i remember the first time i read 13 reasons why. i was 16, and in troubles. nurse recommanded me this book. at the time, i just got out of a abusive relationship. i had to stay in an addiction shelter because all of the shit that happened to me made me depressed, and suicidal. i had a permission once a month. i could go back to my family just for 48 hours and pretend to be fine. like nothing happend to me. but once, i did it. i took a bunch of pills and drink half of a bottle of vodka to try to end the pain. luckily, my mom came home earlier this day. i was already unconscious, but my heart was still beating. i woke up in a hospital bed, alone. my family, they were forbidden to see me. when i asked the nurse for how many hours, she smiled and said “sweetie, no one will visit you for two weeks”. three days later, when they thought i was recovered from what i did, they asked me why. i just said i couldn’t face it anymore. that all of the hits i took from him destroyed me. that i couldn’t take it anymore, that i was afraid to see him and go through this again. that i wanted the pain to leave. forever.
that’s when they asked me if i ever thought of my folks. “how do you think they will react?”, “i don’t know” i said.
“their lifes are never gonna be the same. they will ask themselves if they could have done something differently”, “i don’t care” i said.
And i meant it. By this time, i didn’t freaking care about what they would have feel if i really did it because all i care about was to be in peace.
Then, i went back to this addiction shelter. I still had the same nurse. When i saw her, something was different. She didn’t wear that eyeliner anymore and her hair were not as shiny as they were. She looked real tired. She came to me and gave me that book. She said “read it. don’t act like you’re her. act like your parents, your classmates, your friends are her parents, her classmates, her friends. you’ll see the pain you’ll cause if you don’t fight this.”
So i did read it. all over again over those two weeks. And i never try to kill myself again. Not that i didn’t want to end the suffer anymore but because i didn’t want to start their suffering.
So thank you Jay Asher, for allowing me to live my life.
Now, 6 years later, i’m okay. Not everyday, and it’s okay. There’s always be bad days. It’ll be a part of mde for the rest of my life, but i’m okay, i got over this darkness.


Hecknomancy — The magical art of countering opposing spells and actions.

I drew these to be part of a pdf supplement for Adventure Hooks, an upcoming book of tabletop game prompts by Tyler Crumrine!  In time I’ll have a preorder link for anyone interested; for now, have this….. hecknomancer (I love this concept, I love it)


Sheridan Animation Third year group, DONKEY ISLE PRODUCTIONS’ LUCHADORABLE (2016).

Betty hopes that her first babysitting gig will be easy, but is she prepared for the smack-down of the century?

Gabriel Arrellaga, Vincent Carlos, Kennith Concelos, DJ Crumrine, Caleb Eshetu, Rachel Gorman, Robyn Lee, Sophia Li, Alex Phan, Alanna Train, Frank Yao, Annie Zeng

anonymous asked:

Do you admire/read other comics? What comic/ comic artists influence you?

Anon! I’ve been a comic fan since I was like, ten. Archie, Disney comics, and X-Men. I have every book from Age of Apocalypse in a storage crate somewhere. Went through a Doctor Strange phase. Superhero comics are mostly such garbage though (sorry, strong opinion, don’t hate me), I was sick of them by high school and switched to indy stuff. Strangers in Paradise, Bone, The Maxx. Manga didn’t really exist in the states yet but when it began to trickle over I was able to start collecting and reading Ranma ½, Sanctuary, Parasyte, Ice Blade, eventually Blade of the Immortal. I read Mixx magazine, if any of you oldwads remember that.

Read a shortie called Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot over and over because I loved the horror and the art of it so much. I met Geoff Darrow at a con in March, it was amazing, I bought the new edition of Rusty from him and forgot to pay and choked on my own uvula when he thought I was trying to steal it. Courtney Crumrin is a joy, Preacher, Stray Bullets, the occasional superhero miniseries - very fond of 1602, The Oath, Triumph and Torment, and Thor:Vikings. Alan Moore is great, especially V for Vendetta, Watchmen, and From Hell. Nausicaa is the best fantasy comic that’s ever been done. Monster is great, Trigun, Hellsing, Berserk.

Right now I’m reading RASL which is okay, but before that I read through The Fountain and Pluto which were both fantastic.

I’ve never really been able to find a webcomic that’s gripped my soul. I was very fond of Shadoweyes for a while but it went on hiatus and I haven’t read it in years. This is not to say there aren’t a bunch of wonderful titles out there, I just have weird tastes. I also really hate reading on a screen, I come out of a print book tradition. I was long-stapling my own zines and ashcans in high school.

Favourite comic artists include Glenn Fabry, Naoki Urasawa, Hayao Miyazaki, Jo Chen.

