my feminism kicks in

Last week, I had a funny conversation with some dude friends, about a lady friend. I thought I’d translate to comics pretty well.┬áSo, I drew this yesterday and colored it today:

trainwreck

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Then, today, as I was coloring this it started making me feel kinda creepy. I obviously run comics by all those involved before posting them on (>gasp<) the internet. Everyone thought it was great. I was kind of on pins and needles wondering if Claire would think it was AS funny. She thinks it’s great.

The second, “chibi” page, is the punchline to this comic. It needed the awfulness of the conversation of the first page to work. Yesterday when I was drawing this i got kind of lazy with drawing that room, so that’s why the second is so cute. Also, it sugar coats the comic a little.

I feel like this is an essay I’d write at art school. I just like drawing comics about dudes talking about super gross stuff. Mostly, because we do. I don’t want it to come off as objectifying women. In the back of my brain my feminism starts to kick in. Living in Vermont is the opposite of living in Charleston, SC.

This comic is, to me, dudes thinking a woman they know is perfect. There’s got to be SOMETHING wrong with her. So, immediately, I just to vaginas. If you know me personally, this comic makes all of the sense. I guess, I get away with so much in comics because I’m making light of a situation. If you just stumble upon this randomly, it probably comes across WAY worse.

I often ask feminist friends how I can get away with fully respecting a woman, but also flirt? I mostly get the response “You seem to be doing it the right way”.

On a LESS heavy note, I’ve been devouring Steven Universe! I’d almost go as far as to say I like it more than Adventure Time. It’s different. After the 30 or so episode, I find myself tearing up by the end of almost every episode. The backgrounds are what really got me. Obviously, I had to do some fan art of the temple. Why just stop at drawing something someone else drew. Might as well, kinda, turn it into a comic:

stevenu

Also, I still have those adorable kitten riso prints available, should you want one (and copies of the first two chapters of my book).

Audio: The Conveniences.My So-Cold Life / Pandora Radio (bloc party station)

Visual: Steven Universe.Season 2 / Under The Dome.Season 3

grrls poop too

I’ve been hanging out with mostly women lately. Conversations with me, inevitably get weird. They make for great comics, though!

grrls

Also, I did this awesome print with my friends at Woolly Press!
risoface_print
It’s got a pretty innovative “trick” with some color layering. If you want one to hang on your wall, or throw in the trash, you can get one at my Store tab. The smudges on it, are on my scanner. The smudge kinda towards the middle is where it’s too big to get in my scanner. I assure you, these prints are sexy!

Audio: The Faint.Doom Abuse / Alabama Shakes.Live

Visual: Steven Universe.Season 1 / True Detective.Season 2

Sandbox Games

So, my mind was blown away by this new game, No Man’s Sky! Not so much by the gameplay, but more by the universe. I watched the 18 minute gameplay video (google it) and it kind of freaked me out. I feel like, GTA V was a solid amount of space to explore. I kind of haven’e played Skyrim yet…because i want to have a “real” life. Same for Dr. Who. I will LOSE myself in these games. I get, kinda, TOO nerdy about stuff. I realized this with the show Lost.

Anyway. blogging past midnight, for me, is just ranting.

i DID have an awesome conversation with my O.G. bro today about Any Man’s Sky…

I want to blog once a week, but this trumps that, ’cause it’s a current event:

nomanssky

Audio: Childish Gambino.Because The Internet

Visual: Orange is the new Black.Season 2

a need to blog more

gosh, i need to blog more. i’m making a stand! i’m going to ultra try to blog once a week again. it’s not like i’m super busy. “i don’t procrastinate, i just like to do things later” – Ted Danson (Bored To Death).

I’m enjoying a Charleston summer. It’s been years since i spent a summer here. Some crazy shit went down a few weeks ago, here, and I’m not going to go into it. However, everyone is being super nice to each other these day. Not like they weren’t before. It just seems like it’s Christmas in Charleston. I’ve had a solid, great, couple of weeks.

Also, I’ve been drawing a bunch. I get home from work and think “well, i could play tons of videogames and hate myself in the morning, OR….draw stuff”. So, i’ve been drawing stuff:

cleavage

And then I drew this, pretty recently:

hiphop_grey

If you havent played, or checked out The Stanley Parable, you are missing out!

Audio: The Decemberists.What A Terrible World, What a Beautiful World / Jim Guthrie.Swords and Sworcery (remix)

Visual: Mad Max.Fury Road / Assassins Creed IV.Black Flag