She Was Warned

She was warned. She was non-compliant. Nevertheless, she persisted.

I made a thing! So, I’d (finally) read Bitch Planet, and loved it even more than everything I’d heard would indicate. Is it weird? Yes. Is it over-the-top? Yes. Is it hopefully going to remain satirical? I HOPE THE FSCK SO.

For anyone who hasn’t read the comic, it’s set in this dystopian future where women who don’t sufficiently appease the whims of men are declared “non-compliant” and sent to a prison world informally called Bitch Planet. There’s a mark the women wear, the stenciled letters “NC” for “non-compliant,” that has become so popular among readers that writer Kelly Sue DeConnick has compiled Pinterest boards of fan-made tattoos and crafts featuring the NC mark.

Those two little letters have a rather distinctive style, thanks to artist Valentine De Landro. But they’re a little lonely all by themselves, with no alphabet friends. And what if those little letters spoke of an incident of real, widely-known silencing?

"and for your wickedness, your father has cast you out..."
Want one? Go here. Just want to support me? Go here

I’ve been noodling around with this for a while, and even fell down the rabbit hole of trying to make an entire alphabet. (Most difficult: K, V, X, Y, Z. Stuff with angles. I won’t make a “persisted” joke here, but I totally could.) I don’t know if I’m entirely happy with it yet, but I’ve got 26 letters so far.

Do you have other quotes that would look even better using these letters? Let me know in the comments!

Beth Voigt

Beth is a graphic designer in Chicago, a superhero in her own mind, and absolutely nothing on TV. She wrangles fonts professionally, pummels code amateurishly, and has been known to shove fire in her face for fun. Fond of volunteering, late-night bursts of productivity, and making snacks, she dislikes grocery shopping and sticky public transit and is only on her second smartphone. Her opinion is that you should try everything twice; if you don't like it, you were probably doing it wrong the first time around. If external links are your thing, here are links to Twitter and Instagram, and you can support her ongoing weirdness by buying her a coffee or six.

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