"The Only Thing We Remembered was a Bullshit Summer."
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April 21, 2014, 12:47pm

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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?????

fionastaples:

benrankel:

sagacomic:

“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!

I fucking love this.



Reblogged from Fiona Staples.

April 21, 2014, 12:43pm

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…illmatic. #wip #hiphop #20thanniversary #rap #illustration #copicmarkers #chiaroscuro #shadow #instaart #instagood #illmatic #nas #vinyl #oldpeoplerap #checkthechippedtoothsmile #theworldosyours #itainthardtotell

…illmatic. #wip #hiphop #20thanniversary #rap #illustration #copicmarkers #chiaroscuro #shadow #instaart #instagood #illmatic #nas #vinyl #oldpeoplerap #checkthechippedtoothsmile #theworldosyours #itainthardtotell



April 20, 2014, 11:35pm

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Finished riddler commission.

Finished riddler commission.



April 15, 2014, 11:05pm

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More #commission work; #theriddler is a cool 3 seconds from an ass-whoopin’. Still working on it… #batman #gothamcity #wip #progress #process #frankgorshin #thedarkknight #dccomics #comicbooks #nerd #illustration #copicmarkers #art #sketchbook #hellupingotham #part4 #thegoddamnbatman #instaart #instagood #riddlemethis #notintheface

More #commission work; #theriddler is a cool 3 seconds from an ass-whoopin’. Still working on it… #batman #gothamcity #wip #progress #process #frankgorshin #thedarkknight #dccomics #comicbooks #nerd #illustration #copicmarkers #art #sketchbook #hellupingotham #part4 #thegoddamnbatman #instaart #instagood #riddlemethis #notintheface



April 14, 2014, 9:45pm

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Aaaand done. This ended up a different direction than intended, but I’m cool with that. #daenerystargaryen #gameofthrones #themotherofdragons #khaleesi #jonsnow #lannister #illustration #instaart #instagood #art #copicmarkers #acrylic #sketches #sketchbook #hbogo #process #latenight #latergram

Aaaand done. This ended up a different direction than intended, but I’m cool with that. #daenerystargaryen #gameofthrones #themotherofdragons #khaleesi #jonsnow #lannister #illustration #instaart #instagood #art #copicmarkers #acrylic #sketches #sketchbook #hbogo #process #latenight #latergram



April 10, 2014, 12:23am

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In honor of #HBOGO telling me to go f*ck myself for an hour and a half, quick sketch of #daenerystargaryen #themotherofdragons #khaleesi #gameofthrones  #lannister #jonsnow #sketches #latenight #doodles #sketchbook #illustration #copicmarkes #wip #progress #art #drawing #instaart #instagood #networkissues #evenonmydayoff

In honor of #HBOGO telling me to go f*ck myself for an hour and a half, quick sketch of #daenerystargaryen #themotherofdragons #khaleesi #gameofthrones #lannister #jonsnow #sketches #latenight #doodles #sketchbook #illustration #copicmarkes #wip #progress #art #drawing #instaart #instagood #networkissues #evenonmydayoff



April 06, 2014, 10:26pm

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…while I’m slacking, quick watercolor sketch of Usagi Yojimbo. #stansakai #usagiyojimbo #comicbooks #watercolor #sumie #rabbits #samurai #feudaljapan #illustration #painting #mypaintings #sketchbook #sketches #saturdayzen #tmnt #windsorcotman #art #instaart #instagood #cherryblossoms #donepoorly #wip #process #workflow

…while I’m slacking, quick watercolor sketch of Usagi Yojimbo. #stansakai #usagiyojimbo #comicbooks #watercolor #sumie #rabbits #samurai #feudaljapan #illustration #painting #mypaintings #sketchbook #sketches #saturdayzen #tmnt #windsorcotman #art #instaart #instagood #cherryblossoms #donepoorly #wip #process #workflow



March 29, 2014, 3:37pm

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Diggin through some old paperwork and found these #doodles of #orko and #cobracommander. My notes are very, very nerdy. #heman #gijoe #sketches #illustration #instaart #instagood #art #nerdlife #80sbaby #cartoons #pencilart

Diggin through some old paperwork and found these #doodles of #orko and #cobracommander. My notes are very, very nerdy. #heman #gijoe #sketches #illustration #instaart #instagood #art #nerdlife #80sbaby #cartoons #pencilart



March 28, 2014, 9:00pm

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Late night sketches… #tetsuo #akira #katsuhirootomo #kaneda #illustration #doodles #sketches #sketchbook #copicmarkers #sharpieart #manga #gotobed

Late night sketches… #tetsuo #akira #katsuhirootomo #kaneda #illustration #doodles #sketches #sketchbook #copicmarkers #sharpieart #manga #gotobed



March 25, 2014, 12:51am