ruminate upon a single note

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.

michaelshillingburg:

All the food friends together! (Rendered pixelly to cut down the file size)

michaelshillingburg:

All the food friends together! (Rendered pixelly to cut down the file size)

tokyoform:

Tokyo 3241 on Flickr.
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Back in the day, Walter would, every once in a while, forget how to draw. Remember?" Louise said.

“Oh yeah,” Walter agreed. “That still happens occasionally. It’s like, ‘Oh my god, nothing I’m drawing looks any good anymore. My life is over as an artist.’ And what I realized, because I was an editor at the time, and had seen a lot of work go past me, was that when you hit this phase where suddenly your stuff, which looks just like it did yesterday, doesn’t look good to you anymore, it’s because your mind has made a leap. Your brain has gotten farther than your hand has learned to do it yet. But eventually, give it a few weeks, keep it up and you’ve made a leap in your own craft. That was a big help because it was so depressing when you realize you couldn’t draw anymore.

From an interview with Walt and Louise Simonson. (via twiststreet)

Exactly this. 

(via mckelvie)

tomscholes:


The Slav Epic, Alfons Mucha

Bucketlist. Plenty of close ups, but I think it’s great to feel the scale of these paintings, there are many many more I do believe…

tomscholes:

The Slav Epic, Alfons Mucha

Bucketlist. Plenty of close ups, but I think it’s great to feel the scale of these paintings, there are many many more I do believe…

leseanthomas:

A huge congrats to Coker Coop for reaching their goal for their Outcasts of Jupiter comic project! looking forward to the final product and can’t wait to get this book in my hands. There’s a few days left to contribute to stretch goals so feel free to chip in! #FamilyFirst https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cokercoop/outcasts-of-jupiter-1

leseanthomas:

A huge congrats to Coker Coop for reaching their goal for their Outcasts of Jupiter comic project! looking forward to the final product and can’t wait to get this book in my hands. There’s a few days left to contribute to stretch goals so feel free to chip in! #FamilyFirst 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cokercoop/outcasts-of-jupiter-1

m2manga:

The Sailor Scout, Fantasy RPG set!