For real tho, with hair like that, Loki has some Mirkwood Elf in him.
This is mainly an Marvel Comics/movies/Lord of the Rings/art blog with a slight smattering of Teen Wolf, Parks and Recreation, Community and more.
I am always happy to answer any asks sent my way!
This blog is occasionally NSFW and mostly spoiler-free.
For real tho, with hair like that, Loki has some Mirkwood Elf in him.
You are SO welcome for anything I’ve helped with, and I do in fact have some words of encouragement!
Ignore the internet. Ignore The Big Bang Theory, and ignore every other show that’s supposed to represent ‘Nerd Culture’*
Ignore every horror store you have heard about new nerds being chased out of comic stores with flaming torches and copies of the comic book price guide.
Yes, some of those stories are true, but here is the thing. If you walk into a clothing store for the first time - there is a chance you will have a bad experience. Same with a Sporting goods store. A Gaming store. Any kind of store. The only difference with Comic Book stores is that, because of the popular influence of shows like The Big Bang Theory, these stores have garnered a mostly false reputation for being a hostile environment for fledgling nerds, newbs, and most of all, women.
Yes, sometimes these horror stories are true. But they’re also a relic of the past. The attitude of the comic book community is changing - just look at the outrage caused by the hiring of Orson Scott Card, whose Homophobia would have been happily overlooked just a few years ago. These horrible, judgmental stories keeping fans out of comic book stories are a thing of the past, and they’re getting increasingly rarer.
More than that, these are businesses that want to make money! You know what makes me HAPPIEST at work? When someone comes in and says to me ‘I have NEVER been into a comic book store before, I saw the movies and liked them, and I want to know more!’
That makes me happy because there are more people to support the books I love, more people to talk comics with, and more people entering the community that I have devoted my life to. But more than that? IT MEANS I CAN SELL A LOT OF BOOKS AND MAKE MY BOSS REALLY HAPPY. So be honest! Walk into that store and say HEY. I AM NEW AND I WANT TO THROW MONEY AT YOU. SUGGEST SOME BOOKS FOR ME!
Anyone that would ridicule you for that is a fucking idiot, not worth your time, and doesn’t know how to run a business.
So good luck, anon, and sorry for my novel of a reply. This is obviously something very close to my heart, and I can’t wait to hear how it goes :)
*Except Community. Last week’s episode was what The Big Bang Theory should be.
I like to think that even Captain Marvel is subject to the pitfalls of cat ownership…
I’m sure I won’t be the first to ask this, on my dash alone, so PEOPLE. TAG YOUR SHIT.
I recommend using the tag IM3SPOILERS. If we can get a consistent tag going for the majority of fandom, we will have some VERY happy people. Tag trailers, gifs, stills, quotes, EVERYTHING. Be good to your fellow fans! SPREAD THE WORD. GET THIS TO YOUR FOLLOWERS.
I had about a dozen people ask/commission me for a Kate Bishop/Hawkeye ornament this year. They literally take about 5 minutes each to draw, so I’m not charging anyone for this. Happy Holidays, Hawkbutts!
Non-denominational winter themed ornaments coming up in a hot minute!
TOTALLY UNPLANNED LAST MINUTE BLACK FRIDAY ART SALE!
So here is my plan. My wife just left for a 15 hour shift at work, and as it turns out, I’m not going to be working tonight/tomorrow. So I am doing a SUDDEN UNEXPECTED SECRET SALE while she is gone, to get a little more money so I can really spoil her this Christmas. I will most likely delete this post before she gets home, ho ho.
HERE ARE THE DETAILS: For $5, and only $5, I will draw you up to two characters, full color and shading, with simple props/backgrounds! ONLY FIVE DOLLARS. Which is usually what I charge for ONE character.
