I’m trying to figure out how to articulate this more effectively...
YO! You need to vote bc it’s your civic duty and if this election doesn’t go well a lot of ppl are going to get hurt. So 1) vote because you’re a responsible, decent human being and 2) if you DM me proof that you voted (like a pic of your “I Voted” sticker or your absentee ballot or something) I will send you one of these pins for free! #vote #election #election2018 #pin #resist #VOTEGODDAMMIT !!!! #WHATAREYOUEVENDOING
I am@in a hospital waiting room at 11:35 pm (don’t worry, I’m fine, though I’m very scared to miss work tomorrow- I’m a temp I don’t want to seem flakey) so here’s some #doodles . My go to #doodle is always a #heart or the word #fuck , so I did those plus a combo. #doodlesofinstagram #flower #rose #dog #doggo #puppies #puppy #cat #kitty #killingtime
I had a really rough weekend; the kind of weekend that makes me rethink whether I should be creating comics at all. I will say though, the first dude shown here was a good guy, we just disagree politically. The second guy can go FUCK himself.
Yo dudes- I will be at these two events this weekend: I’ll be both tabling and be on a panel with @jrsosa18 on comics dealing with social issues this Saturday. The show is from 1-7pm and our panel is at 2pm in room UC 310. Then on Sunday I’ll be at 2nd Fall & Craft Fest at @creativelabsbmore from 1pm-sundown. I’ll also be donating a bunch of books I don’t want anymore as well. Mostly graphic novels. I got shows coming up in Gettysburg (next Saturday) and a show with @bmoreintocomics I BELIEVE on November 17th. I’ll get back to you w more deets. Feel free to check my calendar on my website for more details. I keep it pretty up to date.
I am starting a Patreon bc I need help finding my future projects. I know the timing isn’t great but I don’t know if/when things will settle down so I need to continue to live my life and do the things I love in order to cope with all this. Hopefully some of you like my work enough to back my Patreon, since you get access to all my future zines through it. Link for it is in my bio. Thanks!
So I feel like vomiting announcing this but I will be trying to monetize my comics more in order to pay for cost of MAKING THEM bc I’m broke and can’t afford to just sink money into this willie nilly anymore. So either this week or next week I will be launching a Patreon. It will be more of a subscription type thing- when I make a zine, ppl will be charged and either given a digital copy or have a physical copy mailed to them (depending on what tier they subscribe to). I’m not charging monthly, because I don’t produce a new zine every month so it’s not really fair. This just a way for ppl to get a zine every time I make one and help pay for printing costs up front. Anyway, it’s a really scary thing to do but I gotta try in order to keep making comics. But I’m gonna still live my life and not kill myself trying to make money at this bc who knows what the future will bring, I’m gonna enjoy myself now in case I don’t have a tomorrow. Anyway, tldr: I’m launching a Patreon soon. Consider subscribing to it to get cool shit and help me keep doing what I love. XO
I didn’t used to cry all the time. I used to be unable to cry no matter how sad I was. Being in this relationship and being vulnerable at this level has turned me into open wound to some extent. It can be frustrating. I feel so much ALL THE TIME, including a lot of pain. My therapist has actually recommended cognitive behavioral therapy but I’m scared to do it. I’ve made so much progress the past few years, I’ve grown so much. But it never seems like enough. Anyway, this was a lovely part of my birthday.
I (in all likelihood) have PMDD- pre menstrual dysphoric disorder. It’s essentially PMS on overdrive- my food cravings, negative emotions, and mood swings are out of control during my period. It sucks and is yet another example of how I know I’m being nuts and reality is fine but it doesn’t help my mood and I feel really out of control. Especially with this past month with all my recent food issues. This kind of thing is one of the reasons I will defend the comic strip Cathy to THE DEATH. I am probably the only indie comicker besides @arielbordeaux who fucking loves the comic. A lot of the shit that is called out for being shallow and sexist is shit I relate to. Seeing her dealing with her food issues and pms irritability made me feel less alone when I was reading her in middle school and starting to deal with this shit. I wrote a blog post about why I love Cathy on my blog a couple years ago. You can read it (link is in the bio).
I plan to do a longer comic about grieving one day, but here’s my current frustration- getting triggered by characters in movies losing loved ones. The death of characters don’t do anything to me, it’s how everyone reacts to it that makes me lose my shit. I think it’s because I had to support my mom through her grieving process for so long. Anyway, I tend to have a big burst of wailing and then recover quickly whenever I get upset, but it’s really loud. The whole thing takes 10 minutes tops. But in theaters I have to hold it in so I’ll literally be choking up for an hour. It’s a huge pain in the ass. And my boyfriend has been present the last two times this has happened and it SUCKS because it detracts from him enjoying the movie. #grief #grieving #father #dad #death #loss #comic #drwho #blackpanther #comics #bbc #marvel #triggering #UGH #painintheass #movie #movies
I am good enough. #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #depression #insecure #insecurity #confidence #selfcare #affirmations #positivethinking #positivevibes #positive #positivity #positiveaffirmations #comic #comics #autobio #sliceoflife #diary
This is really hard to plug post Kavanaugh, but my sentiment still stands. We need to keep fighting and for the LOVE OF GOD turn out for midterms elections. So here’s my sequel to my Trump response comic Safe (link in bio). Scroll down to read both. We check in with Kamon and Carl today after the original comic taking place in December 2016. Links at the bottom of the page show how you can help, and remember @lyft and @uber are giving free rides to the polls on Election Day. #resist #comic #comics #activism #democrat #politics #political #progressive #protest #immigrant #thai #thailand #lgbt #lgbtq #queer #gay #love #midtermelections #midterms2018 #election #election2018 #electionday
Forgot to post one of my personal highlights of SPX! #Repost @dirtydiamondsyo with @get_repost ・・・ #SPX2018 Dirty Diamonds meet up! To all those we’ve printed (or will print in the future!) we love you and couldn’t have done it without you ❤️💜💖 #ourcontributorsarethebest