I still buy a majority of my comics from Marvel and DC and it has been that way for many years but the fact of the matter is that fans want something more. They want something more grounded or relatable. They want something more dramatic and unique. You can only go so far with the major superheroes. Their followings are so big and there is such a control by editorial staffs over what you can do with some of these characters. That doesn’t make the work that comes out of DC and Marvel bad. It just is different with a publisher like Image. People who didn’t read comics because it was too ‘spande’” for them have been able to get into comics. They’ve been brought into this medium because of series like Rat Queens, Lazarus, Manhattan Projects and Saga….

The Eisner nominations also prove something else. Comics is no longer a boy’s club. I know every once in a while we see something that makes us think differently, but the fact of the matter is that comics is not a men only industry anymore. Women creators are all over the Eisner nominations this year. More than any year before. 2014 may be the year we see a woman win best writer. Kelly Sue DeConnick is a real contender and so are Emma Rios and Fiona Staples. Despite the still visible sexism in the industry…, there are more women reading and more women creat[ing] and they are finally being recognized. Their work reaches all readers, not just women.

—Jess Camacho, Geek Out Nation, "Why This Year’s Eisner Nominations Mean So Much More Than Previous Years" (via villainousvinyl)

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Asked by jaky-chan jaky-chan

your lovely drawings of clear and mizuki makes me cry so many tears i love them so much

BLESS YOU CHILD, I ONLY WISH I HAD MORE TIME TO DRAW MORE MORE MORE.

faitherinhicks:

My long road to get a digital drawing system set up has finally come to some kind of fruition … My first (mostly) complete digital comics page » finished traditional inks. The scan is not cleaned up or the panel borders drawn in (I have always done digital panel borders because I can’t ink a straight line, even with a ruler) because I scanned it at the wrong size for print, so I have to redo it anyway.
Tools involved with this: Cintiq, Manga Studio 5, Epson Artisan 1430, Raphael Klonsky watercolour brush, size 1. And many, many tears. But I think I’m starting to get the hang of this. 

Your hard work is paying off, this looks baller! …. And absolutely torturous.  Does Manga Studio of have some kind of built in function for gridding out perspective for environments?  I tend to work in photoshop, and drop in pre-made grids.

faitherinhicks:

My long road to get a digital drawing system set up has finally come to some kind of fruition … My first (mostly) complete digital comics page » finished traditional inks. The scan is not cleaned up or the panel borders drawn in (I have always done digital panel borders because I can’t ink a straight line, even with a ruler) because I scanned it at the wrong size for print, so I have to redo it anyway.

Tools involved with this: Cintiq, Manga Studio 5, Epson Artisan 1430, Raphael Klonsky watercolour brush, size 1. And many, many tears. But I think I’m starting to get the hang of this. 

Your hard work is paying off, this looks baller! …. And absolutely torturous.  Does Manga Studio of have some kind of built in function for gridding out perspective for environments?  I tend to work in photoshop, and drop in pre-made grids.

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vagrantsaint:

by Chris Samnee
Spidey Friday 2014.01.24

Chris Samnee needs to stop being so good at everything, it’s really obnoxious.

vagrantsaint:

by Chris Samnee

Spidey Friday 2014.01.24

Chris Samnee needs to stop being so good at everything, it’s really obnoxious.

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JEN SAID IT FIRST!!!!

JEN SAID IT FIRST!!!!

NO.  NO TUMBLR.  GET OFF TUMBLR AND CHECK YOUR EMAIL.

If I seem absent from social media of late, please forgive me.  Work is, uh…. overwhelming.

Happy belated birthday Jean!  I’ve made the cover art for friedcheesemogu’s Jeanmarco fic, “Say You Will (Or That You Wish You Could)”, the first chapter of which is up now!  Go read it on Ao3!

[Say You Will (Or That You Wish You Could)] by Friedcheesemogu  
Bookstore AU. At Survey Books, 27 year old Marco Bodt is lucky enough to be friends with everyone he works with, until grade-A jerk Jean Kirchstein transfers from another store, and in spite of his bad attitude, Marco can’t seem to help but fall for him. Too bad Jean is oblivious and/or just plain stubborn, and everyone else thinks this is Marco’s worst idea ever. But in retail, you end up spending a lot of time with your coworkers regardless of what you want, and Marco will do his best to make every interaction with Jean count until they get somewhere. Or at least until Jean gets less awful.  (Jean/Marco with background Erwin/Levi, Ymir/Historia, and Reiner/Bertholdt.)

Happy belated birthday Jean!  I’ve made the cover art for friedcheesemogu’s Jeanmarco fic, “Say You Will (Or That You Wish You Could)”, the first chapter of which is up now!  Go read it on Ao3!

[Say You Will (Or That You Wish You Could)] by Friedcheesemogu  

Bookstore AU. At Survey Books, 27 year old Marco Bodt is lucky enough to be friends with everyone he works with, until grade-A jerk Jean Kirchstein transfers from another store, and in spite of his bad attitude, Marco can’t seem to help but fall for him. Too bad Jean is oblivious and/or just plain stubborn, and everyone else thinks this is Marco’s worst idea ever. But in retail, you end up spending a lot of time with your coworkers regardless of what you want, and Marco will do his best to make every interaction with Jean count until they get somewhere. Or at least until Jean gets less awful.  (Jean/Marco with background Erwin/Levi, Ymir/Historia, and Reiner/Bertholdt.)

boldriley:

joannaestep:

Hi guys, I’ve been a busy bee!   I’m super pleased to be able to post this short preview of Ambrosia, Arbutus, my story for Smut Peddler Vol. 2.  (deer boys galore!)

