So today’s pic was done to illustrate a short story, written by Cláudio Parreira, on the Quotidianos blog (unfortunately, only available in Portuguese). 
Basically, it’s the story of a guy who wakes up, realizes he can float and…no one even remotely cares. REALLY liked doing this one!

So today’s pic was done to illustrate a short story, written by Cláudio Parreira, on the Quotidianos blog (unfortunately, only available in Portuguese). 

Basically, it’s the story of a guy who wakes up, realizes he can float and…no one even remotely cares. REALLY liked doing this one!

Another copic marker exercise. I think I’m starting to figure out how the markers work.

Another copic marker exercise. I think I’m starting to figure out how the markers work.

My latest attempt to learn to handle the copic markers.
This is my favourite New Mutant, Karma, with the look she sported waaaaay back in Uncanny X-Men annual #10, as created by Arthur Adams. I LOVE this look, and I wish she’d worn this outfit for more than a couple of stories.

My latest attempt to learn to handle the copic markers.

This is my favourite New Mutant, Karma, with the look she sported waaaaay back in Uncanny X-Men annual #10, as created by Arthur Adams. I LOVE this look, and I wish she’d worn this outfit for more than a couple of stories.

burlypress:

burlypress:

IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME AGAIN!!!!!
This is the new brute print I have just placed up for preorder. If it’s not obvious already, it is a genderswapped and burlyfied homage to the classic sci-fi film Forbidden Planet! The prints are 11x17, full color, printed on Moab Lasal photo paper. Each one is individually signed and numbered by the artist (that would be me, Jeremy Owen), and is limited to 50 copies, so order up! The preorder period will end, and shipments will begin on Fri, Sept 13th 2013.
In honor of the occasion I will be giving away one of these to one lucky tumblr user! Just follow these three steps and you will be entered to win one:
— Follow Burly Press’s tumblr (if you aren’t already)
— Favorite this image post
— Reblog this image post (with instructions left intact)
I will pick a winner on Fri, Sept 6th, 2013… So spread the word! Also check out the Burly Press Facebook page for a second chance to win!

One last reblog of the contest :) picking a winner some time tomorrow!

Giveaway time! :)

burlypress:

burlypress:

IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME AGAIN!!!!!

This is the new brute print I have just placed up for preorder. If it’s not obvious already, it is a genderswapped and burlyfied homage to the classic sci-fi film Forbidden Planet! The prints are 11x17, full color, printed on Moab Lasal photo paper. Each one is individually signed and numbered by the artist (that would be me, Jeremy Owen), and is limited to 50 copies, so order up! The preorder period will end, and shipments will begin on Fri, Sept 13th 2013.

In honor of the occasion I will be giving away one of these to one lucky tumblr user! Just follow these three steps and you will be entered to win one:

— Follow Burly Press’s tumblr (if you aren’t already)

— Favorite this image post

— Reblog this image post (with instructions left intact)

I will pick a winner on Fri, Sept 6th, 2013… So spread the word! Also check out the Burly Press Facebook page for a second chance to win!

One last reblog of the contest :) picking a winner some time tomorrow!

Giveaway time! :)

limarte:

Do caderno… Vertigo kids.

So my ridiculously talented friend Lima (who occasionaly does me the favor of making my drawings look way better than they actually are) has been updating his art blog. Go check it out!

limarte:

Do caderno… Vertigo kids.

So my ridiculously talented friend Lima (who occasionaly does me the favor of making my drawings look way better than they actually are) has been updating his art blog. Go check it out!

So, yeah, I’ve succumbed to Game of Thrones.
Sigh.

So, yeah, I’ve succumbed to Game of Thrones.

Sigh.

So I FINALLY have a scanner again. So happy!
Here’s the Nubia, Wonder Woman of Earth-23, I posted the other day, fully finished. My first serious attempt at using Copic markers, and I think it came out pretty nice, modesty be dammed!

So I FINALLY have a scanner again. So happy!


Here’s the Nubia, Wonder Woman of Earth-23, I posted the other day, fully finished. My first serious attempt at using Copic markers, and I think it came out pretty nice, modesty be dammed!

My drawing table right now - Learning to use copic markers.

My drawing table right now - Learning to use copic markers.

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ami-angelwings:

And now let’s deal with Scarlet Witch’s “Mutants don’t have a shared experience” claim.  Remender has Rogue offer a very undetailed response about persecution and then has Wanda dismiss it by saying lots of groups face persecution.  As far as I can tell, Remender seems to believe that persecution is some vague nebulous thing, and that all persecution is the same, and you can’t develop a shared identity and experiences from the specific kinds of persecution that your group faces.

