I was not expecting that last photo
Gahh this looks like a puckery mess - it isn’t, I swear! It just needs to be ironed. But I can’t be bothered to do that when It will get crumpled again.
I’m hoping to finish the front panel tonight, then tomorrow I can start on (and maybe finish?) the other four. Luckily the others should be much easier! Hopefully we have some wood laying around that I can file into a busk.
I also have some old curtains and peachskin that I might just turn into a matching quilted petticoat. It’s so weird making something entirely out of my stash!
Cheers and admiration for Kate, Rian, our pals at BOOM! Studios, and the little girl who we hope will grow up to be the World’s #1 Cartoonist.
Today I witnessed something amazing. Almost in stark contrast to yesterday, today I saw tangible impact of lady-representation in comics.
At the bookstore I work at, we have a dedicated Adventure Time section. This family came in and those kids were SO EXCITED to see their favourite characters in comics. I talked them through each OGN and series compilation, explaining what they all were and in what order they should be read, and this little girl’s entire life was changed. You could see it on her face.
The moment I mentioned Kate Leth (and that, yes, she is a girl.) this little girl’s face lit up like Christmas morning. I don’t know if it just never occurred to her that girls can work in comics but the excitement and wonder that left the store in her was a privilege to see. I ended up selling them the Fionna & Cake’s, all the OGN’s, and an AT doodle book. She left begging her dad to help her learn how to draw Marceline comics. (And he was happy to comply!)
Kate Leth has left an everlasting impression on this little girl just by existing and working in the industry. I honestly hope to someday be able to see such an impact on someone from my own work. Ladies in comics is important. The representation on the page, and behind them, is important. Having a reflection of yourself in the content you enjoy is important. I hope that little girl grows up to be a famous comic author someday.
It was a very good day.
me in class
the reason is different for everyone
this one’s mine tho, which is why i did my MVLPs instead of doing as many as possible
oooOOOh SENTIMENTAL get it away from me i worked too long on this ow my wrist (ilu)
STORY IDEA: YOUR DOOR BELL RINGS AND ITS A PERSON FROM AN ALTERNATE UNIVERSE “I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE MY FAVORITE BOOK CHARACTER AND I KNOW HOW IT ENDS AND I WANNA CHANGE IT”