Little picture I did for the Quotidianos blog.
It illustrates a short story named “Bonfire”, written by the awesome Cláudio Parreira.

Little picture I did for the Quotidianos blog.

It illustrates a short story named “Bonfire”, written by the awesome Cláudio Parreira.

northern-westeros:

SPOILERS BELOW. READ IF YOU’VE WATCHED S4E3 OR READ THE BOOKS.

so I just wanna give my 2 cents on the whole “altar scene” with Jaime and Cersei. every single reaction I’ve seen to it so far is extremely negative, saying that they changed the book scene from consensual sex into full on rape. this…

I’m sorry, it was RAPE.

First of all, the TV show has to stand on its own merits/faults, so how it plays out in the novel shouldn’t be relevant to the discussion.

Second, there is no way to slice it that doesn’t end up with the conclusion that Cersei was raped. She said she didn’t want to do it, repeatedly. She retreated, she tried to force him away from her, she said it was not appropriate. There was no doubt about it, and Jamie himself acknowledged it when he said he didn’t care. How much more clear would she have to be?

Any kind of justification is just rape culture at work. “She didn’t put up much of a fight” or “her body language was saying otherwise” or “she was always in the mood before” are EXACTLY the kinds of justification that enable rape and rape culture.

Rapists say it all the time, it’s the kind of mentality that blames victims and makes it such a difficult problem to solve. 

Unless the woman unequivocally, 100% clearly gives her consent, it’s RAPE.

I don’t know why the show went that route, because Jamie was, up to this point, a pretty sympathetic character, but now I have 0 sympathy for him.

limarte:

Mutant Love.

My friend Lima just uploaded a bunch of new (amazing) drawings on his art blog. You should all follow him, you won’t regret it!
The guys is immensely talented, I hate him.

limarte:

Mutant Love.

My friend Lima just uploaded a bunch of new (amazing) drawings on his art blog. You should all follow him, you won’t regret it!

The guys is immensely talented, I hate him.

Jaime Lannister: “You’ll never marry my sister”. 

Loras Tyrell: ”And neither will you.”

Loras throwing shade LIKE A BOSS. You want some ointment for that burn, Kingslayer?

So I’ve been re-reading The Sandman (which is something I do every couple of years or so), and I got this itch to doodle Morpheus, so here we are.

So I’ve been re-reading The Sandman (which is something I do every couple of years or so), and I got this itch to doodle Morpheus, so here we are.

So, The Happy Sorceress is doing a WW spam today, and I thought I’d join by reposting some of my WW drawings!

melovecomics:

THE FUTURE MUTANTS…as I see it.
X-MENProdigy as SageMatch as SunfireLoa as ShadowcatTrance as PsylockeArmor as ColossusIndra as Karma
X-FORCEPixie as MagikGentle as JuggernautSurge as StormX23 as WolverineDust as Avalanche
HELLFIREElixir as The White KingThe Stepford Cuckoos as The White QueensJubilee as The Black QueenHellion as The Black King
SISTERHOODNo Girl as MastermindErnst as CallistoCipher as MystiqueMolly Hayes as RogueBlindfold as Destiny
MORLOCKSBling! as DazzlerGraymalkin as NightcrawlerMercury as QuicksilverEye Boy as CyclopsShark Girl as FrenzySprite as ShardRockslide as HavokAnole as Beast

You know when you see something so amazing, an idea so exciting, coupled with such skillful artwork that you kinda hate yourself for not thinking of that?
Yeah, this is one of those times.

northstarfan:

feministsupernatural:

pragtastic:

shannibal-cannibal:

hahahahha nah i am tired of this “be the bigger person” shit. the pain he and his church have caused people! we have every right to react to his death with joy. good fucking riddance. sing it from the mountain.

Let’s picket his funeral. 

I’d be down for that.

I will raise a glass when this asshole croaks.

I’ve said this elsewhere and I’ll say it again: I hope this vulture has the most painful, horrible, agonizing death possible. I hope his last days on this planet are filled with as much pain and suffering as his body can stand. And when his body can’t stand it any longer and he finally stops wasting oxygen?

Then I hope his funeral is filled with at least as much misery as his wretched family caused to so many others. Families who, at the most painful moment in their lives, had to deal with the aggravation of a bunch of lunatics doing everything in their power to make things worse. I hope his clan of barbarians get no respite, I hope people protest and picket and torment his funeral in numbers so large it’s going to look like Burning Man.

