lissabt

lissabt:

Major life events in comics!
I document so much of my life in comics, it seemed … lazy?… to neglect such a big part of it. I’ve been trying to get this one out for a while, but i’m not prone to sappiness or self-aggrandizing (despite what making endless comics about myself might imply) so i had a hard time figuring out an approach.

So i went with honesty :)
Last year Lucy Knisley told the story of her engagement in a heartfelt and open comic that i really respected. I respect ALL of her work, her comics are awesome, if you’ve never checked them out you totally should. In sitting down to tell my own story it made me think about what getting married means to me. I’m sure it means something slightly different to everyone, but is by no means any less meaningful. But crystallizing that idea helped me here.

I was sweaty and gross and said “Yeah. Sure.” and Jason didn’t change his mind. I think we’re gonna be alright :)

LISSA GOT ENGAGED AND MADE A COMIC ABOUT IT ahgbluhbluhhhuhuhu *happy sobbing*

Liss and I have been buds since I was first whipped into a seething jealous rage upon seeing her art in middle school (how has it been that LONG, good lord), and she found a top notch dude in Jason and, and, and…  I just couldn’t be happier for them.  Those sweet bastards deserve each other. <3

Oh, Elsa.  What are we going to do with you.

Frozen is purportedly set in the 1830’s-40’s, but I’ve been obsessed with finding a style that could marry her coronation gown with her ice gown more seamlessly; the open robes you see during the Regency era, including those being worn by Scandinavian royalty at the time, seemed a particularly apt analog for her… weird underarm-cape.  Thing.  You also see her mom wearing something very similar for something like ten years, so it’s not a huge stretch to think it could be a popular look in Arendelle.  THAT’S MY EXCUSE.

I initially designed this for her coronation, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to explore how that same silhouette might work with her ice gown as well.  Someday, theoretically, I would love to do a more literally iced-up version of her gown, but I figured the alternate colour way would be a nice middle ground to strike.

-C

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rosalarian
kateordie:

comicsalliance:

Welcome to the latest episode of ComicsAlliance Presents “Kate or Die,” a series of exclusive comic strips created by one of our favorite cartoonists, Kate Leth! In this episode, Kate assuages your fears that your’e being creepy when approaching your
favorite comic book creators at conventions. Don’t worry, you’re not!
Unless you are.
READ THE COMPLETE EPISODE

I get a lot of messages from folks after conventions that they were too shy to come talk to me - and it’s heartbreaking! If I’ve traveled all the way across the country (or another), there’s a big chance I won’t be back soon. I know I can be sassy and a little brash online, but I really do LOVE meeting fans. You’re the reason I get brought to these shows, yo!
It’s a scary thing, but don’t let it keep you from having a nice moment. It won’t always be perfect and not every creator (or every fan) will be awesome, but it’s worth the risk.

SO ACCURATE!  In my three years of doing cons, I can count on one hand the people who have actually been creepy at my booth- and even then they were usually rude, abusive, or literally handsy.
I come away from conventions aglow with even the most awkward interactions that I&#8217;ve had with fans!  You could be shy, I could misspeak, we could talk over each other or drop something, and I still cherish getting to meet all y&#8217;all face to face. :)

kateordie:

comicsalliance:

Welcome to the latest episode of ComicsAlliance Presents “Kate or Die,” a series of exclusive comic strips created by one of our favorite cartoonists, Kate Leth! In this episode, Kate assuages your fears that your’e being creepy when approaching your

favorite comic book creators at conventions. Don’t worry, you’re not!

Unless you are.

READ THE COMPLETE EPISODE

I get a lot of messages from folks after conventions that they were too shy to come talk to me - and it’s heartbreaking! If I’ve traveled all the way across the country (or another), there’s a big chance I won’t be back soon. I know I can be sassy and a little brash online, but I really do LOVE meeting fans. You’re the reason I get brought to these shows, yo!

It’s a scary thing, but don’t let it keep you from having a nice moment. It won’t always be perfect and not every creator (or every fan) will be awesome, but it’s worth the risk.

SO ACCURATE!  In my three years of doing cons, I can count on one hand the people who have actually been creepy at my booth- and even then they were usually rude, abusive, or literally handsy.

I come away from conventions aglow with even the most awkward interactions that I’ve had with fans!  You could be shy, I could misspeak, we could talk over each other or drop something, and I still cherish getting to meet all y’all face to face. :)

kiikiibee

tophatandgoggles:

A while back I asked my talented friend Claire Hummel to provide reference regarding period specific clothing to help my art for my second book more authentic. As we head into con season perhaps this might help those of you planning your Victoria cosplay :)
Check out her da page here http://shoomlah.deviantart.com

omigosh I forgot I did this for Brian!  A special little behind the scenes treat for those of you who’re fans of Otto & Victoria. :)

so I just now realized that I haven&#8217;t mentioned my new gig- I&#8217;ve officially started my first week at HBO!  I can&#8217;t talk about what we&#8217;re working on, exactly, but it&#8217;s exciting stuff; after five (admittedly amazing) years at Microsoft, I think I was ready for a change.
Thanks to all the well-wishers who&#8217;ve already reached out- I may be a little busier than usual over the next couple months, but now you know why. :)
-C

so I just now realized that I haven’t mentioned my new gig- I’ve officially started my first week at HBO!  I can’t talk about what we’re working on, exactly, but it’s exciting stuff; after five (admittedly amazing) years at Microsoft, I think I was ready for a change.

Thanks to all the well-wishers who’ve already reached out- I may be a little busier than usual over the next couple months, but now you know why. :)

-C

so I&#8217;d love to make a big long post about ECCC- long story short it was amazing, you guys were all lovely, and we won first place in the costume contest nobigdeal- but I&#8217;m actually heading out to Utah in a couple of hours!
I&#8217;m gonna spend the next week hiking and drawing gigantic rocks, so&#8230; expect some of that coming your way. I start my new job in a little less than two weeks, so the idea of getting in some meditative time sounds pretty damn ideal.
See y&#8217;all out in canyon country!
-C

so I’d love to make a big long post about ECCC- long story short it was amazing, you guys were all lovely, and we won first place in the costume contest nobigdeal- but I’m actually heading out to Utah in a couple of hours!

I’m gonna spend the next week hiking and drawing gigantic rocks, so… expect some of that coming your way. I start my new job in a little less than two weeks, so the idea of getting in some meditative time sounds pretty damn ideal.

See y’all out in canyon country!

-C

nathantwist
nathantwist:

The sketchbook is done and coming in from the printers! It’s got a ton of ink sketches, little architectural studies, and some touched up one-a-day robots. 
Claire let me bum part of her table at Emerald City again this year, so stop by booth 904 if you can! I’ll be selling these guys, selling prints and taking sketch requests. It’s going to be a good time.

Colin has an art book for ECCC this year! I predict&#8230; robots? lots of robots. if you like beautifully painted robots (WHO DOESN&#8217;T), swing by our booth #903 and throw some money at &#8216;im. :)

nathantwist:

The sketchbook is done and coming in from the printers! It’s got a ton of ink sketches, little architectural studies, and some touched up one-a-day robots. 

Claire let me bum part of her table at Emerald City again this year, so stop by booth 904 if you can! I’ll be selling these guys, selling prints and taking sketch requests. It’s going to be a good time.

Colin has an art book for ECCC this year! I predict… robots? lots of robots. if you like beautifully painted robots (WHO DOESN’T), swing by our booth #903 and throw some money at ‘im. :)