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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.

I want to expose people to the music I’ve been listening to. I just introduced someone to Ben & Ben and I’m so glad that that person liked their music. A lot of people don’t know them yet and I want to share their music because they’re really great. I also have a few more suggestions to offer. I don’t really have a favorite song and band since I listen to all sorts of music. And I don’t have a specific genre that I like. One day I’ll be listening to indie music, next day will be rnb and then comes next would be pop rock. It changes almost everyday depending on my mood. So to cut it all short, I just wanna say that you guys should listen to these songs and artists. Yup! It’s a must.

  1. Ben & Ben – Ride Home
  2. Vivir – Tom’s Story
  3. Cloud – Lions & Acrobats
  4. Maybe – Jensen Gomez and Reese Lansangan
  5. Different Kinds of Strangers – Ian Penn
  6. Fools – The Ransom Collective
  7. Moonstruck – The Strange Creatures
  8. Settled – The Ransom Collective
  9. Polygonal Graphs – Ang Bandang Shirley
  10. Run - The Ransom Collective

Hope you like them! :-) I’m also open to suggestions so feel free to comment your current favorite song or whatever music you like. Btw, these artists are on the indie scene. I really suggest that you listen to more indie artists and their awesome music. 

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Just got my new prints order in! Printed some that have been waiting in queue for a while and refilled two that I used for promotion at Emerald City con!

These can be purchased here and are currently 25% off -> alphaghuleh.storenvy.com

Prints are the best way to support my art and get me front and center at conventions!

anonymous asked:

Hi Sam, I appreciate your not-supporting Nazi trash Nick Spencer. Do you think the idea would have a more direct impact in terms of visibility at Marvel if there was something like a Change(.)org petition?

Honestly, I don’t think Marvel gives a shit about petitions or how we feel, which is what’s so frustrating. Nick Spencer either knows where some bodies are buried or is very good friends with the Old Boys Club. Possibly both. Possibly the latter is the reason he knows the former. And even other writers who dislike him kinda have to play ball with him because of that, which means I feel sorry for a lot of writers I actually like, too.

I think the only thing that will ever have a direct impact at a huge media corporation like Marvel is money. So if you tell them you’re upset, also tell them you’re so upset you’re not giving them money, and then don’t give them money. Better yet, tell them you’re so mad about it that you’ve started buying indy and DC titles instead, so not only are they not getting your money, their competitors are. Then go out and support some indy artists. Give your Marvel money to folks on Patreon instead, or support the independent comics most of the Marvel writers and artists we like are involved in. 

Don’t forget that Disney owns Marvel. You’re not dealing with Grandpa Stan and a bunch of artists in a big room somewhere. You’re dealing with the full force of the Disney machine. The people within the machine might understand emotion, but all the machine understands is the bottom line. When that starts to dip, that’s when changes happen. 

I’m gonna run around a little this weekend and talk to my homies who have Patreons, and maybe make a post about indy comic reccs, and I’ll come up with a list of people you can give your Captain America Money to. Stay tuned.

anonymous asked:

((sonotodyedflowers)) Hey Boss since Marvel has lost their minds do you have any suggestions for better places to put my money in comic terms? My first thought was Girl Genius but I would love some idea on other excellent acts of indie comic creation.

I’m not super up on indie comics, so I’ll leave that to the readers – readers, feel free to comment or reblog with recommendations for non-Marvel comics you enjoy. (Remember not to send an ask, as I don’t post asks sent in response to other asks.) 

I would also recommend getting a Patreon account and using some of your comic book money to support “local” indie artists – most artists on Tumblr now have Patreons and usually have pretty prominent links, so for what you would normally give to Marvel you could probably help to sponsor three to four artists and also get sneak previews and special perks in return! 

Readers, also feel free to recommend Patreon artists you support, and artists, feel free to throw your Patreon links or sales sites into comments/reblogs. Writers, you should also feel free to link to your selfpub or indypub stuff!

Mail day!

I just got The Apprentice Tarot in the mail from @magicianmew to sell at the art festival in a couple weeks! Whatever I don’t sell then will be in my shop afterwards.

Please consider donating to them in the meantime! They are trying to move back to the US and have been hit with some necessary vet bills that are making it difficult. Support your indie deck artists! They will be getting a full run of the deck going as soon as they can, so for now I’m the only one selling them pre-launch!

I highly recommend it for beginners, spoonies, and people interested in learning the Tarot without long, drawn out descriptions and the need to purchase a companion book. Every card has the upright and reverse meaning right on them! It’s the whole package in a single deck and the illustrations are wonderful 💕

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

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