( Please give @amphibizzy a huge round of applause for the epic introductory comic above! Her skills are are seriously top notch! <3)
For starters, a question that was commonly posed through Log Date’s run was: What exactly is a Zine? A Zine is, in this context, a fan-illustrated & organized art book! Think of a fancy picture book, but in this case, entirely devoted to Lapis Lazuli! Of course, as before, to be printed as a soft-cover, physical copy book chock full of incredible artwork!
Yes! Unlike Log Date Zine 2016, this Zine, Ocean Gem Zine 2017 is a Zine entirely devoted to the water wielding Gem, Lapis Lazuli from Steven Universe! So, if that happens to be your jam, here’s what to do next!
Artist sign ups are officially open! Don’t make pieces yet, of course, since once the panel of meep morpists is selected, I’ll then provide the template & rubric you’ll need to get started! To sign up, please provide the following to the email firstname.lastname@example.org with:
-The name you’d like to go by!
-Your tumblr url/or other web address that you commonly use, and a means for me to take a look at any past art you’ve created! Steven Universe or otherwise!, of course, you don’t have to draw Lapis exclusively to be considered for the Zine! *Note, please use an email that you frequently check, as that will be my primary way to keep in touch! 8D
Artist sign ups will be open for approximately two weeks! So, from 4/28 to 5/14 12am EST, so until then, send in those submissions! :)
Please note that all art will be kept PG, as per the general spirit of the show! As for shipping, I’d like to keep the Zine ship-free, so everyone can enjoy it, but drawing Lapis with other Gem’s is certainly okay, and of course, encouraged! Additionally, this Zine is intended to be a Lapis appreciation Zine, so while art featuring Malachite/pieces alluding to time spent in the mirror,etc. will be accepted, I’d very much appreciate if such content didn’t overun the Zine, and content intended to portray copious abuse will not be allowed/considered.
Furthermore, the point here is to have fun with it! Draw Lapis as a crossing guard for ducklings, or doing a radical skateboard kick-flip, that sort of thing! The ultimate goal of this Zine is to give Lapis her time in the spotlight, and I’m beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to host yet another Zine for the Steven Universe community!
《29042017 • Last Week of April spread • 🎧 : Wine - Suran》
I haven’t posted a new bullet journal spread in a while. So here’s this week’s spread. I’m very happy with how this turned out. It was inspired by @holylantern and spirited away. I’ll possibly do a my neighbour totoro spread in the future :’)
Hi everyone! Very excited to announce that today we launched a fundraiser for the Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre —this time with Thor: Ragnarok. This is a non-profit arts organization that not only supports striving actors, but provides free and low-cost performances to underserved children, families and senior citizens. We’re raffling off some pretty sweet prizes, as well as a chance for you and a friend to win a trip to meet me at the premiere of Thor: Ragnarok. Check it out! raize.net/tu-mark
-While clocking in, I heard my coworker mention “busting a move in the bathroom.” My legal team has advised me to disclose that this is an entirely unrelated fact, but I have finally found the title for my upcoming debut ska EP.
-A child was rolled away after his mother’s purchase, and not a moment too soon. The forty-something woman behind them had some constructive-adjacent criticism for him and began to aggressively mock his inability to tell apart characters from Thomas the Tank Engine. I aspire to be like this woman, such a strong authority on a subject as to shamelessly school a toddler for such an elementary mistake.
-Today, I am confronting an entity I despise nearly as fervently as the Minions. At the start of my shift, I found myself stationed next to a Boss Baby display of unsettling proportions. I came to terms with this at 11:33, a fact I took note of, as I began a timer to see how long I could go before punting the arrogant entrepreneur all the way to electronics.
-A full roll of stickers was delivered to my lane. I am glad my brand is known enough that my coworkers know what to do when faced with fresh stickers. However, not to look a gift-manager in the mouth, I do wish I had options other than Christmas designs in July.
-A sweet grandmother was very excited about her purchase: a cozy onesie of a bear for her grandson. She raved about how cute it was, and how it even had a small top hat. I am very pleased for her, but I am unsure whether or not it is my place to break the news that she is dressing the boy up as a grizzly demonic animatronic from a franchise decidedly not meant to be marketed this heavily to grade-schoolers.
-It is no secret that I take great joy in riding our motorized shopping carts. Today I have been blessed with enough opportunity to hone my craft into a true art. I organized the cart return area without once dismounting my trusty steed and even took to the untamed wilderness of the parking lot to retrieve an abandoned one. All of the smooth maneuvers I have nailed today are proof that I would make a perfect getaway driver, and I am just one killer track away from being the Baby of shopping center heists.