klauskaros said: Hello there! Once i saw your brilliant pictures there were 2 thoughts: 1. your work is absolutelly FANTASTIC!! Your drawing style, colors, conversations - everything! 2. I'm such a looser! I can't draw comics properly (though I'm trying and i thought that i was doing great) and that I'll never be better than now.. oh well, life still goes on, we carry on, so you keep drawing these wonderfull comics! :) And one tiny request, can you draw something for this question/compliment? :D
We [Fraction and his wife, Kelly Sue DeConnick] were pregnant at the time, and while I was out there I started to realize that if I had a daughter, there would come a day when I would have to apologize to her for my profession. I would have to apologize for the way it treats and speaks to women readers, and the way it treats its female characters.
I knew that if we had a daughter, because I know my wife and I know the kind of girl she wants to raise and I know the kind of girl I want to raise, she was going to look at what I did for a living and want to know how the fuck I could stomach it. How could I sell her out like that?” Fraction continued. “That conversation is still coming, and I’m bracing for it in the way that some dads brace for their daughter’s first date or boyfriend. I became acutely aware that I had sort of done that thing that lots of privileged hetero cisgendered white dudes do. ‘I’m cool with women, and that’s enough.’ It’s not enough. It’s embarrassing to say, because we somehow have attached shame to learning and evolving our opinions, culturally, but I became aware that there was a deficiency of and to women in my work, and all I could do at that moment was take care of my side of the street.
Writer Matt Fraction on his role on expanding the profile of female characters in the Marvel Universe. (via goodmanw)
Yes, this. And with the recent Mike Daisey kerfuffle, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about “taking care of my side of the street” as a very useful guideline for male creators.
I’ve also got the Trinity Syndrome article bookmarked for frequent reminders.