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Supremacy Struggle

I'm Rin! I am a visual artist in San Francisco working on a graphic novel called ROOST.
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Sep 17 '14

shannonmayillustration:

Here are some infographics I drew for “Bring Your Lunch!” by Califia Suntree, an e-book published by Workman. Read more about it HERE.

Loooove it.

Sep 5 '14
"I taught myself how to draw, and I soon found out it was what I really wanted to do. I didn’t think I was going to create any great masterpieces like Rembrandt or Gauguin. I thought comics was a common form of art, and strictly American in my estimation, because America was the home of the common man — and show me the common man that can’t do a comic. So comics is an American form of art that anyone can do with a pencil and paper."

Jack Kirby (via comicquotations)

King of comics and my heart.

(via sequentialmatt)

Sep 3 '14
rossdraws:

Finished from the archives! Inspired by fashion from the 50s and 60s!

Holy shiiiiittttt.

rossdraws:

Finished from the archives! Inspired by fashion from the 50s and 60s!

Holy shiiiiittttt.

Aug 28 '14

Oh. Look. My favourite film: Wizard people, Dear Readers.
Every year on my birthday I watch it with buds. Hooray!

(Source: thedoommerchant)

Aug 26 '14
I got a Tweeter!
I am about 4,000 years late to the Twitter party, but if you like jokes and to watch me toe the line of professionalism and obscenity, let’s be friends!!!

I got a Tweeter!

I am about 4,000 years late to the Twitter party, but if you like jokes and to watch me toe the line of professionalism and obscenity, let’s be friends!!!

Aug 24 '14
stablercake:

h3lla-fitzgerald:

fandomsandfeminism:

returntothestars:

ianthe:

!!

dat practical armor

I love every aspect of this.

yes yes practical armor is super rad and stuff BUT IT IS A BLACK WOMAN REPRESENTING VANILLA ASS HUMANS IN A D&D HANDBOOK. THIS IS HUGE FOR ME! SHE’S NOT SOME “TRIBESWOMAN FROM THE SOUTHERN WILDS” OR SOME OTHER STUPID BULLSHIT THAT TRIES TO CONVINCE US BLACK PEOPLE NEED TO HAVE THEIR EXISTENCE EXPLAINED IN A FANTASY WORLD, GOD DAMMIT THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY

YEAH!!!! ALSO!!!! Please note!!! In D&D:5 ALL BUT LIKE TWO of the 6-8 races (can’t remember the exact number, im the worst nerd) are first and foremost shown with a female character and it doesn’t feel weirdly sexualized or forced!!! And so far as I can remember only a couple races have more than one image at all to describe them so the female character is THE definitive race image! And there is more than just this stunning lady as a PoC representative in the book, the illustrations for the Fighter and the Wizard are also gentlemen of color and they look god damn BADASS! The fighter looks like a proud LION he is GREAT!!!! There’s others as well, but unfortunately I don’t have the book in front of me D:
This book made really cool strides in terms of diversity and frankly I didn’t notice until someone pointed it out that ladies and PoC were more featured in this edition, it is THAT successful that it doesn’t change the experience of reading the book at all except I feel like this edition was made with women and PoC in mind as a player and not an object, enemy, or trinket! This is super important and I want to THANK Wizards of the Coast and their illustrators for being so cool and paying attention!

stablercake:

h3lla-fitzgerald:

fandomsandfeminism:

returntothestars:

ianthe:

!!

dat practical armor

I love every aspect of this.

yes yes practical armor is super rad and stuff BUT IT IS A BLACK WOMAN REPRESENTING VANILLA ASS HUMANS IN A D&D HANDBOOK. THIS IS HUGE FOR ME! SHE’S NOT SOME “TRIBESWOMAN FROM THE SOUTHERN WILDS” OR SOME OTHER STUPID BULLSHIT THAT TRIES TO CONVINCE US BLACK PEOPLE NEED TO HAVE THEIR EXISTENCE EXPLAINED IN A FANTASY WORLD, GOD DAMMIT THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY

YEAH!!!! ALSO!!!! Please note!!! In D&D:5 ALL BUT LIKE TWO of the 6-8 races (can’t remember the exact number, im the worst nerd) are first and foremost shown with a female character and it doesn’t feel weirdly sexualized or forced!!! And so far as I can remember only a couple races have more than one image at all to describe them so the female character is THE definitive race image! And there is more than just this stunning lady as a PoC representative in the book, the illustrations for the Fighter and the Wizard are also gentlemen of color and they look god damn BADASS! The fighter looks like a proud LION he is GREAT!!!! There’s others as well, but unfortunately I don’t have the book in front of me D:

This book made really cool strides in terms of diversity and frankly I didn’t notice until someone pointed it out that ladies and PoC were more featured in this edition, it is THAT successful that it doesn’t change the experience of reading the book at all except I feel like this edition was made with women and PoC in mind as a player and not an object, enemy, or trinket! This is super important and I want to THANK Wizards of the Coast and their illustrators for being so cool and paying attention!

Aug 24 '14

Whoa.

We (obviously) had an earthshake here in the Bay Area this morning. Pretty scary stuff. We live on a rock so it didn’t cause any damage to our place but it woke us up and couldn’t really tell what was going on. I’m pretty terrified of earthshakes and my heart goes out to anyone closer in Napa county. I feel extremely blessed and lucky that we didn’t have more extreme damage in the city.

Aug 21 '14

hellabutts:

nocogsorwheels:

e-m-e-t-t:

Red? I think it’s red. 

I basically did this once and it’s how I got pink eye.

I can’t tell if you’re making a pun or if you’re telling an actual story.

