My new #ironfist #overtherainbow #pumps came in today just in time for my weekend in surrey! So cute!
Note: This article was written by me, Gail, in 2011, and contains some helpful, but sometimes slightly harsh, information designed to explain what aspiring creators face. It is a bit bracing, but I think the truth is the most important advice you can get. Enjoy.
Brutal Tips On Breaking In To Comics
All right, recently, I lost two very dear friends of mine, writers who were intelligent, inspiring and endlessly supportive to me. One was Perry Moore, author of the lgbtq YA superhero novel HERO, and the other was Dwayne McDuffie, one of the finest writers of comics and animation ever.
Really quick #moleskin #doodle today. One of my favorite sleuths #blacksad #readcomicsbro
Know the fucking difference.
Feminism is a good thing. Some people (a loud minority of people really) who think they’re feminists are bordering on misandrists - that’s what gives feminism a bad name. They’re not feminists if they put down men while bringing up women. People who hate the feminist movement because it puts down men don’t hate feminism - they hate misandry.
This is actually great to know. I had such a negative look on feminists (even as a woman) and it was because of the misandrists. Not the feminists.
So thank you for sharing.
#moogles #mognet #sketchdaily #ff9 #finalfantasy #moleskin #watercolor
I can’t even tell you how many years I’ve wanted to draw a mognet pic. I never had the courage. How silly is that?
My sister got me this #moleskin sketchbook for my birthday in February. Im only just putting some use into it. #Disney #littlemermaid
I’ve been silently developing something fun for me to work on between projects. Although it’s probably more work load than I anticipated as I really wanted to do a certain colouring style that’s …. not exactly easily pulled off for me >_<
Should start sharing the results in the next few months.
I’ve noticed an increase in followers these last few weeks. I wanted to say HI, Hello and Welcome! I am a bit of a silent stalker and re-blogger, but shall be sharing more sketches and wips in the next week or so since my work load has reduced a little.
I’ve noticed a lot of new flowers are web-comic artists too! Please comment and share your creations for everyone to see!
So it turns out that even if I say no, if a company doesn’t like my answer, they’ll do it anyway. A big “fuck you” to poprageous, who I contacted last year, received a reply that essentially said “no I won’t pay you,” and then did it anyway 12 months later (I suppose she hoped I would forget about her?).
Before I replied to her first scummy email where she only says that she’d send me a FREE PAIR (oh WOW), I made a blog post
I had recently undergone other companies trying to do the same thing and her email reply to me was just nothing short of incredibly shitty. After seeing my post (which didn’t mention her company or anything) she thought it would be a good idea to send me an email trying to make ME feel bad that I didn’t just ASK for money for using my artwork. That it was on ME to ask about royalties, not about her fucking company to actually fairly pay artists or anything.
"I saw your post - what do u want to get paid? Let’s work out a royalty. jeeeez all u had to do was ask."
All I had to do was ask? That’s pretty hilarious, considering she asked, I said no, and she went ahead with it anyway.
Regardless, this is shit. Companies shouldn’t act like this. People using creator’s works just because they exist and feel like they should be able to is just absolutely bullshit.
The most appalling thing about this is seriously the fact that I said no and she did it anyway. I said no and she did it anyway.
This is how little most companies respect and regard artists. Thanks a lot, Cher Park.
Feel free to let her know that it’s not acceptable to pull this bullshit with her company email, firstname.lastname@example.org - please don’t be rude or anything, but this is definitely not okay and she needs to not do this to other artists in the future.
Oh yes, let me not forgot to mention: she has no trace of credit on the image, this time. She posted an instagram earlier a year ago with credit to my name, but it seems she’d rather remove it so that I not find out, I guess.
Good job, Cher Park.
Oh good! There are leggings, too!
hey everybody! don’t buy this shit! fuck these guys!
Do not buy from these terrible people and spread the word that Poprageous can’t be trusted.
Please be aware of companies like this and don’t support them even though it’s tempting. If you think the art belongs to an artist and is being used without permission its always wise to bring it to their attention. Artists really do appreciate it even if they did give permission!
Why don’t most superheroines look like this?
Because most comic books are drawn by men.
Reblogging for artistic reference.
Yes. Artistic reference is why I am reblogging this.
This is why I hate it when people draw the likes of Wonder Woman or Power Girl or She-Hulk without making them muscular because ‘that’s not feminine’. Because clearly, you know, it bloody well is.
Totally reblogging for the artistic reference. Definitely.
artistic reference my ass i’m reblogging this because she’s fucking beautiful and her body is inspiring. also she so cute
You want to see something punny ??
So I found this harlequin romance paperback today, and normally I just toss those right over without paying them much mind, but the cover of this one made me pause. Sure that the artist was just taking liberties, I checked out the back.
I’m dubious. I should read a passage:
It is a literal bear.
Okay yeah I’ll admit it I’m going to read this but only because it sounds like the most fucked up romance novel in existence.
You have some explaining to do, Canada.
You guys don’t understand. Screw it being a bestseller, 50 Shades of Gray is a bestseller, this book won the Governor General’s Award. That’s the highest literary award in Canada. That’s the pulitzer prize of Canadian literature. Bear is a part of Canadian literary history.
i had to read this book in uni for my first year Canadian literature class. When we first heard of it we were like, “Oh the Bear’s a metaphor or some shit.” but then one kid read ahead, and was like, “Guys, no, she literally fucks the bear. She fucked a bear.”
… Canada, I think we’re all owed an explanation about this.
Hey man! This book is news to me! Like I know Canada is obsessed with the wild but not to this extent. @_@