Whit Taylor recently gave us a great piece on The Nib entitled, Finding Your Roots – about her hair. A little history of African-American women’s hair care, a little personal experience, a little hair science, and a whole lot of cultural insight.
“Finding Your Roots” by Whit Taylor.
Vermont cartoonist, Stephanie Zuppo shared this on Facebook – big tip of the old ink pot to her for that.
“As an artist, what can I consider if I want to de-objectify and add power to female characters?”
Drawing by Renae De Liz. Borrowed by Andy.
In a series of tweets compiled by Heroic Girls, cartoonist Renae De Liz gives a terrific, thoughtful overview of how to think about – and address – objectification of female characters in superhero comics.
And Geezum, does she select a great character to use as an example: Power Girl.
De Liz’s discussion provides great insight into the changing culture of comics fandom and – in reviewing the comments – the sexism that continues to be persistent in it.
Give it a read here: How To De-Objectify Women in Comics: A Guide.