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I’ve been thinking about a certain sayain prince a lot lately.

I love Vegeta being an incompetent dad 

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I think you guys are going to enjoy this Jimmy Boom remake/one shot comic. I’m really excited about it and can’t wait to show it off! It’s still a ways off but I’m putting the work in.

(P.S. It’s completely separate from VOID’s Jimmy Boom interpretation though.)

Les Sins - Grind
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Les Sins - Grind



Right now, Sparkler Monthly, an American manga-inspired comics anthology magazine put out by Chromatic Press is having it’s two-year membership drive.  If you follow my Twitter, you’ll know I was blowing it up last night talking about how important it is for American artists with an anime-aesthetic to support publishers that actually publish OEL manga and American anime inspired comics.

Some of my favorite American artists got their start in TokyoPop’s Rising Stars of Manga contest, and these were the artists I looked up to when I decided to go into comics myself.  Unfortunately for me, TokyoPop had sorta fouled the water with abusive contracts and poor marketing, so when it went under, nobody wanted to publish OEL or anime-inspired comics.  This meant that many artists with an anime influenced style who weren’t already published had difficulty attracting paying comic work, especially since manga-inspired styles developed a stigma as being a ‘copycat’ of Japanese manga, rather than taking influence from.  Many artists still find it difficult to find professional work, and many have difficulty finding receptive publishers for their pitches. In my opinion, this is why it’s so important to support a publication like Sparkler and a publisher like Chromatic Press.

This is a publisher that actively publishes OEL manga and manga inspired comics.  This is a publisher that publishes comics aimed at women and girls specifically.  At Chromatic Press, we aren’t a happy bycatch.  We’re the intended audience.

Maybe you’re an American artist with an anime influenced style who’s never had difficulty finding work, finding an audience, paying the bills utilizing the style you’ve cultivated over the years.  You’ve never doubted that your audience will find your work, since your reach was extended with the aid of influential friends or a publisher to promote your work.  Maybe you don’t personally need a publication like Sparkler to exist for you to make ends meet, you don’t need it as a professional goal.  Perhaps you’ve never had difficulty gaining the respect of your peers, and people have always taken you seriously as a comic artist.

You should still consider supporting Sparkler in order to check out talent, new and old.  You should consider signal boosting their Membership Drive Tweets and posts, to introduce your own fans to this publication and to the artists within.  

If Sparkler doesn’t gain enough new members, if Chromatic Press doesn’t see enough sales, they’ll fold just like many of the other publishers who’ve focused on OEL manga.  They wont fold because of a lack of talent, skill, or drive, but because they didn’t get enough support.  Not enough people know about Sparkler Magazine, not enough aspiring creators realize what it’s taken artists like myself years to realize- the market you enjoy as a professional stems from the market you supported while still learning.  If you enjoy manga inspired comics, like OEL manga, or want to see more American shoujo comics, you should support Sparkler in any way you can.

Thanks for the signal boost! It really means the world to us. ^_^ 


Some of the 14 Spectacular Basalt Formations assembled for a beautiful and informative gallery by The World Geography.

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I apologize as this comes off as disrespectful to Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin. Or their families. Or YOU, the reader. I’m not about that. That’s not why I drew this.

I am just really freaked out that 40% of Americans (and 47% of White Americans) do not think that the killings and violence in Ferguson ‘raise any racial issues.’ Fellow White Persons, this is our chance to learn. This is our chance to change.

When Trayvon Martin was murdered because Full Grown Men in America are frightened to violence by the presence black children, the dialogue turned very quickly into a conversation about gun control.

And gun control is an issue that deserves our attention.

But it won’t change the massive poverty in Black America. The arrest rate. The education statistics. The institutional, systemic, casual, or passive racism that plagues our country.

And it wouldn’t have saved Michael Brown.

Anyway. I’m sorry if this comes off as disrespectful or insincere or preachy. I’m sorry if my execution (or personality) gets in the way of what I’m trying to say. I am an imperfect artist, an imperfect person, and I am, undoubtedly, blinded to a million things by my own glaring whiteness. So this might be… Lord, this might be awful. I’m so sorry if it’s awful. Really.

But. I just keep thinking… Look, my wife is pregnant with our first child. A boy. We’re nervous, we’re excited, we’re SO ANXIOUS because what the hell do you do with babies? WE don’t know. But if we were a black family… in this country… we would be so terrified. Because we live in a nation that murders the children of black parents, puts it on the news WITH RIOTS AND TEAR GAS as decoration, and still half of us don’t even see it as a problem. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine bringing a child into that reality, to face the odds we lay out for black kids?

That would break me. I’ve never known anything like that. No one should ever know anything like that.

So let’s talk to our friends about race. Lets talk to our families. And when actual victims of racism try to tell us what’s going on in, say, a peaceful community protest as they are being gassed and shot at by cops WE SHOULD LISTEN TO AND BELIVE THEM. Let’s talk to each other about this until we are all on the same page.

And then let’s turn the damn page.

I have a lot of respect for Mr. Wyatt. I can see the sincerity in his words, even if there’s a barrier that he can never truly cross. 

Many people I know don’t know what it’s like. I feel like, there’s a small fire in a black boy’s heart when he learns where he stands. A rage maybe. Or maybe it’s an intense sadness. To have to work extremely hard just to be considered "average" in comparison to your white colleagues. Even if you "make" it, you’ll be lucky if you get any respect or notoriety. And it’s not simply black and white. You can get hated on both sides. Sometimes it can feel like there’s nobody in your corner. Personally though, I’m working toward being as best as I can be. I don’t care about the world’s view of me. When it comes to matters regarding my skin color, society can kiss my ass. There goes that rage. But, I still have to be careful. That’s what happens when you mature. Your family’s warnings become more than a faint echo when you realize you’re the problem in society’s eyes.

I had to show my little brother what’s in store for him when he grows up if he doesn’t walk right, or talk right.

Because by America’s standards he sure as hell doesn’t look right.


learning to draw is like driving on the highway like yeah sure you need to be watching other people but you REALLY need to focus on your own lane and your own destination or youre gonna follow that stupid fucking minivan all the way to tuskegee and then what. you didnt want to go to tuskegee. why did you follow that van look now youre in fucking tuskegee.


Perspective isn’t so bad if you use  deformed grids to help with the illusion of depth. Btw I’m working on tomorrow’s page so don’t have a baby

Perspective isn’t so bad if you use deformed grids to help with the illusion of depth. Btw I’m working on tomorrow’s page so don’t have a baby