Asheville Comic Expo Commissions!
ARE YOU COMING TO THE ASHEVILLE COMIC EXPO? OR DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE THAT IS?
I am taking a LIMITED amount of advance commissions for A.C.E, as I will most likely not be taking any on the day. Due to, you know, organising the convention…
SO! If you would like to request a commission to collect on the day, here is what you need to know!
Commissions will be……
6inch by 6inch bristol paper.
Prismacolor marker, colored pencil, micron pen and white paint.
(examples x and x and x so basically my usual style just, you know, traditionally drawn as opposed to digital)
1 character is preferred.
I am willing to consider all and any fandoms!
I’m looking to do more pinup/pose-esque pieces as opposed to ‘Character x is doing y with z’, mostly because I just don’t have the time for very involved pieces.
Each commission will be $25, and will be paid in advance (paypal). If I find myself with more spare time over the next few weeks (HA HA), I will take a few more on.
SO! If you are interested or have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can talk it over! If you’re not coming to ACE and know someone that is, please pass it on!
*Yep, I’m still working on the pieces from my last commission sale. I get them out one or two a week. Sorry about the slow pace, but you know, life :(
Another cheat-sheet from Comic Envy! These are fun to make :) Hope you can all find some use for it!
Millions of thanks to the amazing and lustrous flatbear for finishing this commission for me.
Clint darling, some retro styles should stay… retro.
What happens in American Hustle, stays in American Hustle.
LOOK AT THIS BOOK. LOOK AT THIS FUCKING COVER. LOOK AT CLINT GETTING CARRIED OUT. SAVE ME JESSICA SORRY I’M A CHEATING DOUCHE.
But seriously, this is Kelly Sue and Jen Van Meter. TWO GREAT TASTES THAT TASTE GREAT TOGETHER okay that sounded a little fucked up but you know what I mean. Seriously, I am so excited for this team, and they knock out a killer issue together.
When i met Greg Rucka at heroes, literally all I could say was HI I LOVE YOUR WIFE SO MUCH. What I should of said was ‘Oh, hello Greg Rucka, you are the reason I felt brave enough to start reading comics to thanks for Gotham Central and Batwoman. Fancy a cuppa?’
But yeah all I could manage was HEE HEE YOU KNOW JEN VAN METER PRETTY SURE YOU DO.
I am so stoked to see her on this book. I’m not kidding when I saw she and Kelly Sue are a dream together.
ALL MY MARVELMASSES HAVE COME AT ONCE.
Buy Captain Marvel #16 in your store or online today, and don’t worry if you’re not reading any of the other Infinity books, as long as you have Captain Marvel #15, you’re good to go!
The Marvel NOW! logo looks to be disappearing from the covers of Marvel Comics in December as the publisher announced today that they will indeed launch the long-rumored second phase of the publishing initiative–now titled “All-New Marvel NOW” and featuring a handful of new titles as well as a new look for the covers that […]
SO ARE WE GOING TO TALK ABOUT A CONFIRMED BLACK WIDOW TITLE?
(also invaders eeeeeEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!)
“In the past, comics companies have tended to suggest diversity should ‘happen naturally,’ as if when you leave a comic book open overnight gay men might grow in the pages like mustard and cress, so it’s great that Marvel are now championing it, doing it deliberately. Because that’s the only way it can be done. Jeanine’s [Schaefer, his editor on Wolverine] a force for change. And there are a number of prominent female editors now who are altering the face of pro comics culture pretty swiftly.
Online comics fandom, meanwhile, if you judge solely by the comics message boards, remains conservative and behind the times. The action is to be found on Tumblr, where the Carol Corps lives.”
For real tho, with hair like that, Loki has some Mirkwood Elf in him.
Flatbear~! Okay, so. I've decided that I need to acquaint myself with the wonderfulness that is Jessica Drew. Now, I've already started looking into Avengers Assembled and the new Captain Marvel series. Is there anything else you could recommend to me that would be a good starting point for learning more about the awesome Spider-woman? :D
THIS BAD BOY RIGHT HERE!
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.
Deep breaths, children.
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!
(Here are the others, for anyone just joining us)
Non-denominational winter themed ornaments coming up in a hot minute!
I have to say, I’m pretty happy with this. I know there were a lot of people out there screaming for blood and demanding his resignation, and I understand that. But for me, this is good enough.
I want this community, this female, gay, nerd community to be a forgiving one. Gunn’s claims of being an outspoken supporter of gay and minority rights are true, which is why the post was, for me, so shocking. I know there will be a lot of you out there that aren’t satisfied with this, but I can live with it. The original post made me feel sick and more than a little victimized, but the steps taken in the wake of this outrage have been very satisfactory, in my opinion.
What’s more, we did this! It was the tumblr outrage that sparked this change and this result, and it just goes to show that not only are the loud voices of angry female nerds starting to be heard, but we’re being heard very quickly indeed :)