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Five Reasons to Love Women Who Love Comics


Five Reasons to Love Women Who Love Comics


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[dropcap2]O[/dropcap2]ne year at New York City Comic Con my best friend and I decided to take a detour to the session of speed dating happening in the basement. It was our last hour at the convention and I was intent on sharing her awesomeness with the unwitting dating world, as friends are known to do. Since it was also the last session of speed…

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Ha! Sweet baby #hazel, we made it in Aaaaamericaaaaaaa. #saga #fancasting #imagecomics #imagecomics #blacknerdproblems

omarholmon put together this fanccast for the comic Saga eons ago inspired by a podcast……Black Nerd Problems got some butthurt comments on the website…

AND more on twitter. Some folks put up such a stink that Image Comics set the record straight in another tweet about whitewashing (Not included here in this post, cant find the screen cap) Anyway this iImage Comics after the fact directing folks our way to discuss fan casting. :)

BNP getting that shout out by Image Comics tho! OOOOOOOOO!

Meanwhile the butt hurt realizing we spiked they drinks like…

Hip Hop Meets Street Fighter: An Unlikely Fan Casting of Hip Hop’s Street Cred


Hip Hop Meets Street Fighter: An Unlikely Fan Casting of Hip Hop’s Street Cred


[dropcap2]H[/dropcap2]ip hop, meet Street Fighter. And I couldn’t be more thrilled you’ve met.

For many, the 90’s was the golden decade for hip hop. We listened to DMX bark without question and didn’t laugh…

A Love Letter to Josei Manga

Manga: Something I’ve grown up reading, coveting and sharing with others. The thing about it is that after a while I found myself grown up—a woman and reading more of a specific genre. While shojo manga has always and will always have a special place in my heart as I addressed here, I feel like I need to acknowledge how I stumbled upon Josei manga and how it cememted itself into my bookshelves.

Let’s start at the beginning. What exactly is Josei? Pronounced “JOH-say”, it is what I like to call Shojo manga’s big sister. OR final form. Famillar with the manga genre known as Shonen? As in “Shonen Jump”? Shonen is to Seinen as Shojo is to Josei. Where Shojo’s targeted audience is somewhere between 12-18 years of age, Josei’s targeted audience targets the age group directly after that: adult women

Why Am I the Only Black Kid in Westoros?

 Didn’t we watch platinum-blonde Daenerys Targaryen crowd-surf an ocean of brown and black bodies in Meereen? In a fictional world they saw fit to make a nation of slaves be black and brown and rescued by a young white queen in a season ending scene. They haven’t put too much thought into this. I imagine them filming in Northern Ireland with a clap board that reads “White Savior, Take 1.”

“What’s my motivation?” Dany might ask. “You’re a rock star, but your lyrics were the Emancipation Proclamation.” Director David Nutter swirls a finger in the air signaling to roll camera.

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