i dream of being a comic artist

ACE in the SLEEVE!

So, yeah, that’s me!

  • Ace (as everyone know now on tumblr -except my mother)
  • 16
  • Love: Hugs! Music, Fangirling (is that even a word?) playing guitar, sing loudly when alone, dreaming of a future as comic artist, doing always the craziest shit in my mind.
  • Hate: when i broke my headphones, forcing other people to do something, being too modest, being misunderstood, hystory lessons, 

Stuff u shouldn’t touch if u don’t want to die:

  • my acustic guitar,
  • my Bill Chiper’s necklace, ( AND ALL THE OTHER NECKLACE)
  • my fedora
  • my secret notebook

 speedpaint is here

anonymous asked:

Do you have any prompts for a house or apartment full of artists/ art students?

  • Character A is coming home from a late night dance class, and after entering in their dark apartment, they’re ambushed by Character B, who is yelling and brandishing one of their calligraphy pens like a tiny knife. Turns out that Character B thought that Character A had been home all night and that their shared apartment was being broken into.
  • “Could you stop playing depressing music? I get that you like listening to morbid music while you work but please, put on some headphones or at least turn the music down.” AU
  • Character A is really into comic books and wants to become an artist in the future, but at the moment, Character A is going to school for a major that their parent(s) chose. Character B is Character A’s roommate, and Character B is very into writing, so when they learn that Character A has always dreamed of making their own comic book, Character B offers to help them.
  • In order to keep up with their thoughts, Character A tends to scribble cryptic, half-formed ideas on their hands and arms – “lovecraftian style Sherlock Holmes mystery”, “object head w/lemon slice”, “granite hearts refuse to break”, etc. – throughout the day. When they come home at night, Character B looks over Character A’s hands/arms and takes the ideas that they feel like they can do something with.
  • “Help it’s 2am and I need a last minute nude model so shuck off your clothes and start posing. ” AU
  • Character A has been trying to work through a really difficult writer’s block, but they just can’t get out of it. Characters B and C, Character A’s roommates, decide to take Character A out for a long hike so that Character A can hopefully work out whatever is holding them back.
  • Alternatively, Character A’s art is in direct connection with their feelings, so when Character A has a lot of repressed emotions, their art begins to suffer and the only thing that helps is a good crying session. This is usually set up by Character B with a night full of sad movies and both of them talking about their feelings.
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Chapter one of COMET is done!! Here are the panels I had most fun with.

COMET is my comic - a space adventure about some anxious nerds who ran away from their homeworlds and ended up in a heap of trouble. It’s got tons of LGBT+ characters and an encyclopedia for worldbuilding nerds. It’s cool, so please check it out if you’re into that sort of thing! I’m a nobody, but being a comic artist has been my life’s Big Dream, so reblogs or other word-spreading would mean a whole lot to me. thanks 💕

9 LINE Webtoon Comic Creators Celebrate Women's History Month

9 LINE Webtoon Comic Creators Celebrate Women’s History Month

Comics and Women’s History Month

To celebrate Women’s History Month, EW asked 9 comic creators from LINE Webtoon, a free online digital platform dedicated to comics, about what it means to them to be a woman working in the comics industry. Here’s what they had to say.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Madeleine Rosca (Rise From Ashes)

“A good comic is like a good movie - it takes you places and puts you in another’s shoes. Being able to present the opinions and actions of female characters in a manner that readers can enjoy regardless of their gender makes comics a very powerful medium for women creators.” Read it now

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Monica Gallagher (Assassin Roommate)

“Being a woman in comics can be a mixed bag - sometimes you feel like a novelty, sometimes you’re asked weird, invasive questions … and sometimes you inspire other women and girls to start doing comics themselves! Just in the last 10 years I’ve seen a lot of growth in comics for women and minorities and LGBTQ, but we still have a long way to go. The more diverse the comics and their creators are, the better the comics are for the creators and readers alike!” (Launching 2017)

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Molly Brooks (Power Ballad)

“As an artist, I try to make comics that feel emotionally real for my readers-especially for female readers and queer readers who see themselves in media less often. I’ve always treasured those rare moments when I’ve felt understood by a work of fiction, and I feel super blessed to have the opportunity now to tell the stories that younger-me was always looking for.” (Launching 2017)

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Megan Stevenson (Shard)

