Work in progress.
FANNY BRITT is a Featured Guest at TCAF!
Fanny Britt is a Quebec playwright, author and translator. A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, Britt has written a dozen plays (among them Honey Pie, Hôtel Pacifique, and Bienveillance). She has also translated more than 15 contemporary plays. Published in 2012, her graphic novel Jane, le renard et moi (illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, GG 2013, children’s literature – illustration) garnered international recognition and has been translated into five languages…” - Full Bio at TCAF site
Publisher’s Website: www.houseofanansi.com
TCAF is The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, taking place May 9-11, 2014, in Toronto, Canada. More at http://torontocomics.com/
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If I get just 10 new sales today, I will post some new art teases for the upcoming The Pride Adventures#2!
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(February 20, 1962 – February 21, 2011)
Dwayne McDuffie was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Leroy McDuffie and Edna McDuffie Gardner. He attended The Roeper School and went on to the University of Michigan, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in English, then earning a master’s degree in physics. He then moved to New York to attend film school at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. While McDuffie was working as a copy editor at the business magazine Investment Dealers’ Digest, a friend got him an interview for an assistant editor position at Marvel Comics.
Going on staff at Marvel as editor Bob Budiansky’s assistant on special projects, McDuffie helped develop the company’s first superhero trading cards. He also scripted stories for Marvel. His first major work was Damage Control, a miniseries about the company that shows up between issues and tidies up the mess left by the latest round of superhero/supervillain battles.
After becoming an editor at Marvel, McDuffie submitted a spoof proposal for a comic entitled Ninja Thrashers in response to Marvel’s treatment of its black characters. Becoming a freelancer in 1990, McDuffie wrote for dozens of various comics titles for Marvel, DC Comics, and Archie Comics. In addition, he wrote Monster in My Pocket for Harvey Comics editor Sid Jacobson, whom he cites on his website as having taught him everything he knows. In early 1991, he divorced his first wife, Patricia D. Younger, in Seminole County, Florida.
In the early 1990s, wanting to express a multicultural sensibility that he felt was missing in comic books, McDuffie and three partners founded Milestone Media, which The Plain Dealer of Cleveland, Ohio, described in 2000 as "the industry’s most successful minority-owned-and operated comic company." McDuffie explained:
"If you do a black character or a female character or an Asian character, then they aren’t just that character. They represent that race or that sex, and they can’t be interesting because everything they do has to represent an entire block of people. You know, Superman isn’t all white people and neither is Lex Luthor. We knew we had to present a range of characters within each ethnic group, which means that we couldn’t do just one book. We had to do a series of books and we had to present a view of the world that’s wider than the world we’ve seen before."
Milestone, whose characters include the African-American Static, Icon, and Hardware; the Asian-American Xombi, and the multi-ethnic superhero group the Blood Syndicate, which include black, Asian and Latino men and women, debuted its titles in 1993 through a distribution deal with DC Comics. Serving as editor-in-chief, McDuffie created or co-created many characters, including Static.
After Milestone had ceased publishing new comics, Static was developed into an animated series Static Shock. McDuffie was hired to write and story-edit on the series, writing 11 episodes.
His other television writing credits included Teen Titans and What’s New, Scooby-Doo?.
McDuffie was hired as a staff writer for the animated series Justice League and was promoted to story editor and producer as the series became Justice League Unlimited. During the entire run of the animated series, McDuffie wrote, produced, or story-edited 69 out of the 91 episodes.
McDuffie also wrote the story for the video game Justice League Heroes.
McDuffie was hired to help revamp and story-edit Cartoon Network’s popular animated Ben 10 franchise with Ben 10: Alien Force, continuing the adventures of the ten-year-old title character into his mid and late teenage years. During the run of the series, McDuffie wrote episodes 1–3, 14, 25–28, 45 and 46 and/or story-edited all forty-six episodes. McDuffie also produced and story edited for the second sequel series Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, which premiered April 23. 2010. He wrote episodes 1, 10, 11, 16, 30, 39 together with J. M. DeMatteis and 52.
McDuffie wrote a number of direct-to-DVD animated films featuring DC Comics characters - including Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths and Justice League: Doom. He scripted the direct-to-DVD adaptation of All-Star Superman, which was released one day after his death. Justice League: Doom was released posthumously in 2012.
McDuffie’s work was also seen on Ben 10: Omniverse, having shared story by credit on the first two episodes, “The More Things Change, Parts 1 and 2.”
A pioneer who paved the way for increasing awareness and diversity within the mainstream comic book industry as well as animation, Dwayne’s memory and contribution will never be forgotten. Rest In Power, brother.
If you’re an artist aged somewhere between 13 and 24, take some time to submit some art for the IGNITE! Youth Festival Art Show, being held at The Cultch Art Gallery in Vancouver. Comic artists especially welcome!
Visit the event page for details and instructions.
I consider three main properties when I go into using color:
- Hue-the specific color on the spectrum
- Tint or Shade-the amount of white or black in a color
- Saturation-the intensity of a color
Using the palette from Part 1, I adjusted the hue, tint/shade or intensity of the three…
My intention was to spark a conversation, not discourage others from going into comic shops.
My experiences are NOT isolated events, but at the same time, there are people out there working hard to reclaim comics and open their doors to an inclusive customer base.
thefingerfuckingfemalefury asked: Hello there Mr Gillen! :) I wanted to say that I greatly enjoyed your Young Avengers run and I was VERY happy that you made it canon that Miss America is a lesbian hero! I wanted to ask: In your upcoming comic book The Wicked and the Divine, are we going to be seeing any lesbian and bisexual female characters among the cast? :)
We’ll be talking about the cast in more detail soon enough, but put it like this - it’s a core cast of about thirteen people. We’re creating it for whole cloth to reflect the world of 2014. The cast is more than 50% female. It’s about pop stars and performers. It’s by Jamie and me.
I’d say the odds that we wouldn’t have a character who is lesbian or bi would be pretty low.
So uh, any chance of trans characters then?
Same answer as above.
It’s a pretty diverse cast. It’s what Jamie and I would do given a blank sheet of paper.
Diversity won’t really be a problem. Not that I look at books through the filter, but I’d be surprised if we ever fail either a Bechdel or Johnson test. The bigger problem will be, I suspect, is that these characters are not role models. They’re deeply flawed humans. How often are you annoyed with what a pop star does? Even ones you love? If I’m writing popstars, I have to write popstars. I mainly hope that there’s sufficient not-straight not-white not-cis characters that people separate a specific individual with any statement about any minority group. I also obviously hope I don’t fuck it up, which is always a possibility.
I’ll try not to.