Sunday, April 13, 2014

ryannorth:

Super cute!

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
kateordie:

Lumberjanes drops today, you guys! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?
I’ve been posting a lot about this series, because I am just so excited. First off, it’s created by an amazing team of badass ladies - It’s co-written by Grace Ellis (Intern Grace of Autostraddle) and Noelle Stevenson (who you know as Gingerhaze and the creator of Nimona), was co-created by Adventure Time and Regular Show editor Shannon Watters, and is being drawn by amazing AT/RS artist Brooke Allen. Not a single symmetrical haircut between them, and I love it.
More than that, it’s a story about five best friends at summer camp fighting MONSTERS. A little bit Gravity Falls, a dash of Babysitter’s Club, some riot grrrl attitude - and so much fun. It’s all-ages! It’s awesome!
And, on a more personal level, it is just so much GIRL POWER. You open the credits page on Lumberjanes and take a scan over those names - pretty much everybody who worked on the book is a tough lady. The cover artists were chosen from the massive pool of talented women working in indie and webcomics, and they are SO GOOD.
A whole bunch of awesome ladies making a comic about awesome ladies, but for everyone. Representation matters, and it does the heart good. Plus, it’s just super funny and wonderful. Pick it up, check it out! Wear plaid and tweet it at @Lumberjanes - the Valkyries will be doing it all day.
(Oh, and lastly - each issue deals with the girls earning a scout badge, and I designed ‘em!)

kateordie:

Lumberjanes drops today, you guys! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?

I’ve been posting a lot about this series, because I am just so excited. First off, it’s created by an amazing team of badass ladies - It’s co-written by Grace Ellis (Intern Grace of Autostraddle) and Noelle Stevenson (who you know as Gingerhaze and the creator of Nimona), was co-created by Adventure Time and Regular Show editor Shannon Watters, and is being drawn by amazing AT/RS artist Brooke Allen. Not a single symmetrical haircut between them, and I love it.

More than that, it’s a story about five best friends at summer camp fighting MONSTERS. A little bit Gravity Falls, a dash of Babysitter’s Club, some riot grrrl attitude - and so much fun. It’s all-ages! It’s awesome!

And, on a more personal level, it is just so much GIRL POWER. You open the credits page on Lumberjanes and take a scan over those names - pretty much everybody who worked on the book is a tough lady. The cover artists were chosen from the massive pool of talented women working in indie and webcomics, and they are SO GOOD.

A whole bunch of awesome ladies making a comic about awesome ladies, but for everyone. Representation matters, and it does the heart good. Plus, it’s just super funny and wonderful. Pick it up, check it out! Wear plaid and tweet it at @Lumberjanes - the Valkyries will be doing it all day.

(Oh, and lastly - each issue deals with the girls earning a scout badge, and I designed ‘em!)

Sunday, April 6, 2014
beatonna:

Here is the last part of the short story Ducks
You can get to the other four parts here
On Monday, I’ll post them all together so they can be easily shared as a whole thing, but here is the end for those who have been reading for now.

I’m not sure if I’ve said this before, but Kate Beaton is probably my favorite person working in comics right now. Probably even in my top 5 of anyone working in comics ever. I’ve read all of Hark! a Vagrant online, bought the books, and even a cool Venus playing the banjo t-shirt. But these autobiographical comics are what I like the best. They just make me feel things other comics don’t, and that’s a mark of quality author to me.

beatonna:

Here is the last part of the short story Ducks

You can get to the other four parts here

On Monday, I’ll post them all together so they can be easily shared as a whole thing, but here is the end for those who have been reading for now.

I’m not sure if I’ve said this before, but Kate Beaton is probably my favorite person working in comics right now. Probably even in my top 5 of anyone working in comics ever. I’ve read all of Hark! a Vagrant online, bought the books, and even a cool Venus playing the banjo t-shirt. But these autobiographical comics are what I like the best. They just make me feel things other comics don’t, and that’s a mark of quality author to me.

Saturday, April 5, 2014
HOW DID I GET HERE?

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Friday, April 4, 2014
theavc:

The A.V. Club wants to know: What’s it like to be a Suicide Girl?