“As a woman, revealing that you’re a comic artist is akin to telling someone you’re a [Insert Predominantly Male Role Here]. You generally get one of two reactions – either a good old-fashioned polite ‘Oh really?’ and a brush to the side, or an actual genuine burst of interest with questions focusing on learning more about you, your interests and the worlds you create. I’m sure you can probably guess which ones are a bit more constructive, and most likely have a decent idea of which demographics they’re coming from. Representation in any industry is so, so important, and having women up front and center paves the way for others looking to break into the business but maybe didn’t think it was possible for them before. Women writing uncensored allows for a conflicting take on life and an influx of commentary on social issues that were never really touched by 'traditional’ comics before, offering validation to readers and their experience. Not everyone can relate to OP men in spandex and, really, they shouldn’t have to try.” Read it now

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Kathleen Meredith a.k.a. Lifelight (My Dear Cold Blooded King)

“Being anyone in comics is just mind-blowing, regardless of gender. I’m simply happy to be here and to be a part of this great big comic world!” Read it here

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Kaitlyn Narvaza a.k.a. instantmiso (Siren’s Lament)

“Being a woman in comics means that we can be our own heroes; that we can properly represent the true strengths and beauty women possess.” Read it here

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Julia Arostegi (Big Jo)

“People like to forget that women are a huge audience! Women are avid readers, moviegoers, videogame players, guys! You know, we are roughly half of the humans, after all, right? And we are slowly but surely conquering our space in yet another field historically dominated by men. And you know what? Maybe being a woman comic artist right now is actually an advantage, because I get to tell this narrative that didn’t get its share of space so far: a woman’s point of view. And there’s so much space out there… for everybody.” Read it here

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Sara Zimmerman (Illusions of Adulting)

“Being a female comic artist has been a great experience! It allows me to relay ideas from a female’s perspective and address and comment on problems, stereotypes and misconceptions faced by women by presenting new, creative solutions with a humorous twist. As a woman, artist, wife, mother, and business owner, I am grateful to have a venue to communicate my ideas to a broad audience and hope to inspire other women to take their own courageous steps towards their dreams.” Read it here

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Stephanie Quimco a.k.a. Quimchee (I Love Yoo )

“I am delighted to be able to create comics, but I honestly don’t think gender really matters in this industry, even though it is dominated by men. Being male or female does not define what kind of artist you are, let alone what kind of person you are. If I am able to inspire more women to create comics, then that’s wonderful!” Read it here

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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There are so many passionate artists online that are very amazing.  Some of my favorite art that I’ve seen have been sketches and speed paints and it’s all so very inspiring to see!!  Keep being awesome people! <3<3

sweetdreamcollectorposts  asked:

Well, it's funny because I started to write because of my comic books. I wanted to draw the characters and write their lines down, but it took me such a long time that I stopped drawing and just wrote the lines down. But random lines don't make a full story... So I started describing the acting, and feelings and all the other stuff as well, and when I looked at myself, writing had became a passion. Nowadays, I want to keep telling stories to scape reality a bit and make people dream.

Wonderful! (I also used to come up with comics when I was younger, although I’m a pretty poor artist and gave up on that one being more than a hobby.) Thank you for sharing! Also, I’m noticing a pretty common theme of writing to escape and bringing it to other with all these responses.

Pursuing Tatoos

So I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want out of life lately. And I’ve been thinking about my last couple of jobs and just…how unhappy I’ve been doing just a job to do it. I know a lot of people don’t have much choice with that, but if I can’t acheive my dream of being an animator (not saying I won’t ever get to, but it’s been hard and I need to eat in the meantime) I may as well do something else where I can make art and be myself.

I’m going to become a tatoo artist.

That doesn’t mean I’m giving up on my comic projects or making animation at all. It just means that I’m going down a more artistic path than just being a cashier or something.

A New Path - Chapter 4

Enjoy reading this~! >w< This one is longer than normal and I hope it’s also a good one. ;w;

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I need to change my dreams

I dreams to become a comic book artist, and moreover a transformers comics book artist 

But while talking to someone who said, (if its was your dream you would already be better)

That make me realise, The artist of Transformers are reallu really good, 
If i dream of being one, that mean, i think my draw are better than them, that i should take the place of one…  but my draw are just doodle comparing to them, my draw are nothing , ,,, so i came to realise, I dont have the talent for ,and like the other said if i really wanted i would already have it , so , i need to go to another direction , maybe walmart XD 

“And here’s to the fools who dream
Crazy, as they may seem
Here’s to the hearts that break”
_Lala Land_

Everyone is different, but artists will always be alone. Because they perceive the world differently, they feel love differently, they express it differently, perhaps thats why they will suffer being the odd one out.
In Vietnam, drawing comic is a pipe dream to chase, because it is still young and the public seems to hestitate about it. Why buy a book by Vietnamese artist which is much much expensive than same quality books from Japan? The comic industry in Japan has dominates Vietnamese comic since I was a child, I am not complaining about it because if it hasnt, I wont find my passion. But still, I wonder what am I doing here?
I know i do it because I love it, I know I have fans, I know I have something for it, but sometimes when watching my friend doing business all great and good, then I start questioning my purpose for all of this. Our generation still affects by the mindset from previous generation, in which case, you must survive before passion and money is everything. Perhaps I unconciously used money as a ruler for my life’s purpose for so long, I actually have to ask my passion “Why are you here? I like you, but you cant support me”.

