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Hey, Gravity Falls fandom!

Now we’re working on two non-profit artbooks: “BillBook” and “The Fourth Journal”. Each one will be hardcovered book of 200 pages where you’ll find a great collection of the most popular artworks from artists worldwide + illustrations made specially for our project. Books will be ready in March-April of this year. Many fan artists like Elentori, Ikimaru and M-arci-a are already in our project (more than 20 from all over the world!).

But we have a question for all tumblr part of huge Gravity Family: are you interested in them? Would you like to take part or make an order? Should we create a special page for the project and give you more information?

All opinions and reposts will be greatly appreciated! =)

Unknown Parts (Gaston)- Part One

Originally posted by luuuuuke-evans


Pairing: Gaston x OC

Warnings: None

A/N: I know I say this every single time I write someone new, but he was hard to pin down! I definitely went off the live action version, as I felt he had this vulnerable, sweet side to him that appeared once in a while. IDK. Part two isn’t written yet, but I’ll get there. In the meantime, enjoy

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Part Two

There was a place near the western end of the village where you could see the sunset perfectly. A place where the houses and shops petered off and there was nothing but a deep, green valley with purple, snow capped mountains in the distance. From there, I could watch as the sky turned a miraculous shade of dusty pink and the sun sank lower and lower beneath the horizon. Stars would then slowly emerge to replace its light. I never got tired of watching. Some people would scoff and say, ‘once you’ve seen one sunset, you’ve seen them all’. But that wasn’t true at all. Each one was different. Maybe only subtly so, but still. The colors were never quite the same. Which maybe explained why I was having such a hard time capturing it in paint or chalk.

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Winter Anime Final Impressions

I was supposed to do this like two weeks ago but with Gundam ending so late and me getting swept up with many things, I didn’t have the time, but here’s a quick rundown of the best and worst of the Winter season. I’m gong from best to worst and also since I watched very few shows this season, I ‘m not gonna break them down in best/meh/worst

Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen

A masterpiece to the very end, as heartbreaking as it was full of joy and love. There was this weird insinuation at the end that didn’t sit well with me at all and I’m not sure why they felt the need to do it, but I can overlook it because the rest of the picture is so wonderful and special and heart-wrenching. When Konatsu asked Yakumo to make her his apprentice, I actually cried. What a beautiful show. Don’t let the obscure antique Japanese art keep you from experiencing one of the best anime of this decade.

Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto-hen

I was a bit worried about this one because lately, when an “old” show gets a sequel many years after it last aired, said sequel turns out underwhelming and poorly done. See D.Grayman HALLOW (which also adapted my favorite arc from that manga) and Berserk (production values aside, the decline of this is due to Miura’s gross storytelling, so I guess it was inevitable). But I was more than surprised and ecstatic to see this rendition of the Kyoto arc did justice on the source material, with excellent production values, a good pace and wonderful emotional and action scenes alike. AoEx is one of the finest examples of the battle shonen genre and that translated wonderfully to this new iteration of the anime. I can only hope we’ll see Izumo’s and Shura’s arc eventually too.

ACCA-13-ku Kansatsuka

I was a Little on the fence on this one at the start, but once they laid down all the cards and tied all the loose threads, it became absolutely amazing. I’m sorry I ever doubted you Natsume Ono, your ability to craft smart and fascinating adult stories shall never be questioned again. Definitely worth checking out if you want to try something different to your usual anime genres. Helps that the visuals are really interesting and that Mauve is such a bae. I still feel Jean was the weakest link with his absolute nonchalance, but even that somehow worked at the end. Definitely worth going through the somewhat slow initial episodes.

Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation

NGL i’m not a fan of Kaburagi, he’s so much like Naruko I don’t feel he adds anything to the team. But this is now officially the Teshima show and that compensates for the snooze that is Kaburagi because Teshima has become so fabulous and cool I’m just excited every week to see what he’ll do next. Also the First-year race was a true highlight and I’m very disappointed Sugimoto didn’t make the cut, they did a fantastic job in making him likable, so it was sad to see him lose. Hopefully he’ll get to assist Imaizumi when they’re 3rd years.