Because that’s nothing less than he and his ilk deserve, and yet it’s not going to be enough to remedy the pain they’ve cause.

So I was on…

The Comic Book Bears podcast this week!
I had a great time with the guys there, they were adorable and made me feel really welcome, even though my sound had a delay and I was mercilessly punching the English Language in the face.

Go listen to it here! The guys also have a Tumblr, follow them here, and a Facebook page,here!

northstarfan:

averagexmendrawings:

Writer: northstarfan
Art: graconius
Will try to update on Saturdays.

We did a thing. The creators claim no responsibility for any feels that may occur as a result of the incoming pages.

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!I’m going to enjoy this SO. FREAKING. MUCH.

northstarfan:

averagexmendrawings:

Writer: northstarfan

Art: graconius

Will try to update on Saturdays.

We did a thing. The creators claim no responsibility for any feels that may occur as a result of the incoming pages.

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!
I’m going to enjoy this SO. FREAKING. MUCH.

projectrooftop:

Yes, Rooftop Readers, the time has come to go back to the beginning.
February 28th will mark Project: Rooftop’s eighth anniversary. Following the absolutely insane response to the Draw Batgirl Meme in 2006, sparked by a blog post from the incredible Andi Watson, and fueled by original Batgirl redesigns by me and my friend Jamie Dee Galey, I pulled together some of my comics pals to create a venue to share, discuss, and celebrate the very specific art of redesigning superhero costumes. Here, we have tried to promote the idea that superhero costume redesigns require a particular set of skills and and demand thoughtful consideration. We found allies. We made an impact.
Since our inception, many of our artists have become top names in the superhero redesign game. Many of them were well on their way to superstar status (or had already achieved it), but here at Project: Rooftop, we’re proud to claim as contributors Ming Doyle, Joe Quinones, Kris Anka, Annie Wu, Stuart Immonen, Jamie McKelvie, and so many others who have made significant impacts in the world of mainstream superhero costuming and design. Superhero costume redesigns have become more frequent, more discussed, and more regularly credited, during our eight year tenure as the self-appointed high priests of superhero fashion.
Looking back on the original Draw Batgirl Meme, followed quickly by Draw Supergirl, Draw Green Lantern, Draw Superboy, and others that never had quite the zeitgeist, lightning-in-a-bottle nature of their predecessor, it’s easy to see why Batgirl attracted so many more designers. In modern continuity, the Batgirl most of us know, Barbara Gordon, was the first character to appropriate the iconography of Batman for herself, making it her own, without permission or apology. Like Batman, Batgirl is a hero without superpowers, but hardly without power. Her crimefighting skills and determined will are forces that defeat fictional villains and inspire real readers.
But there have been many Batgirls, of course. Bill Finger and Sheldon Moldoff’s original Bat-Girl, Betty Kane, was the sidekick of the first Batwoman. Cassandra Cain took up the mantle in an Alex Maleev designed costume in 1999, and became a fan favorite in the hands of her co-creators, Kelley Puckett and Damion Scott. In 2009, former Spoiler and Robin, Stephanie Brown, threw on a Lee Garbett designed cape as the Chuck Dixon and Tom Lyle created character took on her third costumed alias.
And there have been so many others, in various other worlds and short stories, and that’s not even taking all the Batwomen into account. Basically, to create a Batgirl, you need a girl and you need a bat-symbol. The thousand-plus permutations seen in just the first week of Draw Batgirl attested to that. For this contest, we are allowing ALL CONCEPTS. No restrictions. Redesign any of the previous Batgirls or create your own! Girl + Bat = Batgirl. The top entries will be judged and featured here on the site.
As usual, check our guidelines, include your name and website, and send your art as an attachment in .jpg, .png, or .gif format to projectrooftop@gmail.com.
PLEASE FORMAT THE FILE NAME AS “artist-name-character.format” as this will save me a ton of time renaming your files.
And for eight years of making Project: Rooftop one of the most well regarded outlets for awesome art and whopping levels of talent, I’d like to extend a sincere thanks to our co-founder Chris Arrant and our contributors Vito Delsante, Joel Priddy, Jon Morris, Rachel Eddidin, Jessica Plummer, and Glen Weldon. Thank you all so very much.
Thanks also to every designer out there who has sent us their art, linked to our events, and visited our little art party over the years. It’s an honor for all of us to offer this space. I love comics and superheroes, and of everything I’ve done in my career to promote the medium and genre that literally saved my life, Project: Rooftop is one of the things I’m most proud of helping create.
And that’s enough self-back-patting to last us a couple more years. You’ve got one month. Get drawing! -Dean
Entries for Batgirl Begins Again must be received by February 28th, 2014.
Contest logo designed by Paul Milligan and Dean Trippe.
PROJECT: ROOFTOP

Oh, IT’S ON.

projectrooftop:

Yes, Rooftop Readers, the time has come to go back to the beginning.

