keiren-smith:

FanExpo Day 2 garb…Day 1 is too short to really get any message across! ;)

photos by Krissy Myers

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keiren-smith:

FanExpo Day 3:  I was ultra puffy because of an RA flare-up, and because of ultra stupidity (ate a sandwich!) I was ultra swollen ‘cause of gluten (always makes me look like I’m five months preggers…), I fought down my vanity and wore this outfit anyway.
Ty is wearing the Batman 75th anniversary cape (present from the great guys at Stadium Comics, Brampton Ontario!). My “dress” is a nightshirt from Target! (There were some Wondy ones but they were hot pink.)

keiren-smith:

FanExpo Day 3:  I was ultra puffy because of an RA flare-up, and because of ultra stupidity (ate a sandwich!) I was ultra swollen ‘cause of gluten (always makes me look like I’m five months preggers…), I fought down my vanity and wore this outfit anyway.

Ty is wearing the Batman 75th anniversary cape (present from the great guys at Stadium Comics, Brampton Ontario!). My “dress” is a nightshirt from Target! (There were some Wondy ones but they were hot pink.)

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scottchantler:

Today I’m sending my kids back to school, and Three Thieves Book Five, Pirates of the Silver Coast, out into the world. Happy book birthday, little buddy.

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A woman wrote this. Yes I’m a woman. And I wrote this. It contains opinions.

keiren-smith:

Been asked for my opinion (in phone calls and PMs I’ve gotten) and I’ve pointed out that I’ve tried to not comment on ‘the’ cover directly (I’m sure I slipped up somewhere! Gotta be honest, I giggle so hard every time I see it that it’s hard to put a thought together). My entire point, my near-constant argument in life, is that people get to have opinions… and by people, I mean “women”.

Short version:  most women are terrified to speak out loud and express an opinion. They are utterly petrified to do so when they are addressing issues of women, sexism and feminism. The internet has emboldened women to speak out more—but it has also enabled men to easily put more effort into silencing them, or threatening them into silence. When I say “terrified” I mean TERRIFIED. All of you were able to grasp how horrible it was when Janelle Assellin wrote about the death and rape threats she gets…none of you seem to get that the constant onslaught of mockery, sneering and general disrespect is equally exhausting. (Do consider, gentlemen:  You find a woman daring to criticise a working comics pro or illustrator as “disrespectful”, appalling, etc. but you have utterly no problem with mocking her or her defenders across the internet and starting memes to continue that mocking. She’s not entitled to her opinion…so she’s entitled to YOURS telling her that.) Most women I know fear having that spill into public encounters with these men, and having to work or socialise in now-toxic environments. To that end, I have had many private talks with women genuinely upset with the online discussion about the cover, or the levels of vitriol found in the social media accounts of men, even comics pros, they admire. Thus, they are fearful to engage.

The first argument is, of course, that YOU are equally entitled to your opinion.

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Mrs. Ty Templeton wrote this. All by herself.

(This is my take on the controversy itself:  http://tytempletonart.wordpress.com/2014/08/23/buns-toons-yay/.

Given who I ended up with, I think you can safely guess my thoughts about women with opinions!)

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fuckyeahtoronto:

from megankearney:

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This is the studio that shares space with my classroom space, COMIC BOOK BOOTCAMP. Downtown Toronto, on Spadina Ave (just south of College) in Chinatown and mere steps take you into Kensington Market. Cheap parking, easy TTC access, lively atmosphere, lots of fun creatives! Email my studiomate kearneymeg@gmail.com for more info.

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