Sometimes I feel I used drawing to run from reality, from the real world and from even people who know me. Yes, feel like a dreamer. When everyone is moving forward I feel I am standing still, watching life goes by, and striking for something I’m not sure I know. My heart breaks in the process, yes. My dream, I dont know what it really is. I am a fool. Just like the song, I really am the fool.

But perhaps its ok to be a fool, the world would be so boring without fools like me. Those who sing, who dance, who write, who act, who draw, who create, are always the fools. Because we see the world differently, we feel the love differently, we express it differently, and thats why people needs us.
Because only those fools can bring color to the world.

After I saw that you said cross and dream are a disaster, I thought of a name for these two disaster friends…hahaha XD
So disaster sanses are now an offical thing for me.
At the beginning I just had that cooking with cross and dream thingy as an funny Idea but after seeing how many people enjoyed it, I decided to make more “Disaster Sanses” on my blog and wanted to thank you for being such an amazing model artist for me.
Thank you very much, your art is amazing!
(Sorry for my bad english)

A lot of people think that Prince Ali would be a cool Hawkmoth.

I agree prince ali would be good, but I know someone who would be better.

Nathanael.

Here is why.

1. He is aware of how heroes act, (The kid draws comics, damn good ones too)

2. He would come up with the best designs for his champions (being an artist he is creative. His evilustrator design was how he saw himself and it was awesome.)

3. He would look kick ass in the hawkmoth get up.

4. It would be a dream for him.

5. He actually lives in paris and would be able to help protect it.

perpetual-mourning  asked:

Hello Neil, I was just wondering how you feel about American Gods being translated to a comic. I myself would feel a little bit weird about it, unless I was the one actually translating the book to a comic book form. Would love to hear your thoughts! Thank you.

I trust P. Craig Russell. He adapted The Dream Hunters into comic form for Sandman, adapted Coraline and The Graveyard Book. His first adaption was my Elric story “One Life, Furnished in Early Moorcock.” He’s the best: one of the finest artists in comics, and one of the finest comics storytellers. I know I’m in safe hands.

Cheers for the tag @younglusts (:

How old are you:

23

Current job:

I work in a call centre and ring up strangers asking them to do surveys. It’s simultaneously not nearly as bad as it sounds, while also being exactly 100% as bad as it sounds.

Dream job:

Wealthy artist. Not an illustrator, mind, but literally one of those people who can miraculously make a decent living from creating whatever the fuck they want. If we’re talking more plausible … illustrator or comic artist.

What are you talented at:

Drawing, picking up European languages, pretentious emo poetry.

What is a big goal you’re working towards:

Not exactly a goal???, but currently in the process of moving to the other side of the world with my boyfriend, where I plan to finally get full-time work as a designer.

What’s your aesthetic:

Pastel neon pinks, teals, and oranges; black nail varnish; lace-up ankle boots; black skinny jeans; notebooks half-filled with scribblings; geometric silver jewellery; birds.

Do you collect anything:

Neuroses

What is the topic you always bring up in a conversation:

Pink Floyd OOPS

What’s a pet peeve or yours:

Being repeatedly interrupted when I’m reading a book

Good advice to give:

Open, honest communication is THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ABOUT LITERALLY ANYTHING unless it’s life-threatening etc. in which case the immediate danger to life is the most important. Especially for sex and relationships and friendships but also any kind of significant interaction, really.

Recommend three songs:

  1. Rose-Colored Boy - Paramore
  2. Greek Tragedy - The Wombats
  3. Shame - Bastille

Tagging @whatsersurname, @led-head, @ccerebrum, @errol-harrison, and anyone else who wants to partake in this SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION fun (:

freeglassart  asked:

Hello! I've wanted to ask... you draw a lot! Like, a lot a lot. You're super productive (by my standards) and its all great quality stuff. Now I've asked a couple of people about this but I'd really appreciate getting an answer from you... Do you ever get the feeling of being tired of drawing as a whole? Like "ugh I REALLY HAVE TO finish this but I just-- I just don't want to!" And if so... How do you deal with that feeling? Many thanks!

