Posts tagged: children
“As a young stay-at-home father, I gravitated toward Virago Modern Classics because they illuminated the ordinary domestic life to which I was growing accustomed, without becoming sentimental or losing sight of the broader human concerns and higher aspirations of their female characters….They couldn’t help seeing that this world of messy children and dirty floors, of broken cookers and tight…
"Little Girls Are Better At Designing Superheroes Than You" is a small project where I draw superheroes based on the costumes of young girls.
This original submission is The Curly Girlie!
From the mother: “Her superhero is named The Curly Girlie. She uses her long curly hair to lasso the bad guys, and has laser vision.”
10 Comics I Liked In 2013
It’s an amazing time in comics right now. There are too many good ones for me to even read them…
Little Girls Design Amazing Superhero Costumes
Fashionably Geek reminds everyone that “Little Girls Design Superhero Costumes Better Than Anyone.”
Summer Fun Time Reading ‘13
It’s hot and the air already feels like unset Jell-O, but you still have some time to prepare for…
So we’re faced with a choice. Do we want to micromanage our schools for ideological purity? Or do we want kids to learn something — even, sometimes, something with which we might disagree? If we want the first, we should keep on as we’re keeping on. If we want the second, we need to stop being so worried that teachers might teach the wrong thing that we don’t let them teach anything at all.
Read more. [Image: Marjane Satrapi]
This week, Guest Star Keith Allison commemorates horror’s sympathetic monsters.
What weird little kid didn’t understand and relate to Frankenstein? Who couldn’t see the pathos in poor, good-natured Larry Talbot turning into a beast? Or Frankenstein misunderstanding the throwing of pretty things into a well? As children, we lack the vocabulary to express ourselves, and we feel frustrated trying to communicate with adults who are not evil but simply cannot understand us. There is a cathartic reaction to seeing this alienation expressed via one of these monsters. At their best, they could manipulate our emotions and tug on our heartstrings with all the melodramatic aplomb of Shakespeare.
Read more of Keith’s work at Teleport City.
Image via christopherfuckinglee.
More Women In Horror Month Fun with the cover to Swamp Thing #133, creepy daisies conceived of by Nancy A. Collins and drawn by Charles Vess.