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Little Witch Academia

This show’s a lot of fun, with really sweet animation and it also sports the Best Girl of the season, Sucy Manbavaaran, although I gotta say there were a bit too many fillerish episodes and it was frustrating to see them take so long to get the plot going. I’m not hating on the show, it is in fact extremely entertaining, but it’s a little lacking on the plot department. Hopefully we’ll get more of that on the second cour.

Classicaloid

I’ve never been happier of not quitting a show as I am about Classicaloid. By episode 3 I was on the verge of giving up because it wasn’t what I had expected, but I kept going and I ended falling so hard in love with this show I’m ecstatic it’s getting a second season. Once I embraced the absurdity, it became the best comedy of the season, and I honestly would watch Schubert’s fishy misadventures for 52 weeks a year. It’s an acquired taste for sure and not easy to recommend, but if you’re willing to let go of all reason, you’re sure to have a good time.

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All Out!!

I have a lot of love for this show and its characters (and Sekizan’s ridiculous hair), but I’m afraid the pacing they chose basically doomed them because with the abysmal sales, it seems unlikely we’ll ever see a second season and therefore we’ll never get to see if Jinko does get to Hanazono. It’s a perfectly competent sports series, that does a really good job of developing its huge cast, definitely much better than the likes of Prince of Stride or DAYS, but its inconclusive ending is quite frustrating. I really do hope we get to see more of these boys, but Madhouse’s never been all that good with the whole getting-sequels-done so…

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Kuzu no Honkai

In spite of its low ranking, this is actually a really good show and a unique take on teenage female sexuality that you wouldn’t normally see in this mostly sexist medium. Hanabi made for a truly interesting protagonist and I liked seeing her explore herself and her relationships. I was however quite disappointed by how little focus we actually had for Hanabi and Mugi’s relationship. I felt there was more telling than showing in that regard, especially in the latter half of the show. The ending was pretty good and mature in spite of everything, and as always, I’m just really fond of all the vaginal imagery in the ED animation. Could’ve done without Moca though.

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Gundam: Tekketsu Orphans

At the end of the Fall season, I expressed my concern about pointless, meaningless deaths. Clearly the Gundam writers thought I wasn’t concerned enough because the amount of characters that died pointless deaths went on to, I think, the double digits. I wouldn’t have minded the carnage if there had been some sort of payoff to the sacrifices. For example, if Shino hadn’t stupidly and conveniently missed his one shot because the show couldn’t afford to kill Rustal yet. I always felt Orga, Mika and Akihiro had a ton of death flags looming over their heads, but I certainly didn’t expect all three of them to get to the chopping block. Orga’s death was particularly random and pointless, but then again, what they did with Orga in general was very confusing. That he agreed to McGillis’s sketchy propositions to become “king of Mars” never made a whole lot of sense to me and that’s the result we got. I’ll also never get over how creepy and weird the whole Atra giving Mika a baby thing was. In short, I have very mixed feelings about it.

Originally posted by shokugekis

Hand Shakers

I could write thousands of words for everything that was wrong with this series but I think it wouldn’t make justice to the absolute experience that is watching this amazing trainwreck. Go watch it to see a masterclass of how not to anime. Honestly I had such a good time hating this show, it was so horrible in every possible way. Good job GoHands, even animate, who sponsored this show, won’t give it any publicity.

Super Lovers

I’m not sure of how this production team managed to put out 20 episodes of nothing actually happen. Like you just have to give kudos to the writers for managing to simply not do anything over the course of 6~ hours of content. No drama, no decent comedy, no character development, not even relationship development in a BL romance. It’s kind of amazing how pointless the whole thing is. The dog’s still cute and the relationship is still creepy and gross and that’s about all there is to say about this.

