Another cheat-sheet from Comic Envy! These are fun to make :) Hope you can all find some use for it!
Notorious arter and reader of comics.
This is mainly an Marvel Comics/movies + Lord of the Rings art blog with a slight smattering of Game of Thrones, Parks and Recreation, Community and more.
I am always happy to answer any asks sent my way!
This blog is occasionally NSFW and NOT spoiler-free. If you ever need me to tag anything, trigger or otherwise, please let me know!
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!
“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.”
– writer Paul Cornell, who adheres to a strict “panel parity” rule at conventions (he won’t appear on all-male panels), talking to the New Statesman about embracing political issues in mainstream comic books
Thank you Kelly Sue for the heads up. Damn this makes me so happy, to see that this craving for change and diversity is affecting and influencing people outside of our little bubble :) (source)
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!