JAUNTIEST AND DAMN TRAITORS

omg teen merman is an actual merman???

honestly when the protags have cute horns and date (“date”) antlered and batwinged folks you’d think this would not be a startling revelation.

(Source: schoolofworld, via schoolofworld)

thebristolboard:

Forgotten masterpieceComplete original art for “Shadow of the Axe” by Russ Heath (art) and Dave Sim (story) from Creepy #79, published by Warren, May 1976.

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wyethyates:

Sundrenchers Now Available for Download!
Hey all, my new minicomic, Sundrenchers, is available as a free PDF download from my site. Click through the image above to check it out! Hope you enjoy.

yesss

wyethyates:

Sundrenchers Now Available for Download!

Hey all, my new minicomic, Sundrenchers, is available as a free PDF download from my site. Click through the image above to check it out! Hope you enjoy.

yesss

goraina:

jasonviola:

Fear of Flowers Part 1

<3!

"fear of flowers" sums up pretty much how i feel about sunflowers i mean really

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that is exactly the way to deal with cryptic intrusive voices, man. &#8220;WHAT DO YOU MEAN WTF R U TRYIN 2 PROVE DUDE.&#8221;

that is exactly the way to deal with cryptic intrusive voices, man. “WHAT DO YOU MEAN WTF R U TRYIN 2 PROVE DUDE.”

(Source: lostpiecescomic)

teenager has seen the 4th wall and become conscious of the fact he is in a fixed-time comic and therefore has no past or future.

(Source: schoolofworld, via schoolofworld)

Anonymous asked: I would like to know how old are you. You see, I want to enter in a art school to learn to make my own comic; the thing is that I'm like 25 years old, and I would like to know if some people study art at my age

mooncalfe:

i’m 34 (ugh). there’s no limit to this kind of thing, if this is what you want to do, go for it.

that said, i personally don’t think you NEED to go to art school to learn to make comics or draw or whatever, there isn’t really anything there that you can’t learn on your own. lots of my favorite comics are made by people who never went to art school at all.

ALSO Anon should note that art is something of a “lifetime study”, people don’t necessarily pursue degrees at 40 or w/e (not that they couldn’t) but many “non-traditional student age” (35+ i guess) still take studio classes, do idk retreats, and hone their skills. I don’t wanna sound like I’m twisting the phrase to mean some saccharine BS about always growing, but really, even if you’re not matriculated, you usually still are “studying”.

+++ most cartoonists don’t make their most interesting work until they’re between 35-50…haha maybe I’m making that shit up, but I’ve had plenty of people say “yeah you really hit your stride at 40 or 50 with art”…art (and comics) isn’t like being a pop star, it’s not about youth and vitality, it’s about being stubborn and tough and knowing what you want…old people traits!! (this is what I’m convincing myself rn at this moment, i might be a bit manic and talking out my ass!!)

omg papa.

(Source: schoolofworld)

wyethyates:

Sundrenchers pages 5, 7, & 8. Off to color!

Shit Yates is killin’ it with those drama angles and woosh. Those last two panels.

you go Oames, haha.

you go Oames, haha.

(Source: schoolofworld)

altcomix:

Altcomix Comic Challenge Round 1
This is a comic experiment.  If this is successful, we’ll do more, and if it’s not, probably we won’t.  For the first round, the script has been donated to us by bobschofield.  Just draw this as a page of comics.  You can use text, or not.  Up to you how you want to communicate it.  If you have any questions, ask them and I’ll amend this post with answers.
“It is nighttime. There are trees.Trees filled with eyes, and dying men.A kind of bird, hiding its face behind white gloves.Something falls from a great height.And puts a smile on the moon.”

altcomix:

Altcomix Comic Challenge Round 1

This is a comic experiment.  If this is successful, we’ll do more, and if it’s not, probably we won’t.  For the first round, the script has been donated to us by bobschofield.  Just draw this as a page of comics.  You can use text, or not.  Up to you how you want to communicate it.  If you have any questions, ask them and I’ll amend this post with answers.

“It is nighttime. There are trees.
Trees filled with eyes, and dying men.
A kind of bird, hiding its face behind white gloves.
Something falls from a great height.
And puts a smile on the moon.”

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inkblood-:

Just a reminder that this comic is in the “Monsters of the Deep” zinethology and you can back it here! I think there’s less than ten days!

inkblood-:

Excerpts (okay, 1/2 the pages of) the ~latest comic~, Plunge , a submission to Nessie Press’ “Monsters of The Deep” anthology!

