Oh man. I am so sorry that happened to you. It feels so shitty when you try to express your feelings and someone counters them as if they are a fact that can be disputed. It’s so hurtful when people refuse to hear your perspective. Listening is so important to understanding people.
I hope you’re feeling better now!
A whole generation of little girls are about to be told that the way they look is valid and that they can be the hero. The new Annie is kind of a big deal you guys!
I feel badly that I didn’t really realize how bad the situation was until I was showing at an Anime Con a number of years ago and a mother came up and bought all the Zap! stuff I had of Holly, Callisto, and Europa (all female characters of color) and I asked if her daughter was a fan and she said “No, but I think she will like these.” It hit me hard that a little black girl who likes anime and cartoons doesn’t have a lot of characters who look like her to relate to. UGH. What are we doing, society? It hurts my feelings for these kids to just type up that story.
Next page on Monday! Thanks for reading! (Can you see where this is going yetttt??)
When Clifford says “You’re so shitty.” what he means is thank you for being my friend and pulling me out of the lake so I didn’t drown.
You guys I stayed up way too late drawing this because I’ve been drawing Zap! in all of my free time for the past month and I NEEDED A BREAK. Work is going to be so hard today. zzzz.
Only 45 pages of Zap! left to draw, though!
And another page on Thursday, why not! x0x0
PK SHIRT IN THE WILD!!!!
AAAHHHHH!! Jenny looks the coolest. I really like it on the grey heather!
(today on twitter on tumblr)