progress

It is 2014. I am sitting on the floor, sewing a D-ring to a hat so I can hang it from a carabiner on my purse. Ethereal music fills the air, coming from a dainty slab of electronics the size of a thin paperback book; this device has no physical connection to either the far-off server it’s pulling the music from, or to the speakers hidden in the corners of the room.

It is 1979. I am sitting on…

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facebook

 

There’s a couple stories going around about what happens when you start liking everything or nothing on Facebook nowadays. Now, I’m not really much of a Facebook person anyway. But something about these stories made me decide to start depriving Facebook of some of the information I’ve given it.

As I was doing so, I found a list of past events I’ve been invited to.
Screen_Shot_2014-08-18_at_5_32_49PMNice job on that last…

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The Bear’s Tale

The Bear’s Tale

Here is some old stuff from 2000 I just found. It’s an exquisite corpse comic called “The Bear’s Tale”, drawn by me and some of my furry friends.

BearStory1bearcomic-p2BearStory3BearStory4BearStory5bearcomic-p6BearStory7BearStory8

[page 9 is missing]
Bear-p10I think Amara did a page 11 but I don’t have it any more.

I’ve learnt a lot about making comics and drawing since then. Still haven’t learnt anything about managing multi-person projects.

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a day

Went to Hempfest. Hooked up with some friends; it’s a hell of a lot more fun to do Hempfest when you have other people with you who are not deep into Weed Culture to crack wise about the mindset that things everything is improved by putting a marijuana leaf on it and coloring it red, yellow, and green. Afterwards I had pizza with a couple of those friends; we got slightly drunk and talked about…

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carnivore

Oh my fuck. I picked up a steak at the farmer’s market last weekend. Tonight, Nick came over and cooked it. It was awesome. And relatively simple, too – I could probably do it.

This may be dangerous.

Afterwards, we went out for some frozen yogurt. When we got back, it still smelled like Cookin’ Steak in the kitchen. It smelled like heaven.

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gailsimone:

badguyshavetheworstaim:

a comic done by christianne benedict, posted on the womanthology art forum. brilliant!

YES. Jesus, thank you.
I cannot tell you how many times I have had to point out what the audience at conventions actually LOOKS like to people in the industry. They can do signings in a booth full of every kind of person all day long, every color, every size, every orientation and more, and STILL go online and talk about how only white straight males read comics.
IT IS PROFOUNDLY UNTRUE AND INSULTINGLY IGNORANT.


Yep. I just left Phoenix Comics earlier today. Behind the counter: gay dude, queer dude. Me: trans woman dropping off copies of her new book. Other patrons were mostly male at the time but usually it’s at least an even mix, with who knows what orientations what with the shop being in Capitol Hill, Seattle’s rainbow flag district.

gailsimone:

badguyshavetheworstaim:

a comic done by christianne benedict, posted on the womanthology art forum. brilliant!

YES. Jesus, thank you.

I cannot tell you how many times I have had to point out what the audience at conventions actually LOOKS like to people in the industry. They can do signings in a booth full of every kind of person all day long, every color, every size, every orientation and more, and STILL go online and talk about how only white straight males read comics.

IT IS PROFOUNDLY UNTRUE AND INSULTINGLY IGNORANT.

Yep. I just left Phoenix Comics earlier today. Behind the counter: gay dude, queer dude. Me: trans woman dropping off copies of her new book. Other patrons were mostly male at the time but usually it’s at least an even mix, with who knows what orientations what with the shop being in Capitol Hill, Seattle’s rainbow flag district.

(Source: lizlem0nparty, via sigilsjunk)

Wedding!

No, not mine. Steve and Jeff’s. I went to a beautiful park I didn’t know about – and will have to visit again sometime soon before summer ends – and watched them become husbands. It was romantic, and it was also succinct. Which is kinda always a plus in weddings IMHO.

Afterwards, half the wedding party helped break down the tents, then everyone descended upon a very charming little art…

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Anonymous Asked:
Does Manara get an easy ride?

royalboiler:

I think of Manara as a guy who started out aiming to push comics into new places. I think his Bergman books are amazing, and do some things in comics I have yet to see anywhere else. I think in that sense he really earned his spot. I think he earned the respect of Pratt and Fellini by doing great work. annnd then I guess he just got more attention from drawing his sexy lady art than pushing the storytelling. 

I feel like in some ways Manara is like a less dramatic version of Shirow in that (in my opinion) he went farther than most cartoonists ever get to but then fell intro a pit lined with his own sharpened boners. It’s pretty disappointing to see the guy who did The paper man and worked with Felini go on to draw X-women or a sexy lady version of Gulliver’s travels.  and I don’t mean that in any disparaging way to porn comics. but even good porn has to push for new ways to tell stories. I dunno— he always draws well but Its hard to think of him the way I used to when i see him drawing sexy lady posters for Marvel. That’s not even real porn that’s like half porn— “ain’t no such thing as halfway crooks.” I’d love to see him push it more, do some work that no one expects from him. at this point if he did a whole book with no sexy lady or even a different type of woman it would look like a serious move.

I think I hold these guys to these standards because I feel like I’m in danger of falling into some of those same traps. I fear getting comfortable and Turning into an old man whose major output is erotic images of women who I could have grandfathered. —ooof!

Man I have been checking out a bunch of Manara lately and Brandon pretty much nails my feelings on his work here. His non-porn stuff is AMAZING, his porn is beautifully drawn, but ultimately kinda boring. And this is coming from a lady who likes being spanked.

Also ‘a pit lined with his own sharpened boners’ is the best way to describe this particular kind of career path, ever, and I am going to remember that one.

9emeart:


Les mecanoides associes
Gillon


How many of these robots are caricatures of folks around Humanoïdes at the time.

9emeart:

Les mecanoides associes

Gillon

How many of these robots are caricatures of folks around Humanoïdes at the time.

(via royalboiler)

snoozlebee:

noahberkley:

Strikingly bizarre concept art by Chris Foss for Alejandro Jodorowsky’s abandoned Dune adaptation

AW YES, this guy does my favorite ship designs ever

Man someday I should draw some robot people with Foss-inspired bodies. It would be rad.

(via certifiedhypocrite)