Mich and I are at Balticon this weekend! We have a table! I am doing a panel on making webcomics with the iPad! AND WE WILL HAVE STUFF TO SELL!! Come see us at our table!
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The cat nearly killed me a couple weeks ago by jumping on me in the middle of storytime. Then he tried to smoother me to death last week.
Thankfully, he is not nearly as heavy as his brother.
(And no, I did not let the cat drink my wine.)
I will be at Balticon this coming weekend! Among other things, I will be doing a panel on creating webcomics using the iPad. I'll also have an artist table with fun stuff to sell! So come see me!
Uh-oh! Looks like trouble is brewing in Paradise! Or maybe it’s baking…
Mich and I will be at Balticon over Memorial Day weekend, and we will have a table! And we will be selling things at this table! Evil THINGS!! Evil handmade thiiiiiiiiings!! Just look for the Cynical Woman banner, or the very attractive woman with horns and bright pink hair.
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Yes, we did eventually find a female super hero. Yes, she was all pink. Yes, my hair is pink, too. But sometimes it's blue. Or orange. In fact, my hair has been lots of colors. And while I like pink, I hate that people insist that pink is for girls, or that anything related to girls must be pink!!
The only other female super hero we could find was all in yellow, the other approved color for female super heroes. And yes, both these female super heroes were Power Rangers. And yes, we ended up buying them, because I was desperate and because Princess and Pixie love Power Rangers.
But I insisted on putting a cut-out of the Sensational She-Hulk on the cake. Because Shulkie ROCKS!!!
Yes, it’s all for MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! Except for maybe a little bit I’ll set aside for that other character I vaguely hear screaming at me to “Be nice and SHARE!”
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So, this actually happened. I volunteered to plan a party for our Service Unit's leader appreciation meeting, and I decided the theme would be “Volunteers Are Heroes.” I spent weeks figuring out what to do for decorations, activities, party favors, food, etc. Then two weeks before, I went shopping for action figures to use as cake toppers and found out there is apparently no such thing as a female action figure. Major FAIL.
I've been in fandom a looooooooong time (about 30 years, in fact) and I'm familiar with how things work in the world of comicbook heroes. But honestly, the girls and I couldn't even find a Black Widow action figure, and last I saw, she was pretty popular these days thanks to the Avengers movie. So what gives?
On the upside, planning this party did rekindle my interest in comic books, a long neglected part of my geekdom, and I had the chance to spend plenty of time explaining to the girls about the different characters in comic books, especially the women characters. And this in turn led to me going into a local comic book store and starting up collecting again. Nothing major like I used to do. Pre-kids, I used to drop around $150 a month on comics. I can't afford that now. But I can afford a couple comics a month, and that includes some comics for the girls, who have become very interested in Cat Woman, Bat Girl, She-Hulk, and Wonder Woman. Too bad most of those titles aren't suitable for kids 12 and under (though we did find a Black Widow comic that was labelled as kid friendly, and Pixie snatched that right up!).
By the way, here's a quick look at some of the party decorations in progress. We ended up Photoshopping a picture of She-Hulk and putting her on the cake. It worked very well.
By the way, if you didn't see it already, Mich and I have started a new webcomic called Bitchcraft! The first episode is here. I'll be working to see if I can get this set up and running on every Friday, so keep coming back for more!
It’s here! It’s finally here! A new webcomic!! Mich and I began thinking about this little project sometime shortly after Intervention last year. The idea really took hold of me shortly after I had my ACL reconstructed and I was on those really fun pain-killers!. It’s taken months to get our characters put together, and I’ve spent the last couple weeks trying to figure out how I wanted to photograph and layout the actual comic, but here it is, the very first episode of Bitchcraft!
The little Mich character (in the loverly W&M sweater) was knitted by Mich, and I crocheted the mini-version of me. The hair matched my hair color when I started this hair project. It will change as time passes, don’t worry.
Just to let you know, this webcomic will not be like The Adventures of Cynical Woman. ACW has become more family oriented over the last couple of years, which is great because it’s an autobiographical webcomic and I do have a family (yes, I do!). But Bitchcraft! is meant to be very different. It will not be family friendly, so don’t read it to your kids. Instead, it will be evil. Very, very evil. Because that’s what I want it to be.
So enjoy the first episode. I will work hard to get the second one up next Friday. And yes, Rats! will eventually be returning. Now that I can walk again, I plan to get up to my office and start scanning in more strips. So lots of comics all around! Enjoy!
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Whoops! I could have sworn I put this blog post together and scheduled it to go up yesterday. I know it was drawn and ready to go on Friday. Oh well, I guess it got overlooked in the pandemonium of getting ready to take Girl Scouts camping.
Anyhoo, here it is. I know I spend more time volunteering than I do on anything else, and it drives me crazy. And the Hubster is in the exact same boat. We love the volunteer work, but I feel like it's taking over too much of our lives at times. I'm hoping we find ways to balance things out a bit more. We'll see how successful we are at that in the future.
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I honestly believe this is the best strip I've ever drawn. The colors, the poses and expressions, even the inking came out great! And this is one of those “It really happened” stories. By the way, you can't quite see it in the comic, but those are “Hooker Baby Brand” undies. Available at all fine retail stores that are eager to help you turn your pre-teen/grade-schooler/pre-schooler/toddler/infant daughter into a sex object! I'm looking at you, Target and Walmart!
Seriously though, no child needs to wear a neon green/blaze orange thong. So why do our retail stores sell them in the Juniors section? I've seen classier undies in a Fredericks of Hollywood catalog. Our daughters should not be turned into sex toys, no matter how much money corporations think they can make off of that.