Today is the premiere of Sunoikisis comic strip starring “Action Athena”! After today, the Sunoikisis blog will be updated every Monday with a new strip chronicling the adventures of the Goddess Athena. Athena is filled with skills Wisdom and War, but when she is forced find a job, she realizes that getting by in “real world,” is a bit tougher than she imagined…
Read Week #1 of Sunoikisis Action Athena comic strip now!
About the Sunoikisis’ Action Athena Webcomic Series:
“Action Athena” is created and drawn by Athena Currier. Each week the series features a re-imagination of Athena myths–and influenced by a bit of her own life experiences. On her ideas behind the series, Athena comments:
“As a recent college graduate, I have already found myself laughing (often with irony) at the ways a liberal arts degree plays out in the post-college “real world.” I’ve been working as both a barista, and an evening supervisor at the Carleton College Library. There are times when my Hampshire College degree, with its emphasis on equality and social justice, feels like a burden, or something that has little place in my current day-to-day life (for example: a sexist boss I’m afraid to talk back to for fear of losing my job, customers who call me “sweetheart,” customers who assume I’m a dumb townie who never went to college, etc.). Sometimes I wonder about the wisdom (eh? Goddess Athena?) of getting this kind of a degree at all: wouldn’t I have better off just studying medicine, or computer science or something? And yet I am very grateful for my degree, and for being the liberal arts/humanities/artist kind of person I am.”