agent-sif:

Ladies of the MCU in action.

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heatvents asked

Hello Kate, kinda random, but I was curious how you felt about people recognizing/approaching you to say hello in a non-con, non-comic environment? I ask because I've seen comic industry folk at bars and such after a con and always felt they were kinda "off duty" and decided to just let them be. I'm not asking you to speak for all industry people, but I'd like to get your opinion on the matter. Thanks, and I hope to see you at Emerald City again next year!

Hey! Okay. So let me preface this by saying this is just MY experience and preferences, and not everyone’s.

Here are the things it feels okay to do, when you see someone you admire in a social setting:

  • Walk up and introduce yourself, briefly, and say something nice like “Hey, I don’t mean to bother you, but I’m ________. I really love your comics.” In most situations, the person will say something like, “Oh, thank you so much!” If they respond and seem open to conversation, continue. If they seem busy or not in a good headspace, you can always say something like “That’s all, just wanted to say hi.” Nice. Simple!
  • Ask “Excuse me, are you _______?” If they say yes, and seem open to conversation, go from there. But, again, keep it simple. “I’m a big fan,” or “I loved your book,” or “I read your blog,” etc.
  • "Hey, _______? You’re awesome, just wanted to say hi." Short, sweet, leaves the possibility for conversation but also a polite cut-off if it’s a bad time.

Things it is not okay to do:

  • Insert yourself into a private conversation when you do not know any of the participants in it.
  • Watch someone from across the room/bus/shop and tweet at them that you’re in the same room/bus/shop as them. I can’t stress enough how creepy it is to pick up my phone with a notification like “oh my god @kateleth is sitting right across from me” and then look up to see someone holding a phone and staring at me. It’s so weird! Don’t do that! Where do I go from there? People tell me all the time that it’s okay to do this because they have anxiety, but if it causes ME anxiety, that doesn’t seem like a reasonable excuse. I would way prefer you just say hello in real life.
  • Rush someone when they’re eating. Especially if they’re alone. Eating is a sacred, private time, moreso at shows. Peeing and eating are, for me, are the only real moments at conventions or signings where I get to just relax and not be trying to impress anyone.
  • Corner someone and talk AT them for extended periods of time, especially when they put up walls or seem uncomfortable.

Just use common sense, really. Meeting a fan or even someone just aware of your work means you have to be “on,” so to speak, and some days you just got dumped or your bus was late or your grandma’s sick and you can’t be your best self. I’ve been short with people who’ve overstepped boundaries, I’ve been short with perfectly wonderful people because I was having an awful day. More often than not, I like to think I’m pretty nice.

I know there are plenty of reasons for people to be bad at reading body language or signals, but the best course of action is brevity and politeness. It’s scary, and I get that, but we’re all just people. 99% of the time I’m thrilled to be approached or recognized at all, haha.

Every Character I LoveCassie Ainsworth (Skins)

“I always wished I could be a Russian Doll. A red one. With a big pair of bright blue eyes and painted on eyelashes and pink rosy cheeks. Really rosy. And my mouth would be painted on red like a bow. I’d have a flower on my chest - a rose - and two small little hands by my side. And then I could be unwrapped, two, three, four times until I was small. Really small.”

Cassie was so messed up and such an amazing character.

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A Halloween story, part II.
Part I is here.

A Halloween story, part II.

Part I is here.

batgirlofburnside:

thelittlestbat:

our hoodies - batgirl (babs tarr/cameron stewart design)

something i REALLY wanted us to get done before our US trip and thus couldn’t get out of my head till now TuT i know i want to give it a remake but i think it’s not that bad for a first try! ♥ obviously based on babs tarr and cameron stewart's new batgirl design :3 i even forced kairi to be a model again heheh~ I’M SO SORRY for so many photos but i really love all the tiny details and couldn’t decide on what to include ORZ

WHAT!

I want this SO badly

similarbutshorter asked

Hi! Long time fan, first time caller... So I live in Dublin and I see you're going to be at DICE. Will you be selling any merch? I've wanted to buy for a while but shipping to Ireland can work out pretty expensive. Also meeting you in person would be an added bonus! Thanks!

As far as I know, I should have copies of Bravest Warriors, Seeing Red and some of my own minis/patches/stickers!

lexbots:

the pumpkin king / sally

gunshowcomic:

gettin’ real at dinner
Thank you all for your kind words about Graveyard Quest’s ending. We will see a physical release of it eventually, just not this year. Next year. Definitely by next TCAF at least.
Friday I announced that I’m starting up a new comic: an adaptation of the original Pinocchio story! It’s gonna be good. Starts up on Sept 15th, right after SPX, which I will be at with Topatoco.

PATREON! + BACK! + STORE!

gunshowcomic:

gettin’ real at dinner

Thank you all for your kind words about Graveyard Quest’s ending. We will see a physical release of it eventually, just not this year. Next year. Definitely by next TCAF at least.

Friday I announced that I’m starting up a new comic: an adaptation of the original Pinocchio story! It’s gonna be good. Starts up on Sept 15th, right after SPX, which I will be at with Topatoco.
PATREON! + BACK! + STORE!

bri-of-the-shire asked

Hey, sorry to bother you, but I checked a list on the official website for Memphis Comic Expo (Sep 13), and you seem to be on it, but I don't see that on the list of appearances you'll be making at cons here at your blog. I just wanted to clear up the confusion since I would be very excited to see you attending, but I don't want to be misinformed by their site if you aren't. Also, apologies if you've previously answered this, and I didn't see >.<"

Yeah, I will totally be there!!

Here is a new comic that may be something, but who knows!
Part II is here.

Here is a new comic that may be something, but who knows!

Part II is here.

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