Aww, thanks! ♥ I’ve never liked my voice that much, I was sort of hoping doing LPs would help me gain some confidence. And yeah this game is AMAZING, though I suspect it will probably make me cry.
I’m doing Let’s Plays now!!
I’m diving in to doing YouTube stuff pretty hardcore now. I would really appreciate if y’all could subscribe maybe? It will actually really help me out!
(sidenote: I love drawing derpfaces like this.)
This is totally not art, but this is my first ever gameplay video. I put a lot of work into it and maybe you’ll get a giggle out of me being super bad at TF2.
I won’t just be doing games on my YouTube channel! I plan on posting animations and art time lapses, too. :3c
hey everybody, i’m being ~that guy~ again.
i got into SPX! it’s gonna be my first convention outside of the UK, i’m pretty excited! but with my computer still on the verge of death and airplane tickets this is gonna be an expensive year, so i’m selling a bunch of stuff.
this is mainly aimed at UK people and people i know irl, because international shipping gets pricy, but if there’s something you really want shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and i’ll let you know how much shipping would be!
or if you don’t see anything, please help out by sharing this!
onto the list:
SIGNAL BOOST! Josceline Fenton is one of my favorite artists and I sure would like to see her at SPX!
a double post!
I apologize as I’ve posted like NOTHING recently, I’ve been super swamped busy with several different jobs. Which is good because its work. And work means paying the bills. Kind of.
Still, I could use a Tom Hiddleston. To cheer me up.
Heidi’s comics are brilliant and you should be reading them.
Seeing some of the ads on Freelanced.com for people wanting comic artists just makes me hate my industry more and more, and in turn just makes me hate everything else in general.
Three hundred bucks to draw a 500-strip book? A thousand bucks for six 22-page issues?? Thirty dollars for 18 textbook illustrations??? Five hundred bucks for 1001 Biblical illustrations????
Fuck you guys. Actually, fuck all of you. I want you all to stick your hands into the nearest threshing machine and flip the ON switch. Or maybe slam your face into the next jar of sharpened pencils you see. Right on the pointy tips. Or better yet, spend the next few months doing the work yourself for three hundred bucks, and see how well YOU do, assholes.
The standard for how comic artists are paid is down right vomit inducing. Apparently no one understands that without an artist, the comic does not exist.
Don’t work for free, guys. Don’t work for cheap, either. Your work is more valuable than that.
I’m going to put this on my art blog, because this is important. Don’t ever work for rates like these. Ever. Refuse the job. Demand more money, and demand a percentage up front. And if they won’t give it to you, walk away.
Comic artists (and writers, and colorists) are going to keep getting swindled like this unless we collectively come together and demand to be paid like real humans for all the hard work we do. Because fuck this noise.
I’m actually in the process of getting Volume 2 of Distillum printed! Once I have the final proof approved, I’ll be taking preorders :D And yeah, lots of other comics too!
Reminder that I have a Patreon campaign! If you like the comic, you can directly support me for only $1 a month!
Yooooo guys. I know I’ve posted about this before, but I feel like I should remind people of something very important.
Adblock is an awesome thing. It allows you to block annoying pop up ads, ads that automatically play sounds, and other things that make browsing the interwebs annoying as shit. But let’s stop and think for a second about another thing using adblock does: It takes income away from independent creators.
A lot of YouTube creators (which I plan on becoming one soon, jsyk) are getting their January and February numbers, and some of them are seeing HALF the profits they need to be making. Which, for most small creators, isn’t much to begin with. Also consider that YouTube takes a hefty cut of everything they make from the ads on their videos, and ultimately they’re left with very, very little.
I’m not talking about the huge channels with tens of millions of subscribers. I’m talking about that small gaming channel you like, of that dude who does funny animations you like to watch, or the vlogger with a small following. Adblock does the same thing to your favorite webcomic creators who have ads on their comic site.
People monetize their channels and put ads on their site because they’re bringing you free entertainment. It does not put you out that much to handle an ad or two, especially when you consider that the money from those ads is most likely helping that creator pay their rent and buy groceries.
You pay for everything else in your life. You watch ads on shows and movies that you’re already paying for. I don’t understand why a small ad on what is essentially free content is such a horrible thing to deal with.
"But ads suck! I love Adblock!" the masses cry. I get it. I get why Adblock is awesome. But every time you view that small creator’s content with Adblock on, you’re actively denying that creator income. And creators have to do things like eat, just like everyone else.
By using Adblock, you’re effectively telling creators that their content is worthless to you, even as you consume it. I’ve heard a million different justifications for doing it, too. I know that after I post this, my inbox will be flooded with people making the argument about why they have the right to use adblock. I’m going to lose followers for posting this. We’ve gotten so used to getting everything for free on the internet that it’s created a culture of folks who are downright offended by the idea that a creator might want to make money off the content they’re pouring their time and energy in to (see the “deviantART commission” phenomenon).
Here’s the upside: Adblock Plus has a Whitelist feature. You can tweak the filter settings so that you can still be spared the annoying ads on huge websites - y’know, the ones on Yahoo that auto-play a video and annoy the crap out of you - but still allow ads on the sites with content you really enjoy. Your favorite webcomics, your favorite YouTube channels, and the like. That way, you only have to see a few ads, and you can happily know that you’re supporting those creators who’s content you love.
You can also just say to yourself, “I’m going to watch my favorite YouTube channel or read my favorite webcomic.” And temporarily disable Adblock while you view that content.
TL;DR: I guess I’m just asking everyone to please be considerate, and think about the person putting time and effort into your free internet entertainment. A lot of us are putting blood, sweat, and tears into what we do. Also keep in mind that YouTube ads are tailored to you, and can be edited in Google Ad settings so you only see ads for stuff you actually care about.
Because having to watch 5 seconds of a skippable ad is not the end of the world.
(also, please stop bragging to creators that you have Adblock. It’s a dick move.)
a-koan-enigma said: (I have to ask—was the tablet monitor quicker/easier than the traditional tablet (or do your foresee it being so once you get used to it)? )
Oh gosh, it was a lot quicker. I found that my penciling was a lot looser, and my mark making in inking was smooth as butter. The tablet monitor is letting me draw more from my elbow, which is giving me a much bigger range of movement. I really like what it’s doing to my art :3
So these are going to be the first pages drawn with my new tablet monitor. I’d love to have feedback on this chapter. Let me know what you think!
Hey followers in the Minneapolis area! Want to see an awesome show? Go see The Rats & People perform LIVE to Buster Keaton’s silent film, Go West! You get to see an amazing film, AND be treated to live orchestra! All for only $8!
Also my big sister is part of The Rats & People and you should go see her and the crew play! Spread the word!
Yo guys, this is coming up soon! You should check this show out if you’re in the area! Also I made this poster for it!