ruin comics

In reality, I’m sure that the Internet ruined comics long before now but this past week was my personal tipping point. In case you’re unaware, these past two weeks were not particularly great for women in comics.  The Riri Williams variant cover controversy was bad enough.  Then the Mockingbird #8 cover controversy made the Riri scandal look tame by comparison.  It’s Comic-Ghazi. Let’s start with Riri.  On the Jeff Dekal variant cover of Invincible Iron Man #1 Riri looks like a normal human.  The much-maligned J. Scott Campbell variant cover features Riri doing her best impression of Simone Biles in a skintight, low-cut clothing.  Why isRead More →

Our guest this week is Jenny Haniver, gamer, writer, and curator of Not in the Kitchen Anymore. Jenny records her interactions playing Call of Duty on Xbox Live with a female gamer tag. Listen to hear her story about how the site came about and some of her experiences in this not so female friendly culture. A warning: Jenny shares many of the direct quotes from her gaming experience and with that a fair amount of swearing. Do you have similar experiences you’d like to share? We would love to do a follow up episode to this show with some of our listeners joining in. We haveRead More →

  This week we have the honor of having the hosts of Man Date Mondays join us on the show. YouTubers Aaron and Rusty invited us to be on their show a few months ago and we promised to have them on the show to give them the Game on Girl treatment. Listen for a great conversation about building community and friendships through gaming. Make sure to subscribe to their channels and follow them on Twitter @ThaBlackgl0ve and @falken1974. In our Geeking Out segment, we talk about what we’re watching, reading, and playing right now. We’d love to hear what you’re geeking out about this week in the comments. Today is my (Regina’s) birthday. In honorRead More →

Trolls and Trolling. It’s been a hot topic in the game community over the past few months. Two well publicized incidents happened in the same weekend at different cons. We talk about both in this episode and share some strategies for dealing with trolls. Read Meagan Marie’s original article and commentary here, “What Would You Do if You Weren’t Afraid?” Read about Adria Richard’s experience here, “Fired SendGrid Developer Adria Richards Speaks Out.” We’d love to hear your strategies and thoughts about these two incidents in the comments. Make sure to follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page! Until next time, game on! Regina & Rhonda ReginaRead More →