I finally recorded our manifesto!
Be sure to check out our Laugh It Foward Kickstarter!
I hope you all are having an awesome Tuesday! Let me know what projects you're working on, maybe I can help!
Grand Con! And Short-Term GoalsHey, Hooligan!
I'm leaving the house in a few hours to drive up to Grand Rapids MI where I'll be sharing a table at Grand Con with my friend Ryan Wellever!
It's my first time at Grand Con and Ryan's first time tabling anywhere. Wish us luck!
Otherwise I've got a lot of ideas for new comics and videos, I just don't seem to have the time to get them done as quickly as I'd like. The eternal struggle.
I'm thinking about doing a short, 10-15 minute video when I get back mocking the anonymous NYT Op-Ed "I'm Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration". That whole thing is just hysterical to me.
How are you all doing? What projects are you working on?
Tagged!I was tagged by FireNationPhoenix
1. Marvel or DC?
Marvel. I know they have their Galactuses, but I always felt the marvel characters were more relatable.
Deadpool became my all-time favorite when they gave him his own title. The first 26 issues were amazingly well written, dealing with ideas of fate/destiny, free will, responsibility, etc. Subsequent stuff has been good comedy, but that first 26 issue arc was what hooked me.
2. Weirdest thing that has happened at work or school?
... fuck if I remember... two of the four high-schools I attended no longer exist... and I had a ton of jobs, but nothing "weird" is springing to mind.
3. Have you been to any Disney park?
When I was a kid, yeah, my parents were rich for a while and took us to Disney World in FL.
4. Favorite 80's song?
I truly can't pick one. The one I heard most recently, and definitely in my list of favorites, Africa by Toto.
5. Cats or dogs?
Cats. Dogs are too much work. Thoug
How Do You Earn a Living as an Artist?Hey, Hooligans! This past week I published a new comic page, a new webcomic review, I finished my 2nd book (following the Kickstarter) and I got it off to the printer! (Waiting on delivery now.)
This morning I got a new comment on this old journal I wrote in 2011 about how to earn more commissions. In the seven years since then I've not really pursued commissions for myself, but it's still really nice to hear people enjoy the article.
Melinda McGill is a Hungarian illustrator who loves sci-fi and fantasy, and joined DeviantArt just two months ago, so she's just a babe.
I don't know how to get started, I have my skills
I Got Fan Art! Books Ordered. How are you doing?Hey, Hooligans! I know I've not been on DA much lately. Let me know how you're doing. What projects are you working on? Life changes? Victories? Setbacks?
I got all the formatting on my 2nd book done, finally! It was slowed down a lot because I wrote this foreword bout my personal evolution from being afraid of making political comedy to embracing it this past year, and tying that together with the rise of alt-right racism or white supremacy since 2001. It was a lot of hard work researching things like the Charlottesville riot, the Dylann Roof church shooting, etc... and even harder writing comedy around all that! But I'm glad I did it. It made the foreword a lot better, and it gave me a much clearer understanding of recent history.
My friend Mizz-Swagnificent made this awesome gift art from an old comic strip of mine from back in 2012!
Sweet! Here's the original strip I made:
My friend Liz
Woohooligan Vol 2: Laugh It Forward FUNDED!Hey, Hooligans! I neglected to post an update about this on Thursday. Oops! The Kickstarter campaign funded and hit its first stretch goal at the same time!
But I also have some other cool news! Yesterday, Scott Rosenberg backed the project!
Scott's an NYT best-selling author, former VP of Marvel and Chairman of Platinum Studios (Cowboys & Aliens, Hero by Night, I Was Kidnapped By Lesbian Pirates From Outer Space). But what you may know best from his work is producing the comic series Men in Black from Malibu Comics, which he signed to the movie deal before selling Malibu to Marvel.
That's so flattering!
In the hours since I published the Kickstarter update about Scott backing the project, we picked up a couple more backers and are just $
Woohooligan Vol 2: Laugh It Forward! KickstarterHey, Hooligans! Great news!
