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What asssholes.

I was going to write about my major writer's block (which is a shame because I was going to do a writing blitz and it fizzled!), or perhaps how modern American Conservatism and Superheros do not mix...but this pisses me off.

How sexist is that bullshit! It's slamming doors in the faces of women. Women who are already treated like shit way too much by the comics subculture. Not to mention these guys are making light of RAPE. That pisses me off as well; as high profile rape cases here in the States had the communities trying to heap the blame on the VICTIM.

These guys callously use rape and disregard the ramifications. Not to mention they just "mansplained" comics to women. As a man, and as a guy who wants to work in comics, these "Legends" disgust me! We got many more women writers coming in after women like Gail Simone broke down the barriers, and these "Our Gang"-esque aholes want to put the "No Girls Allowed" sign back up.

These assholes are giving fuel for the worst elements of our culture. Not to mention, these guys probably pay much more attention to their own brands than what is going on around them (when was the last time McFarland had a hit?).

On behalf of the men who love and respect women everywhere; I say "FUCK YOU" to Mark "Kickass" Millar and Todd "Spawn" McFarland!
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casmano Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
I wish I knew what you are talking about I've worked on comics as an assistant which consisted of inking, drawing,and delivering pages to marvel.
Let me tell you go to marvel and try and give them your work, never going to happen marvel or dc or most top companies won't take walk in's you have to know someone or go to a comic con and show your work.
Thinking they don't accept women is somewhat true but if you suck then wither your a male or female won't matter most people pushing there stuff will not except that they need to work to get better just cause your family and friends say your great doesn't mean you are.
Sometimes women have to use male names if your work can be accepted without being present by sending your work or by email it's sad but the boys club is still around . but you can make your own book and don't need the big companies. I made a book just to prove this you just have to push yourself but like I said you better check to see if your as good as your told by people you know humble yourself and show it to professionals who will tell you if you need work. I stop myself by thinking and telling myself I need alot of work and thinking it's never perfect.
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Dkalban Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well I am also working on my own indie book idea too; but if you read the articles its comes off more than "women don't belong here". Read the articles linked in here
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drwho09 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013

Mark Millar has been rewriting the same story over and over for years and after reading what he said I undersatand why he's shit and has the imagination of a concussed lobotomised zombie that's just had it's brains blow out with an ATR. I've never read a Mcfarland comic and now never will but unless their remarks have been really taken out of context they are vile odious swines who appear to want to piss off any one with half a braincell and a mere smudgen of humanity.

This is why we need people like you and me doing what we do here on DA for the love it to break through into the comic buisness if only to show there are people who think the emotional aspect of storytelling is more important than constantly trying to shock for shockings sake.

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Dkalban Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
mhmm!
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GrumpyDragon Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Urgh, it's people like that who make me not want to be in the comic book industry. I took Academy of Art summer classes this year, with the intention of breaking into sequential illustration... but the teacher, (a 28 year old, middle class white man- what a shocker, right) was sexist and he didn't even understand how so! When I attempted to explain it to him, he just couldn't understand what was so wrong. I wasn't told how to draw different female bodytypes! Just the 'sexy lady,' compared to at least 10 different ways to draw a man. Because obviously men are the most important part of comics, and females are just eye candy, so it's not like they come in any other size than a size 4 waist and DD cup. >:U
I can't handle it, I'm going into concept design and one-shot illustration. <:/
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Dkalban Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:( Sorry to hear that.
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Faithie-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The rape thing aside (I don't think I even have the capacity to explain how sick that part made me), this makes me pretty sad...I've been reading comics since I was a little girl. But I'm proud to say I've never been treated poorly for it. 

When I was little, and walking around my home town and into comic shops as a kid (5 year old, plus) a lot of the boys there were super nice to me. They would buy me comics (ones for younger kids) and tell me about the (less inappropriate) parts of other superheroes, and I loved to listen. They tried to really talk up Wonder Woman to me, since she was one of the only popular/strong females at the time who wasn't completely sexualized. As I got older, they'd give me comics to read since I was a broke kid. I was never made to feel weird, they were all amazingly nice or just didn't say anything. I grew up watching the Spiderman and X-men cartoons and they were such a huge part of me when I was growing up.

I collected Fantastic Four, Spiderman, and a whole slew of other comics growing up. I'm still collecting Spiderman, and now Deadpool, whenever I have extra money. It makes me sad that there are men who think girls just aren't into comic, and that comics are somehow not meant for them. 

I've always looked up to superheroes, male or female. They stand up for what's right, they make tough decisions. They lose their tempers and make mistakes, but that's when friends are there for you. To think that becuase you're a woman you can't appreciate those struggles....I just don't understand.
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Dkalban Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yep. It's really stupid of them to say that.
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Smly Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
This is really surprising of Todd, but I've never thought Millar was a very good guy and it kind of shows in the ideals he puts into his work. 
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Dkalban Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
mhmm
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