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noodlyappendage:

radioonsoundoff:

Color test for The Grey Girl.

Reuploaded because I forgot the port wine birthmark. (whoops)

It is so gorgeous I’m losing my mind. Oh geez. This is why collaborations are great. This is so different from how it looked in my head when I wrote it, and that’s great. I love this better. Can’t wait to see it all finished!

noodlyappendage:

radioonsoundoff:

Color test for The Grey Girl.

Reuploaded because I forgot the port wine birthmark. (whoops)

It is so gorgeous I’m losing my mind. Oh geez. This is why collaborations are great. This is so different from how it looked in my head when I wrote it, and that’s great. I love this better. Can’t wait to see it all finished!

ryannorth:

Hello all teachers and professors! I know you all read my Tumblr without exception, so this is a great place to talk about this.

Please stop assigning your students to interview cartoonists. I love students and I love doing interviews, but I can only do so much, and when you…

valvala:

Queenie ✨💖✨

Never stop. Ever.

valvala:

Queenie ✨💖✨

Never stop. Ever.

liberatingreality:

Reject the mainstream machine of misinformation.

News is entertainment. We let it become that. It’s not going to stop being that. I’ve seen how this sausage is made. There are some very hardworking people who want to tell you what’s really happening, and those people are completely beat down and trampled by people trying to make money by telling you whatever you want to hear so long as you sit through the ads and make them money.
The internet has its own flaws. Misinformation is just as rampant, it just typically isn’t for profit, unless you can pay rent with “teh lulz” or the satisfaction that your lies will keep those uppity minorities down.
Always be skeptical. Always seek out information from many different sources. Take nothing at face value. Question things constantly.

liberatingreality:

Reject the mainstream machine of misinformation.

News is entertainment. We let it become that. It’s not going to stop being that. I’ve seen how this sausage is made. There are some very hardworking people who want to tell you what’s really happening, and those people are completely beat down and trampled by people trying to make money by telling you whatever you want to hear so long as you sit through the ads and make them money.

The internet has its own flaws. Misinformation is just as rampant, it just typically isn’t for profit, unless you can pay rent with “teh lulz” or the satisfaction that your lies will keep those uppity minorities down.

Always be skeptical. Always seek out information from many different sources. Take nothing at face value. Question things constantly.

A few shipping notes

I don’t want it to be this mysterious process that makes you think I’m some kind of fancy operation. Let’s be transparent about what goes on behind the scenes of mailing out these books.

  • The prices for shipping are as close to the exact amounts that the post office charges me to ship them, plus a tiny amount for other mailing supplies like envelopes, mailing labels, tape, etc. All those little things can add up. I don’t make any money from the shipping costs, but I don’t want to lose money on it either. I spent a lot of time with trial and error getting these prices just so.
  • I am not Amazon. You won’t get your package in two days. Aside from a couple hours per week with my intern and the occasional visit from a kind friend, I am doing all of this myself. I am going as fast as I can, but hundreds of orders take time. I totally get that you’re excited and you just can’t wait to get stuff, and that’s flattering in its own weird and stressful way. I appreciate your patience.
  • International orders go out slower than orders to the USA because of customs forms. The post office will only give me a few dozen at a time, and the process of putting postage on them takes longer, too.
  • Please try to double check your address before you confirm your order. I’m doing my best to make sure address changes happen, but we can all avoid the headache if you double check.

I hope this all seems reasonable to you when you go to buy books from me. Just respect that I’m one human, and we’ll all do alright.

YU+ME omnibus editions are now for sale! The whole series in print, plus almost 100 pages that are not in the web, half of which have never been in previous print editions. I have a limited supply and this is the only print run I’m doing. I also have Meaty Yogurt volume 1, Darlin’ It’s Betta Down Where It’s Wetta, Comic Stripper, and a whole bunch of shirts and stickers and other stuff. The mega book bundle gets you everything I have in print. You can also get them as ebooks!

If you signed up for the mailing list, check your email for the coupon code that gets you $5 off. Most of y’all haven’t read the email, so go look for it!

If you want it by Christmas, you gotta order it by the end of November.

Be careful who you vent to.

Realest shit I’ve heard all morning.  (via senyahearts)

fuck yes

(via eatmushroomsgivehugs)

A lesson only ever learned the hard way.

Mansplaining

faitherinhicks:

kurtbusiek:

There was a little back-and-forth this morning on Twitter about a question Gail Simone and Kelly Sue DeConnick were asked on a con panel, about how to write believable female characters. Deb Aoki wondered aloud (or a-tweet) whether male writers should be asked how to write believable male characters.