Also, he doesn’t seem to think that there could be any other lived experiences that Mutants might share outside of a vague “persecution.”  Besides the ones that Racialicious mentioned, you don’t even need to get into the big giant genocidal events that have happened to the Mutants in story to imagine what types of shared experiences Mutants might have.

This isn’t in any way supposed to be a comprehensive list by the way, just me listing some examples I can think of off the top of my head.  So here are some common lived experiences that Mutants may have had in their lives:

  • Developing your powers suddenly around adolescence
  • Having your body change overnight, waking up a completely different size, or looking completely differently, maybe not even “human”
  • Looking at themselves in the mirror and thinking of yourself as a freak
  • Being thrown out of your house by their parents, having your parents mistake you for an intruder and attack you
  • Being attacked at school, being kicked out of school
  • Being homeless and not having any shelters that would accept you
  • Feeling body dysphoria from your mutation, thoughts and feelings related to that
  • Guilt over having hurt or killed somebody by accident when you developed your powers or when you couldn’t control their powers
  • Being overwhelmed because suddenly they can read everybody’s thoughts, having a mental breakdown over it
  • Wanting to kill themselves
  • Wanting to self harm, mutilate yourself to remove the parts of your body that have changed
  • How you found clothing that fit you, how you developed your own style from this
  • How you eventually began to learn to harness your powers
  • Being hunted and chased by Sentinels
  • Being afraid that your powers may flare up and kill somebody whenever you’re out, or reveal that you’re a Mutant and then you’ll be hunted by Sentinels
  • Being captured by Sentinels
  • Having to use your Mutant powers to do illegal things to survive
  • Being feared for being a Mutant, being called slurs
  • Being exotified by creeps wanting to sleep with a Mutant, being sexually harassed by people who find your Mutation exotic or sexy
  • Being unable to function in society because your mutancy needs an assistive tool that doesn’t exist, or that requires you to spend money you don’t have
  • How it felt when you first met other Mutants and weren’t alone
  • Being unable to get medical care because nobody understands your biology, or they refuse to treat you
  • Having paramedics stare at your body rather than treat you in an accident
  • Being refused housing because of fears you’ll hurt your housemates or destroy the house/apartment
  • Being terrified whenever you’re in public, being terrified in general
  • How it felt when M Day happened and you lost your powers and your appearance changed overnight again, body dysphoria related to that, feeling vulnerable suddenly without powers you got used to, other issues related to sudden power loss and body changes
  • How it felt when you suddenly got your powers back again
  • How you felt watching Havok on TV tell you that your differences don’t matter and discrimination will go away once you stop seeing yourself as a Mutant
  • Having to buy a new TV to replace the one you just broke

And, as I said, that’s an incomplete list, but it sure sounds like Mutants have more than enough shared experiences to me.  They may not all experience the exact same things, and some may experience more of one than the other (as is true of all marginalized groups), and it’ll be different depending on other marginalized identities they may have, but it’s certainly not this “there’s no experiences whatsoever any of us might share” construction that Wanda constructs.  Heck, one of the shared experiences (and probably a lot of thoughts, feelings, and experiences that came from that) was her fault.  The whole dialogue comes off as a very superficial view of what it means to be part of a group marginalized and oppressed by society, and how that might affect one’s life experiences.

Discrimination is not just some abstract concept that will go away if we just stop thinking about differences.  Its effects on marginalized people aren’t just “oh people don’t like you.”  There are real life consequences to institutional oppression, and it shapes every aspect of our lives, whether we’re being hurt by it, hiding from it, trying to fit in around it, being terrified of it, or just generally trying to survive it.  These experiences are a part of us, and they can change us, and can give us a perspective on life that people who haven’t experienced them or had to worry about experiencing them don’t easily get.  Discrimination may be a social construction, but the consequences are very real, and the specific experiences that people in marginalized communities share are very real too.

(Scans from Racialicious)

Like.

Of all people. Wanda. Wanda Maximoff

oh my god i fucking hate rick remender 

Also adding on to the above commentary,

but has everyone forgotten the Morlocks? Mutant Town & District X? The underground tunnels in London, England that were inhabited by mutants that were mass murdered by a crazy m’fucker in Casey’s Uncanny X-Men run? Grant Morrisson’s ENTIRE RUN of New X-Men in which Genosha was turned into a mutant community (before it was wiped out)? Or the fact that he just, in general, created the mutant community and redefined what the identity in general meant?

What about mutants like Rusty Collins and Kevin Ford who were hunted down and arrested by the FBI for causing accidental death when their powers manifested? Or mutants like Kurt Wagner and Bobby Drake who were chased down by lynch mobs? Or the fact that several mutant hate groups existed for the sole purpose of marginalizing mutants: Friends of Humanity, Church of Humanity, The Right, The Purifiers, The Reavers, etc? What about mutants like Julio Richter who was used by said hate groups to create terror and devastation with his powers? Or, you know, the entire BUS FULL OF KIDS BOMBED AND MURDERED by the Purifiers!?

