More #Windrose inks
More #Windrose inks
Launching next week!! Aaaah!! Exciting!!!
Some hand references.
Redid a post by fucktonofanatomyreferencesreborn with sources because they never source anything and I don’t want to reblog that post because I don’t want to support blogs who don’t give credit to people
(No, stating that the art is ~not yours~ and ~came from elsewhere~ IS NOT PROPER CREDIT. Many of these have usernames and such on them but not every single one and you still ought to link back to the specific piece)
I couldn’t source the last one so I didn’t include it.
Entintando Windrose / Inking Windrose.
Angeline is so dreamy…
Maybe if I wore my elbow-length leather gloves more often I’d be that cool, too. (and took a zillion years of fencing lessons…)
I am officially 100% done recording Awake—just finished the last recording session!
Two more chapters, an epilogue, and it’s done!
Damn, can’t believe it :D
I can’t wait to hear the big finale!!
Wow it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything here.
Needless to say it’s been a busy year!
I still can’t believe that Off*beat is wrapped up and I’m leaping head first into my new story for Sparkler Monthly.
Here’s a work in progress for the launch just a week away!
Another preview is at Sparkler.
Hope you will give it a read :) I’m super excited!Gatesmith WIP
Jen sent me this preview for the August issue cover while we were doing our weekly chat yesterday, and I’m SOOOOO excited about this series! I want to gush about our dashing protagonist there, but I also don’t want to spoil anything in the first few chapters! (Suffice to say, you’re all in for something really different from what we’ve seen from Jen so far! ^_^ )
NOSTALGIA AS A WEAPON: THE SAILOR MOON RENAISSANCE IS A FEMINIST MISSION BEHIND THE LINES OF POP CULTURE
By Juliet Kahn
Sailor Moon did not enter my life so much as consume it. I was eight, and in the space of a few weeks I learned all the attack names, bought the first two issues of the manga, went through three different understandings of how to pronounce “Takeuchi”, and developed a tiered list of my favorite characters.
I spent hours spelunking the MIDI-laden cave that was Geocities, learning the language of dub-versus-sub wars, exploring webrings, indulging in awful pidgin Japanese, and realizing that I was not actually the only person in the world that loved this show. I filled the drawer of my nightstand with printouts of art book pages (I never did anything with them, but they were the most beautiful things I had ever seen and I needed to possess them somehow). I scraped up a special outfit — a white turtleneck and blue pleated skirt, with my hair in pigtails — just to wear while watching the show.
Opinions crowded my head, the first ones I’d ever really developed on my own: on translation choices, best and worst story arcs, ideal romantic pairings. I didn’t just write Sailor Moon fanfiction — I wrote Sailor Moon poetry. It was, by far, the most vivid and vital part of those last few playground years.
Today, Sailor Moon is inescapable. There’s the new anime of course, and the new musicals, the merchandise, and the retranslation of the manga. But it’s the emblem of a wider renaissance as well, a resurgence of love for mahou shoujo, or magical girl anime and manga — a movement led by women well out of their childhood years.
A quick stroll through Tumblr reveals Sailor Moon cupcakes, punky Sailor Moon jackets, heartfelt essays about what the portrayal of lesbianism in Sailor Moon meant to the reader, dozens of artists working together to reanimate an episode of the anime, Sailor Moon nail art tutorials, cats named Luna, Beryl, Haruka and everything in between, hand-sculpted figurines, ornate embroidery projects, and an endless avalanche of fanart. Sailor Moon as an Adventure Time character. Sailor Moon cheekily clutching a Hitachi Magic Wand. Sailor Moon as a vicious biker chick. Sailor Moon protesting the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling.
Sailor Moon fans have not so much rediscovered their love for Naoko Takeuchi’s sword-and-sparkle epic as they have elected her queen mother of their imaginations and ultimate aspirational self. She is, simultaneously, symbol, cause, and leader.
Probably the best thing I’ve written for ComicsAlliance so far. Enjoy! <3
AMAZING ESSAY, EVERYONE GO READ IT IMMEDIATELY YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT
Today’s Gender of the day is: the complex plane.
This blog is genius, and I thought some of you out there might appreciate it.
Last week’s chapter of Dusk in Kalevia is now free to read on the site!
We’ve got some big changes coming for our one year anniversary next week—so stay tuned!
Monday reblog! ^_^
I did this a while ago, but they are my fave<3
And speaking of Dusk in Kalevia! Angi Mauri's doing a short comic for it in August, and we’re so freaking excited. (She’s the awesome, multitalented creator behind Devil’s Cake. Get your pre-order of Vol 3, because we just did!)
We agree that the smarmy talking crows are one of the best parts of the book. <3