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anonymous asked:

Which webcomics do you read and like? (if you read them of course)

DO I READ WEBCOMICS?!? WHO DO YOU THINK I AM? I don’t think anyone can be a good comic artist if they don’t read a billion comics. I feel like this list is just a fraction of good online comics out there, and I’m sure I’ve forgotten some really good ones, but without further ado, here’s:

~ARIEL’S ENORMOUS WEBCOMIC REC LIST~

Brainchild by Suzanne Geary

I’m so proud to have Brainchild as Witchy’s sister comic because it is SO AMAZING!!! Please read Brainchild if you like coming of age comics, cool mutants, mysterious powers and cute girls dating. Even if those aren’t usually your thing you should still check Brainchild out because Suzanne’s execution of the entire thing is fantastic! I’m so excited to see where it goes. Suzanne has a fantastic grip on colour and her panelling is always beautiful.

Knights Errant: Pavane by Jennifer Doyle

Knights Errant: Pavane is actually a reboot of the original, but let me tell you it is a reboot that WORKS. Jen is a fantastic storyteller and the pacing of Pavane compared to KE is amazing, and I’ve immediately been drawn into the world. Read if you like chivalry, political intrigue and queer knights! Jen’s pages always have this perfect balance to them, and I feel like they get the most out of every panel. 

Best Friends Forever by Mickey Quinn

If there is someone that really knows how to write a good character drama, it’s Mickey. BFF has been running for a couple of years and I swear every update leaves me crying and kicking the wall in sad, horny frustration. Recently BFF has switched from a traditional webcomic format to more of a serial, heavily illustrated story, but that doesn’t make it any less gripping. It deals with the fine line between intimate friendship and romance, sexuality, and all that other good high school drama stuff. It’s also incredibly stylish and cool!

HERO by Hwei

I’m pretty sure Hero is the comic on this list that I’ve been following the longest, and for good reason. I don’t think any comic has ever made me feel sadness and yearning as strongly as Hero has. The dialogue and prose is beautiful, as are the illustrations, and Hwei draws fantastic page layouts. The first time I discovered it I stayed up till 3 am reading it, and it still has a lot of sentimental value to me. This was one of the first comics I read that really made me want to work in comics.

Raedus by Yossra El Said

Yossra is a fantastic artist and I wish more people read her comic! She has such a great sense of colour that immerses me in the world so well. It’s still relatively early on, but the story follows two children and a mysterious man who can commune with the spirits of a long gone civilization, and it’s super intriguing. 

(I’m sorry I had to stop inserting pics here bc the post would be WAY too long and also it was eating up my day)

This Is Not Fiction by Nikki

TINF has travelled so far since I started reading it; back when it was a little high school collab project on Smackjeeves. Nikki has such a unique art style it’s such a joy to see what she does with her pages! It has another high school setting but is unlike any high school story I’ve read, where the main characters hunt down a mysterious author named Sydney Morgan. 

H&J by G.C Houle

H&J is a super stylish murder-mystery type comic where the two main characters, Helvetica and John, run a slapdash private investigation agency. The writing is hilarious, fun, and engaging and I am in love with Helvetica.

Kill Six Billion Demons by Orbitaldropkick

I only read KSBD last week but I was immediately hooked. It has the most beautifully, intricately detailed art I’ve ever seen, great colour, and some SUPER interesting world building elements based on indian and other deities. It’s just super dynamic and interesting and you should read if you love a good blood bath (conversely, avoid if you’re feint of heart. also warning because the first few pages have a bit of sexual cohersion)

Hotblood by Toril

GAY WESTERN ROMANCE WITH CENTAURS? how can anyone say no. Hotblood has a great sense of atmosphere, probably because of Toril’s nuanced colouring and the balance of slow and fast pacing. It’s rare in webcomics that there are just pages that give the audience time to breathe, and I really appreciate that in Hotblood.

Arboreta by Kara A

Another comic that’s still in early stages, Arboreta has begun with a beautiful slow pace reminiscent of a ghibli film. I love that it takes the time to linger on the little details of life and nature. 

