The Dark Emperor Manifesto

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imaginetheending:

 A lot of my friends struggle in the artist industry in some sort of way. Either they graduated college, or they’re in the industry. No matter, the struggle seems to be the same thing—that they don’t enjoy drawing anymore. They don’t have the passion to produce anything and just putting a pencil to paper is a huge task.

So, for years they won’t make anything. No pages—nothing. Or if they make art, they don’t like it. I, myself, go through this problem all the time. Even though I like VACANT, and the current work I am doing, there are still times in the day that I think,  “Wow, I fucking hate drawing comics”.


And I asked myself why? Why is such a huge problem for so many artists?

I answered that question, and I thought maybe other people may relate with it…..

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Dear Gentlemen of Comics…Can We Talk?

tessfowler:

  Laying my sword down for a second. You’re safe here. I’m not going to hack you to pieces. For the moment, at least. (See? That’s a joke. I’m normal just like you. I make jokes too.) But I warn you, this is probably not something you want to hear. Don’t be scared though. It’s okay. Just stick around and read through to the end.

  Guys, I’m tired.

  Like bone tired. 

Totally sick of having the “rape and harassment” in comics discussion. How about this: No more rape and harassment in comics. Deal? No, in all seriousness. Hear me out.

  Talking with other women about the same men over and over again because they’re repeat offenders and no one will stand in their way…is TIRING. If you’re a man working in comics and you know about other men who harass and ASSAULT women, you HAVE to take a stand. You have to set an example gentlemen. Now. Please. Give us ladies a day off. Let us know you’re out there. The hardest part for me is watching intelligent creative women trying to come up with ways to repair a system they didn’t break. While the menfolk either stay completely silent or write us messages in private to show their “support”. SPEAK OUT.

  Dude. Was that too harsh? Too fast for you? I’m sorry. Please don’t leave. I know there’s nothing you hate worse than a woman (ohgawdnotaFEMINISTplease!!) with a chip on her shoulder. And yes, I am indeed a feminist, too. But I’m so exhausted. Just stick around a bit longer. I really need you to listen.

  You love comics, right? The actual artistic expression involved is what lights your fire. I know it. Or maybe it’s the capes that do it for you? The horror books? We all have our thing. And of course it’s far easier to sit in your cave and make the comics and ignore the industry until it’s time for it to give you some small sustenance by way of a paycheck or accolades or what have you. I get that. 

  But see, some of us ladies used to be little girls. Little girls who lived in houses and worlds ruled by men. Sometimes those men weren’t very nice. And when we were those little girls we found comics…comics made by YOU. Comics about superheroes and justice. Comics about rebels and rogues. And reading those comics helped us believe that not all men were bad. That sometimes there are some men who don’t just want to watch the world burn. Men who believe in a higher code. We wanted to be in comics so we could ride in Robin Hood’s band of merry men.

  Imagine our horror when we got here and found out how many of you aren’t actually Robin. You’re the Sheriff and Prince John. You’re cutthroats and thieves and monsters. The good ones among you? Silent. Not heroes at all.

  Fine. I’ll play Robin.

  But who among you is going to stop being quiet and ride with me? Who is going to get the rapists and known harassers OFF the convention circuit? (I was seated right behind one at SDCC. Don’t tell me they’re not there) Who is going to put zero tolerance policies in place for men who act out at conventions or at signings or in your offices right under your noses? Who is going to actually make a difference instead of just slinking around in a whisper crusade to protect their comic book brethren from the big bad foe called “WOMAN”?

  Let’s be cool. Let’s be buds. Let’s be a team. I don’t wanna be angry all the time. I just want to wake up in the morning, make my comics, and not have to trip over bullshit. 

How about a Comic Book Gentleman’s Manifesto?

" I hereby do solemnly swear not to…" Aw c’mon. Who am I kidding? You probably want to write this yourself.

I still believe in you, Peter Pan. Don’t let me down.

dippyeggs:

If I started a production blog for “We’re Gonna Give”, would anyone be up to date, or enthused if I actually made it? I’ve been thinking about it for a while. I may actually, but I’m not entirely sure. 

If I did, I still need to find an editor, or hell, a co-writer! It’s my first script, and I hardly have an outline done as of yet. 

Actually, Tumblr user allthethingsshewrote is a freelance editor who works for a fee. I’ve worked with her before. When you get beyond the outline, maybe give her a shout. :)

(And that goes for all you out there, too!)

Is it me

or do comics publishers seem to care a little bit less about writing than the rest of the necessary roles?

I’ve been checking it out and there’s always guidelines for artists and letterers and colorists and so on, but never any for writers.

I mean, even if everything is written in-house, they’d still have to hire people. And if all artists are expected to be writers too, you’d think they’d mention that…

REBLOG if you have amazing talented artist friends!

(Source: vigaishere)

glassgears:

glassgears:

glassgears:

So the latest, most recent Pride comic released has been The Pride Adventures #2. It contains four whole stories for your reading pleasure including work from myself, PJ Montgomery, jdmakescomics, Dani Abram, denismedri, and Chris Wildgoose! It’s one of our most gorgeous issues yet!

