Adventures in Links — July 31, 2015

A few fun links to start your weekend off right. 🙂

I work at a library with kids, and I’m always looking for cute girl-power type books. Here’s a short article with a few recommendations, including my newest favorite, The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton.

Apparently, one of Tumblr’s newest things is the Emma Frost Fashion Redesign Project, which takes the X-Men character Emma Frost and draws her in a variety of outfits. You can click here to see the impetus behind the blog, but it’s mostly just fun and cool.

In case you haven’t heard, DC has announced that they’ll be doing a series of WWII pin-up style issues on a bunch of different female heroes (which sounds awesome), and this past week they released a preview of Batwoman that I am 100% behind and can’t wait to read. According to this article, you can even find the issue on digital platforms, which sounds like something I need to do ASAP.

One of the most exciting things I’ve learned this past week is that The Guardian has an open submission for comics and graphic art about stories that need to be told. The series is starting with Abike’s story, which is a true story about a Nigerian woman trafficked to the UK for sexual exploitation. This is an amazing opportunity for artists and for people like Abike who have stories that have been overlooked for pop culture and feel-good stories. I’m really looking forward to the series and submitting a pitch.

If you’re looking for a fun, relaxing App, you should do what I did and try Colorfy, the Coloring Book for Adults. It’s no-stress and no commitment, and it’s a good way to distress after work. Basically, it’s an app that has all these templates and you can color them by clicking on colors and the areas you want filled in. There are a bunch of different templates like animals, flowers, and mandalas, and it’s pretty fun. It can get a bit boring, but sometimes you need something simple. I like it, and my girlfriend likes it, so I think I’ll keep it for the time being.

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