Monthly Archives: March 2011

Pink Shirt Day 2011

April 14th is Pink Shirt Day: an international campaign against bullying. I’ve talked about it on this blog before, but I thought I’d raise it again since it’s coming up soon. Also, I thought I’d draw a picture promoting it, because I will take any opportunity I can to draw wolverine.

Wolverine's colour is now officially pink.

Also, for people who are interested, New Zealand are doing a letter writing campaign, to let the government know we don’t think that the stats on queer youth bullying are ok, and we want to see something done about it.

UPDATE: I made another poster, thanks to Jason for the request!

Update: This one’s thanks to Louise!

Roller Derby

One of my stories in my master’s project is going to be about a roller derbier/derbist/derber (??) someone who plays roller derby. So I’ve had to practice drawing action shots of skater grrrls. I’m playing around with colours too, to give it an old school look, but I’m kinda failing miserably, so any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

It also means that  I’ll *have* to go along to more roller derby bouts and watch the hot women, for, y’know, artistic inspiration. My life can be really difficult sometimes.

Last Week I had a Bad Day

Sometimes my dramaqueen-ness/emotionality is pretty hilarious. I’m feeling much better now.

DUD Volume Deux

Above is a little snippet from my submission to DUD: The Dunedin Comic Revue #2. Yep – that’s right: we’re releasing a second DUD, and even though I’m in Auckland now I’ve decided I still get to be a part of the Dunedin Comic Collective because I lived there for aages.

All you Kiwi comic artists, particularly those associated with Dunedin should put in a submission for it! The deadline for submissions is April first as it will be launched in late April.

You can scan and zip it and send it as an attachment to this dunedincc (at) gmail (dot) com,  or pop it in the mail (just email the address and we’ll send out the address to yas.

It’s looking like it’ll be an incredible issue – word on the street is that Barry Linton (!!) has sent us through some stuff. Woopwoo.

So, for those who are not kiwi artists, y’all should buy it when it comes out in late April – I’ll totally post details when that happens.

PS – If you wanna get your paws on Volume 1 then CLICK HERE to buy it

Conference

A while ago I made a poster for the Pacific and Asia Regional Trans and Intersex hui as part of the Wellington Outgames Human Rights conference. I volunteered to help out a bit getting international participants to the conference – and it was soo awesome to meet all the faces I’d been emailing, and pestering for details. It was such an overwhelming, incredible experience to share stories and ideas with a room full of 90 or more gender diverse people and allies.

I really don’t think I can  describe the feeling. I spent most of the time pretending to find jobs, because I felt like if I stopped and thought about how many cool activists, who did incredibly important things, I’d probably start crying or something. And that would ruin my *manly* reputation.

No, but seriously, it was incredible.

For the three days after that there was the official human rights conference for the outgames – and I got to participate in some incredibly powerful workshops. It’s given me a lot to think about, in terms of my own privilege, and in terms of what sorts of things I could be involved in, and I feel empowered to put on my activist cape and walking alongside the incredible change-makers I met.

Plus! I got to see Joe too!! It was great. I think I would have spent the whole time freaking out if he wasn’t there to squeeze my hand every now and then, and to check in with him after each day. He’s cool. Really, really cool. I miss him. Saying goodbye again was a little heartbreaking.

Oh yeh, and I got to see roller derby too!! (as noted in the above comic) As part of the Outgames they had a special Trans Tasman match. The Wellington Richter City All Stars vs. The Sydney City Assassins. Holy.Crap.it.was.so.awesome. Wait for fan art. My world has been officially changed.

Wow. This has been a super long post.

White Legs

Please note - my legs are also hairy, I'm just too lazy to draw that.

Sorry all, that last panel had been bugging me, I had to fix it.

Socially Awkward

Sorry it’s so late.

 

Earthquake Relief Comic

So the awesome folks at Funtime Comics, a Christchurch Comic Collective, will be releasing a special Earthquake Relief issue, with all proceeds going to the Red Cross.

They’re looking for both  New Zealand and international artists to write a comic for this special issue, which will be available for the Wellington Armageddon convention.

I’ve been feeling pretty stink about what’s been happening over there, so it’s nice to feel like I can contribute somewhat. I popped in a 2-pager this morning.

So if you’re keen to put in a submission and want more details then click here.