Archive for the 'babes?' Category

sparkling princess pie magic pants

May 25, 2011

An apt criticism was posed to me after my Action Girl costuming in Pokemon post back in March. My friends called me out for completely disregarding the possibility of an Action Girl who wants to present high-femme. Which in turn brought up the question: can an Action Girl be high-femme?
(Or more specifically, can an Action Girl be high-femme AND assumed to have agency over her own costuming and gender presentation – or are all high-femme Action Girls victims of creator-enforced gender expectations and fanservice?)

I was planning to respond to this…at least a month ago. But then I got completely lost down a rabbit hole of magical girls and all the girly anime I grew up with, watched the entirety of Revolutionary Girl Utena, lost all sight of the original question, dug up my own latent issues from high school times around the whole affair, drank too much, cried, went on a mega-detox, cried some more, then went to my alumni reunion and discovered in the course of a prom dress rugby game that my sweetheart neckline dress actually stayed up, contradicting everything I was going to say about classic superheroine costuming in the first place.

Which is to say I think I may have too much of an artistic temperament to be a real blogger.

But I do what I want.

So, more on this subject…eventually.


I saw this movie that Marvel made about pecs

May 13, 2011

I went to see this Thor thing all the nerds are talking about.

In conclusion, while Marvel may not be able to make a compelling romance plotline to save their life (I’m not convinced they’re actually trying either. At least not beyond feeding our collective expectation to see the superhero “get the girl” in the end.), as long as they keep feeding my eyeballs the highest-quality beefcakes, dreamboats and stone foxes clad in shimmering CGI, I will keep forking over my nerd dollars.

I have no idea what to expect from Avengers next summer, but I suspect I am going to require a very cold shower after watching it.

(Interestingly enough, the Marvel movie initiative has not yet led me to read a single Marvel comic. I guess I did watch an episode and a half of that Iron Man cartoon, but that was mostly because I liked how it looked like it was made in Illustrator, plus it came on right after The Last Airbender. Now if a fraction of the effort put into male fanservice was applied to pandering to the female fanbase…)

not an example of good interactive art

May 7, 2011

Gosh. Hello. The internet? I’ve forgotten what this is.

I made myself a toy. It’s a pick your own adventure of constrained emotions and cute lady intrigue! And probably a good sign that I have reached saturation point and need to stop reading yuri manga right now.

If this doesn’t show my terrible decline into creative stagnation, I don’t know what does.
It’s all self-gratifying girly doodles from here on out, sorry folks.

But look! You can print them out and make your very own barely-interactive boring toy! It will approximate my frustration at falling back into the bizarrely chaste and/or innuendoed (don’t misinterpret the metaphor or you’ll miss all the sex!) drama-escapism embrace of a genre I stopped reading in my mid-teens, for a reason.

This is what I have been working on

March 8, 2011

…since finishing that comic, while my brain refuses to write new scripts.

It’s a triptych, I plan to watercolor it probably, and I hope to make prints. Ideally in time for MoCCAFest, but that’s only if I EVER GET MY TAXES DONE.

hello you gorgeous internet you

March 4, 2011

I want to take a moment and thank everyone who is reading my blog! You may be a quiet bunch*, but through obsessive attention to WordPress stats, I know there are steadily a lot more of you now than there were only weeks ago! Your silent, but in my mind ever-present gaze (as well as a steady stream of television dramas) churns the wheels of my art…mill.

these are for you

*or, possibly, censored by WordPress’s insane spam blocker which i am not allowed to turn off

the swimsuit issue

March 1, 2011

I’m ready for summer guyyysssss

more ladies >>>

we are the goon squad and we’re coming to town

February 11, 2011

television, television, you are my most loyal muse.

Post-it frenzy: Venture Brothers edition

February 10, 2011

Another demonstration of my lunchbreak productivity, this time focusing on what is undoubtedly the best show that has and ever will grace my television.

I am going to go watch all of it, right now.

girls girls girls

December 26, 2010

It’s the holidays and I am just going to draw as many cute ladies as I damn well please and I’m not even going to pretend like I am working on a comic or “working on drawing backgrounds”.
Happy holidays, everyone!

underpants and plugs

December 16, 2010

Feeling very proud of myself after finishing another sketchbook.

This post is for very necessary plugs:

Bob Lumsden is my roommate and I just discovered that for a while now he’s been putting his ridiculously fantastic collage works online. Check them out and then look at the rest of his stuff because he is a mad kind of genius.

María-Elisa Heg is a pal from high school, and thus knows all my horrible secrets. She has a new sketchblog where she’s got drawings, posters, and short autobio strips. She uses a lot of great bold color and is one of those people who draws as naturally in Photoshop as on paper, which just…blows my mind every time.