Agents of the Realm by Mildred Louis

I have a weakness for magical girl stories, and Agents of the Realm is super promising. It has all the good stuff; magical amulets, scary monsters and weird and mysterious mentors, but at the same time feels more grounded in reality because of the down-to-earthedness of the characters.

Bouletcorp by Boulet

Boulet’s comics are weekly strips, but on a whole other level to what I’ve seen before. Most of it is slice of life stuff, but then he’ll knock you out of the park with a huge strip that keeps you scrolling for minutes, about a man who adventures down into the center of the earth. You never quite know what to expect when Boulet updates, apart from the fact that it’ll be amazing.

Balderdash! by Victoria Grace Elliot 

Do you like slice of life comics about witches and female friendships? then you should read Balderdash! It has a super cute art and some beautiful world building ideas, and a headstrong main character who just wants to bake.

Monster Pop! by Maya Kern

Another slice of life comic with some really great character development. I’m super invested in the lives and relationships of this cool, diverse cast of interesting monsters and humans. A lot of well executed queer relationships!

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Nimona just finished up and I recommend that everyone give it a read. It’s just an all around good comic. Great writing, great art, and some really sweet and unexpected character interactions. It subverts a lot of Hero/Villain tropes.

TJ & Amal by E.K. Weaver

TJ & Amal is another comic that finished recently and it was so, so amazing. I had been reading it from the very beginning and while I hated to see it go, it ended wonderfully. It is seriously one of the most subtle and wonderful comics out there, and E.K. Weaver has such a knack for small character details. I don’t know what you’re doing if you don’t read this comic!

Cucumber Quest by Gigi D.G.

If you’re into comics and you’re not reading Cucumber Quest hurry up!! do it now!!! It’s one of my favourites and has amazing art, hilarious writing and reminds me of my my favourite nintendo game so it feels cozy and comfortable and nostalgic to read. If you’ve ever played the Mario & Luigi RPGs or the Paper Mario games, I can bet that you’ll love this comic.

Octopus Pie by Meredith Gran

Another one of my faves, another one of those “how are you not reading this if you say you like comics” kind of comics. There are a lot of stories about young people living in New York but I want to say this is the best of them. Super hilarious when it wants to be, super poignant when it wants to be, the story about the mysterious visitor legit made me cry. One of the few things where I care about the straight characters smooching.

So SORRY this turned into a colossal post, I hope everyone who’s interested in broadening their comic horizons will take a look! each comic here is gold.

anonymous asked:

hey! do u have any particular inspiration for ur art? (era, artist, colours, w/e) it's rlly pretty!!

ty! and hmmm off the top of my head i think my biggest inspirations would beee

akira toriyama, katsuhiro otomo, sachin teng, gigi d.g., kaneoya sachiko, stevie borbolla, anatola howard, trip, millionfish, afu chan + shacklefunk

as for like specific eras i really admire classical portraits and like, 80s anime/manga stuff! 

A Trans Webcomic Masterpost

Want to learn about more webcomics? Look through my webcomic library here!

Have I not read one of the comics you love? Submit me your faves here!

(Also here’s a template for peeps to submit their comics with!)

Did I miss anything in my list? Have a masterlist you wanna see? Just wanna say hi? Send me an ask here!

If you enjoy any of these webcomics I encourage you to reblog this post or reblog their works. All of these wonderful creators deserve to have their stories seen and heard and you can help by just showing other people how amazing they are!

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Alphabet Soup ( @alphabetsoupcomic) ( Warning:Self Harm, Suicide)

Created by Emma Oosterhous

Summary:  This is a webcomic about YOU and your queer experiences.  From coming out to romance to everyday struggles, we’re chronicling it all.

  • Has stories from Trans Women, Trans Men, Nonbinary, Genderfluid, and Demigender People!

