Friday, January 28, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Back when my boyfriend was just some guy I worked with, he got a very short haircut and my response was pretty much the same as Superhero Girl's roommate. I still feel very bad about this.
I would like to add that I am a DEVOTED sunblock user. I put it on every day, even in winter. It's how I maintain my pasty white nerd complexion throughout the year. I'm very proud of it. I still have a few freckles, tho. Damn redhead genes...
Friday, January 21, 2011
A momentous moment, readers! It's our first peek at Superhero Girl without a mask! ... although still with a mask like shape on her face. heheh. I like that Superhero Girl works regular 9-5 hours at her superhero gig. No late nights/weekends of work for her. Unlike me. :P
On a more somber note, my fellow First Second cartoonist Zack Giallongo is dealing with some crazy medical bills and is offering commissions for the dirt cheap price of $30 a pop to try and pay for them. Go here to commission some great art and help Zack out in the process. I'm a big fan of Zack's work, so ... commission him! I did. :)
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Superhero Girl's relationship with her roommate is a bit odd. The roommate knows Superhero Girl is a superhero, and seems to also have some interest in learning the trade, but ... well, you know how it's sometimes awkward when you live with the people you work with? Yeah, that's not so fun sometimes. Anyway, Superhero Girl seems to have gone from zero to Crazy Cat Lady in the blink of an eye. Not that I blame her. Cats are adorable and we were put on this earth to cuddle them and be their servants.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
When I think about someone being a superhero, most of the time it seems like a very thankless job. You see society at its worst, and if you're doing your job correctly, most of the time people don't see the feats you perform to keep them safe. I think you'd have to be really selfless to be a superhero; you essentially are in a helping profession, serving your community, and those are the people who get dumped on a lot. But sometimes someone notices what a good job you've done, and that keeps you going.
Website stuff: so I've fixed up the site a bit to hopefully make it a little nicer for viewing comics. Thanks for all the feedback, and I'll try and get around to making things a little tidier in the coming weeks. At least the site now feels like a somewhat proper webcomic site, which makes me happy. :)
Also, thanks to everyone who's purchased an original strip lately. For some reason I seem to have lost a couple of strips in the teens (16, 17 and 14), so I can't sell those, and of course a bunch of people have asked about buying those particular strips. Erk. And I've decided to keep this particular strip for myself. But some of the others are still kicking around if someone wants to give them a good home.
Friday, January 7, 2011
This particular strip is based on a true story. A coffee shop I was a regular at took exception to me not immediately buying something, and despite recognizing me as a regular, told me I was loitering. So I turned the snotty barista into a snotty comic strip character! Oooh, cartoonist revenge.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
So guess what! Skeptical Guy? Not a supervillain, not Superhero Girl's Archnemesis. Just a jerk skeptical guy, unwilling to take Superhero Girl's word that she is indeed a bonafide superhero. Sadly, you meet a lot of people like Skeptical Guy when you're pursuing, well, anything of worth. Like, y'know, say you want to be an artist! (Well, more a storyteller, but art's part of the stories you want to tell.) Boy howdy, will you meet a LOT of people along that professional road who are only happy to "constructively critique" everything you draw or write or scribble on a page or whatever, and NOT BELIEVE you when you say you want to be a certain kind of writer/artist/whatever and ACT OFFENDED if you don't believe their non-belief in your abilities, and that can be pretty horrible. But eventually you realize, hey, those people? They aren't supervillains standing in the way of what you want (okay, some are, but most aren't), they're just annoying Skeptical Guys, and you would totally do something non-heroic to them if you weren't ... completely exhausted ... from working an all-nighterzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Anyway. Art college can suck it. Yeah.