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This Lovely Thor: Ragnarok Fanart Shows Our Heroes in a Whole New Light

An artist on Tumblr has rendered Ragnarok's main cast of characters into pictures that are warm, funny, and wonderfully drawn.

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An Artist Answered Our Call to Draw a Male Superhero Like Wonder Woman

In examining the cinematic variant covers put out for DC's Justice League, I had some qualms with how Wonder Woman was depicted, arguing that we'd never see a male superhero assume such a pose.

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This Brilliant Hamlet Meme Means That All the Other “Distracted Boyfriend” Memes Can Go Home

The "Distracted Boyfriend" stock photo meme swept the Internet recently, resulting in endless iterations (and a triumphant girl-power ending to the memestory). One artist gave the meme a clever literary twist and it is currently my favorite thing.

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A 12-Year-Old Cartoonist Got Trolled For Her Social Justice Views (So Let’s Help Her Out)

Sasha Matthews is only 12, but she already has the initiative and backbone of a superhero. Sasha first received nasty messages when she undertook a comics-driven ACLU fundraiser, because the bridge trolls of the Internet have no shame or souls. Then Sasha drew a cartoon based on our coverage of the Marvel editor harassed over her selfie—and she got harassed herself.

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This Adorable Comic Totally Nails the Best Way to Get Motivated

Whatever you might be working at lately, we've discovered the finest possible motivation out there.

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These Fantastic Zelda Propaganda Posters Will Turn You Into a Hero of Hyrule

Just try and resist the spell of graphic artist Fernando Reza's gorgeous Legend of Zelda "propaganda." Designed to evoke old-fashioned wartime calls-to-action, you're sure to feel a patriotic rush to save the Kingdom of Hyrule from Ganon and rescue the Princess. I haven't felt this motivated in ages.

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30 of Our Most Favorite Women Comic Artists of 2016 (and Beyond)

To just about all of us here at The Mary Sue, comics make the world go 'round. So, in the spirit of doing work and keeping things awesome, we decided we should go ahead and share some of our most favorite women comic artists of 2016 (and a few beyond).

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New Illustrated Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Makes Us Wish This Book Were Actually Magic

One of the best things about J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books is the work of Mary GrandPré, the illustrator whose work graces the pages of the original series. Now, another artist has taken the illustrations to the next level in a series of completely illustrated retellings of the Harry Potter stories, making them even more magical.

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LINE Webtoon and DeviantArt Announce “Artist Alley Tour” to Support and Showcase Digital Comic Creators

We've told you about the awesome partnership between LINE Webtoon and Patreon, which would allow digital comic creators to more efficiently monetize their creations and grow their readerships. Now, another collaboration has been announced today that furthers that mission.

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[UPDATED] Things We Saw Today: Brian Michael Bendis Comic Scarlet May Be Coming to Cinemax

If you've been reading Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev's amazing, if not always on-time, comic Scarlet, you already knew something was up. After all, in the most recent issue's letter column Bendis couldn't contain himself and made a not-to-veiled reference to the fact that his revolutionary heroine would be kinda-sorta-maybe appearing on TV sort of, but he couldn't talk about it. Well, he let the cat further out of the bag. The title is currently in early development at Cinemax.

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Artists Covertly Scanned Bust of Nefertiti With Xbox 360 Kinect to Protest Museum’s Artifact Looting

Nora Al-Badri and Jan Nikolai Nelles, an Iraqi/German pair of artists, just pulled off what might be one of the most digitally-enhanced art heists in recent time.

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Artist Nguyen Huy Sees Marvel’s Avengers in EVERYTHING – Including Everyday Household Objects

Awww! Little Loki peppers!

Vietnam-based artist, Nguyen Huy (aka Draw 4 Fun) sees The Avengers everywhere. From pens, to paper clips, to peppers (and other things beginning with the letter "P," apparently), Huy imbues these seemingly ordinary objects with super-powered life. Check out some of the awesome images below!

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Jem and the Holograms‘s Sophie Campbell Talks Comics and Coming Out as Trans

"I was so sick of hiding and exhausted from keeping myself a secret, I felt crushed by it."

As I'm sure you all have noticed, we here at The Mary Sue have been loving the Jem and the Holograms comic from IDW. Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell have created an awesome re-imagining of an 80s classic that is both true to the spirit of the original while also adding new elements in wonderful ways. Recently Campbell did an interview with The Advocate about her work on Jem, as well as about how coming out as a trans woman back in March has affected her work in comics.

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Things We Saw Today: Be a Critical Hit at Your Next Tea Party with This Awesome D20 Mug

See what I did there?

I know what I'm drinking out of during my next RPG! Check out this awesome D20 mug from ThinkGeek! It will change your life (or at the very least keep your warm bevarages both warm and cute). It's $12.99. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

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Are DC & Marvel Placating a “Vocal Minority” of Fans With Practical Female Character Costumes?

Apparently creator Erik Larsen thinks so. Here we go again...

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Today in Adorable Science: Disney Has Created a L’il Turtle Robot to Draw Doodles in the Sand


Beachbot was developed by a team from Disney Research Zurich with the aim to create art on a massive scale: according to principal research scientist Paul Beardsley, "The dream is to create huge amazing drawings like the Nazca Lines.” Massive cuteness is just a bonus!

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Meet The Mary Sue/WeLoveFine Fan Design Contest Winner Luke Daab!

Hands up if you love Lady Thor.

And thus starteth the final post in our series introducing you to the winners of our fan design contest with WeLoveFine. Put your handkerchiefs down—we can all get through this together. Providing our grand finale is artist Luke Daab, whose design "She Is Worthy" was the winner of Jill's judge's pick. And rightly so, too—who doesn't love Lady Thor?

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Meet The Mary Sue/WeLoveFine Fan Design Contest Winner Amanda Henke!

It's so dreamy.

Man, this gorgeously-colored design by Amanda Henke has everything. Dragons! Warrior fairies! Chains of deoxyribonucleic acid! It's no wonder, then, that "Dreaming Big" ended up one of the winners of our WeLoveFine t-shirt design contest as Editor at Large Susana Polo's final pick. Check out the rest of Henke's incredibly diverse and interesting body of work here.

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Meet The Mary Sue/WeLoveFine Fan Design Contest Winner Nina Slunsky!

It's bow-tiful.

Alright nerds, who likes graphic design? Because while the other winners of our design contest with WeLoveFine we've featured so far have all had people in them, Nina Slunsky took a more... iconic approach. We think it's pretty cool. And so did one Felicia Day, who chose Slunsky's "Sum of Me" for her judge's pick.

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An Artistic Critique of Milo Manara and Greg Land’s Controversial Spider-Woman Covers

Alternate title: "Milo Manara's DisHEARTening Spider-Woman Variant Cover Gets An Artistic ReBUTTal"

After seeing Milo Manara’s recent, erm, anatomically improbable Spider-Woman variant cover, plus the regular cover by Greg Land, artist Karine Charlebois was compelled to take her to blog Less Tits N’ Ass, More Kickin’ Ass to do a little corrective work. Here we have her art and commentary, republished with permission.

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