The Representation of all races, genders, sexualities and body types in comic books has made some big strides in the last few years, but there is certainly more work to be done. As a gay man I feel that the characters I should or could identify with are often gimmicky or relegated to the background. It is easy for me to make that leap and think of what it must be like for Latin, Asian, or African American men and women to see characters they love coming across as shallow stereotypes. I’m a white man, but I honestly get bored looking at white faces all the time across all media platforms, not just in my beloved comics. In that spirit I regularly honor one of my all time favorites, Storm on my etsy painted earrings page, but I went a step further by re-inventing some of DC Comics biggest heroes as powerful African, Asian, and Latin American women.!
A favourite X-Man for many years now – Rogue. When I was in Junior High the X-Men lived in the Outback and I still consider those the best X-Men years. Their time there ended when they all (except Wolverine and Storm) escaped through the Siege Perilous. When Rogue returned the Reavers had taken over their home and she had to escape using by stealing Gateway’s powers. In doing so she became a gorgepus black woman and I was like, “please let her keep that look.” She did not. So, here she is, as a gorgeous black woman and in her Outback X-Men uniforms.
Another X-Woman who received a shocking (and permanent) makeover was Psylocke. Formally white British girl, now ridiculously sexy Ninja… irresistiblePsylocke through the years
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Here we have a quick share of the items in my 3 shops that celebrate the greatest Holiday during the greatest season.
One of my first creations, the Blythe doll inspired Medusa, perfect if the ancient Gorgon is on your mind for this holiday. PURCHASE HERE.
No Halloween post would be complete without giving a nod to Buffy Summers. I loved Buffy the Vampire Slayer the minute the show first aired and my obsession grew and grew. At the time it was airing it was the only show I watched. You can get the Buffy Mr. POINTY pair here and the Buffy and Angel pair here.
Another Halloween favorite is the Bride of Frankenstein. I painted her likeness inspired by the classic film with a dark, rich green background, PURCHASE HERE
Not everyone knows of this gorgeous, dangerous vixen, but they should. This is Vampirella, the comic book anti-hero. Get her HERE.
Finally my etsy shop featuring gemstone, chain, and charm creations both new and upcycled has two gorgeous skull pieces in stock that would look great during this season, even while you aren’t in costume. Click to get the Glitter Skull Tassel earrings or the Rhinestone matte black stone necklace.
Have a wonderful Halloween everyone!!!
As most hardcore comic book fans, Batman and the characters within the universe hold a special place in my heart. I have been painting these characters on my earrings and cuffs for years. I thought it high time to feature them all here on my blog to remind myself and my fans of what I have to offer!
Up first we have Babs! (Possibly my favorite) The name of each piece will take you to the item to purchase. Clockwise from top left: Kawai style, Batgirl cuff, batgirl/oracle earrings, and classic Babs earrings
HARLEY Quinn through the years hand-painted earrings. CLICK HERE to buy.
If you’re feeling Green with envy over these Poison Ivy painted earrings, get your own HERE.
These next earrings were just featured in a viral social media video that I caught wind of this week. It features a gorgeous Latina woman named Nicole who is obsessed with Wonder Woman. Words cannot express my excitement. Here is the link for the video and the link to the earrings.
A little Romance with this painted Batman and Wonder Woman cuff!
Is it Wrong that I had such a huge crush on the Psychotic Joker-like Jerome on Gotham? I had to paint him. Had to. PURCHASE HERE.
Finally, and most importantly: Gay for Days. When I was little I knew I was gay and I dove into the world of comics quite often when life wasn’t so kind to me. Even in that world I felt a little hurt because I never saw any gay heroes, any example that let me know that I wasn’t alone. Clockwise from top left: Batman and Robin, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, Catwoman and Poison Ivy, and Batman and Superman!