beatonna:

sbosma:

NOW AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ONLINE:

-The Hanging Tower - My new 28pg Fantasy Western comic, that just debuted at SPX. Also available DIGITALLY.

-We’re Not Dead Yet (Yet) pin - Super cool pin in enamel black and antique-silver. Cute photo by Nick.

-New Prints - Polypheme & Odyssea, Critical Education, and Gatherers, all available through my Inprnt store. Super high quality prints in a variety of sizes. Free shipping through the end of the week.

-Fantasy Basketball - Back in stock!! Probably my last printing until some cool event that I announce later.

Click on the names to get to the places. Thanks!

Here’s a rule in life:

if Sam Bosma made it, you’re going to like it

Hi I want this super bad and you should too because Sam is the literal best!!

disgustedsigh:

sweet dreams are made of bees
who am i, i’m made of bees
everything is made of bees
send help

genderpunk-dragon:

bandersnatchery:

"Vancouver School Board Introduces Gender-Neutral Pronouns"

"Students and teachers in Vancouver can now use the gender-neutral pronouns "xe," "xem," and "xyr." The move is designed to accommodate students for whom "he" and "she" does not fit or is deemed inappropriate…
"The newly coined pronouns — xe, xem, and xyr — are pronounced to rhyme with the genderless plurals "they," "them," and "their," and all starting with the "z" sound. So phonetically speaking, they’re pronounced "zey, "zem", and "zare.""

(Source: io9)
Click here to read the full article.

the article doesn’t do the issue justice.
the issue regarded policy change, where the vancouver school board’s (VSB) LGBTQ+ advisory committee re-wrote existing policy to protect staff and students falling on the queer and trans spectrums. 
the policy revision includes
-they/them/their and non-traditional pronouns being recognized by the school system
-required used of preferred names and pronouns by all staff and students
-preferred names/pronouns on all school records
-gender-accesible washrooms and change rooms available to those who require them
-disciplinary action taken against those who act in a discriminatory or hateful manner towards students, staff, and families falling on the queer and trans spectrums
—————-
the consultation was the longest ever done by the VSB, with over 120 speakers spread across 3 meetings. 
the process also resulting in two school board trustees being ejected form their party’s caucus, due their discriminatory actions and arguments. 
these are links to stories by vancouver media about the issue
CBC
metro news
global BC
huffington post

genderpunk-dragon:

bandersnatchery:

"Vancouver School Board Introduces Gender-Neutral Pronouns"

"Students and teachers in Vancouver can now use the gender-neutral pronouns "xe," "xem," and "xyr." The move is designed to accommodate students for whom "he" and "she" does not fit or is deemed inappropriate…

"The newly coined pronouns — xe, xem, and xyr — are pronounced to rhyme with the genderless plurals "they," "them," and "their," and all starting with the "z" sound. So phonetically speaking, they’re pronounced "zey, "zem", and "zare.""

(Source: io9)

Click here to read the full article.

the article doesn’t do the issue justice.

the issue regarded policy change, where the vancouver school board’s (VSB) LGBTQ+ advisory committee re-wrote existing policy to protect staff and students falling on the queer and trans spectrums. 

the policy revision includes

-they/them/their and non-traditional pronouns being recognized by the school system

-required used of preferred names and pronouns by all staff and students

-preferred names/pronouns on all school records

-gender-accesible washrooms and change rooms available to those who require them

-disciplinary action taken against those who act in a discriminatory or hateful manner towards students, staff, and families falling on the queer and trans spectrums

—————-

the consultation was the longest ever done by the VSB, with over 120 speakers spread across 3 meetings. 

the process also resulting in two school board trustees being ejected form their party’s caucus, due their discriminatory actions and arguments. 

these are links to stories by vancouver media about the issue

CBC

metro news

global BC

huffington post

marcedith:

….Edel Rodriguez…
#Rian2NewHope Gofundme is ending!!

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(art credit to Constanza Yovaniniz- Check out her webcomic!)

Hey all! I’m sure you’ve all seen #Rian2NewHope going around for the last month! Well, it’s time we closed up shop on it!! This’ll be the last two-week stretch if you’d like to donate! The campaign will be officially closed on September 30th. As of writing this post, we’re close to 67% funded, which I cannot express my gratitude for raising. I’m only a little more than 2k shy of a life changing operation. That’s so fucking stellar!! and so so much closer than I was a month ago. I want to thank you all, every boost and donation and to everyone who volunteered their time and art. 

To all of you who donated for artist sketch incentive tiers or to those who would like to claim sketch incentive tiers, please note that artists are allowed to opt-out at anytime! So the sooner you contact them the better your chances at snagging a slot in their queue! Please contact your chosen artists in a timely manner after donating!

