Thursday, June 25, 2015

Fresh Take: Superheroine Redesigns

Artist Lord Ingvard has created a series of of female superhero character designs that feature more practical and functional redesigns for several characters from the DC and Marvel universe. They include Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Elektra, Black Canary, Ms. Marvel, Vampirella, Red Sonja, Power Girl, and Zatanna. Here's what the artist had to say about her at series, and why she did it:

My only complaint about these is most of the costumes aren’t as colorful as I like my superheroes to be. Just because they’re designed more practically doesn’t mean they can’t be bright and colorful. Otherwise, these are all outstanding. 
"I love comics and superheroes as much as the next nerd, but the women’s costumes—sweet mother of Moses!—the COSTUMES. At the very least, highly impractical. And at worst, incredibly sexist. I mean, EXTREMELY so. Honestly, I don’t know why women haven’t been a lot more angry and vocal about this kind of thing over the years. Like “Ferguson riot” angry. Don’t get me wrong, I believe that expressing one’s sexuality is a natural, healthy thing, and certainly not something to be censured or shamed, but holly hammer of Thor, there’s a time and a place for everything!

That being said, I just had to take a shot at addressing the most obvious problems. Now, I am not by any means an experienced or accomplished character designer. I am not suggesting these costume re-designs are ideal, or even very good. My main goal was to at least TRY to approach the subject of female superheroes with the degree of logic, equality, and respect they—and their readers—deserve."

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