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I AM A GENIUS.
I really want to continue the Nonesuch Garden Club, but it’s not realistic for me to continue my zine, Craftomix. It’s too much work and a major point of stress in my life right now.
I’ve been trying to come up with an alternative project that would still be fun, collectable, and monthly. I was thinking about trading cards… But then I had a stroke of genius.
I was obsessed with CLAMP as a kid and collected anything and everything I could get my hands on that featured their artwork. Magic Knight Rayearth was my favorite story. I have FOUR decks of MKR playing cards that I collected as cheap alternatives to art books. They are some of the only things I’ve kept over the years because they are beautiful AND functional.
There are 52 weeks in a year. There are 52 cards in a deck of playing cards. If I draw one, small illustration a week for a year, I can make a deck of playing cards. I could send my club members a few cards each month. At the end of the year, they will have a full deck to admire and play with!
Megan is totally a genius, you guys.
The weather’s getting cold again. Time to put on all your layers and drink a lot of tea.
Reblogging ‘cause I’m chilly.
Common Myths About Bisexuality from the lovely personal memoir in a web comic format “Jesus Loves Lesbians, Too” by bi blogger & author Maria Burnham (writer/memoirist) and Maggie Siegel-Berele (comic artist).
Remember Bisexuals are just people who can ♥ people of SAME/SIMILAR Gender as themselves + can ♥ people of DIFFERENT Genders/Gender Presentations from themselves.
All the rest of it about must be Exactly 50%/50%; can’t be/can’t ♥ trans/genderqueer people; the 3 C’s: Confused; Closeted + sex-Crazed; must always be poly + can’t be monogamous; yadda, yadda, yada, are just hooey + nonsense made up by haters and fools.
I usually don’t reblog stuff like this because this is my art blog but this hit close to home and reminded me of so many conversations that made me feel like garbage.
It always makes me see red when I see lesbians (and gay men) treating bisexuals this way. I don’t think I can even type too much more without quickly reaching a point where I just smash my head into the keyboard.
jesus christ, Maggie, look how many notes this has.
Holy crap. That is a humbling amount of notes. Thank you for reading, guys :D
Maggie and Maria do great work, and they speak the truth.
Our big 25% off sale ends today! Get any NWP Original graphic novel, collection, or comic in print at 25% off the cover price! Includes all our releases, including popular favorites like The Legend of Bold Riley and our latest book QU33R! (Get the hardcover for $29.99 instead of $39.99 because MATH!)
Go get you some comics! Why not check out Rob Kirby’s QU33R anthology, which features our very own Queerotica editor/contributor Sasha Steinberg as his glamorous superheroine drag persona ~*~Sasha Velour~*~!
This is a pretty great deal! Northwest Press publishes some phenomenal comics, so get on over there and take a look! If you’re plagued by indecision, I highly recommend Anything That Loves: Comics Beyond “Gay” and “Straight”, which features work from fantastic artists like Erika Moen, Bill Roundy, Kate Leth, and even myself!
Two more hourlies! Making comics while traveling is tough. I’ll be excited to ink these once we arrive and scan ‘em when we get back.
The next few hourlies! Drawing on the train is a thing that happened.