now i can do my comic!!

peter parker is a trans boy
  • peter getting bullied for being trans is 10x more believable than him getting bullied for being a nerd
  • “penis parker” is actually a transphobic insult. when peter first started packing, it fell out of his pants and flash has never let him live it down.
  • ned asks him “do you lay eggs?” even though only female spiders lay eggs because ned knows peter is trans
  • peter is shorter than the entirety of the cast
  • even though most 15yo boys have tied ties before, aunt may has to teach peter how to do a windsor knot bc this is his first school dance as a boy
  • honestly the entirety of the “I know what a girl sounds like.” “I’m not a girl! I’m a man! I mean, I’m a male!” scene is good evidence
  • cis guys can start puberty as early as 9 years old, but peter is just now getting the “your body is flowering” comments at 15 because he recently started T

feel free to add more!!

i was looking for the perfect swan painting for my wall and i couldn’t find it and then i remembered i’m a fucking artist and designer and oh yeah i can do it myself and now i’m painting something that isn’t a comic for the first time in forever and it feels great

3, 2, 1… a fear submitted by Dell to Deep Dark Fears - thanks!

My new book “The Creeps” is available now from your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, iBooks, IndieBound, and wherever books are sold. You can find more information here.

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HOLY MOLY 4000 FOLLOWERS!?!?! I’m amazed! I’m astounded!! I’m shocked!!! I’m crying, I’m so happy right now! Thank you so much for all the continuous support! I’m going to be taking a little break from tumblr for awhile for spring break to finish a lot of project I have rn, but as soon as I’m done I’ll come back and post all the goodies I’ve been working on! Thank you so much again babes! Please enjoy some Big brother Percy

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some people are scared of possessed dolls, and some people are scared that life is a curse in which you are forced to grow old and watch everyone you love die, ok??

(characters are from @heartstoppercomic)

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On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… 

Hiatus Pt. 2: The Unrudening

To clarify, there is some personal, non-comics-related stuff going on in my life right now that’s making it hard to focus on comics. So I’m taking a temporary hiatus to focus on it, and fix it, so that I can then get back to being 100% focused on making comics.

I like the bike memes. Please don’t treat me with kid gloves. It’s okay to meme. Meming is not harassment, and my reaction to it is part of what made me realize I need to work on myself & my attitude. So I’m also taking the hiatus to do exactly that.

My initial hiatus announcement came off as dismissive and playing the victim – my bad, seriously. The only person I’m a victim of is myself. I’m not sure how I got so entitled. I appreciate y'all, and having so many people follow my work is an absolute blessing.

TLDR: I’m taking a hiatus to fix some personal stuff, and will hopefully not be coming out with stupid hot takes every month after I sort myself out. I’ll see y'all on the other side of it, and hope that your life is lovely in the meantime. <3

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sometimes i think about their very first embrace and how that went down so here’s my kinda shitty take, have fun kids 

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Hanahaki Disease is an illness born from one-sided love, where the patient throws up and coughs of flower petals when they suffer from one-sided love. The infection can be removed through surgery, but the feelings disappear along with the petals.

To whoever made the prompt list:

Fight me in the WalMart parking lot at 12:30 this is so sad and also making this comic sucked out my remaining will to live

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I’ve been asked several times “what happened to that comic you were working on in streams once” and the answer is i nevER FINISHED. It became too old and i kinda forgot how i was gonna make it end etc. I can’t continue it now because it’s been so long and i don’t feel like i can make my current art matCh so im juST…. gonna post what WAS of it.

It’s for the Runner AU also known as K.E.V.I.N! We haven’t given up on this au but we’re doing some other things first 8) 

im back wit the memes and this time it’s Ritsu as shadow the hedgehog (i mean they look exactly the same how could i not do thsi)

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ACT. 4: “Those Two Guys”

Finally, a KageHina feature! I’ve been asked to do KageHina ship for quite some time now. Which… I was actually going to do, but didn’t get the chance to ‘til now! I was always gonna do it at some point, hehe! ( °٢° )

Anyway, I’m back to comics and will obsessively trying to update my AUs as fast as I can. Might even throw a new one some time soon cos I run with the wind ~ (~O▽O)~

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Long Live Octopus Pie

Three cheers!

I check the webpage out of habit, but Meredith Gran’s comic work Octopus Pie is over.  I feel like this is how sports fans feel when a jersey is retired and lifted to the rafters, forever in its untouchable place, time divided between when it was active and whatever comes after.  

That might sound grandiose, but in my mind, nothing tops the ten year run of Octopus Pie.  And in the lifespan of what we call Webcomics, 2007-2017 is a granddaddy of a run, worthy of names like “pioneering,” “influential” and “groundbreaking” because in the space of those years, in this new medium, there was room to be those things without any hyperbole.  The comics landscape of the past decade needed filling out and Meredith carved her space out with precision, showing a polish and drive and a talent from the beginning that set a high standard.  

I’m guessing that I started Hark a Vagrant about six months after Octopus Pie began, but Meredith’s was already a name to be reckoned with, due to the solid reputation of her previous comic Skirting Danger and because she was an honest to god trained animator in a sea of stickmen comics or two-dudes-on-a-couch comics (RIP forever *kisses fingers, holds them to the sky*). I was intimidated by her sheer capability.  But inspired too.  I did not need to be intimidated, she was one of the first people I met in comics, and easily one of the best.