February 28th will mark Project: Rooftop’s eighth anniversary. Following the absolutely insane response to the Draw Batgirl Meme in 2006, sparked by a blog post from the incredible Andi Watson, and fueled by original Batgirl redesigns by me and my friend Jamie Dee Galey, I pulled together some of my comics pals to create a venue to share, discuss, and celebrate the very specific art of redesigning superhero costumes. Here, we have tried to promote the idea that superhero costume redesigns require a particular set of skills and and demand thoughtful consideration. We found allies. We made an impact.

Since our inception, many of our artists have become top names in the superhero redesign game. Many of them were well on their way to superstar status (or had already achieved it), but here at Project: Rooftop, we’re proud to claim as contributors Ming Doyle, Joe Quinones, Kris Anka, Annie Wu, Stuart Immonen, Jamie McKelvie, and so many others who have made significant impacts in the world of mainstream superhero costuming and design. Superhero costume redesigns have become more frequent, more discussed, and more regularly credited, during our eight year tenure as the self-appointed high priests of superhero fashion.

Looking back on the original Draw Batgirl Meme, followed quickly by Draw Supergirl, Draw Green Lantern, Draw Superboy, and others that never had quite the zeitgeist, lightning-in-a-bottle nature of their predecessor, it’s easy to see why Batgirl attracted so many more designers. In modern continuity, the Batgirl most of us know, Barbara Gordon, was the first character to appropriate the iconography of Batman for herself, making it her own, without permission or apology. Like Batman, Batgirl is a hero without superpowers, but hardly without power. Her crimefighting skills and determined will are forces that defeat fictional villains and inspire real readers.

But there have been many Batgirls, of course. Bill Finger and Sheldon Moldoff’s original Bat-Girl, Betty Kane, was the sidekick of the first Batwoman. Cassandra Cain took up the mantle in an Alex Maleev designed costume in 1999, and became a fan favorite in the hands of her co-creators, Kelley Puckett and Damion Scott. In 2009, former Spoiler and Robin, Stephanie Brown, threw on a Lee Garbett designed cape as the Chuck Dixon and Tom Lyle created character took on her third costumed alias.

And there have been so many others, in various other worlds and short stories, and that’s not even taking all the Batwomen into account. Basically, to create a Batgirl, you need a girl and you need a bat-symbol. The thousand-plus permutations seen in just the first week of Draw Batgirl attested to that. For this contest, we are allowing ALL CONCEPTS. No restrictions. Redesign any of the previous Batgirls or create your own! Girl + Bat = Batgirl. The top entries will be judged and featured here on the site.

As usual, check our guidelines, include your name and website, and send your art as an attachment in .jpg, .png, or .gif format to projectrooftop@gmail.com.

PLEASE FORMAT THE FILE NAME AS “artist-name-character.format” as this will save me a ton of time renaming your files.

And for eight years of making Project: Rooftop one of the most well regarded outlets for awesome art and whopping levels of talent, I’d like to extend a sincere thanks to our co-founder Chris Arrant and our contributors Vito Delsante, Joel Priddy, Jon Morris, Rachel Eddidin, Jessica Plummer, and Glen Weldon. Thank you all so very much.

Thanks also to every designer out there who has sent us their art, linked to our events, and visited our little art party over the years. It’s an honor for all of us to offer this space. I love comics and superheroes, and of everything I’ve done in my career to promote the medium and genre that literally saved my life, Project: Rooftop is one of the things I’m most proud of helping create.

And that’s enough self-back-patting to last us a couple more years. You’ve got one month. Get drawing! -Dean

Entries for Batgirl Begins Again must be received by February 28th, 2014.

Contest logo designed by Paul Milligan and Dean Trippe.

PROJECT: ROOFTOP

Oh, IT’S ON.

