comixwarriors:

This is my basic process for just about every strip I’ve made! I’m currently experimenting with writing a full script first, but it’s difficult for me to separate the writing from the visuals when I’m working on a comic. I end up writing totally in prose, which I don’t think is super useful for making comics! Still learning. 

Also, I didn’t mention it above…but procrastination is a big part of my process, too. ;) 

by Penny! twitter | tumblr

If you’ve ever wondered how I make comics, I did a brief comic about it for this week’s Comix Warriors challenge! 

A quick Wonder Woman for a Sketch Dailies prompt on twitter a few days ago! I love thinking of her as a big, muscular Amazon rather than the wispier version of some portrayals, so I tried go in that direction with the sketch. She’s ready to kick mortal butt and take names!

sparklermonthly:

Aaand the winners of the Sparkler Share Your World contest are…
1st Prize: The very popular (because we’ve all been there) “Friendship is surviving finales together” from multiversecafe!
2nd Prize: The hilarious "Stupid O’Clock" from theoldaeroplane! 
 3rd Prize: The charming Make Your Own Bishonen comic from Penny!
 Fan Favorite: Arcades by TOFU+BEAST! We got a lot of terrific entries that were reblogged heavily, but this was far and away the most popular. :-) 
Runners Up:
Sloth Shares Her World— by TiredMimi
"It’s Cool"— by Jana 
"How Do I Share My World" — by Scotty6000
BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY — by Sarah “Neila” Elkins
"An Artist and a Writer" — by Livia
ImPerfect art — by Dekabrs
Planting Worlds — by Popcultureephemera
"Sharing Your World" — by Becky
And last, but certainly not least…
Let’s Watch Thunderbird 6 — by Shoji Amasawa!
Thanks everyone who participated! It was so fun to see what you all came up with! Winners, we’ll be contacting you through your ask boxes or via email over the next few days to get your prizes to you, so keep them open, if you will. If you don’t hear from us in the next week or so, feel free to contact manager@chromaticpress.com  ^_^ 

OH MAN!! I got 3rd place! thank you SO MUCH Sparkler, I am SUPER EXCITED to have a 6 month subscription to your site! ALSO A BOOK! 
I think this is the first contest I’ve ever placed in with my art, so that is super cool. Yay!!!
sparklermonthly:

Aaand the winners of the Sparkler Share Your World contest are…
1st Prize: The very popular (because we’ve all been there) “Friendship is surviving finales together” from multiversecafe!
2nd Prize: The hilarious "Stupid O’Clock" from theoldaeroplane! 
 3rd Prize: The charming Make Your Own Bishonen comic from Penny!
 Fan Favorite: Arcades by TOFU+BEAST! We got a lot of terrific entries that were reblogged heavily, but this was far and away the most popular. :-) 
Runners Up:
Sloth Shares Her World— by TiredMimi
"It’s Cool"— by Jana 
"How Do I Share My World" — by Scotty6000
BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY — by Sarah “Neila” Elkins
"An Artist and a Writer" — by Livia
ImPerfect art — by Dekabrs
Planting Worlds — by Popcultureephemera
"Sharing Your World" — by Becky
And last, but certainly not least…
Let’s Watch Thunderbird 6 — by Shoji Amasawa!
Thanks everyone who participated! It was so fun to see what you all came up with! Winners, we’ll be contacting you through your ask boxes or via email over the next few days to get your prizes to you, so keep them open, if you will. If you don’t hear from us in the next week or so, feel free to contact manager@chromaticpress.com  ^_^ 

OH MAN!! I got 3rd place! thank you SO MUCH Sparkler, I am SUPER EXCITED to have a 6 month subscription to your site! ALSO A BOOK! 
I think this is the first contest I’ve ever placed in with my art, so that is super cool. Yay!!!

sparklermonthly:

Aaand the winners of the Sparkler Share Your World contest are…

1st Prize: The very popular (because we’ve all been there)Friendship is surviving finales together” from multiversecafe!

2nd Prize: The hilarious "Stupid O’Clock" from theoldaeroplane

 3rd Prize: The charming Make Your Own Bishonen comic from Penny!