Meredith and I briefly shared an apartment and a studio, and I can tell you, she can draw circles around everyone you know.  I later shared a studio with Mike Holmes, who could also draw circles around everyone, and now the two of them are married in some sort of talent supernova.  I am happy for them, even though I feel like I make grade three crayon pictures next to them.  But the other thing that being friends with Meredith for a long time has shown is the cutting wit, the care for stories done right, the love for a medium that will take you through highs and lows that come with comics, and lately through her job as a comics professor, the nurturing of upcoming talent.  I see all of this in Octopus Pie, a comic where character was paramount, where plots were expertly moved, a fine balance was found between the messiness of people and the fun you can have with stories, where subtle emotional movements where rendered with room to breathe, where I felt like I could reach deep into the hearts and minds of the characters on the page because they had been fleshed out so well over the years that they seemed as real people, people that I loved.

I don’t really like that phrase “comics will break your heart,” commonly attributed to Schultz, or Kirby, it doesn’t really matter.  You see it all the time, mostly when people are reckoning with the fact that they work in an unforgiving medium.  I don’t even know what it is about the saying that I don’t like.  Maybe it’s because we all know that comics are hard work, we all know that you might put your life and blood and heart into something and you might get nothing back.  There are no surprises to be found there - it’s not a bad day you had, it’s a life you’re well aware of living, if you do.  But we love the perserverers in comics.  The people who live the phrase are the ones who inspire us the most.

I’m saying all this, and pardon the segue, because I have seen Octopus Pie, some of the finest story work of my generation, passed for recognition time and again and it confuses the hell out of me, truly.  I don’t want to turn a tribute to a work I hold dear into sour grapes, that’s not the intention here, but lord above, if I can’t point this out now, then when can I?  We all know that there are no guarantees in this life (comics will break your heart) but I’ll say this once and then leave it: this is a comic of quality that was miles ahead of so many of its peers, and it deserved better, industry wise.  To wrap up the earlier point, maybe I don’t like CWBYH because it implies that you should shrug your shoulders and not ask for better every time, that a short end of some kind of stick is expected even.  That’s easy when it’s yourself, but speaking as a fan now, I say to heck with shrugging, I want to put Meredith on my shoulders and parade her around and dump her into a Scrooge McDuck thing full of awards.  

Actually that sounds pointy and bad and the Ignatz awards are bricks to begin with so maybe forget that analogy but you get the idea.

I hope you read Octopus Pie, I hope you buy the books.  I hope the legacy of it is long and full, because it always will be for me.  And I think readers will agree, because I know this devoted fan base pretty well.  I read the comments, I’ve sat next to Mer at comic shows, I’ve listened to some of the emails that touched her.  I know this is a comic that meant a lot, to a lot of us.  In this world of work we put our hearts and souls into to begin with, that is a wonderfully worthy thing.

I do not know what Meredith will do next, but whatever it is, I am here for it, seat pulled close to the stage.  The retired jersey is in the rafters, the game is still being played by the people who dreamed better because it was there.  Aw what can I say, I’m sentimental!

 Thanks, Meredith. <3

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I have never been so inspired to do a fan comic in my life. This is a fan piece for the web comic
@longexposurecomic
It is a mildly supernatural teen romance that breathes fresh life into the highschool tropes by taking that time to actually indulge in deep characters (gods forbid).
It is brilliant, funny, fresh, socially progressive, sincere and brought me a certain amount of peace when I was running out of energy.
By @smokeplanet (Mars)
If you wanna see more fan art by other peoples then go to @mitjo the fan page.

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*Letter to Mars creator of the original ‘Long Exposure’ Comic (if they ever see this)*

I’m don’t doubt u get several hundred messages a day already telling u this, but ur work is gorgeous and inspired the shit out of me. I was in the middle of drawing my own OCs and preparing for Supa Nova when I made the mistake of browsing the mermay hashtag where I saw a seal person to compare to my own and from that point on was pretty much fucked because I suddenly realised that I suck at art. U’ve had me totally rethinking how to light pieces and further push exaggeration in faces and for that I will now be a better artist so thank you for ur amazing work and immensely satisfying comic. I am an incredibly fussy arse so for me to actually find something I enjoy is nigh impossible but now that I have I will look to it whenever I need distraction from the space in my own head.
As for the stress u’ve had with people eating at ur own inspiration by in some way or another implying that ur success has been anything other then an excruciating amount of careful effort, thought, work, self doubt and immeasurable love, I am extremely sympathetic and I wish there was something I could do to help make you feel as positive as you’ve made me feel over the last few days, i hope this comic can do something to give you back some energy that thoughtless people tend to sap. I hope you keep going and have pleasure in doing so cause this comic and all your work is wonderful and the world need more people like you.

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Disclaimer
*the patch of Mitchs’ back is a direct copy from the original artist who also owns and designed all the featured characters.
*don’t wash ur pets in detergent … 🙄
* don’t feed them processed carbs either
*don’t bring fuken possums (they pretend to be dead all the time) or other wild creatures into ur house (gods do I really have to say this 😓)
*don’t be cruel to animals (fuken der, i don’t need to tell u this)
* i don’t know if Buddy’s a possum 😂

Cheers and take care (thank you for putting up with my absence)