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Got back from NYC and still recovering;; drop a line if we saw each other at the RAW launch party. Very fun, met a bunch of great people, am exhausted.

Also, here is this face meme thing I saw some other people posting and I was like I CAN DO THIS TOO??? Included a few crops from illustrations for upcoming zines too, jic you’re wondering why some pics aren’t on my tumblr.


This is a KICKASS Kickstarter and we need your help finding this in the next SEVEN DAYS!


We only have SEVEN DAYS! We can do this with your help!

Things Crows on Heartstrings has:

  • LGBT Characters who carry their own stories without dying to further a cishet whiteboys character arc, serve as a gimmick, or to be used as homoerotic bait for a straight character
    • Exhibit A: Roses Grow for Mammet Men is about two boys, an elf named Dath, and a faerie named Mercurie. Both boys are trying to figure out just what love is and unify their kingdoms to create a massive alliance. But can Dath prove to Mercurie that he wants him for more than just to secure an alliance? I dunno, if I were Mercurie, I would not be down for it. Magic and Mammet Men, Roses and Tragedy. All those things are a promise, not a threat.
  • Strong WOMEN being strong and flawed and more interesting than any jerk boy. No Mary Sues here! (God I hate that term though)
    • Exhibit B: Death is a girl named Caterina Kazakova. She harvests souls with her sniper rifle and watches as war tears through her country, as it always has and always will. When Caterina falls in love with a soldier in the warlord’s army, she knows what they have will be a short and bitter thing. A girl who is Death cannot love; a boy who is a soldier in this war is fated to die. – I mean… WHOOPS! Am I right?
  • POC Characters!
    • Exhibit C: Myrna is one of the witch children, said to be cursed by the sky demons with horrific powers. She’s capable of walking in the lightning storms that ravage her desert home and can speak with the mythic sand lions, but otherwise she has none of the powers witch children are said to have. She is hated and cursed by her village and blamed for any wrong that happens. Her only friend is a strange boy named Jem, born during the same storm season as Myrna but not cursed with her powers to walk in the lightning.When they are fourteen raiders come to their village and Jem is fatally wounded in the attack. Desperate, Myrna takes him to the sand lions for help.
  • ART!

What Crows on Heartstrings NEEDS:

We need FUNDING. We need your pledges to make this a reality. If you can pledge even just five dollars if you can, and tell five friends personally to pledge as well, we can do this! We want to give you the characters you want to read. Please help us make this inclusive book written and illustrated by 23 women, and 3 men, some or most of us LGBT+ writers and artists.  Come on! We can do it!


We only have SEVEN DAYS! We can do this with your help!


Crown comic character designs (version 1); there are some designs that I’m already thinking of tweaking. These are most of the crucial characters in the story (excepting Erika, William and Ellis, who are main characters in shorter story). I dunno why I put Richard, Shane and the Crown Prince all one page; they’re all around the same height, haha.

This is kinda weird to look at sometimes, especially compared to the designs I made for the same characters back in high school.