 Fan Favorite: Arcades by TOFU+BEAST! We got a lot of terrific entries that were reblogged heavily, but this was far and away the most popular. :-)

Runners Up:

Sloth Shares Her World— by TiredMimi

"It’s Cool"— by Jana 

"How Do I Share My World" — by Scotty6000

BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY — by Sarah “Neila” Elkins

"An Artist and a Writer" — by Livia

ImPerfect art — by Dekabrs

Planting Worlds — by Popcultureephemera

"Sharing Your World" — by Becky

And last, but certainly not least…

Let’s Watch Thunderbird 6 — by Shoji Amasawa!

Thanks everyone who participated! It was so fun to see what you all came up with! Winners, we’ll be contacting you through your ask boxes or via email over the next few days to get your prizes to you, so keep them open, if you will. If you don’t hear from us in the next week or so, feel free to contact manager@chromaticpress.com  ^_^ 

OH MAN!! I got 3rd place! thank you SO MUCH Sparkler, I am SUPER EXCITED to have a 6 month subscription to your site! ALSO A BOOK! 

I think this is the first contest I’ve ever placed in with my art, so that is super cool. Yay!!!

I drew the main cast of my two planned comics last night as a superrrrrrrr quick exercise on height/body types. I posted these on twitter, but I thought you lovely tumblr folks might be interested to see them too. A lot of the designs aren’t final, but I was pretty happy that I’ve got a variety of shapes going on already. I want to represent a wide variety of people whenever possible. :)
 If you’re curious, their names are listed as captions on the images!
I drew the main cast of my two planned comics last night as a superrrrrrrr quick exercise on height/body types. I posted these on twitter, but I thought you lovely tumblr folks might be interested to see them too. A lot of the designs aren’t final, but I was pretty happy that I’ve got a variety of shapes going on already. I want to represent a wide variety of people whenever possible. :)
 If you’re curious, their names are listed as captions on the images!

I drew the main cast of my two planned comics last night as a superrrrrrrr quick exercise on height/body types. I posted these on twitter, but I thought you lovely tumblr folks might be interested to see them too. A lot of the designs aren’t final, but I was pretty happy that I’ve got a variety of shapes going on already. I want to represent a wide variety of people whenever possible. :)

 If you’re curious, their names are listed as captions on the images!

sparklermonthly:

How I feel when I share comic ideas with my twitter friends. 

by Penny! twitter | tumblr

Penny has some delightful fujoshi fun in her Sparkler Share Your World entry!

The contest closes TOMORROW (June 30th) at 11:59 pm EST, so get in your entries while you can! See details and prizes here. Follow our Tumblr (sparklermonthly) to see the other entries as we get them.

There’s even a prize for the entry with the most notes on Tumblr, so submit your work and rack up those likes/reblogs for as long as you can. <3

My submission for the Sparkler Monthly Share Your World contest! COMPLETELY inspired by twitter rambles between me and my comics buds. But really, if comics can’t be an outlet to create hot cartoon boyfriends/girlfriends, then really what’s the point? :P

toudoo said: i really wanna thank you because i showed my younger sister (shes 14) your blog and your drawings and shes always felt really bad about her appearance and the way she chooses to present herself because of bullying in the past and my words werent doing her much good :—( but your art has really, really made an impact on her and i want to thank you so so much for the body positivity you show because it HAS changed someone’s life and made them feel more secure in their skin. thank you so much.

Goshhhh, this message really punched me right in the heartguts. I know when we’re young it can be really hard to hear the voices that we SHOULD be hearing, voices like yoursThank you for being a supportive and kind older sibling and trying to help your sister any way you can. You rock! I am so so glad that I could uplift your sister and make her feel more secure. That is literally the greatest thing. ;__; 

Your message inspired me to draw something to remind her to ignore the haters and listen to her own heart. Make sure she knows that she has NO obligation to listen to anyone that doesn’t respect her! 

