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faitherinhicks:

Rooting around in the computer, found this sketch of Ed and Winry making out. Clearly after the end of Fullmetal Alchemist ‘cause Ed seems to have both his arms… 
… making out foreverrrrrrrr

faitherinhicks:

Rooting around in the computer, found this sketch of Ed and Winry making out. Clearly after the end of Fullmetal Alchemist ‘cause Ed seems to have both his arms… 

… making out foreverrrrrrrr

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faitherinhicks:

maria-c-f:

faitherinhicks:

In light of recent nonsense that I was dragged into because I’m “a girl” and I make comics for a living, I thought this older comic was worth re-posting.
Women make and read comics, and we’re doing so in ever-increasing numbers.
You gotta deal with it.
(Oh, and the “Comics are a man’s world” quote was taken from the comments section of an article on Wired. That is literally what a dude said, “comics are a man’s world.” I mean, what?)

Sometimes it’s not just shutting women out of comics in general. At least in my experience, people either do the “comics aren’t for girls” argument, or the “girls are only ever into manga and manga alone no matter what” thing.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve told someone I’m into comics, and instantly they assume that I’m into manga/only draw manga because I’m a girl. It makes me kind of crazy.
I think that’s why I’ve never actually tried to read or draw manga, or even put any romance or girly characters into any of my stories. I don’t want to be associated with the stereotypes.

Okay, um, I actually have a problem with the above comment, because I understand that mentality a lot and I think it’s counter-productive. I used to think like that too, that it was “wrong” to be girly, or like girly things or have things like romance or girly characters in comics because then I was feeding into some “stereotype” of what a woman was, and by golly, I didn’t want that. As I’ve grown up, I’ve realized how problematic that kind of thinking is, because you’re basically allowing someone else’s opinion to dictate how you act, and you’re equaling “girliness” with something that’s lesser. You are letting people who put girls down because they like certain things dictate your actions.
Be who you want to be. If you are super girly and love comics with romance in them and those are the kind of comics you like, make those comics! If you like comics about fight scenes and punching, make those kind of comics. Don’t allow someone else’s opinions or fears of falling into some kind of nonsense stereotype to dictate the kind of comics you want to make. 
Also, your comment about manga is INCREDIBLY wrong-headed. Manga is wonderful and vast and incredibly diverse. Japanese authors produce comics that are romantic and brutal and adventurous and truthful and I ADORE MANGA. That comic of mine you just reblogged? It specifically makes reference to manga in it: Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa, which is an AMAZING manga that everyone should read. 
If someone is telling you “manga is girly and girly is bad so don’t read manga” that person is a fool and you are depriving yourself of a vast array of amazing comics. Don’t fall into that trap. Read manga, it’s awesome. 
Thank you, and have a good day. 

reasons Faith Erin Hicks is aces.

faitherinhicks:

maria-c-f:

faitherinhicks:

In light of recent nonsense that I was dragged into because I’m “a girl” and I make comics for a living, I thought this older comic was worth re-posting.

Women make and read comics, and we’re doing so in ever-increasing numbers.

You gotta deal with it.

(Oh, and the “Comics are a man’s world” quote was taken from the comments section of an article on Wired. That is literally what a dude said, “comics are a man’s world.” I mean, what?)

Sometimes it’s not just shutting women out of comics in general. At least in my experience, people either do the “comics aren’t for girls” argument, or the “girls are only ever into manga and manga alone no matter what” thing.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve told someone I’m into comics, and instantly they assume that I’m into manga/only draw manga because I’m a girl. It makes me kind of crazy.

I think that’s why I’ve never actually tried to read or draw manga, or even put any romance or girly characters into any of my stories. I don’t want to be associated with the stereotypes.

Okay, um, I actually have a problem with the above comment, because I understand that mentality a lot and I think it’s counter-productive. I used to think like that too, that it was “wrong” to be girly, or like girly things or have things like romance or girly characters in comics because then I was feeding into some “stereotype” of what a woman was, and by golly, I didn’t want that. As I’ve grown up, I’ve realized how problematic that kind of thinking is, because you’re basically allowing someone else’s opinion to dictate how you act, and you’re equaling “girliness” with something that’s lesser. You are letting people who put girls down because they like certain things dictate your actions.

