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I put my comic “A Lesson in Survival” up for pay-what-you-want on Gumroad!

From the description: “A selection of two-panel daily comics made in November, 2012, created for 30 Days Comics Month (for more info, The comics are made from a mix of paint, blue pencil, black sharpie and an inkjet printer running low.

I had this in print for a short time in 2013, but now I’m bringing it back as a digital edition!

All text is taken from Joni Mitchell’s 1972 album For the Roses (highly recommended listening).”

yo shout out to everyone in fandom who can’t write or draw or make pretty graphics. to the ppl who post head canons bc they don’t know how to write a story or draw it. to the ppl who post fanmixes with no covers bc they don’t know to make them. to the ppl who can only leave comments bc they love the stories and art but don’t make them. to the ppl too shy to comment who just like and reblog and leave kudos.

all of you are just as integral to fandom as the ppl who write 100k fics and draw comics and create elaborate art and graphics. without ppl like you everyone else would just be shouting into the void without any feedback whatsoever. you are literally the reason why ppl create–bc your head canons inspire, bc your fanmixes can provide just as many feels as a long fic, bc your responses (no matter how small) encourage.

anonymous asked:

Tell me a story

Once upon a time, there was a Deoxys, and they were very good at creating characters. Many fell in love with these characters and even declared some as their favorite until one fateful day, when the Deoxys took the characters, created angsty as shit comics and obliterated the emotions of their readers.

The end, go the fuck to sleep.

anonymous asked:

as a white cisgendered male who wants to create comics, i'm keenly aware of the fact there's overabundance of other cisgendered white bros doing the same thing - but I think my story has a chance to resonate with people and be powerful. how do i tell my story, but also try to be in a place where i'm not part of the larger diversity problem? do i combat that by trying to include different kinds of people in my story? or am doing a disservice by (potentially) not doing right by those people?

Here’s how I’m looking at things lately: the diversity issue is not the responsibility of talent, but of management. I’m going to talk this out, and hopefully it makes sense. I don’t think I’ve had to say this aloud yet, beyond blue-skying it at lunch with comics people.

I think the problem isn’t the overabundance of one voice so much as the system that leads to the overabundance of one voice. Like, there’s nothing actually wrong with stories from white dudes, it’s more that we get 90% that and 10% this (if I was smarter I’d have leveraged “10% dis” here somehow so I could stay On brand). Something more even, even just 70/30, would make a tremendous difference, and I don’t really see how one person can make a difference in the scheme of things. If there was a real movement (there isn’t) geared toward people taking one for the team, that would be one thing, but I can’t really ask or expect somebody to do something and hold back their self in the hopes that it might have a result down the line. Personal choice is fine, though.

Anyway, the duty (used very lightly) of a content creator in any medium is to tell their story to the very best of their ability via the means they have available to them. There is only so much change one person can force, barring being a tremendous break-out success, and to expect more…ehhh, I dunno. Every time somebody intentionally sets themselves up as a hero, they fall flat on their face. Hubris kills.

The balance is the issue, to my mind. One guy making a comic in his basement or whatever has orders of magnitude less power than organizations, more specifically, orders of magnitude less hiring power.

Hiring power is what shapes the face of something, what sets what you see in a situation, more so than creative choices. What you’re asking, the overabundance, that’s not really something a single person can fix. Someone with hiring power, however, can look at six holes in their line, twelve creators, and choose who gets to fill those holes.

Right now, those holes are mainly filled by white dudes because that’s who the current people with hiring power know (and what the specific market we’re talking about expects via decades of training, but that’s another convo). A Rooney Rule of some sort would help, but really, it’s more a matter of making sure that every voice is elevated to the level of the established voices to me than diminishing one to raise the rest. People have to know that they are wanted or accepted before they show up, so you have to actively seek things out (because they already exist, trust) and be vocal to change the culture. “Our doors are open” only goes so far when the town looks like a sundown town from the outside looking in, you know?

All this is easier said than done, though. Inertia sucks.

If you’ve got a story, tell it. Avoid the disservice by doing it as well as you can, understand that diversity on paper is very useful but not as provably helpful as diversity behind the page, and don’t try to use your story’s diversity to shame fans into buying it!



I’m really bad creating comics, and my written english is the worst ever, but I have so much fun drawing them so.. I hope you like it anyway xD

32-bitgeek asked:

Hey, I was wondering if it's alright if you can answer two questions? 1: Did you do any projects before creating Lackadaisy, like other comics and what-not? 2: Do you have any advice for people who want to start making stuff, like comics, web comics or anything art related?

1: I did. I was working on a heavily illustrated writing project before Lackadaisy, but it was something I had started in my mid-teens. By the time I was in my twenties, it felt like a leftover from childhood that I was trying to contort into something that it really wasn’t, so I set it aside and moved on to the next thing.

2: Start making stuff. Maybe not your beloved masterwork to start with, but make yourself busy with smaller scale stuff you can experiment with like illustrating a short story or making a ten page comic. The best way to get comfortable with visual storytelling, weaving dialogue together with layouts, composition, pacing, and even just understanding how much work comic-making is, is to spend time doing it. Keep your eyes open and look at what other artists are doing too - see what’s possible, learn what’s effective and glean ideas about format, style, and all such things from the work you admire.


To be completely honest, I voiced this comic for three reasons.
1. I wanted to see how well I could play around with audacity until I could make my voice sound robotic.
2. I loved the art style in this comic.

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