Did we forget all about X-Tinction Agenda and Operation: Zero Tolerance??

Like it just astounds me that Rick Remender, who prides himself on being an X-Fan and a stickler for continuity (see his Uncanny X-Force interviews), can disregard so many MAJOR STORYLINES and several plot points and character origins. I just.

This narrative still fucking baffles me. Every time I see pages from this book I’m just like………..wat…X-Books have you been reading? There is no mutant community or shared experience or oppression in the MU? Seriously?? Like I get the point he’s trying to make in saying that the fact that regular supers are praised and mutants are shit on is stupid. yeah, we know that and have been wondering about that for ages, but like…I don’t think you can just conveniently pretend all that other shit hasn’t happened. o.0

Didn’t Morrison already give a perfectly plausible in-story reason for the “Yay, Avengers/Kill the Mutants!” idiocy in the MU? Namely that it’s a lot easier to be comfortable with a few individuals who got their powers through freak accidents or have an external power source than with the knowledge that superpowered individuals are being born at a rate that means they’ll outnumber “normals” within a few decades?

In a way, Remender is also making a brilliant meta-commentary on how marginalized communities interact. Wanda is a woman and Romani, but has no sense of identity as a mutant. She echoes racist or misogynistic gay people or transphobic women. You’d think that we’d have empathy for other marginalized people because we share parallel experiences. But we don’t always. And clearly neither does Wanda.

Although I don’t think for a second that Remender is that self-aware, or that he’s leading us up to some brilliant revelation of solidarity among different marginalized groups.

Ha! Noooo…not holding my breath for that. Like I said when that awful “m-word” speech came out, there’s a genuinely interesting story to be told in having the third leg of the Mutant PR Wars essentially be Dan Savage with an x-gene. But Remender isn’t well-informed enough or self-aware enough to tell that story. He’s playing it straight (white and clueless).

I agree with everything you guys are saying, and that “m-word” speech hit me like a slap in the face when I first read it (I was glad Bendis’ had Kitty provide the counterpoint to that in All-New X-Men, although I’d wish she’d been harsher about it).

But I think in the specific sequence the OP posted, Rogue came out as the winner in the argument, when she says that Wanda is just rationalizing her own self-hatred. I’d like to think that was Remender’s thinking this whole mess he created through, though that is probably just wishful thinking on my part. 

Also, can we get an explanation why the blonde, straight male human (Captain America) can be written as the ultimate arbiter of this specific debate? Plus, he managing to make Wanda (who was once my favourite Avenger) almost unbearable to read.

chibi-masshuu:

Pass it along.

Not one gay cent will come out of my gay pockets or my (fabulous) gay wallet, nor will my (very) gay ass sit on a theater seat to see anything remotely attached to this man.

chibi-masshuu:

Pass it along.

Not one gay cent will come out of my gay pockets or my (fabulous) gay wallet, nor will my (very) gay ass sit on a theater seat to see anything remotely attached to this man.

I’m a 12 year old boy again

So it has been confirmed this morning that George Pérez is coming to Brazil for the 8th International Comics Festival in november, and I literally gasped when I read it. Two thoughts that I’ve been having on loop n my head ever since:

1) The best thing I’ve ever done is schedule my vacation for november

2) HOW THE HELL do I pick just one book for him to sign?!

This is a little sketch I just drew on Photoshop, to get my imagination flowing. It has to do with the graphic novel I’m creating, that I mentioned a few posts earlier. 

This is a little sketch I just drew on Photoshop, to get my imagination flowing. It has to do with the graphic novel I’m creating, that I mentioned a few posts earlier. 

Never Stop Drawing

Don’t ever listen to that people who tell you drawing; reading or fantasy is a waste of time.  You already know who they are. Never stop drawing. Drawing is our stuff.”

My buddy Daniel Mainé, creator of the awesome Bearton City, who’ll never know how much the 10-yo boy in this 36-yo man’s head needed to hear that.

So this happened: I bought Eddy Barrows1 2012 sketchbook and comissioned a Northstar sketch from him on the back cover and HOLY WOW, that’s one handsome Jean-Paul! LOVE IT.

So this happened: I bought Eddy Barrows1 2012 sketchbook and comissioned a Northstar sketch from him on the back cover and HOLY WOW, that’s one handsome Jean-Paul! LOVE IT.

So it finally arrived - My copy of IDW’s Rocketeer Artist’s Edition. It’s so much more awesome than I expected. Dave Stevens was so good it should be illegal.