Can you believe these things were still on the shelf several days after Record Store Day? What were all those goons buying???
SNAILS EAT WORMS
why yes they do
and it’s fucking terrifying
I could have gone the rest of my life without seeing that.
I had a snail phase at one point
This is sex. This is how slugs are made.
Mirage and the Demon Bear by Bill Sienkiewicz
“This is an original fantasy book with no superheroes, two non-white leads and an opening chapter featuring graphic robot sex. I thought we might be cancelled by our third issue.”
- Brian K. Vaughan (x)
Both Brian and Fiona have repeatedly said that their heroes are PoC. And of course it’s clear from Fiona’s illustrations that neither Alana nor Marko are white, but that Alana has darker skin than Marko.
The only featured/recurring character in the Saga universe who actually seems to have white skin is The Stalk.
However, I still come across white-washed Saga fan art and fancasting posts, which never cease to amaze and infuriate me. No matter how pretty the art, I will never repost that shit.
If people genuinely see these characters as white, they need to check their eyesight or their racism. And I doubt the optometrist will find any deficiencies.
Thanks for the ask. I haven’t had a good rant on this subject in a while!
Personal pet peeve is folks who think Marko is white. He ain’t.
Marko is meant to be Asian- more specifically, I combined features from a handful of Japanese models and actors when I was designing him. I can see why people sometimes mistake him for white, because I avoided using exaggerated racial markers (slanted eyes, rounded nose, etc). With simple cartoon drawings like these, a lot is left to the reader’s imagination. So I accept there will be some misidentification because I didn’t draw Marko’s family like Mulan characters, haha.
I see Alana as having mixed heritage. When I drew her father I was envisioning an Indian man. Her mother remains a mystery!
Happy Easter! #doughnuts
Basically the love of my life.
My new thing is collecting all comics I find that feature Native people. So far I have to different versions of Last of the Mohicans. An actual book I’ve never read / Daniel Day Lewis movie I’ve never seen. #comics
Record store day really does suck now and ironically it sucks for the same reason record store are going under. Too much garbage. I went to 2 stores that didn’t even have the things I was looking for but yet had 15 copies of Dave Mathews Band live and rows of 311 reissues? I am so mad and and its not that I missed out on some plastic but because it’s just a typical day where I go to a store and they don’t have the things I want because there is too much garbage on the shelves.
Yeah that’s what I’ve been saying