I relaunched our Kickstarter this morning and we're already 48% funded! Just one Kickstarter Exclusive Print or $8 gets us to 50% funded in the first day! (EDIT: 55% by the end of the first day -- 2/3rds funded by day 5!)
Woohooligan Vol 2: Laugh It Forward! Dick Jokes for Justice!
Our patrons and newsletter subscribers helped design this cover!
Thank you all for all your support over the years, it really means a lot to me!
Woohooligan Vol 2: Laugh It Forward! Dick Jokes for Justice!
EDIT: This Captain America tribute is one of
Pro Internet Troll Can't Handle His Own MedicineHey, Hooligans! A few months back I had this little dust-up with pro-internet troll and arguably the most hated man in comics today, Richard Meyer, which was great for me, gave me tons of material for satire. Basically, he and his fans can't handle their own medicine. I pushed back the relaunch of our Laugh It Forward Kickstarter because I wanted to get this off my to-do list first.
I've had some pretty good feedback on it so far!
"I love what you’re doing... like Swift meets a calm Bill Hicks, you use your comedy to expose the animal trappings of human nature. Ego, fear, ignorance, etc... You have a unique voice and perspective." - Eric Hailey
"oh...mygod. I... LOVED it xDDD Even lovey is sitting to the side, having no idea what I pulled up and says 'I love this guy, he's hilarious' and we're both just laughing our asses off." - Punkocalypse
I put it in my Twitter rotation with a bunch of Carlin-esque descriptions like:
"Meyer says jokes bring people together, so in th
What an Amazing Ride! Let's Go Again!Hey, Hooligans!
As seemed apparent within a few days of the end, our Laugh It Forward Kickstarter campaign didn't fund. I learned a lot, and I'll be relaunching the campaign in May. If you'd like to know more about the hilarious mistakes I made and the changes I'm making for the next launch, check out my post-campaign update.
p.s. What are you doing these days? New projects? Old projects? Let me know!
Laugh It Forward! LAST DAY!Hey, Hooligans! I'm just rounding up a final push for our Laugh It Forward Kickstarter that ends tomorrow!
I've had three pledges from DeviantArt so far, which ain't too bad! You guys are trailing behind Facebook (9), Kickstarter (8), and Twitter (7), but 3 backers out of 38 from DA ain't at all shabby! Now's your chance, if you've been waiting or weren't sure if you could afford it, you've got a little over a day to get your copy of either or both of the new books!
Laugh It Forward on Kickstarter!
I've learned a lot. I made a ton of mistakes in the preparation and execution of this campaign. I put a character's face dead-center in the campaign picture, so the PLAY button covered it right up. I put the tag line on the same picture in bigger letters than the title, so a bunch of people at the beginning thought the title was "Dick Jokes for Justice". I learn
Headshot commissions -CLOSED-Comment down below if you're interested for a slot, and include the info of what commission type you want!
Don't note me until I give you a heads-up
This will make it easier for people to see how many spots are left, in case I'm lagging behind on updating the list.
If there are 3 unanswered comments claiming a spot on a list with only 2 spots left, then you can be pretty sure that it's all filled up.
First come first serve!
-Sketch and simple headshots // and semi-/ painted headshots will each have their own list,, because the former is much quicker to do and I usually have the energy to do multiple simple headshots in a row.
Simple headshots 18$
Painted headshots 35$
You can also ask for:
sketched headshots 5$ (no color)
or semi-painted headshots 20$ (rougher,
Commissions are open
♦ SCHEDULE ♦
I usually have 4 slots per week
Fourth week open (after 27th)
• HOW IT WORKS •
Everything you need to know before you order a commission
1- Commissions works must NOT be used for any commercial use such as t-shirt designs, art sale or on books and comics that are gonna be sold.All these prices are for personal use only. If you need my works for commercial use, please get in touch by my email below and let me know what kind of art do you need and where it's gonna be used so we can talk and negotiate about prices.
