Challengers ASSEMBLE! is a weekly Art Blog hosted by CHALLENGERS Comics + Conversation. It can be found at ChallengersAssemble.com.
Every Friday morning a new blog is posted featuring this week’s art and next week’s theme and participants have until 11:59pm Thursday night to complete a piece of art based on that theme. The results will be then posted each Friday morning. Rinse. Repeat.
If you are interested in participating, please follow these simple guidelines: -Finished art should be in .JPG format, no more than 100dpi. -E-mail submission to email@example.com no later than 11:59pm Thursday evening. -Along with your submission, please include 1. Your name, or the name you want your work credited to (mandatory). 2. A link to your website/DeviantArt page/blog, whatever you want to promote (optional). 3. If your work is for sale, the asking price (optional).
“We need women’s bodies in our stories, having sex and getting our periods and eating food and doing whatever bodies do, so that the things our bodies do are normalized and present — so that boys don’t grow up thinking women are gross or whores or pigs or any other horrible epithet.” —Lucy Knisley
Some ladies said some really fascinating things about presenting female bodies in comics! I am so proud to be among these artists.
Today @ Lumberjanes Challengers… I don’t want to make this Tumblr All Lumberjanes All The Time, but I thought this was too cute not to share.
Friend of the store Darin lives in Utah and, seeing all of the Lumberjanes posts we’ve being doing, asked us to send a couple copies of our exclusive version of #1 out to him for his two daughters. We did, and asked him to let us know what they thought. Here’s what he sent us today:
It’s Darin, I wanted you to know the girls loved their copies of Lumberjanes #1.
Romana (7) said she gives it infinity stars, and she liked all the girls in the book, she especially loved the three eyed foxes.
Nadja (10) said it was awesome, but only gives it 4 out of 5 because it was too short, as she has only ever read TPBs and Manga volumes and this is her first single. Nadja said the art was awesome, like that in the book one of the girls yells ‘what the Junk!’ Something Nadja says about 10 times a day.
Both girls want to get the next Issue.
So, there you have it. Officially, the only way to make Lumberjanes better is to make more of it.