(Rep. from 101 Textures for Oil and Acrylic by Mia Tavonetti FOR STUDY ONLY)
Just because two people are capable of deeply hurting each other over and over again does not make them passionate, star-crossed lovers. It makes them two people who keep doing terrible things to each other. Someone’s ability to make you completely and utterly soul-crushingly miserable does not mean they are a soul mate with some deep insight into your psyche. They are just someone who is really good at making you unhappy.
hey, do you know of any opportunities for an aspiring illustrator such as myself to submit their work, like zines or anything, preferably in the fantasy genre? thanks!!
Hello! Answering this publicly in case it can be of help to anyone else. I know getting work out there can be a challenge, and full disclosure: I have only ever done things like this maybe three times in the last seven years.
Off the top of my head:
- Light Grey Art Lab has periodic calls for art!
- shousetsubangbang - a monthly gay fiction zine, usually male but with special lady love issues. It’s predominantly written fiction, but standalone illustrations are totally a thing! Illustrators can also work with writers if they’d like.
- imaginarybeasts / info - every-other-month general fiction zine with a different theme each issue. Same thing as SSBB. You also have to have an LJ, which is……..not as common these days, but hey, kick it old school.
And of course, there are the less formally organized things like sketch_dailies that are good for exposure [and practice, naturally]. Another great example is the Catalog of Merfolk thing organized by juliedillon earlier this year. Contests are another good outlet, like the Homestuck album thing that went around a couple of years ago. When you see an opportunity to submit your art for something, just go for it. There’s nothing to lose by giving it a shot.
In general, Tumblr tends to be a really great place for fan projects to get off the ground, so if you’re looking for fanzines, keep your ears open! Make sure people know you’re interested. Sometimes those get signal boosted to themed Tumblrs, and sometimes those opportunities come to you. It also helps to follow people who are in the know, which I clearly am not. :’)
I hope this helps. Good luck!
ONE TIME AT SCHOOL LET ME REMIND YOU I GO TO AN ALL GIRLS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL SO THEY ALL WEAR SHOIRT ASS SKIRTS OKAY SO ONE TIME THIS GIRL LIKE TRIPPED AND HER SKIRT FLEW UP AND MY FRIEND WAS LIKE TIFFANH GO FUCKING HELP HER UP AND I WAS LIKE PARALYZED STARING AT HER ASS AND THEN MY FRIEND WAS LIKE FUCKING SHIT TIFFANY YOU USELESS LESBIAN AND SHE LITERALLY HIT ME WITH A BIBLE AND I HAVE NO REGRETS NONE
This kills me every time
"TIFFANY YOU USELESS LESBIAN"
Needless to say, many Natives are not fans of the trend. But that hasn’t stopped the festival from capitalizing on the “white kids playing Indian” motif and offering tipi rentals for the low weekend price of … $2,200? Paying rent in a New York City rat hole never sounded so good.
i’m gonna gather a crew next year and just go on a headdress snatching spree
KILL THEM ALL WITH FIRE.
not-so-friendly reminder that this shit is RACIST and FUCKING TERRIBLE
don’t do it. call it out when you see it.