first thing the first: the featured image doesn’t really have anything to do with this post–okay, that’s not entirely true because i’ll have prints of this illustration of the glorious gilmore casting disintegrate available at plattecon this weekend.
and, yeah, i realize that the first post i’ve done in forever being at almost 3(-ish)am my time is peculiar, but insomnia and depression do strange things to your brain. *hands*
this post comes in five parts.
first part the first: definitely depere starts this week, and I have been remiss in saying anything about it.
(my brain is/has been an unhappy, tumultuous place, and for some reason, art-related anything has been difficult for me to talk about? idek.)
I’ve been working on a commission all week and getting ready to teach at SAW for the next couple of weeks (It’s not too late! You can still sign up for classes! There are adult ones too!) and with the writing for The Rainbow Hub (I’m Trie over there. And did I mention that my BAMF Women Superheroes series has been extended and now has it’s own drop-down menu? Tell me that isn’t seriously awesome. And–if that isn’t all amazing enough–Kelly Sue DeConnick liked my Captain Marvel article. Take that, snarky voices!), so yeah, I’ve been busy.
This guy’s almost 2′ tall (he’s 22″). He took like 30-40 hours to make, and he has a huge washer in his bottom (*snicker* bottom) with magnets so that he sits all proper-like.
…he also came out more Tom Servo that my drawing but whatever.
He was a pain to sew, ngl.
I’ve also gotten hooked on Welcome to Night Vale and have committed fanart–after a fashion:
Basically, he’s the Glow Cloud from Welcome to Night Vale but in the style of my unnamed friends series.
So, “fanart” in the same way that At-At is a Star Wars fanart or God-Emperor is a Dune fanart? Like, only if you squint?
New Quarter’s also going up, and I’m not certain what I’m showing. *hands* It just hasn’t been important this week.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand, because I’ve had spinning in my life recently:
Both are Hello Purl art batts; both are just amazing and the best.
*loves on them*
So, yeah, just wanted to touch base with y’all while I’m running crazy.
Courage and cake (mmmmmm, cake).
So, yeah, me and my art are going to be at Inspired Athletica tomorrow, which–yeah–sounds kinda odd for me since I’m around little thing…
BUT! They print their own shirts and have some really kinda awesome graphic design going on, and they’re three sibs all in their 20s. Y’all have to admit, that’s kinda bamf.
I’m kinda digging some of their gear.
Seriously, I may have to buy this shirt while I’m there.
I’m also liking this one:
Ya gotta love a local company being operated by younglings that makes clothes that are purely about helping to promote a healthy self-image and self-confidence–particularly for kids.
And, Callie (one of the sibs) is super-sweet.
I’M SO EXCITED!
Okay, sorry, I’m gushing ’cause they’re just so adorable (in the best way), and the world could use a little more positivity. <–I know, the curmudgeonly misanthrope is gassing on about positivity; the world’s finally decided it’s 12/21/2012 in earnest.
I’ve been making some new buttons for the occasion (mostly because it’s about where my brain is working the last couple weeks).
This isn’t all of them, but it’s a few.
Okay, I’ve got buttons to make and paintings to try and finish and freaking out to do.
Once Fall hits, I’ll be review Agents of SHIELD, which is \o/!
Marvel Comics’ Astonishing X-Men is set to experience a new sound effect on top of its booms, whams, and snikts: the bong of wedding bells. Specifically, it’s the wedding bells of Marvel’s first gay marriage between longtime X-Man Northstar and his civilian boyfriend, Kyle. After pairing up the couple in 2009, Marvel is officially tying their knot in June’s Astonishing X-Men #51.
This is totally badass and timely. Y’all should go read the full-on article/interview. It’s worth it.
…there’s also a kinda snotty but really neat slideshow about LGTBQ superheroes/heroines.