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By  Marcus Williams and Greg Burnham

“Drum roll Please! You have asked for it, and now it is here folks, the Official Tuskegee Heirs Kickstarter! We firmly and wholeheartedly believe that this concept can alter the futures of young and old alike, so if you agree with us, please let us know you’re out there with your support. Share, share and share some more to all those you believe will align with this vision! Thank you all for your kind words and moral push so far. Peace ya’ll. “

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There have been an incredible amount of artistic talent involved in The Pride!

This here is just a sampling of some of their art, there is so much more awesome, wonderful, beautiful art to see!

Which is why we want to keep it all in one place, in one massive collected edition! A stunning collection with this whole community working towards creating a world of better LGBTQ+ representation for all the fans, whether they are LGBTQ+ themselves or not!

You’ll find work from Gavin Mitchell, Dan Harris, Dani Abrams, @jdmakescomics, @kristaferanka, @melovecomics, @snibbits, @csmithart, @denismedri, Christian Wildgoose, Jack Davies, @kendalldgoode, @marcellerby, @jackademus, @wscottforbes, @pryce14, @kirbish, Samir Barrett, Ryan Cody, @jacopocamagni, @adamgraphite.

You can help make it happen here!

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further reductions and more items added to the sale! go check it out. xmas gift ideas? a little embroidered treat for yourself? snap them up quick, they’re all one of a kind, handmade pieces and i won’t be re-making them so once they’re gone, they’re gone.

WELP I had to do fan-art for this AWESOME game! It’s called Them’s Fightin’ Herds and I”m in love with it! I would LOVE to see it get made! I had to draw Velvet. A sassy reindeer who has magical ice powers?! How awesome?!?!!

Please check out the Indie Go-Go Campaign here:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/them-s-fightin-herds#/story

Psst, the characters are even designed by Lauren Faust! :)

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We have 16 Days to go and need your help! We’re a day away from being halfway through our campaign and are only 41% Funded! Please spread the word and keep sharing our link.

Curating this book, it was important to me to have something for everyone, so while we do feature a few heterosexual couples, they do not dominate our book. We really aim to have stories everyone can relate to and I think we’ve really made something beautiful here.

That being said,

We need to support women, poc women, lgbt+women, all women writing and creating things, and we need to support stories and art featuring POC and LGBT characters as real people… or fantastic beings who have more on their mind than just coming out. Crows on Heartstrings has the multi-faceted characters we need and deserve.

Supporting us means telling mainstream publishing that POC and LGBT characters DO SELL.

With this book, you can do all of these things!

If you’re thinking about getting a copy of this book, please click here to pledge to one of the options and get your copy!

There are four editions available on Kickstarter, b/w e-pub, color e-pub, b/w paperback, and Deluxe Edition- a full color and hardcover edition with two bonus stories and four bonus illustrations!

So please, Consider helping the 23 women (and three men!) who came together to make this book possible!

Reblog if you can’t pledge, but please, consider pledging! We need all the help we can get! (And the rewards are awesome!

Click here to pledge!

It’s Wanna Wanna Wednesday again!!! As is my usual custom, I’ve opened up my ever-expanding wish list to share an item that I love…. And I think you’ll love, too!

This week’s pick is the Different clutch from Kashmir VIII. To learn more about the clutch (including where to buy!), visit: 

http://audreycan.com/2015/07/wanna-wanna-wednesday-different-clutch-from-kashmir-viii/

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It’s here here here !
The visual for my single “One More Try” is finally up! So be sure to show it all of the 💚❤️💚❤️💚🙈

Support me please...

I have always been supportive to an aspiring artists, people eager to learn and have offered different tutorials and ways to support them and never asked for a single dime. For me doing art has never been just about me, which is why I have put my soul into development of original work. If someone isn’t working and supporting indie artists, the future of indie art scene might as well be shallow. Right now I have never felt so alone on internet that I’ve been posting artworks and tutorials for the past 9 years.

I’m in a verge of giving up art and go homeless for real and once in my life I beg internet to back me up a little. REBLOG if you can’t, you might not like my work but your friend might!

Please consider supporting me on Patreon, so I don’t have to give up art. MY PATREON PAGE –> www.patreon.com/toshinho

I give up, but not disappointed, it’s what art and internet is now. Welp, have a nice day.

Congrats to Ariell R. Johnson for opening @amalgamphilly the first Black female owned comic book store ON THE EAST COAST in Philadelphia, PA. The shop has comics, coffee, book signings and TV/movie nights. What better way to support indie comics and POC artists than BY SELLING THEIR WORK. The next time I’m in Philly, I will definitely be stopping by. THANK YOU ARIELL!!! Amalgam Comics and Coffee House
2578 Frankford Ave. Philidelphia PA 19125

#comics #blackbusiness #entrepreneurs #blackheroesmatter #womeninbusiness #philly

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Hey you guys! So I’ve started making prints of some of my work. I’m really excited and would love your support. I’m using this guy as my test run, if you would like one, I have some 8 x 10 prints available for $15. Let me know if you would like one, I could even add color if it’s something that anyone would be into. :) thanks beautiful people. I hope you all have a beautiful day. https://www.etsy.com/listing/267432997/lunar-blossom

We are kicking off our 2013 Keep TN Free fundraising campaign with an ambitious goal–please help us raise $11,000 by our September 3rd show!

