This isn't as important as other diversity issues, but I think it'd be nice to see the occasional left-handed character in comics. I seem to remember noticing in Bryan Q. Miller's Batgirl book that Stephanie appeared to be left-handed on several occasions (such as holding a pencil in her left hand), but I have yet to re-read that run so I can point them out specifically. Like I said, not a big deal at all, but it'd be nice to see someone writing or throwing left-handed sometimes.

geodude96:

whoatheresara:

gailsimone:

My son is a leftie. 

I know a lot of left-handed people have absolutely no problem mirroring things they learn from right-handed people. My son was not one of them. Everything anyone tried to teach him with their right hands was a disaster. He had an extraordinarily difficult time learning to use a pen and pencil, despite being able to read at highly advanced levels. We had to have my mother-in-law teach him how to tie shoes after he simply could not process the way we tried to teach him…she being a leftie herself, he learned with one quick demonstration. 

Saddest was when he was learning his katas for karate as an eight year old, he was completely baffled by which way to turn with each new move and it was very painful, very difficult for him to learn. It still crops up in small ways.

You’re right that as hands go, it’s not the most difficult one to be dealt, and he laughs about it now, but for a kid with severe social anxiety, it was very disheartening for him. 

I have in the past asked for characters to be left-hand-oriented, but in the hustle of creating monthly books, the message is sometimes forgotten or ignored. It’s a worthwhile idea, I will definitely give it some thought. Thanks!

Dominant handedness is a thing I like to look out for, mostly because I get excited when a left-handed hero pops up, but for things like comics and cartoons, I’ve noticed the dominant hand usually winds up being whatever is most convenient for the artist.

I honestly had no idea more than a couple writers/artists actually paid attention to these things, and I really appreciate when they do. 

Did you watch Smallville? Lex, Lionel, Lois, and I think Kara were all left-handed. Though of course in that case it was just because the actors happened to be lefties. Still, it was cool to see.

I haven’t seen much Smallville, but Jeremy Renner/Hawkeye was left-hended in the Avengers, something not lost on my friend and me. I’ve been told left-handed people are more common in showbusiness, though I don’t know that it’s true. I’ll get excited over a left-handed superhero, live-action or no.

(Jeremy Renner seems to shoot right-handed in Thor, but the internet says he’s left-handed.)

This isn't as important as other diversity issues, but I think it'd be nice to see the occasional left-handed character in comics. I seem to remember noticing in Bryan Q. Miller's Batgirl book that Stephanie appeared to be left-handed on several occasions (such as holding a pencil in her left hand), but I have yet to re-read that run so I can point them out specifically. Like I said, not a big deal at all, but it'd be nice to see someone writing or throwing left-handed sometimes.

gailsimone:

My son is a leftie. 

I know a lot of left-handed people have absolutely no problem mirroring things they learn from right-handed people. My son was not one of them. Everything anyone tried to teach him with their right hands was a disaster. He had an extraordinarily difficult time learning to use a pen and pencil, despite being able to read at highly advanced levels. We had to have my mother-in-law teach him how to tie shoes after he simply could not process the way we tried to teach him…she being a leftie herself, he learned with one quick demonstration. 

Saddest was when he was learning his katas for karate as an eight year old, he was completely baffled by which way to turn with each new move and it was very painful, very difficult for him to learn. It still crops up in small ways.

You’re right that as hands go, it’s not the most difficult one to be dealt, and he laughs about it now, but for a kid with severe social anxiety, it was very disheartening for him. 

I have in the past asked for characters to be left-hand-oriented, but in the hustle of creating monthly books, the message is sometimes forgotten or ignored. It’s a worthwhile idea, I will definitely give it some thought. Thanks!

Dominant handedness is a thing I like to look out for, mostly because I get excited when a left-handed hero pops up, but for things like comics and cartoons, I’ve noticed the dominant hand usually winds up being whatever is most convenient for the artist.

I honestly had no idea more than a couple writers/artists actually paid attention to these things, and I really appreciate when they do. 

I’m working on producing a set of charms that aren’t just shrinkydinks I made in my oven. I’m not sure what the final design should be, so I thought I’d poll the internet.

Which of these do you think would make the most appealing charm? Please choose one! You can let me know via tumblr or twitter or whatever.

(Please don’t take size into account; I just copypasta’d these onto an empty photoshop file regardless of scale.)

I’m looking through my files trying to find some things I apparently didn’t save .psd’s of and stumbled on this WIP from about a year ago. I don’t hate it! Maybe I should finish it sometime.

It’s Dreamcast’s fifteenth birthday today! I am honestly surprised the internet thought it was important enough that it was a trending topic on twitter, but Sega was a big deal growing up in my family.

My brother had a subscription to the Official Dreamcast Magazine back when it was a thing, and the issues sat in a closet for a long time. Grandia II is one of my favorite RPGs I never talk about, and this cover’s always stuck with me, so I finally reappropriated it into a wall decoration.

This was the Holiday 2000 issue, which was pretty awesome. One of the writers rewrote Twas the Night Before Christmas to be about playing Soul Calibur against Santa.