Attack on Titan: Escape from the Walled City

Team Freckled Jesus (i.e., my friends and I named after Marco Bott, who died for our sins) made an appearance at the official Attack on Titan: Escape from the Walled City event in NYC!

It was the last stop of the tour, so I was more than pleased that we got to make it and try our hand at solving the admittedly very difficult Attack on Titan-themed puzzles. I wasn’t so pleased with the day’s conclusion, but… well, you can see what happened in the video above.

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Jeremy Renner totally smiled at me

Thanks to really awesome friend Alex Stone, I got a pass to the Marvel Unlimited-exclusive section of the Avengers: Age of Ultron event on Good Morning America.

We watched stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner (who totally smiled at me, I swear) interviewed up close and indulge in shenanigans during commercials. We were also gifted with theater passes to see the new movie, which I ended up giving away on my YouTube channel— just another reason for you to subscribe. ;)

On Representation and Libraries

Last month, a journalist named Pete shot me a message requesting help with a story he was putting together for University. I was happy to answer his questions, and the final result was published online not too long ago: “Marvel and D.C. comics fail at affirmative action.” I recommend giving it a read and picking through the extensive data analysis he’s provided, which really highlights the changing comic book market.

In the same vein, I got a pingback in my inbox from a different author– turns out my Women Don’t Read Comics article was linked to in a piece by Director for Library Undergraduate Services at Oklahoma State University, Matt Upson: Comics on Campus: Starting a Successful Graphic Novel Collection at Your Academic Library. Another important read, especially for you scholars out there!

(Banner image from Ms. Marvel #2 by Jamie McKelvie)

Latinas in Comics Panel

The always lovely Regine Sawyer of Women in Comics NYC and Lockett Down Productions invited me to speak on a special Latinas in Comics panel back in March. What an experience! I had the honor of speaking alongside industry veteran Alitha E. Martinez (DC Comics’ New 52 Batgirl, Papercutz Comics’ WWE), webcomic artist Savanahh Zambrano (Unlazy), artist and educator Quiara Escobar (NYC DOE), illustrator Sara Woolley (Charlotte and the Quiet Place), and artist/journalist Suzy Exposito (MTV, Riot Grrrl Problems). I think I learned just as much participating in the panel as the eager group who came to listen, packed neatly in the sunny Poe Park Visiting Center.

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