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Comic Underground

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Deep in beneath the surface of deviantART lies the heart of comics creation. At the Comic Underground, we strive to bring quality comics to the attention of deviants everywhere. We accept whatever path you choose to follow, whether you create Death Note manga, make detailed drawings of Marvel superheroes, or simply doodle incriminating four panel slides of your boss as an angry badger in your spare time. We are not elitist, and we gladly welcome new comic artists. If you like contests, challenges, features, and surprises, join the Underground today! I guarantee you will not have to take a British subway.

The types of art that we accept are:
:star: Anything related to comics, including . . .
:bulletred: Comic Strips
:bulletred: Comic Book Style
:bulletred: Single Page Comics
:bulletred: Superheroes
:bulletred: Comic Book Fan Art and Fanfiction
:bulletred: Comic Book related Drawings and Sketches
:star: Manga and Anime
:star: Game Art, anything related any games, including . . .
:bulletred: RPG art (MMORPG, roleplaying, LARP, online RPG, RPG fanfiction, etc.)
:bulletred: Video game art
:bulletred: PC game art
:bulletred: Online game art
:bulletred: Board game art
:star: Cartoons and Animation including:
:bulletred: Cartoon characters from TV, movies, etc.
:bulletred: Flash animations
:star: Fan Art, Fanfiction, and Original Characters (from ANY of the above categories ONLY)
:star: Tutorials, Stock Images, and Other Resources (from ANY of the above categories ONLY)
:star: Memes


:censored: Adult Content must follow all deviantART rules and will ONLY be placed in our FAVES collection. :censored:

Contests!

Comic Character of the Month: Recurring CONTEST!

This Month's Character'
[April 2015]

The Mad Hatter
[Dr. Jervis Tetch]


Comic Underground hosts a special contest called The Comic Character of the Month contest. Every month, we choose a comic book character, and people submit artwork based on that character.

All artwork in the Comic Underground Gallery based on that character is automatically included in contest; however, please enter all submissions into the Comic Character of the Month gallery folder. It takes many hours to filter through the entire gallery, so please enter your work in the right folder so that we can post the feature quicker!

The winner gets 10 deviantART points, a permanent place for their winning work in the Featured section. Everyone who submitted work will have their work in a group feature.

LAST MONTH'S WINNER

March 2015

Arrow by HeroforPain
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Arrow by TottieWoodstock


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Artist Spotlight

Artist Spotlight

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kaskajo

barbara gordon se quita la mascara by kaskajo

barbara gordon se quita la mascara
[English Translation: barbara gordon takes off the mask]

kaskajo is a pencil-and-paper artist who hails from Spain. He has been a deviantART member for two years and has quite an expansive gallery. His main subject is the female form, specifically those of Marvel and DC comics. You can really see his talent develop and grow through each drawing. If you have a soft spot for the heroines and villainesses of the comic book world, make sure you take a peek at his gallery! here.

... [about Artist Spotlight]

From time to time, we select one member to feature in this section. We include a selection of their work and a short description of them and their artistic style. They will also receive 10 deviant points and one work permanently displayed in the Featured section of our gallery!

DO NOT ASK TO BE FEATURED. If you do, we will not feature you. We choose an artist from the group based mostly on talent. Group activity is also a secondary factor.

A new artist will be chosen at random times.


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Hi. This is :iconimpulsivespidercide:, submitting my first blog entry for :iconcomicunderground:. I wish it were on a happier note, but then, I feel rather strongly about this.

The title of this blog entry is apparently what Frank Cho told feminists disgruntled with his parodying Milo Manara's variant cover for the first issue of Spider-Woman's latest series using Spider-Gwen (a shockingly popular A/U Gwen Stacy that became the Spider-Woman of her universe), Harley Quinn (everyone's favorite jester princess of crime and insanity), and Wonder Woman (DC's premier female icon) in place of Spider-Woman. Even more troubling, this contemptuous outburst of frustration has been celebrated all over the sections of the Internet where men who share Cho's frustration with having their hobbies challenged by women who bring up the unfortunate social context and subtext of those hobbies congregate to commiserate about "those damn social justice warriors spoiling our fun," presumably interspersed with all sorts of sexist and misogynistic aspersions against said "social justice warriors."

This is incredibly disappointing to me as someone who enjoyed Cho's work as an artist, for the eye candy, I'll admit right here and now. As an artist, he has an excellent mastery of human anatomy, and not just in those certain areas of a woman's body, but also in terms of human musculature. As a person . . . well, as a person, I don't like him very much, and anybody saying they'd gladly have a drink with this guy because of what he said to feminists, portraying it as "heroic resistance of the SJW [social justice warrior] hordes" to paraphrase the header for the website Reaxxion's article on it . . . Fuck you guys. Seriously. Fuck you guys.

