13 4 / 2014

self-aggrandizing-babe asked: Heads up: Sythyx and Neinismyname took over artist-confessions. Don't affiliate with them! They're the ones that shut the blog down.

Alright, thanks 

(Normally I’d make this a private reply but I’m publishing this so others know to avoid them)

06 4 / 2014

arts-confession:

Artist-Confessions dot tumblr dot com lasted several years. I think since 2012. I took over fall 2013. I didn’t know what kind of beast I was taking on. All I knew is that I wanted to do better.

In that time, its been a black sore on the mouths of artists in the community, as a bile wrecked place…

(Source: artist-confessions)

09 2 / 2014

This isn’t a confession, but does anyone know what’s going on with smackjeeves and it’s current malware problem? Is it something to worry about, or is it just Google being stupid?

(Admin: Works fine for me now, though people have been saying there was malware problems, I’ve seen other webcomic sites have the warning message now and then)

23 1 / 2014

It weirds me out when people say they love my comic (forums, on tumblr, in PMs, etc.), but on their SJ profile I can see they don’t have it fave’d and they’ve never commented on it either- honestly, I’d prefer the interactions over a fave. But seriously, how am supposed to interpret the comment?

29 12 / 2013

When I miss a lot of updates I sometimes push the “next update” until the start of the next month because it bothers me to resume in the middle or at the end of a month.

29 12 / 2013

It’s a petty and probably common thing, but whenever Secret Santa rolls around, my SS never reveals themselves. My curiosity kills me.

09 12 / 2013

Don’t you hate it when you finally get a good idea, but someone takes the title? And you contact them like it says if they are inactive and haven’t posted in THREE YEARS? And you get no response? This is the only time that I’ve ever been mad at Smackjeeves. :I

07 12 / 2013

I really want to make a comic…I have like 2 months buffer, but I’m afraid no one will like it since it’s not a comedy like most…It’s a dark comic about war, death, and the troubles of being a royal when your land is in war. I’m just so worried no one will read it, or like it. Or comment. Or that the art will be bad. (I need to get over it and just post it)

27 11 / 2013

I haven’t been on smack jeeves in a long while, It’s only because I’m very sick of all the yaoi. I’m not a yaoi fan on there, but everytime I wanna find a good comic to read, I see some sexy yaoi thing and it’s turnin me off to the site 

15 11 / 2013

A new comic idea of mine involves a trans* person who is dating a WoC. It’s not that I’m trying really hard to jump out of the box, it’s just that those are the most easily recognizable traits of my characters! As a white cis kid, I’m really worried people will call me out on trying to go balls-to-the-wall with diversity instead of writing what I know. At the same time, I don’t know how willing people are to read about my characters’ relationship for the sole purpose that they are minorities.

14 11 / 2013

spikedrewthis:

COMFYCON IS COMING.
ComfyCon is an all-online mini-convention, founded and run by webcartoonists. Danielle Corsetto and Randy Milholland are the founders, and this year’s weekend of panels and sales will feature myself, Ryan Estrada, Kel McDonald, Zach Weinersmith, Howard Tayler, and more!
All ComfyCon “panels” will be via UStream or Google Hangout, and this year’s line-up includes chances to request art live from your favorite cartoonists, education panels on Kickstarter and Manga Studio 5, writing panels, story time panels, art jams, and more.
There will also be sales in the stores of the participating artists! AUGH CAN YOU EVEN.
Follow the hastag #ComfyCon on Twitter and tumblr to keep abreast of last-minute panel announcements! THIS IS GONNA BE AWESOME EVERYONE  

This isn’t really SJ related but I know a lot of followers read many other webcomics and may follow these webcomic artists as well, so just reblogging for anyone interested :) 

spikedrewthis:

COMFYCON IS COMING.

ComfyCon is an all-online mini-convention, founded and run by webcartoonists. Danielle Corsetto and Randy Milholland are the founders, and this year’s weekend of panels and sales will feature myself, Ryan Estrada, Kel McDonald, Zach Weinersmith, Howard Tayler, and more!

All ComfyCon “panels” will be via UStream or Google Hangout, and this year’s line-up includes chances to request art live from your favorite cartoonists, education panels on Kickstarter and Manga Studio 5, writing panels, story time panels, art jams, and more.

There will also be sales in the stores of the participating artists! AUGH CAN YOU EVEN.

Follow the hastag #ComfyCon on Twitter and tumblr to keep abreast of last-minute panel announcements! THIS IS GONNA BE AWESOME EVERYONE  

This isn’t really SJ related but I know a lot of followers read many other webcomics and may follow these webcomic artists as well, so just reblogging for anyone interested :) 

14 11 / 2013

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12 11 / 2013

I sometimes get ridiculously and pathetically jealous of others’ successes. I don’t know if it’s because I crave validation from an audience or to have “more praise” than them.

11 11 / 2013

I dread not being able to participate in secret santa like I usually do because of how busy I have been lately.

06 11 / 2013

but they don’t write any stories with ANY PoC or any characters who aren’t guys! Where are the women? Where are the nonwhite characters? ”

Frankly, I think both the owner of this quote and the author it was directed to are both part of the problem, and by problem I don’t mean the one they seem so fixated on.

Remember when we used to pick up a comic, novel, etc. because the story was interesting? You can argue it any way you like, but the whole “This comic has too many Y’s in it!” or “There aren’t enough X represented in this comic!!” just comes off as a distraction from what readers should be focused on.

Am I nuts for thinking the story’s more important than what color/gender the main character is???