No Gods Or Kings,talking about arcane female cartoonist circles in the Skype chat tonight.
No Gods Or Kings,talking about arcane female cartoonist circles in the Skype chat tonight.
Starting a weird new thing, will be lots more pics soon
Sparkler Monthly is the new manga-magazine style publication on the block, and their publisher (Chromatic Press) presents an awesome opportunity for cartoonists whose crafts have been influenced by the Japanese comics and animation market to get paid for their work! Very few publishers respect “manga style” artists or actively look for them, so Sparkler Monthly is a huge deal in my book! They are also committed to a wide array of POC and LGBTQ+ representation in what they publish and center themselves around catering to the female gaze. I don’t think enough people know about them yet, »>clickity»> which is probably why a membership drive is necessary «<click«<! It’s totally worth it to support this! At the very least, take a quick look at their titles (comics, prose, and audio dramas) and see if you can’t find something you enjoy. They even have a section called Cherry Bomb for more saucy/sexy material, loads of subscriber exclusives, and a distro service pushing out stuff like fucking Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal books and merch. Seriously. Go there now.
(“Awake” illustration by Angela Sham)
I wholeheartedly and fully agree with everything said here! Sparkler Monthly is SO GREAT you guys! So great! I used to constantly, loudly, obnoxiously lament that something exactly like this didn’t exist— and now it does! So please, subscribe! Give a subscription as a gift, tell a friend, whatever! They’re so cool and great and think of how many cool and great people could get PAID to make COOL AND GREAT STUFF with your subscription! JUST THINK!!
Y’all know how Heidi and I talk about supporting the industry you want to work in? Sparkler Magazine is just such an opportunity. In fact, Chromatic Press is pretty much THE opportunity an American has to draw manga inspired comics in the US right now. I live on the east coast, so I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting the staff at any cons (yet), but as an east coaster with limited opportunities to see my comics printed or distributed by others, I understand how very important it is to support a publisher that’s willing to take such a big risk. OEL manga and manga influenced comics are a hard sell, and it’s only getting harder, so please consider supporting such a wonderful magazine. I just signed up for a year membership, which was really quite affordable, and I look forward to enjoying the upcoming months of comics, and look forward to being introduced to new artists.
The serious question now is do I want the standard year membership, or the super awesome VIP membership…..
This is freaking awesome, you guys. Thank you so much. ;_;
Reblogging for extra commentary above and to say NO PROBLEM because Sparkler Monthly is an important milestone in female-centric media!
Anonymous said: I feel so useless sitting here. What can I do to help Ferguson??
national moment of silence 2014 (for victims of police brutality)
share the following:
Ferguson Police Department
Email (taken off the site)
222 S. Florissant Road
Ferguson, MO 63135
***SIGNAL BOOST!!!!WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE***
More stuff you can do.
- Donate money to have those arrested in Ferguson released on bail. These people belong on the streets, especially at a time like this.
- Send a note of condolence to the family of Michael Brown. Let’s not forget the tragedy that started this.
- Donate to the Michael Brown Memorial Fund. This is an official fundraiser run by the Brown family’s lawyers. They are going through so much, lets make sure at the very least it isn’t a financial burden.
- Help get people on the ground. There are activists and reporters who want to do their part and get to Ferguson. Donate and get them there. I am so far aware of Zellie Imani, Zak Jemmott, and JR Valrey (a reporter for SF Bay View).
- Donate to the Ferguson Youth Initiative.The children of this community deserve better than to be gunned down. Make sure they get that in the future.
- Find a National Moment of Silence in your area. If one doesn’t exist, start one. Share this experience with others. Solidarity is important.
- Keep awareness up. Not just among the like-minded people on tumblr, this is something everyone needs to be aware of.
- Spread accurate information. There is a lot of distortion going on here and spreading every piece of information as it is reported only makes that worse. First and foremost make sure you are listening carefully, then share what is important and relevant.
If you are aware of any good causes or ways to help that I have missed, please reblog and add them.
And here’s some of what you can do about it from however many miles away you are.
sunvapor said: What the fucks happening in Ferguson?
Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.
Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (EDIT: i’ve discovered that the Brown family wishes for any and all photos of Michael lying in the streets to be removed. please respect this and do so)
There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident), that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.
According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.
According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.
Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)
The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]
Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.
It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.
And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.
And here is the Cliff’s Notes version.