Comics are life. A lot of webcomic creators aren’t reading the good ones though. Go to a comic shop! :)


Courtney Crumrin has learned a lot about magic after moving in with her great uncle Aloysius, and her education is far from over. Enter the Coven of Mystics, Hillsborough’s mystical council, who ensure witches and wizards don’t abuse their powers. Though sometimes things fall out of their jurisdiction… and when a night creature is blamed for crimes against the community, they’ll do everything in their power to see justice done. Only one problem—the creature is innocent. But can Courtney find the real culprit before the Coven intervenes?
JANUARY 24 / 144 Pages / Softcover, 6” x 9” / All Ages / Fantasy / $12.99

A comiXologist Recommends:
Kate Kasenow recommends Princess Ugg #1

Ted Naifeh is already known for fantastic tales that throw fantasy tropes out the nearest window, but Princess Ugg #1, published by onipress, takes it up a notch, introducing us to a new princess that doesn’t seem to know the meaning of the word…yet.

At story’s beginning, we meet Ügla, Princess of Grimmeria, daughter of warriors, and stranger to luxury. Simultaneously, we’re given a glimpse of the Princess of Atraesca, but we need only this glimpse to see that this maiden fair is everything the stereotypical princess should be—the complete opposite of Ügla. The entire issue focuses on the dichotomy of these two girls, who are to attend the same educational institution, setting up a story that will surely be full of action as well as hijinks.

Naifeh’s writing is mythic in its scope but lively in its tone and each character speaks with a unique voice. What really shines throughout this issue is Naifeh’s unique artistic style, which illustrates the tiniest details beautifully. Warren Wucinich’s colors compliment both the story and the world with vibrant palettes and touches of atmosphere that draw us in, panel by panel, to this new world.

If the delivery of this first issue’s story is any indication, this series promises to be both fun and illuminating. Much like his previous works, such as the Courtney Crumrin series, Naifeh is sure to focus on the virtues his characters will learn from one another, though not in ways we might suspect.

Follow their adventure here for more action from the wee bonny berserker, Princess Ugg!

[Read Princess Ugg #1 Here!]

For fans of: action, female leads, fantasy

Kate Kasenow is a comics artist from Indiana currently living in Manhattan. She works at ComiXology as a Lead Digital Editor and spends most of her spare time re-reading J. R. R. Tolkien.


Original Crumrine DUSTY RHODES Nameplate Found, Reunited with Original Big Gold Belt!

How great is this? Cody Rhodes posted the above photos with the following message over on his Twitter page:

“If you’ve read ‘Big Gold’ by Dick Bourne, you know the nameplate for my Father was never on the actual title after my Father defeated Ric at The GAB’. It was rumored to not even exist, but it was ordered and it does exist. I found it in a cigar-box. And on the eve of the 30th ANNIVERSARY and with @HeyHeyItsConrad ’s help, it officially goes on the original ‘Big Gold’.

The ‘hard times’ for you Pop are over. Just good times ahead sir.”

The reason that this is such a big deal for wrestle-nerds like myself is the mere fact that no one outside of Jim Crockett Promotions has ever seen this nameplate before. The original NWA World Heavyweight Championship was a special order from the Crumrine Jewelers out in Reno, NV and only a handful of name-plates were ever purchased from that same company to fit the Big Gold Belt. Until today, the only nameplates people knew existed for sure were “RICK FLAIR” (sic), “RIC FLAIR” and “STINGER”. Order receipts for both a “DUSTY RHODES” and a “RONNIE GARVIN” Crumrine nameplate do exist, but no one had photographic evidence of them since the plates never were officially fastened onto the championship during either Rhodes or Garvin’s reign.

Very cool find!

candy-corpse  asked:

Hello miss supreme vampire witch queen mam, I was wondering if you could recommend me some gothy comics like Jthm, lenore, or even 30 Days of night?

Gothy comic recommendations? I am assuming that you’ve read all of The Sandman, right? RIGHT? Don’t make your Auntie Jilli summon the butler with the smelling salts.

Other comics of gothy interest, off the top of my head:

  • The Crow (again, obvious, but some people haven’t read it.)
  • Gloomcookie
  • Courtney Crumrin
  • Cursed Pirate Girl
  • The mangas for Vampire Kisses
  • The two miniseries of the Death comics: Death: The High Cost of Living and Death: The Time of Your Life
  • Books of Magic (the original 4 issue run.)
  • The Witching Hour (nothing to do with the Anne Rice novel.)

… and now I’m drawing a blank. Suggestions from the rest of you?

