I'm working on a script for a comic I'm creating. My cast is primarily female and I'm worried I have too many women. When you're writing CM (since your cast is largely female) do you ever think, "there should be a guy in here somewhere?" And if so, what do you do? I'm really comfortable writing women, and I love my characters... I see no need for anymore men in the story at this time, but I'm afraid it won't appeal to a large enough audience. 3 prominent women to 1 supporting male? Too much?
>too many women
I’m sorry, I don’t know what those words mean in that order.
>do you ever think, “there should be a guy in here somewhere?”
>I see no need for anymore men in the story at this time, but I’m afraid it won’t appeal to a large enough audience.
You’re trying to sell a thing you haven’t even written yet. Write the story you would write if you were just going to put it in a drawer.
Write the story you want to read.
Lumberjanes is all women and is kicking ass. So, no, there is no such thing as “too many women” in a story.
I love Lumberjanes.
“Write the story you would write if you were just going to put it in a drawer.” Ahhhhhhhh that’s such good advice! And also good advice on there not being such a thing as too many women in a story. We’re still so vastly underrepresented, and women want to read stories about ourselves. The only people who are gonna complain are jerks and who even cares what they think?
Because it came from Hell.
Which comic of yours, if any, does your current avatar come from? It is the cutest thing!
Today I was just tumblering as usual, and stumbled upon your Meaty Yogurt comic strip, I figured hey I'm just gonna read this little comic, realized it was a super long story, got totally absorbed by it and read for about an hour and a half. I can't really explain why I liked it so much, but it's like home and childhood with a dab of punk, kitsch and dreaminess, or something, I just, uh, ok, bye.
I’m so glad people are enjoying this comic! I want to work on it even more. Thank you! <3
I think this was my favorite illustration out of them all. Ages ago, I had to illustrate a train station scene, and looking back I was mortified by the result. This was a way to try it again and redeem myself a bit. Also, getting to draw a hat box and a dolman in the same illustration was a highlight.
Illustration is for the second volume of the Ouroboros Cycle.
Fyodor is inspirational in that kind of way that makes me want to work even harder and be even better. Everything he does is amazing.
New Home Is Where The Internet Is! Tumblr’s 10-page limit is keeping me from posting the whole thing, so head on over to the webcomic to read the rest (plus a blog post with Paris photos and doodles).
I’m going to Strasbourg tomorrow!!! I’m so excited. We might take a day trip into Germany and the Black Forest 8-D AHHHHHH. Back soon, love and hugs~
-Your friend Tally
Tally is not only an AMAZING comic artist but she’s living the dream! I hope my girls grow up and don’t let the constant yet abstract notion of fear dictate how they live in this world. Way to go Tally!! :D
I love this so much! As someone who’s only really started to travel in the last year, I totally get that initial terror. I’ve been pretty fortunate, and made so many friends all over the world. I went to Boston on a whim this weekend and got to spend an evening with comic people I met mostly through twitter - and everyone was wonderful. Yes, I got terrible food poisoning on the way home, but I also got to have barbecue and Manhattans with people who used to be strangers. Travel! It’s good for you.
I’ve been experiencing something like this a lot, too, and it’s so true! Even when the motel is covered in blood or people are throwing rocks at us or any number of bad and kinda scary happenings, traveling is so much fun and worth it and I feel so alive!
on your latest update post, are you aware that the link goes not to meaty yogurt but to monster pulse? (which is also quite good but i suspect that wasn't your intention there)
Haha oops! I was reading that right before I made the tumblr post. Thank you so much for the heads up.
The correct link is right here, but also, have you guys read Monster Pulse? Because it’s great.
Jackie is not ready to parasail in today’s Meaty Yogurt. Read this comic from the beginning here. Updates every Monday.
Preparations for our tour are kicking into even higher gear. Brand new acts, brand new music, brand new cities, brand new girls! Well, new to us. They were well-seasoned before we met them. Here’s where we’ll be in May:
May 1, Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines
May 2, The Red Eye Bar & Casino, Sioux Falls
May 3, House of Rock, Eau Claire
May 4, Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater, Minneapolis
May 5, The Chesterfield, Sioux City
May 7, The Waiting Room Lounge, Omaha
May 8, RecordBar, Kansas City
May 9, Pitters Cafe and Lounge, Cape Girardeau
May 10, Newbys, Memphis
May 16, The Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids
May 17, Eronel, Dubuque
May 23, Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, Kalamazoo
May 24, The White Rabbit Cabaret, Indianapolis
May 30, The Avenue Cafe, Lansing
May 31, Park Theater, Holland
It’s coming up fast. Some of these places we’ve been to before and I know they always sell out, so get tickets while you can. Don’t miss our amazing musical sex comedy.
Places I will be this spring. It’s really gonna be awesome.