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Persephone van der Waard
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Zombie Unicorn Breeding Kink, Book Version by vanderWaardart, visual art

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I'm a trans-woman freelance artist who draws SFW and NSFW pinup art. I new have a book out and take commissions (details below).


Book details: My name is Persephone van der Waard and I am currently writing and illustrating a non-profit book series on sex positivity and the Gothic. Made in collaboration with other sex workers, the project is a four-volume set called Sex Positivity versus Sex Coercion, or Gothic Communism: Liberating Sex Workers under Capitalism through Iconoclastic Art. As of 2/14/2024, my thesis volume/Volume Zero and manifesto volume/Volume One are available online (the other volumes shall release over the remainder of 2024). To access my live volumes, simply go to my website's 1-page promo and pick up your own copies for free. While you're there, you can also learn about the yet-unreleased volumes, project history and logo design/promo posters!


Support My Travel Fund: Any commission money I make is currently being saved to fly out to see my partner, Bay, who lives in New Zealand. Tickets from where I live (America) range from $1600-2000, so every bit helps. I take illustrated and written commissions (click here to see my full rates information for both services as well as various commission examples). If you are interested in a commission, you may contact me on DA, Facebook, Twitter, Bluesky and Discord; my username is the same on all of them: vanderWaardart. You can also use my website's contact form, which puts you in touch with my business e-mail.


Favourite Visual Artist
Frank Frazetta
Favourite Movies
The Crow, Alien, The Terminator
Favourite TV Shows
Better Call Saul
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
metal, vaporwave, VGM
Favourite Books
Jonathan Strange And Mr. Norrell
Favourite Games
Metroid (franchise)
Favourite Gaming Platform
SNES
Tools of the Trade
Bamboo Wacom Tablet, Clip Studio Pro

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"Back to the Necropolis" reflects on my scholarly growth since originally writing the Monster Modules. Applies modularity & monsters to a more advanced synthesis of my work vis-à-vis Afrocentrism: queer black Nazis in Castlevania: Nocturne!


"Into the Toy Chest, pt 2" observes the nuts and bolts of sex-positive rape fantasies when reflecting on my interpersonal exchanges; i.e., between exes and current partners.


https://vanderwaardart.com/2024/05/book-sample-into-the-toy-chest-part-two

"Into the Toy Chest, pt 1" outlines rape and the Destroyer persona as something to camp per our definitions; gives these, then covers the nuts and bolts of Gothic history as toy-like through its parasocial, rape-play exchanges.


Commissioning Indigenous/first-nation models/models of color (e.g., Maori, Pacific Islander, Polynesian, Aboriginal, Native American, African American). I'm writing & illustrating a book on sex positivity/liberation in Gothic media and want you to be represented!


Me: sex worker, activist, doctor of the Gothic, BDSM & erotic media. Commonly work with GNC models


More samples and links: https://twitter.com/vanderwaardart/status/1790272624976617512


Project File: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pgbumaZtvip9btvre9hQrRU0jrnGj9FYX8aQbfIvpiI/edit?usp=sharing


DM if interested!

"Splendide Mendax" outlines the Achilles Heel as built into canonical heroism, including tokenized monstrous-feminine raping nature while in chains/arms. "From Herbos to Himbos" outlines the idea as toy-like through Gothic action figures.


https://vanderwaardart.com/2024/05/book-sample-splendide-mendax-and-from-herbos-to-himbos

Starting a sample series for Volume Two, part two, "Searching for Secrets." Part one, "Brace for Impact," explored the usage of Gothic poetics (monsters, magic and myth) when making new proletarian histories; part two reverses the arrangement, examining the history of monstrous poetics in two basic modules that future workers can learn from.


promo feat. Harmony Corrupted


"Leaving the Castle" bookends my appreciation for Harmony Corrupted as a muse/friend, and supplies a backside to her frontside (the initial dedication)—to say once more (unto the breach) how much I value her friendship and respect her work.


https://vanderwaardart.com/2024/04/book-sample-leaving-the-castle-or-bookending-harmony-corrupted