I can’t resist an outfit meme!  I…wasn’t even tagged by anyone…I just saw it on Olivia Huynh’s tumblr.
And I’m hereby tagging anyone who wants to do it! :D

I can’t resist an outfit meme!  I…wasn’t even tagged by anyone…I just saw it on Olivia Huynh’s tumblr.

And I’m hereby tagging anyone who wants to do it! :D

mahvelbaby:

"Wow you’re a really MODERN man, aren’t you?”
Superior Foes of Spider-Man  by Steve Lieber and Nick Spencer.

mahvelbaby:

"Wow you’re a really MODERN man, aren’t you?”

Superior Foes of Spider-Man  by Steve Lieber and Nick Spencer.

tragedyseries:

Friends, readers and colleagues,
It is with surpassing pride and gladness that I can, at long last, show you the cover to the upcoming complete collection of this series and announce the first opportunity to pre-order an copy for your very own. The book will include every tragedy, a 22 page story written and drawn by me just for the collection along with additional illustrations and other exclusive content that will not be available online.If you have enjoyed the series thus far and would like to support it in a tangible way, it would be a great catalyst in the longterm potential success, proliferation and acceptance of this book in this wide, wild world of ours, if you would consider pre-ordering it from one of the following retailers:AmazonBarnes and NobleItunes/Ibooks
Please tell your friends, professors, pumpkins, pets and sworn enemies about it. I thank you for all the support, kindness and for the shared sense of comedy emerging from tragedy that we apparently share. Good day to you all.Most sincerely,BD

GUYS. This book. You need this book. 5 of your closest friends need this book, too, and you can give it to them. 
Ben is one of the hardest-working cartoonists I know and it’s been a pleasure watching this hilarious project come to light over the last several years!

tragedyseries:

Friends, readers and colleagues,

It is with surpassing pride and gladness that I can, at long last, show you the cover to the upcoming complete collection of this series and announce the first opportunity to pre-order an copy for your very own. The book will include every tragedy, a 22 page story written and drawn by me just for the collection along with additional illustrations and other exclusive content that will not be available online.

If you have enjoyed the series thus far and would like to support it in a tangible way, it would be a great catalyst in the longterm potential success, proliferation and acceptance of this book in this wide, wild world of ours, if you would consider pre-ordering it from one of the following retailers:

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Itunes/Ibooks

Please tell your friends, professors, pumpkins, pets and sworn enemies about it. I thank you for all the support, kindness and for the shared sense of comedy emerging from tragedy that we apparently share. Good day to you all.

Most sincerely,

BD

GUYS. This book. You need this book. 5 of your closest friends need this book, too, and you can give it to them

Ben is one of the hardest-working cartoonists I know and it’s been a pleasure watching this hilarious project come to light over the last several years!

Watching The Walking Dead for the first time. Daryl!! 💘

Watching The Walking Dead for the first time. Daryl!! 💘

I was on a panel about this last week at Rose City.  It’s a big topic, and I think a really interesting one that deserves discussion.  I’ve got my own rules about what I think is “ok” and not.  I would definitely stop if a creator or legal representative wanted me to.  I don’t mass-produce anything.  I don’t sell fan art for properties I perceive as independent / small-budget.  My fan art is always a departure from any official art that already exists.  I try to make something new, that I’ve really transformed to fit my style, just based on a character/property that already exists.  When I draw fan art, it’s always for something I genuinely like that I want to draw and share with other fans.
But in general, I don’t think that fan art is evil.  I think it can exist in perfect harmony with the property, and that it DOESN’T take money away from the official property merchandise if fan artists offer something new that wasn’t offered before.  I think that people who buy fan art tend to also give money to the official property, because they love it.  I think fan art builds community and fuels fan love around the original property, and that, in many ways, it’s actually very beneficial for the copyright owners to allow it.
I’ve had only good interactions with copyright holders finding my fan art.  I know that might not always be the case, but so far I’ve had really positive experiences making and, sometimes, selling fan art.

I was on a panel about this last week at Rose City.  It’s a big topic, and I think a really interesting one that deserves discussion.  I’ve got my own rules about what I think is “ok” and not.  I would definitely stop if a creator or legal representative wanted me to.  I don’t mass-produce anything.  I don’t sell fan art for properties I perceive as independent / small-budget.  My fan art is always a departure from any official art that already exists.  I try to make something new, that I’ve really transformed to fit my style, just based on a character/property that already exists.  When I draw fan art, it’s always for something I genuinely like that I want to draw and share with other fans.

But in general, I don’t think that fan art is evil.  I think it can exist in perfect harmony with the property, and that it DOESN’T take money away from the official property merchandise if fan artists offer something new that wasn’t offered before.  I think that people who buy fan art tend to also give money to the official property, because they love it.  I think fan art builds community and fuels fan love around the original property, and that, in many ways, it’s actually very beneficial for the copyright owners to allow it.

I’ve had only good interactions with copyright holders finding my fan art.  I know that might not always be the case, but so far I’ve had really positive experiences making and, sometimes, selling fan art.

Hello Natalie! I really enjoyed your thoughtful comment on the recent Multivercity article about making cons a success. You mentioned that you promote fan art prints and then upsell those customers to your original graphic novels. Sounds like a win/win scenario for all, and I'd love to hear more of your thoughts about that! :D

(Here’s that Multiversity article for any who missed it!)

Thank you!  Yeah, what I mean there is that fan art prints are a great piece of merchandise to have because they’re an ice breaker — someone with NO idea who I am can still be pulled in by my drawing of a character they know and love, we can have a nice conversation about it, and they might end up spending money at my table.  But my bigger “play” as a convention exhibitor is to talk up my graphic novels to anyone showing interest in my work, because those products have more of my heart and soul in them, and if people read and like them, they’re more likely to turn into long-term readers for me. (The fan art print is more about their love for the property than my art style / narrative voice; a graphic novel is more my personal brand). 

I figure I’m in this for the long-haul, and rather than give anyone a hard sell to make a sale NOW, I’m interested in showing people my work / handing out free samples and letting them come back if they like it. :)

gailsimone:

gillykins:

Bombshell Batwoman: #52 Kate Kane
I feel in love with Bombshell Batwomans Design the moment I saw it.

I decided to style the full costume after vintage woman’s baseball uniforms and the movie A League of Their Own. I did some slight modern updates to keep it Batwomans style, like the a-symmetrical front + piping.  I hand embroidered the Gotham Knights crest on the front of the uniform and bat symbol on my hat.  I also did an overhaul on my bat which included sanding off all the logos and old finish, painting on the new design and finishing it with some fresh coats of varathane.

Contacts: Color Vue: Solar Blue (Youknowit.com)
Wig:  Arda Matilda- Apple Red
Progress Photos: 1 & 2

Photos By: Think.Nu

That is gorgeous!

Ooooh! <3

New Home Is Where The Internet Is: How to make long-distance relationships work:

Featuring Erika Moen and Ananth Panagariya!

The Tree That Swallowed A Fire Hydrant (a Portland tale)

The Tree That Swallowed A Fire Hydrant (a Portland tale)

Tally Marks #3 comes out October 1, and you can pre-order it now! :D

This might be my favorite issue, because there was so much turmoil in my life last December—recently unemployed, couch surfing in a foreign country, visiting friends in London for my first holidays away from my family, not knowing what would come next…it was scary and exciting and lead to a lot of dynamic drawings.  I feel like I did some of my best work in London.

I hope you’ll check it out!