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Espeon and Umbreon custom sketch card commission complete! #Granitecon -People really liked this one while I was drawing it… I may have to add it to my regular stock.  (at Radisson Hotel Manchester)

Espeon and Umbreon custom sketch card commission complete! #Granitecon -People really liked this one while I was drawing it… I may have to add it to my regular stock. (at Radisson Hotel Manchester)

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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.

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bostoncomicsroundtable:

Little sketch I did of my two shelter kitties, Pickles and Chili. Did the inking on paper and then the color sketching in Photoshop — nothing fancy, maybe 15 mins?

My girls!

bostoncomicsroundtable:

Little sketch I did of my two shelter kitties, Pickles and Chili. Did the inking on paper and then the color sketching in Photoshop — nothing fancy, maybe 15 mins?

My girls!

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wheresmypineapple:

Looks like our man Bashir is coming to GOT

*screams like a ferengi*

Hope he kept those holodeck costumes

DS9 holo deck costumes always cracked me up. What were Bashir and OBrien going to emerge as next? (and could you blame them for their outlandish antics? You know you’d do the same…)

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ninthartpress:

Subcultures: A Comics Anthology is now available for pre-order!
35 independent cartoonists explore the various and varied worlds-within-the-world we know as “subcultures”. From Star Wars conventioneers to Bigfoot hunters, from goths and gamers to record collectors and cosplayers, these stories reveal the rules, rituals, and relationships that define these infinite and intricate subsets of humanity. (edited by Whit Taylor, published by Dan Mazur, Cover by Box Brown)
Contributors Include:
Sam Alden
E.J. Barnes
Cara Bean 
Bonesteel
Melinda Tracy Boyce
Box Brown
Matthew Crehan
Ben Doane
Alizee De Pin
Rachel Dukes
Jillian Fleck
Holly Foltz
Maggie Glass
Andrew Greenstone
Nick Johansen
Jay Kennedy
Rob Kirby
Jesse Lonergan
MariNaomi
Dan Mazur
Anna Mudd
Hazel Newlevant
Sigit Nugroho
Ion O’Clast
Dave Ortega
Maria Photinakis
Liz Prince
Ansis Purins
Rob Queen
Alex Robinson
Michael Scully
Daryl Seitchik
Whit Taylor
Nick Thorkelson
Noah Van Sciver
Aaron Whitaker
Kriota Willberg
Stevie Wilson
Li-Or Zaltzman
Courtney Zell

Pre-order now or pick up a copy at SPX!
 

Yay! I’m in this and am VERY excited to see the whole thing! It’s going to be *AWESOME*!

ninthartpress:

Subcultures: A Comics Anthology is now available for pre-order!

35 independent cartoonists explore the various and varied worlds-within-the-world we know as “subcultures”. From Star Wars conventioneers to Bigfoot hunters, from goths and gamers to record collectors and cosplayers, these stories reveal the rules, rituals, and relationships that define these infinite and intricate subsets of humanity. (edited by Whit Taylor, published by Dan Mazur, Cover by Box Brown)

Contributors Include:

Sam Alden
E.J. Barnes
Cara Bean 
Bonesteel
Melinda Tracy Boyce
Box Brown
Matthew Crehan
Ben Doane
Alizee De Pin
Rachel Dukes
Jillian Fleck
Holly Foltz
Maggie Glass
Andrew Greenstone
Nick Johansen
Jay Kennedy
Rob Kirby
Jesse Lonergan
MariNaomi
Dan Mazur
Anna Mudd
Hazel Newlevant
Sigit Nugroho
Ion O’Clast
Dave Ortega
Maria Photinakis
Liz Prince
Ansis Purins
Rob Queen
Alex Robinson
Michael Scully
Daryl Seitchik
Whit Taylor
Nick Thorkelson
Noah Van Sciver
Aaron Whitaker
Kriota Willberg
Stevie Wilson
Li-Or Zaltzman
Courtney Zell

Pre-order now or pick up a copy at SPX!

 

Yay! I’m in this and am VERY excited to see the whole thing! It’s going to be *AWESOME*!