(Weekend Pattering for April 6th, 2018)


A Fat Freddy's Cat strip by Gilbert Shelton

Previously on Panel Patter

Cover of the Next Week

Marvel: 'Infinity War is the most ambitious crossover event in history'

To borrow from a recent meme. (Cover to Archies #6, art by Greg Smallwood)


*** Q&A: Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell’s ‘Bizarre Romance’ (Smash Pages)-- This new collection of comics by Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell is a fun, little thing.  Over at Smash Pages, Alex Dueben talked to the creators about their unique collaboration.
Eddie Campbell: Comics are a sociable medium, a great thing for two artistic people to get together on. Seeing another artist take your idea and run with it can be an exciting process, like acting in a play, taking on a different personality and seeing what happens. What if I were a completely different person from this chump Eddie Campbell, how might things work out? And it’s good to sometimes draw a story written by somebody else because it’s like jumping into the middle with all the logistical things already worked out and you just have to sit down and draw away.

This and That

I'm just going to put these two related articles here.  Both are very important views of comics and fandom right now.
Comicsgaters recently turned to blacklists and hashtag campaigns in an attempt to show their power within the industry. In early February, several members of the group made a “blacklist” including creators and other industry members who spoke out against Comicsgate trolls — such as Sitterson and Jamal Igle — and people who openly pushed for diversity. The latter includes Kelly Sue DeConnick — creator of Bitch Planet, a comic set in a dystopian future in which “noncompliant” women are sent to prisons — and Heather Antos, one of the women in the milkshake photo.
***#Comicsgate: How an Anti-Diversity Harassment Campaign in Comics Got Ugly—and Profitable (The Daily Beast)
Trans creators, including Visaggio and Tamra Bonvillain, a colorist on DC’s Doom Patrol, are also recurring targets. “[Meyer’s] the least subtle about his hatred of trans people, and that goes for many of his followers engaging in harassment. They misgender us and call us mentally ill in no uncertain terms,” Bonvillain told The Daily Beast. Worse, she says, they keep circling back, egged on by Meyer. “I tried to change my Twitter to private for a short while during one occurrence, but they just got screen-grabs from other people and bragged about it... At its worst, it would be all day, for several days at a time. I manually blocked several hundred people before I ran a blockchain.”

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