Although most of the shows I watched turned out great, it did feel like a weaker season because there wasn’t that much that was interesting (my Wednesdays were literally empty). Or maybe everything looks lackluster in this post-Yuri on Ice world D: But there was Rakugo and rakugo is good and I’m glad we live in an age in which such a niche, quiet and adult artistic show could be made and tell a complete story.

tbh I don’t think blizzard could ever match the Reyes we’ve all created through fanart/fanfic anyway, he’s too good and pure

but for real: this is what fanon is for. this is our escape from canon just like overwatch can be an escape from the world. so your OTP isn’t canon? they don’t make jack/gabe/angela/hanzo gay? that’s okay. because we have hundreds if not thousands of artists, writers, and fans who have no problem drawing beautiful art and comics, writing awesome fics, and being amazingly supportive of those who create those things.

will I be upset if blizz ruins Gabriel’s character? yeah…of course. he has the potential to be the most interesting and thought provoking characters in the game. but, I know that no matter what happens, I have this beautifully talented community to turn to in order to get my Reyes fix

at the end of the day, we don’t really need them, do we?

Tea, Myself, & Why?

Everyone wants me to party
I don’t
To take beach trips
I won’t
Go to Mardi gras
I can’t

I’ve developed a nothingness
& I’ve become quite entranced

Everyone hates my old lady tea
& My ridiculous poetry
& My theories on Dark matter

& I don’t care anymore
Leave me alone with my tea
& My poetry
My science means more
Than music & whores

My words alone get me high
My company is fine

You keep the world
While I have my dreams
So far I’ve come to discover
I’m the most interesting

Worshipping Aphrodite When You Don’t Love Yourself

Anonymous asked I would like to devote myself to Aphrodite, but I suffer from depression/anxiety (diagnosed) and (currently undiagnosed) anorexia. A lot of the Aphrodite stuff centres around self love and honestly I lack that. It scares me to “love myself” because I feel like it’ll lead to me getting fatter. What should I do?

I’m putting my answer under the cut because it’s long and briefly mentions things that might be triggering, but as a general outline of what I’ve written:

  • A brief disclaimer about ED for clarity for those who haven’t experienced it for themselves.
  • Why not loving yourself is okay.
  • A little bit about Aphrodite and some lesser known aspects of her being.
  • How you can worship her in ways completely unrelated to love/self esteem.

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Black History Month: Michael Jackson

Many people seem to forget (or just don’t know) how important Michael Jackson is and how much he contributed to the black community. I am here to educate you :)

Africa

Michael Jackson visited Africa multiple times. He was very interested in and informed about the continent, its people, and their culture. He described Africa as “home.” The Anyi people even crowned him King Sani.

Charities

Michael Jackson supported the most charities ever by a pop star, many of which were black charities. These include (but are not limited to) the United Negro College Fund, the Brotherhood Crusade, the Congressional Black Caucus, and the NAACP. Even “We Are the World” was recorded to raise money and awareness for Africa.

Black Artists & HIStory

Michael Jackson was very passionate about the poor treatment black artists receive from the industry. He was outraged about the lack of pay, recognition, and credit. MJ called out Sony for the way they treated him and many other artists (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fr6CRcrQxDw) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNZ1lOxsYYQ). He talked about the lies printed in history books, and he spoke out on Elvis stealing music written by black people. Here’s a photo of a quote that he wrote on the Elvis statue in Neverland:

Neverland

Michael Jackson opened his home to inner city children. He would feed them, let them get on rides, etc., all for free.

Catalogs

Michael Jackson would buy the catalogs of black artists who no longer owned them and return their music to them. One of these artists was Little Richard. 

Simply Being Black

Lastly, Michael Jackson always showed admiration for darker people and talked about how beautiful dark skin is. He openly discussed how proud he was of being black. Sidenote: For the record, blackness isn’t determined by how you choose to wear your hair or how light or dark your skin is. Remember that.

Welp, this is the end of our tour. You wanna know anything else? Google is 100% free. As always, stay off of my blog with the bs, love yourself, and spread love and positivity :) Don’t choose to be ignorant just because it is a trend.

