amedia: (SPQR Blues Goddess)
[personal profile] amedia
I'm very excited about the Kickstarter to turn [ profile] meritahut's webcomic SPQR Blues into a graphic novel!

I can tell you that it's a well-researched webcomic drawn by a classicist that I've used for extra credit assignments for my Latin students. But what isn't immediately obvious is that it's drawn by a woman of color who highlights the diversity that's often overlooked in the population of ancient Rome. Her major characters include Jews, Etruscans, a black doctor who isn't a slave, and a variety of women who find ways to exercise power despite societal restrictions, from an independent restaurateur to a Macchiavellian matron.

For $10 you can get a PDF; for $25, a book; and for $35, a book with your name on the thank-you page. Please support it if you can, and please spread the word!

Date: 2015-10-26 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'll pass along this info to The Bank of B um, B. He'll see it, but I hope through my excitement, I'll energize him. I hadn't heard of this webcomic before, but you surely have mentioned it. I will check it out!

*big hug*

Date: 2015-10-27 09:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you very much, my friend! I'm afraid that my efforts at publicizing the Kickstarter on Facebook have served chiefly to educate me about how little social capital I actually have. Honestly, your kind response has warmed my heart. Thank you, my friend!

Date: 2015-10-27 12:59 pm (UTC)
theemdash: (HP Accio)
From: [personal profile] theemdash
That looks like an awesome project.

Date: 2015-10-27 09:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Doesn't it, though!!!

Date: 2015-10-28 01:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ooh! You find--and share--the most awesome things!!! Thank you!

Date: 2015-10-28 02:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You're welcome!

Date: 2015-10-31 05:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This article you linked too was awesome! The Annotated Alice in Wonderland has a lot of that info, but it's good to read some of it on the Web, where it might gain a larger audience.

Date: 2015-10-31 09:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you kindly!

Date: 2015-10-31 05:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
B and I are now supporting Klio's project financially. If her publishing venture flops, she will have gained two new readers, anyway. Thank you again for the tip!

Date: 2015-11-15 03:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yay! And thank you and B., too!

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