AuthorBrian Martinez

Part time student, part time concierge and full time illustrator all wrapped up in one creative package. Looking for opportunities to use my aptitudes, talents and competence to serve a worthy company, or start my own. Dude. Roots in Chicago. Thinker and go-getter.

Badger Pod Nerd Cast 19: Far Gone Girl

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Gone Girl Summary(spoilers!)
by Jess Kay
Gone Girl. I still have not determined if ‘Gone’ is meant to refer to her physical state of being, or her mental state of being. Let’s start at the beginning. The tale follows Nick Dunne as he navigates the landscape of reporting his wife, Amy Elliott Dunne, as missing on the day of their 5th anniversary.…

Badger Pod Nerd Cast 16: Miss Impossible! Navigating the Minefield of Writing Female Characters

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Superfemmes! How to or not to write or draw women in comics! Comic books, like many other mediums of expression, have quite the checkered past. Comics, at least in the mainstream, have been used as propaganda during World War II in the 1930s and 1940s, were under attack by psychiatrists and politicians for corrupting American youth in the 1950s, entered the Atomic Age with wide-eyed wonder and...

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: One Of the Best MAN-ga You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

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When I was a teenager, manga was a type of comic that was hard to get, often in a small section of my local comic book shop. They were usually wrapped in plastic and quite pricey by the standards of comics at the time.
Now that manga and anime have become the mainstream, more of the mediocre to bad stuff has become accessible as well, which of course damages the medium as a whole.…

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