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I’m becoming a media mogul

Last week I had an awesome time catching up with some old Dunedin friends who have been road-tripping around the country with the Regeneration organisation. They are basically travelling around New Zealand talking to awesome people, making connections, and looking at some awesome social and environmental initiatives that are happening.

Plus they’re filming a bunch of rad people from the different regions, and they decided to film me. So yeh, I chatted about writing queer and trans comics, and what it means to me. It was really awesome, and I felt quite honoured to be a part of it all.

Here’s the vid:

Plus! I’m also going to be having a table at the Auckland Zine Fest in July and I’m keen to have heaps of queer and trans zines available for people to buy/peruse. If anyone wants to make some, then send it to me, I’d be happy to sell it for ya. Just flick me an email: s orchard (AT) ymail (dot) com (and yep, it’s a Y not a G).

Drawings

I’ve been practicing for the next story in my Masters project:

Plus I made a little promo image for Rooster Tails:

PLUS! The Dunedin Comic Collective has another issue out, here is some outrageous self promotion:

So much awesomeness

So there’s a couple of really awesome things coming up!

First off! I’m speaking next Tuesday night at the Genderbridge meeting about trans webcomics. Basically I’m gonna be chatting to people about why webcomics are awesome, how I got started and what making comics means to me, and what other webcomics are out there for and by trans people. So, yeh, if you’re in Auckland come along! Deets are as above, or you can visit the facebook page.

Also, I wrote a comic for Funtime Comics’ Darkest Day Earthquake Relief Comic – and you can now buy it online off the website or click here for a list of other places to get it. All proceeds go to the NZ Red Cross, towards the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.

And finally, DUD: Volume 2 is going to be launched in Dunedin at the start of May. More details to come soon! YAY!

More Roller Grrls

So… my new concept is to basically take the hulky men that Jack Kirby used to draw (especially Thor – ’cause he’s already wearing a helmet!) and turn them into Roller Derby Grrrrrrrls…. and, so:

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.

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

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.

Christchurch

Watching the news is pretty traumatising at the moment. I don’t really have words, so I drew a picture.

100,000 Views: Woah!

So this week I managed to cross over the 100,000 view mark! I’m sure it’s mostly me clicking around my own site, but it still is extremely awesome!

So – in celebration I’m popping up my poster version of the Gender Challenging Binary Identity as featured here!

Aaaand I’m still doing my fundraising drive, so if you want a print of this here image above, or other images or strips (including things in the gallery, or my wonderful Wolverine!) donate $10 or more and I’ll send it your way :D