Wonder Woman is the leader. Batwoman is the strategist. Mary Marvel is the powerhouse (also the kid). Fire, Ice, and Thunder are the mid-card elementals. Grace Choi is the street-brawling tank.
Obviously, Grace and Anissa are the team couple. Beatriz and Tora are the team BFFs. Diana and Kate are the willful opinionated duo who respect each other but have to learn to really get along. Mary just wants to soak up everybody’s awesomeness.
In which Cyclops is once again a pretty convenient vector for discussing good visual storytelling.
Rachel wrote this fantastic break down of my art in Uncanny X-men #26.
give it a read, it’s incredibly fascinating. at least, to me haha. a lot of what she talks about are little things I was definitely shooting for, and a lot are subconscious personality i gave to my drawings. i have a very strong imprint in my head of who I think Scott is and I normally just let it naturally come out in my work, andIi feel Rachel has nailed a lot of what I was going for.
While I realize this now runs the risk of snowballing into a Mutual Admiration Society thread, I want to touch on what Kris said about what I said, because it very deftly answers a question I get a LOT, which is “What skills should I cultivate if I want to be an editor?”
Editors are above all highly skilled professional readers. To do our jobs, we need to be able to pick apart a text—completely or in development—and figure out what it does and how; and to articulate that clearly and cogently, with a perspective that both bridges and transcends (probable) reader-interpretation and creative intent. It’s about not just understanding what does and doesn’t work, but how and why.
Really, really proud to have been part of the group who developed NYCC’s new anti-harassment policy. I’ve had my (very public) differences with NYCC, but I’m really happy with this policy, and optimistic about their commitment to developing the infrastructure to support it.
You can find the policy at the link above (along with more info on the team who helped create it; AFAIK, all of us are available for independent consulting on things like this); or on the NYCC website. It sounds like they’re planning to use it for ReedPop shows across the board, which, again, is great to hear.
Harassment policies are only as effective as they are visible, so please share the links and help spread the word.