So far, we’ve only sold 73 copies of this issue, and there are 1,218 of you following me. The comic is digital-first and just £1.50! If you all got caught up and bought this issue alone, it would mean we can get the next issues out a lot quicker as I can pay the art teams faster. 

The comic is a DRM-Free PDF download optimised for mobile devices like phones and tablets, but can be read on computer screens too. It is currently ONLY available at The Pride Store!

So please, show your support and get yourself a fabulous, beautiful comics, all wrapped in a stunning cover by wscottforbes! Buy The Pride Adventures #2 today!

www.thepride.bigcartel.com

Not a single issue sold since I posted this. Come on, guys! I am so super proud of this issue, please buy it to check it out!

Buy The Pride here!

luckyboots here’s a link, thanks

If you don’t want to buy it because of the smart writing or the beautiful artwork (which the entire series has in vast abundance), buy it because it’s everything you ever wanted to see in a comic.

To steal from the Facebook page:

Check out The Pride, a rollicking superhero action adventure featuring an all LGBTQ cast!

Follow FabMan, Wolf, Bear, Twink, White Trash, Angel, Muscle Mary and Frost as they come together to improve representation and diversity and kick some butt while they’re at it!”

If you can’t buy, please reblog. We need to get this wonderful series more exposure.

writerlyn:

To all my la followers and book people…vromans in Pasadena is having a gigantic sale. So many books.

I even found a screenwriting book I actually don’t already own.

fernacular:

kyleehenke:

ihaveamicrophone:




darkoverord:




dalehan:




pwnypony:





GUYS. GUYS.
GUYS.
HOLY FUCK.
GOOD GUY ADOBE releases the ENTIRE CS2 SUITE. FOR FREE.

That means free access to Photoshop CS2 - and that already has most of what you could ask for, really.
All you have to do is create a FREE ADOBE ID.
I am not sure about commercial use, but MAN. FUCKIN’ SWEET DUDE




Reblogging for the greater good.




I’m unlikely to pick it up as I honestly never use PS anymore, but here everyone who follows me. Free stuff.




oh wow this is perfect i was just lamenting that i’d have to buy creative suite for my new laptop WELP




Signal boost for any of my followers who need art programs!
The cs2 programs date back only a few years, and still have much of the functionality of today’s more modern ones. The differences between most of the versions are little more than slight modifications or additions of minor features, and UI changes. Go for it guys!!
Also, in case the page is down, here are the download links + serials.

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fernacular:

kyleehenke:

ihaveamicrophone:

darkoverord:

dalehan:

pwnypony:

image

GUYS. GUYS.

GUYS.

HOLY FUCK.

GOOD GUY ADOBE releases the ENTIRE CS2 SUITE. FOR FREE.

image

That means free access to Photoshop CS2 - and that already has most of what you could ask for, really.

All you have to do is create a FREE ADOBE ID.

I am not sure about commercial use, but MAN. FUCKIN’ SWEET DUDE

Reblogging for the greater good.

I’m unlikely to pick it up as I honestly never use PS anymore, but here everyone who follows me. Free stuff.

oh wow this is perfect i was just lamenting that i’d have to buy creative suite for my new laptop WELP

Signal boost for any of my followers who need art programs!

The cs2 programs date back only a few years, and still have much of the functionality of today’s more modern ones. The differences between most of the versions are little more than slight modifications or additions of minor features, and UI changes. Go for it guys!!

Also, in case the page is down, here are the download links + serials.

:0

Tag game: give us five random things about yourself & pass it on to ten of your followers. REPOST. DON’T REBLOG.

  1. I write to music. I know a lot of people don’t, or even can’t, but when I’m writing on a computer it’s a must. Writing to a rhythm feels good in my brain.

  2. I am in theory a dog person, but I live in a house full of cats. (Cats are cool too, I’m just better with dogs.) So I finally convinced Chelsea to let me buy a cat harness and take her cats for walks <3

  3. I’m currently doing a watchthrough of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and ah. Ah. AHHHH. They’re all so cute. Alyson Hanigan. Sarah Michelle Gellar. David Boreanaz. Anthony Stewart Head. The demon D’Hoffryn. Such cuties. All of them. That’s how Whedon operates. He finds adorable people and makes them adorabler.

  4. I got to meet people from the Adventure Time crew at Boston Comic Con! Andy Ristaino, character designer and storyboard artist, and Derek Hunter, background artist. I bought their comics and talked to them. Very cool people. Derek in particular I talked to for like ten minutes about what it was like to work on the show.

  5. I’m still on the fence about going back to school to finish my anthropology degree. I’d like to, but it doesn’t really fit into any of my plans. Maybe if I win the lottery or the video game is super successful.

Tagged by nonsensicat — finally got around to it.

I challenge totallyacomputer, stillanerd, humanoidproductions, the-male-fangirl, and reverendbadass.

I’m not tagging ten people. Five is enough.

Been fiddling with pixels again.(Courtesy of one of my like five other blogs.)

Been fiddling with pixels again.

(Courtesy of one of my like five other blogs.)