I’ve always been curious about the term “not safe for work”…

Why would you be surfing the net at work anyway?

95% of my comics are nsfw. Maybe that’s why my stats are so low. People can’t browse them at work. And after all, people spend a third of their lives at work.

But I suspect that’s not the main reason. May have something to do with the quality of my work, or lack thereof.

Breast expansion is something I don’t usually draw, although occasionally I have. Exhibit A. Exhibit B. I once joined a BE forum, the overflowing forum to be exact,  just to show off my artwork. Got the cold shoulder because mostly the art I posted had little to do with BE.

A lot of B but not enough E.

This is the first BE scene in the entire run of the comic. I’ve already been accused of being little more than a fetishist and here I am proving my detractors right.

I’ve often thought of making Blonde Marvel a BE comic. It would probably increase my readership because a lot of people enjoy BE. Of course if I really wanted more readers I’d scrap this comic entirely and draw a nice G rated gag-a-day strip about video gamers.

The reason I don’t make it a BE comic is that a) it would be dishonest on my part because I’m not really that big a fan of BE and 2) real fans of BE would tell soon enough that I was just going through the motions.I’d end up pissing off the same people I was trying to curry favor with.

About three years ago, after I got back from Iraq and before the current BM series really got going, I was kicking around the idea of making the Blonde Marvel very muscular, like She Hulk, Thundra or Dave Matthew’s character, Tetsuku. That’s also a very popular concept and I would have probably gotten a whole lotta readers behind that. But again: dishonesty. Comics and illustrations notwithstanding, I really don’t find muscle women attractive. Besides that, my pal Yak the Ripper would have disowned me.

One thing I never considered was having the Blonde Marvel become a “punishment” comic. This is where the heroine is beaten violently, humiliated, often raped. I used to have a subscription to superheroine central but I let it lapse because each storyline was exactly the same. The plucky, can-do superheroine is always captured, always tortured, always humiliated and always raped. Over and over without variation. The obvious question being: why would a woman continue being a crime fighter if rape and torture were always in her immediate future?

I don’t deny there’s something titillating about bondage and a little unwanted groping here and there. But I find consensual sex way more erotic than the stories they were trying to tell.

I just have a couple more pages of this story to go before it’s done. (I said that a couple of pages ago, didn’t I?)