Today I witnessed something amazing. Almost in stark contrast to yesterday, today I saw tangible impact of lady-representation in comics.
At the bookstore I work at, we have a dedicated Adventure Time section. This family came in and those kids were SO EXCITED to see their favourite characters in comics. I talked them through each OGN and series compilation, explaining what they all were and in what order they should be read, and this little girl’s entire life was changed. You could see it on her face.
The moment I mentioned Kate Leth (and that, yes, she is a girl.) this little girl’s face lit up like Christmas morning. I don’t know if it just never occurred to her that girls can work in comics but the excitement and wonder that left the store in her was a privilege to see. I ended up selling them the Fionna & Cake’s, all the OGN’s, and an AT doodle book. She left begging her dad to help her learn how to draw Marceline comics. (And he was happy to comply!)
Kate Leth has left an everlasting impression on this little girl just by existing and working in the industry. I honestly hope to someday be able to see such an impact on someone from my own work. Ladies in comics is important. The representation on the page, and behind them, is important. Having a reflection of yourself in the content you enjoy is important. I hope that little girl grows up to be a famous comic author someday.
It was a very good day.
Free video games, yes please.
To thank all of the fans and followers of this blog, I will be giving away a free copy of Starbound! All you have to do is reblog this post, and I’ll automatically enter you in the drawing! The giveaway will run now until Monday, January 27th.
If this post gets enough reblogs, then I will give away multiple copies!
Also, don’t forget to ask questions, she has only received 1 so far.
Thanks again to all the followers and fans of this blog, and I will continue to update it for years to come!
A small moth has taken up residence on the bathroom mirror. He’s been there almost a week. I’d like to imagine he’ll stay for the winter. Once summer comes, he’ll fly out the door, thanking us for the nice warm place to stay.
He’s probably dead.
A picture of a cardinal. Taken in Florida this February.
Dinosaur Comics is ten years old today, and to celebrate, SQUISHABLE T-REX HAS A FRIEND NOW. Say hello to Squishable Utahraptor! He’s an adorable, soft, squishy dinosaur who wants to live in your house and help you solve all your problems. So awesome! You probably need one in your life right now.
I’m giving one away, and everyone who reblogs this is entered into the contest! SHIPS WORLDWIDE. I’ll choose a winner randomly in a week!
look how cute he is, click on his face for MORE ADORABLE PICTURES
What if I do a mini-t-Rex mini-giveaway…..??
T-Rexes were born in wee little eggs, and they came out all tiny and adorable. I know, I know: paleontologists have been saying this for years, but we never believed them because they couldn’t produce tiny adorable plushies to prove it. UNTIL NOW.
Micro T-Rex is three inches of soft and fuzzy adorable, and comes with that removable plastic keychain clip you see pictured, so he’s ready to hang out wherever you go! He is Down for Hangouts!
I would type more but he’s TOO CUTE, look at his little arms, i’m DYING
Guys these just came out today and I really think you should buy one. Only $8.50! How can you put a PRICE on LOVE
This is a great idea! EVERYONE who reblogs this gets one entry, and tomorrow I will choose one reblog at random and send them one! REBLOG AWAY AND T-REX MIGHT COME LIVE IN YOUR HOUSE / HANG OFF YOUR FINGERS AND KEYS