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Zinaida Serebriakova - Sleeping Nude (Katya) [1934] by Gandalf
Via Flickr:
The present work by Zinaida Serebriakova (1884 - 1967) is an undoubted masterpiece among her famous nudes. Here the artist deploys a distinctive freedom and fluidity in her development of a classic theme in world art – the depiction of a sleeping sitter. Taking up the imagery of the sleeping Venuses of the Venetian masters, the nymphs of Boucher and the bathers of Cabanel and Renoir, Serebriakova does not reduce her model to some anonymous heroine of ancient mythology, rather, it is the stolen moment that interests her, catching a young girl, languid and flushed from sleep, at her most natural and without artifice. It is notable that the model here was the artist’s 22 year-old daughter Katya, her favourite sitter since the 1920s.

[MacDougall’s Fine Art Auctions - Oil on canvas, 65 x 80 cm]

Wanderer above the Sea of Fog (1818) by Caspar David Friedrich, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Northern Germany. Friedrich (1774 - 1840) was a German Romantic landscape painter, generally considered the most important German artist of his generation. He’s best known for his mid-period allegorical landscapes which typically feature contemplative figures silhouetted against night skies, morning mists, barren trees or Gothic ruins. His primary interest was the contemplation of nature - his often symbolic and anti-classical work seeks to convey a subjective, emotional response to the natural world. His paintings characteristically set a human presence in diminished perspective amid expansive landscapes, reducing the figures to a scale that, according to the art historian Christopher John Murray, directs “the viewer’s gaze towards their metaphysical dimension”. 

Friedrich was born in the Pomeranian town of Greifswald at the Ostsee (Baltic Sea), where he began his art studies very young. He studied in Copenhagen, Denmark until 1798, before settling in Dresden, Germany. He came of age during a period when, across Europe, a growing disillusionment with materialistic society was giving rise to a new appreciation of spirituality. As Germany moved towards modernization in the late 1800′s, a new sense of urgency characterized its art, and his contemplative depictions of stillness came to be seen as the products of a bygone era. The early 1900′s brought a renewed appreciation of his work, beginning in 1906 with an exhibition of 32 of his paintings and sculptures in Berlin. By the 1920s his art had been discovered by the Expressionists; in the 1930s and early 40s Surrealists and Existentialists frequently drew ideas from his work. The rise of Nazism in the early 1930s again saw a resurgence in Friedrich’s popularity, but this was followed by a sharp decline as his paintings were, by association with the Nazi movement, interpreted as having a nationalistic aspect. It was not until the late 1970s that he regained his reputation as an icon of the German Romantic movement and a painter of international importance.

First painting of the New Year!

I thought I’d try a sorta Casino Royale meets ‘the most interesting man (chicken) in the world’ vibe. And here we have Panchito from the three caballeros in that role :)

As a story artist I’m drawing quick and dirty most of the time so it’s nice to sink my teeth into an image every once in a while. 

stay thirsty my friends

DAY 3293

Jalsa, Mumbai                      Apr ¾,  2017                    Mon/Tue  1:20 am




Greetings to all on this auspicious day and praying for peace and happiness ever .. 

Most of the day was spent in the look tests for ‘Thugs’ film for YRF .. it was satisfactory .. brought down Domini, make up artist from LA .. the same who worked with me on PAA and in Shamitabh .. it is a fascinating world, make up .. as you sit on the chair and submit yourself to the makeup artist you gradually find your character coming alive .. and I have realised that it is this moment in the life of actors that decide for them how they would design their characters !

An interesting thought ..

But the day has been filled with the after effects of that pizza consumed last night and the generous helpings of the red chilly powder, which is a must, playing havoc .. still recovering .. medications on ..

I wish I could share the visuals of the look test ..but I am not permitted to .. so the wait shall be longer .. but work shall begin in June and before that, work shall resume on ‘102 not out’, the film with Rishi Kapoor and my self .. a Father and son story .. Father, me, 102 years old .. son Rishi 75 years old .. !!

hahaha hehahaa .. !!

Fun ..

Good night .. early morning call for further readings and tests for ‘Thugs’ ..

