Another mermaid magical girl sketch, revamping characters I created when I was 12. I’m basing them off specific fish now, with this gal being based on a halibut, which is a pretty wide fish. Originally this character was light-skinned Japanese, like all the characters, because I was a weeaboo when I was 12. If I do end up making an actual comic of this, I’d like to be a bit more diverse than that, especially since I’d probably set it in America now.
Mermaid magical girl warm up drawing time!
So, this character is from one of the first comics I ever made, back in 7th grade. This was when my mermaid obsession started, which lined up with my Sailor Moon obsession. There was a group of mermaids, who all had magical powers, and they all go to high school and have romances because of course they do when you’re 12 and writing a story.
But I’ve often thought about working with the idea of magical girl mermaids again. Would you guys read a story about superhero mermaids?(Though I’m pretty sure if you already follow me, you’re probably at least a little okay with that.)
Feminism is having a wardrobe malfunction.
Does your brand of feminism remove barriers for women, or simply move them around? Does is expand options for women, or does it just shift them? You don’t liberate women by forcing them to choose option B instead of option A. What is comfortable for you might not be comfortable for someone else, and it’s entirely possible that what you see as oppressive, other women find comfortable or even downright liberating.
Before you think the girl in the middle is a strawman, let me tell you I used to be her, back in my misguided youth. I considered myself the standard to which other people should adhere. But that was stupid. It’s not up to me to tell people how to dress, and it’s much nicer to let everyone choose for themselves.
Some women would feel naked without a veil. Some women would find it restrictive. Some women would feel restricted by a bra. Some women would feel naked without one. Some women would feel restricted by a tight corset. Others love them. Some wear lots of clothes with a corset. Some only wear the corset and nothing else. What makes any article of clothing oppressive is someone forcing you to wear it. And it’s just as oppressive to force someone not to wear something that they want to wear.
Rhonda is spending more and more time in a dreamland that may or may not be real fighting monsters and banging ladies. In this month’s Eat Me, she has some nice charcuterie and goes face to face with the mother of all monsters. This is one of my NSFW porno comics on Filthy Figments so don’t read it at work unless you work at a really cool place.
This is the 14th chapter. There are 3 left after this. It’s coming to its epic climax!
I’m back on tour, which means more Comic Stripper pages! Full tour schedule here. I have two mini comics, one of which is brand spanking new, and of course my smutty mermaid graphic novel.
I’m not going to be around much for the next couple weeks, since I’ll be spreading joy to Floridians while trying to figure out how to actually steal sunshine. (Perhaps a review of Len’s discography is in order.)
But I’ll be running tour diary comics on my burlesque tumblr on every day that we have a show! They were drawn a while ago, from a tour we did almost a year ago. I have about 250 pages worth of these comics sketched, and making more all the time.
I finished the inside of Meaty Yogurt book one and found I had one extra page that needed to be filled, so I decided to draw a scene that happens often in the comic but is never really shown. Saffron loves making clothes, and Jackie loves getting new clothes, so this is something the two of them do for fun often. Saffron’s sewing room, like any sewing room, is too cluttered for her to remember where she put Jackie’s measurements, so she has to do this every time they start a project. And of course Jackie soon tires of her new outfits and wants different ones a couple weeks later. But she pays for all the materials and doesn’t bug Saffron when it takes two months for Saffron to finish putting the sleeves on a shirt. Well, only a little. Saffron made the skirt she’s wearing but the sweater came from a thrift store. Jackie got her underwear on sale for a steal.
I promise you there’s nothing better you could be doing this weekend than coming to our show called “Ass Tits Brains and Vagina!” We have been working hard on the new show and we’re really proud of it. It’s gotten kind of weird lately. You really haven’t seen anything like this. 3 hours of entertainment for $10? That is a fucking steal.
So many fantastic songs from this live band. You like over the top showtunes? We got showtunes. You like prog rock? We got prog rock. You like disco? We got disco. You like Tom Waits? We got
Tom Waits the actual mana song inspired by Tom Waits. You like rap? Mr Happy Pants pretends he knows what he’s doing with a Beastie Boys cover. And more.
Please come to our show! It’s gonna be good and we wanna kick our new tour off right. It’s worth leaving the house, I promise. We’ll warm you up real good.
In today’s Lady Eudora Henley update, the story’s TITular character declares a BDSM triathlon and our heroine is nervous about the competition. Also, I drew some mighty complicated backgrounds and clothing again, and wept. Read it on FilthyFigments.com!
My witchsona. When I look at this, I feel like I’m having an out of body experience, because this is what my actual soul looks like.
(Go look at other witchsonas.)