Today I witnessed something amazing. Almost in stark contrast to yesterday, today I saw tangible impact of lady-representation in comics.
At the bookstore I work at, we have a dedicated Adventure Time section. This family came in and those kids were SO EXCITED to see their favourite characters in comics. I talked them through each OGN and series compilation, explaining what they all were and in what order they should be read, and this little girl’s entire life was changed. You could see it on her face.
The moment I mentioned Kate Leth (and that, yes, she is a girl.) this little girl’s face lit up like Christmas morning. I don’t know if it just never occurred to her that girls can work in comics but the excitement and wonder that left the store in her was a privilege to see. I ended up selling them the Fionna & Cake’s, all the OGN’s, and an AT doodle book. She left begging her dad to help her learn how to draw Marceline comics. (And he was happy to comply!)
Kate Leth has left an everlasting impression on this little girl just by existing and working in the industry. I honestly hope to someday be able to see such an impact on someone from my own work. Ladies in comics is important. The representation on the page, and behind them, is important. Having a reflection of yourself in the content you enjoy is important. I hope that little girl grows up to be a famous comic author someday.
It was a very good day.
Ladies are some of my biggest personal influences in the world of comics, and I wholeheartedly hope that my comics friends of any gender continue to inspire young ladies to get into the world of art and drawing and comics!
I officially launched my webcomic, Archæon, today! The introduction is up plus 3 new pages. It will update weekly on Thursdays from here on out.
Check out Morgan’s new comic!
HEY monkey boyz and girls! We’re making a fanzine of the cult-classic scifi film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension! Now accepting submissions!
If you HAVEN’T seen Buckaroo Banzai yet then get on it!
Curated by Blue Blaze Irregulars Josh Frees and Burton Durand
Submissions can be illustrations, comics, prose, poetry, collage, or pretty much anything that’s inspired by the greatness that is Buckaroo Banzai
Black and white
Deadline: soft deadline February 1st, 2014
e-mail submissions or questions to email@example.com
This will be a fan publication and is no way involved with the actual Buckaroo Banzai film franchise
More info to come soon but here’s the basic deets to get the ball rolling! Shoot me a line if you have any questions!!!
My Halloween commissions! Happy Hallowmas, may The Great Pumpkin grace you with his unearthly horrifying presence and shower you in candy and fear!
Oil on canvas
I updated my portfolio thing with some stuff, so yeah. Check it out if you want!
Show tonight!! (at Mr. Beery’s)
Man, I haven’t had a project go over this well in a long time! People are really loving this first issue! Scoop one up before it’s super popular and played-out and you’re just some weak-ass Johnny-come-lately!
I AM SO PSYCHED ABOUT THIS ANTHOLOGY MITCH PUT TOGETHER! Super honored to be a part of it. I will have copies as TCAF and SF Zinefest!
Hey! Check out my indiegogo if you get a chance today! thanks!