Love 

Amitabh Bachchan

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     Roger Shimomura is an Asian American artist who depicts the challenges of being “different.” He has gained a massive following and even had his work shown at the Smithsonian Museum of Art.

     His Art is very political. His interest in social issues most likely stems from the fact that during World War II, he and his family were sent to a Japanese internment camp in Idaho.

     The first painting of the two women depicts the segregation of Japanese Americans during World War II. The Asian woman is behind barbed wire, making it clear that she is not free. In the second painting he infuses post-Pearl-Harbor-attack propaganda into a nice family photo. The propaganda after Pearl Harbor depicted all Japanese people with yellow skin, big teeth, squinted eyes, and so on. By placing this character next to the rest of the family, we can see the comparison between reality and harsh stereotypes. The third painting was his largest painting and it is a knock off of the historical painting called “Washington Crossing the Delaware. In Shimomura’s painting he presents himself as America’s Founding Father, replaces George Washington’s colonial troops with samurai warriors, and he remakes the body of water they cross to resemble San Francisco Harbor with Angel Island (the processing center for Asian immigrants) in the background. The fourth painting depicts Shimomura literally fighting Asian stereotypes.

     I think that he approaches these social problems with humor while also making sure there is a more serious underlying message in his paintings. I believe this method is successful because the paintings the painting are entertaining and educational.

By: Sophia Fotos, blog #7

How to Create Unboring Characters

I was asked by my friend Becca, a fantastic teacher and one of the most immensely creative people I know, to teach a class for her school’s Art Manifest program this year. I’d done it twice before and had a blast, so of course I agreed. 

The kicker was that this time I was asked to teach something more specific (last time I talked about developing an art style). She wanted me to teach them about creating characters. Easy, right? That’s like, the thing I do! Welp, turns out explaining the thing I do is way more difficult than I expected. 

There are a million factors that go into conceiving a character, but I focused more on visual characteristics, since that’s what I’m better at. The process of breaking that down taught me a lot, and I was able to use it to further develop a few characters for my upcoming book.

So here we go…


Part 1: Greasepaint and Horns and Snake Nostrils

I wanted to begin with characters the kids would know before I had them build their own.

I can’t think of a more interesting character in recent genre fiction than Imperator Furiosa. You look at her and immediately see her story. The grease used as face paint, the prosthetic arm, the belt buckle, the practical super short hair. As the story goes you get tidbits about her, but never the whole story (which shows respect for the audience and allows them to fill in the blanks if they feel the need to), and as I watched Fury Road (thrice in the theater - I can’t remember the last time I did that) I kept hoping Max would sacrifice himself and we’d get a new series of films focusing on Furiosa. She’s great, is what I’m saying.

Saga’s Alana, Marko, and Hazel are great examples of how characters can grow and continue to surprise you and themselves. Hazel, in particular, is fascinating right off the bat. In a world where horned people are at war with winged people, here comes this girl with horns and wings. She’s pretty much visual shorthand for “We want no part of your war.”

By contrast you have someone like Voldemort, who’s pretty one dimensional*. An effective villain? Ehhh, kinda, but he’s not exactly compelling. To be fair, his role in the story doesn’t require him to be interesting, but this isn’t about necessary characters, dammit, it’s about unboring characters! And snake nostrils aside, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named is pretty boring. 

*Since the class it’s been brought to my attention that he’s actually way more complex in the books (I was going by the movies). Buuuut we can focus on Moviedemort just the same, cuz he’s the only version many people know (hi). 


Part 2: Help You Help Me (i.e. Verrazzano Blog: 7)

As I said, in researching how to best break these ideas down I came across some stuff I felt I should apply to my own work, so here’s that. 

Since many of the characters in Verrazzano are still clay this became a great opportunity to kill two birds with one stone (apology to birdkind forthcoming). 

Here are two focal figures in the book. Since much of my character building focuses on design this is a good opportunity to break down some visual clues about who these two are.  

