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DC is holding an art contest to pick new talent to work on the upcoming Harley Quinn comic series. As part of the contest you have to draw Harley naked in a bathtub about to kill herself. You can read more about the contest here: www.dccomics.com/node/305151
Given that this came about one week prior to national suicide awareness week, and given that the rules stipulate that you MUST draw this scene even if you don’t want to in order to be eligible, a lot of people are naturally offended at DC’s poor taste.
Here’s how I would’ve tackled the scene while staying true to her psychotic character, keeping the same theme of the bath-tub and electrical appliances, not glorifying or sexualizing suicide, and not objectifying Harley as eye-candy for a presumed male audience.
PS: If you'd like to sign a petition to get DC to stop this contest you can do so by going here: www.change.org/petitions/dc-co…