So here’s the thing, I’m more than willing to accept that I’m wrong here because I don’t consider myself the expert on gender inequalities in comics or whatever BUT I’ve noticed that a few of these Hawkeye initiative things have taken relatively tame examples of sexist poses in comic art and stretched the whole point way thin for comedic effect. The majority of them have not, but there have been a few that made me go, “Really? That’s too much?”

As a guy that’s drawing comics, I’ve drawn my share of women and I honestly don’t have to try very hard to keep it tame because that’s just not my style. I’m not really that guy. I’m kind of prudish. See for yourself. You can probably find some examples of art I’ve drawn and say “No Ramon, you’re ignorantly contributing to the perpetuation of this whole thing” and if you do, sorry about that but here’s the thing, it’s just men doing this stuff. I’ve seen a lot of women at cons selling art that features the same kind of distasteful art as men. If I wanted to, I could probably find a bunch of female comic artists doing the same thing but they’re generally not held to that same standard. I know you’re probably thinking that I’m using a false equivalency here, and because there are SOOO many more men that draw terrible comics, I’m not sure I’d disagree with you on that point.

I guess the point of this is to ask where the line is? I feel like I know where it is but seeing some of these submissions have made me second guess myself.

  1. benndragon reblogged this from hystericalmarissa and added:
    I gotta admit, when someone talks about being *forced* to draw women, I’m pretty dubious that they’re on my side when it...
  2. tomzombieston reblogged this from doomsdayplus1
  3. xa-dangerous-concoctionx reblogged this from the-artist-of-mischief
  4. ass-prosecutor reblogged this from the-artist-of-mischief
  5. the-artist-of-mischief reblogged this from kryka83
  6. karlasofen reblogged this from ravagingmarvel
  7. ravagingmarvel reblogged this from firelordsavvy
  8. firelordsavvy reblogged this from pollyannatotheend
  9. pollyannatotheend reblogged this from kryka83
  10. kryka83 reblogged this from gambitgrl and added:
    I love that he’s doing this.
  11. gambitgrl reblogged this from madameatomicbomb
  12. wyrdnis reblogged this from nezumionstage
  13. luniak reblogged this from doomsdayplus1
  14. nezumionstage reblogged this from tenander
  15. tenander reblogged this from doomsdayplus1 and added:
    This post was an interesting enough reaction to the Hawkeye Inititative that I think it warrants a response. Mind you,...
  16. personwhosnameis2spooky reblogged this from moffiarty
  17. womanaconda reblogged this from doomsdayplus1 and added:
    You’re definitely not the only one who’s had that same thought about some of these, but we’re not all super-talented...
  18. moffiarty reblogged this from doomsdayplus1
  19. believeitgirl reblogged this from doomsdayplus1
  20. purpletransgrrrl reblogged this from hystericalmarissa
  21. hystericalmarissa reblogged this from doomsdayplus1 and added:
    Just keep doing what you’re doing, then. If the criticism doesn’t apply to you (which I don’t think it does, I went...
  22. doomsdayplus1 reblogged this from hystericalmarissa and added:
    Right, but you’re missing my point. I’m asking women who are sensitive to this issue what I, as a comic book artist who...
  23. madameatomicbomb reblogged this from doomsdayplus1