kate noelle

anonymous asked:

Do. Them. All.

oh! um- well… I GUESS HERE WE GO. LONG POST IS LONG:

1. what is your sexuality? 

2. what gender do you identify as? 

Cis lady

3. how long have you been aware of your sexuality/gender? 

It has been a long journey, that started with me thinking I was bisexual (but picky!) in highschool to me thinking I was pansexual (but homoromantic!) in college to me watching the “Battle of Times Square” scene in Ghostbusters last year and realizing I will never actually be attracted to a man when I have seen the one true light of lesbianism.

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Gender-wise, I did some soul-searching in college when a lot of my friends finally felt safe enough to transition, and other than an unhealthy obsession with beard-growing, I’m good out here as a chick. 👌✨

4. do you have any preferences? 

Girls who look like they could kill me with their bare hands, if they wanted to, but really just want to gently comb their fingers through my hair.

5. share a positive memory about coming out! 

I don’t really have any. I don’t really “come out” to straight people anymore because the one time I did, the friend I told immediately asked if I was attracted to/going to hit on her.

6. how do you feel about pride month? 

We should all be given the whole month off paid and trans/genderqueer/NB people should get an additional $1000 cash. 

(I like it.)

7. do you participate in pride related events? any other events? 

I get a cold or something happens every June where I don’t feel up to going to Pride, but like HOPEFULLY THIS YEAR? (Baby’s first Pride at 25 is gonna be WEIRD. Someone hold my hand.)💦

8. how do you feel about lgbtq roles in media? 

I WANT MORE. I WANT THEM ALL. EVERYONE IS GAY.

9. do you feel pride in who you are? 

Yeah, I really like who I am and I’m proud of what I had to go through to get here. I like that things feel right in my life, for once.

10. who has been your supportive idols in your self discovery? 

Looking back, Karolina Dean and Xavin from Runaways were some of the first gays to really have an impact on my life. When Xavin starts IDing as female it like… struck a chord with me about their relationship. I was just like, “yeah that feels right.”

Hannah Hart was a BIG DEAL for me and meeting her was so nice. It’s so great to see an openly lesbian woman being real and kind and succeeding. Watching her evolve and grow over time has been amazing. Also, that bod now, like omg Harto-san, you have become your true self and that self is making me BLUSH.

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Rebecca Sugar is weirdly important to me, being in the animation industry, myself. Like… it’s so good, seeing her make a show about girls loving other girls after BEING PERSONALLY TOLD that gay content was inappropriate for children while I was in school. Noelle Stevenson and the crew on Lumberjanes are similar, because you get told you can’t make queer content for kids by the old guard. That it won’t sell, that it CAN’T sell in certain markets and that kids won’t get it. All I can think of is that HAD I known at 7 that girls can like girls maybe I would’ve asked Emma out after class and my life would be different. I don’t want that to keep happening to little girls and I’m so glad that people like Rebecca and Noelle exist.

@yamino and @summerlightning are like… life goals and wife goals. I’ve been following them for years and sometimes I just think how I’d want like EXACTLY their lives. Make gay webcomics with my pretty wife. That’s all I want to do. (Hey, read their comic @sisterclaire​, it’s gay af, you’ll love it.)

Hayley Kiyoko is a biracial sapphic queen and I love her and she is so nice and genuine and she gives GREAT HUGS. She sings songs about girls who like girls and they’re GOOD SONGS. Not just like campy gender-ambiguous low-budget stuff. She makes… god, her music videos. And I have met this small human and been to her concerts and the feeling of love and safety around that night was LIFE ALTERING.

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(Also, can we talk about how that’s the flag I gave her hanging up on stage behind her and how much I love her and still cry about that? See question #26 for that story.)

Kate McKinnon, see #3 for the latest in Eevachu self-discoveries. She’s just… SHE’S REALLY IMPORTANT TO ME. She’s famous and she’s weird and she’s out there playing big roles as an openly lesbian woman. She got me through 2016, which was honestly, THE FUCKING WORST. And she helped me accept that I can be a lesbian and still succeed.

