TG webcomic artist Madeline T. Henry, AKA @Lobst.

beavertonlobstworks:

Daily Sketch 04/17/14 - Alek & Conor, Backroom Huskies
These two aren’t part of the new thing, but I do have a three-page minicomic in mind for them. Their personalities are basically the way they look here — Alek (Siberian) often acts in quiet reverence of Conor (Alaskan) who transcends traditional gender norms through boundless enthusiasm and charisma.
They’ve adopted “backroom huskies” as a Three-Musketeers-style label, considering the shenanigans they often get up to in the backroom of the comic shop they both work at. (So much D&D!)        

beavertonlobstworks:

Daily Sketch 04/17/14 - Alek & Conor, Backroom Huskies

These two aren’t part of the new thing, but I do have a three-page minicomic in mind for them. Their personalities are basically the way they look here — Alek (Siberian) often acts in quiet reverence of Conor (Alaskan) who transcends traditional gender norms through boundless enthusiasm and charisma.

They’ve adopted “backroom huskies” as a Three-Musketeers-style label, considering the shenanigans they often get up to in the backroom of the comic shop they both work at. (So much D&D!)        

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mechanicaltrees:

they grow up so fast

mechanicaltrees:

they grow up so fast

(via the-disco-king)

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littlefroggies:

goatplanet said: you hide little plastic babies in king cake for mardi gras. it’s not exactly safe but it is a thing.

i realize that but I’m kind of enamored with the idea of a desperate teen mom shoving her baby in a cake and trying to be nonchalant about it when her parents come home

like the baby isn’t even hidden WELL, it’s just covered in frosting and looks confused

The game featured at the beginning of this video seems relevant to your interests!

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OKAY. Dozens of hours of work and I finally have a principal cast worked out. This was originally going to be a dating sim, but I wrote quite a few things in the intervening month and hey, wow, it’s a comic again! A few details:

- Svetlana is the main character, and yes, she’s heavily based on me and my experiences as a TG woman. This isn’t an autobiography, but rest assured that my low self-esteem is an effective safeguard against Mary-Sue syndrome.

- More than 52 pages of this comic have been written, with many more to follow. (I’m thinking of making it one long dramatic story interspersed with some more lighthearted short stories, like a few of the comics I’ve been reading.)

- “Smut installation”? OH YES, THAT’S RIGHT~~~

- For those unfamiliar, the furry universe my comics have taken place in is 10-15% populated by so-called “full humans” (the rest are simply “human animals” [but never “humanimals”]); non-mythical creatures only, at least for the time being.

- I’m being cagey about the name of this project purely because I feel like I’ve come up with a REALLY GOOD one this time around, and I don’t want to spoil it until it comes out.

And that’s it for now! Look forward to the first few pages relatively soon! I love you all! <3

lamezone:

drew on top of some pages the book ‘godzilla likes to roar’ for squeedge's birthday <3

This is WAY TOO CUTE. >:(

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mirrorshards:

me, as of late

(via buizelmaniac)

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yousuckthecomic:

read it - back the kickstarter

I&#8217;m doing my part! This webcomic is cute, sexy, and MOST IMPORTANTLY body-positive, and I recommend it wholeheartedly &lt;3

yousuckthecomic:

read it - back the kickstarter

I’m doing my part! This webcomic is cute, sexy, and MOST IMPORTANTLY body-positive, and I recommend it wholeheartedly <3

(via slipshine)

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phenwah:

do the rudebox / shake your rudebox

@Phenwah’s threatened to delete this within 24 hours! NOT ON MY WATCH >:( Source: phenwah

dresdencodak:

dogbomber:

Let’s Draw: Lady Knights

Compiled them all into a photoset. The prompts, respectively:1) Fists, Top Heavy, Nervous, Indian, Shark/Piscine
2) Bow, Petite, Honest, Spanish, Boar
3) Staff, Skinny, Evil, Aztec, Insectoid
4) Mace, Bulky, Mischievous, Russian, Big Cat
5) Axe, Short, Glum, Japanese, Snake
6) Sword, Athletic, Bashful, Roman, Bird of Prey
7) Shield, Perky, Plump, English, Rabbit

Another fun exercise! At the moment I’m thinking up another prompt to try. Hopefully it’ll be just as interesting!

I love these so much. Great examples of diverse female designs in a genre in which it’s sorely lacking.

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I’ve been seeing a lot of people liking/reblogging that Chainsawsuit about Zen Pencils, and I have mixed feelings about it.

First, I have trouble visualizing #criticism’s speech delivered by some of the assholes who have mocked and torn apart my work in the past. The blog post acknowledges that a lot of the criticism artists get is really malicious and cruel and doesn’t come from the “place of love” that Kris says mean criticism often comes from, but that’s not the part people are sharing, in part because I think it undercuts the The Reason You Suck Speech executed in the comic itself.

Second, I feel like bits and pieces of #criticism’s speech are destined to be appropriated by serial mockers the next time a Buckley/Preston/Mookie comes along. I’m sure it’s written to be well-intentioned, but it’s also bad advice that comes across as sanctimonious to me, and I question its effectiveness especially if the criticized artist is the subject of a mockery dogpile on a Zen Pencils level. Even though I severely dislike every ZP comic I’ve seen, I think it’s admirable that he keeps making them even when he knows he’s going to get some amount of shit for each one he uploads.

Third, people ignore that it’s really, really difficult for some artists to not internalize the negative comments made against them. Yes, I am speaking specifically about myself and my chronic anxiety issues. Every single time I decide to finish and upload a comic (ps: the next one is deeply personal, currently 24 pages long and counting), I’m terrified that some “edgy” Internet Celebrity will spread it around for his army of followers to relentlessly analyze and tear down, or s/he’ll alert them to my pseudo-portfolio of furry art so they can have fun deconstructing each piece and making all sorts of wild assumptions about me as a human being. Is the solution simply for me to stop being vulnerable? If so, how do I accomplish this?

I realize that it’s innately satisfying to point out flaws and bitch about other people’s work. I’ve done this myself on numerous occasions. But I think from now on I’ll be either subtweeting my mockery or putting it in a private account, to make it less likely for the people I criticize to be exposed to it. I don’t want to contribute to an atmosphere that prevents sensitive people from being creative, even if it’s a type of creativity I personally dislike.