- DON’T DO 5 MONTHS OF BUFFERS
- CHOOSE A PREMADE FONT THAT ISNT AWFUL
- CHOOSE A TEMPLATE
- WRITE YOUR STORY BEFORE HAND.
- DON’T GO BACK.
- JUST DO IT
- DON’T BEAT YOURSELF UP.
also includes tons of links to cool stuff. yay!
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franklytriggering asked: I'm assuming you're familiar with the "Is Cosplay Killing Cons?" article by Denise Dorman (if not please read it, it's a hoot). Do you feel that the convention's place in comics culture is going away, or at least drastically shifting? People no longer have to go to conventions to network or sell their art, so the only reason you would need to turn up is to meet someone you admire, and this often isn't enough to drag someone out to an event by itself.
I am firmly in the ‘opposite’ camp.
I think cosplay and the growing social aspects of the convention scene are borderline magical. I think it’s fantastic.
my perspective is a little different than most because I take so much time in between conventions and when I’m there I’m working… but watching from behind by signing table and seeing people becoming friends online or just having a great time expressing themselves through costume and just sharing their love of whatever they love is amazing.
my feeling is if you are a creator and your book or art or whatever isn’t selling that is on you. and I’m talking about myself here as well. if something didn’t connect with an audience that’s my problem that’s not the cultures problem.
the culture shifts very quickly. quicker than it ever has before. most of the time I think for the better. but I think if you are trying to sell something to someone at a convention or anywhere you better take a good look at yourself and what you’re selling and how much you are selling it for.
you can’t just show up at your table and drop your portfolio and sit back and wish of the sea to part. ( which I see a lot of people doing) you have to have work out there that is vital. you have to let people know what you have that is special and worth their time.
This GIF for @MattKindt’s Mind MGMT on the Dark Horse homepage is hypnotic.
this is really a good way of putting it
Pretty much why people who describe themselves as “average” or “boring” or “ordinary” in relation to their cishet white identity make my blood boil
@IllustratorGus, author of HERMAN & ROSIE, on his process!