You can donate at:
http://bit.ly/TNPdonate

As we celebrate our 15th season, Tuesday Night Cafe continues to be of the longest running free public arts series in downtown Los Angeles. Cultivating a supportive space featuring new original work by Asian American artists, Tuesday Night Cafe builds–and is built by–each individual that touches it in the spirit of art + community. Thank you for being a part of Tuesday Night Cafe. Your support has gotten us to where we are today and drives us to continue forward.

*** Why? ***

We are extremely grateful for the community support that has driven us forward for the past fifteen years, and in a world that is increasingly digital and global we are happy to provide a physical space that serves our local community. When you support Tuesday Night Project, you are supporting the artists and organizers who preserve and share our community’s stories for ourselves and for the future.

Although Tuesday Night Cafe is free to the public and run by a devoted volunteer staff, your valuable contributions will go directly towards our hard operational costs, including (but not limited to):

- necessary sound engineering at every show
- a brand-new website to re-invigorate our online presence
- crucial maintenance of our equipment and supplies (some of our gear is getting on the older side)
- food to fuel our staff, artists, and volunteers at our shows and meetings
- starting the process of digitizing our staggering 15 year of shows (that’s well over 450 hours of footage!)
- the many other costs that it takes to fund our shows, our workshops, our planning, and our tour!

*** How ***

Every donation –from $5 to $500– gets us closer to our goal of $11,000!

Donate online now: 
http://bit.ly/TNPdonate

Prefer to give in person? At our shows staff members will be equipped with Square, so that you can donate using your credit card at Tuesday Night Cafe!

Have you already given? Looking for other ways to contribute? 

You can contribute a story or testimonial and share with our families, friends, and community!

Tell us why you love Tuesday Night Project and why folks should support the space! Post photos, thoughts, memories, and hopes on your favorite social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Vine, etc.) with the hashtag #KeepTNfree and a link to www.tuesdaynightproject.org

Once again, from the Tuesday Night Project Family:

Thank you.

I’ve yet to attend a Tuesday Night Cafe (which is sad considering I live 20 minutes away from Little Tokyo…) but I’m really grateful for the platform they provide for local artists of color, and for the community they’ve built over the past 15 years. I’ve donated to show my support, so please do the same and/or share this post with your family, friends, and fellow artists!

(photo by @kylemizono)

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DIY Musician Gathers Sounds From the Past to Create Soundscapes for the Future 

Kanye West; Jay Electronica; David Banner; A$AP Mob; Tyler, the Creator and OFWGKTA; and Jay Z have experimented with and manipulated the concept of God and other unknowns in their lyrics, all to the backdrop of beats and melodies that are often considered dark and heavy, with an undercurrent that may very well be AfroFuturist at heart. Although this may not be the first time this theme has appeared in hip-hop, it seems to be gaining resonance with this generation.

Zoom and focus in on Camae Defstar, also known as Moor Mother Goddess ( mmgzmmgz for short), a multidimensional musician based in Philly. DefStar sings, spits, writes and creates “dark ish… low fi, chill step, Black girl blues, witch rap, whatever you want to call it.” Having “emotionally sensitive receptors,” DefStar connects with energies, leans toward the unseen and pays homage to those who remain nameless. She shares the collective songs of women, children and elders.

Although DefStar isn’t into labels, she can see how she fits under the AfroFuturist umbrella. She figures that the baseline of AfroFuturism is “gathering the past and assembling a future. It should be D-I-Y [Do It Yourself], where the focus is not on having, but creating.” This is why DefStar’s production for Moor Mother Goddess is unplanned, sometimes spontaneous, and all done by (her) hand. She believes that she is able to tap into energies, and draw from the wisdom of Black elders as Moor Mother Goddess, allowing her to acknowledge and remember those of the past in order to imagine a future, all by way of melody. She believes elders are essential in defining Blackness, which is why ageism doesn’t sit well with her. It is no secret that emcees tend to age-out of mainstream hip-hop, usually seen as irrelevant to younger generations. 

See more at Atlanta BlackStar

Photos by Nema Etabar

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The Pride #5

Written by Joe Glass
Art by Kendall Goode, Gavin Mitchell, JD Faith, Jack Davies, Christian Wildgoose and Marc Ellerby
Colours by Ben Wilsonham & more
Letters by Mike Stock

Cover Art by Cory Smith and Ben Wilsonham

Cabaret

Join us for our artist packed jam issue!

The Pride faces the loss of one of their own, and a new addition. As members break down and find each other, the Reverend finally lays his nefarious masterplan bare…and The Pride may be all that stands between him and world domination!

Bring your hankies and prepare for the feels in the penultimate issue of The Pride!

Now with preview of the issue! Check out the glorious first few pages of issue 5 by the incredible Kendall Goode, and the comic also features art by Gavin Mitchell, Jack Davies, Christian Wildgoose, benwilsonham marcellerby and jdmakescomics.

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Buy the comics at The Pride Store!