literally the most beautiful thing that ive ever watched
Big Hero 6 - Meet the Team: Fred
Reblogging for how awesome 3:17 - 3:53 looks.
I don’t want to be running a video game blog or anything, but like, holy shit, video game bros are all nuts. I just enjoy nuts. Gabe Newell is the owner of Steam, which is pretty much the most important way to sell PC games in that industry as I understand it. A guy trying to sell his game on Steam wasn’t happy how they were handling the sale of his game, on the very first day of sales, apparently, and tweeted “I am going to kill gabe newell [sic]. He is going to die" and now his game isn’t for sale on Steam anymore(!!).
Also: “CEO responds to accusations of neo-Nazi affiliations”-! Not okay, video games. (That article includes the sentence “Zielinski has liked the group on Facebook, but says that is in no way an endorsement of their activities”… He claims he liked a Neo-Nazi group because they’re a reliable source for information whether “some evil shit is going on in Europe or Middle East”).
The trailer for his game Hatred is the second most “humanity is probably not going okay” video game trailer I’ve seen this year (though the worst one was for a game that was supposedly okay, so who knows— it was like a beautiful simulation of a calming meadow and then in the last thirty seconds, pulled back to show an elderly man beating a person’s skull out with a pipe, next to the meadow… but supposedly that game’s not all gross, so…)
The news is apeshit and sad, but like, movies, TV, music, maybe comics even— I don’t know anyone else who’s on month 3 or 4 of uninterrupted “we’re exactly your worst stereotype of us”. It’s videogame people and cops. Like they’re in some kind of “we’re exactly your worst stereotype of us" competition, and they’re neck and neck— I think cops are going to win, but maybe the holiday season is where true champions shine. The 2014 Typeys— I’ve got Typey fever. The Typeys statue is just a Mel Gibson action figure, from Bird on a Wire.
“I don’t know anyone else who’s on month 3 or 4 of uninterrupted ‘we’re exactly your worst stereotype of us’. It’s videogame people and cops. Like they’re in some kind of ‘we’re exactly your worst stereotype of us’ competition, and they’re neck and neck.”
Retumbl’d and then quoted for truth.
words that start with the letter “s”
saprophyte: plant living on dead or decaying matter
sepulchral: funereal or gloomy
serotinous: flowering late
somatasthenia: weakness of the body
sparagmos: ritualized tearing apart of a person
spinneret: silk-spinning organ of an insect or spider
syzygy: alignment of celestial bodies
If you’re tabling at a con as a Li’l Rookie, get ready to experience these 12 Stages of Feels exactly like this.
A comic about an experience we’re all familiar with. Hang in there, guys! We’re all in this together!
okay, stop. S T O P.
first off, if you want to sell/be known, don’t ever call yrself “Li’l Rookie.” this completely prostrates you, immediately, before other people can make a judgment call themselves. why would i ever be interested in yr work when right off the bat you’re debasing it? if you don’t care enough to be confident at all, why should i care enough to buy it?
also, don’t be such a sad sack because people spring for more mainstream or interesting-looking work. the truth of the matter is that many people you meet, whether in day-to-day life or at cons/festivals, will not care about you or yr work. that’s it. that’s how it is. not every person who walks by yr table is going to buy something or compliment you. many people won’t! instead of looking like a sad puppy when they walk away disinterested, be proud of yr work and focus on the people who do want to see. and don’t blame yr audience for not being interested in yr personal experience. they don’t know you! and they don’t owe you anything because you chose to be vulnerable. don’t expect them to; that’s self-centered and shitty.
if you want to sell, and you want people to be interested, understand that independent comics, even sensitive comics about yr personal life, are only half about art — the other half is business. at this stage in the game, you are yr own artist, writer, manager, secretary, publicist, and financial department. this is a lot of work. don’t expect to immediately soar and make bank just because you put in time drawing — you have to put the time in for everything else as well. manage yr time so you’re not spending too much time editing yr scans. if you fuck up yr printing, do it again. package yr work so it looks unique and interesting. even basic practices like this will help immensely.
basically: learn up and toughen up, or be miserable. the choice is yours!
there’s nothing wrong with selling comics about your childhood but basically if you don’t make it look nice (printing, presentation, table set up, etc), most potential buyers will read that instinctively as a lack of care on your part and if you don’t care enough about it to make it look nice, why should they care enough to buy it? tbh no matter how great your art or ideas are, if you can’t present them in a way that is accessible and appealing to the public, it’s gonna be hard to sell. especially at cons where a lot of people appreciate talent and some people buy based on talent, but most people actually buy things that hit them in the feelings within the first few seconds (something funny or sad, etc., that gives them that immediate emotional gratification, usually fan art because it gives them an immediate frame of reference, something they’re already familiar with and have feelings towards). ahaha sorry i don’t usually reblog this sort of thing here but i have a lot of thoughts about convention tactics.
I like Satsuki.