Godsblood ( @godsbloodcomic) (Site) (Tapastic)

Created by Fisher VanKirk ( @fishervk)

Summary: When Rivinie wakes up in the forest with a magical seal around her neck, she has no choice but to seek help. As she travels with Barlowe, a soldier-turned-guide, and Washa, the callous witch of the woods, she finds that her search for a cure goes deeper than expected.

  • Has Trans Women and Trans Men Characters!

Goodbye to Halos (Site)

Created by Valerie Halla ( @valeriehalla) (Patreon)

Summary: Goodbye to Halos is an action-adventure modern fantasy webcomic with an entire cast of queer characters, starring a gay trans girl and her weird friends!

  • Has Trans Women Main Character!

Khaos Komix (Site) ( Warning: Nudity, sexual content, Transphobia, Homphobia, Rape)

Created by Tab Kimpton (patreon)

Summary: a coming of age queer romance epic over 500 pages telling the stories of 8 teenagers.

  • Has Trans Woman and Trans Man Main Characters!

Rain (Smackjeeves) (Comic Fury) (Warning: Transphobia, homophobia, teen pregnancy)

Created by Jocelyn Samara DiDomenick

Summary: Rain is a slice-of-life/comedy/drama that follows the life of a teenage transgender girl named Rain, as she attempts to go through her senior year in high school identifying only as a woman. Along the way, she makes friends with an eclectic bunch of people of varying orientations and gender identities. See their stories filled with silly humor, teenage angst, occasional adult angst, copious amounts of love triangles, mockery of product names, complex relationships, tons and tons of dialogue, and sometimes a cute, little bunny.

  • Has Trans Women Main Character with other Trans Women, Trans Men, and Genderfluid Characters!

The Blue Valkyrie ( @bluevalkyriecomic) (Tapastic) (Comic Rocket)

Written By Emily Riesbeck ( @emilyriesbeck) (Patreon) and Art by David John Mitchell (Site)

Summary: Chloe Ritter was your ordinary queer, trans woman in Cream City. But when she suffers a traumatic experience at the hands of an old acquaintance, she discovers she has extraordinary abilities. With the help of her girlfriend, she dons a mask and begins protecting Cream City as The Blue Valkyrie. But it’s not easy to be a superhero: when community activists and ruthless businessmen go head to head, Chloe will have to discover what kind of hero the world truly needs.

  • Has Trans Women Main Character!

Validation (Site)

Created by Christian Beranek ( @christianberanek) (Patreon) Kelci Crawford (Site) ( @kelcid) (Patreon) and  Nick Beranek (Site) 

Summary:  Validation is the story of Ally, a transgender girl doing her best to live a fulfilling day-to-day life.

  • Has Trans Women and Trans Men Characters

Waterlily (Site) (Warning: Dysphoria)

Created by Tatiana Fiermonte ( @de-la-firemountain)

Summary: Waterlily is a short comic about a trans girl who grew up swimming and loving the water, but eventually had to leave it behind due to her body dysphoria and eventual transition. Deciding she’s ready to swim again, she and her girlfriend take a trip out to the beach, but, well… it’s not that simple.

  • Trans Woman Main Character!

Capsilade ( @capsilade)

Created by Xaan ( @xaandiir)

Summary:  Capsilade follows the lives of five queer twenty-year-olds who are trying to figure out their place in the world while getting into humorous situations and other drama.

  • Follows the life of a Bigender Character and their Trans Woman, Trans Man, Demigirl, and Agender Friends!

Cucumber Quest (Site)

Created by Gigi D.G.

Summary:  a comic about bunny kids going on adventures and having fun

  • Includes Trans Woman Character!

Demon House (Tapastic) ( @demon-house)

Created by Joanne Kwan (Patreon) (Ko-Fi)

Summary: Tula is a student just trying to get through her senior year of college. Little does she know that her new rental is inhabited by demons. Juggling her social life and these new roommates should be no problem.

