Stumptown commissions! Superhero Girl, Batgirl, Poison Ivy, Katniss (Hunger Games), an OC, and Leon Kennedy from Resident Evil 4. *_* Really good requests, in all.
Catwoman © DC Comics
Artwork by me
The Kickstarter moves ever onward!
Check it out and show some love!
So perfect. ;_; I met Jen van Meter (writer of the amazing Oni Press comic Hopeless Savages) at Stumptown & she showed me some of Meredith’s pages from the new Hopeless Savage volume & I nearly died from awesome.
TCAaaaaFs. We will be there soon. Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong is debuting! Oh, it shall be crazypants. I <3 you Noreens!
A donation for the ABFFE Fund for Free Speech in Children’s Books. It will be auctioned off at BEA this year. Down with censorship!
Guys I will be at Stumptown Comic Festival this weekend!!! I’m very excited, so excited! (And slightly nervous. Am I cool enough for Stumptown? Probably not but whatever!)
I will be at table O01 and will have some things for sale, copies of Friends With Boys, Bigfoot Boy and The Adventures of Superhero Girl. I may have original artwork and prints, but I’m not sure at this point. Depends on what I can fit in my luggage. I would be happy to sign/draw in any books you bring with you. Dark Horse Comics will have copies of The Last of Us: American Dreams issue #1 for sale, and also additional copies of Superhero Girl.
Here’s my schedule:
2pm- Signing with Dark Horse at the Dark Horse booth. Bring whatever books you want, and there will be copies of The Last of Us:American Dreams #1 there.
Room B111, 3-3:45pm
Making Comics for Love & Money
Transitioning from making comics as a hobby to a full time job is a terrifying journey Faith Erin Hicks made over 5 years ago. Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl) and fellow artist Becky Cloonan will share what they have learned while making that transition, the importance of art related day jobs, making comics for yourself, the enduring question of art school, attracting editors, and what you might have to give up to make comics your career.
(Me n’ Becky, talkin’ up some comics, aw yes.)
Sunday, Room B111, 3-3:45pm
Looking Past the Target Audience: Gender, Race, and Geek
Conflicts over exclusion, and identity politics, and what makes a “real” geek have exploded into the mainstream media. Creators, curators, community leaders, and critics on the front lines including Rachel Edidin, Andy Khouri, Scotty Iseri, David Walker, Faith Erin Hicks, and Sfé M. examine the fight over geek identity and barriers to diversity in geek communities and media; and propose concrete steps toward a diverse and inclusive geek culture.
(I hope to be educated a bit by this panel! Should be interesting.)
Please come say hi to me! Who else will be there?
HBO andGuillermo del Toro are teaming on Monster, developing a potential series culled from a series of 18 volumes of Japanese Manga by author Naoki Urasawa published by Shogakukan Inc. Del Toro will co-write the story with Steven Thompson, best known for his work on Dr. Who andSherlock. Thompson will write the pilot, which del Toro intends to direct. The thriller is about the worldwide search by a young doctor for the most evil sociopath that has ever lived. He is a 12-year-old boy, and the doctor’s decision to save his life has unwittingly unleashed a Pandora’s Box that leaves the doc battling to stop a plot of mass genocide. This is certainly a departure for HBO, entering the Manga game, but for del Toro and Thompson, it allows them an incredible sandbox to play in. Del Toro will be executive producer and Thompson co-executive producer, with Angry Films’ partners Don Murphy and Susan Montford executive producing with Exile’s Gary Ungar. Shogakukan will be consulting producer.
not sure how to feel
i just whispered ‘no fucking way’ at my screen
YES YES YES YES YES
DO NOT TOUCH, an awesome short story by my Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong collaborator, Prudence Shen, is up on Tor.com! I did the illustration for the story, Noreen Rana did the ahhhmaaaaazing colours.
And in case you were wondering, here is a rough translation:
O, thou noble thief
Picking a fight with justice
Ever in Training
Require but a single shot
To steal whatever you like
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Here’s an untranslated 4pp sequence from Yoshikazu Yasuhiko’s manga Star of the Kurds (Kurdo No Hoshi), showing how a serious badass like Yaz can rock a very high panel count for energetic and powerful action-scene storytelling. (This approach, alas, is rather tougher for less skilled comics artists to emulate, as I can mournfully attest.)
Wow, the energy in these pages is amazing!