Wimmin could always do just as good boy stories as men!?

    Marie Severin, who drew most of the greatest heroes in the Marvel pantheon at a time when few women worked in comics, has died https://t.co/uoKmM2dr0p

    — New York Times Arts (@nytimesarts) September 3, 2018

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    This blurb seems to misrepresent her for some political purpose while slighting what she did do. She seems to have been Marvel's chief colorist for decades, along with utility infielder as you might imagine, which included drawing. Yet the the blurb omits coloring, as if drawing were the only important facet to comics, whereas I find fascinating that there was someone focused on this aspect rather than doing it all.


    The tweet has a detail of the main illustration for the obit, which is by her, which I paste here in full uncropped in a reduced size, with caption

    Marie Severin drew her own caricature surrounded by Marvel characters.
    “A lot of the great Marvel covers of the ’60s and ’70s were her design, and nobody knew it,”
    a comics historian said.Credit: via TwoMorrows Publishing

    The obit also has two other illustrations of her work as well as the photo that barefooted pasted


    Why is it that far too often we find out about a woman's talent that "nobody knew about" after they die?  After all, somebody not only knew about it, but employed them to do it.  And made alot of money off of their talents.  angry


    I think you're overdoing it - her 2 biggest characters she designed were Spider-woman (heard of her?) and Howard the Duck's sidekick Dr. Bong. Again, her skill seemed to be especially in coloring, even though she did some pencilling and other odds-and-ends. And no, she wasn't the lynch-pin of the organization, nor in management, and by the end of the 70's she was off designing superhero toilet paper and swag - i.e. the boom was over.
    Marvel comics were heavy into *story*, the sketching of each issue was long and tedious (especially when got into pre-computer animation for films), so also a sideline from Marvel's core product, but important for its success.
    I.e. it was a big team effort, and we haven't begun to discuss marketing, licensing & distribution, i.e. where the money comes from - not just the drawing.
    And you're probably the 1st person I've run across in quite a while who seems to have expected that artists would make any money off their work (except through super promotion of someone who took most of the profits) - especially in comic books.
    Here ya go - a bit more background: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Severin

     


    Ok I give ya. The difference probably has something to do with this:

    Why women live longer than men. pic.twitter.com/beIkLFYMbN

    — Gautam Trivedi (@KaptanHindustan) September 7, 2018

    (Edit to add: I have 4 younger brothers, and I can't stop laughing at this clip.)


    Originally posted by The Divine Miss M no less - bet she was the exception, being the 1 girl to tumble down the slide.


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