• Dans « #Game_of_Thrones », des #femmes plus jeunes, plus sexualisées et moins exposées à la mort

    Une étude statistique réalisée par deux démographes montre que les #personnages_féminins, trois fois moins nombreux que les #personnages_masculins dans la série de HBO, ont aussi une probabilité plus faible de mourir.

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  • Guess Who’s Coming to ‘Peanuts’ - The New York Times

    Dr. King’s assassination, on April 4, 1968, played a direct role in Franklin’s creation. Eleven days later, a Southern Californian named Harriet Glickman wrote to Mr. Schulz, introducing herself as “the mother of three children and a deeply concerned and active citizen.” In her grief, Ms. Glickman explained, she had been pondering “the areas of the mass media which are of tremendous importance in shaping the unconscious attitudes of our kids.” She then proposed an idea: “the introduction of Negro children into the group of Schulz characters.”

    “I was acting on the feeling that maybe there was one little thing I can do,“ Ms. Glickman, who is now 91, told me in a recent interview. A civil rights and antiwar activist, she was shrewd to petition Mr. Schulz. “Peanuts” was at the peak of its popularity at the time, running in a thousand newspapers, with a devoted daily readership approaching 100 million. Mr. Schulz, as unassuming a man as he was, was a veritable godhead, revered in those divided times by Americans of all stripes.

    Mr. Schulz wrote back to Ms. Glickman within two weeks, but only to tell her he couldn’t fulfill her request. He and his fellow white cartoonists, he said, were “afraid that it would look like we were patronizing our Negro friends.” Undaunted, Ms. Glickman sent another note, asking if she could share his letter with black acquaintances. Mr. Schulz assented, though he again expressed reluctance to introduce a black character into “Peanuts.”

    Ms. Glickman wasted little time in enlisting her friend Kenneth C. Kelly, a black father of two, who told Mr. Schulz, essentially, to get over his anxiety.

    “An accusation of being patronizing would be a small price to pay for the positive results that would accrue!” he wrote. Mr. Kelly suggested that Mr. Schulz begin with a “supernumerary” black character, a de facto extra, who “would quietly and unobtrusively set the stage for a principal character at a later date.” This cautious approach would serve the dual purpose of not burdening Mr. Schulz and “Peanuts” with the duty of making a Major Social Statement and presenting friendship between black and white children as utterly normal.

    But in the context of the late ’60s, Franklin’s debut was indeed a Major Social Statement. Inevitably, a few newspaper editors in the South made noises of protest, but by and large, the reaction to Franklin was positive, particularly among black readers.

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  • Jerry Cornelius - Wikipedia

    Jerry Cornelius est un personnage créé par Michael Moorcock... et celui-ci a autorisé l’usage de son personnage par qui le veut.

    Personnage « open source »...

    Work inspired by Jerry Cornelius

    Moorcock encouraged other authors and artists to create works about Jerry Cornelius, in a sort of early open source shared world attempt at open brand sharing. One example is Norman Spinrad’s The Last Hurrah of the Golden Horde; another is Mœbius’s The Airtight Garage. The Nature of the Catastrophe, a collection of Jerry Cornelius stories and comic strips which had appeared in the International Times (with art by Mal Dean) by various hands, was published in 1971. It includes works by Moorcock himself, James Sallis, Brian Aldiss, Langdon Jones, M. John Harrison, Richard Glyn Jones, Alex Krislov and Maxim Jakubowski.

    The story “...the price is worth it.” by Graeme K Talboys and the subsequent novels in the Stormlight quartet (along with the short story collection Stormwrack) are centred on Charlie Cornelius, a daughter of the Cornelius clan with uncertain parentage.

    In comics various writers have used elements of the character, most notably Bryan Talbot’s character Luther Arkwright. Currently, Image publishes Matt Fraction’s Casanova series which also pays homage to Cornelius. Tony Lee’s Midnight Kiss actually features Cornelius, with Michael Moorcock’s blessing. (Michael even wrote the introduction for the collected trade paperback). Grant Morrison created an Oscar Wilde-inspired steampunk version of Jerry Cornelius in Sebastian O, the original Vertigo mini-series. Another Morrison character, Gideon Stargrave of The Invisibles, is one of the few interpretations of the character that Moorcock has issues with, as he considers the character little more than a straight lift of Cornelius.[3]

    The name of the protagonist of The Airtight Garage was changed in later editions to “Lewis Carnelian”. In 2006, on his website, [4] [5] Moorcock himself wrote:

    I didn’t retroactively withdraw permission. Moebius was a friend of friends of mine when he started and someone (I don’t know who) told him I didn’t like the strip. I loved the strip, though I’d said it wasn’t really Jerry Cornelius. This got taken to mean by someone that I didn’t like it and Moebius, whom I came to know later and explain that I hadn’t withdrawn permission, took the JC out of the title. He knows now that I liked it and had no problems with it.

    Bad Voltage, a 1980s cyberpunk novel by Jonathan Littell that also dealt with themes of bisexuality and violence, features guest appearances by a decidedly has-been Jerry Cornelius and a substance-abusing ’Shaky’ Mo Collier. The independent comic Elf-Thing featured not only Cornelius but members of his supporting cast in a very close homage. Cornelius is also seen in Alan Moore’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier as a child. Cornelius appears in the second part of Alan Moore’s three-part comic The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume III: Century. Jerry Cornelius also appears briefly in Neurotwistin’, a French novel by Laurent Queyssi (an appearance sanctioned by Moorcock). You can also find a version of Jerry Cornelius in Michael Moorcock’s 1999 graphic novel “Multiverse”. There is an ongoing presentation of new Cornelius stories on Moorcock’s Jeremiah Cornelius Facebook page.

    Carter Kaplan plays a variation on Jerry Cornelius in his novel Tally-Ho, Cornelius!.

    Author Bruce Sterling has described his recurring character Leggy Starlitz, star of a series of short stories and the novel Zeitgeist, as “a nonlinear descendant of Moorcock’s Jerry Cornelius.” [6]

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