Walking an Endless Road

philnoto:

Black Widow #11 Cover- Laura Kinney, ladies and gentlemen!

Yes, please! Great team-up.

philnoto:

Black Widow #11 Cover- Laura Kinney, ladies and gentlemen!

Yes, please! Great team-up.

Do love me some John Romita Jr art.

Do love me some John Romita Jr art.

Better quality.

Better quality.

Spider-Man in the style of Humberto Ramos. Done with Copic Marker

Spider-Man in the style of Humberto Ramos. Done with Copic Marker

Work in progress of Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker in the style of Humberto Ramos.

Work in progress of Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker in the style of Humberto Ramos.

This is why I read comics. Amazing Spider-Man #537.

This is why I read comics. Amazing Spider-Man #537.

Anonymous asked: Brian why does it seem that there is such hostility towards woman creators in the comic industry?

brianmichaelbendis:

Because no matter what we do there will always be unevolved cowards among us. and the anonymity of the Internet brings out some people’s worst instincts.

  please read my words carefully… I said some people. and its only some people. but those people seem really awful.

 truthfully, it is not just female creators. a lot of people take weird, hateful shit from weird people.  truthfully, honestly, a lot of us get showered with lovely thoughts all day as well but the sickening stuff stands out because… it just does.

but I think that all of us would hope that we would have gotten to a place as a society where our mothers, sisters, daughters and wives could go on the Internet without having to worry about being called a whore for having an opinion.

 I think what rattles most of us in the comic book community is the fact that someone could read a bunch of comic books, with very specific, simple moral themes with highly moral characters, fighting the fight for good, and COMPLETELY MISS THE POINT.

 you know what Capt. America would never do? he would never go on the Internet anonymously and slam anyone.

the point of the stories, the good ones :-), is to show us what we could be. not to waddle around in the minutia of comic book science but to enjoy a world were someone is fighting the good fight.  a world we hope we could live in one day.

 just because you are posting anonymously doesn’t mean that those thoughts are not yours.  it is not role-play, it is not a character, that is who you really are.  that is the energy you are putting out in the world. this isn’t some mask you are hiding behind… this is who you REALLY ARE.

and if who you really are is a bully, anonymous or not, I truly feel bad for you. I really do. I feel bad that you’re hurting so badly that you think you need to do this.  

but there is NO excuse to attempt to punish others under the cloak of anonymous. none. 

This man, right here, has it absolutely right.

State of the Art with Moon Knight's Declan Shalvey

dshalv:

Nice feature on my storytelling approach on books like Deadpool, Venom and the new Moon Knight series

This is pretty cool for any comic fans out there.

Grail diary! Well, Appalachian Trail diary. Awesome.

Anonymous asked: Im being bullied for liking comics and my friends have abandoned me. Can you PLEASE give me advice??? It would help just to know how to get through the year? Thanks much!

brianmichaelbendis:

Well, I’m Angry for you. that sucks. even if they are just goofing around and don’t realize they’re hurting your feelings.

 there is absolutely no reason real friends shouldn’t be charmed by you loving something. no one should make you feel bad. passion for anything is a plus in my book

 the good news is comic books are awesome. they are wrong and you are right. and, even better news, it is very easy to make friends around comics. in a comic book store or online. people with similar interests always gravitate towards each other. it might take some time, but everything worth doing does

 so my 1st advice is to trade up to better friends. let your love of something guide you towards similar minded people

 my 2nd advice, and probably better advice, would be to take these feelings that you have and write them down. don’t walk around with a bad feeling inside. put it on paper. put it on the screen. let it out of you.

even if you don’t fancy yourself a writer. it’s just good to take feelings that you don’t want inside yourself and give them a new home. it is very therapeutic. and you just might love it.

 and I know why you asked this question anonymously but I guarantee you if you didn’t you would be flooded with kind thoughts by similar minded people.

 check in with me from time to time and let me know how you are.

Anon there needs to know that Comic Book friends are the best friends ever. You’re in good company with us.