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~An Invitation~ Aug. 12th, 2013 @ 10:27 pm
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Hi, this is Phillip’s wife Cynthia. He’s let me borrow his user name  so I could give you guys this invitation. The Bellingham Science Fiction and Fantasy Club is having our annual cookout in Cornwall Park Thursday the 15th at 7:30PM. Come join us in the name of Geek Culture Fellowship and Goodwill!

I’m really sorry about the short notice. I’m looking for a new job right now and have fallen behind on things like invitations and regular contact with other human beings.

This was originally posted by someone over at The B.S. of Comics Blog, but you may comment here or there.

Tankadere 4 May. 16th, 2013 @ 09:33 pm
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Also,  Crab Tank is putting out Tankadere 4, which has an awesome theme! From their blog:

This year, we’re looking for spooky and scary stories; ghosts and goblins and things that go bump in the night. Think “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” and “Goosebumps,” horror high on atmosphere and low on gore, because we’re still aiming for a kid-friendly book. Bring on the monsters, werewolves, vampires, urban legends, unexplained mysteries, haunted houses, creepy autobiography, even the totally mundane as long as it leaves us with a chill.

Here are the full submissions guidelines.

Tankadere won’t pay–just a digital copy of the anthology–but for those of us that just like the idea of being involved in a fun project, it might be worth putting together a proposal. I’m going to enter a “splash” page even if I don’t have time for a full mini-comic. :D

This was originally posted by someone over at The B.S. of Comics Blog, but you may comment here or there.


Social Justice May. 16th, 2013 @ 09:12 pm
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succinct cartoon about male privilege & feminism

One of the things I love about this group is that while we make art to entertain people, we also make it to remark upon the world. Everyone here has a big pulsing brain that they actually use.

Tonight, I heard some discussion about social justice issues. I didn’t take part at the time (I was busy drawing a comic making fun of myself for preparing Kool-Aid incorrectly) but I wanted to offer some important resources! If you to work to bring about positive social change, even just by further discussions with people you know, these might be really useful.

Also? I love you for caring about these issues. <3

  • Of Dogs and Lizards: A Parable of Privilege – this is my favorite way to explain privilege. If you don’t read any of the others, I especially recommend that you read this. After I read this, I became a better person.
  • Feminism 101 -  Our group has both men and women in it. If you’re a dude, you should spend a little time looking at this blog to learn what ways you can be an ally for your lady friends. If you’re a lady, you should spend a little time looking because there are tools here to help you make it easier to deal with sexism–sometimes when you didn’t even realize sexism was affecting your quality of life. (If you need somewhere to start, you can go here and read what catches your fancy!)
  • Reaching into the QUILTBAG – This is especially cool for us artist/writer types, because it involves character/narrative advice! This is about the ever-evolving acronym used to refer to people who have non-heteronormative gender or sexual identities, and how you can best include them in your creative endeavors.

I won’t flood you with links, haha. That’s probably enough! But thanks for being such considerate people–the more we each know about issues faced by marginalized people, the more advanced our discussions can be, and the better our representation of the results in our art. :)

This was originally posted by someone over at The B.S. of Comics Blog, but you may comment here or there.

Howdy Apr. 18th, 2013 @ 11:10 pm
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I thought I’d chime in if you are attending the Bellingham School of Comics on Thursdays and have been talked to about Free Comic Book day in MV. Bellingham’s comic shops are also all likely doing their own events on May 4th for this event to. I encourage you all to attend one of these events where ever you are. Some of you have either expressed interest or have outright been invited to attend ours at Docking Bay 93. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend the BSC today to discuss some of that and to verify who is coming. I will do EVERYTHING in my power to be here this coming Thursday so we can make sure everything is ironed out.

That all being said let me introduce myself again. I am Dan. I own Docking Bay 93 in Mount Vernon. I’ll be posting under Haberdasher. See you all soon. Cheers!

This was originally posted by someone over at The B.S. of Comics Blog, but you may comment here or there.

Call for Submission: Art Gallery on Androgyny Apr. 18th, 2013 @ 04:52 pm
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Cullen Beckhorn (a.k.a Future Man) will be curating a gallery at the Colony Wharf Studios for June 2013. The gallery’s theme is androgyny. There are no real limits to size, number of submissions, media, style, or content (except depictions of rape). Future Man is also compiling a list of artists featured at the gallery; if you’re strongly interested in featuring your work, please email him by Saturday April 20th. The deadline for submitting artwork is June 1, 2013. If there are any artists who wish to contribute or have any questions, please contact Cullen at bellingham.alternative.library@gmail.com or visit the contact page of Neoglyphic Media at http://neoglyphicmedia.com/contact/.
 
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Other entries
» Shari Hes & the Waffle Churro Monster

I found another comic artist to admire via Twitter today, when she made fun of one of my writing teachers with a silly drawing. Since we have several manga fans in the club, I figured they might especially appreciate her site.

And Fenmere may especially appreciate this child & monster comic. :D

This was originally posted by someone over at The B.S. of Comics Blog, but you may comment here or there.
» 150+ prizes from DeviantArt.com

Normally I don’t pay attention to their contests, but this deserves a signal boost. Your odds are higher than most contests, and the prize isn’t just some cash or a vacation or a kiss on the butt from a celebrity. It’s a career-building experience. I don’t know about how legit the programs are, but the contest is free, so what do you have to lose? :D

Train Your Brain!

This was originally posted by someone over at The B.S. of Comics Blog, but you may comment here or there.
» We should use this website thing again

And post stuff with it. Like this, from the last meeting in October:

Fenmere eating a piece of paper with a crazy look in his eyes

OM NOM NOM

See you on Thursday. I’m going to bring a bunch of my Copic markers because more than one person has been interested in playing with them. Also, fun fact: in Japanese, they’re “kopikku,” which means the English pronunciation sounds like “coh pic,” not “caw pic.” (If the Japanese word was kapikku, then we would say “caw pic.”)

 

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» Meeting Times

You are, of course, welcome to schedule your own meetings with whoever you can get to show up. And you may use this forum to do so! However, the bulk of us are now meeting on Thursdays at 5pm, at the Black Drop.

Thank you.

This was originally posted by someone over at The B.S. of Comics Blog, but you may comment here or there.
» So….we’re meeting on Thursdays?

I showed up at the Blackdrop for a couple Mondays to find I was the only one there. Looking online the closest thing I could find was a post on Fenmere’s LJ back on the 4th talking about moving meetings to Thursdays, but I didn’t see that any decision had been reached (note to Jonathan: sent you an email, probably got stuck in your spam filter.) I  was talking to Arsen the other day and he told me meetings had been moved to Thurdays.

I’m thinking an announcement might be in order?

This was originally posted by someone over at The B.S. of Comics Blog, but you may comment here or there.
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