For my birthday this year, my Grammy (who is one of the most interesting people I know and I could tell stories about her for days) said she would help cover two subscriptions for me. I just had to tell her which ones I wanted.
I knew my answer straight away. 1. A subscription to The Artist’s Magazine (which I’ll talk about in a future post) and 2. A subscription to ArtSnacks.
Now, ArtSnacks is NOT paying me to write this. They didn’t ask me to write this, either. I’m just writing this to tell you about the service…
Because it’s deliciously awesome. Continue reading “ArtSnacks is Deliciously Awesome”
I’m currently reading a fascinating book called Transgender Warriors by Leslie Friedman. It makes me think of The Yellow Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee in that both books are part memoir, part history books. The Yellow Lighted Bookshop is about the history of books as much as it’s the tale of the author growing into a mature librarian. Transgender Warriors is as much about Friedman as it is about trans people in history.
I recognized quite a few names of warriors in the first few chapters, as those people of history also appear in David E. Jones’s Women Warriors: A History. Women Warriors acknowledges that many of the women cross-dressed or exhibited more masculine qualities (like King Nzinga) but still has that gender binary. You have to infer that some women in that book were, in fact, non-binary. Maybe not “trans,” but definitely falling outside of man/woman dichotomies.
With that said, Friedman’s personal history is profoundly biased in one way: s/he was an active member, for many years, of the World Workers Party, a communist organization that was an offshoot of the Socialist Party in the USA. For all I know, s/he may still be a member.
So, there are many, many, many, MANY moments in the book that are cringe/noteworthy. To say s/he is NOT a fan of capitalism is an understatement on par with “I think North Korea may have a humanitarian problem.” Continue reading “Thoughts on “Transgender Warriors” and Leslie Friedman”
Here’s where you can read Follow the Leader online by Jonas McCluggage (otherwise known as Jonas Goonface). If you really like it, go to his Patreon page.
I mention this at the end of today’s video, but I’m considering cancelling Review Day Tuesdays and/or the YouTube video series altogether to focus more on making comics and art. But then again, I could show you how I MAKE said art and comics. Let me know your thoughts in the comments:
Should I continue Review Day Tuesdays? Should I make video about my art and comics instead? Or should I just make comics?
I have a few ideas (like, making videos showing how I make work) but be honest and let me know.
Also, if you’ve read Tank Girl or Follow the Leader, leave a comment and let me know what you thought!
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Today’s vlog is all about comparing House Girls to Mare Internum, and why I think House Girls succeeds on more levels.
You can read House Girls on the Stela app for iOS, where it updates weekly, and read Mare Internum online. Read both and decide for yourself which one you like.
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If you’ve read “My Love Story!!” published by Shojo Beat and created by Kazune Kawahara and Aruko, leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts on it!
Right now, I’m hard at work on some new illustration series’ ideas – drawing out some rough sketches, testing color palettes, and the like. I’ll talk more about those soon. Besides that, if you want to see some bonus comics like “Julia,” you can check out my Patreon page – it’s like KickStarter, but funds itself by the month and gets you more constant perks.
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