Trisha’s Take: How to depict female characters in webcomics

At this most recent CONvergence Con (a sci-fi/fantasy-based convention in Minneapolis, Minn.), I was one of the panelists on two different panels that sought to speak about where and how women can exist in formerly male-dominated genres and spaces. In The Smurfette Principle in Marketing panel, we tackled the idea that there isn’t often a […]

Posted on July 8, 2015 at 11:53 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Quote for the Day: How Penny Arcade’s Robert Khoo is more evil than mastermind

[You] know what’s … rare? A guy who can write excellent code in several disparate languages, manage multiple different server installs, administrate databases, and configure office firewalls. All while being motivated to do “tedious” work and manage his own projects while not caring about his work/life balance and being solely focused on the job. That’s […]

Posted on November 26, 2013 at 21:00 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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How to win the “hearts and minds” of dickwolf-loving folks

That was absolutely beautiful, and actually changed my mind about the Dickwolf shirts. Internet confession: I was the one who yelled “bring them back”. I didn’t do it because I hate feminists. I didn’t do it because I hate women. I did it because I felt like those shirts were a justified “fuck you” to […]

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 10:42 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Take: The next step in fixing the “Mike Krahulik Problem” at Penny Arcade

My reaction when I feel backed into corner is to be an asshole. It’s essentially how I defend myself. It’s been that way since was in elementary school. I’m 36 now. Maybe it’s finally time to try and let some of that shit go. —Mike Krahulik, explaining how he reacts to criticism on Twitter. When […]

Trisha’s Take: When feminism and male webcomics artists collide

When it comes to reading webcomics, I have a set list of nine “dailies” I read and a few that I read which update less frequently. And while I’ve definitely settled on these few, that doesn’t mean that I haven’t read other webcomics or aren’t familiar with their work. Also, my love of comics and […]

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 16:35 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Comic Non-Sans: The “Competition”

I wrote a bit back (a long bit or a short bit, I’m not sure — you can lose track of the weeks as a blogger) about Old Guard vs. newcomers, and whether or not there’s a “tenure” of sorts in the webcomic community. And the fact of the matter is, in something like this […]

Posted on May 17, 2011 at 15:57 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Link of the Day: Well played, Rob Liefeld

When I was a nascent comics fan in the mid-1990s, one of the most important things I learned about the art was that Rob Liefeld can’t draw feet. Since then, I’ve learned that the former Marvel Comics wunderkind who created X-Force and one of the founding members of Image Comics also can’t draw women, men, […]

Posted on October 4, 2010 at 00:24 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · One Comment
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Tycho and Gabe to be Honored by Time (updated!)

Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik — better known to webcomic fans as Tycho and Gabe of Penny Arcade — have hit the big(ger) time after being included in Time magazine’s Top 100 most influential people of 2010.  Readers for any length of time know about their extended work outside the comic itself, including Penny Arcade […]

Posted on May 7, 2010 at 07:13 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Desert Bus for Hope 2 drives onto the Internet…for the children!

One of the best things about having a blog is that you can talk about things that may sometimes only be tangentially-related to the blog’s topic. Today, I’d like to talk about Desert Bus for Hope, a video gaming marathon for the Child’s Play charity, which was started by the guys at Penny Arcade, who […]

Posted on December 1, 2008 at 07:49 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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