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BASICALLY, I WANNA SEE ALL THE SAPPHIC WOMEN SUCCEED, SO THAT I THINK I CAN SUCCEED AND FEEL SAFE DOING SO. REPRESENTATION MATTERS.

12. what sort of advice to have you lgbtq teens? 

Your parents are just people and one day, you’ll be better than them. You are strong, and you will find the people you are meant to be your people. You’re going to evolve and change throughout your whole life. Don’t be all tumblr witchhunt-y; people make mistakes and grow. Adults barely have any idea what they’re doing, we’ve just done it more.

13. have you come out to friends and family? 

Like occasionally? I only formally “come out” to other gays, so that we may huddle together like penguins in a storm of heternormativity.

14. how do you feel about the term “coming out” ? 

I don’t like that it’s made to seem like such a huge deal and that it’s a one time thing. Like… it’s such a pain and you have to do it over and over again and then all the straight people in the room get WEIRD ABOUT IT and you’re now the outsider and the feeling fucking SUCKS. I just don’t like that it’s a thing. The actual term is fine for what it is, since I don’t have a solutions otherwise.

15. do you believe there is a “closet” to come out of? 

Yeah, and it sucks that people feel unsafe enough that they have to be in one.

16. any tips on coming out? 

I am literally the worst person to ask about this because I just like… don’t. lol I let people figure it out. Non-queers love testing out their “gaydar.”

17. what’s your biggest pet peeve when it comes to lgbtq characterization in media? 

Lesbians for the male gaze. HEY BUDDY, LITERALLY THE OPPOSITE POINT OF LESBIANISM. NO BOYS ALLOWED.

18. what’s your favorite parts of lgbtq characterization in media? 

When queer people get to play queer characters and make their own queer stories and I get to sit there and cry because it’s so GENUINE AND GOOD.

19. what did your teachers say about the lgbtqa community in school? 

Well, my animation teachers would low key be like that won’t sell (see that thing I said about Rebecca Sugar in #10). But I had a gay/straight alliance in highschool, so it was fine.

20. do you practice safe sex with the same gender? 

At this point, I would probably practice any sex with the same gender. (But yes, please.)

21. what’s an absolute turn off for you in the opposite/same gender? 

I don’t really like traditional butch/femme role types and I’m not into really masculine ladies. I like girls who are flexible with their gender expression like I am.

22. what’s an absolute turn on for you in the opposite/same gender? 

I am a sucker for a strong independent femme in heels that would love to smash the patriarchy and then smash me.

23. how do you feel about lgbtq clubs/apps/websites? 

I wish there were good ones and that I had time to find them or had a senior-qualified gay to tell me where they are in Toronto. WHERE ARE THEY???

25. how does you country view the lgbtq community? 

Pictured: Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister at a pride parade.

On the surface, it’s pretty good. We also have to be careful because there are just some dirtbag conservatives waiting for us to get complacent and take away our rights. Currently, there’s a huge fucking thing about a trans right bill, so I’ve gotten to see which of my family member’s are absolute scum.

They’re here, they hate queers, but they’re usually drunk uncles.

26. favorite lgbtq actor/actress?

Hi, yes, hello, haaaaave you met Flat Kate? (see question #10)

Also, Hayley Kiyoko, because like…

…BIG GAY FLAG STORY TIME. So I went to her concert in Toronto this spring and I had everyone outside the venue that I could leave messages on it for her. All of the messages were so funny and heartfelt and there were so many baby gays at the concert and my old gay heart grew 3 sizes that day because they were there with friends and their parents and I was just SO HAPPY AND PROUD.

Then I meet Hayley because bitch splurged on VIP tickets. She gives the best hugs, and she took the time with fans and she was so genuinely happy to be there. We had a great talk and I was just thanking her for being her and doing what she do. And if you know me, you know how important it is that there’s biracial representation and she like got that. And then I give her the flag, which I had drawn on because I’M THAT KID and she’s saying how she’s gonna treasure it and read all of them and I’m like dying and trying not to openly WEEP.

