im an artist and would like to submit an drawing. i am jus confused about dcu batgirls. are you talking about the batgirls with the different suits? or different dc comic superhero girls in gerenal as being BFF?
The concept is specifically geared towards telling stories about the 3 DCU batgirls (Barbara Gordon, Cassandra Cain, and Stephanie Brown) not just any gals in DCU — although cameos are encouraged. It will help you a lot if you read the About and the FAQ pages.
Generally we’re looking for script submissions as opposed to art, but if you want to do art, I’m not going to say no. Just understand that submissions aren’t guaranteed to be posted. They have to fit with what we want to have on this tumblr.
Damn, nice looking art, Peppers. And now Gabzilla's coloring your covers...?
I might have to start writing scripts...if you are still doing that sort of thing. Regardless, can't wait for more.
Yesssssss! Totally need help with scripts! If you got any ideas, please share them! :D
Can I color the Batgirls cover you made? Pleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleaseplease?
oh snap! Sorry I missed this, but yay! yes. *can’t wait to see it* :DDDDD
Announcing the Reopening of BATGIRLS!! (The Manga)…Stay Tuned for more info! ~Peppers_pray
I think it’s obvious, but…
Just so everyone knows, Batgirls isn’t going to continue. It was a fun idea. I was really stoked about it. Then my scanner died. And both my computers. By the time I was up and running again, I had a) lost a lot of the inspiration-fire for doing it, b) had a couple of Steph/10-year-old-Damian questionable scripts in my inbox — and pedophilia personally squicks me in ways I cannot explain, and c) had an ask box full of vitriol over why I had/should or had-not/should-not deal with everything from Cassandra’s cowl change, everyone’s sexuality, Babs disability, etc… It was just too much. A few of them were polite and genuinely concerned enough, but a lot were just sheer anger, cursing and yeah.
I’m just not capable of dealing with that much anger on a regular basis — especially on something I meant to be lighthearted fun. Just can’t do it.
Anybody wants this account, I’ll hand it over happily, strips-to-date and submissions, minus the vitriol — that’s been deleted, in tact.
Sorry y’all. I’m not equipped.
Just wanted to say, I loved the first few installments so far, and was wondering, any idea when the next parts will be up?
Thanks. I’ll update as much as I can, which may only be as little as one pin-up image a week. I’m just a busy person, and work and my community involvement comes before the internet.
Hey, comic update today though. ^_^;;
Argh. Sorry guys. I’m working massive overtime this week (plus after-work meetings for my community involvement things) and haven’t had a chance to scan and color arts. I’ll get something up this weekend in apology, and have enough drawn for regular updates next week.
That said. Query. Halloween costumes for the girls (feel free to suggest other characters too)?
BATGIRLS!! Give me your thoughts
Guys I just want to say, I got some incredibly good feedback on this. This was something I’ve been concerned about the reception of, and I’m glad it was talked about. Every response had very valid points and I had to think about how Batgirls!! would go forward.
A few people wanted me to keep the “year one” vibe and use pre-TKJ Barbara throughout. A few people felt it was disrespectful to Barbara and what she represents as a differently-abled woman in comics to execute Batgirls!! as pre-TKJ.
Ultimately, I’m going to take the compromise route. Batgirls!! is here to be a fun out-of-continuity thing. The fact that it’s crowd-sourced means it will be always be episodic in nature. So, I’m going to treat it as an anthology of stories (read Asatira’s commentary below the fold). Based on what works with the script for that issue, I’ll choose a version of Barbara to illustrate from here on out—and you will see Barbara at both times in her life.
So. In a very genuine let’s talk about this out in the open moment… Let me point you to the ongoing discussion about what “BATGIRLS!!” should do regarding the Batgirl and Oracle Barbara versions.
Right now, I’m liking the suggested “compromise” that since BATGIRLS!! is episodic in nature, to just flip back and forth amongst the time line and show both identities. Partially because I’d like to illustrate both versions and satisfy both audiences, and also because I really don’t want to illustrate TKJ occurring all over again.
But, Your input is much desired.
Also, new comic coming tomorrow morning, as previously scheduled. Cutesy and random.
A note from the artist:
Okay. So here we go. Welcome to “BATGIRLS!!” (the manga). The goal is, everyone who reads can also be the writers. This web comic is entirely crowd-sourced. You send me scripts; I draw and post. As long as I have scripts and time, I will update this web comic 1-to-3 times a week. (Monday-Wednesday-Friday) We start this week, October 11th.
Originally, this was going to go on my personal Tumblr, but given my recent jump in followers, I know I’ll post a bunch of stuff none of you care about, so “BATGIRLS!!” is getting it’s own Tumblr account.
We are going to entirely blame the Tumblr comics community for this happening at all. Specifically? I guess we can blame AdventuresOfComicBookGirl and I. She wrote this rant about how much fun it would be to have a batgirls manga with all three batgirls operating at once with a little bit of shoujo manga tropes thrown in and mixed with the fun aspect of the online comics fandom that is basically accepting of every type of sexuality out there. I thought the idea was awesome, and pumped out a few chibi drawings and one horrendous cover concept sketch. Next thing I know, I’ve got a few really positive reblogs about it from my personal Tumblr —with its less than 30 followers— so that’s a lot of response for me.
I start thinking; it’s been 5 (or 7, ack) years since I was regularly producing a webcomic. That used to be a lot of fun. So I made an offer. If people send me scripts, I’ll draw more “BATGIRLS!!”. I don’t want to write, but I’ll be happy to draw it. AoCBG, DiscoWing, and a few other awesome Tumblr-folk pimped the offer out over Tumblr and at Scans_Daily, and now I have a few concepts and scripts sitting in my Tumblr messages center to get started with. I’ll always need more though, of course. Check the sidebar’s About & FAQ to see how to send scripts.
I’m a far cry from the best artist ever, but I should improve as I draw regularly. So bear with me, and feel free to send me a message if I completely screw up. This is all just meant to be good fun though.
Wish me luck!