Be who you want to be. If you are super girly and love comics with romance in them and those are the kind of comics you like, make those comics! If you like comics about fight scenes and punching, make those kind of comics. Don’t allow someone else’s opinions or fears of falling into some kind of nonsense stereotype to dictate the kind of comics you want to make. 

Also, your comment about manga is INCREDIBLY wrong-headed. Manga is wonderful and vast and incredibly diverse. Japanese authors produce comics that are romantic and brutal and adventurous and truthful and I ADORE MANGA. That comic of mine you just reblogged? It specifically makes reference to manga in it: Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa, which is an AMAZING manga that everyone should read. 

If someone is telling you “manga is girly and girly is bad so don’t read manga” that person is a fool and you are depriving yourself of a vast array of amazing comics. Don’t fall into that trap. Read manga, it’s awesome. 

Thank you, and have a good day. 

reasons Faith Erin Hicks is aces.

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faitherinhicks:

In light of recent nonsense that I was dragged into because I’m “a girl” and I make comics for a living, I thought this older comic was worth re-posting.
Women make and read comics, and we’re doing so in ever-increasing numbers.
You gotta deal with it.
(Oh, and the “Comics are a man’s world” quote was taken from the comments section of an article on Wired. That is literally what a dude said, “comics are a man’s world.” I mean, what?)

faitherinhicks:

In light of recent nonsense that I was dragged into because I’m “a girl” and I make comics for a living, I thought this older comic was worth re-posting.

Women make and read comics, and we’re doing so in ever-increasing numbers.

You gotta deal with it.

(Oh, and the “Comics are a man’s world” quote was taken from the comments section of an article on Wired. That is literally what a dude said, “comics are a man’s world.” I mean, what?)

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faitherinhicks:

Watercolour sketch of Winry from Fullmetal Alchemist. 

❤ ❤❤ ❤ ❤ 

faitherinhicks:

Watercolour sketch of Winry from Fullmetal Alchemist. 

❤    

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5 Things Faith Erin Hicks Learned While Drawing NOTHING CAN POSSIBLY GO WRONG

diversityinya:

By Faith Erin Hicks

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1) Robot fight scenes are the hardest things to draw ever.

Over the past five years of working fulltime in comics, I’ve drawn a wide variety of things. Summer camps, creepy alien birds, graveyards, ships, ghosts, schools, ponies …. but nothing is as difficult to draw as two killer robots fighting to the death. Robots are hard enough to draw when they’re standing still, but drawing them flying through the air to do battle? I may have broken down weeping over my drawing desk a few times.

2) It’s important to escape the drawing desk every now and then.

I really love my job of making comics. I probably love it a little too much, because when I’m away from my drawing desk and not making comics, I’m mostly thinking about all the comics I’m going to make when I get back to the studio. This is kind of terrible and unhealthy! I got serious about running while drawing Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong, and can now jog 8 kilometers at a pretty good clip. I’d like to jog 10 kilometers at some point this summer. I hate jogging in the winter (I live in the often freezing cold Canadian city of Halifax), but in the summer it’s wonderful to get outside and spend some time with things that aren’t comics. Like the sun, and grass, and the ocean and even other people! Then I can go back to making comics.

3) I need to do better with diversity in my comics.

I was on a panel at a recent comic festival about diversity in comic books, which is a huge issue. Comics struggle a lot with representing different people, different ethnicities, different sexualities, and it’s something I want to do better. One thing that was brought up at the panel was the idea that diversity shouldn’t mean just making sure that “your group” is represented, it should be that all people are represented. I thought that was really important and useful. I’ve been very focused on women in comics (we are pretty underrepresented), and I feel I’ve been successful in making lots of comics with women and girls in them, and encouraging my fellow Lady Cartoonists. Now I need to look beyond that, and do a better job of representing the diversity of the world around me. 

4) Collaborating is great fun.

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong is the first adaptation I’ve done of someone else’s story. It was really fun to dive into a fully formed story where I didn’t have to do too much reshaping, and just start drawing. Prudence did most of the heavy lifting for me already! All I had to do was beat her story into graphic novel shape.

