Lumberjanes drops today, you guys! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?
I’ve been posting a lot about this series, because I am just so excited. First off, it’s created by an amazing team of badass ladies - It’s co-written by Grace Ellis (Intern Grace of Autostraddle) and Noelle Stevenson (who you know as Gingerhaze and the creator of Nimona), was co-created by Adventure Time and Regular Show editor Shannon Watters, and is being drawn by amazing AT/RS artist Brooke Allen. Not a single symmetrical haircut between them, and I love it.
More than that, it’s a story about five best friends at summer camp fighting MONSTERS. A little bit Gravity Falls, a dash of Babysitter’s Club, some riot grrrl attitude - and so much fun. It’s all-ages! It’s awesome!
And, on a more personal level, it is just so much GIRL POWER. You open the credits page on Lumberjanes and take a scan over those names - pretty much everybody who worked on the book is a tough lady. The cover artists were chosen from the massive pool of talented women working in indie and webcomics, and they are SO GOOD.
A whole bunch of awesome ladies making a comic about awesome ladies, but for everyone. Representation matters, and it does the heart good. Plus, it’s just super funny and wonderful. Pick it up, check it out! Wear plaid and tweet it at @Lumberjanes - the Valkyries will be doing it all day.
(Oh, and lastly - each issue deals with the girls earning a scout badge, and I designed ‘em!)

Lumberjanes drops today, you guys! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?

I’ve been posting a lot about this series, because I am just so excited. First off, it’s created by an amazing team of badass ladies - It’s co-written by Grace Ellis (Intern Grace of Autostraddle) and Noelle Stevenson (who you know as Gingerhaze and the creator of Nimona), was co-created by Adventure Time and Regular Show editor Shannon Watters, and is being drawn by amazing AT/RS artist Brooke Allen. Not a single symmetrical haircut between them, and I love it.

More than that, it’s a story about five best friends at summer camp fighting MONSTERS. A little bit Gravity Falls, a dash of Babysitter’s Club, some riot grrrl attitude - and so much fun. It’s all-ages! It’s awesome!

And, on a more personal level, it is just so much GIRL POWER. You open the credits page on Lumberjanes and take a scan over those names - pretty much everybody who worked on the book is a tough lady. The cover artists were chosen from the massive pool of talented women working in indie and webcomics, and they are SO GOOD.

A whole bunch of awesome ladies making a comic about awesome ladies, but for everyone. Representation matters, and it does the heart good. Plus, it’s just super funny and wonderful. Pick it up, check it out! Wear plaid and tweet it at @Lumberjanes - the Valkyries will be doing it all day.

(Oh, and lastly - each issue deals with the girls earning a scout badge, and I designed ‘em!)

charlottemao:

Gettin’ my AT fanart on for #megacon2014

Amazing art cutie Charlotte Mao gave me an adorable B-Mo sketch and these perfect buttons today! Follow her please, her art is so good and wonderful.

charlottemao:

Gettin’ my AT fanart on for #megacon2014

Amazing art cutie Charlotte Mao gave me an adorable B-Mo sketch and these perfect buttons today! Follow her please, her art is so good and wonderful.

lesbeehive:

Les Beehive – On Loving Women by Diane Obomsawin
Les Beehive received an advance copy of Canadian writer Diane Obomsawin’s book On Loving Women, which came out today, and we adore it! It’s a charming, poignant comic filled with tales of coming out – from first crushes, to first kisses, to first times. It’s relatable for lesbian and bisexual women, and a lovely, heartwarming read for everyone. It captures that perfect universal feeling of love and heartbreak.

This looks really good!! I can’t wait to read it.

lesbeehive:

Les Beehive – On Loving Women by Diane Obomsawin

Les Beehive received an advance copy of Canadian writer Diane Obomsawin’s book On Loving Womenwhich came out today, and we adore it! It’s a charming, poignant comic filled with tales of coming out – from first crushes, to first kisses, to first times. It’s relatable for lesbian and bisexual women, and a lovely, heartwarming read for everyone. It captures that perfect universal feeling of love and heartbreak.

This looks really good!! I can’t wait to read it.

xombiedirge:

Blacksad by Juanjo Guarnido

One of the best comics out there.

My absolute favourite comics of 2013:

  • Saga
  • Sex Criminals
  • Darkness (a one-shot by Boulet)
  • Adventure Time
  • Pretty Deadly
  • Locke and Key
  • Afterlife With Archie
  • Hawkeye
  • Young Avengers

Black Science comes out tomorrow. It is beautiful.
We also get new Saga, Powerpuff Girls, Hawkeye and Pretty Deadly, because we are lucky human beings.

Black Science comes out tomorrow. It is beautiful.

We also get new Saga, Powerpuff Girls, Hawkeye and Pretty Deadly, because we are lucky human beings.

Here are 9 songs by 9 ladies or lady-fronted bands that I can’t get enough of this week:

The Bed Song by Amanda Palmer
Movie Loves a Screen by April Smith and the Great Picture Show 
212 by Azealia Banks
Fondu Au Noir by Coeur du Pirate 
Only Human by Fallulah 
Slow Like Honey by Fiona Apple 
Settle Down by Kimbra 
Sex Yeah / Primadonna by Marina and the Diamonds
All The Rowboats by Regina Spektor 

Enjoy! <3 

Comics I Like This Week!

Saga #2 by Fiona Staples & Brian K Vaughn (perfect sci-fi)
Adventure Time #3 by Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb (with rad alternate covers by Yamino and Stephanie Buscema AND some canon Sugarless Gum action! I’m starting to wonder how I used to dislike Adventure Time, really, because it is just so much fun)
Conan: Queen of the Black Coast #3 by Brian Wood & Becky Cloonan (with rad alternate cover by Mike Mignola and very saucy some booty shots by Becky)
Batwoman #8 by W Haden Blackman, J H Williams III & Amy Reeder (bye bye, Amy! I miss your art, J H Williams III!)
Courtney Crumrin #1 by Ted Naifeh (my teen goth heart swells with joy at a new Courtney Crumrin series)

I hope to make this a regular feature, or at least to include more comic recommendations. I may switch this over to Comics Bulletin at some point, as I’ve run out of feminist essays for the time being… We shall see!

Books, books, books!

If you’re looking for something new to read, may I recommend any of these three selections? BLUE by Pat Grant is fantastic, and we sold out of copies at work before I could read it. I’m eagerly awaiting its return. In the meantime, you can read some of it online! It’s tremendous. The single-colour on analogous sepia tones? Perfection!

Baby’s In Black is the story of the ‘Fifth Beatle’ Stuart Sutcliffe and his relationship with photographer Astrid Kircherr. I don’t think it’s released until later this month, but we got a preview copy at work and I swoon over the art. Ask about it at your shop!

Emitown Vol 2 is the second collection of Emi Lenox's diary comics, which I love both because they make me look like an art slacker (she does one every single day!) and because they are often painfully honest. I keep picking this book up and flipping to a random page. It's inspiring.

I am so into this tumblr, it is my new favourite.

I am so into this tumblr, it is my new favourite.

(Source: olderoticart)

Kreon by Stijn.