"but Rian!" some may ask, "What is #Rian2NewHope? I’m so new to you and your blog!”

#Rian2NewHope is my gofundme campaign (found HERE) to help finance my gender reassignment surgery. You can read more about it on the GoFundMe page, the original tumblr post and in the 50% funded video. Every dollar raised goes directly to my goal of $6,831, the total sum for my first GRS operation. I’m working tirelessly to save the money, but I could not have done this much without all of your incredible support.

Please check out the #Rian2NewHope tag to see some of the amazing artists helping me raise the money for surgery and consider a signal boost or donation. Literally every dollar helps and is greatly appreciated.

madrupert:

"NO PARKING" 

8-Page comic completed for a grad class. Original story and characters. 

Completed in March 2014. Pen and Ink. 

An update!

You may have noticed my absence around here for the past 10 or so days! That’s because I’m working (insanely) hard on a buncha really fucking cool freelance projects right now! Some for independent comic projects and some for bigger publishers! All of which have deadlines this month! Haaaa

So I’ve had very little time for Tumblr lately! I do check my ask box one or twice a day to answer messages but if y’all wanna chat with me, all my social media breaks get spent on twitter. (It’s a tiny bit less distracting than Tumblr lol) I’m @riansygh

My Gofundme campaign will be closing unfunded probably in another week or so. I’m so so happy we got as far as we did though, it’s about 4k closer than I was before it and I’m so incredibly grateful for the support I’ve received thusfar. I’ll definitely post warning before closing it across all my social media sites. It’s just becoming very difficult to manage on top of other commitments and now that it’s been open for about a month, I can’t in good conscious keep the volunteer artists on the hook for it too much longer. For those of you waiting on sketches from me, I thank you for your patience!! I’ve been pulling 10 hour days lately with freelance but your sketches are a #1 priority as soon as I hit free time!!

As far as my webcomic goes, I’ll probably post the rest of my buffer over the next month as scheduled, then be forced into a hiatus until I can find time to work on chapter 3 more. I gotta finish up at least one of these freelance projects before I can make time for it though. Otherwise! I’ll keep y’all posted!! I’m determined to get back to a routine where I can balance my schedules more!!

And lastly, if you need to contact me right away for some reason, the fastest way is probably through email!

I miss ya peeps, keep me posted about anything super rad that I’m missing!! Being an adult is super hard!! Ha ha

kyletwebster:

REBLOG for a chance to WIN! Time for another competition AND it’s time for a sale! Use the code: SEPTSALE at checkout when purchasing the Real Watercolors, Screentones, or Megapack from my Photoshop brush shop. 

THREE random Tumblr users who reblog this post will WIN ALL THREE of these amazing Photoshop brush sets. These are the same brushes used by artists at Disney, Dreamworks, Sony, Google, Marvel, and Rockstar Games. They were recently featured on WIRED.com and were also written about in Communication Arts, and they have become the industry standard for pros who draw and paint in Photoshop!

So, again - all three sets are on sale through Thursday, September 4th at KYLEBRUSH.com. Simply enter this code at checkout: SEPTSALE

And, please reblog this post for a chance to win all three sets for free. Winners will be announced Friday, September 5th.

I love these brush sets so much

storeboughtisfine:

deepinmyb0nes:

In honor of national dog day, here’s a vid of my sister’s dog Buddy struggling to get inside. Hahahaha.

buddy does not know

LOOK AT THIS PUPSTER

Close. There were no reviews -- in fact, almost no one, anywhere, actually reviewed it. However the timeline is a little off. Grayson wrote about the game less than a week before the ex alleges he was sleeping with Quinn. And Quinn and Grayson are on video sharing a hotel room at GDC at least a week prior to said writing.
Anonymous

lexyeevee:

"turns out i’ve got nothing so i’ll just suggest her game sucks instead"

GDC was in march, the alleged affair was march/april, and grayson wrote about the game in january.  the thing he wrote in march was about game jam, which only mentions depression quest insofar as it’s zoe quinn’s claim to fame.

so unless i’m missing something in the whopping two gaming news outlets he has worked for this year: you are completely wrong, try again

oh i see you already tried again

Even if the start of this was a little shaky (I’m fairly sure it wasn’t) it’s evolved into something much bigger. We’re not concerned with Quinn’s antics anymore, we haven’t been for a while. We’re mostly dealing with nepotism and corruption.

rofl “we’re not concerned with quinn’s antics any more” and then you open with quinn’s antics, jesus christ.

