October 14th, 2011


Torn World Muse Fusion is open!

Visit the Torn World Muse Fusion this weekend.  Give us some science fantasy prompts, then watch the fiction, poetry, artwork, and other goodies appear.

So far, I have written:

"Dairy Sow" -- nonfiction article

"Thunder Stones" -- 16 lines, Buy It Now = $5
Strange mineral formations occur in the Crystal Desert.

Doing Better with Women in Comics

Recently we've talked about portrayals of female characters in "Two Plots," "What makes women sexy," "Why the Starfire Reboot Is a Fizzle," and "The Comics Women Don't Buy."

ankewehner tipped me to this terrific article, "Female Super-Hero Characters and Sex: Creators Explain How Comics Can Do Better."  Several artists, writers, and editors in the comics field describe in detail what makes a good character and good action, and how to distinguish different female characters from each other.  There's some great advice on art and storytelling in there.

Also, check out one of the references, "Men-Ups."  See men in pin-up poses.  They look ridiculous.  Those poses aren't any more sensible on women. 

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