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She Has No Head! – “Johnny Come Lately” Has Another Name

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Panel from Noelle Stevenson’s comic

Last week, Noelle Stevenson, Nimona comics creator, among other things – including art  student grad, social media maven, and traditionally published comics creator – published a fantastic short comic about her terrible experience in a comic book shop. I urge you to go there and read it in full as it is both hilarious and sad and filled with painful, pitiful truth.

The result was, naturally, internet explosion – of both the good and bad variety – last I looked it had been re-blogged or noted over 73,000 times. A ton of people related to this comic, understood it instantly, and even if they hadn’t experienced it themselves, understood that this happens ALL THE TIME. Of course there was also a ton of sexism, harassment, concern trolling, silencing techniques, victim blaming, and plain old mansplainin’.

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Committed: London Comic Shops – Mega City & Orbital Comics

Where ever I travel, I like to visit comic book shops. Something about finding these havens provides an anchor and reference for a new town that makes me feel at home. Well it wasn’t until I walked into the comic shop and felt that warm, fuzzy feeling that I realized how much I’d been missing that aspect of London. Continue Reading »

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