Demon Street (Hiveworks) ( @demonstreet)

Created by Aliza Layne ( @alizabug) (Patreon)

Summary: three months ago, a few human neighborhoods from all over earth disappeared, leaving doorways to another world in their place. raina walks through one in search of her parents, her house, and all her neighbors, now missing. kate and celine escaped the stolen street and the human world, creating a new life for themselves in a city of monsters and magic.now sep, 12 years old and a goofy, self-taught explorer, stumbles into this intrigue months later than everyone else. he gets swept into raina’s quest, developing disquieting magic ties in the process.demon street is a fantasy adventure story about a world where human names can be traded or stolen away. kids fly on enormous winged ants, explore swamps and forests and a huge city, befriend monsters, fight horrible lizard swarms, and get crushes on each other.  It’s about quests and monsters and magic and choices.

  • Includes Trans Women and Nonbinary Characters!

Griefer Belt (  @grieferbeltcomic) (Tapastic) (Comic Rocket) (Warning: Sexual Nudity, Blood/gore)

Created by Kalesbug ( @kalesbug) (Patreon)

Summary: Scott works for The Belt, a black market company that deals in harvesting
and trading human organs. His boss and partner (in crime), Lars Van Allen
is heir to the organization but lacks certain abilities to properly run a business.

  • Includes Trans Women and Nonbinary Characters!

Les Normaux (Tapastic) ( @lesnormaux)

Created by Knight JJ ( @theartofknightjj) (Patreon) and AI ( @alababwa)

Summary: Les Normaux follows the life of a bunch of supernatural beings living in Paris after a human wizard named Sebastien moved to the city.
They each tell their own side of the story in their respective diaries.

  • Includes Trans Women, Agender, and Demigender Characters!

Monsters Crowd Creatures Call ( @monsterscrowdcreaturescall) (Tapastic)

Created by Void ( @trashyvoid)

Summary: Set in a fictional town called Havenhart, located in Indiana around 1984, MCCC follows the life of young monster teenagers and the threat of hunters

  • Includes Trans Women, Trans Men, and Nonbinary Characters!

Rock and Riot ( @rockandriotcomic)(Tapastic)

Created by Chelsey Furedi ( @cheriiart) (Patreon)

Summary: Rock and Riot follows the tales of two opposing teenage gangs in the 1950s with an LGBTQ theme!

  • Includes Trans Women, Nonbinary, Agender, Genderfluid, bigender, and Demiboy characters!

Seal Girl and Friends ( @sealgirlandfriends)

Written by Katie Cunningham ( @katieiscunning) and Art by Nicki Kaye ( @bluandorange) (Tip Jar) (Patreon)

Summary: A Story about a girl and her adventures with her magical powered friends!

Singmire Haze (Tapastic) (Warning: Sexual/Nonsexual Nudity)

Created by Nox.Fox (Patreon)

Summary:  In the business-driven city of Singmire, jobless Finch quietly copes with life, until he gets to discover that his online boyfriend happens to be a changeling stuck in a childish body. As if it weren’t enough, aside from trying to cure himself, Soot also has plans to restore social justice in a decaying elven society…

  • Includes Trans Women and Nonbinary Characters!

Sister Claire (Hiveworks) ( @sisterclaire) (Patreon)

Created by Ash and ( @summerlightning) Yamino ( @yamino)

Summary:  Rife with nuns, Witches, magick, werewolves, cats, giant robot mechas, and blue angels who pop out of toilets to announce approaching apocalypses, Sister Claire is a webcomic about a young woman who leaves her quiet abbey to undergo a rigorous journey across a monster-riddled wilderness.

  • Includes a Trans Woman Character!

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where the h*ck have i been

hello to everyone!!! hello hello!!! i don’t know if this post is necessary, but i feel like i’ve been very scarce on here for a month or so, so i thought i’d update you on my crazy, crazy life and what has been happening to me recently!

in the past month or so

- i finished final projects for all of my classes including but not limited to: a 10 second traditional animation, a fully modeled 3D character, a workbook for a film and a 40 page novella!

- my tablet of two years broke, and i had to check out tablets from my school for the last month of school (i’m sending it in for repairs today!)