I had the the class guess which of the two was the protagonist and which was the antagonist. Most picked Citizen Cosmos because of her brighter colors. One of them even said the use of “citizen” shows that she’s of the people, which is great cuz that’s exactly what I wanted to convey when thinking up the name.

Cosmos is a young woman with immense power and responsibility who wants to make a difference in the world. She wants to be a reassuring and inspirational presence. Someone you can trust. She throws herself in the line of fire, but she’s inexperienced and even clumsy sometimes.  

Side note: I’m not in love with her given name. Navan Gupta sounds good, but “protected champion” feels a little heavy handed on the symbolism. I’m just keeping it as a placeholder for now.

Then you have Rex. You can immediately tell from his name that he’s trouble. Rex is a self promoter and manipulator who has others do his fighting for him. Who is this guy? Why won’t he ever take those shades off? He shares Cosmos’ frustration with the way the world works and lack of interest in adhering to gender norms, but not much else.


Part 3: Nom de guerre

A character’s name can be incredibly important and informative. A name can convey heritage, socioeconomic status, or even profession (doctors, lawyers, etc.). A self-chosen name in particular can help the character control how the world perceives them (as seen in the two examples above). Or you might just want something that sounds cool without putting too much thought into it. I’m not the boss of you. What I do know is that naming a character John Jones is lame, but J’onn Jonzz? That’s a name. 

If you’re better at world building than character building you can use the name to refer to existing elements in the world like places, religions, etc. And the further along you get in your story, the easier it’ll be to think up characters and names that fit it.

For example, Luke Skywalker is a solid name, but it sticks out like a sore thumb among some of the super weird names in the Star Wars mythology. Chewbacca, Yoda, Lando Calrissian, Asajj Ventress… Without context I’d probably be way more interested in finding out who those guys are. Kit Fisto up there, for example, has a great name and a great look. And it’s evident that he was created decades into an already familiar universe. They had the formula set by the time he came into the picture.


Part 4: Wrap Up

Towards the end I had the class make up their own characters. Most of them already had something that they just wanted to refine, but hey, we’re not all starting from that place. Some writers excel at world building, others at dialogue. Some artists are masters of mood, others of layout.

I personally have a lot of learning to do when it comes to this and other aspects of cartooning, but I definitely learned a lot trying to break this down. I hope you learned a little from reading it!

Ta for now.

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Dear Birdkind,

I don’t know if you understand what metaphors are, but this was one of those. Basically some folks who died way before any of us were born wanted to sound smart by saying things that actually meant other things. That might not make any sense to you, but humans are ridiculous. 

Anyway, my point is I don’t wanna throw anything at you guys. You’re all great. Except swans. I think we can all agree swans are assholes. 

Your friend on the ground,
Alejandro Bruzzese

A plot where muse a is a tattoo artist, who is covered in ink, while muse b is a college student and a clean canvas who never really had an interest in tattoos or found them attractive. However one day while muse a is working, muse b steps in with a friend, who is getting a their first tattoo; not really interested in getting one of their own until muse b lays eyes on muse a. Suddenly muse b finds tattoos to be the most interesting thing in the world.

9 LINE Webtoon Comic Creators Celebrate Women's History Month

9 LINE Webtoon Comic Creators Celebrate Women’s History Month

Comics and Women’s History Month

To celebrate Women’s History Month, EW asked 9 comic creators from LINE Webtoon, a free online digital platform dedicated to comics, about what it means to them to be a woman working in the comics industry. Here’s what they had to say.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Madeleine Rosca (Rise From Ashes)

“A good comic is like a good movie - it takes you places and puts you in another’s shoes. Being able to present the opinions and actions of female characters in a manner that readers can enjoy regardless of their gender makes comics a very powerful medium for women creators.” Read it now

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Monica Gallagher (Assassin Roommate)

“Being a woman in comics can be a mixed bag - sometimes you feel like a novelty, sometimes you’re asked weird, invasive questions … and sometimes you inspire other women and girls to start doing comics themselves! Just in the last 10 years I’ve seen a lot of growth in comics for women and minorities and LGBTQ, but we still have a long way to go. The more diverse the comics and their creators are, the better the comics are for the creators and readers alike!” (Launching 2017)

