I found out about this #NUdecember challenge just as it was about to start, and intended to do it, but… haven’t. I had some time yesterday and worked on a few to catch up. I intend to do them all, and I’ll post each of them here with the appropriate date… which will make it look like I was doing them every day .
There’s been a lot of great reaction to the new costume design for Batgirl, mostly from women and girls who think it looks great. Well, I kinda wanna get in on that action myself:
Pardon me while I rant a bit.
One of the things I disliked about Warren Ellis’ “The Engine” forum, and his later “Whitechapel” forum (while he was running it) was the fact that anyone participating had to deal with his carefully crafted online persona as an asshole. It was intended to be a benevolent dictatorship, and a good way of dealing with trolls: Warren’s word was law, and objections would get you banned.
But it tended to get pretty elementary-school. Like the time I had the nerve to disagree with a popular artist about something, and one of the moderators (Warren only hired women for that, supposedly because they had better social skills, but seemed more to appeal to men who enjoy being dominated by assertive women) changed my password to “asshole” as punishment.
Which brings us to a certain remake/remodel challenge that Warren issued, to imagine what punk impresario Malcolm McLaren might have come up with if he’d been given a license to the Justice League. I posted what I considered a legitimate fulfillment of that. Warren deleted it as “a two-minute Photoshop job” … apparently missing the point that looking like a sloppy photocopy collage was part of the punk aesthetic (and that I’d spent about an hour on developing it).
And in his haste to delete what he didn’t understand, he missed the little reference I included to one of McLaren’s other projects: the one-hit wonder Jimmy the Hoover.
In response to yet another cheesecakey fuck-me representation of Wonder Woman, and in the spirit of the parodies that followed, Bleeding Cool ran a challenge for visitors to cosplay in the same pose. I don’t post photos of myself online (so my self-portraits are the closest people can get to identifying me in public), but I wanted to play along.
So I did a drawing of Captain Miracle in the same pose …
… and asked my partner Zlatan to draw me in that pose.