Destroyer of Light 19

posted January 4th, 2014, 8:05 am


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January 4th, 2014, 8:08 am

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Only one thing to say about this page:

ARMPIT HAIR!! <3

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January 6th, 2014, 7:13 pm

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so this is a really bright comic. so much tight detail. great texture and contrast. really controlled. a little maryjane satrapi. a little jessica abel. some jamie hernandez. i'm interested!

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January 6th, 2014, 7:59 pm

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Thank you! I'm so glad you find my comic interesting! And I have to admit that I was very influenced by Jaime Hernandez some years ago and that it still shows a bit in my comics. ^^

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May 8th, 2016, 12:41 am

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@agnosis: You know it's so rare for artists to render armpit and leg hair that it took me some time to get used to it but I rather like the fact you include it, even and especially on the goddesses.

We get so used to being ashamed of it but this is such a modern invention, and it's just a natural part if the body really. For the time period and location, too, it would have been accurate! IIRC women shaving their legs and pits was not common before the early 20th century in the US, when, naturally, a razor company made a massive and successful campaign to convince people that body hair on women was 'unhygienic', so they could sell more razors to the other half of the population instead of just to men shaving their beards (funny thing is though that in a lot of cases it's LESS hygienic, because it irritates the skin and can leave it prone to infection, oops. MARKETING! It's a powerful thing.)

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May 9th, 2016, 10:37 am

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@JT: Thank you! It was quite important for me to include body hair, since I've always been a bit annoyed about the fact that female characters almost never are shown with it. Like, what is so disgusting about it? When I was a teenager I would have loved to see female characters that didn't shave and who still wasn't seen as weird or disgusting for it.

I think that wealthy women in ancient Greece did remove some of their body hair, but I figured it was probably less common among farmers, the kind of people that Persephone and Demeter live closest to.

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