My specialty is obviously Marvel, but I will draw ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING. MARVEL. DC. VERTIGO. IDW. IMAGE. SUPERNATURAL. BOND FILMS. SHERLOCK. ANYTHING. I will draw YOU! I will draw your original characters! I will draw MY original characters (it was worth a try)! Anything at all! FOR ONLY FIVE DOLLARS!!! You guys have seen everything I do, but in case you need a refresher, here is my art tag!
If you are interested, send me an email (tinygunners (at) gmail (dot) com) with your request. I will draw your commission and then send you a paypal invoice, easy as that! I will DRAW AND DRAW AND DRAW for as long as I can, and then some. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED (for the next 48 hours or so, probably)
SO WHAT DO YOU SAY? GET SOME CHEAP FREAKING ART!
HO HO HO DOOT DOOT.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TUMBLR*! Cut these babies out, stick’em to some cardboard, punch a hole in the top, thread some ribbon, hang those bbs up…HAPPY HOLIDAYS ETC!
*Okay obviously these are all Christmas themed, and that is because that’s what I know. I figured it was safest to do what I know, as opposed to risk offending someone with a different background. SO. If you celebrate something other than Christmas at this time of year, PLEASE SEND ME AN ASK and educate me! Tell me what I can draw, and what characters! HOLIDAY THINGS FOR EVERYONE.
Bob Iger just announced that The Walt Disney Company is acquiring Lucasfilm – the global entertainment company founded by George Lucas and the home of the legendary Star Warsfranchise. In addition to getting the rights to one of the greatest family franchises and epic stories of all time, Disney is also acquiring all of Lucasfilm’s operating businesses – including Industrial Light and Magic and Skywalker Sound.
HIGH FIVES FOR EVERYONE!
(And yes, that means Star Wars Ep. VII is on its way!)
HMM. FEELS TO COME LATER.
YOU HAVE COME IN AT THE RIGHT TIME! Hawkeye’s solo title is currently three books in, the third coming out this week! I would say it’s quite close to the movie Clint you’re used to, in terms of sass-levels and smartassery.
If you can’t find the single issues in stores (they’re selling quick!), you can find them here on ComiXology!
More than that, I would recommend picking up Hawkeye: Blindspot, which is now out in a collected trade. It delves a lot into Clint’s backstory and history, while at the same time showing (imo) the most interesting part of him - that he’s a regular joe fighting alongside superhumans.
After that, look into Marvel Now! The re-tooling of the majority of Marvel’s books launched last week, so you’re here just in time to start on brand new books, new story arcs, new creative teams, new everything! I would recommend the new Incredible Hulk series, the new Deadpool series, Uncanny Avengers, and the new Secret Avengers which will feature Coulson, Clint, Natasha, Hulk, and a whole swag of others.
Aside from all of that, I will give you the same advice I give everyone: Find a character you love, and stick to them like glue! You like Hawkeye? Read books about Hawkeye! See him on the cover of something? Pick it up! You might be confused at first, but at least you will know one character. I’m currently doing that with Guardians of the Galaxy, and although it’s confusing at first, Rocket Raccoon is getting me through.
Enjoy! Welcome to the rabbit-hole of comics!
I love my comic book store.
I love it to pieces. I have never been to a more welcoming, enjoyable, inclusive, fun place in my life. I’ve seen people of every creed, color, gender and sexuality in there. Gorgeous transgender men and women. Gay men. Gay women. Everything in between. A fantastic, devoted following of autistic kids that love to come in and raid the 25c boxes. People that have been reading and collecting for years, and people that come in the day after seeing a comic book movie, and want to learn more.
Those are the people that make me happiest of all. :)
The first comic book store I went to here was terrible. The owner was rude, dismissive, and insulting. I never wanted to go back into another one. But I love this medium, I passionately love the characters, and I wanted more. So I didn’t let one bad experience change my mind. And I found paradise. I’m not kidding when I say my comic store is my second home. When I’m not working there, I’m hanging out there. Hell, I worked there two hours tonight for free when I was supposed to be on a date with my woman, because it makes me so happy.
