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!
Catching Up After My BirthdayHey, Hooligan! Thanks for all the birthday wishes.
I published this comic review for a friend on YouTube:
I'm sorry I haven't been around DA much lately. Last month, Tiff and I had to take an emergency trip to Florida... I won't get into too much detail, but the short story is Tiff's sister is being held against her will by a couple she's been living with for a while who's gaslighting her, in part because she has some cognitive impairment (formerly known as "mental retardation") as a result of a high fever after her birth, which makes it easier for people to take advantage of her.
Tiff and I just weren't aware that this was a problem until we got a sudden phone call from her, unlike anything we'd heard before (and she calls here to talk to their mother daily), saying she was hiding out in the garage, hoping no one would catch her making the call, and could we come and get her because she couldn't stay there any more. I don't really know the details of what kind of abuse she's going thr
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!
deviantART on our Lucky 13As you get older, you may begin to see birthdays as a distinctive point in time. A time for reflection on past successes, past roadblocks, past lessons. I also see it as an opportunity to look forward, set goals, aim ridiculously high. I'm sure everyone's heard people joke about disliking getting older and lamenting another year passing, but not me. Not yet, at least. The wisdom and hard lessons I've had to learn over the years helps me map out my immediate future. I may stumble, sure, but I also have a lifetime of overcoming obstacles and analyzing achievements to guide my decisions. All I can do is keep learning and growing.
I feel much the same way about deviantART.
I don't need to tell you that a web property sticking around for 13 years is a rare thing, and it's not an accomplishment we take lightly. We owe our continued existence to all of you, and the passion and inspiration that emanate so naturally from the community, from the most successful professional to the mo
[FREE RAFFLE] It's that time of year again...!
Thank you all for your support! ; w ;
Is it tradition now that it's the third year in a row? YES, LETS SAY YES!
THANK YOU, each and every one of you, for all your support in the past year! I've tried to be around as much as possible this year, and I hope it shows. My to-do list is at it's all-time historical low, and my clearance rate has been going up too. But that wouldn't have been possible without all of you guys' patience and support. As always, I wish I had the time to answer every comment I get, but I somehow always find myself low on time to do that AND keep up the arting pace. I do read them all, and each and every one of them makes me so happy that someone took the time out of their day to give me their feedback. More than anything, thank YOU GUYS! I couldn't do this without you. And to show that, it's the yearly free raffle!
More winners will be pulled this year: 3 guaranteed win
My Opinion on DeviantArt EclipseWelp I'm hopping on the band-wagon I suppose, but not in a negative matter of speaking.
As a beta tester I got a notice that said I could test a new potential site layout. I was mildly interested and decided I would try it out when I had time, which was today. The past couple days I've seen so many status posts and journals threatening to leave because of how much people hate the Eclipse version of deviantArt, but I couldn't personally see what would make an update so bad people didn't want to be here anymore.
I finally got to test it out today, and I must say it's got a nice modern design and it seems like it's easier to access places like the forums and the watch area. Not only that you get direct notification when you have feedback, and you can check it once and it doesn't press on, and you can look back at it any time. My only concern was that "Oh, I can't see what the people I'm watching are posting!" but that's not the case! That's what
Bagbean + Companions UFS/T (open)I got this cute bean for offers <3
Comes with all her companions!
Floop #057 | Bunble #035 | Cafluffle #022
- identity trial done
- some extra art by me:
- art I commissioned
- Bagbean swaps
- Kitkabean Fornlees
Please respond here for pure USD offers: https://comments.deviantart.com/1/756086073/4668898352
I originally bought them for 450USD, extra art was just 20-30USD. I am not
Announce and Guidance about my new accountsGood day, dears! ( ^-^)ゝ
An important and maybe positive news I'll bring now.
Seeing bad rumors about DeviantArt's next update: Eclipse, my big friends suggested me to make an account on another site named ArtStation as many others doing recently.
And this suggestion of them encouraged me to bring my step one forward.
What I've decided is to create new two official accounts of mine out of DeviantArt.
And the places are: the one- ArtStation and the another- Instagram
(because of seeing how many people tried to be fake "Mizuki-T-A" there. At last there
commissionTranslation: by Retro7
it's the first time (in 13 years XD) since I'm in deviantart that I'm doing this because of the number of people who send me suggestions and questions about whether I make commissions. I will try to be as clear as possible but in case of requesting a commission. by private message we can clarify things.
first I will detail my requirements and requirements to make a drawing:
- I only draw anime style, do not ask me for portraits of you or of another person (unless you want a drawing of you with that style), neither of ponies (simply why do not I get it right XD)
- I can do OCs, anime characters, video games, cartoons, humanized ponies, etc ... always with the style I use (however by message I will tell you if I can or can not perform your order)
- if your order is an oc must be very detailed as is the character: age, personality and their physical features (if they
Advert Bonus and Referral Program! [OPEN]Advert Bonus Program
We're opening soon, so we're opening the Advertising Bonus early so those that see your advertisements will be prepared!
Hello there Ivywood! Would you like to make some easy PD? We have decided that during each opening, we will allow members to earn 2,000PD for advertising!
However, you MUST link to the group in your advertisement in some way!
You can only earn this bonus ONCE per time the group opens!
So if you'd like to earn 2,000PD, make a journal or poll advertising PokemonTownship and link it here to receive your 2,000PD! You can only do this ONCE per time the group opens!
Thanks for spreading the love!
Newly introduced, we have our referral program!
Simply have your friend or the person you referred say your username in the section of the application asking how they heard of the group, and you both get some goods!
Anyone can j
Donating unused baby designs to the GroupNot feeling connected to a MYO you created? Want to cast off a character you feel is going to sit and collect dust for all eternity?
All you need to do is comment below with the following:
A link to the most current drawing of your Wyngro with all current upgrades, and the first approval image. (add additional links if you want)
List any upgrades your Wyngro has.
Your Wyngro's name and gender.
A small description on what your Wyngro is like.
Please keep in mind that we will take creative liberty in redrawing your Wyngro and adding a small description of their personality to a new submission to be bought for cash/points.
We will work off their original personality and design as much as we can, reworking things and creating new content if they did not have any description previously. Changes will only be made in order to create more interest for adoption. DO NOT get angry if we change things you do not like. The character is
free ocs with rulesrules:
you can claim more than one
you may not sell these for currency unless you buy/make more art of the character
you can trade/give them to friends
you must include the password, Oh my goshh, in your comment or i will ignore your comment and skip it
you may not get upset if i dont pick you for the oc
this is not first come first served
please do not beg for the oc
fill this out to get one:
Oc you want: (INCLUDE LINK, REMOVE THIS TEXT)
Why you want this oc: (PLEASE BE SPECIFIC, DO NOT SAY 'because i love your designs' OR 'i just like them' & REMOVE THIS TEXT)
Your favorite oc/art I've made/own (not the ones in the journal): (include a link please, remove this text, you may use my toyhouse for this too)