True story, I went to high school with a girl who later ended up as a Suicide Girl.  I never saw it, but I was friends with her back on MySpace and she posted some non-nude out takes.  Coincidentally, I was talking about her last weekend and then she showed up on Facebook under the “people you may know” section, so I friended her. I’m not going to look up her Suicide Girls photo set, but judging by her Facebook, it seems like she is doing a lot of cool art stuff up in Columbus and I am way more into that.

theavc:

The A.V. Club wants to know: What’s it like to be a Suicide Girl?

True story, I went to high school with a girl who later ended up as a Suicide Girl. I never saw it, but I was friends with her back on MySpace and she posted some non-nude out takes. Coincidentally, I was talking about her last weekend and then she showed up on Facebook under the “people you may know” section, so I friended her. I’m not going to look up her Suicide Girls photo set, but judging by her Facebook, it seems like she is doing a lot of cool art stuff up in Columbus and I am way more into that.

historicaltimes:

State Street in Chicago, photographed by Stanley Kubrick for Look Magazine, 1949

historicaltimes:

State Street in Chicago, photographed by Stanley Kubrick for Look Magazine, 1949

Thursday, April 3, 2014
cosmic-arkestry:

Wonder Woman by Nathan Fox

cosmic-arkestry:

Wonder Woman by Nathan Fox

My time is worth (no) money

As it so often happens, some of my friends got in an argument on Facebook.  Usually, it involves something unimportant, but today it was about whether our generation and people our age, or around our age, were lazy, unproductive and egotistical.  This just so happened to coincide with a discussion I had with other friends about collaborating on a Hannibal themed zine.  The whole thing got my blood boiling for various reasons.

I do not think that people as a whole are lazy or unproductive, and certainly not everyone who do things do them for purely egotistical reasons.  What I think the problem is that people simply do things in private, you know, as hobbies.  Or, they do things as volunteer work.  The thing is people do stuff all the time, they just don’t report on them constantly because there is no need.  Sure, now with social media people do advertise what they did (I certainly do whenever I accomplish something or I have an opinion I want to share and nobody is around), but I don’t believe that everyone who does so is doing it out of purely egotistical reasons, and to say so is being overly cynical.  People want to report on what they do because they are proud of what they have accomplished or produced.  That’s why I do it, and I’m fairly sure most of my friends and acquaintances do it too.  We want to share it with you because we are proud of what we have done and think you would like it.

All of this made me circle back to exchanges that have occurred over the past few months.  I volunteered to help plan a festival and when I talked about with some friends the first question I got asked was, “Are you getting paid?” and “Why do it?”  That, I think, is why people are seen as lazy and unproductive.  People, not everyone, think that their time is worth something.  They’ve been told this by society, that if you are doing something, you sure as shit better be getting paid for it.  The thing is, it really isn’t worth anything, at least monetarily.  What you do and what you produce are only worth what you think it is worth.  If you paint something and want to charge $5 for it, go ahead.  That is your choice.  If a group of people want to make a zine and hand it out to friends, awesome.  You should do what you want to do, be proud of it, and not expect anything in return.  If you can somehow turn that into a money making endeavor, cool, but that should not be the end goal.  I sometimes write goofy stories and share them with friends, but I have no dreams of making money off of it.  I just do it to make something that I enjoy and, I hope, my friends enjoy too.  THAT should be your ultimate goal.

TL;DR Don’t be a cynical ass and you’re not getting rich from your hobby.  

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
GPOY

GPOY

Monday, March 31, 2014

Clearing up Some Misconceptions About Wonder Woman

dcwomenkickingass:

One of my favorite guest posters, Tim Hanley, has taken his love of comics to a new level. This week his book about Wonder Woman becomes available. I’ve read a copy and if you like Wonder Woman or woman in comics, you need to read this book. Buy it here. To celebrate the release, Tim is guest posting again and this time he takes on some misconceptions about Wonder Woman and her world.

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Tim’s thoughts follow.

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This man really knows his Wonder Woman.  Also, this book is on my list of “To Reads” for the summer.