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5) I am a sucker for a cute boy and a geeky girl.

So, spoilers, but two characters in Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong get together in the end. That was not in Prudence’s original story, but I snuck it in at the end because I am a geeky girl, and I like seeing the geeky girl get the cute boy. Also I may secretly want Prudence to write a Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong fanfiction (can you do fanfic of your own book?) about Nate and Holly dating. Because that would be hilarious.

Find out more about the graphic novel at the official website for Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong.

(via misandryad)

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faitherinhicks:

Another older Fullmetal Alchemist sketch. I went through a period where I kind of incessantly drew the characters. Gotta say, that final hug between Ed and Winry in the FMA epilogue left me pretty choked up. Love those kids. *sniff*

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa yes so much love

faitherinhicks:

Another older Fullmetal Alchemist sketch. I went through a period where I kind of incessantly drew the characters. Gotta say, that final hug between Ed and Winry in the FMA epilogue left me pretty choked up. Love those kids. *sniff*

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa yes so much love

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holy shit tho faith erin hicks reblogged my post i never even fucking noticed that.

??????!!!!!!

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beyondvictoriana:

Fullmetal Alchemist is the Best!
I couldn’t agree more. :D
Read the full comic on Tor.com
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gailsimone:

postcardsfromspace:

faitherinhicks:

Fantastic news everyone! I’ve known this for a bit, but my webcomic The Adventures of Superhero Girl is being published in a FULL COLOUR hardback by Dark Horse comics. And an introduction by the legendary Kurt Busiek, creator of Astro City! 
Go to Robot 6 for the full press release.
WOO I’M SO EXCITED!!!! I really hope everyone supports Superhero Girl (and me!) and picks up a copy of this book when it comes out. It’ll be coloured by the AMAZING Cris Peter, who previously coloured my contribution to Marvel’s Girl Comics anthology, so you know it’ll look super spiffy.
Hurrah!

BEST THING.

I am a huge dork for Faith Erin Hicks.

I agree with all previous comments.

woo! I’m getting this!

plusonecard:

gailsimone:

postcardsfromspace:

faitherinhicks:

Fantastic news everyone! I’ve known this for a bit, but my webcomic The Adventures of Superhero Girl is being published in a FULL COLOUR hardback by Dark Horse comics. And an introduction by the legendary Kurt Busiek, creator of Astro City! 

Go to Robot 6 for the full press release.

WOO I’M SO EXCITED!!!! I really hope everyone supports Superhero Girl (and me!) and picks up a copy of this book when it comes out. It’ll be coloured by the AMAZING Cris Peter, who previously coloured my contribution to Marvel’s Girl Comics anthology, so you know it’ll look super spiffy.

Hurrah!

BEST THING.

I am a huge dork for Faith Erin Hicks.

I agree with all previous comments.

woo! I’m getting this!

(via damienroc)

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fullofwhoa:

bryankonietzko:

I first learned of Faith Erin Hicks and her beautiful comics when my friend Aaron Alexovich (creator of Serenity Rose) posted her blog entry about how to pitch a graphic novel. Not too long after that, our network exec Megan Casey sent an email around with a delightful comic Faith did for Tor.com about Avatar. I loved and it and got in touch with Faith, and asked her to post the comic on her Tumblr so I could reblog it (which you can see here).

Faith always posts really cool comics, illustrations, and fan art, and I dig all of them, especially this recent post showing her process making a sweet piece of Korra fan art. I was expecting a package from Faith with her new graphic novel in it, and when it arrived, lo and behold, the original piece of Korra art was in there too! Thanks, Faith!

I read and thoroughly enjoyed her graphic novel, Friends With Boys. Beautiful art, charming characters with spot-on expressions and fantastic posing, intriguing story. Great stuff all around, I sincerely couldn’t put it down. You can check out the first twenty pages on her website, here. Pick up a copy for yourself! And follow Faith on any social platform of your choosing. She is really generous with sharing her experience as a professional artist, for any of you aspiring to do the same. Here’s another informative blog entry from her on that subject.

Keeping ruling, Faith!

All these people are awesome. Faith Erin Hicks is super nice and her comics are awesome. Legend of Korra is awesome.

Everyone is wonderful.

cosigned!