Calgary Expo is coming up this week! Here’s when I’ll be there:
I’ll be doing quick head sketches for $10 and will have Saga trades available. See you there!
futurerevolutions asked: What exactly are the approximate races of Alana and Marko? Like it's a fantasy/sci-fi deal so I know they're aliens but, let's be real, I seriously doubt the team would stray from this kind of question since they write a comic like this and the artist is an ~awake~ WoC?????
“This is an original fantasy book with no superheroes, two non-white leads and an opening chapter featuring graphic robot sex. I thought we might be cancelled by our third issue.”
- Brian K. Vaughan (x)
Both Brian and Fiona have repeatedly said that their heroes are PoC. And of course it’s clear from Fiona’s illustrations that neither Alana nor Marko are white, but that Alana has darker skin than Marko.
The only featured/recurring character in the Saga universe who actually seems to have white skin is The Stalk.
However, I still come across white-washed Saga fan art and fancasting posts, which never cease to amaze and infuriate me. No matter how pretty the art, I will never repost that shit.
If people genuinely see these characters as white, they need to check their eyesight or their racism. And I doubt the optometrist will find any deficiencies.
Thanks for the ask. I haven’t had a good rant on this subject in a while!
Personal pet peeve is folks who think Marko is white. He ain’t.
Marko is meant to be Asian- more specifically, I combined features from a handful of Japanese models and actors when I was designing him. I can see why people sometimes mistake him for white, because I avoided using exaggerated racial markers (slanted eyes, rounded nose, etc). With simple cartoon drawings like these, a lot is left to the reader’s imagination. So I accept there will be some misidentification because I didn’t draw Marko’s family like Mulan characters, haha.
I see Alana as having mixed heritage. When I drew her father I was envisioning an Indian man. Her mother remains a mystery!
Is there a site where I can read rat queens online or download it for free?
You can buy the first trade on comixology for $5. C’mon man. $5 for 7 months of work Roc and I put into making the series.
Total Gary move
Buy your comics, fools. It’s already ridiculously cheap for the number of hours that go into each. Comic makers need to support themselves. Don’t be a Gary.
Recently did a cover for Conan the Avenger #4! It was neat to get a chance to draw the young “Cloonan Conan.”
Also I think it looks tougher to fight with a tiny knife than a big sword.
Also contributed a cover for the upcoming Life with Archie #36… featuring the death of Archie.
Did a cover for the new Aliens series from Dark Horse!
Saga #20 cover art
Pages 3 and 4 of 10! Here’s a peek at the second group of pages/posters I did for @sidneyyork ‘s new album <3s! You can subscribe to the album here: http://bit.ly/1htyVzZ