The items of interest of Kurtis J. Wiebe, writer of Rat Queens and Peter Panzerfaust

 

eyeballs-ears asked
You boys got any other dates lined up in the UK apart from the con in Kent?

DemonCon9 is doing us a solid and paying our way out there, so our commitment is to their convention and store. I mean, I plan to check out London for a day or two, but we’ll likely be holed up in that area for the duration.

We’d love to come back, though. We’ve just never been invited at this point! I always tell fans to get in touch with their LCS or local convention and let them know you’d like to see us. Otherwise we’re likely not on their radar.

madfairyoftheweirwood asked
Saw that you'll e doing an appearance in Kent in the Uk. Just wondering if you'll be coming over to Ireland? :)

Not on this trip, unfortunately. We’d love to come out that way, maybe talk to your local LCS or convention about bringing us out!

snoring-hummingbird asked
found your tumbrl!! thank you for being the writer of rat queens, this amazing comic is one of my fauvorites

Appreciate you supporting the series! I apologize now for my Tumblr feed.

beben-eleben:

Offensive statements about girls and women are more common than you think. Everyday, females around the world hear rude and abusive words towards them, so Brazilian illustrator Carol Rossetti decided to do everything that was in her hands to change that.

The artist created a series of supportive illustrations, called “Women”, that helps motivate women in their struggle against gender prejudices and women discrimination. The on-going project started in May, and Rossetti publishes her work on her blog and Facebook. Although the images were originally created in Portuguese, the popular illustrator got some help in translating them into other languages.

The message couldn’t be clearer: girl power! (via Bored Panda)

Anonymous asked
What are your thoughts on "gamergate"? As a female gamer, has your experience been mostly uneventful or have you run into challenges? How would you compare the gamer culture to comics culture? Or do your interests allow you to avoid negative interactions?

royalboiler:

hchomgoblin:

Needless to say, as somebody who played games, and was vocal and enthusiastic about games from a really early age (the first game I played was “Parsec” on a borrowed Commodore 64), I’ve run into plenty of challenges. And “challenges” is a nice, vague word, so I’ll be specific and say that growing up as a girl meant encountering misogyny and gender role assumptions as part and parcel of the experience. Since I was a girl who wanted to assimilate into boy’s culture - or failing that share some portion of what boys enjoyed - there was heavy gating, implicit and explicit, on my degree of participation.

One thing that strikes me, looking back, is that I was excluded no matter what. Whether I stayed quiet and lurked in the background, or stepped up and tried to out-boast or out-play everyone else, my options were either to adopt a proper, passive role, or to have no place whatsoever. No amount of expertise would win me access. My achievements were either a lie, or something I’d cheated to obtain. And while most boys didn’t act like this towards me one-on-one, as soon as they joined the pack it was an immediate dissolve into girls vs. them.

Of course, nobody can be blamed at that age. Kids are just doing what they’re taught, and mimicking what’s around them. I had many (many) moments of idiocy and jerkiness, myself. It’s water under the bridge, at this point. But adults are a different matter. Adults can be expected to acknowledge and consider perspectives beyond their own. Adults can be expected to not shut down an argument as soon as it no longer favours or pleases them. Adults can be expected to act graciously - or at least not with harassment and aggression - when disagreement persists. And when all else fails, adults can be expected to not invent a cast of fictional enemies when they feel threatened by something they aren’t even willing to examine closely.

And those are some of my thoughts about “gamergate”.

As far as comics culture goes, I think there are some similarities and some differences. Certainly there’s a similar pressure to maintain the status quo, and not go around tipping over rocks to see what’s underneath.

Marian is the smart one. 

Rat Queens promotional art by Chris Phillips for our appearance in Maidstone, Kent, UK February 15th!

Rat Queens promotional art by Chris Phillips for our appearance in Maidstone, Kent, UK February 15th!

Anonymous asked
Would you describe yourself as a feminist??

everlostll:

Getting my Betty from Rat Queens Halloween costume together… just need to find my brown gloves, get some elf ears and some blue clunky jewelry…and put some blood on my face…and maybe get a wig? eh….not sure…maybe just beer in my stein

After a bit of thinking on it, Roc and I are going to move forward with a mini fan get together next May.
Details as they emerge at: www.facebook.com/ratqueens

After a bit of thinking on it, Roc and I are going to move forward with a mini fan get together next May.

Details as they emerge at: www.facebook.com/ratqueens

necessary-sass:

simplyskai:

googlearths:

missdoodle:

blackandgreyrainbow:

Real Christians aren’t assholes

In High School I had a friend who was super religious, her whole family was. Despite this, she was pro-marriage equality, pro-choice, and never once tried to convert me or make me feel bad about my own religious decisions (I was and still am an agnostic). She was always kind, and treated everyone with respect, regardless of race, religion, or orientation. For her the heart and soul of being a Christian was to love others and treat others with dignity. She was a real Christian. 



REMINDER: DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE USE JESUS AS AN EXCUSE TO BE AN ASSHOLE EVER. NEVER.

I’m a Christian and this is how the fucking religion works. Love. Not hate.

Grew up religious, Lost religion in my 20’s. Atheist in my 30’s.
However, I believe Jesus was a real man. And, honestly, I love who he was.
He was a philosopher and a hippy. He chilled with the people everyone else thought were lesser than. Prostitutes, criminals, the poor. He basically just wandered around encouraging people to love others no matter what, to stop being so fucking obsessed with money and be charitable. He also spoke out against the corruption of the church.
And, like so many people that stand up for unpopular causes, the original hippy who spoke the most common of sense was destroyed for his message. Somehow all of this got lost and I’m pretty damn sure his heart would break to see what some Christians have used his name to justify. 
So, yeah, Jesus was the cat’s meow. 
On a related note, my family are decent, loving Christians. Religion just ain’t for me. 

necessary-sass:

simplyskai:

googlearths:

missdoodle:

blackandgreyrainbow:

Real Christians aren’t assholes

In High School I had a friend who was super religious, her whole family was. Despite this, she was pro-marriage equality, pro-choice, and never once tried to convert me or make me feel bad about my own religious decisions (I was and still am an agnostic). She was always kind, and treated everyone with respect, regardless of race, religion, or orientation. For her the heart and soul of being a Christian was to love others and treat others with dignity. She was a real Christian. 

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REMINDER: DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE USE JESUS AS AN EXCUSE TO BE AN ASSHOLE EVER. NEVER.

I’m a Christian and this is how the fucking religion works. Love. Not hate.

Grew up religious, Lost religion in my 20’s. Atheist in my 30’s.

However, I believe Jesus was a real man. And, honestly, I love who he was.

He was a philosopher and a hippy. He chilled with the people everyone else thought were lesser than. Prostitutes, criminals, the poor. He basically just wandered around encouraging people to love others no matter what, to stop being so fucking obsessed with money and be charitable. He also spoke out against the corruption of the church.

And, like so many people that stand up for unpopular causes, the original hippy who spoke the most common of sense was destroyed for his message. Somehow all of this got lost and I’m pretty damn sure his heart would break to see what some Christians have used his name to justify. 

So, yeah, Jesus was the cat’s meow. 

On a related note, my family are decent, loving Christians. Religion just ain’t for me.