Tagged: comics

Mini Comic-Con December 2011

Attempt to draw an elf in a plausible armor. Drawn in the art show at Con*cept.

There is going to be a small Anime and Comic book Expo on December 4th 2011 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Place Bonaventure. It’s by the same people who organise Montreal ComicCon in September, but much smaller and I don’t expect any line ups. There weren’t any last year, at least. I’m not sure there is going to be much in the way of panels or activities, but there are going to be around twenty artists tables and a hundred exhibitors. I will be there, sharing a table with EveChat so drop by and say hi.

They are also going to announce the guest for the big even next September and there is going to be a big Innistrad M:tG tournament organised by Carta Magica.

Admission 5$, free for kids.

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Il y aura une petite exposition d’Animé et de BD le 4 décembre 2011 de 10h à 17h à la Place Bonaventure. Elle est organisée par les même gens qui font Le ComicCon de Montréal en septembre, mais c’est beaucoup plus petit et je ne m’attend pas à des files d’attentes. En tout cas, il n’y en avait pas l’an passé. Je ne suis pas certaine qu’il y ait des panels ou des activités mais il y aura une vingtaine d’artistes et une centaines d’exposants. J’y partagerai une table avec EveChat alors passez me voir!

Il y aura aussi l’annonce des invités pour le ComicCon de l’an prochain et Carta Magica organise un tournois de M:tG Innistrad.

Admission 5$, gratuit pour les enfants.

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Getting rid of the token female – part 4 – Stuff mom never told you.

If you have never heard of the Howstuffworks.com network, you are missing out. They have loads and loads of articles about  an incredible variety of subject. But of more interest to me, they have many many podcasts. My favorites are Stuff you missed in history class and Stuff mom never told you (but I also listen to Stuff to blow your mind with an occasional excursion into the back catalog of Stuff from the b-side.)

Stuff Mom never told you has episodes on a variety of subjects, usually about health, sociology or gender issues. They have this great two parts issue on how women are portrayed in superhero comics.

You can listen to it here either as a stream or download the mp3 (you can also suscribe on iTunes)

Part 1 (the Women in refrigerators story)

Part 2 (famous female heroes, in particular WonderWoman)

And the original list of  female comic characters who met creepy deaths (not on the Howstuffworks network.  ) This is the list that started the interest in the subject. If you google Women in refrigerators you will find tons of articles and materials on the subject, in case you are curious about the issue.

Also previous posts on Getting rid of the token female:

Getting rid of the token female part 1 (what’s a token female)

Getting rid of the token female part 2 (an interview with Nia Vardalos)

Getting rid of the token female part 3 (But what can artists do?)