For those living in the Chicago area, I have an exhibition at the Harold Washington library up until March. My comic Love Me Forever! Oh! Oh! Oh! was originally published by 2DCloud and then again in The Best American Comics 2013 and is now online three years after I made it. There are of course things I would change if I could but here is how it’ll stay, direct from my 23 year old brain.
Recently a friend joked that with the summer I just had I could make a sequel to this comic and hardly change a thing. My little brother got married back in June in a barn on a goat farm in Virginia and three months later a friend from High School also got married in a barn on a goat farm in Virginia. I went stag to both. Three years later and marriage still feels like an impossibility and I’m still not very good at dating.
But, then again, if in 2014 I’m brave enough to ask a guy out who just happened to be sitting alone in a park on a Friday afternoon then that is more than enough proof that I’m not that same overwhelmed 23 year old in Chicago working in a grocery store juicing oranges for nine hours a day. A distinction that I all too often forget. And definitely one I couldn’t possibly imagine as that 23 year old, slogging past the Harold Washington library in the snow.
(Also, shout out to Marnie Galloway for being my photographer! )
Hi all! We’ve finally got our first comic up on ComiXology, for those of you who like to read your comics on tablets or mobile devices! Congrats to Denise for being the first one to go live. :-) More will be coming soon, as they are gradually processed through the Submit queue!
If you haven’t read it yet, check out Before You Go on @comiXology !
I don’t know if this was intentional or not, but we’re right close to the top of the Submit New Releases category, too! Thanks, ComiXology, for the prime placement!
Spreading our stuff out across the net, to try and get the word out. We have 10 months (by Issue 24) to hit a minimum of 1,000 subscribers to our magazine, or Sparkler Monthly shuts down next summer and there’s no Year 3. We can do this, guys!
It is now officially spook season~
FLOOFY THIS GUY HAS BEEN TRYING TO KILL YOU FOR THE PAST 5 EPISODES DONT INVITE HIM INTO YOUR CLUB
#my report on agito and why briandanielwolf should probably watch it by me age 4
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You guys it looks soooo good, I’m so happy with this wallpaper. I wish you were all my patrons so I could show you the whole thing!
But the good news is it’s easier than ever to access great H&J goodies - as of next month wallpapers will be a reward for both the $10 AND $5 tier patrons. Wowzers!
i’ve seen more posts of people being excited for Home than this movie, which made me upset because this movie comes out before Home does (not that i am saying that you shouldn’t praise Home as well). and as for Big Hero 6 (a movie that also comes out after the Book of Life) and the people saying that there is a lack of representation of Asians in media, i feel you. why? because there is a bigger lack of hispanics, and i agree Disney messed up, you be upset. but be happy for Hispanics as well because we finally got an animated movie representing us and our culture. so please go see this movie when it comes out.
that is all i ask.
im soexcited about this movie but i keep seeing this post and want to add that everyone should also keep in mind that dia de los muertos is specifically MEXICAN. la muerte (santa muerte) and a lot of what is being depicted is seen primarily in MEXICAN culture and should not be lumped together in its entirety as a “hispanic” thing.
I need to explain a little bit more about the cast, because seriously this is so cool:
The cast of characters in the movie is almost entirely Mexican, save for a few minor characters who (from what I can tell) aren’t relevant to the plot. The voice cast is ALL POC with like 3 exceptions, and most of the cast members are Mexican, meaning that this is a story being told by characters and by people who have a direct cultural connection to it. That’s huge.
ALL OF THIS AND MORE! GO SEE IT!
Hispanics need so much more representation then we get <3
Yayy culturesss <333
OCTOBER IS NEXT WEEK
OCTOBER IS THIS WEEK
WELP THAT’S THE END OF CHAPTER ONE, FOLKS. If you haven’t been reading MO because of the page-a-week update schedule, now’s a good time to visit the archive! It is, perhaps, also a good time to share the comic with your friends? Eyebrow waggle.
Weekly updates resume Monday, 20 October! Stick around for progress updates and THANK YOU for reading!
(oh my god thank you so much)
poor bby ;n;
I’ve had a bunch of people request this, so my Magical Arsenal print is now available as a shirt! You can purchase the shirt here here here here!
I’ve mocked up my favorite color options! You can fight so much evil in all those colors. There’s also a hoodie! (Which I’ll probably grab one for myself. Perfect fall hoodie!)
If anyone has any questions feel free to message me! Love, P
Paulina’s my fav and I want this shirt. You should, too!