Posted 1 hour ago

Fleur de lis by Robert Reid | Branches with Almond Blossom by Vincent van GoghAmalia de Llano y Dotres, Countess of Vilches by Federico de Madrazo |The anticipated letterby Harry George Theaker|We Both Must Fade (Mrs. Fithian) by Lilly Martin Spencer

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(Source: decomposion)

Posted 8 hours ago

I try to learn the basics of a new skill every summer in order to improve my art as a whole.
Let’s all learn together. :D

Posted 8 hours ago

I want to learn animation basics this summer. I also want to learn comic basics. This is on top of working full time. Decisions decisions.

Posted 9 hours ago

mszombi:

Look at this little goblin

(Source: anti-krist)

Posted 21 hours ago
Guess who figured out how to mimic Copic markers in Photoshop… ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Guess who figured out how to mimic Copic markers in Photoshop… ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Posted 21 hours ago
Posted 23 hours ago
smashsurvey:

For two days, we surveyed the fan presence for the narrative podcast Welcome to Night Vale here on tumblr. Commonplace Books’ horror/mystery series follows the broadcasts of Cecil Palmer, a radio host in the town of Night Vale. Cecil’s dynamic with his boyfriend Carlos is a frequent feature on the show and has been a point of contention with homophobic bloggers on the site before, but now it seems WTNV’s diverse cast and progressive stance has attracted a new kind of scumbag attitude. 

So, is the WTNV fandom community racist? 
We asked the tags if they thought the community that formed around Night Vale had turned unwelcoming towards people of color and interpretations of figures on the show as characters of color — and, specifically, if they’d seen accepted white supremacist and overtly racist attitudes in what should be safe fan spaces. For a show as progressive and accepting as Night Vale is, the results were upsetting. 
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"We talk a lot about media not living up to the expectations of its audience — but in the case of WTNV, can the fans of a show fail to live up the expectations of its creators?”
^This is serious. This is the image the fandom shows to the community at large; the writing has always been on the wall, and now it’s even more clear.  Is this really the image we want to put forth?  Actions need to be taken.

smashsurvey:

For two days, we surveyed the fan presence for the narrative podcast Welcome to Night Vale here on tumblr. Commonplace Books’ horror/mystery series follows the broadcasts of Cecil Palmer, a radio host in the town of Night Vale. Cecil’s dynamic with his boyfriend Carlos is a frequent feature on the show and has been a point of contention with homophobic bloggers on the site before, but now it seems WTNV’s diverse cast and progressive stance has attracted a new kind of scumbag attitude. 

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So, is the WTNV fandom community racist? 

We asked the tags if they thought the community that formed around Night Vale had turned unwelcoming towards people of color and interpretations of figures on the show as characters of color — and, specifically, if they’d seen accepted white supremacist and overtly racist attitudes in what should be safe fan spaces. For a show as progressive and accepting as Night Vale is, the results were upsetting. 

Read More

"We talk a lot about media not living up to the expectations of its audience — but in the case of WTNV, can the fans of a show fail to live up the expectations of its creators?”

^This is serious. This is the image the fandom shows to the community at large; the writing has always been on the wall, and now it’s even more clear.  Is this really the image we want to put forth?  Actions need to be taken.

Posted 1 day ago

but you’re only the undertaker

auctoricide:

your queers need to shut up
because entertainment media is the fanciest graveyard.
they need to shut up because people
are killing to be buried here.
after all
you bury your queers because you love them
it’s not like you bury them because you’re fucking frightened
it’s not like you murder your darlings because you are terrified
they’ll conspire with your readers and plot the death of the author.

maybe you bury your queers as to grant no one any incentive
lest your actors be unshackled from your offered arcadia
lest they go mad and film their own unlicensed pornographies
that violate your copyrights of your queers buried between your frames.

and when you bury your queers between the pages
blame the bigotry of your editor
who will blame the bigotry of the publishers
who will blame an irate imaginary audience
and all of you will blame an indifferent imaginary public.
introspection is too close to breaking into graves
so just bury the queers down there
with the skeleton service.

the skeleton service is all i know
it pours me my drinks
we speak about the myth of mirrors
we speak about stripping ourselves down to the bones
(you unbury us when you need shambling contradictions
you unbury us to craft villains and frankensteins)
first they are saints and then they are exhumed for parts.

you bury mad men
the way you bury martyrs
we turn to dust and
dust buries the invisible.
you don’t have to suffer guilt
you’re only the undertaker
there’s a reason you don’t check for a pulse first.

(if all else fails bury them in ennui
bury them in uninspiration
bury them fettered to a story so insipid
no one answers the chimes in the graveyard shift)

i’m tired of graverobbing in the deserts of your narratives
i’m tired of unearthing tombs that tell me everything
you think i should know:
that i am irrelevant
that i am unrelateable
that i am unwanted.

and out here your sands will sweep over me
the way they have swept over your phantoms of me.
i’m only doing you a favor:
i’m only burying myself deeper.

Wow.  That’s really the only word I can bring to mind.

Posted 1 day ago

juliancallos:

Hey guys! Signed, limited edition prints of Sun, Earth, and Moon from COSMOS are coming out tomorrow via The People’s Print Shop! Keep an eye out!

thepeoplesprintshop:

The People’s Printshop will be releasing three prints by artist Julian Callos tomorrow at a random time.  Be sure and follow our Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date.

Posted 1 day ago

saltysalmonella:

kateordie:

comicsalliance:

FAKE GEEK GUYS: A MESSAGE TO MEN ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT

By Andy Khouri

“I think this woman is wrong about something on the Internet. Clearly my best course of action is to threaten her with rape.”

That’s crazy talk, right? So why does it happen all the time?

Honest question, dudes.

That women are harassed online is not news. That women in comics and the broader fandom cultures are harassed online is not news. That these women are routinely transmitted anonymous messages describing graphic sexual violence perpetrated upon them for transgressions as grave as not liking a thing… that is actually news to me, and it’s probably news to a lot of you guys reading this.

So what do we do about it?

This.

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This is important.

Read the comments! It’s actually looking up.

There’s still a long way to go, but I think slowly but surely, things are getting better.