docgold13:

Flashback scene from Quantum & Woody, vol. 2 #2. Words and art by Asmus, Fowlers, and Bellaire.
While there are a lot of laughs in the pages of this book, this scene took me back and really struck a chord.


Woody had bounced through many foster homes prior to landing at Eric and his dad’s house. Like many kids living on the foster system, Woody is basically expecting maltreatment and ultimate rejection. In clinical terms, this sort of acting out on Woody’s part is referred to as ‘testing the limits.’ 

This testing the limits entails the foster child fearing that he or she is only loved or cared for conditionally… and they will misbehave to test this fear (often unconsciously) so to see if the expectations are warranted. If he or she is still loved even when the child acts poorly, then the he or she can begin to relax and form an attachment to the foster parent(s). Unfortunately, many foster parents don’t realize the ‘testing’ aspect of such acting out and it all too often results in further mistreatment and eventual rejection/abandonment.

Fortunately, Eric’s dad is up to this challenge… he sees Woody’s testing the limits for what it is.  …And it results in Woody’s ultimately being able to form a meaningful and important attachment with his foster family.

comicblah:

Pixie by Daniel Govar #WomenofMarvel

comicblah:

Pixie by Daniel Govar #WomenofMarvel

It’s all very magically technical, so just trust me.  Besides, I can fly.

flutter!!

(Source: amerikates)

wattleseeds:

this was just supposed to be a warm up doodle of pixie. uh, oops?

AMAZING. EVERYONE TAKE NOTE OF THIS

wattleseeds:

this was just supposed to be a warm up doodle of pixie. uh, oops?

AMAZING. EVERYONE TAKE NOTE OF THIS

Anonymous said: $100 is a lot of money for a single page.

fauxboy:

how much is a loaf of bread? hm? $3? $5? 

At my local grocery store, bread is about $4.50 for a decent size italian loaf. If I make $7.25 and hour, that means I’d have to work 37 and a half minutes for a Loaf of bread.

but hey, that’s not so bad right? Work two hours and you’ll have a sandwich, eh?

Oh hey, turns out I also need toilet paper, rice, chicken, some veggies, a can of soup, and some cereal. (to name a few basic groceries one might need on a budget) we’ll round those things down to $25 just to make the math easier.

at $7.25 an hour I’ll have to work about 3 and a half hours for basic groceries.

That doesn’t include bills or gas or all the other groceries I need, That’s ONE quick trip to the store and I already have to work half a day just for that.

You don’t understand Anon, my pages could take HOURS if not DAYS. Between the sketching, inking, colouring, lettering, and finishing it’s taken at least a full two day’s work if not longer for each page.

I have a job that pays me beans, I cannot afford to post more pages a week without compensation. I literally cannot afford to do that. Not to mention the idea that art is only worth minimum wage cheapens the amount of work and effort that goes into producing it. I should be making WELL ABOVE minimum wage for my art via page count and commissions but it’s this damn “deviant art” mindset that makes people feel like they’re being swindled for paying a livable wage to artists. It’s rude and childish and I ask that you please stop considering artists as less worthy of affording a normal life.

You can either pay me what I ask for what you want or stop complaining about what I already give you for free.

By me and Fionnuala

By me and Fionnuala

amyreeder:

Recently announced: I got to design this year’s Brooklyn Defender for New York Comic Con and Brooklyn Brewery!! Was such a cool opportunity. I went for a homegrown vigilante vibe and I made sure to make her easy to cosplay. There’s a big launch party at the brewery on September 10th; you should RSVP!!!!

WHAT GLASSES. So awesome

Avengers

Avengers

Avengers: the franchise that says “women! you can’t handle the big leagues!”