Today I witnessed something amazing. Almost in stark contrast to yesterday, today I saw tangible impact of lady-representation in comics.
At the bookstore I work at, we have a dedicated Adventure Time section. This family came in and those kids were SO EXCITED to see their favourite characters in comics. I talked them through each OGN and series compilation, explaining what they all were and in what order they should be read, and this little girl’s entire life was changed. You could see it on her face.
The moment I mentioned Kate Leth (and that, yes, she is a girl.) this little girl’s face lit up like Christmas morning. I don’t know if it just never occurred to her that girls can work in comics but the excitement and wonder that left the store in her was a privilege to see. I ended up selling them the Fionna & Cake’s, all the OGN’s, and an AT doodle book. She left begging her dad to help her learn how to draw Marceline comics. (And he was happy to comply!)
Kate Leth has left an everlasting impression on this little girl just by existing and working in the industry. I honestly hope to someday be able to see such an impact on someone from my own work. Ladies in comics is important. The representation on the page, and behind them, is important. Having a reflection of yourself in the content you enjoy is important. I hope that little girl grows up to be a famous comic author someday.
It was a very good day.
Because what better way to showcase new talent than a 20 year old tag team and 2 dudes you’re never gonna call up.
I guess every card does need a pissbreak.
Yesterday, the biggest event in professional wrestling history happened: the release of the WWE Network. A 24/7 streaming service of WWE content, coupled with access to, eventually and presumably, the WWE’s entire tape library on-demand, including PPVs and TV shows not just of WWE’s wrestling but ECW, WCCW and eventually NWA/WCW and AWA. Despite some glitches in the system, it seems like the Network is primed and ready to change things for the industry for a good long while once those bugs get worked out.
The biggest test of the system, and of the future of the WWE in a very real and very literal sense, is going to come on Thursday at 730 PM EST, when the pre-show for the first ever “PPV” for NXT begins.
me on the way to steal your man