she tweeted this back
And now it is confirmed…her perfection.
Someone at DC Comics needs to make this series happen stat:
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… So I originally wanted to do a painterly treatment on her skin and background a la Phil Noto, but Painter IX seems intent upon crashing before fully loading and I can’t be assed to fix it right now.
Good night Tumblr!
head just exploded from the perfect
Kickstarter Project o’ the Week
I have most of my eyesight back, so I’m here promoting a project that doesn’t explicitly involve lady creators (though I’m hoping they do reach out to African-American lady creators as well!)
Anyone who goes to the movies or turns on television knows that comic books have taken over pop culture. This summer alone, three superhero films adapted from comic books are hitting the big screen.
And that’s great, right? Well, yes … except for one big problem …
The vast majority of superheroes proliferating pop culture these days are NOT people of color.
And that’s because, even today, minorities are still in the minority when it comes to the world of comic books. And that means, tons of potential readers are not being served with stuff they might like.
The fact is, the world needs more heroes of color — so, we decided to create some!
Presenting: The African American Superhero Anthology.
Created by writer/editor Carlton Hargro, with art and stories by a host of artists and writers, The African American Superhero Anthology (aka “Super Black”) is designed to introduce a bevy of new and divergent heroes of color to the comic landscape.
But in order for The African American Superhero Anthology to become a reality, we need YOUR help….
- The Anthology will be published as a 48-page, color, one-shot comic book.
- It will feature four main stories — written and drawn by a number of creators. The comic will also feature full-page illustrations by several new and established artists and text pieces written by Carlton Hargro.
- The vast majority of the characters featured in the Anthology are brand-new characters that have never been seen in published comic books before. (So, collectors should take note, this comic will feature a number of first appearances.)
- Creators contributing work to the Anthology include: Writers Carlton Hargro and Darrick Hargro; artists John Hairston and Marcus Kiser; Image Comics writer/artist Jimmie Robinson and artist Antoine Williams (who drew pin-ups); and more to-be announced.
They only need $50 more to reach their goal, but why not make this project the next Womanthology?
This sounds like an AMAZING idea. Please support it!
And people making the book, please let me know if I can help in any way, spreading the word or whatever!
Oooooooo! SUPPORT PLZZZZZZ!!!!! SUPPORT!
DUDES. ^THIS HAPPENS.
I just found out about Princeless today.
Black female protagonist. Comics. Kicking Ass.
I’m getting myself a copy today :D
Glad you approve!
Where can I buy this comic??!?
I remember seeing this awhile ago. I’m on board! BAMF!!!!!!!!!
I have heard about this before, but IIRC it is not written by a PoC.
No, but Jeremy Whitley is married to a black woman and he is pretty conscious about media representation among POCs. I can understand the concerns POCs have of a white man “telling our stories” but honestly, I don’t really see the negative connotations of that applying to this comic. I have read the first three issues already and it is solid gold with lots of snarky social commentary if you look for it, and I would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone.
HOW TO BUY PRINCELESS:
1) Check your local comic shop. It’s been a few months but they may still have a copy
3) You can purchase it digitally and read it right now via:
Drive Thru Comics - http://comics.drivethrustuff.com/product/96234/Princeless-%231
4) The trade of the first collection will be available at the end of April through Comic Retailers everywhere
And a huge thanks to Mizmlee who started this now EXTREMELY popular post.
Redux Deluxe page 42, original artwork.
Another Thursday, another brand new page of my work in progress graphic novel, Redux Deluxe. Here’s page 42, sans text. As always, go check it out, support, VOTE FOR IT, and leave comments or suggestions!
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OMG, Adrienne is the best. THE BEST. *______*
OMG what is this, who is this precious child?? CONTEXT
She’s Princess Adrienne (and the star) of a new comic, PrinceLess! It’s a four issue miniseries published by Action Lab Comics, written by Jeremy Whitley and illustrated by M. Goodwin, with four more miniseries of the same length slated to follow (so, it’s a twenty issue series broken up into five four-issue story arcs, basically). The premise is: when Princess Adrienne turns sixteen, her parents lock her up in a tower, as they’ve locked each of her older sisters in their own towers, to be rescued by a prince. Adrienne decides this is total bullshit, runs away with her guardian dragon, and sets out to rescue each of her sisters and then all the other princesses locked away by their parents. It is delightful, hilarious, and very thoughtful, too, and I’m super in love with it and super excited for the next issue to come out.
If you’re interested in reading it, you can buy it digitally at Graphicly.com for $2 or you can order it through your local comic shop, if you’ve got a local comic shop, for $4 a print copy.