so, you’re “fairly sure”

you have a whole big clusterfuck of people here running around leveling accusations carefully designed to threaten whole careers

and you are “fairly sure”

it also turns out you are “completely fucking wrong”, just like almost everything i’ve been told is the root of this circus.  just like every idiot who’s approached me on twitter to tell me i’m wrong, then mumbled “ummm do your research” when pressed for concrete detail

nepotism?  corruption?  like the accusation that zoe quinn doxed TFYC, which never happened?  like the positive reviews for depression quest in exchange for sex, which don’t exist?  like the condemning of leigh alexander for the crime of owning a side business?  like the disparaging of jenn frank for writing an article supporting someone she knows?

that is an exact exhaustive list of the examples of “corruption” i have been given, and wow, hey, what an incredible coincidence: those people are all women.

giving you the benefit of the doubt that you’re not just a raging woman-hating misogynist, i’m sorry to have to tell you: you have been had by some raging woman-hating misogynists.  they have framed their crap in terms of Our Tribe Is Under Siege Oh No and you have swallowed it hook, line, and sinker.

it’s basically the same tactic the republican party uses to keep racism alive: just use the word “welfare” instead, along with the traditional stereotypes of laziness and inferiority and worthlessness.  people will practically turn it into us-vs-them for you.  it’s like magic!  if you’re lucky, they’ll even spice it up with some moral panic!

this isn’t about the generalization of gamers, or corruption in journalism, or whatever slimy excuse 4chan is puking out now.  it’s about a bunch of maladjusted teenagers who have absolutely nothing going for them except that they know how to move a crosshair with a joystick, and they are fucking terrified that no one’s impressed by that any more.  even girls can do it now!  what happened!  CORRUPTION

don’t get me wrong, there’s totally corruption in the game industry.  but most of it lies with the publishers.  strange, isn’t it, that this flash mob is going after the journalists instead of the people who have all the actual power and control?  why do you think that is?

i have a guess: because doing a goddamn thing about the real sleaze in gaming would require not playing a popular game.  and for a group of people whose very identity revolves around suckling the teat of big publishers, that is literally unthinkable.

tl;dr you and all of gamergate are completely full of shit

Eevee I love you, you glorious gem you.

ahhh #Rian2NewHope hit 58% today. ;w;

That made today a good day!!

Trolls be damned! 

There’s a tag on twitter called “gamergate” where hardcore gamers are “rallying” for journalistic integrity in the gaming community. 

Which really, they’re piggy backing the Zoe Quinn and Anita Sarkeesian drama to promote an idea that women who speak up in media should have solid proof of harassment before speaking up about the toxic culture of the gaming community. Which, ya’know, is kinda shitty. 

Yes, there are some legit claims in the tag, but those were not what I decided to comment on. Briefly. This morning.

Which was a huge mistakeeeee. I’m now getting @replied by a buncha people who have received misinformation regarding my comments about making gaming culture more inclusive and comfortable for women. Mostly because some drama-accounts are stirring the pot by mass-hastagging out-of-context tweets I made in response to other conversations. SIGH

then, after removing myself from the conversation, I just started blocking people. Which made them more mad. Now my twitter has been posted to either 4chan or reddit and I keep receiving shitty @ messages, some of which make no bloody sense at allllllllll. (like how I’m whiteknighting to get some feminist tail, or how I’m ACTUALLY the misogynist because im blocking ladies who @ reply me shitty messages)

So uh, I’m shutting off Anons again. bc i’ve started getting them here too. Just to clue y’all in on whats going on in my neck of the woods.

cheer-prienz:

Sen for frapbois half 2013 lookbook

katyfarina:

YEAH AWESOME PALADIN LADIES, I had so much fun with this. I want to draw more warrior ladies.
A commission for @mallowninja! Want one like it? Donate $50 or more to Rian’s fundraiser!

wow look at this really cool thing my special lady friend made for a #Rian2NewHope donor!! (yooooo I hella dig this!!)

katyfarina:

YEAH AWESOME PALADIN LADIES, I had so much fun with this. I want to draw more warrior ladies.

A commission for @mallowninja! Want one like it? Donate $50 or more to Rian’s fundraiser!

wow look at this really cool thing my special lady friend made for a #Rian2NewHope donor!! (yooooo I hella dig this!!)

If I donate enough to reach the sketch incentive, how would it be best to ask the person to draw something? Should I email them and show them my proof of donation?
Anonymous

Their blogs have been linked on the Gofundpage! Just send them a message like, “Hey, i donated to Rians fundraiser and was wondering if you would take my sketch request! -link to proof of donation-” It’s really that easy!!