Sometimes, I just don’t know where to begin.
Even more often, I don’t know where to end, but when it comes to comics and the “discussion” around cultural issues in comics, I don’t think we’ve ever really seen the beginning.
While I understand the point that The Beat is trying to make with a post like this, it kind of clouds the issue in it’s utter strangeness.
I mean, are they equating these pictures to that Spider-Woman cover (aka something they see as being very bad)? So, in turn, are they saying BDSM is bad? Are they judging others sexual preactices because of a comic cover they didn’t like? Are they upset that SEARS is selling Sexual Restraints?
One sweep of the comments shows that it probably didn’t have the intended effect they were going for and that’s kind of a shame. Important conversations need to be had on both sides of the debate, but right now no one is being heard. Just a lot of talking over each other.
It honestly makes me wonder if there is anything that can be done to address a lot of issues in the comics/geek culture that could actually get a point across in a productive way. But, I also don’t want to leave you heading into the weekend on what seems like a downer of a post, so let me just say:
Today’s Teddy & Billy adventure comes to us from Christian Meesey:
Christian “Meesimo” Meesey is a mild mannered Caricature artist by day. But when night falls, he unleashes upon the world a slightly less mild mannered comic book artist, with more blogs than one human should have. He is a Leo, and enjoys Coen Brothers movies and the musical storytelling of Tom Waits.
Be good, friends! See you back here soon!