Pronoun patches are now here!
These patches are part of my final project for my Gender and the Media class. My goal is to raise awareness about preferred gender pronouns. Whether a trans* person wants to make their pronouns known without having to explicitly state them (to friends and strangers alike), or a person simply wants to give a reminder to be aware of others’ preferred pronouns, I hope these patches can help the situation. At the very least they can be a way to open up a wider discussion about variation in gender identities, expressions, and, of course, pronouns. I encourage people both cis and trans* to take a look. All gender identities are valid and deserve respect and recognition.
The patches are up in my store (linked above) for two dollars. If you would like one, just look through the flickr set of all the available versions and make sure to say which design you like in your order. I suggest wearing them on a jacket or bag. The materials, sizes, and methods I used vary a lot - so if you have any questions or a specific request, just message me! I would be happy to make a few for any other pronouns.
Oh, and, if you know anyone who is trans*, please try and gender them correctly. They may not acknowledge your effort outright, but it really does matter!
i know these feels from spx
Behold this cute comic from the very talented Kelly Bastow. It’s true that she very excitedly proclaimed that she was me, and it was the highlight of my TCAF (well, besides when a toddler looked at me and burst out crying). The best part of being a comic artist is finding out that you’ve been an inspiration to other, wayyyyyyy awesome comic artists. THE CIRCLE OF COMICS LIFE!!!
IGNATZ NOMINATIONS — LAST CALL!
If you’d like to have a work considered for nomination in one of our categories for the 2013 Ignatz Awards please get us a copy digitally or in print, postmarked by the end of May and in our hands by June 7.
The Ignatz Awards are the festival prize awarded each year at the Small Press Expo - this year’s dates: September 14-15. Attendees submit a ballot on the first day of the festival and the ceremony is held that evening.
Award winners receive the most coveted brick in all of comics on a custom stand, handcrafted at Sidewinder Arts.
All nominees will have their books added to the SPX Permanent Collection at the Library of Congress where they will be preserved for all time.
Best of luck to all!
And if you haven’t already made your plans to come see us at SPX 2013 - what in the world are you waiting for?
(The fabulous Ignatz design above was created for SPX by 2012 Promising New Talent Igantz Award recipient, Lale Westvind)
Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy, in case you hadn’t heard. How dare she remove those ticking time bombs from her chest, amiright? Like, hasn’t she learned by now that her body is public domain and we all get to vote on what she does with it? Sheesh, how selfish can ya get.
An assignment for Advanced Digital! We were supposed to make a gif portrait of a historical figure. I chose Julie d’Aubigny, 17th century swordsmaster and opera singer, responsible for the deaths of at least ten men in duels, and openly bisexual. After her lover was placed into a convent by the girl’s parents, d’Aubigny took the vows to enter the convent as a novice, then rescued her lover and set the convent on fire to cover their escape. Dang.