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Supremacy Struggle

I'm Rin! I am a visual artist in San Francisco working on a graphic novel called ROOST.
Apr 22 '14
Apr 21 '14
altcomics:

Brendan B. Larsen

altcomics:

Brendan B. Larsen

(Source: wigboiler)

Apr 15 '14
milkbarista:

these next few days are gonna be wild.

milkbarista:

these next few days are gonna be wild.

Apr 15 '14
"There are a lot of funny things (in Western Massachusetts). We’re like training wheels for Portland. Every embarrassing or pain-in-the-assy thing that plays big in PDX gets tested out here first. We practically invented people who only buy mayonnaise from hot yoga practitioners."

Talking To Cartoonist Rich Stevens - on Splitsider

Rich is one of my favorite neighborhood weirdos. 

(via dilettantepickle)

This is basically the quote I want in my obit.

(via rstevens)

Basically.

Apr 11 '14

Anonymous asked:

Hey, Brian. I'm an aspiring writer, and I have this complex about being a person of color trying to break into comics. I know I'm probably making a bigger deal out of this than I should, but it's kind of disheartening to see gatherings of creators and to notice the lack of color. Am I worrying for nothing? I tend to over analyze things, so this has been bugging me more than it probably should. I apologize in advance if this question is stupid, annoying, or has been asked before.

royalboiler:

iamdavidbrothers:

brianmichaelbendis:

I am not a person of color but I am the father of a multiracial household and I’m Hypery aware of the world we live in in this regard. but I truly believe that there is nothing standing in your way of making your dreams as a creative person come true. It’s between you and your talent.

truthfully most of us don’t even know what each other looks like. all anybody cares about is the quality of each other’s work.

 do not put things in front of you to stop yourself from making your dreams come true. do not. people do this all the time and I truly believe it’s the difference between those who succeed and those who fail.

stop rejecting yourself before the rejection comes. and if rejection comes, and it will, don’t make it about anything but your work.

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Bendis has a good point here, with the idea that you shouldn’t put things in front of you and that you need to hone your craft and focus on you.

But for really real, speaking as a black man who has worked in and around comics for a while now: race matters. You’ll have to live with people treating you like their ____ friend. You’ll have to deal with people pulling you aside to show their bonafides or dropping your name as some type of proof they or someone else isn’t racist. You’ll have to deal with rarely being able to call a spade a spade without being painted as angry or sensitive. You’ll have to deal with all the usual stuff you have to deal with as a person of color, but comics is a relatively small world even now, so pushing back a little—”You need to stop talking to me about this”—makes people feel some type of way about you.

I’m real careful who I associate with in comics for these reasons. I don’t like barcon because I know somebody’s gonna say something stupid. I’ve been going to several cons a year since 2007, and I’m not exaggerating when I say I’m batting a thousand when it comes to people saying idiotic or messed up or banal racial stuff to me because I’m The Black Guy. My friends got the same story. I know women that comics boys have said garbage things to, I know professionals who have repeatedly called other folks out of their name and shrugged and smiled about it.

Comics is not a special oasis of no barriers and complete freedom. Comics is American society, and chances are good that you already know how it works.

For me, the trick ended up gathering a comics family that is wild diverse. I didn’t do it intentionally, I’m not trying to catch Pokémon out here, but real recognizes real, and I’ve gravitated to people who aren’t just the current guard in comics. My wolf pack is crucial to keeping me interested in and happy with comics.

None of this is your fault, none of this anything you should have to deal with. But as a person of color, you’re already dealing with it. You’re not overthinking it. You’re not pre-rejecting. You’re protecting yourself. You recognized a problem and you’re looking for ways to deal it. You’re on the right track, and you can beat it. You’ll find a way to beat it. You’ll find your family, and together you’ll steamroll through the nonsense.

and no shots, but it’s never just about the work if you’re anything but a white guy. That’s not how life works. Some people can’t network like white dudes in comics if they’re seen as Other, or an Anomaly, and networking is a big part of how you get gigs.

This David stuff on here. 

Apr 8 '14

harveyjames:

This comic of mine just went up on the Vice website. http://m.vice.com/en_uk/read/little-nowhere?Contentpage=-1

James Harvey is a gift to us all.

Apr 5 '14
Tags: comic sans
Apr 3 '14

tigermountain:

Very excited to announce I have a new comic written by Pete Toms up on Study Group!

It’s about Branwell a recently orphaned girl who ends up working with Pops a tough child cop at an orphan police squad.

Read The Short Con

Yeeeeah. This is rad as hell.

Mar 25 '14
threewordphrase:

milkbarista:

motherworld #1

I like this

threewordphrase:

milkbarista:

motherworld #1

I like this

Mar 18 '14

Hello my beauties! I’m retiring 4 PRINTS at the end of March! That means I will NEVER do another print run of these images. To celebrate their retirement not only am I offering 3 finish options but I am also adding the Giclee printing option!!

IN ADDITION TO THIS: for following me on Tumblr and supporting my work you lovelies can use the discount code SEEYAQT at checkout and receive 20% off!

»»GET AT IT!!!!««

Mar 15 '14
Self Portrait 2014. Photoshop.

Self Portrait 2014. Photoshop.

Mar 8 '14
"I’m running out of colours."
Shit I say at work.
Mar 3 '14

iguanamouth:

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hey man

Mar 1 '14

prynnette:

Hey guys, the She Makes Comics kickstarter has 6 days to go and it’s not fully funded yet! This is an awesome, incredibly worthwhile project that I know a lot of you care about, so spread the word.

Yo, fund these fierce badasses.

Mar 1 '14
andyleighr:

motivational flowers for my sticker-zine submission because stickers are rad

So precious!

andyleighr:

motivational flowers for my sticker-zine submission because stickers are rad

So precious!