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Jeremy Shane

Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea.  Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California.  When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead.  Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim.  If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: www.jeremyshane.info for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.

 


The 6 Most ridiculous superhero weaknesses (@ Cracked.com)

The 6 Most ridiculous superhero weaknesses (@ Cracked.com)

By xaraan in Blog on September 22, 2011

The 6 Most ridiculous superhero weaknesses (@ Cracked.com)Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/10519851743

ourvaluedcustomers: Regarding the WALKING DEAD…

ourvaluedcustomers: Regarding the WALKING DEAD…

By xaraan in Blog on September 20, 2011

ourvaluedcustomers: Regarding the WALKING DEAD… Authors: xaraan Read more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/10443164453

Why should we care about the number of female creators?

Why should we care about the number of female creators?

By xaraan in Blog on September 20, 2011

Why should we care about the number of female creators?: Poster Punchy asks for opinions on whether readers should really care about how many female creators are working in the comic book industry: This is kinda/sorta spinning off from my thread about not giving a fuck about Batgirl, as it’s about women in comics. But it’s different in some ways too.Lately I’ve noticed that some of the bigger comics news websites have been banging the drum about women in comics and making a big noise about the number of women working as writers and artists for Marvel and DC. Comics Alliance (whose editor is a woman, so she does have some stake in it) has had several features on women in comics, and the perceived sexism of the Big Two. BleedingCool of course paid that annoying Batgirl cosplayer to go to another Con and ask questions about the number of women working at DC to Didio. There was loads of controversy about that ‘Womanthology’. The big sites are treating this like it’s a big deal.But is it really? I personally don’t care about the sex of a comics creator. Dan Didio got a lot of flak online when his response to the Batgirl cosplayer was ‘what do these numbers mean to you?’ but I think he was right to ask that, what do those numbers mean to the reader? Why does it matter what percentage of creators are women? Surely it only matters what percentage of the creators are good?I’ve read work from loads of female creators, and I like some of them, and dislike others, I personally think Gail Simone is a bad writer, but it’s nothing to do with her gender. I think Kelly-Sue DeConnick kicked ass on the Osborn mini-series, but it’s nothing to do with her gender. Becky Cloonan is one of my favourite artists of all time, but it’s nothing to do with her gender. I think that for people to demand a certain percentage of creators to be a certain demographic is just ridiculous. How many Marvel and DC writers are black? Nobody cares about that. I only found out Eric Wallace was black like last week. How many are gay? Nobody cares either.Why is the number of women such a big deal to some people? I can understand female fans wanting more representation, but you don’t have to be a woman to write good female characters. And why are male fans so angry about it too? And the fact is unavoidable that comics has generally been a majority-male pursuit, and there aren’t that many female writers out there. If DC were forced to have certain percentage of writers be women, they’d have to recall hated creators like Devin Grayson and nobody wants that. Of course the idea is to get more female readers into comics, but you don’t need women writers to do that, I imagine Bendis’ Alias and Spider-Woman can get as many female fans on board as Marjorie Liu’s X-23. And which will be better, Bryan Miller’s Batgirl or Simone’s?In the end, I think this is just another extension of the fact that we as fans are too close to the industry and know too much. Nobody knows what percentage of women work on movies, nobody gave Community or Parks and Recreation extra-praise because they had more female writers than male writers because the industry was bigger and had some space from it’s fan-base and so there was less entitlement.So my question to you is, do you care about the number of women creators? Should I care? Am I sexist for not caring? Visit the thread and share your opinions and answers.Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/10443148944

deviantart: Lady Two-Face 3 by ~VirtualGirl6654

deviantart: Lady Two-Face 3 by ~VirtualGirl6654

By xaraan in Blog on September 20, 2011

deviantart: Lady Two-Face 3 by ~VirtualGirl6654 Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/10443098203

The Outhouse Pirate Podcast - Ep.70

The Outhouse Pirate Podcast - Ep.70

By xaraan in Blog on September 19, 2011

Tune in as the Outhousers talk about the latest batch of comics hitting the shelves: The New 52 comics coming out from DC, The Fear Itself event and launch of new Ultimate Spider-Man from Marvel and tons of other comics talk.  They also talk the release of the Thor DVD, Star Wars Blue-Ray release and more. Launch The Outhouse Pirate Podcast Ep.70 on TalkshoeAuthors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/10412338385

Book Review of Kevin Hearne’s “Hexed”, Book...

