MARTHA THOMASES: I love my shirt

Martha Thomases

Martha Thomases brought more comics to the attention of more people than anyone else in the industry. Her work promoting The Death of Superman made an entire nation share in the tragedy of one of our most iconic American heroes. As a freelance journalist, she has been published in the Village Voice, High Times, Spy, the National Lampoon, Metropolitan Home, and more. For Marvel comics she created the series Dakota North. Martha worked as a researcher and assistant for the author Norman Mailer on several of his books, including the Pulitzer-Prize-winning Executioner's Song, On Women and Their Elegance, Ancient Evenings, and Harlot's Ghost.

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12 Responses

  1. Elayne Riggs says:

    How about, "make stuff in sizes larger than XL"? Cafe Press is finally offering 2XL shirts, so I was able to get an Occasional Superheroine t-shirt, which I'm wearing at MoCCA tomorrow because, well, as lovely as those ComicMix shirts are, they don't always dry overnight and besides, they're long-sleeved and I want to wear short-sleeved tomorrow.

    • Joe in Philly says:

      I agree — there was a great shirt I read about in a local weekly paper, but the website that offered it didn't have sizes beyond XL so they didn't get my money. And Martha, compared to the stereotype of the convention-goer as, say, Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons, I'd say you have nothing to worry about regarding how you look!

  2. Howard Cruse says:

    >As a purveyor of CafePress t-shirts (along with other merchandise), I can't help wondering how one puts any artwork at all on the front of a t-shirt without inviting collateral breast inspection. Could you elaborate?Is it enough to just avoid images with google-eyed faces, cartoon musicians with arms spread brandishing cymbles, or other art featuring side-by-side symmetrical orbs. Or do we just move our images downward to the tummy-area. (Another problem?)Help! Your guidance is needed!Perplexed in North Adams

    • Martha Thomases says:

      An over-all design that takes up more than just the nipple region should solve the problem.

      • Howard Cruse says:

        Thanks. By the way, I MEANT to misspell "cymbals." I was just testing you….

  3. John Tebbel says:

    My wife, of course, is in no way fat, and please stop staring at her tits.

  4. Walt says:

    Bah! Martha, you're fierce and you have the skinniest hips I've ever seen. I bet you're going to be the hottest woman on the convention circuit this summer!

  5. Patrick says:

    You go girl!

  6. Adriane Nash says:

    I too hate the design across the boobs Trend that many tshirts seem to go for. In fact whenever possible I go for the design on the back of the shirt and maybe a little thing in the pocket area.Thanks for bringing to light a company that makes shirts in 'sizes that fit' Martha!

  7. Richard Pachter says:

    Am I the only one to get the Donovan reference in the title of this post?

    • Mike Gold says:

      The only one who cared to say so. First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is. So there.

  8. Richard Pachter says:

    Goo goo barabajaggel