2- If for some reason I can not finish your illustration, I will give your money back
Watchers-only Free Art Raffle (Aug-Sept 2018)NOW CLOSED. I'M YET COUNTING THE TICKETS BECAUSE OF COMPUTER ISSUES. A VIDEO WILL BE UPLOADED SOON WITH THE NUMBERS PICKED.
BIG EDIT: NOW WE'LL HAVE EXTRA NUMBERS PICKED! THREE DIFERENT WATCHERS WILL RECEIVE THE SAME TYPE OF ART!
Hello guys, hope you all aren't upset I got away, I was at college. Let's get back in track! If you are one of my watchers and comment this journal, you may earn yourself a totally free sketch art, like these:
The only things you need is:
1. Being a Watcher;
2. Comment this Journal with a real person or character of your preference, references included (1 raffle ticket).
(Optional: How to Get More tickets)
- Share this in a journal and comment the link back (1 extra ticket);
- If you really want it, you may donate 1 point for another raffle ticket (yes, you may buy extra tickets you want for the raffle - limited to 15 extra tickets by points so Isn't too m
Wait list [OPEN]INFO
Custom Adopts [open]
:iconseiiahmiddle towards the end of 9)
:iconh0ujun: :iconYumiTheVampy::iconneyokko: (oct)
Design contest! (DL. Nov.10th)Another contest. ^^ Pretty lenient and plenty to choose from so you don't feel restricted!
It's straight forward.. design anything from the links/info below!
I'll try to keep the journal short in hope people will actually ready it thoroughly unlike my other events. ;c
First things first!
Your art level does not matter, this is for creativity! Let your heart burst with imagination!^ That said, if you feel comfortable about it, you may use a base - as long as the base grants permissions for this sort of use.^ Bases are accepted--especially if used for just outfits/armours or weapons.^Digital AND traditional, pixel, any! are all welcome.
You can submit up to 2 character and 2 outfit/weapons/etc designs from each link, but keep in mind, only 1 of your submissions can win.^ To clarify. you only "need" to give one entry. but you're allowed a total of four.
Obviously, don't copy/trace/steal and all that.
Updates~First of all, thanks everyone for your help ;w;
Thank you for your donations, thanks for sharing the journal, thanks for caring, and for your kind words too...
Last journal was so rushed and poorly worded oh god it's embarrasing when I look back at it- so I'll write updates over it xD
Fortunately, everything went well with the surgery. We had help from our family too and could pay the hospitalization and surgery in time. My dad is now resting and recovering at my sister's house, while mom is taking care of him. Due to our circumstances I will be working to bring some money and also pay the house... pfft I finally feel like an adult xD it sucks... jkjk
It was an exhausting week at the hospital, but finally "I'm back" kind of? I will use a day every week to answer your messages and maybe leave an update. Right now, they're a lot for me to answer right away. Thanks a lot to my commissioners for being SO patient with little me specially you Beelze idk if you're reading but hgng I'm thankfu
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Happy 15th Birthday!In April I wrote a post reflecting on my 15 years at DeviantArt, since the project began in April of 2000 and was launched to the public on August 7th. I went back and re-read what I wrote, and wow, speaking of audacious I'm pretty hardcore in this post. I write from my heart sometimes and then I hit post and that's that. So for our official 15th Birthday I wanted to re-share a link to that post:
And then today, I wrote this reflection for you as a toast & thanks for all the llamas:
Happy 15th Birthday DeviantArt! We are evolving, and soon we will be able to share exactly how you can be a part of our transformation, ensuring that the DeviantArt we all love grows stronger in supporting the visual & written arts for 15 more years to come! You will soon see us release many years of effort, repositioning DeviantArt from all we have learned over our 15 years of managing the worlds largest creator community.
Thank you for all of your support over the