I’ve been meaning to write up a proper thing about them forever but I gotta go to work so
MY GIRLFRIEND MAKES ADORABLE LITTLE THINGS THAT ARE FOR SALE! Got charms and headbands and earrings and stuff!
Hello everyone. The Amya Kickstarter is now half way towards its funding deadline. With our tracking sitting at 49% funded, we are still in need of great assistance!
Amya tells the story of Faye, a mute spell-touched who lives a sheltered life as the youngest daughter to a great lord. She is burdened with dark dreams of an apocalypse, and it isn’t long until her tranquil life changes when a fateful encounter with a young man sends her on a spiraling journey of self-discovery.
As Faye and her unlikely companions pursue an adventure that is greater than any of them could have anticipated, she discovers how heavy the burden she carries truly is. She is to be the pinnacle of the world’s survival or destruction, and must decide if she wishes to sacrifice her own humanity for the world — or the world for her humanity.
Please consider supporting the campaign by either spreading the word or donating. It would mean so much to us! Amya is our dream as well as our passion. We need your help to take it further!
CLICK HERE to check out the Kickstarter.
CLICK HERE to check out the Amya website.
All my thanks,
12 days left now, and we are at 57%! We still need a lot of help to make this happen! Please consider reblogging and sharing the fundraiser with others. :)
These are good people who need support!
What ruins a badass? Time, money, and crushing inevitability, of course.
I’m sharing a new sketch blog with an old buddy! We will be drawing things that beat each other.
first pages of my new webcomic Can’t Look Back!
Well hello there, blast from the past.
News! I’ve gotten to join the Chanel Frederator Network! For the next year I’ll be posting more full cartoons to my youtube channel, therealmattbixler. This means I’ll be stretching my recording, editing, and boarding muscles a LOT over the next few months, and I’m really looking forward to it. However, this means that Webcomics, Animated will be going on a hiatus for a while.
Doing Webcomics, Animated for the last few months has been great for me. It helped me find my rhythm for getting work done, added more animation to my reel than I’d made throughout my entire college career, and helped me rediscover how much I love just putting my pen down and making things move.
I’m really looking forward to putting more stuff out, and I’ll be keeping you guys up to date with sketches and outtakes and in-process bits and whatever else. Keep following me to see more stuff, and subscribe to my channel to see all these when they come out!
THANK YOU I LOVE YOU TOO
The announcement of Ghibli’s departure was premature, but with Hayao Miyazaki retired and the studio on break, now is as good a time as any to reflect on just what Ghibli means to me.
Ghibli inspired me to attend art school. Specifically, the documentary that came included with my dvd copy of Spirited Away was what put the idea in my head. Or maybe it was just a news report. Either way, the film showed the inside of the Ghibli studio around the time Spirited Away was made. I was given a peek into the lives of the animators, of Miyazaki, and I saw everything that went into the process of making a beloved animated film. There was struggle, teamwork, and dedication. For the first time in my life I was driven to become better at something, so that maybe I could join a cool animation studio like Ghibli. I still hold a torch for this dream even today.
Should Ghibli truly end, the sadness I feel is tempered by the knowledge that Ghibli is everywhere, that it’s left a positive mark on humanity, and on myself especially. Those movies will not be forgotten for a good, long while. And many of the talented people who worked on them are still out there, creating good things. If I’ve taken any lesson from today, it’s that as an artist I hold a responsibility to someday do for others what Ghibli has done for me. Ghibli won’t always be around to provide a source of inspiration.
Here’s an alternate take on what happens on the latest page. Also, there’s a new page!!! Something weird is happening and Tove doesn’t like it.
I don’t usually reblog from Tove any more, but dang am I proud of this drawing! Also, if you saw this and immediately thought of Uzumaki then I have DONE MY JOB.
Valor: A fairy tale anthology about courageous heroines starts today!
Valor is a comic anthology of re-imaged fairy tales showcasing the talent of some of the top creators in the field of digital comics. The purpose of this book is to pay homage to the strength, resourcefulness, and cunning of female heroines in fairy tales. Some of these are recreations of time-honored tales. Others are brand new stories, designed to be passed to future generations.
The anthology will be young adult friendly and in color, each story being 4 to 15 pages long.
PLEASE CHECK OUT THE KICKSTARTER PAGE TO SEE OUR LIST OF AWESOME CREATORS AND OUR FANTASTIC REWARDS!
CLICK HERE for the Kickstarter
CLICK HERE for the official tumblr.
Adventure Time storyboard artist and writer Jesse Moynihan along with his brother musician and Adventure Time composer Justin Moynihan have created Manly in which they have described as “Silver Surfer meets Star Trek Next Generation, with the violence of Fist of the North Star and the tenderness of the Little Prince”.
Now stop reading the description and check it out for yourself!
If you dig Jesse Moynihan’s work on Adventure Time (of course you do), then you might enjoy this pleasant little cartoon from him and his brother, Justin. It’s called “Manly,” lasts about six minutes, and has a wee dollop of brutality. It’s quite good!