I’m guessing the reason why people 15-26 years old have such an affinity for stories where the main character starts a journey away from their homeland is because we, ourselves, want to get out of the lives we lead at home, and are at the tender age where we’re learning what we see as “how we want to live” but we don’t have enough money to afford it yet.
So we run away to Narnia, to Hogwarts, to the next kingdom over, to escape traditions and the dusty life our parents gave us.
PIKA YOU TEASE.
SSSSSSooooooooooooooo basically this is my favorite webcomic fancomic thing ever, bested only by the un-toppable Lackadaisey series.
It’s called “Girls Next Door" and it chronicles the life and times of Sarah P. (from Labyrinth) and her roomate Christine Dae (from Phantom of the Opera) as they attend college (Sara being a polysci major and Christine, of course, a music major). It would be a pretty nonchalant college-modern-crossoverpalooza IF it weren’t for the fact that both Jareth (the Goblin King himself) AND Eric (Phantom of the Opera) live in the same apartment RIGHT UNDERNEATH THEIRS.
Here’s a “short” list of book/show crossover universes used in the comics:
soooooooo basically it’s a miss-mosh of perfectly funny, serious, slapstick and magical art. The fourth wall is constantly being built up and broken down, and while the strip series has its own story arcs, a lot of the time shots are fired at the silly inconsistencies in a LOT of major book/show series—some even by the characters FROM those stories!
soooooooooo basically just READ IT.
Some scrapped pictures I was going to use on my animal crossing tumblr, but whenever I tried putting them to color, they always came out looking crappy so I scrapped ‘em. *shrug* Maybe if I tried them again I’d like them, but for now I’ll consign them to scrapped sketches.
why am i laughing though
BRINGING THIS BACK
*whispers* Just two more days!
Just a reminder that this finishes in four days! =D
Don’t forget, you can reblog more than once, though be kind to your followers’ dashboards.
Thank you to everyone whose entered so far!
To launch the introduction of the books I’ve been binding to my Etsy store, I’m holding a giveaway! Check out what you might win on my Etsy!
- one 11x15.5cm hand-bound coptic-stitched book of your choice from my shop
- two art prints
- and a postcard pack.
- three 14.9x10.5cm soft-cover saddle-stitched notebooks
- one art print
- and a postcard pack.
- two 14.9x10.5cm soft-cover saddle-stitched notebooks,
- and a postcard park.
Rules & Conditions
- Runs from 20/03/2014 — 24/04/2014.
- Like and reblog to enter. You can reblog multiple times, but please consider your followers’ dashboards!
- No giveaway only blogs.
- Winners are picked with a random number generator. (First draw wins first prize, etc.)
- This giveaway is international.
- Please be contactable, either by having your ask box open, or another means of contact clearly displayed. I’ll message you about postage details.
- Best of luck!
I know I don’t always reblog giveaways, but Ponweed’s art is so wonderful and the notebooks look so lovely! I simply MUST enter.
Aaaaw what a cute picture, Kailee! Thank you! <3 It was so nice to have you at Eindoak~
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
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!! I’M SO HAPPY FOR THEM YEEEEEEEEE
I can’t wait to see pictures and comics and art of their wonderful and weird and frustrating and great lives together~
Marina and the Diamonds - Girls
"Look like a girl but I think like a guy
Not ladylike to behave like a slime
Easy to be sleazy when you’ve got a filthy mind
You stick to your yogurt
I’ll stick to my apple pie.”
Perfectly, perfectly sums up some of the feelings I’ve been getting from some of my family lately. It’s such a load of bullshit sometimes to see the hypocritical messages for girls, and it only gets worse when you’re raised Christian.
Love the sinner, not the sin—hate the “religiosity”, not the faith.