Either way, I’m still laughing.

Aug 21 '14

raise ur hand if you’re ready to ditch your body and become a sentient cloud of cosmic gas

(Source: handaxe)

Aug 20 '14

Artist Profile — Tyree Dillihay

behindbobsburgers:

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Meet Tyree Dillihay—director on “Bob’s Burgers” and creator of the popular web comic “SN’EADS.”

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How did you get your start in the animation industry? 

While finishing up my undergrad in English at CSUN, I took animation electives and produced a student film called “HIPHOPOLIS” that was distributed that summer online on Atomfilms.com.  Meanwhile, I was studying for the LSAT exam to go to grad school to become a lawyer. A month after I graduated from CSUN, I got a call from Walt Disney Television saying they saw my cartoon on Atomfilms and had an animated project in development with Family Matters star, Jaleel White, that could use my style. I chose animation. The rest is history.

What’s the best thing about being a director on “Bob’s Burgers?”

The best part is being able to make the characters come to life.

What’s the most challenging thing about your job as an animation director?

Making lateral adjustments instead of forward improvements.

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How do you juggle a full-time job as a director, create new comics for “SN’EADS,” do freelance side gigs, and keep up with your Instagram feed and respond to tweets?

Ummmm… A.D.D.?

LOL. Seriously, doing ART is like BREATHING to me. I’m not one of those artist who works and then turns off the art button when I get home. ART is LIFE to me. So, my hand hurts a lot because I’m always sketching or doing something art related.

Where (or from whom) do you find your artistic inspiration?

Just from living and being VERY observant. There are moments to be reflected to art all the time. You just have to be keen enough to catch them. It’s like being a photographer…but without a camera. All I need is my memory and a pen.

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If you could go back in time to when you were a young budding artist, is there anything you would want to do differently at the start of your career?

I would have learned how to animate sooner and I would have learned how to paint with paint brushes sooner. Anything I’d do differently would just be to do it sooner.

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Who would you invite to be a guest voice on “Bob’s Burgers” if you had the choice, and what would their character be?

Dave Chappelle. I have no idea who his character would be but something/somebody to give it a different energy.

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You are a man of many talents.  What is one skill or talent you don’t possess but wish you did—and why?

I wish I could play piano or guitar. In my opinion, music is the strongest of all the arts because song is more interactive and can travel further than visual art can. I love music. A LOT… Almost as much as I love painting and drawing.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve done for a pair of sneakers?

Spend way too much money and/or camp out for them LOL. Those days are long gone though. I still spend money on shoes but the wealth is spread a lot more.

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Thanks for talking with us, Tyree!

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Check out Tyree’s blog here.

Follow Tyree on Twitter and Instagram: @sneadsbyree

Photos by: Joel Kuwahara

Post by: BentoBoxEnt

Aug 19 '14

Fear of a Black Victim [credit]

(Source: doomsday519)

Aug 19 '14

jakewyattriot:

I apologize if this comes off as disrespectful to Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin. Or their families. Or YOU, the reader. I’m not about that. That’s not why I drew this.

I am just really freaked out that 40% of Americans (and 47% of White Americans) do not think that the killings and violence in Ferguson ‘raise any racial issues.’ Fellow White Persons, this is our chance to learn. This is our chance to change.

When Trayvon Martin was murdered because Full Grown Men in America are frightened to violence by the presence black children, the dialogue turned very quickly into a conversation about gun control.

And gun control is an issue that deserves our attention.

But it won’t change the massive poverty in Black America. The arrest rate. The education statistics. The institutional, systemic, casual, and passive racism that plagues our country.

And it wouldn’t have saved Michael Brown.

Anyway. I’m sorry if this comes off as disrespectful or insincere or preachy. I’m sorry if my execution (or personality) gets in the way of what I’m trying to say. I am an imperfect artist, an imperfect person, and I am, undoubtedly, blinded to a million things by my own glaring whiteness. So this might be… Lord, this might be awful. I’m so sorry if it’s awful. Really.

But. I just keep thinking… Look, my wife is pregnant with our first child. A boy. We’re nervous, we’re excited, we’re SO ANXIOUS because what the hell do you do with babies? WE don’t know. But if we were a black family… in this country… we would be so terrified. Because we live in a nation that murders the children of black parents, puts it on the news WITH RIOTS AND TEAR GAS as decoration, and still half of us don’t even see it as a problem. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine bringing a child into that reality, to face the odds we lay out for black kids?

That would break me. I’ve never known anything like that. No one should ever know anything like that.

So let’s talk to our friends about race. Lets talk to our families. And when actual victims of racism try to tell us what’s going on in, say, a peaceful community protest as they are being gassed and shot at by cops WE SHOULD LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE THEM. Let’s talk to each other about this until we are all on the same page.

And then let’s turn the damn page.

Aug 18 '14
ggariba:

On another note.

ggariba:

On another note.

Aug 18 '14

blackfolksmakingcomics:

shizukasmack:

therevtimes:

No. 168 “The Unarmed” 

Rest In Peace…

to Michael Brown, John Crawford, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Renisha McBride, Oscar Grant, Sean Bell And the countless other lives that have been taken away from this world due to prejudice.

And an honor to the many people in Ferguson standing up, fighting, hoping that some kind of justice can be had in the midst of chaos.

At last, a new Revolutionary Times comic has arrived. 

And not a moment too soon. A little levity in these serious times is what we needed. Thank you, gentlemen.

Aug 18 '14
icecreamandchicken:

But it’s rush week. So, y’all sleep.

icecreamandchicken:

But it’s rush week. So, y’all sleep.