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Mizzelle's Menagerie

It's my tumblr and I reserve the right obsess over anything that interests me. That means a little of everything -- from comics and cartoons to sports and old movies.
Jul 15 '14

superdames:

Check it out:

  • Jill and Daisy can be lesbians.
  • Jill and Daisy can be straight. Or bi. Or asexual or literally anything else.
  • Jill and Daisy can be POC.
  • Or Jill and Daisy can be white.
  • Jill and Daisy don’t even have to be American.
  • But Jill and Daisy can be American.
  • Jill and Daisy can be in modern times.
  • Jill and Daisy can be in the 1940s.
  • Jill and Daisy can be in any era.
  • Jill and Daisy solve mysteries.
  • Jill and Daisy fight crime.
  • Jill and Daisy are scientists!
  • Daisy technically can be any gender.
  • Jill has to self-identify as a woman, but she doesn’t have to be cis. This is the closest thing to a restriction we have on the character.

It’s up to you! Writers & artists, please do your thing.

We’ll select five artists and four writers to make a comic book starring Jill Trent, Science Sleuth, and her faithful life partner, Daisy Smythe!

Five stories! Five creative teams! One main character! One comic book!

Let’s do it!

Superdames.org/contest

Deadline is August 1, 2014!

More on the Superdames contest.

Jul 14 '14

iowawomensarchives:

The Treasure in the Old Will: Iowa Women’s Archives Inherits Valuable Nancy Drew Collection

There were no missing documents, phony relatives, or suspicious fires — just a straightforward bequest from Peggy Wirt, whose mother, the late Mildred Wirt Benson, was the original ghostwriter of the Nancy Drew series. But the collection that was recently left to the Iowa Women’s Archives calls to mind another mystery trope – the hidden treasure: the set of 150 books, written and signed by Benson, was appraised at $115,000. According to IWA Curator Kären Mason, however, the true value of the donation lies in further documenting an important figure in American popular culture…

…University of Iowa Professor Emeritus Carolyn Stewart Dyer has written of Nancy Drew as a feminist icon who inspires women “to persevere, to achieve, to ask questions and find answers”:

Most compelling of the many elements of the stories women told us about reading Nancy Drew were the accounts of how, as girls, they saw in Nancy an alternative to conventional notions of what a woman could be. Women in many occupations told of learning from Nancy to see adventure in solving problems and the joy of self-reliance. These qualities, they said, led them to the futures they chose as lawyers, researchers, librarians, and detectives, among other roles.

Read the full press release here.

Jul 13 '14
"Why did I get into comics?"
everybody who has ever gotten into comics ever (via burritosong)
Jul 12 '14

archiemcphee:

We can’t get enough of these inconceivably awesome LEGO dioramas depicting scenes from The Princess Bride.

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

They were created for a fantastic collaborative project by nine different LEGO builders and displayed at Brickworld Chicago. When viewed in the proper order they tell most of the story simply using tiny plastic bricks. Feel free to quote the movie out loud as you look at them (we did). Here we see “The Fire Swamp” by Max Pointer, “The Battle of Wits” by Daniel Church, “Inigo vs. Westley” also by Daniel Church, “Miracle Max” by Paul Vermeesch, “Mawwiage” also by Paul Vermeesch, “The Shrieking Eels” by Ben Merrill, “Westley and Buttercup” by Casey McCoy, and “Inigo versus Count Rugen” by Matthew Oh.

Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

Click here to view them all.

Then check out this interview with all nine builders conducted at Brickworld Chicago by Joshua Hanlon from BrickPodcast.com.

[via Screenburn]

Jul 10 '14
Jul 7 '14

theniftyfifties:

Kim Novak in ‘Bell Book And Candle’, 1958.

*purrrrr*

(Source: obligeme)

Jul 3 '14

The mind-blowing Marvel Girl and the spell-binding Scarlet Witch in Marvel Witch!

(Source: jngrey)

Jul 2 '14
Jul 2 '14

phoning-it-in:

mingdoyle:

Very happy to announce my next book, THE KITCHEN! Written by Ollie Masters, colors by Jordie Bellaire, and covers by Becky Cloonan (plus some by me, too). Coming from Vertigo this November!

NYC. THE SEVENTIES. DISCO. PUNK. BLACKOUTS. SUMMER OF SAM. YANKEES FEVER. TIMES SQUARE.

This is the world of THE KITCHEN, a new 8 issue mini-series announced by Vertigo today. Written by newcomer Ollie Masters with art by illustrator Ming Doyle, THE KITCHEN follows a group of four mob wives who get a taste for crime when their husbands are jailed.

In an exclusive interview with editor Will Dennis, DC ALL ACCESS gives you the inside scoop about what’s cooking in THE KITCHEN with a sneak peek inside the first issue.

Check out covers by Becky Cloonan and Ming Doyle in the gallery above. And be sure to pick up issue #1 this November!

Into this. 

Jun 28 '14
haniemohd:

The Starlight Girls! I still have a couple more I want to add to this lineup (Raya, Jerrica, Synergy) - but at the moment these individual designs are up on Teepublic. T-shirt colour is light blue! The sale is STILL happening it seems O_o, so everything is still $14.
Should I make ONE design featuring ALL the girl in the band? I feel like I should. I just need to get Raya’s layout worked out!

haniemohd:

The Starlight Girls! I still have a couple more I want to add to this lineup (Raya, Jerrica, Synergy) - but at the moment these individual designs are up on TeepublicT-shirt colour is light blue! The sale is STILL happening it seems O_o, so everything is still $14.

Should I make ONE design featuring ALL the girl in the band? I feel like I should. I just need to get Raya’s layout worked out!

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