(Source: inkblood-, via inkblood-)

gregmce:

myjetpack:

My book of cartoons ‘You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack’ is available now:US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1770461043UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1770461043Other stockists and info at www.tomgauld.com

Um, a thousand times yes.

gregmce:

myjetpack:

My book of cartoons ‘You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack’ is available now:
US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1770461043
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1770461043
Other stockists and info at www.tomgauld.com

Um, a thousand times yes.

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Monsters of the Deep

HEY WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT.

I have a comic in this you guiz :D

theytellmerevengeissweet:

thewomanfromitaly:

THIS is why its fucking important to include canon-confirmed trans characters in fiction. This is a “complete” wikipedia page list of known trans characters in animation.5 of the 6 created in america are nothing but gross, transphobic joke characters meant to be laughed at. Several of the non-american ones, too.. and I’m glad Ivankov isn’t on this list, because I don’t even want to fucking get started on One Piece’s bullshit in this arena.She-zow is a kids cartoon and to my knowledge, isn’t even trans - Shezow is a little boy with superhero powers that cause him to become(or appear as) a girl while they’re active. Progressive for a kid’s show, and probably a step in the right direction, but not nearly enough.The rest are from animes and vary from fucked up to positive - and at least from viewing this page, I found out that I’d maybe like to watch You’re Under Arrest - apparently this cutiepie is a trans lady detective and the rest of the cast at the police station she works with are supportive.

Spoiler alert, but didn’t the only FTM character on this list detransition later on in the manga? I could’ve sworn I saw that on Tumblr recently.

imo it&#8217;s really hard to have mainstream-ish representation of ftM characters. I think a lot of authors are afraid of loosing their &#8220;cute girl&#8221; characters (and also ttly need more tomboy girls in media, but thats beside) because there&#8217;s often a current in the audience of misogyny and transphobia. If a character remains cannon trans male, he becomes &#8220;ugly&#8221; and &#8220;other&#8221;, and the audience feels they have a right to be looking at a &#8220;cute&#8221; girl even if she&#8217;s a &#8220;tomboy&#8221; (esp. if she can be &#8220;trained&#8221; into being more femme) I think it&#8217;s very true of manga/anime, due to the culture and due to the process a lot of manga goes through (reader polls determine what comic is popular, and what ones might get axed from the magazine).
But it&#8217;s also seen in western media, to some limited extent (I can only really think of the webcomic &#8220;Misfile&#8221;, which despite a lot of trans ppl linking to as a &#8220;trans/trans-friendly comic/storyline&#8221;, the main character who could be interpenetrated as ftM spends most of the comic and all of the promo material as a girl, in outfits that show off their ladybuild, despite the character wanting to [return to living] life as a man and being uncomfortable with their New Female Body&#8230;it&#8217;s kind of a reluctant magical male-to-female transformation story really, but the character gets a female-to-male reading because they want to live as a man and express dysphoria, but the creator never really allows them to express trans masculine identity). [mostly explaining for ppl who are not familiar with the comic]
So basically the media consensus is that &#8220;FAAB characters gotta stay ladies&#8221; because trans bodies are gross and weird and it might make the hetero cis men squicked when their waifu wants to be a man (conversely, trans women characters, when not treated with outright contempt, may be allowed because they are seen as a &#8220;special fetish fanservice&#8221; and thus not upsetting to the straight cis dudes. Playing to fetishization only counts if you&#8217;re appealing to cishet men.) Even in stories in &#8220;girls comics&#8221; tend to have the masculine FAAB character &#8220;femme up&#8221; in the end, because she&#8217;s usually supposed to represent the reader (a girl/woman, who may feel &#8220;unfeminine&#8221;) so while the character&#8217;s transgender appearance often grants them access to do cool things (like be a knight or be part of a [homoerotic] host club), she&#8217;s supposed to &#8220;ascend&#8221; to normative beauty/gender traits as an act of triumph (Wear the Gown, Get The Guy, Be the [Lady] Hero) [and conversely, I&#8217;ve yet to see a media that uses a trans woman as the (presumably cis) female mainstream reader&#8217;s surrogate, where her struggle with normative gender/sex traits becomes a triumphant Wear The Gown moment. {aside: while relating gender normativity = triumph is problematic, likewise to as many black women have spoken about feminist/strong female character representation, trans women are typically categorically denied this type of representation as well}.] And again, het cis male readership and editorial oversight can&#8217;t be discounted entirely, they want to have the &#8220;fantasy&#8221; about the [cis, only cis] woman who can &#8220;be part of a man&#8217;s world&#8221; but undergoes a transformation to being gender-normative [so she&#8217;s not a scary cold boss bitch].
Sidenote: Isn&#8217;t Gren intersex? I believe the actual dialogue between her and Faye indicates that she was born &#8220;both male and female&#8221; (paraphrase) and doesn&#8217;t indicate that she transitioned from mtF. I think she speaks about the environment of the planet colony has having some effect on her genes, either prenatal or after living there for sometime? Either way I think it&#8217;s indicated that Gren did not &#8220;transition&#8221; as an act of will.

