TAAAAAKE OOOON MEEEEEE……
Art School consumption of graphic media:
Wow these proportions are so bad this artist is terrible how do they get work we should all redline these to show how much better we could do them if they hired people like us
Professional Life consumption of graphic media:
"Poor dude probably had to draw like eighty panels that day, I hope he didn’t have to spend his whole weekend doing weird revisions marketing came up with"
in bathtubs full of
Charles Bukowski (via bittersweetsongs)
Wow bukowski so profound do you also bathe fully clothed you dickhead. “Oohh isn’t it funny that a person will eat when they’re hungry but will duck if you throw an apple at their face”
My entry for an art show at local shop Hub Comics www.hubcomics.com/ celebrating sailor moon.
Perfect style. Can’t believe they got Tien for GQ… sick
It’s common, even amongst well-meaning people. I’ve been seeing a lot of (white) friends/randos/whoever analyze the black condition lately, and there’s often this weird tinge, like they’re looking at captured creatures. (Which you could make a case for, but I’m not flowery enough to pull that off.) A lot of “I could never understand the burden, it must be so tough to go on living,” like. (You can understand it, and it’s not tough. I can’t eat pound cake or listen to Trina when I’m dead. It ain’t a fair trade, but we take what we can get.)
But it all comes back to the same thing: the stories we tell about black people are often about black trauma, and because those stories are dominant, they become the norm, not part of a whole. It’s slavery, whips & chains (in the slave and/or rapper sense), black-on-black crime, cop-on-black crime, etc etc. So people think that, in order for fictional black experiences to be correct or believable, they have to tick those boxes. It’s why black comics characters used to have to occasionally encounter racism or lady heroes kick some dude in the nuts after being catcalled/demeaned. And it’s like, yeah, that stuff happens, but it ain’t all that happens. I’ve got some personal stuff going on that’s tearing me up, but I still spend a lot of time eating gummy Life Savers, watching Seinfeld on DVD, and thinking about Lupin III.
It would be like if somebody read a comic and was just SHOCKED that the white guys in it didn’t go out of their way to…white people stereotypes are kinda crappy and not funny, mainly because they’re pretty toothless, but I guess playing an acoustic guitar at a party or driving Camaros or something. That does happen, but I imagine white dudes also spend time doing things normal people do, too.
Twitter/Tumblr/social media in general I think go a long way toward normalizing black life for people, I think/hope/pray, but we gotta keep on telling better stories until this kinda thing is left behind, ‘cause we’re up against 400 years of inertia
Tybalt drawing from Ronald Wimberlys Prince of Cats. A comics master class of a book. And some of the best sword fights in comics.
I was asked in an interview once: You’re writing another book with a female lead? Aren’t you afraid you’re going to be pigeonholed? And I thought, I write a team superhero book, an uplifting solo hero book, I write a horror-western, and I write a ghost story. What am I gonna be pigeonholed as?
Has a man in the history of men ever been asked if he was going to be pigeonholed because he wrote two consecutive books with male leads? Half of the population is women. I lose my temper here. And it’s certainly not at you. It’s just this pervasive notion that “white male” is the default. And you have to justify any variation from it.
|—||Kelly-Sue stating the fucking obvious to anyone who actually pays attention and being no less inspiring for it. Hero. (via kierongillen)|
All the food friends together! (Rendered pixelly to cut down the file size)