Embracing Diversity in the Comics World: An Interview With Eden Miller of Comicsgirl - Muse Hack -
Embracing Diversity in the Comics World: An Interview With Eden Miller of Comicsgirl
Hey, that’s me!
This was really fun & I was honored to be asked.
Review: Insufficient Direction
Manga artist Moyoco Anno and husband, anime and film director Hideaki Anno are just like any other married couple: They binge-watch TV shows, try to find shelves to accommodate their collections, eat junk food (although they really try to eat better, with mixed results) and sometimes drink too much.
You know, all the normal couple things.
Moyoco Anno’s Insufficient Direction (Vertical, 2014), is…
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I was writing a review of Moyoco Anno’s Insufficient Direction, but then I decided to spend too long trying to get a good image of this panel. I failed, but you get the point. "We’re adults who can buy them now." Famous artist type people — JUST LIKE US!
The “baby” represents Moyoco herself (which is hilarious). The other person is her husband, Hideaki Anno (yes, that Hideaki Anno).
The book is really charming and adorable and a delightful look at nerdy couple. There’s very little of “patient wife indulges silly husband.” As much as she tries to be otherwise, Moyoco is as much of a nerd as her husband and it’s awesome.
Don Rosa Does The Art For A Prog Rock Concept Album About Scrooge McDuck From Finland
By Chris Sims
Don Rosa‘s The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck is a comic book masterpiece. It’s one of my all-time favorite stories, a tribute to one of the all-time greats, Carl Barks, by a guy who isn’t too far shy of that title himself. Expertly researched and threaded through an existing continuity in a way that’s still incredibly accessible to readers. And yet, every time I read it, I find myself thinking “wouldn’t this be better if it was told through the timeless medium of Finnish prog rock?”
So yeah, I know everyone is all “Ha ha ha ha this is hilarious! Crazy foreign people!” But Scandinavians love them some Scrooge McDuck (and Donald Duck) and rightfully so.
This is awesome. Period. Don’t try to pretend otherwise.
My GameBoy Pocket. And Tetris.
I have the original GameBoy hanging around somewhere.
Did I mention I broke my DS and I am still sad about it?
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This is the Kojo Nnamdi Show’s Tech Tuesday episode about diversity in video games — both in terms of people making them and playing them.
There’s gaps, clearly, but Mr. Kojo is on your side, always. (For those of you not local to DC and don’t know the awesome that is Kojo Nnamdi, he’s amazing — he’s incredibly smart and always empathetic and fair. He wants people to consider as many sides as possible. He also doesn’t mess around — he’s the sort who will put you down with such grace that you will thank him when he’s done. Also, he has one of the best voices of all time.)
I think this explains him quite a bit, but when my mom was pregnant with my brother in the late ’70s, she played a lot of Atari 2600 games (we all did growing up). I don’t think my mom sat down and was trying to make a statement about being a “gamer” — I think she was just “I’m pregnant and this is fun!”
I grew up playing a lot of games of all types (I was big into fighting games! but also Pokemon!), but my favorite game of all time? Tetris.
And I think that’s the thing — Angry Birds, Bejeweled, Animal Crossing, Dance Dance Revolution, Street Fighter, whatever — those are all games. Some specific games can be better than other games, but they’re all still games. It’s more just what you like.
(When I was reviewing games for All Game Guide, I always went for the children’s and puzzle games. Not because they were “easy” or “girly” or anything else but because they were unloved. Many were terrible. But some were great and definitely deserved to not be overlooked.)
So yeah, I’m still waiting for Peggle 2 to show up in a format I can play. And you can’t have my Gameboy Pocket.
(I do need a new DS, though …)