People think I’m overly critical of marvel movies, because you will rarely catch me talking this much shit about marvel comics (well, that’s not true)
but the thing is that the marvel movies are pretty much the only aspect of Marvel IP anyone at that company pays any attention to
It’s people falling in love with Loki in the Thor movies that got us Gillen’s journey into Mystery Run, Loki on the Young Avengers and Al Ewng’s Loki book
it’s the response to Widow’s increased role in Cap 2 that got us Edmonson’s balling Black Widow book (and marvel will try to front like these things were “in the works” when they know that’s a damn lie)
The GotG film being super popular is why we’ve got a starlord book, a rocket racoon book, and an upcoming gamora book
Shit. People loving J. August Richards on Agents of SHIELD is why we’re getting a Deathlok book. A fucking Deathlok book.
If Marvel thinks people are responding to something they see on their screens, they will make it into a comic book.
MCU fans are literally shaping the books that Marvel is putting out (even tho, y’know, marvel knows yall motherfuckers aren’t reading them)
so when it becomes obvious to me that they think their film fans don’t want to see anything interesting on screen, I know how that bodes for certain characters
Take Kamala Khan. That character exists because an editor at Marvel said “hey, I think we can take my experiences and bring those to life in a brand new character”
and that’s the same kind of creative infusions that marvel studios needs to stay relvant
as long as their strategy is “who’s the next white guy on the list?” which will get us a fucking wonder man movie before black widow or black panther, they’re only going to just keep creating mediocre films for summer audiences looking for something to see before the next Transformers movie comes out
The thing is tho, people will say that Guardians of the Galaxy proves Marvel can make any movie they want and people will see it hence, why they should take more risks with, y’know, less white dude leads
but all GotG proved is that it’s not so much characters marvel should be taking risks on, but creatives. James Gunn didn’t pull GotG out of his ass, Nicole Perlman birthed that shit. They got a different kind of movie because they hired a different kind of writer.
and you can tell marvel is absloutely not interested in doing that by the way they’ve treated her and trying to bury her contributions
What are those McKelvie arts in the middle there?
Two prints he sold on his site: Balancing Girl and hackneyrooftopsunrise (n.b. officially I think the latter, at least, is untitled)
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All right, first of all, it’s not Lego Lass, it’s Legolas. Like the elf from the movies? And the “5” on the end is just an extra S.
Hollywood Africans, 1983 (detail)
Lispector with dog
Everyone seems to be having fun; a mindless spirit of mild, polysexual eroticism prevails. Whatever Mr. McGinley’s intentions may be, the exhibition dovetails neatly with a capitalist economy that turns the right kind of bodies into visual commodities. It’s depressing. — Ryan McGinley: ‘Yearbook’ - NYTimes.com (via photographsonthebrain)