- my phone screen also broke, for no reason at all! i just woke up and it was broken

- i worked on 5 films for upperclassmen, and watched them screen for the first time last weekend

- on a whim, i went to TCAF with @nhuuy and @bokchois and met incredible artists (including bryan lee o malley and leslie hung and gigi d.g. aaa)

- i managed to pack everything from my dorm room and drive 7 hours home from school yesterday! 

so between all of this, i haven’t had much time to be online… but now that it’s summer, i will have plenty of time to post more and create more! im so excited and thank you so much for sticking with me even when i go silent!

fruiteemuffin-deactivated201706  asked:

Who are your favourite artists? Where do you get inspiration from that makes your art so rad? 😗

OOOOHBOY, the big question (also, thanks)! This is always so hard for me to answer. I think it’s partly because my art style is something I mostly bullshat together, so a lotta my inspirations are more from a writing/pacing/thematic standpoint rather than purely visual cues. If that makes sense!

In no particular order, here are some artists/publications/etc that really stick with me:

Night Physics is definitely my favorite comic online right now. The visuals are great during the drug trips, the character writing is interesting during the dream interviews, and I very much enjoy how it’s paced.

Fuan No Tane – a short horror series by Masaaki Nakayama that is comprised of little bite-sized ghost stories. So, SO fantastic. Probably my favorite horror collection ever.

Junji Ito – even though I don’t love everything he does (some of his earlier works kinda fall flat for me), Ito is a popular horror master for a reason. I’m a huge fan of how he build tension in some of his short stories, and his concepts are usually pretty great!

Usagi Yojimbo, a series by Stan Sakai. I don’t usually go for historical fiction, but this wins me over EVERY time. Sakai is a minimalist (and, if we’re being honest, often kind of rough) draftsman, but it in no way detracts from the thoughtful and well-researched writing.

Emily Carroll does good work in general, and her story His Face All Red has been in the back of my mind for years.

The entire Dark Souls series. It might not reflect much in my artwork, but the atmosphere and subtle worldbuilding of the Souls world and its offshoots is super important to me!

Cucumber Quest by Gigi D.G. I haven’t kept up with it recently (the artist moved to an irregular update schedule, which always loses me), but I reread it at least one a year. It’s a cute, light, and pretty thematically intelligent story!


I’d also be remiss not to mention the people I follow on tumblr (I should really, REALLY find the time to make a ‘follow forever’ list). Chances are that if I reblog art from someone I fuckin love their stuff.

Another little preview thingy, this time of a scene!

Part of the first interlude, the scene with Cordelia and Peridot. I really like how this was coming out (and wanted to say a little thanks with how patient Peridot’s VA was being with me with trying to fix up some lines). May make some changes before the full product is finished.

Cucumber Quest belongs to Gigi D.G.

Cordelia played by Overshadowed

Peridot played by SonicHearts

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Cucumber Quest Fandub: Nightmare Knight checks on Noisemaster

I had always thought about maybe doing this scene, and then I thought what the heck, I’ll do it.  It’s got my boy, Nightmare Knight, after all.

Original comic by Gigi D.G.

Music used with permission by Toby Fox

Voiced and edited by me

Hijabi Disney princess who just wants to travel the world and save ladies

My only goal this year is to develop a consistent art style and get familiar with Photoshop and SAI. I am reeeeeaaaaaally really REALLY feeling super-textured styles and am trying to draw on artists who employ that - Maya Kern, Marion Bordeyne, Gigi D.G., and Disney concept artists for the most part. I’m not there yet, but feel like I’m getting closer. Maybe.

The Monsterkind Backer-Only Kickstarter stream is starting in 10 minutes!

Only people who have backed the project will receive a link to the stream through Kickstarter.

I’ll be taking doodle requests and talking/answering questions on microphone, so come by and hang out with us for a while!

I’ll also be previewing two of the guest illustrations by Tessa Stone and Gigi D.G. for the first time, So if you want to be the first to see them, be sure to join the stream!