- Jake Wyatt posted the first page of his Necropolis webcomic, he’s a wonderful artist so it’s worth keeping an eye on this.
- Kris Anka posted a great fanart of Big Barda on his tumblr.
- Places like this have posted the Steam trading card artwork for Skullgirls, so Alex Ahad made a list of which artist worked on which card (the one above by Jorby Alano).
- This cool Uncanny X-Men variant cover, an homage of Wolverine‘s adventures in Madripoor, was drawn by Ronnie del Carmen, you can see a step-by-step explanation on his blog.
- Jake Wyatt just posted a third awesome test strip with his unnamed sword wielding girl, and even better, it’s becoming a weekly webcomic in some months!
- Ricken posted another lovely drawing of X-23 and Jubilee, that makes me miss Laura’s ongoing series a lot. At least Jubilee will be starring in this Wednesday’s X-Men #1.
- Jake Wyatt posted two short comics with a lot of Ghibli and Mignola influences on them, hopefully he plans to do longer stories on this setting. The first is named Necropolis, and the second Phoborea.
There’s a lot going on the social networks (tumblr mainly) about the comic book industry and the gender inequality. DC’s completely wrong New 52 designs and Marvel’s sidelining of female characters (a short scene at the end won’t save Pepper from playing damsel in distress through Iron Man Three) aren’t helping, but I think the biggest problem is cultural, and resides on the fanbase.
This short comic (while melodramatic) hit me a lot, as did this entry by Brian Wood. I think it’s worth reading them, good food for thought. DC Women Kicking Ass is a good tumblr account to follow as well, they discuss this theme quite often.
I’m not even going into videogames because 98% of them are killing simulation male fantasies.
Haven’t done one of these in a while, so let’s go:
- If you like the art on Supergiant Games‘ Transistor (and of their previous game, Bastion), be sure to check Jen Zee‘s deviantART account, she’s the artist.
- Over here you can aslo check a pretty cool fanart of Red from Transistor.
- And I did one myself, of the Younglady enemy units. Not really good, but had to mention it.
- Back to good art, this is the deviantART account of Tri Vuong, who used to work at Capybara Games in titles like Critter Crunch and Clash of Heroes. He’s amazing.
- So has Qiqo, indie gaming seems to attract great artists. More of Qiqo and Tri Vuong‘s art for Critter Crunch in here as well.
- The #sworcery tumblr has a lot of great fanarts for Sword & Sworcery, one of the most notable games of the last years. Scroll down because some of the best are near the bottom.
- The Skullgirls‘ official tumblr has been posting a lot of fanarts as well, and Alex Ahad‘s own is alternating between Skullgirls and another project of him starring a pink haired and a blonde girl.
- And Phil Noto just updated his tumblr with some cute outfit sketches from his sadly cancelled run in X-23.