"I’m constantly putting a lot more in than I’m getting out. If I was a restaurant, I’d close my doors. But I can’t close my doors, because I’m an artist."
Squee! FYC’s Heidi will be presenting on fanfic, fan art and legal issues - and anything else fyeahcopyright-related - at LeakyCon in Orlando (the fyeahcopyright presentation will either be the 1st or the 2nd of August).
If you haven’t registered yet, you can do so here - and please reblog or drop us an Ask if you’re going to be there - we’d love to say hello! We’ll have FIC: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World pens!
Sometimes I wonder what it’d be like to turn to a life of crime. Probably the same.
This year’s Drink and Draw Like a Lady will be held on Friday April 4th starting at 7 pm. We’re happy to say that The Productive co-working space is hosting us again this year. They are located at 40 W. 38th St. (between 5th and 6th Ave) on the 5th Floor (there is an elevator).
All ages are welcome, 21+ to drink. Bring your mini comics, business cards, sketchbooks and your love of comics. Ladies only please!
We’re thrilled to be sponsored in part this year by Work Made for Hire, a Portland based company helping artists and freelancers protect their rights and get paid fairly for the work they do. Check out their services!
The 2014 flyer was designed by the wonderful Carey Pietsch!
A small group of us organize Drink and Draw Like a Lady. Thank you to everyone who has already donated via the PayPal button on the main DDLL Tumblr page! We will also have a tip jar at the party if you prefer to throw in a few bucks that way. If you want to bring food or beverages instead, those are also welcome. There will be DDLL button incentives available at the party for those who donate!
Can’t wait to see everyone. Please spread the word!
Are you a lady headed to MoCCA? Be sure to check out Drink and Draw Like a Lady! I’ve attended a couple and always had a blast meeting new people and discovering new comics.
Yes, we are very sure that a bill that is substantially similar to SOPA is not being discussed in any congressional committee or before the whole house or senate as of this weekend. We are tracking other proposals which are not even bills yet, and if there is anything that develops from any of them, we will post about it - and so will the mainstream media, EFF.org, the OTW, Anonymous and many, many more entities. But right now, there is nothing that would shut down tumblr, wattpad, Pinterest, FFN, etc. There are no laws that will mandate fines and prison terms for roleplayers, ficcers, fanartists, or fan blogs; we can’t say the same about video streaming sites because those already are generally infringing on someone’s copyright and the penalties can suck.
In other words, there is nothing true or verifiable in the list of things that FlameHans posted about as things that will happen if the petition doesn’t get 100,000 signatures by this weekend. Nothing.
I work a lot. I’ve always worked a lot. I’ve worked at least a 40 hour work week since I was 19 years old. I think it’s safe to say that in the last two and half years since I started working at CASH Music I work at least 20 hours more per week than I did at Kill Rock Stars. The good thing is I…
Check these guys out and toss a few dollars in the tip jar, huh? They make open source tools for musicians so they can successfully support themselves with their art.
We’re looking to fund a series of gorgeous, full-color art books for several of our members. Check out the covers here, and see our Kickstarter page for more art and details!
When I’m not drawing smutty comics, I also do these iconographic multi-media collage-y paintings of people treating vegetables as sacred objects. I’ve been doing them for about four years now and for the first time they’re being collected into one full color art book.
Or, they will be, if my workplace, Periscope Studio, can raise enough funds to print it and five other members’ books through our Kickstarter.
There’s a limited tier option where you can get both of my DAR! books signed and sketched in, in addition to a copy of my artbook for $75.
Even if you don’t have any extra money, you should still check out our super cute video which gives you a peek inside our studio— expertly created by one of my favorite human beings, Anne.
"It’s important to tell your child ‘no.’ I want him to be prepared when life tells him ‘no.’"
“When has life told you ‘no’?”
“I’m an African-American female raised in Harlem. Life has always told me ‘no.’ It tried to say ‘no’ when I wanted to own my own business. And now I own three.”
The power of “No.”