Then I get into the concert which is ALL SAPPHICS, so I’m like the most comfortable that I have ever been in my entire life. Then the sound guys are setting up and they PULL OUT MY FLAG. Now, everyone knew me from when I had gotten people to write messages on the BIG GAY FLAG (”COME SIGN MY BIG GAY FLAG” is what I had been screaming), so when this flag comes out all the girls around me are like, “Girl, that’s your big gay flag.” And then I ASCENDED TO THE ASTRAL PLANE AND IT WAS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE. 

27. any tips for heterosexual and/or cisgender people on how to handle lgbtq events/news? 

Don’t fucking make it about you. You aren’t the centre of the goddamn universe. No, you aren’t hearing about “gay news” too much for how many of us there are.

29. how do you feel about receiving questions about your sexuality/gender?

I’m cagey about it. It always feels so uncomfortable when it’s non-queer people asking. Queer people asking is fine and we can have a good dialogue usually, but cishet people treat me like I’m a novelty and it’s gross sometimes.

Like… dyke is tired, I don’t have time to give you the Introduction to LGBTQ+ class.

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Interviews from SPX 2015

SO HAPPY TO FINALLY HAVE THIS EDITED!

I was so happy that I was able to interview a few artists from this year’s Small Press Expo. Hoping to get a few more comics and art shows to do some more. I’m going to try to interview more artist next year too. In the limited time I had, I am very pleased with the few artists I got to speak to :)

Thank you to all the artists interviewed in this video. As an aspiring artist myself, it means a lot to hear about your experiences and the advice you can give.

Artists by Appearance:

Thank you also to the people behind @spx !! You put on such a great show every year. It’s been one of the highlights to the start of my fall season for the past few years. Can’t wait for 2016!!

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Hey tumblr! If you want Lumberjanes issue 1-8 signed by me then I’ve got good news! Ive got a limited supply of issue 1-8 packs of both A covers (by the most excellent Noelle Stevenson) and variant cover packs (by insane talents like ::deep breath:: Kate Leth, Faith Erin Hicks, Daniel Corsetto, Kris Anka, Tessa Stone, Jess Fink, Madeline Flores, Aubrey Aiese, Carey Pietsch and so many more!) all kindly defaced with my signature (probably a crudely drawn sheep or lama).

All in the shop:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BrookeofAllen

Top 10 comic writers

I figured this would be a fun top 10 list to do as an aspiring comic book writer. I wanted to talk about my 10 favorite comic writers and why I love them. This is as of the very start of December 2015 i’m sure December 2016 i’ll have a whole new list. The rules for this list in particular are that my favorite thing about this person is their writing and not there drawn art. Since there is many artists/writers who are brilliant and could have made this list. I’ll likely do a top 10 artists and top 10 writer/artists list in the future. That said this isn’t to speak ill of the art of the writers on this list who do art I love all their art styles they simply aren’t doing published work really with their drawings. I also want to note I don’t think I’ve read anyone on this lists whole body of work maybe something on there would make them move up or down but I won’t know until I read them. 

Marguerite Bennett: Angela Queen of Hel one skyrocketed to the top of my favorite single issues after reading it. Even when I don’t love a story she does I can’t deny that the writing is on point. She is really great at making fantastic dialogue, she is amazing at representation, she is committed to making this awesome stories. I need to catch up on DC Bombshells because I really enjoyed that one and it really just shows everything she is best at in full force. I think she is one of the writers who could just sky rocket up in the names of best writers ever. 

Jeremy Whitley: Princeless yo, go read Princeless or better yet go read Raven the Pirate Princess. Raven the Pirate Princess is one of the best series i’ve ever read and that is something I can say about a lot of series I’ll mention in this list but Jeremy’s comics are really something special. He manages to blend more modern themes into fantasy seamlessly. He also isn’t afraid to go straight for the social justice and I love that about his writing. Oh also his Danny and Misty story in Secret Love was really good. 

