Dueling Wands - Harry Potter vs. Voldemort
Inspired by the battles between Harry and He Who Must Not Be Named, this necklace features handmade Harry Potter and Voldemort wands, locked in battle, their spells melting into each other. Be careful or Cedric and Harry’s parents may appear!
Necklace is 18” long.
A lot of what John Campbell wrote about was being a female cartoonist in a predominately male industry and I don't see how that's being too negative.
His opinions on women in the comics industry, while acerbic and jaded, were not what was so offensive. It was that he chose to hijack my post (in which I was trying to encourage a young aspiring comic artist), make fun of what I wrote and how I wrote it, make fun of my work (specific references to content that was appearing in my comic that week) and belittle me (insinuating that my upper middle class [which I most certainly AM NOT] white privilege invalidated my honest advice) and my positive attitude to make his point.
Instead of just expressing his opinions about women in comics (which no one had asked him for), he decided to try and invalidate my experience, my honesty, my positivity, and my work with hateful parody. If you aren’t familiar with me or my work, this might have been easy to overlook.
Whether this was his intention or not, his words were discouraging this young women from pursuing comics as a career. “Look out for all the evil men in this industry!” is not a welcoming invitation to an aspiring artist.
The other problem with what he wrote is it’s all complete fucking bullshit. The young girl in question wasn’t considering working for Marvel or DC. She was starting her own webcomic. There is no webcomics “industry.” There are no evil male gatekeepers in webcomics. There is no salary gap in webcomics because there are no salaries. The artist makes their art, finds an audience and deals directly with that audience in order to make their living. If he’s seen unfair treatment of webcomic creating women in at comicon panels (something he was railing about on twitter apparently that same week), then the injustice can be tracked down to the individual(s) that perpetrated it. Not the “industry.” Of the full time working webcomic artists I know, at least half of them are women and many of them are far more successful than their male peers. Not because they are women, but because they just so happen to make great comics that people really enjoy reading and supporting.
Cautious advice is one thing, but doom and gloom is not the way to encourage women to enter a “predominately male industry.” If anything he seemed to be trying to scare them away. Honestly, what was even his point other than to serve his own need to redirect the attention on himself create animosity where their was none? Maybe it was a meta-lesson on how NOT to be supportive of your fellow artists.
New HijiNKS ENSUE update! “Full Grown Froze Bros” w/ itswalky #frozen http://hijinksensue.com/comic/full-grown-froze-bros/
Bro, do you even Frozen? I’m really getting sick of all these “Fake Frozen Kids” wearing all the Frozen shirts and buying up all the Frozen dolls and dressing up in Elsa costumes and POSING like real diehard Frozeholes (what REAL, ADULTFrozen fans call ourselves) and just clogging up the genuine fandom with their poser bullshit.
Fancy Bastard Jeff L. commissioned me to draw a family portrait that he could use on a card for the Celtic/Druid holiday of Imbolc. All he asked is that his brood be made up like Lord Of The Rings characters. I poured through their online photo album and pretty much winged it. The initial face sketches were done on an iPad in ProCreate and the rest was done in Photoshop on my Wacom Cintiq.
A couple of recent comic sketches.
2 Awesome Panels At Emerald City Comicon with HijiNKS ENSUE and Cyanide & Happiness!
"The Experiment: Making a Living Doing What you Love"
Program Description: Joel Watson, creator of the webcomic HijiNKS ENSUE, shares the story of how becoming a father lead him to leave his high paying but unfulfilling career in sales and risk everything to pursue his dream job as an online cartoonist.
Program date and time: Saturday, March 29, 6:00pm, ROOM 3AB.
Panelist 1 Name: Joel Watson
"The Cyanide and Happiness Group Sketch Jam Panel"
Program Description: The Creators of Cyanide & Happiness and HijiNKS ENSUE take audience suggestions and all draw frantically on the same piece of paper until everyone is offended. (Adult Language and Subject matter)
Program date and time: Friday, March 28, 6:10pm, Hall B, (Rooms 608-609)
Panelist 1 Name: Rob DenBleyker
Panelist 2 Name: Kris Wilson
Panelist 3 Name: Joel Watson