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Molly Brooks (Power Ballad)

“As an artist, I try to make comics that feel emotionally real for my readers-especially for female readers and queer readers who see themselves in media less often. I’ve always treasured those rare moments when I’ve felt understood by a work of fiction, and I feel super blessed to have the opportunity now to tell the stories that younger-me was always looking for.” (Launching 2017)

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Megan Stevenson (Shard)

“As a woman, revealing that you’re a comic artist is akin to telling someone you’re a [Insert Predominantly Male Role Here]. You generally get one of two reactions – either a good old-fashioned polite ‘Oh really?’ and a brush to the side, or an actual genuine burst of interest with questions focusing on learning more about you, your interests and the worlds you create. I’m sure you can probably guess which ones are a bit more constructive, and most likely have a decent idea of which demographics they’re coming from. Representation in any industry is so, so important, and having women up front and center paves the way for others looking to break into the business but maybe didn’t think it was possible for them before. Women writing uncensored allows for a conflicting take on life and an influx of commentary on social issues that were never really touched by 'traditional’ comics before, offering validation to readers and their experience. Not everyone can relate to OP men in spandex and, really, they shouldn’t have to try.” Read it now

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Kathleen Meredith a.k.a. Lifelight (My Dear Cold Blooded King)

“Being anyone in comics is just mind-blowing, regardless of gender. I’m simply happy to be here and to be a part of this great big comic world!” Read it here

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Kaitlyn Narvaza a.k.a. instantmiso (Siren’s Lament)

“Being a woman in comics means that we can be our own heroes; that we can properly represent the true strengths and beauty women possess.” Read it here

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Julia Arostegi (Big Jo)

“People like to forget that women are a huge audience! Women are avid readers, moviegoers, videogame players, guys! You know, we are roughly half of the humans, after all, right? And we are slowly but surely conquering our space in yet another field historically dominated by men. And you know what? Maybe being a woman comic artist right now is actually an advantage, because I get to tell this narrative that didn’t get its share of space so far: a woman’s point of view. And there’s so much space out there… for everybody.” Read it here

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Sara Zimmerman (Illusions of Adulting)

“Being a female comic artist has been a great experience! It allows me to relay ideas from a female’s perspective and address and comment on problems, stereotypes and misconceptions faced by women by presenting new, creative solutions with a humorous twist. As a woman, artist, wife, mother, and business owner, I am grateful to have a venue to communicate my ideas to a broad audience and hope to inspire other women to take their own courageous steps towards their dreams.” Read it here

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Stephanie Quimco a.k.a. Quimchee (I Love Yoo )

“I am delighted to be able to create comics, but I honestly don’t think gender really matters in this industry, even though it is dominated by men. Being male or female does not define what kind of artist you are, let alone what kind of person you are. If I am able to inspire more women to create comics, then that’s wonderful!” Read it here

Source: Entertainment Weekly

anonymous asked:

is daehyun legit giving extra love to k-babyz cause he thinks they'll leave / stop being fans of b.a.p while they go on tour? If those fans leave then um??? bye. 68(.)media(.)tumblr(.)com/4b9d7dee863cb6931b22765ff4450154/tumblr_onv0i9Uovm1r93ew5o1_500(.)gif

I believe so, and this is nothing new.

B.A.P are constantly worrying about their k-babyz leaving them. Which should be ridiculous, for them just going on a tour, but the relationship between artists and fans in the k-pop industry works very differently from most other parts of the world. At least from what I’ve gathered. You have to be present and doing regular comebacks to keep your fans’ interest, to keep their loyalty. Otherwise they’ll move on to stan another group that is “there” for them more. This is the reason B.A.P lost so many fans in Korea during their one year long hiatus.

I don’t think they worry so much about keeping their international fans, simply because they’ve probably noticed we’re not gonna leave them that easily. The majority of their fanbase is international, after all. They’re just really trying to hold on to the last couple k-babyz they have. It’s sad.

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