Rising is a comic about an isolated city in the middle of a dangerous world filled with monsters. During the day, the city is perfectly safe. At night, however, the populace locks themselves inside as the city streets fill with monsters. The only ones who can combat these creatures are very special girls with the power to transform into…
While the girls go out and fight to protect the city, the town treats them as heroes and idols. Shops are filled with Magical Girl celebrity merchandise, and many girls lead wealthy lives as practical pop stars. But the danger they face is real, and not everyone appreciates the way the town views its saviors.
But obviously, magical girl comics are all about the characters! While the town is filled with various teams of girls, here’s the gals we’ll be following:
Tessa is Alchemical Aether. She’s the leader of the Alchemical Elements team, and probably the most powerful. She draws directly from the ambient magical power of their world to pull off attacks made of pure energy. But does being the most powerful necessarily make her a good leader?
Sally is Alchemical Fire. Appropriate to her element, she’s extremely fickle and passionate. She seems to always be angry about something or other, but everyone knows it’s because she’s the most sensitive of the group.
Undine is Alchemical Water. She’s the most level headed of the group, and usually does her best to keep everyone working together smoothly. She hates rocking the boat, though, and often lacks the assertiveness to help as much as she wants.
Sylvia is Alchemical Air. She’s the oldest of the group, and tries to seem the most mature. She takes full advantage of her Idol status, and has quit school to work as a fashion model.
Gwen is Alchemical Earth. Gwen never says more than she has to, but she tends to leave an impression when she speaks. Though sometimes she seems to be in her own mental space entirely.
Of course, these are just a few of the comic’s characters! They’ll be joined by other magical girls, investigators, reporters, and all kinds of other people that both help them and put them at odds.
So who’s making this?
Produced and Published by Hiveworks.
We’ve still got a while before the premiere, so we’ll be updating here with various concept sketches and art! Please follow us here and at Umbrarising.com, because it’s going to be quite a ride!
Excited that we can finally announce it.
I am ready to fanart SO HARD. Look at the cuties!
Yūga being extra smooth while performing Moonlight Legend at Japan Expo (x)
Tuxedo Mask becomes so much more compelling to me when played by a woman, sign me up, I am HERE for this.
Lady Tuxedo Mask is the best Tuxedo Mask.
I don’t know how anyone DOESN’T have a crush on Tuxedo Yuga.
This is honestly how I picture Juju and Bear in my head 80% of the time.
YOU GUYS TURN ON THE SUBTITLES
AHH I NEED A MINUTE
Shit shit shit shit shit