Off-Panel: April 23, 2015

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“How the Avengers look today differs significantly from their appearance in classic comic-book versions, thanks to advancements in technology and a shift to a more cinematic aesthetic. As Marvel’s characters started to appear in big-budget superhero films such as “X-Men” in 2000, the darker, muted colors of the movies began to creep into the look of the comics.”

This exploration of color palettes through the years is gorgeous and fascinating.

“You know what I don’t enjoy? [Talking about sexism]. But if we don’t talk about it, it doesn’t get any better, sorry.”

Kelly Sue, you speak my mind for me.

“Please also avoid delicate subjects such as rape and sexual abuse as fodder for exposition in genre stories–using rape as a plot point betrays not only a lack of sensitivity but also a lack of creativity when creating compelling female characters.”

Not only is Oni Press’s open call exciting, but they emphasize diversity and say things like the quote above and SWOOOOOON.

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