Misogyny & Comics: What happens when a famous comic book artist rails against women?
Here’s an interesting story… famous comic artist Tony Harris (Iron Man, Starman, Ex Machina) went off against women at comic book conventions in a recent Facebook post. Here’s the full rant below, grabbed from his Facebook, which has since been deleted:
I interviewed cosplay superstar Becki Watts for my article. She made some great points:
Just because cosplay girls make you uncomfortable, doesn’t mean you have to ostracize them: I love my costumes. I put the highest amount of love and detail into every costume I design, because I love the character, the person, the embodiment of female power that is so prevalent in the comics we all read, yet is seriously lacking when put into practice by the people that read them. We are allowed to be confident in ourselves, to make something we are fiercely proud of. We put the sweat, blood, tears, burns, pokes, jabs, stabs, ripped seams and each emergency last minute or showroom repair into our costumes because we LOVE. THE. CHARACTER. And we love it when other people love it too. Anyone who thinks we do it to inflate our own sad, already swollen ego should just shut up and put on a costume.
Click through for the full thing. It was certainly an interesting article to work on.