My Twitch livestreams with remote participants have been rough sledding so far, but the one on Thursday went off without a hitch and life is beautiful, I must say. Finally solved that technical quagmire!
Cheers and admiration for Kate, Rian, our pals at BOOM! Studios, and the little girl who we hope will grow up to be the World’s #1 Cartoonist.
Today I witnessed something amazing. Almost in stark contrast to yesterday, today I saw tangible impact of lady-representation in comics.
At the bookstore I work at, we have a dedicated Adventure Time section. This family came in and those kids were SO EXCITED to see their favourite characters in comics. I talked them through each OGN and series compilation, explaining what they all were and in what order they should be read, and this little girl’s entire life was changed. You could see it on her face.
The moment I mentioned Kate Leth (and that, yes, she is a girl.) this little girl’s face lit up like Christmas morning. I don’t know if it just never occurred to her that girls can work in comics but the excitement and wonder that left the store in her was a privilege to see. I ended up selling them the Fionna & Cake’s, all the OGN’s, and an AT doodle book. She left begging her dad to help her learn how to draw Marceline comics. (And he was happy to comply!)
Kate Leth has left an everlasting impression on this little girl just by existing and working in the industry. I honestly hope to someday be able to see such an impact on someone from my own work. Ladies in comics is important. The representation on the page, and behind them, is important. Having a reflection of yourself in the content you enjoy is important. I hope that little girl grows up to be a famous comic author someday.
It was a very good day.
Tears of happiness are in my eyes right now. Not even joking. :’)
Alison Brie - Rhapsody magazine
GUEST COMMENT LEFT FOR MANAGER: “The tall, skinny, white male concierge seemed to grow annoyed with me when I said I couldn’t read a map and repeatedly asked directions to a restaurant we wanted to go to. He finally snapped at me, ‘It’s literally outside to the right.’ I didn’t appreciate that.”
CONCIERGE SHOULD THINK: “I will have to be more patient in the future with all guests!”
CONCIERGE ACTUALLY THINKS: “They think I’m skinny!”
I want a movie about a little girl, aged like 11-12, going through the stuggles of prepubescent girl life, with her entire inner monologue is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson.
Shot of disgruntled adorable little girl.
SLJ: I knew that Susie was a backstabbin’ motherfucker, and if anyone was going to ruin my chances of being Miss Sugar Drop Queen, it was that asshole.
The TV show Hannibal but with Hannibal Burress.
"These people were murdered and made to look like angels."
“That sucks, man.”