Roses are red
And true love is rare
Booty booty booty booty
lakin ogunbanwo (Nigerian based/born photographer)
*gorgeous. rivalling viviane sassen…
see an interview with him via My Africa Is: The Lagos Chronicles
(I have taken this photo of the awesomeness that is TCAF from blogTO.)
If you are a comics-creating person, it is possible that one of your goals is to have publishers notice you! Because some day (perhaps now) you have a book that it’d be great if they could publish.
What are good ways to to make this happen? Here are five easy tips from the folks at First Second! http://www.firstsecondbooks.com/behind-the-scenes/make-publishers-notice-you/
Some good advice on getting publishers to notice you. I did #1, and none of the other things, so if you were like me, incredibly socially awkward & terrified of people late into my 20s, there is hope for you. Now I’m fine & feel somewhat okay talking to strangers at conventions, but I remember reading advice like “go to parties, make friends with publishers” when I was first trying to get published and feeling like that was the most impossible mountain to climb.
People who are comfortable approaching other people at conventions from day 1, I am envious of you! ;)
I should maybe do a “breaking into comics for the super-shy” blog post.
-- Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 (via blurrymelancholy)
One of our favorite things about Cosplay is that absolutely anyone can do it. Tomoaki Kohguchi is an awesome case in point. Mr. Kohguchi is a 64-year-old consultant from Hiroshima, Japan who spends his free time creating and wearing an amazing variety of anime character costumes.
Visit Tomoaki Kohguchi’s Facebook page for many more of his cosplay photos. These fantastic portraits are just a taste.
[image description: 2 tweets from Chuks @Black_in_Asia
1: “My 12yo cousin today told me that she was sad because she isn’t beautiful because she isn’t light skinned.”
2: “I asked her if she had seen Lupita and how gorgeous she was, and it immediately changed her frown to a big smile. :) #ThePowerofRepresentation”]
Recently I got a job offer to work as a full-time artist on something SUPER COOL, maybe the coolest thing in the universe, but it’s all the way over in California!
Unfortunately I work a retail day job and I need help getting out there. I’ve set up a GoFundMe, where in exchange for your help I have a ton of cool prizes, such as an exclusive print pictured above, a PDF copy of The Closet Game (not available anywhere else!), commissions, PRINTED commissions (:O!), sketches, and a private Google Hangout, where I’ll draw whatever you want and answer any questions, PLUS all the other stuff listed!
You can read more at the GoFundMe page, which is located here:
Even if you can’t contribute, reblogs are appreciated! thank you so much!
Lauren’s a great friend and a person more-than-deserving of this opportunity. Please help support her!