This is my other drawing for the Bear Nerd 2014 Calendar (which you can download for free HERE!), which depicts a few of the ideas I have bouncing around my head at any given moment.
Colored with Copic markers, and my favourite effort with them so far.

This is my other drawing for the Bear Nerd 2014 Calendar (which you can download for free HERE!), which depicts a few of the ideas I have bouncing around my head at any given moment.

Colored with Copic markers, and my favourite effort with them so far.

A little Bear Nerd art.
This is my drawing for the Bear Nerd 2014 Calendar (soon to be up online). We also used it as the new header for the site, and as the “Happy New Year” post illustration - It pays homage to the three webcomics that we current publish that are created and produced by the members of the site.
And it also has a bit of a teaser of the fourth comic to debut in the second semester of the year, done by yours truly.
The coloring was done byme and my awesome partner in Bear Nerd-crime, my co-editor Marco ByM.
Happy 2014, everyone!

A little Bear Nerd art.

This is my drawing for the Bear Nerd 2014 Calendar (soon to be up online). We also used it as the new header for the site, and as the “Happy New Year” post illustration - It pays homage to the three webcomics that we current publish that are created and produced by the members of the site.

And it also has a bit of a teaser of the fourth comic to debut in the second semester of the year, done by yours truly.

The coloring was done byme and my awesome partner in Bear Nerd-crime, my co-editor Marco ByM.

Happy 2014, everyone!

Here I am again talking about the International Comics Festival 2013 (FIQ 2013). Promise it will be the last post about it. Maybe.It’s just that work has been really crazy. Anyway, the pictures:

1 - The loot. This year has been awesome, AWESOME for Brazilian independent comics. Crowdfunding has really taken off here, and a lot of great cartoonists, of all ages, genders and genres, have had the chance to publish their material. I can’t wait for 2014, and to join them for FIQ 2015.

2- The white-haired gentleman next to George Perez is the brilliant Italian comic artist Ivo Milazzo (do yourself a favour and google his work). He was a delight to meet as well, funny and charming.

3 - This is me with Laerte Coutinho. Laerte is one of the top Brazilian cartoonists (maybe THE top) to emerge in the comics scene here in the 80’s. She never left the top spot. In the last few years, she gained notoriety for subverting gender roles as well. Born male and identifying as bissexual for most of her life, she sparked huge controversy and debate over gender(and transgender) issues in the country after being harrassed for using the ladies bathroom at a restaurant. She was this year’s FIQ guest of honour and such a sweet person to meet. Seriously, this person is one of my idols, a motherfucking GIANT in the field, respected and looked up to by artists of all ages, and now she’s doing it as a genderqueer person. We got to interview her for Bear Nerd (I’ll post the video shortly, in Portuguese only, but I’ll get around to add subtitles), and it was a dream come true.

4 - Finally, this is the ultra bad-ass autograph I got from Becky Cloonan on my Conan hardcover. Seriously, I just asked her to sign it to James, and she started doodling and I could not BELIEVE what she drew right there on the spot. I’m still in awe.

So, yeah, this happened.
As I’ve mentioned here a couple of times, the International Comics Festival (FIQ 2013) happened here in Brazil, in the city of Belo Horizonte, last weekend. It was WONDERFUL. I’ll post some more photos and talk a bit more about it later. But now, I wanted to share this.
I met George Pérez there. And he was AWESOME. Seriously, I got to meet one of my idols, and he was such a sweet guy. He was definitely the biggest name in the event, and he was an utter delight. Even with his left eye having just been operated on, he NEVER refused a hug or a photograph request from any fan, and even though the lines for his autograph sessions were ENORMOUS, he was always gentle and attentive to every single fan. Such a joy.
An item of my comic fan bucket list has just been ticked, in a major way.

So, yeah, this happened.

As I’ve mentioned here a couple of times, the International Comics Festival (FIQ 2013) happened here in Brazil, in the city of Belo Horizonte, last weekend. It was WONDERFUL. I’ll post some more photos and talk a bit more about it later. But now, I wanted to share this.

I met George Pérez there. And he was AWESOME. Seriously, I got to meet one of my idols, and he was such a sweet guy. He was definitely the biggest name in the event, and he was an utter delight. Even with his left eye having just been operated on, he NEVER refused a hug or a photograph request from any fan, and even though the lines for his autograph sessions were ENORMOUS, he was always gentle and attentive to every single fan. Such a joy.

An item of my comic fan bucket list has just been ticked, in a major way.