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The Heart of Rock n' Roll is Jill Beaton

Portland, OR (February 21, 2014) – It is with a heavy heart that Oni Press announces the medical retirement of longtime editor Jill Beaton. Since starting with the company in 2007, Beaton has been an integral part of the Oni Press team. Beaton oversaw a body of work that includes acclaimed and best-selling titles like Ted Naifeh’s Courtney Crumrin, John Allison’s Bad Machinery, R Stevens’ Diesel Sweeties, and the recent smash hit Letter 44 by Charles Soule and Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque, among many, many others.

 "Jill brought me into the Oni Press family via Letter 44, and helped to guide that project from a silly little verbal pitch I gave her in Chicago years ago into a series that I think is among the finest work I’ve ever done,” said writer Charles Soule. “She is a fantastic editor who navigated the inevitable hiccups from pitch to production with endless grace and skill, and that book - and many, many other incredible stories over the years - simply wouldn’t be as good as they are if she hadn’t put her definitive Jill Beaton stamp on them.“

 “Every single page she touched was the better for it,” added Diesel Sweeties creator R Stevens. “I couldn’t have done what I did without her.”

 Beaton possessed a lauded acumen of traditional editorial skills, but her abilities reached far beyond those conventional bounds. Imbued with the warmth and effervescence typically eroded from most editors by deadlines and wanton caffeine abuse, Beaton spearheaded the acquisition and development of a number of all-ages titles such as Joey Weiser’s Mermin, Joshua Williamson and Vinny Navarrete’s Sketch Monsters, and Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir, and Emma Vieceli’s Avalon Chronicles, to name a few.

 “Jill has been a great friend and, more importantly, a skilled taskmaster, gently coaxing me to do my best work, helping me brainstorm, catching my many mistakes, and always, always reminding me that I’m good at this job,” said Courtney Crumrin creator Ted Naifeh. “I only hope I gave her the same encouragement.”

Beaton also became responsible for one of Oni Press’ most popular convention fixtures, the “Make Your Own Monster Panel.” Creating an opportunity for children of all ages to create fantastic creatures with comics creators like Naifeh, Navarrete, and Double Fine Action Comics’ Scott C. Held at multiple conventions across the country, the “Make Your Own Monster Panel” became a runaway hit and symbolizes Beaton’s commitment to filling the world with as many creative, inspiring, and downright fun comics as possible.

Though she’s stepping down due to continuing health issues, Jill will always be a part of the Oni Press family. Her dedication and talent will echo through the halls and hearts of the Oni Press offices forever.

“Jilly is one of the kindest, most compassionate, and intelligent people I’ve had the pleasure of encountering in my 15 years in comics,” concluded Oni Press Editor in Chief James Lucas Jones. “Her insights, her humor, her dedication, and her heart have been fixtures of my daily life for so long, I honestly can’t imagine what things will be like without her. Her love of the comics and creators of Oni Press will be felt forever. We miss her already.”

Young reader comic recommendations

At conventions, I get a lot of parents & librarians asking me what titles I recommend for young readers.  I made this list a few years ago (and have been caaasually tending to it since).  I make quarter-sheet print-outs of the list before conventions and have them on-hand to make those conversations super quick and easy for both parties. 
It just occurred to me that others might like to use this list for the same thing, or just be interested for themselves.  Feel free to edit, add to, and use it as you see fit.  Would also be interested to know what others recommend!

All Ages Comic Recommendations
Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi
Bone by Jeff Smith
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Card Captor Sakura and Angelic Layer by CLAMP
Dragon Puncher by James Kochalka
Owly by Andy Runton
Mouse Guard by David Petersen
Saint Tail by Megumi Tachikawa
Smile and Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

Teen Comic Recommendations
Adventure Time by Ryan North & Braden Lamb
American Born Chinese, Level Up, and Boxers by Gene Luen Yang
Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol
Astronaut Academy by Dave Roman
Atomic Robo by Brian Clevinger & Scott Wegender
Azumanga Daioh and Yotsuba by Kiyohiko Azuma
Courtney Crumrin and Polly & the Pirates by Ted Naifeh
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Drama by Raina Telgemeier
Friends with Boys and The War at Ellsmere by Faith Erin Hicks
Koko Be Good by Jen Wang
Lost at Sea and Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O’Malley
Lumberjanes by Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, & Noelle Stevenson
Mercury, Gray Horses, and A Wrinkle in Time by Hope Larson
Primates by Jim Ottaviani & Maris Wicks
Relish by Lucy Knisley
Same Difference by Derek Kirk Kim
Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane by Sean McKeever and various artists
Super Pro K.O. by Jarrett Williams
Teen Titans Go! by J Torres
Ultimate Spider-Man by Brian Michael Bendis & Mark Bagley
Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakai
Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke