oh guess what I finished playing. I looooooooooved it. Especially the ending.
This was supposed to be a digital comics test (all drawn on the cintiq), but it got entirely out of hand. Oh well, enjoy!

oh guess what I finished playing. I looooooooooved it. Especially the ending.

This was supposed to be a digital comics test (all drawn on the cintiq), but it got entirely out of hand. Oh well, enjoy!

tarabba:

zackules:

Here’s a comic I made a little while ago. I considered not posting it here because it’s a little NSFW. 

Good stuff, good stuff! So much awesomeness in 8 pages.

really loved this.

I should probably wait until tomorrow to tumbl this, but it’s too exciting and I can’t wait. Look at this Wind Waker drawing I did of Link & Medli, made into an adorable masterwork by colourist extraordinaire Jordie Bellaire! :D Oh my, it’s absolutely gorgeous. *_*

I should probably wait until tomorrow to tumbl this, but it’s too exciting and I can’t wait. Look at this Wind Waker drawing I did of Link & Medli, made into an adorable masterwork by colourist extraordinaire Jordie Bellaire! :D Oh my, it’s absolutely gorgeous. *_*

Some kids I’m writing a story about. 

Some kids I’m writing a story about. 

this week we have had 1) snow 2) +12 degree Celsius temperatures 3) today it is -4 C.
*sobs*

this week we have had 1) snow 2) +12 degree Celsius temperatures 3) today it is -4 C.

*sobs*

(Source: whatsdifferentincanada)

kateoplis:

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Frozen. Gravity. Three of last year’s top 10 grossing films were led by female protagonists, making 2013 a banner year for women in film, right?
Not quite. Women accounted for less than a third of all speaking roles in the year’s 100 top-grossing domestic films. And just 15 percent of those films had women in leading roles.”
Percentage of female speaking roles same as 1940s

I’ve already RTed this, but it’s worth putting on tumblr as well. The very sorry state of women in movies. 
I think a lot about women who make comics (seeing how I am one), and how on many levels the comics industry has experienced explosive growth in women readers, and possibly in women creators. When you get to really high levels in comics and focus exclusively on publishers like Marvel, DC, Image, etc the number of women creating seems to drop, but if you look at ALL of comics, including self-published comics and webcomics there are significantly more women creating. I know for myself that I started making comics because there was no one who could tell me that I couldn’t. I think a lot about the internet and how it’s possibly facilitated a huge influx of woman comic creators, because it lowered the bar for entry into the industry. Woman creators didn’t have to draw in a narrow superhero art style or tell stories that were potentially unappealing to them if they wanted to make comics. The internet (and self publishing) was there to provide them with readers (although possibly not money) for whatever comic they chose to make.
I remember a very brief snippet of an interview with Lena Dunham (creator of the HBO show Girls) in Keanu Reeves’ documentary Side by Side where she talked about how working digitally as a filmmaker had been very important to her: its barrier of entry/learning curve was less steep than going out and renting film cameras and trying to work with a cinematographer. Digital film-making allowed Dunham to experiment with the art form of film in a way she might not have attempted if it wasn’t available to her.
Anyway, I think about this in regards to women in film, whether or not the lowering of barriers of entry through technology and the internet will encourage more women to get into film. Film isn’t my industry, so I don’t know, but clearly there are more barriers in place than in comics. Comics have changed so much in the past twenty years, it’s now at a point where as a female reader I feel pretty catered to by publishers (with some exceptions). But I hardly go to movies anymore because it seems like they do not want me as a viewer. 

kateoplis:

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Frozen. Gravity. Three of last year’s top 10 grossing films were led by female protagonists, making 2013 a banner year for women in film, right?

Not quite. Women accounted for less than a third of all speaking roles in the year’s 100 top-grossing domestic films. And just 15 percent of those films had women in leading roles.”

Percentage of female speaking roles same as 1940s

I’ve already RTed this, but it’s worth putting on tumblr as well. The very sorry state of women in movies. 

I think a lot about women who make comics (seeing how I am one), and how on many levels the comics industry has experienced explosive growth in women readers, and possibly in women creators. When you get to really high levels in comics and focus exclusively on publishers like Marvel, DC, Image, etc the number of women creating seems to drop, but if you look at ALL of comics, including self-published comics and webcomics there are significantly more women creating. I know for myself that I started making comics because there was no one who could tell me that I couldn’t. I think a lot about the internet and how it’s possibly facilitated a huge influx of woman comic creators, because it lowered the bar for entry into the industry. Woman creators didn’t have to draw in a narrow superhero art style or tell stories that were potentially unappealing to them if they wanted to make comics. The internet (and self publishing) was there to provide them with readers (although possibly not money) for whatever comic they chose to make.

I remember a very brief snippet of an interview with Lena Dunham (creator of the HBO show Girls) in Keanu Reeves’ documentary Side by Side where she talked about how working digitally as a filmmaker had been very important to her: its barrier of entry/learning curve was less steep than going out and renting film cameras and trying to work with a cinematographer. Digital film-making allowed Dunham to experiment with the art form of film in a way she might not have attempted if it wasn’t available to her.

Anyway, I think about this in regards to women in film, whether or not the lowering of barriers of entry through technology and the internet will encourage more women to get into film. Film isn’t my industry, so I don’t know, but clearly there are more barriers in place than in comics. Comics have changed so much in the past twenty years, it’s now at a point where as a female reader I feel pretty catered to by publishers (with some exceptions). But I hardly go to movies anymore because it seems like they do not want me as a viewer. 

(via tederick)

harichi-chan17:

These two have ruined our lives. Bye. 
For mo0onballz. 

Aww.

harichi-chan17:

These two have ruined our lives. Bye. 

For mo0onballz

Aww.

kateordie:

It’s that time of year again!

If you are a lady and will be in the Halifax area on April 3rd, I’ll be taking part in my local comic shop’s Ladies’ Night. There will be goodies.

kateordie:

It’s that time of year again!

If you are a lady and will be in the Halifax area on April 3rd, I’ll be taking part in my local comic shop’s Ladies’ Night. There will be goodies.

(via sonopants)

firstsecondbooks:


(I have taken this photo of the awesomeness that is TCAF from blogTO.)
If you are a comics-creating person, it is possible that one of your goals is to have publishers notice you!  Because some day (perhaps now) you have a book that it’d be great if they could publish.
What are good ways to to make this happen? Here are five easy tips from the folks at First Second! http://www.firstsecondbooks.com/behind-the-scenes/make-publishers-notice-you/


Some good advice on getting publishers to notice you. I did #1, and none of the other things, so if you were like me, incredibly socially awkward & terrified of people late into my 20s, there is hope for you. Now I’m fine & feel somewhat okay talking to strangers at conventions, but I remember reading advice like “go to parties, make friends with publishers” when I was first trying to get published and feeling like that was the most impossible mountain to climb.
People who are comfortable approaching other people at conventions from day 1, I am envious of you! ;)
I should maybe do a “breaking into comics for the super-shy” blog post.

firstsecondbooks:

(I have taken this photo of the awesomeness that is TCAF from blogTO.)

If you are a comics-creating person, it is possible that one of your goals is to have publishers notice you!  Because some day (perhaps now) you have a book that it’d be great if they could publish.

What are good ways to to make this happen? Here are five easy tips from the folks at First Second! http://www.firstsecondbooks.com/behind-the-scenes/make-publishers-notice-you/

Some good advice on getting publishers to notice you. I did #1, and none of the other things, so if you were like me, incredibly socially awkward & terrified of people late into my 20s, there is hope for you. Now I’m fine & feel somewhat okay talking to strangers at conventions, but I remember reading advice like “go to parties, make friends with publishers” when I was first trying to get published and feeling like that was the most impossible mountain to climb.

People who are comfortable approaching other people at conventions from day 1, I am envious of you! ;)

I should maybe do a “breaking into comics for the super-shy” blog post.

lol my brain sometimes

Tags: comics