Category Archives: Cartooning & comics

Cartoon: How Rape Makes Women Poorer

This cartoon was inspired by “Yes means yes” is about much more than rape, by Amanda Taub. Transcript: The cartoon is in flow chart form. Panel 1 is labeled “START HERE,” and shows a fashionable hipster man talking on a … Continue reading

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How a Hereville panel is made

Hi, folks! I’m sorry I have been so absent from Alas lately. My absence will continue until around Mid-February, which is when (if all goes well) I expect to complete the main bulk of work on the new “Hereville” graphic … Continue reading

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Cartoon: The Right To Work

Transcript of cartoon. Panel 1: A Young Guy in a sweatshirt is talking to a well-off looking older man, who is wearing a double-breasted jacket and a tie. SWEATS: Your “right to work” law sounds excellent! I’d love to have … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Trans Bills

Thanks to Grace, who was super helpful in writing this cartoon, and also suggested the word avalanche in panel 3. :-) TRANSCRIPT OF CARTOON This cartoon features two characters: A woman in a striped skirt and a black sleeveless shirt, … Continue reading

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Violent Rape Threats Are An Infringement On Free Speech

Bellechere, a professional costumer and popular cosplayer, has posted that she won’t be attending New York Comic Con, despite having a pass. A man who didn’t like me saying that I cosplay for myself, not for other people, threatened extreme … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Affirmative Consent Explained

TRANSCRIPT OF CARTOON The cartoon shows two young men chatting. The man on the left is Asian and punky – he has his hair shaved into a mohawk, a nose ring and an earlobe plug, and tattoos. The man on … Continue reading

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Female Comic Book Store Employee Fired After Complaining About Rape Jokes

Ick. What a horrible situation. And if the information we have now is accurate – and obviously, it’s possible we don’t have the complete story – it so needlessly escalated. (Bleeding Cool has a bunch of the tweets, mostly from … Continue reading

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The Gunshot Hit Archie Where?

Despite the illustration, I presume the fatal shot hit him on the nose. From People Magazine: Archie Andrews Will Die Taking A Bullet For His Gay Best Friend. The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in Wednesday’s … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Global Warming Can’t Be Real

TRANSCRIPT Panel 1 The image shows a businessman wearing a jacket and tie and standing on a tiny planet Earth. He is angrily lecturing. In the background we see outer space. MAN: Global warming can’t be real. Because if it … Continue reading

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Superhero Character Changes: Thor is a Lady, Batgirl is a Hipster

There have been two superhero changes announced this week, both to fairly big-name characters. That means nothing in the long run, because big-name characters always revert back to the original form after a while, but that’s also what’s sort of … Continue reading

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