a comic done by christianne benedict, posted on the womanthology art forum. brilliant!
YES. Jesus, thank you.
I cannot tell you how many times I have had to point out what the audience at conventions actually LOOKS like to people in the industry. They can do signings in a booth full of every kind of person all day long, every color, every size, every orientation and more, and STILL go online and talk about how only white straight males read comics.
IT IS PROFOUNDLY UNTRUE AND INSULTINGLY IGNORANT.
It’s almost like we exist. No, but seriously, one of the best things about my job is interacting with people of various backgrounds, and discussing with them the one thing that we, without a doubt, all love: COMICS. Our subscriber list is half men, half women, with more often than not, one file holding a sub list for an entire family.
I live in Florida, we get visitors from all over the world, all with the desire to check out the local shop. See what we have, and how we do things, and they’ll tell us what they love (and they will tell us what they don’t). Comics are what we come for.
Comics are why we stay, and our love for them shines through because, if we didn’t love them as much as we do, we wouldn’t still be here, we would have let them drown out our voices a long time ago.
Everyone deserves to see themselves as a protagonist (and not just a side character). Everyone deserves to see themselves as a superhero (and not just a villain, if that).
Diversity: Otherwise known as real life, folks.
If you live anywhere near Evansville Indiana please be safe because apparently 10 women have been abducted and now they’re saying it’s a possible serial killer sO please don’t go anywhere alone
THANK GOD PEOPLE REBLOGGED THIS BECAUSE I’M NOT FAR FROM THERE AND THERES NO FUCKING INFORMATION OUT ABOUT THIS RIGHT NOW THANKS AGAIN TUMBLR FOR TELLING ME MORE THAN ANY NEWS SOURCE EVER WOULD
Southwestern Indiana be careful!!!
Phoebe Buffay Best Comebacks
my anaconda don’t…
my anaconda don’t…
My anaconda dont’ want none unless you got buns hun
The Women Who Mapped the Universe And Still Couldn’t Get Any Respect
In 1881, Edward Charles Pickering, director of the Harvard Observatory, had a problem: the volume of data coming into his observatory was exceeding his staff’s ability to analyze it. He also had doubts about his staff’s competence–especially that of his assistant, who Pickering dubbed inefficient at cataloging. So he did what any scientist of the latter 19th century would have done: he fired his male assistant and replaced him with his maid, Williamina Fleming. Fleming proved so adept at computing and copying that she would work at Harvard for 34 years–eventually managing a large staff of assistants.
So began an era in Harvard Observatory history where women—more than 80 during Pickering’s tenure, from 1877 to his death in 1919— worked for the director, computing and cataloging data. Some of these women would produce significant work on their own; some would even earn a certain level of fame among followers of female scientists. But the majority are remembered not individually but collectively, by the moniker Pickering’s Harem.