theytellmerevengeissweet:

thewomanfromitaly:

THIS is why its fucking important to include canon-confirmed trans characters in fiction. This is a “complete” wikipedia page list of known trans characters in animation.

5 of the 6 created in america are nothing but gross, transphobic joke characters meant to be laughed at. Several of the non-american ones, too.. and I’m glad Ivankov isn’t on this list, because I don’t even want to fucking get started on One Piece’s bullshit in this arena.

She-zow is a kids cartoon and to my knowledge, isn’t even trans - Shezow is a little boy with superhero powers that cause him to become(or appear as) a girl while they’re active. Progressive for a kid’s show, and probably a step in the right direction, but not nearly enough.

The rest are from animes and vary from fucked up to positive - and at least from viewing this page, I found out that I’d maybe like to watch You’re Under Arrest - apparently this cutiepie is a trans lady detective and the rest of the cast at the police station she works with are supportive.

Spoiler alert, but didn’t the only FTM character on this list detransition later on in the manga? I could’ve sworn I saw that on Tumblr recently.

imo it’s really hard to have mainstream-ish representation of ftM characters. I think a lot of authors are afraid of loosing their “cute girl” characters (and also ttly need more tomboy girls in media, but thats beside) because there’s often a current in the audience of misogyny and transphobia. If a character remains cannon trans male, he becomes “ugly” and “other”, and the audience feels they have a right to be looking at a “cute” girl even if she’s a “tomboy” (esp. if she can be “trained” into being more femme) I think it’s very true of manga/anime, due to the culture and due to the process a lot of manga goes through (reader polls determine what comic is popular, and what ones might get axed from the magazine).

But it’s also seen in western media, to some limited extent (I can only really think of the webcomic “Misfile”, which despite a lot of trans ppl linking to as a “trans/trans-friendly comic/storyline”, the main character who could be interpenetrated as ftM spends most of the comic and all of the promo material as a girl, in outfits that show off their ladybuild, despite the character wanting to [return to living] life as a man and being uncomfortable with their New Female Body…it’s kind of a reluctant magical male-to-female transformation story really, but the character gets a female-to-male reading because they want to live as a man and express dysphoria, but the creator never really allows them to express trans masculine identity). [mostly explaining for ppl who are not familiar with the comic]

So basically the media consensus is that “FAAB characters gotta stay ladies” because trans bodies are gross and weird and it might make the hetero cis men squicked when their waifu wants to be a man (conversely, trans women characters, when not treated with outright contempt, may be allowed because they are seen as a “special fetish fanservice” and thus not upsetting to the straight cis dudes. Playing to fetishization only counts if you’re appealing to cishet men.)
Even in stories in “girls comics” tend to have the masculine FAAB character “femme up” in the end, because she’s usually supposed to represent the reader (a girl/woman, who may feel “unfeminine”) so while the character’s transgender appearance often grants them access to do cool things (like be a knight or be part of a [homoerotic] host club), she’s supposed to “ascend” to normative beauty/gender traits as an act of triumph (Wear the Gown, Get The Guy, Be the [Lady] Hero) [and conversely, I’ve yet to see a media that uses a trans woman as the (presumably cis) female mainstream reader’s surrogate, where her struggle with normative gender/sex traits becomes a triumphant Wear The Gown moment. {aside: while relating gender normativity = triumph is problematic, likewise to as many black women have spoken about feminist/strong female character representation, trans women are typically categorically denied this type of representation as well}.]
And again, het cis male readership and editorial oversight can’t be discounted entirely, they want to have the “fantasy” about the [cis, only cis] woman who can “be part of a man’s world” but undergoes a transformation to being gender-normative [so she’s not a scary cold boss bitch].

Sidenote: Isn’t Gren intersex? I believe the actual dialogue between her and Faye indicates that she was born “both male and female” (paraphrase) and doesn’t indicate that she transitioned from mtF. I think she speaks about the environment of the planet colony has having some effect on her genes, either prenatal or after living there for sometime? Either way I think it’s indicated that Gren did not “transition” as an act of will.