horse-books

anonymous asked:

How are you feeling about Starlight after her recent misdeeds in friendship? Why do you think Starlight is still so afraid of rejection even after the ponies whom she once controlled forgave her? Do you feel that it is a good thing that she has such magical capabilities? Tell everypony(and dragon) I said hi!

Well, I know what it’s like to get so worked up about finishing a task you start using magic to manipulate ponies. Clearly she’s a lot like me in that regard: worries about failing, about letting ponies down. Unfortunately this can lead to resorting to extreme measures which are even more disappointing, because the stress can cause one to lose track of what is reasonable.

I was disappointed by her actions, but at the same time it would be hypocritical of me to be overly condemning when somepony else makes the sort of mistakes I once did. I’ve had very forgiving friends and mentors, and I should extend others the same courtesy.

As for having magic capabilities, it’s not a good thing in and of itself, however it can be extremely useful if used for benevolent purposes. Usually it is, and in this specific instance I think it’s a good thing as well, a few missteps aside.

Even if her use of magic isn’t always correct I do have faith that Starlight will learn to use it properly, and that she’s not trying to cause harm and wouldn’t do something disastrous. Otherwise I wouldn’t encourage her to study it!

Really, we both have a lot to learn when it comes to magic; not just how to use it, but when and why. Nopony’s perfect, but friends are there to support you and help you grow as a pony!

UGH all the shit i’ve been writing lately on here is just horse shit (this book is taking lots of my writing time) but I needa get out of this funk it’s driving me mad

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Today I came back from a nice lunch with Mike to find a box of *B E A U T I F U L* advance copies of the fourth and final The Legend of Korra: Art of the Animated Series book from Dark Horse. I am thrilled with how it turned out and can’t wait for people to be able to get these in just a few weeks. For me, it is like having a nice family photo album that gives me the warm fuzzies. Thanks to everyone whose incredible work is showcased within. 

I did the cover with help from Lauren Montgomery, Melissa King, and William Nanqing Niu. It’s taken me a while to warm up to spot gloss treatments, but I actually asked for it on this cover, and I’m really happy with how it came out. I hope you all enjoy it too! (Plush Naga not included, although those are available from Dark Horse too.)

‘Where the Wild Things Are’ was titled 'Where the Wild Horses Are’ until Maurice Sendak realized he was really bad at drawing horses. 

“At first the book was to be called Where the Wild Horses Are, but when it became apparent to my editor I could not draw horses, she kindly changed the title to 'Wild Things,’ with the idea that I could at the very least draw 'a thing’!”

"So I drew my relatives. They’re all dead now, so I can tell people.”

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10 great cartoonists you need to know: Celebrating International Women’s Day

It’s International Women’s Day, and once more, we’re celebrating with a list that spotlights the work of 10 fantastic cartoonists. While some exceptional female names are already on comics fans’ radars—such as Fiona Staples, Emily Carroll,Kate Beaton, Jillian Tamaki, Raina Telgemeier, Eleanor Davis, Meredith Gran,Emma Rios, Noelle Stevenson, and more—the purpose of this list is to gather interesting and exceptional contemporary cartoonists who readers may not be familiar with.

Brittney L. Williams

Mathilde Vangheluwe

K.L. Ricks

Carolyn Nowak

Aatmaja Pandya

Tillie Walden

Lizzy Stewart

Jane Mai

Leslie Hung

Sloane Leong

Read more about each of these amazing artists at avclub.com