Why am I so vehement in this? Cho's Manara parodies might've been humorous from a male standpoint, but women have been for a very long time the butt of jokes told by men, jokes that aren't just made to be "funny," but to reinforce men's sense of their innate superiority to women, and conversely, their sense of women's innate inferiority to men. Men often complain that feminists have "no sense of humor," but tell me, if you were constantly surrounded and bombarded by supposedly humorous messages that really just belittled you as a person for your sex or your gender identity, would you still have a sense of humor? Would you take it in stride and act like the constant assaults on your dignity and personhood didn't matter?

The thing is, in the past few decades, women have become abler and readier to voice their discontent with how popular media and culture, including comics and videogames, regards and depicts them, and with the Internet becoming as ever-present as it is in our daily lives, those voices are spreading farther and wider and being received by more and more people, who then take the message even farther and wider. This, of course, discomforts men who have been used to seeing the comics and videogame fandom/industry as a safe space for casual sexism, chauvinism, and even misogyny in how they view, treat, and present women and feel attacked by women who are now able to be more widely heard and heeded when they voice their discomfort with said treatment. To its credit, the mainstream comics industry is trying to shape up in regards to how women are commonly portrayed and depicted, but "shut up and go away" from a professional and well-respected talent in said industry is only going to drag us backwards. Even more so, "shut up and go away" is the all-too-common refrain of those who cannot stand being taken to task for how their attitudes and practices have disenfranchised or perpetuated the disenfranchisement of those others not as advantageously situated as themselves by virtue of their gender, race, sexual orientation, or religion, and will thus not only be unheeded but vehemently defied and resisted by those whom it is intended to intimidate and silence.

This is where we part company, Frank Cho, along with anybody who thinks telling or trying to force people to "shut up and go away" for challenging sexist/misogynistic paradigms in popular media and culture is the way to go. Paraphrasing the famous rant from Billy Madison, you have made nothing resembling an actual intelligent point, we are all lesser for having had to be exposed to your utter willful ignorance, and if there is a God, may (S)He have mercy on you, because I won't.

Out.
Recently, a member of Comic Underground approached me to ask to advertise their contest.  It was an inking contest, and the prize was $40 US through paypal.  Being that I know nothing about fair or unfair prices of inking, I gladly posted it on Comic Underground and Disney Heroines.

Unfortunately, it soon became controversial as several people posted that the price was too low, that contestants who do not win the contest would have put a lot of effort for no reward, and that the creator of the contest might choose to also use the other entries in addition for free in addition to the paid entry.  Because I am not a professional artist, I do not actually know whether it was a fair contest or not.  I would like to stay neutral because I don't have the proper experience to judge correctly.

I'm very sorry if anyone was upset or offended, including the creator of the contest.  I'm going to disable comments but I wanted to keep this up here just so everyone knows what happened and that I am not trying to remove any sense of blame from myself.  I take full responsibility for anything that may have been upsetting or have gone wrong.  I think some people quit Disney Heroines in protest, and I am very sorry if I disappointed you in some way.  I did not mean it, and I did mean for people to feel as if the group was trying to take advantage of anyone.

I hope that everyone is OK now, and I also would like to apologize to the creator of the contest.  I am not mentioning his name because of the potential that someone might harass him.  So I will also be removing comments.  I'm not offended by anything anyone said, but I do care about his privacy, and that is the only reason why I am removing comments.

Thank you all for being understanding and voicing your opinions.  I prefer it this way because otherwise people would be unhappy with the group without my knowing.

Have a nice day, and send me (SavvyRed) a private message if you need to talk more about this.

- S.

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:iconjohn-lok:
John-lok Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you for adding my art :D
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:iconimpulsivespidercide:
ImpulsiveSpidercide Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
You're very welcome.
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SavvyRed Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Student Writer
You are very, very welcome! :hug:
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John-lok Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Hug 
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SavvyRed Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Student Writer
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LunaBelle777 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you kindly for the request.
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SavvyRed Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Student Writer
You're very welcome! :aww:
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ImpulsiveSpidercide Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
You're welcome.
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ZethKeeper Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Comics book colorist looking for job! Pin-up samples are in my gallery, sequential ones can be provided via e-mail. Send me a note for details.
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ImpulsiveSpidercide Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Sounds awesome, but this is more of a fan group. We unfortunately have no contacts with the comics industry or any major players in it that would help us get anyone's foot in that particular door. Still, we'd be happy to see your creations if you're at all amenable to that.
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