A message from Anonymous
i feel like people arent doing enough to promote body positivity for women with more body hair than what is considered 'normal' by society. i love that everyone is promoting skinny/not skinny bodies but what about all other body types

I completely agree that body hair acceptance for women is a great issue to stand behind! I have personally promoted it and talked about it many times, though I can definitely see how it’s not promoted as much as fat acceptance and body shape positivity.

By all means, anon, be the change that you believe in and spread the word about celebrating women with body hair! It’s natural, it’s cool, and it’s cute, and everyone should know it! :) 

krosecat said:

I love your art it make me wanna post some of my own. thank you. i am not that skinny and i hate the way i look i am very thankful i found your blog it makes me feel good and accepting of the way i look :3 i love your blog

Thank you for such a heartwarming message. I am so glad that I helped you feel a little better about yourself, because you deserve to love and accept the body that you’re in! I drew this picture just for you and I hope it will inspire you to post some of your own soon. Thank you again, and remember that you look nice no matter your size! :) 

A message from faroree
i just wanted to say that i love your drawings! :3 take care and have a nice day

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Thank youuu! :3 

I’ve been really unhappy with my look lately but I can’t really justify getting a lot of new clothes - so I’m making an effort to put together cute outfits from what I’ve got! I wanna do more of these, so fun!! 

(Psst, you’ve seen the dress on the left before!) 

Somewhere between work and accidentally ignoring all social media for the last two months I started an Animal Crossing: New Leaf blog! ACNL has basically been the only thing that I do other than work and sleep lately, hahaha. It&#8217;s so relaxing! Anyway, here are a few doodles I did for the blog. Feel free to follow me there if you&#8217;re an Animal Crossing fan! :3 
Somewhere between work and accidentally ignoring all social media for the last two months I started an Animal Crossing: New Leaf blog! ACNL has basically been the only thing that I do other than work and sleep lately, hahaha. It&#8217;s so relaxing! Anyway, here are a few doodles I did for the blog. Feel free to follow me there if you&#8217;re an Animal Crossing fan! :3 
Somewhere between work and accidentally ignoring all social media for the last two months I started an Animal Crossing: New Leaf blog! ACNL has basically been the only thing that I do other than work and sleep lately, hahaha. It&#8217;s so relaxing! Anyway, here are a few doodles I did for the blog. Feel free to follow me there if you&#8217;re an Animal Crossing fan! :3 

Somewhere between work and accidentally ignoring all social media for the last two months I started an Animal Crossing: New Leaf blog! ACNL has basically been the only thing that I do other than work and sleep lately, hahaha. It’s so relaxing! Anyway, here are a few doodles I did for the blog. Feel free to follow me there if you’re an Animal Crossing fan! :3 

Sketched up my (future) beach shoujo boys tonight for funsies! I liked the plain sketch but the colored version is more eye catching, so you get both tonight. &lt;3 You&#8217;ve seen Koa (far left) before, but the middle guy (no name for him yet!) and Milo are new. 
Sketched up my (future) beach shoujo boys tonight for funsies! I liked the plain sketch but the colored version is more eye catching, so you get both tonight. &lt;3 You&#8217;ve seen Koa (far left) before, but the middle guy (no name for him yet!) and Milo are new. 

Sketched up my (future) beach shoujo boys tonight for funsies! I liked the plain sketch but the colored version is more eye catching, so you get both tonight. <3 You’ve seen Koa (far left) before, but the middle guy (no name for him yet!) and Milo are new. 

@amongthegentlymad requested: Demons in ugly christmas sweaters? Happy narwhales?

I haven’t forgotten these requests! They’re still sitting in my inbox/notes, waiting for me to have time to do them. :P Today I give you some thrift store heroes, demon-style! 

I’m excited to announce that my very first interview just went live on WomenYouShouldKnow.Net! In it I got to talk a little bit about myself as a professional and about some of my feelings on body positivity and feminism. If you’re into that kind of thing, please check it out! 

I’m so stoked! Maybe it’s silly, but I feel like I’ve just crossed a professional milestone. 

@sakura-ruby said: A bigger lady confidently sporting really cute lingerie :)

I think I’ve seen this lingerie somewhere before and it’s super cute, so I couldn’t resist drawing it! Played with some fun new highlights for good measure, too.