Must everything be drawn a certain way only?
Please if anything written here sounds like an "attack" or even remotely "agressive", I swear it was not meant to be percieved that way.
This a friendly journal about a not so "friendly" subject.
When you enter the comic book world as an artist, and start working on any of the titles of heavy notoriety such as Batman, wonder woman, Aquaman, Catwoman, Batgirl etc. You get noticed for both good reasons and bad ones.
Comic pros are human too and they also F--K UP. Some more than others, yes but EVERYONE does it.
But why does something that has been made and used forever, just happens to start pissing people people off?
After DC released Guillem Marchs September 0 cover: (See below)
Eveyone (and I mean EVERYONE even comic book Artists) started expressing their dissaproval of the cover due to its "Unrealistic proportions, position and sexism-sexualizing"... really people?
So youre saying its unrealistic for someone to bend like that, but its perfectly realistic shes capable of taking down 20 armed-grown men with nothing but a whip and her bare hands? able to leap from rooftops and buildings and land perfectly fine while wearing heels-bootsbarefoot? Dodging bullets with agility?
Or that some guy dressed in red and blue tights, has tingling senses, super strenght and can crawl on walls of all angles?.
What about the Amazon princess with Super model looks and powers beyong imagination, who comes from a hidden Island protected by the Gods.. that okay?
And is Selina Kyles sexually confident Nature and portrayal honestly more "sexist" than lets say a warrior that battles in sun-snow-water areas, whose body is only covered by a bikini-armor? Or someone who fights crime wearing nothing but a red swimsuit and boots? How about someone whose "magical" suit only covers her nipples and crotch?
Look Im not saying people shouldnt exteriorize their thoughts and opinions over any given subject, but there is a line between doing that, and being an A-hole-bashing hater.
I love his work and regularly check his blog to see the updates, but when I read the comments given by people who were "Insulted" and offended, It made me wonder.. do these people have no memory at all? did they just start living of being aware of their surroundings? "OMG that soo sexist!! I feel raped by just looking at it" .. ... (People who by the way, "Curiously" commented ANONYMOUSLY, Hmmm.).
Several Comic book artists expressed their "thoughts" on the cover aswell:
One of them is former Catwoman artist Cameron Stewart (whose work I adore).
I ADMIT I actually laughed at some of the drawings on the link.. the Boob-ass slob with a cat mask was hilarious but really harsh.. Camerons depiction was also very funny but kinda mean, as he also drew Selina taking showers and undressing multiple times during brubakers run.
So again I ask.. is it really that bad? and if it is.. is it THAT wrong to take liberties on proportions, positions and such? Must everything and everyone be drawn a certain way only?
If thats the case, then im in some Deep S--T.., Because I like to bend spines (or simply ignore them) on drawings.
Thanx for reading if you did, hope you had a laugh at the drawings
I sure did.