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TLIID 247. Izabel from Saga and marriage equality by AxelMedellin TLIID 247. Izabel from Saga and marriage equality by AxelMedellin
Girls and boys, this week at The Line it is Drawn we honor last week's news on marriage equality. Izabel is one of my favorite characters from one of my favorite comics, and she is gay, so, there you go. Really, go read Saga.

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Have a nice weekend, folks.

UPDATE: Three un-followers in a single day, after posting this one? This could be just a coincidence, of course...

BTW, next week is Comic-Con, so, no update here (but it will be on the CBR site, I'll just probably won't be able to upload it till monday). For those of you attending, please check my Journal to know where to find me there, say hi, get some free sketch, maybe comics.
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:iconarklyte84826:
Arklyte84826 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018
And as always with "equality", someone is still more equal then the others:D
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:icontheotterwhoruns:
theotterwhoruns Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish there was more fanart! I also wish I had more friends that were into comics (and more specifically, Saga, Hinterkind and The Woods) because of stuff like this! I love love love this and faved it!
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!

How are you coping with the current Saga hiatus? I still can't get over the cliffhanger.
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:icontheotterwhoruns:
theotterwhoruns Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"Coping" hahaHAHAHAHAhfdsfhjds

Does that answer your question?

No but seriously is there a messageboard or something for Saga fans? I need to have lengthy discussions with people who read it!
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I understand, absolutely.

My first stop would be the Image Comics forum...
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:icontheotterwhoruns:
theotterwhoruns Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like an 80 year old with the internet :P
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Pretty much the same here :D
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DarkKnightJRK Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I don't remember them ever saying she was gay, but then I'm WAY behind, so it might just be something I haven't read yet. 

Either way, great work, as funny/cute as a ghostly top half of a dead girl can be. :)
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!

I'm pretty sure she talks about her girlfriend in the first arc (could be later, but I kind of remember it was before they reached the tree ship)... they don't make a big deal of it, actually I just remembered it while thinking about this week's theme.
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die-yng Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
Well, I added it to my favourites!
Love Saga and was very glad to hear about the decision.
I hope it wakes politicians in my own country (Germany) up, that the US is now basically more progressive than we are.
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, and cool :D

Well, not that one last bit.
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echelonangel15 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist
AWW!!
Poor Izabel.
Just can't catch a break.
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed.
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DocHoneydew Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015
One of my favorite comics. And Izabel's snarkiness is a hoot.
I also (somewhat) like that no one is really safe in the comic, except perhaps for Hazel who is doing the narrating.
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed!

Then again, Izabel is quite the talker and she is dead, so I wouldn't consider Hazel safe yet...
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Anonymous-Goose Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Having characters be in actual danger is amazing and intense. But having none of your main characters actually be in danger has some good stuff too.
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Demialc-neeb-sah-em Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015
That's gotta hurt. Emotionally AND physically, or at least ectoplamsically.
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, yes. Strangely enough, she's sort of the least messed-up character in the book.
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Demialc-neeb-sah-em Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015
So does that mean it's very dark, or that the other characters are just weird?
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Both.

Actually there's a lot of dark, dark humor. Ultraviolet, almost.
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aristi1982 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist
!!
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:O
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:iconaristi1982:
aristi1982 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist
"!!" is like "great move" on chess notation, so i thought i give it a go here... sorry...
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I have learned something today, thanks!
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:iconaristi1982:
aristi1982 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist
:D
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:iconpsygo:
Psygo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
But Sage is garbage.
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know what Sage is.
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:iconpsygo:
Psygo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Sege - an aromatic plant with grayish-green leaves that are used as a culinary herb, native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean.

But also the comic book series, Saga.
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Strangely, you still didn't say what "Sage" is. Sege and Saga doesn't seem to have anything to do with it.

You are entitled to your INFORMED opinion and to your EDUCATED tastes, and obviously nothing is for everyone. It is a fact that Saga is one of the highest-selling and more critically acclaimed titles of the century, not to mention it has a huge and loyal fan-base. Myself included. The characters are fascinating, the story-lines are mind-blowing, the world-building is impeccable and it never talks down to its audience. It demands compromise. The artwork alone is worth the price of admission.

Or, in cold facts: it has won six Eisners in two years, and is nominated to another three this year.

You are entitled to read whatever you want. Just don't judge higher art by your very peculiar standards.
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:iconpsygo:
Psygo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It was a cheeky response with a misspelling. I made another one. That's my goof.  Of course nothing is for every, while the art is really nice, I do not read for the art. Art should judged based upon its peers, not on personal preference. If you don't agree with that, fine. But that's they way I look at it. I have not kept up with it, but I will give it another go.

Also, Ad populum and authority arguments are never a good idea. McDonald's, NCIS, and 50 Shades of Grey are hits with the masses and also have awards, but that doesn't mean they're high quality.

But as you said, "You are entitled to read whatever you want. Just don't judge higher art by your very peculiar standards."
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
See? That's a better response than "garbage". Shows you actually have a working brain.

Not because something is popular it's automatically bad either. Of course, you went to extreme examples that don't apply in this case. McDonald's and NCIS are comfort food, cheap and accessible, and perfectly fine for their purposes. You can hardly find a critic who can get through 50 shades, and it's mistakes are not subjective, it's objectively a book (s)written with complete ignorance of about any rule of story, character, plot or even grammar. Masses don't agree with them, because it's, well, comfort food that gives them the illusion of spice.

Saga, like Black Science, Casanova, East of West, and a great number of other creator owned comics making the scene, is a demanding read, definitely not easy or something you read for cheap thrills. Relationships are complex, plots are surprising, worlds are full of rewarding details. They are objectively well-constructed, finely told stories. It all comes to taste, and you can't dismiss them just because they have a large number of fans or awards.

Don Quixote and Shakespeare's ouvre are objectively some of the finest works of literature in history. They objectively are, and their influence is lasting. And I barely can't get through any of them. They simply bore me or lose me with their language, but that's my problem. I'm not going to pan them because I don't enjoy them.

But, really, peace.
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TheDorkKnightReturns Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
Who is this character and what's her connection to gay marriage? 
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
She's from Saga, the Image Comics series by Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples. Great sci-fi, ahem, saga, but I know it's not everyone's cup of tea. Pushes boundaries, bends them, destroys them.

Izabel is a ghost victim of a landmine in this intergalactic war, hence her lack of half a body (or maybe a bomb... I need to re-read it all), and she is gay. So, there you go.

I can't recommend this series highly enough, unless you are offended by nudity, swearing, sex in any possible variation, drug use and lots of food for tought...
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HombreMan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
Land mine
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That's it.
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TheDorkKnightReturns Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015
Thanks, I've heard of Saga, I'll check it out. :)
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconmrotterson:
MrOtterson Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think I want her to lift that shirt.
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I second that.
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MrOtterson Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD
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