The conversation got me thinking (or at least typing), and here, preserved for questionable posterity, is what I had to say, somewhat edited for clarity:

I’ve never been asked how to write believable male characters. I have been asked how to write believable female characters, as if they’re alien beings or something.

“How do I write believable women?” from male writers, is essentially asking how to write characters that are different from you. But all characters are different from you, or should be, unless they’re you. Characters are individuals, not types. If you’re writing them as types, you’re doing it wrong.

All characters are like you in some ways, and not like you in others. How do you write the parts that aren’t like you? Same as you do with any character. You have eyes, ears and a brain. You write from observation, experience, research and analysis.

If you’re writing a woman, you’re not writing a “women.” Write her. That character, that individual. A person, not a category.

Hillary Clinton, Sally Ride, Honey Boo-Boo and Dolley Madison don’t all want the same things, don’t all try to get them the same way, don’t come from the same background, have the same families, education, outlook, etc. Just the same as a similar group of men.

Write characters from who they are, what they want, where they come from, how they challenge or hide from problems, etc. Characters are individuals. They behave like themselves, not like some monolithic expression of their gender, race, religion or whatever else.

If you’re a white agnostic from New England and you’re writing a white Catholic from Georgia, you’re writing someone who’s different from you, and you need to use observation, experience, analysis, projection and maybe research to get it right. Same thing if the character is a woman, or Hispanic, or transgender, or 180-degrees from you politically, or whatever. You are always writing characters who aren’t the same as you.

Write ‘em as individuals. What do they want? How are they trying to get it? Them, as individuals. Their gender, their skin color, their cultural context, their life experience, all of these things will shape who they are, what they want, how they approach life. Use it all.

If I’m writing a black woman from St. Louis who’s an ex-Navy aviator whose parents have doctorates, she’s going to be way different from a blonde popstar millionaire who grew up an orphan. That they’re both women is only one part of them, and I need to write from all of it.

With any character, it comes back to: Who are they, where do they come from, what do they want, how do they try to get it? Any character.

Also useful advice if you find yourself writing alien beings. Or your neighbor.

Great writing advice from the one & only Kurt Busiek (who also wrote the introduction to Superhero Girl). :D

This is so important!

I seem to remember reading that you script all your comics in advance, and used a specific program to do it, but for the life of me I could not find the post. @_@ Am I imagining things?

I use Movie Draft and like it very much.

eevachu:

rosalarian:

polks:

peabug:

a while ago i reblogged a paypal tutorial with some extra info / warnings in the comments, but the site updated so i figured i’d make my own tutorial with all that extra info added in

  •  if you’re new to paypal, “Send & Request” is at the top of the page - click that and then select “Pay for goods or services”
  • paypal says they will take a cut of the money when it gets to me but it’s only 2.9%, meaning anywhere from a couple of cents to a buck with the rates i usually charge. if you wanna be nice you can add that 2.9% in but i don’t expect people to and i don’t mind if you don’t
  • MAKE SURE YOU SELECT “NO ADDRESS NEEDED”. if you select the other options paypal will think i’m shipping you physical goods and expect me to cough up proof that i did - and they’ll flag me if i don’t!
  • as mentioned in the photoset, i need to be very careful about what people mention in the payment notes so that paypal doesn’t think i’m up to any fishy business and lock me down for it. all i need is for you to tell me who you are (tumblr / DA / FA account name etc) so i know who’s sending me what. if your blog name is ballslappingsex69.tumblr.com then consider using a nickname.

Always good reminders if you’re unfamiliar with how paypal works, because it’s so damn handy! That said, pretty sure trying to slap on charges to cover that 2.9% afterwards is against paypal policy and as the seller of whatever you’re expected to cover it. Adjust your prices accordingly BEFORE taking commissions/etc to account for it.

I’m continuously frustrated by paypal’s policies and habit of locking accounts over innocuous things, using some nebulous and poorly-defined “moral standards” to basically say “I know person A paid person B some money, but neither one has access to those funds anymore and I guess by default we get to keep it oh gosh golly.” It should never be anybody’s business how I make my money.

But in the meantime, find a workaround.

Guys, there is a much simpler way to do this and that is through INVOICES.  With an invoice, you control what is said, what the settings of the transaction is and I don’t believe there is ANY way for a customer to leave a comment (correct me if I’m wrong).  You can also send a reminder if the invoice hasn’t been paid.

All that you need to send an invoice is your customer’s email, they don’t even need a Pay Pal account, just a credit card to pay.

Take control, use invoices!

Here is a tutorial. GO FORTH AND INVOICE.

That is very true. Invoices are the best way to do it. I always forget about invoices.