If you’re outspoken online, you often get asked some variation of “Why are you so angry?” Sometimes it’s more sarcastic, an iteration of “u mad bro?” Other times it’s stated with bewilderment, pointedly questioning the expense of your energy. What’s personally always the most frustrating, though, is when it’s stated in a way that implies […]
Devin Faraci and the Cost of Unearned Second Chances
Not long after the major success of a campaign to host women only screenings of Wonder Woman at their theatres in an effort to make for a safer viewing experience, the Alamo Drafthouse found itself receiving intense media and fan scrutiny for a decision many viewed as actively harmful to women. Citing his passionate belief in “second […]
Comics Needs to Stop Viewing Support Strictly in Financial Terms
Yesterday, Marvel Senior Vice President of Publishing/Executive Editor Tom Brevoort weighed in on the harassment that caused Mockingbird writer and New York Times bestselling author Chelsea Cain to leave Twitter, suggesting the support that Chelsea Cain and other targeted creatives really need is more issue sales: It’s a frustrating response to a complicated problem that’s made all […]
A Tale of Two Entitlements: Is it Fandom or Comics That is Broken?
Last year, I wrote an editorial on Airboy and accusations of transphobia that were levied at that comic’s creators. Though I mixed in criticisms I had of Airboy from issue one, the main point I tried to get across was that the best possible strategy Airboy’s creative team could take was to listen and try to understand why fans were […]