joequinones:

jordangibson:

Here’s my Project Rooftop entry! I was thinking kind of a Prince/Beyonce sort of thing. Wanted her to be a little more casual and out there because that’s what I liked so much about the original Draw Batgirl Meme.

After I submitted that I did a few more that were more functional and the latter was the one of that bunch that I liked enough to finish. Looked at a lot of GCPD swat stuff from the Nolan films and tried to fit the bat logo in there. Hope you like ‘em!

Lovely Batgirl designs by Jordan Gibson

make me choose: valkubus-ships asked bo/tamsin or lauren/tamsin

thespyisacake:

So me and my friend were playing L4D2 and suddenly.

television: favorite shows
The truth will save you, Scully. I think it’ll save both of us.

It’s too late. I’m already gone.

final-vent-card asked:
"Mrs. Simone, I've heard people say that part of the reason why women in the comic book industry have such a hard time is because "they haven't banded together" or "they haven't let themselves be heard" on the same level as, say, bronies have for all of their little documentaries--in spite of things like your famous "women in refrigerators" ditty. I don't buy into that, but given your experience on the matter, how do you feel about it?"

gailsimone:

I feel this: pbbbllllbbbbbt. 

"Banded together," what nonsense. No one says male writers have to ‘band together,’ to get their work looked at. 

When women HAD a fairly large organization (Friends Of Lulu) as a voice and support group, we had a far lower female readership than we have now. 

I am not against women banding together, we SHOULD band together. But this is another case of blaming a group that has been systematically pushed away for their own ostracization. Instead of blaming the people who were made unwelcome, why not look at the behavior of the self-appointed gatekeepers who persist to this day at every level of the industry from fan to CEO?

As for ‘letting ourselves be heard,” I have no idea what internet these people are connected to, but it doesn’t seem to be one I am familiar with. There are thousands of women blogging and writing about comics every day all over the world. There are blogs and social platforms being used by female creators of every stripe. Many, a huge number, of the best commentators, reviewers and site owners of comics-related sites are female. And despite the shit they get for it, many have kept at it doggedly for years. 

I “let myself be heard” all over the place and I get hate mail every day for it. We let ourselves be heard, and unlike most of the majority readership, we are virtually guaranteed an endless supply of contempt and trolling and insults for it. 

And we do it, anyway.

Also, I would say Women In Refigerators wasn’t really a ‘ditty,’ so much as an ‘opening salvo.’

But that’s just me.  

Anyway, it’s all moot, because we are winning this debate as our numbers grow in huge percentages. And it makes better comics, so ultimately, everyone wins regardless of gender.