Follow and read the whole thing. I can look them up on social media and find them amongst the friends of the watchdogs, the people self-appointed to police up the industry. Over the years Archaia has published work by Marjane Satrapi, Chandra Free, Rachel Hope Allison, Moro Rogers, Nimue Brown, Kyla Vanderklugt, Emily Carroll, Anna Wieszczyk, Meg Gandy, Amei Zhao, Katie Cook, and Janet K Lee, amongst others. He asked if I knew who he was. Men in comics, especially men in positions of institutional power and popular visibility, you need to step the fuck up. They sit around with the men talking about fighting, and the men listen.
It saddens me that might be the case, and I also wonder who else out there in the comic's industry may be less saintly than we think. Tess Fowler and the Comics Casting Couch Last month, Tess Fowler — an accomplished and incredibly talented cartoonist — posted a series of tweets talking about a with a big-name comics professional that she had at San Diego Comic Con — the biggest comic and pop-culture convention in the United States. So you're saying that we should all just not care and shut up about it? He later insulted her work and person on Facebook. And you never say anything about your experiences because the harm to yourself and perhaps to others will be monumental. I wonder if sales would be affected at all, in comics, if there was a list of known creepers. Meanwhile, there are reviews at , , , and.
I was young, naive and hopeful. A word I keep hearing people use around these events, and the larger goals they claim, is empathy. Fowler accused comic book writer Brian Wood of sexual harassment at a comic convention from years back. As a father to a young daughter showing an interest in making her own comics, I do really care about this stuff. It's as pointless as a butcher taking product advice from a vegan. A man with real feminist values would have deeply internalized the gendered nature of the harms caused by this kind of harassment. Want more stories like this? As a man, the only thing I can really do to help this, is to set an example.
I feel bad for Brian Wood if Fowler was actually talking about someone else. I wonder why it wasn't hailed as the second coming of Shesus. She might tell you about the creator who pushed and pushed at the idea of her having a threesome with him and his wife, or the time she had to share a room with another professional only to find him standing over her bed in the middle of the night with a condom in his hand. As a father to a young daughter showing an interest in making her own comics, I do really care about this stuff. A disease of silence, where you go along to get along. The whole reason she mentioned him by name is because she had an inbox full of women who had similar stories about Wood.
I immediately regretted it, and I apologize to Ms. Because I think everyone reading this wants the same thing. Aren't you rebels and artists and naysayers? Name names and go work for Image. He's the opposite of Azzarello who has continuously given us new things. Look at this tweet from Jess Fink, starting from the bottom: The replies link: as well are telling and numerous. I immediately regretted it, and I apologize to Ms. They are all skilled, talented individuals.
A timeline of harassment and sexual assault in the comics industry is lamentably challenging to truncate, but a girl can try. One name that comes up over and over again is Julius Schwartz. I just feel like maybe this might have gone differently if you were not currently facing a crippling disease that clearly causes you no end of trouble, by your own admission. If he follows, talk to security. I feel that people working in any job field should be able to feel safe and secure, not as if their boss or someone else could harass them at any moment with inappropriate comments, behaviors, or such. Still, the new accusations against writer Brian Wood X-men, Channel Zero come as hard news for several people to swallow.
As a matter of fact, a cursory google search shows that she has a history of taking money for work and disappearing off the face of the earth. Team Tate, where for the first time men and women fighters have been in the same house. But when she declined, that was the conclusion of the matter for me. She uses pseudonyms for most of the people. We believe much of the current media is complicit in the proliferation of an ideology that squashes individuality, divides along political lines, and is stifling to the freedom of creativity that is the foundation of human expression. If you are Scott Snyder or Brian Bendis, sure. The claim involves her superior from 2003—2004, former Executive Editor Mike Carlin.
Down the road, if we lost the job opportunity, would it be because of my refusal to comply with his request? And in the execution of that job, he is obligated to see the other attendees as human beings, not eye-candy. Some day they will get their due. Tess understood exactly what was being said here — this was a casting couch scenario; play ball as it were and perhaps it might get her somewhere, wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more. I sincerely hope he gets his shit together in whatever capacity he needs to and learns from mistakes in the past. Links to pirated material or piracy sites will result in an immediate ban. And sometimes you need to shine the light into the dark place to find out the safe path forward.