reflectedeve: Pearl from Steven Universe, in a tux and top hat (woman of mystery - there's a rose in my)
[personal profile] reflectedeve
Thank fucking goodness it’s a three-day weekend. I may, at times, have wondered if I was blowing this time of year out of proportion a bit, but really, not so much. Once again, I’m grateful that the windows on my floor don’t open – defenestration of particularly uncooperative faculty members does get a bit tempting now and then. (Seven more months ... and only three more weeks of Admissions season. I'll just keep daydreaming about dyeing my hair outrageous colors the second I can do that again, and maybe other things too.)

It’s just as well that bandom has eaten my brain again, really; it’s a pretty great distraction. A few days ago, I randomly dreamed that Greta Salpeter asked me out on a date and we cuddled in the middle of a big, sunny field (there was some sort of festival setting up nearby). My subconscious isn’t usually so fluffy, but it was nice. Of course, it’s probably only a matter of time before all the Grant Morrison-related ephemera I’ve been consuming catches up to me. (I watched the Disinfo speech a few days ago. I don’t even know, nor am I sure I want to. I do want to finally get back to reading The Invisibles, though.)

Seriously, how did this even happen? Fandom in comics and comics in fandom … I’ve watched the Talking With Gods documentary twice in the last week, so I suppose fanart is only a matter of time, really. Particularly since I seem to have made illustrating [personal profile] jjtaylor my fannish occupation of late.

Speaking of which! It was her birthday yesterday, a fact which helped me decide which scene from “The Detective’s Secret” I’d play with next. (I have a longish list.) Hope you like it, bb; happy belated! ♥


On the topic of comics and fandom, I may have to dabble in doing more than just illustration, because even this was incredibly fun. I hope I’ve done Dewees a little bit of justice; he’s challenging in a number of ways, and I honestly don’t have a particularly fleshed-out image of him BEYOND JJ’s zombie character (who persistently speaks in [personal profile] pandarus’s voice, in my head).

It occurred to me recently that I miss using this space for conversation, rather than just as a slightly talky gallery. I’ve seriously gotten out of the habit of commenting and communicating on DW/LJ, and I’m finding getting back into it something of a challenge. Definitely want to do better on that.

In a slightly more interactive vein (and to prove that I do in fact have other fandoms still): there’s an interest-gauging poll going on for [ profile] trekreversebang right now! That’s the reverse Star Trek bigbang where ficcers sign up to write stories based on fanart; an awesome idea that I’d love to see spread around a bit more. You guys should check it out.

Before I go work on my actual minicomic for awhile, one more thing I have to share: the spectacle of Pete Wentz interviewing himself. I still love his stupid face.

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Date: 2011-01-15 07:55 pm (UTC)
were_duck: Ellen Ripley from Alien looking pensively to the right in her space helmet (Frank merp-face)
From: [personal profile] were_duck
Ugh, I am so sorry to hear you have to go through beginning-of-semester heaps of admin stress, too. I so hear you on faculty defenestration.

DEWEES! I love the scenes you picked here, and can I just say I am always so impressed with your background details?? Like, the wood grain and wallpaper and different textures of coats and the rug and everything, it's really beautiful and sets the characters off. I think you did a great job on Dewees, too :)

BTW have you seen this Dewees primer?? JJ linked it to me once and I was SOLD at Dewees in a bathtub of skittles. Even if you have seen it it is always worth revisiting, imo. DEWEES.

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Date: 2011-01-15 10:58 pm (UTC)
turlough: Gerard Way from the back, onstage in Stuttgart, 2 July 2011 ((mcr) the roar of the crowd)
From: [personal profile] turlough
Nice fandom dreams is always a Good Thing!

That's such a great Dewees montage! I think I like the wardrobe picture the best. That scene made a strong impression on me when I read it and you've really captured the strangeness of it. I also really like the way you've indicated the different fabrics. It's very cool.

I've always thought that a reverse big bang sounds like such a fabulous idea. It would be so cool if bandom could have one. I remember [ profile] theopteryx talking about it last year, or maybe it was even longer ago. Nothing came of it though.

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Date: 2011-01-15 11:39 pm (UTC)
omens: sun shining through leaves (Default)
From: [personal profile] omens
O_O I want to do trekreversebang - I think I might have flunked out of that last year, actually... *ponders* A bandom one would be amazing.

Fandom dreams = ftw. I rarely have them, but I almost made out with Bert McCracken one time which was STRANGE, as I (very) rarely kiss dudes in my dreams. Strange on top of strange! ...but awesome.

Aaaaanyway, I love your hatching, dude, and how you make the stuff that needs to stand out, stand out. If that makes sense. The fountain one is my favourite (<3) and his :( faaace in the last.

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Date: 2011-01-16 02:54 pm (UTC)
jjtaylor: (Dancing Flower)
From: [personal profile] jjtaylor
This is incredible. Seriously, I love the scenes you've chosen, oh my god, Dewees, and how they're all with Frank even when Frank's just out of the scene and how that matters so much. Ugh. Dewees under the table, and how he's just like, "I do" and his sleeve holders and the fucking pattern of the carpet holy christ and how Frank is just out of the scene, and then hiding in the coat rack, god, it's so funny, just his hand with the gloves and those lovely coats and Frank's surprised face, and Dewees walking along the pool and how that scene just kills me, and his REFLECTION and the gas lamp and the fence and Frank's total "what the fuck, man" body language. And then GRETA (hair!!!) and the detail of the wallpaper and fire around him his sad, sad face ughhhhh. I love the way you draw Dewees, he's wonderful and these scenes just make my heart break for him in this story. <33333333


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