Full details on the CBLDF/TFAW art auction at Comic-Con International are finally here! This beauty is by Cliff Chiang, and you can see many of the other original pieces generously donated by creators at the link.
If you can’t be in San Diego for the auction but would still like to bid, there are remote bidding instructions as well—check it out!
The CBLDF is auctioning my Comixology/Superman Unchained cover this week in San Diego, along with a bunch of other great pieces. Support free speech and get some cool art for your walls!
1:58 am • 23 July 2014 • 121 notes
lovewillfuckusapart said: As someone who deals with unspecified aspects of anxiety/depression stuff, how the hell do you cope with sharing your work online? People are so cruel and even when they are not cruel, the possibility is just hanging there. And it's so easy to "not give a fuck" until you get hate mail and then it's too easy to cry and not get out of bed. I just put out my first little self published poetry book and no one has said anything negative AT ALL but I'm still a ball of awful nerves.
Secondly: It’s hard.
I’ve had a lot of negative feedback. Some of it was justified, a lot of it was not. I used to get so up in my head about every single negative comment I got, until I got so many comments (both positive and negative) that I had to be able to move past it or I couldn’t live my life.
It’s really scary, being open to criticism. The thing you have to learn - and it only comes with time and experience - is realizing the difference between a legitimate concern and people being hateful idiots. I’ve done things before that I’ve seen people get SO angry about and thought “well that’s ridiculous,” and I’ve also done things and seen people get hurt by my words and though “oh fuck, why did I ever, ever write that?” I used to be bad for that. Not knowing the difference. I’m learning. Always learning.
You have to get past that fear of rejection. I’ve had a lot of nights curled up in a ball in my room ready to pull the plug on comics, had to have my friends talk me down, had to shut off the internet for a day and go outside to get a reality check, because some teenager in Iowa sent me a 5-page email about all the ways I should kill myself because she disagreed with the way I defined bisexuality.
(Which, let’s be real, those comics are pretty cringeworthy to look back on, but they don’t deserve death threats.)
AN Y WAY, I’m so tired and rambling, but the thing is you just have to steel yourself and be brave. You can’t avoid criticism. Someone will always hate what you do. You live for the people who get something from it. If you’re lucky, you find people who love it.
1:48 am • 23 July 2014 • 189 notes
This makes me want to read more Ken Follett
(Source: archimaps, via southeasternmoon)
11:53 pm • 17 July 2014 • 567 notes
Spider-Man: Chapter One #8, page 1 by John Byrne. 1999.
writer, penciller, inker, letterer … wow. John Byrne. Defined the look of comics during my formative years as a reader.
11:17 pm • 16 July 2014 • 112 notes
linkaria said: Sir, I'm your ex-student at Oxford, Hanoi. I took my SAT recently and I'd like to thank you for being such a wonderful teacher. I have no idea you are also a comics buff. I thought you couldn't be any cooler but clearly I was wrong.
Thanks! I’ve been a comics fan all my life, and I always said superheroes would take over Hollywood…took a long time, but it seems to have happened.
11:17 am • 15 July 2014 • 2 notes