Real life heroes. Love ‘em.
We [Fraction and his wife, Kelly Sue DeConnick] were pregnant at the time, and while I was out there I started to realize that if I had a daughter, there would come a day when I would have to apologize to her for my profession. I would have to apologize for the way it treats and speaks to women readers, and the way it treats its female characters.
I knew that if we had a daughter, because I know my wife and I know the kind of girl she wants to raise and I know the kind of girl I want to raise, she was going to look at what I did for a living and want to know how the fuck I could stomach it. How could I sell her out like that?” Fraction continued. “That conversation is still coming, and I’m bracing for it in the way that some dads brace for their daughter’s first date or boyfriend. I became acutely aware that I had sort of done that thing that lots of privileged hetero cisgendered white dudes do. ‘I’m cool with women, and that’s enough.’ It’s not enough. It’s embarrassing to say, because we somehow have attached shame to learning and evolving our opinions, culturally, but I became aware that there was a deficiency of and to women in my work, and all I could do at that moment was take care of my side of the street.”
Dowling Duncan and redesigning the American Dollar:
Why the size?
We have kept the width the same as the existing dollars. However we have changed the size of the note so that the one dollar is shorter and the 100 dollar is the longest. When stacked on top of each other it is easy to see how much money you have. It also makes it easier for the visually impaired to distinguish between notes.
Why a vertical format?
When we researched how notes are used we realized people tend to handle and deal with money vertically rather than horizontally. You tend to hold a wallet or purse vertically when searching for notes. The majority of people hand over notes vertically when making purchases. All machines accept notes vertically. Therefore a vertical note makes more sense.
Why different colors?
It’s one of the strongest ways graphically to distinguish one note from another.
Why these designs?
We wanted a concept behind the imagery so that the image directly relates to the value of each note. We also wanted the notes to be educational, not only for those living in America but visitors as well. Each note uses a black and white image depicting a particular aspect of American history and culture. They are then overprinted with informational graphics or a pattern relating to that particular image.
$1 – The first African American president
$5 – The five biggest native American tribes
$10 – The bill of rights, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution
$20 – 20th Century America
$50 – The 50 States of America
$100 – The first 100 days of President Franklin Roosevelt. During this time he led the congress to pass more important legislations than most presidents pass in their entire term. This helped fight the economic crises at the time of the great depression. Ever since, every new president has been judged on how well they have done during the first 100 days of their term.
Love it. Love everything about it.
Super Likes: Facebook for Superheroes by Jaime Calderon
Haha. I’ll never not see Superman liking everything on Facebook now!
Charley writes:My daughter Michelle dressed as Supergirl and playing with her Streaky the Supercat stuffie. Streaky is a custom-made plush which I commissioned from Jen Gubicza of Zooguu.com. I asked Jen to design a Streaky based on Art Baltazar’s work in Tiny Titans and DC Super Pets.
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Hello there tumblr! If you happen to be going to Heroes Con this year, please join us at the first annual Heroes Con Tumblr meetup! YAY!!! Whether you are a member of the Carol Corps, a fan of MCU, LoTR, Supernatural, a Whovian, etc, you are invited! (No fandom is excluded so please be respectful of other people’s fandoms).
There will actually be 2 different meetups!
The first one will take place Friday, June 7th at 7:30 pm at Fuel Pizza (Fuel is located directly across from the convention center). This way we can all hang out without missing any convention fun stuff, and if anyone is in the Charlotte area but isn’t going to the con they can come too!
The second one will take place Saurday, June 8th, during convention hours, time TBA. The time is TBA because the panel schedule isn’t out yet and we don’t want to schedule it during an important panel.
So please rebagel, and if you plan to attend one or both meetups please send me an ask so I have an idea of how many people are coming! The tag is #Heroes Con Meetup so follow it for updates!
A HUGE thank you to Mary for organizing this, as I do not have the time!
If anyone is interested in meeting and hanging after Heroes on Friday PLEASE send Mary an ask, I am SO EXCITED TO MEET AS MANY PEOPLE AS I CAN. And the Pizza Place has gluten free pizza! Woooo!!
Anyone is welcome, fans, fangirls, fanboys, writers, artists, EVERYONE. If I have time I am going to make some badges for everyone that comes, AHH I JUST WANT TO MEET YOU ALL!
So send Mary an ask, so I have an idea of how many badges to draw!
Couple has really awesome Batgirl/Nightwing wedding cause they’re awesome.
If my editors ask where I am, please tell them I can’t write any scripts because I am DEAD FROM THE CUTENESS AND ADORABLENESS.
Yep. Best thing ever.