Book Review of Kevin Hearne’s “Hexed”, Book...

By xaraan in Blog on September 19, 2011

Book Review of Kevin Hearne’s “Hexed”, Book Two of the Iron Druid ChroniclesAuthors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/10411547524

Outhouse Artist Feature: DairyDead From the Official Outhouse...

Outhouse Artist Feature: DairyDead From the Official Outhouse...

By xaraan in Blog on September 19, 2011

Outhouse Artist Feature: DairyDead From the Official Outhouse ART ThreadAuthors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/10411070153

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By xaraan in Blog on September 19, 2011

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Outhousers talk Comics - Week of 9/14/11

Outhousers talk Comics - Week of 9/14/11

By xaraan in Blog on September 19, 2011

New Avengers #16 “Heh, those first 2 pages were basically a big ‘fuck you’ from Bendis to those whiny internet trolls who can’t get over Wolverine and Spider-Man and others being Avengers.” - Punchy “You know what would really be a big “fuck you” to Bendis haters? Actually writing a good Avengers comic.” - Mike Mercury “The whole celebrity interview format that the comic is in sucks.” - Hab “There were parts of this issue I loved and parts that I really didn’t like. I enjoyed seeing Daredevil rescue Squirrel Girl and the Cage baby. The action sequences during thoise portions made this issue. I wasn’t a fan of the oral history of the Avengers parts though.” - Stephen Day “It’s just boring and wordy for the sake of being wordy.” - Frag It “I liked DD and the stuff they had him doing, I liked the idea of the FU to the haters of the new avengers members and all that; but thought it was pretty weak having to break the third wall in order to get the point across” - xaraan Fear Itself #6 “Fraction finally reminded me why i absolyutely loved his writing no less than just a year ago. by FAR the best issue of this event…” - Chap22 “Captain America facing up to Odin was fucking cool, as was Thor getting some new armour and Tony jumping into the molten iron. Lots of the big, widescreen moments you want in a crossover, but also character-driven smaller scenes like Spider-Man’s reunion with Aunt May.” - Punchy “I really enjoyed this issue. Lots of cool moments.” - Frag It “This was by far the best issue of the series. Too bad it took six issues for it to happen.” - DeadFett “This is the “best issue”? … - Amoebas Batwoman #1 “I thought this was a very solid ‘#1’ for Batwoman. Great artwork, the story and new case looks interesting.” - Timbales “…this character that has been around for less than ten years feels like an old friend coming back for another visit. This is a definite keeper to the new 52.” - Starlord “Great comic, I really loved it.” - Royal Nonesuch Daredevil #3 “If you’re not reading it, you should be.” - Starlord Deathstroke #1 “As bad as the new Suicide Squad got, it still managed to stay above Deathstroke.” - fieldy snuts “I know I said I was going to read all of them, but do I really have to read this one?” - Mike Mercury “I liked Deathstroke #1. It wasn’t the best DCnU book by a long shot, but it was WAY better than Hawk & Dove.” - Comic-Doctor “I look back at the 15 minutes I spent reading Deathstroke #1 and I weep because I could have better spent that time doing anything other than reading Deathstroke #1.” - Amoebas Readers can also vote on Moment of the Week, Cover of the Week and Comic of the Week for 9/14/11 at the Outhouse.Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/10406941679

Why I Love Comics Podcast - Episode 51 Episode #51 has our...

Why I Love Comics Podcast - Episode 51 Episode #51 has our...

By xaraan in Blog on September 18, 2011

Why I Love Comics Podcast - Episode 51 Episode #51 has our hero joined by friend and web series creator/comic book retailer Richard Neal of the Variants. They talk about the shows production, what it’s like shooting at a comic shop, how the new 52 has effected Richard’s shop, celebrity guests, how to develop a web series and they even manage to just get into a long conversation talking about comics. All this and more in this episode of the Why I Love Comics podcast! Direct Link to Article at The OuthouseAuthors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/10364705909

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