G Willow Wilson: She is a Marvelous writer who with Ms. Marvel has managed to in every issue really illustrate what is great about super hero comics. She has done a great job with the X-men and has really proven her mastery of banter. She might have been even higher on on the list for Ms. Marvel alone but I just really didn’t feel the first run of A-force for many reasons and wrote a post on it. Even then I think she wrote some pretty good interactions I just had a problem with like a lot of other things. Seriously though she is fantastic and I only imagine great things in her future. 

Al Ewing:  Al is a person that has been doing work for a while but I just got savvy this year. His writing on Mighty Avengers transcended the art. His run on Loki is brilliant and you should go read it. That is the only Loki I really want to see right now or I at least don’t want to see Loki revert. I liked the first issue of the Ultimates a lot and I think despite me not being a fan of New Avengers art at all for the characters in the book he is still proving he has great ideas. Also I just love his commitment to diversity making sure to have queer characters, woman and people of color in his current books and pretty much all his books have a nice balance of gender and racial diversity. 

Kate Leth: Her writing is the most recent of my discoveries on this list and likely will soar up in future lists. Just her story in Secret Wars Too alone leaves me tingling with joy. She has done amazing things on the Bravest Warriors and Adventure Time comics. I love Adventure Time Seeing Red and Bravest Warriors comics might be be better then the show. Her little online web comic series is also super cute and funny. Kate is a real master of energetic humor. 

Noelle Stevenson: Earlier I mentioned Lumberjanes well here is the woman who spear headed it all until the mermaid arc. Lumberjanes is just so amazing that she sky rocketed up my list of favorite writers. Then she did my all time favorite Wonder Woman story in Sensational Comics.If Noelle is writing it I will read it. Even when I thought i’d hate the Secret Wars Runaways I ended up really loving it.  

Brian k Vaughan: The Runaways is the comic that is responsible for me loving comics and  Saga was my real gateway comic into indie comics. Brain is an amazing writer who knows how to just do everything so well. The only reason he isn’t like number one is because I find he likes to end on a low note and that’s not the kind of stories I like. Still he knows how to make a hell of a ride.

Kelly Thompson: Kelly Thompson will be one of the biggest names in comics I am sure. I love Jem and the freaking Holograms so much. This turned me a person who really didn’t care about Jem into a massive fan who is totally committed to the comic. It’s at the top my stack whenever it releases and I can’t help but jump at it. Then there is Heart in a Box a comic i’ve only read the first chapter of but it still created this amazing feeling of pacing in me. Like she really created a cool thing there from what I have read. Her work on Captain Marvel and The Carol Corps is also really great. Really she is this high on the list because she is a writer who no matter what she has her name on I’m going to be at least giving it a look. 

Kieron Gillen: Young Avengers and The Wicked + The Divine are two comics I read this year but have climbed to my favorite comics of all time. Even with me not really enjoying Siege I couldn’t take away points from him really when Young Avengers and Wic/Div are so powerful. I don’t even really like drama and Wic/Div manages to make me totally committed to the series despite all the death and despair that is in the comics. Young Avengers also turned a bunch of characters I could have not given a damn about really and turned them into pretty much my favorite characters. 

Ryan North: I feel like Ryan is in a lot of ways the opposite side of the coin to Gillen. No one rights joy as well as Ryan North does and he really knows how to make it radiate. From his amazing run on adventure time, to his web comic Dinosaur comics he knows how to make the giggles come. However, nether project is the reason why he is my favorite, it’s all about that Squirrel Girl in one year this writer with the rest of the creative team have made me totally fall in love with Squirrel girl. No comic has me more constantly in love with every panel, little jokes below the panels, and hell even the letters page then Squirrel Girl.

fantastica-sff  asked:

Re: the recent question about "taking away toys" you just answered - the guy's been spamming female comic book creators with that question (the ones I know of, outside of you, are Kate Leth, Noelle Stevenson and Gail Simone). His entire Tumblr page is literally just reblogs of their answers to that question. I think he's trolling all of you.

“Trolling,” “providing a convenient straw man.”

Potato, potato.

Looks pretty win-win from here.