The Difference a Year Makes

bathorycombined mariyacombo khutuluncomposite chingshihcombined sitacombo

If you’ve seen the just-posted summary page for the RP book, you’ll notice that I’ve redone the art on all the book-and-web entries. Here’s some side-by-side comparisons – left is new, right is old.

When I first started this project, I had virtually no background in art, history, or feminism. Been a crash course, but I’ve come a long way. And it’s gradually paying off.

Thanks for being there to witness it. :)

  • archersangel

    you can really see the difference with the details.

  • Love how the shape of each woman’s body has changed!

  • so excited for this! congrats!

  • Maven

    I really like these, except the Ching Shih one. I think the I prefer the powerful and intimidating pose she has in the original one better. Regardless, I love how your artwork has grown. Can’t wait to see more! :)

  • drbdn

    Wow the new art looks amazing (though I do agree with Maven that the original looking-up-the-sword angle on Ching Shih was awesome.) I’m ridiculously excited for this. I know it’s probably a bit early to ask, but I was just wondering if you were planning to release in stores in countries outside the US or languages other than English? I know someone who would love this but she only speaks Brazilian Portuguese.

  • Jason Porath

    We’re trying to sell it to international markets right now. They’d have to do the translation.

  • RichardY

    Agreed: Ching Shih is better in the original. And I kind of prefer the older Mariya, too… The cartoon WWII tank looks better in a 40s animation style…

  • Danygalw

    Wow, that is one broken back pose on the original Ching Shih picture.

  • Jeanette Wu

    The book is out already? I’m really sorry I kinda petered out toward the end and wasn’t able to give you full translations on the modern age ladies.

  • Jason Porath

    Don’t worry about it at ALL! You were total translation MVP by a long shot. The book is out October 25th, about 2 months from now. Can’t wait!