If anyone is interested in owning their own copy of Smut Peddler, I highly recommend pre-ordering through the kickstarter, and earning more bonuses for the artists!  

If phone sex blowies, gluttonous tigers, and life drawing turned coitus isn’t your bag, maybe you want porno about these human shaped deer people fucking. 

I’ve been looking at Joanna Estep’s filth for a long time now and what is so fun about her smut is that it will be really dramatic and hot so you’ll be enjoying yourself when suddenly she screams KALI MAAAAAA and yanks your heart from your chest and eats it in front of your mother. 

She will leave you a sweaty, crying wreck and you will always, always come back for more.

Accurate review of My Entire Artistic Career Ambrosia, Arbutus by Leia Weathington!  Today is a good day to follow her on tumblr or twitter, since she’s doing reblogs/reviews of the comics featured in Smut Peddler 2014.

boldriley:

chipperwhale:

Hey! There is 24 days left on SmuttPeddler 2014 and I would like to share one of my favorite pages from my piece. I really enjoy drawing big cats and I loooove eating Indian food. It was my first time experimenting with drawing food in a comic. When the kickstarter finishes I’ll have to get some to celebrate!  
Also if you back the project, there will be an option to get a poster made by me! I’m working on the layout for it right now, but it’s going to be Japanese all girl biker gang!
Please help support or spread the word for us, we’re trying to take over the world with sex positive comics!

I can reblog these porno samples ALL. DAY.
When Lin was put on the roster of Smut Peddler 2014 I walked to the highest cliff by the seaside and stared into the setting sun. The surf was loud and the wind cutting. I stood for a long while, the sun turning the ocean a blazing orange. I closed my eyes finally and told the wind:
"Lin Visel is drawing a porno for Smut Peddler based off of an old Indian folktale and it is going to be so spank worthy, you don’t even know."
And friends, I tell you true, the wind itself popped a boner.

boldriley:

chipperwhale:

Hey! There is 24 days left on SmuttPeddler 2014 and I would like to share one of my favorite pages from my piece. I really enjoy drawing big cats and I loooove eating Indian food. It was my first time experimenting with drawing food in a comic. When the kickstarter finishes I’ll have to get some to celebrate!  

Also if you back the project, there will be an option to get a poster made by me! I’m working on the layout for it right now, but it’s going to be Japanese all girl biker gang!

Please help support or spread the word for us, we’re trying to take over the world with sex positive comics!

I can reblog these porno samples ALL. DAY.

When Lin was put on the roster of Smut Peddler 2014 I walked to the highest cliff by the seaside and stared into the setting sun. The surf was loud and the wind cutting. I stood for a long while, the sun turning the ocean a blazing orange. I closed my eyes finally and told the wind:

"Lin Visel is drawing a porno for Smut Peddler based off of an old Indian folktale and it is going to be so spank worthy, you don’t even know."

And friends, I tell you true, the wind itself popped a boner.

shortcuttothestars:

  ☆゚.*・。゚  ShortcutToTheStars 5000 followers giveaway!  ☆゚.*・。゚



To celebrate that 5000 amazing people have chosen to follow me I will be giving away an entire basic mori set!

You will get
:

- Cute, oversized knit with crochet detail running alll the way through, also on the back. Has cute zipper running all the way down the back and a gorgeous grey color. Mid thigh length. Brand new!

- Flowy chiffon skirt with drawsting waist. Reaches just above my knee. Will fit every size from XS to XL due to the construction :) Great for layering! Thrifted

- ‘Recycle or die’ tote made from 100% recycled material. Brand new!

- Adorable deer necklace, perfect for every mori girl. Brand new!

- Star anise 100% natural essential oil. Can be used on the body or in the house. Great scent for forest girls everywhere <3

RULES:

- You must be following me! (after all, I am celebrating my wonderful followers :))

- Both likes and reblogs count

- Giveaway ends on May 10th!


Good luck :D

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Asked by Anonymous Anonymous

you draw so well!! are you studying something related to art or it's just a hobby?

It’s a hobby!!  But wait, since it pays my rent, that means it’s also my….job?  Right? But wait, I do study it all the time too….  I never stop studying, theres so much to learn, and so much self-improvement I have to constantly do.  So you’re right, it’s my area of study.  And my hobby!  And my job!   Job-study-hobby????  JOBUDOBBY.

….

…. I’m just playin’ anon, I’ve actually been a professional freelance artist for years.  I just never stop making fanart, either.

dr kara replied to your post: Mini-spam over! …thanks for sticking a…

what is all of that frooooom??? Is it a show? lol it looks cuuute

It’s from the Visual Novel/Dating Sim/Video game DRAMAtical Murder! … It’s going to be made into an Anime this summer, but who knows if the anime will be as fun or as weird as the game?????

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