My parents are just wonderful people.
Enrico Pazienza, Trabucco, acquarello su carta, 1976, 66x50 cm.
So Sculptris is AWESOME, and I want to play more with it. Does anyone feel like paying me to sculpt their characters, fan trolls, imaginary creatures? I’m thinking $50 per character because of the labor involved, but I’m open to suggestions.
I don’t know…
I have been advised that I should be charging something like $350 for sculpts. And that people who like ball-jointed dolls and play video games and like games and comics and like collectibles might be interested and I should look at them. Also LAIKA, which is local.
Hire me please? I apparently have a marketable talent.
I posted this to the wrong blog and didn’t even notice. Aaaaah.
Anonymous asked: Is this the same girl who started bootstrap homes in Portland?
Yes.My blog for that project is right here. I haven’t been doing much with it lately: it didn’t seem to help people in the ways I hoped it would, and I now think that rent assistance programs are more likely to actually keep people well-housed and active in the community.
atswim-twocows asked: I know it wasn't meant for me but thanks for the thing you posted. Been kind of heartbroken and abandoned-feeling recently, so yeah, thanks.
Aw! *HUGS* It’s meant for you, too, now.
I am super excited to announce Blood Root, a new issue-based comic anthology series from Sawdust Press.
Blood Root #1, coming in July, will feature Tara Abbamondi(Puddles, The Stolen Lovelight), Drew Rausch and Jocelyn Gajeway(Sullengrey, My Blacks Don’t Match), and James Neish(Marie and Jeanne). Each issue will feature somewhere between 3-5 stories.
At its heart, Blood Root is just the floppy anthology comic I want to read - a bunch of strange little stories with amazing art and a diverse range of characters. Blood Root will contain short comics about ghost stories, man made myths, moody psychological horror and fantasy, and personal stories about strange happenings. It will be distributed in print, as well as for free online.
Thank you for supporting Sawdust Press thus far! I am incredibly excited to share Tara, Drew, Jocelyn and James’ work with you - they are amongst my favourite artists and writers, and I am thrilled to launch this anthology with them.
Read on, if you are interested in submitting to future issues of Blood Root(Sawdust Press pays artists and writers!) -
I’m accepting comic pitches from complete creative teams for future issues of Blood Root on a rolling basis(If I like your work, and think it’ll fit the anthology well, I’ll schedule you in).
Blood Root pays a flat rate of $500 for each story, for non-exclusive print and web rights.
In your pitch, please include the following.
- Title of your work.
- Estimated number of pages.
- Summary, and preferably a rough page breakdown.
- Comic work samples(of both writing and sequential art).
- Whether your work will be in black and white or colour.
- When can you finish this work?
Below are the specifications that your story should plan to meet.
- A minimum of 6 pages. There is no maximum, but realistically, anything over 20 pages is probably a bit too long.
- The final trim size for the issues are 6”x9”
- Black and white, or colour.
Below are the preferences for the sort of stories I’m looking for.
- Strange and unsettling(not necessarily “sad”!). I love supernatural and mythological elements, especially set in painfully ordinary settings. I love ghost stories. I love shoegazey characters and indeterminate endings. I love cats. I love food. I love a lot of things, really.
- I am specifically striving for a diverse representation of cultures, people, and human relationships. Queer and feminist pitches, especially intersectional ones, are very welcome.
Pitches should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Relax. Go limp, in fact. Your body’s natural buoyancy will carry you to the surface where you can breathe.
Take some time off. A day. Don’t go to class. Don’t go home. Walk among trees. Arrange pebbles in a line.
I wish I were there, to go walking with you. I had good friends on hand when I went through my own seas. One of the best things they did for me was push me over and tell me that my job for the next half hour was to breathe.
Can I look anything up for you, to make things less overwhelming? Would getting art from someone, or baked goods, remind you that you’re important to people out there?
Love, and apologies for reblogging publicly. I have a couple other people who might need to see this at some point.
by Clio Chiang
SEA PANCAKE MERMAIDS 8D