Thursday, 7 April 2011

Sexy Cartoonist

Today's topic was inspired by this sort-of non news story on Robot 6 yesterday. A few cartoonists noted that they found a piece by cartooning superstar Frank Quitely to adertise a CBLDF event to be off-putting due to its sexualized content. This is the piece in question:


People are entitled to whatever viewpoint they have, but personally I didn't see what the (very minor) hubbub was about; I've certainly seen many cartoonists who walk around cons in similar dress, and a trip on any given Wednesday to any given comic shop would probably yield at least a dozen covers with a more sexist illustration than Mr Quitely's. Still, as pointed out in the article, maybe some of the (again, very minor) fuss was due to Mr Quitely's lack of reputation for producing sexy images, or maybe because the sexy figure in the drawing is presumably a cartoonist herself. I decided to test that latter hypothesis by seeing if the image still held its same controversial power if the sexy cartoonist in question was in fact a fella.
So what do you think?

11 comments:

  1. Why do you trace porn to do your art work, George?

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  2. Just be grateful I didn't go with my original idea of drawing myself in the sexy garb.

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  3. Oh George; shave. Stubble on the legs? You know better than that!

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  4. Did I see a little hint of escaping right bollock? Nice!

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  5. Stubble is sexy. And that is most definitely an escaping testicle.

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  6. Hah. Gabriel Ba is pretty hot.

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  7. Oh, nice ball-bit. SUCH a turn-on.

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  8. I was coached in the groinal region by studiomate Jason Little who said I "need to make his package look more like it's escaping".

    Jason Little: Your go-to guy for all matters testicular.

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  9. Oy! The "spill-over" really says all.

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  10. More of a squeeze-over, really.

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