So this is pretty much my work day: 

Yes, some days I really do work those kind of hours. Most days I try my best not to, but when crunch time happens and I have a deadline looming, the hours get really long. And here’s the unfortunate reality of being a professional artist: you will absolutely have moments when you are sick of drawing, when you can’t stand the idea of putting another line down on your Cintiq (or paper, or whatever), where you feel like all inspiration has been squeezed out of you and …. well, those deadlines are still looming, so you just have to keep drawing. You gotta be a pro, you gotta get your stuff drawn.

Drawing comics is my favourite thing in the world. It is my dream job. I don’t think I will ever want to do anything else, but I still have days when drawing is a drudgery. I once heard drawing comics compared to “being force fed your favourite food every day,” and I totally get that. After I’m finished drawing a graphic novel, I usually don’t want to draw at all for a few weeks after.

Burnout is definitely a thing in comics. I recommend having some hobbies that aren’t related to drawing or comics in order to combat it. I like reading, jogging and playing video games. Going out and seeing people is also super important. Anything that gives you a break from the drawing desk.

But … sometimes, the deadlines are just too tight. You don’t have time for a break. You just have to keep going. If you’re lucky enough to draw comics for a living, you should absolutely treat it as a job and try your very hardest to make your deadlines. During the final push to get Nameless City book 1 drawn, I had 3 days off over a 3 month period. I hope I’ll never have to do that again, but that was just what happened this year. I took a week off after the book was done. I slept a lot. Played Resident Evil: Revelations. Didn’t draw at all. It was nice. :) I absolutely believe in keeping a work/life balance, but … well, sometimes you just gotta give up on life for a few months in order to make a deadline. And then you schedule your coming year so that you won’t have to go through that again. :)

anonymous asked:

you used to be the creme de la creme of the pjo artists. and then you got your foot caught in the bear trap of xmen.

There’s no bear trap here xD

It’s just moving on and growing up. I spend most of my time on commissioned art nowadays, cause I need to make a living! And being an artist as a living is my dream. So I’m incredibly happy doing so.

Art is my full time job, and that doesn’t leave very much time for fanart.

And when I DO have time to draw fanart, it’s X-Men. Because, I adore it.
I’ve met incredible people though the fandom that I couldn’t imagine being without right now. I’ve been able to develop my art style further by studying the comics and movies. And I can honestly say the character Angel has helped me find myself. I can’t imagine where I’d be without X-Men.

The Percy Jackson fandom did that for me too. It still does, but I can’t stay in one place forever. Life is a journey, and I want to explore all kinds of new things.

Also if the PJO fandom would stop stealing and reposting so much unsourced art, maybe I would have stayed longer CO UG H BUT

I’m not saying I’ll NEVER draw PJO art again. I was actually just thinking the other week how much I want to doodle up some Nico’s and see how much my art style has changed since last time I drew him. I think it’d be really cool to see.

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hello tumblr world, i took a quick break from making comics so i could move myself across the world from melbourne to montreal (to chase a sweetheart/dreams, etc).
 i left behind a lil cartoonist family that’s rly important to me- and it’s a hole i’m trying to fill here because being around other people who make these things feels important. 

cartoonists n writers of montreal (especially those queer and poc artists), drop me a line if you want to draw in some cafe together sometime! 

also here’s some shit in the editing process rn and a photo of my studio cuz, swoon look at those windows in the light. 

amazing news!!!

 i got an email from eric today and it looks like he really does want me to be the artist for an official comic for another world! 

honestly, i really wanted to make a comic for it anyway but to have it like sort of officially endorsed by and affiliated with eric chahi himself is THE DREAM™ come true

he says he wants it to take place after the end of the game as a continuation. he also said (and i quote) that “having them in gay relationship is a must have i think, because it will surprise many people” (luckily for you guys, being my tumblr followers gets you this inside info. lol)

i’m so eager to see what his plans are for distributing it. Maybe it’ll be something he’ll include in the now 25th anniversary edition of the game.

guys i’m so excited

anonymous asked:

Please tell me that Lakewood Plaza Turbo is going to be made into a show?!?! Also, what college did you go to? I'm starting to feel like you have to go to Calarts to work on a CN show. How does one become an artist on CN or cartoons in general?

I went to the School of Visual Arts in NYC. You don’t have to go to CalArts to work at CN. It’s close by so there are a lot of CalArts graduates working at California studios(go figure!)… But so many of the artists working here didn’t go any particular school. Don’t make assumptions that put roadblocks in front of your dream. You deserve better than that!!

keep working. make your own comics and cartoons and show it to as many people as you can. keep being a fan of things and work hard on learning from people you admire and follow in their footsteps. don’t say “no” to opportunity and try your absolute hardest when you get a chance.