I don’t like old comics. I don’t really give a shit that Batman Number Etc is worth X amount of dollars. But if someone does, more power to them! And I love to listen to people passionately tell me how much THEY love it. The history. The weight that comes with these characters.
I’ve talked to a handful of people today that made me want to write this post. I know I have a lot of lovely followers that have never picked up a comic book. As someone who buys weekly single issues, and has done for a long time, I certainly don’t judge you for this. I know how intimidating it is. But I implore you - if you love these characters as much as I do, give it a try. If you are close to Asheville NC, drop in and I will personally take you to pick out a book. PERSONALLY. AND I WILL DRAW YOU SOMETHING AND TAKE YOU OUT TO LUNCH AND PAT YOU ON THE HEAD AS WELL!
I just…god. God. The pleasure that I get from comic books is like a drug. The books, the shows, the movies, the toys, the fans, the fandom, EVERYTHING. And if you feel intimidated, please don’t be afraid. I know not everyone is lucky enough to have a store like mine, but they ARE out there! A lovely store where you can scream in unison about awful costumes, shit treatment of women. A store where the owner not only ships the male characters, but THE MALE CUSTOMERS.
Sorry for the sudden unexpected outburst of feels, but sitting in my beloved store, re-ordering single issues (Damn you people love aquaman o.O) on a silent saturday night, surrounded by so much incredible art and stories and HISTORY I just…ugh. I have to share it.
And my inbox is ALWAYS open if you have any questions, any at all. I will help you go through a story panel by panel if I have to! I know it’s intimidating, my darlings, but the payoff is more than you can imagine.
The movies, the books, the characters…comics are my life, and I hope I can inspire people to open their lives to them as well :)
LISTEN UP. I am about to get REAL political on your asses.
The Presidential election is in 41 days. Sneaks up fast, huh? Are you registered to vote? You should definitely be registered to vote. This election might not feel as monumental as the last one, but it is EVERY BIT AS IMPORTANT.
I cannot vote in this election, because I am not an American citizen, and that breaks my heart. BUT YOU CAN, ALL OF MY ELIGIBLE FOLLOWERS! And the first thing you need to do is follow the links above, and register!
AND HERE IS THE REALLY GOOD PART. I want to get the word out. SPREAD IT AROUND TUMBLR. So on midnight Thursday, I am going to randomly pick FIVE PEOPLE who have reblogged this post, and I will draw you something. Up to two people, anyone you want, doing anything you want. You want Hawkeye in hot pants and Black Widow dressed like a penguin? Done. You want Captain America crying because he’s technically dead and can’t vote? FUCKING DONE. I will draw ANY FANDOM, ANY PAIRING, ANY CHARACTERS, ANYTHING. Even shit I don’t like. All you have to do is reblog this post, AND GET THE WORD OUT!
Guys, this is important. In the face of having a lot of rights taken away from us, the one right we are currently assured of is the RIGHT TO VOTE. Don’t trivialize it by throwing it away.
(Okay now I am not telling ANYONE WHO TO VOTE FOR, but c’mon, this IS Tumblr, and I think we all know that we bleed mostly blue around here. Please, people, keep Romney out of the White House. I am not kidding when I say I will be leaving this country if Romney is President. As a homosexual, a woman, and an immigrant, I won’t feel safe here anymore. America has always been my dream, but I will give it up for my safety if I have to.)
I AM DEAD SERIOUS ABOUT THIS. You want a drawing? YOU REBLOG AND YOU REGISTER TO VOTE. And then YOU ACTUALLY VOTE. Vote early! Vote in 41 days! Vote with no shoes on! I don’t care how you do it, JUST DO IT.
For the bros out there in my state, North Carolina, here is how to find out WHERE to vote, when it’s time to do so. For everyone else curious, google ‘Where And When To Vote’ and add the name of your state. Guys I am begging you. I know the system doesn’t always work for us, but this is the one chance we get to direct our own futures.
(And to my Civil War fans, I am WELL AWARE of the irony of Tony Stark holding a sign that says REGISTER….)