Taylor-the-Weird

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hey man, im sorry to bother you, Iv only just recently got into comics/graphic novels after a friend lent me Chew. Love it! iv just got two questns.. 1. what are your influences, as chew (and tank girl, happy and the umbrella corp (crap)) seems different to most other volumes, obviously. I guess im trying to ask i can you recommend anything like Chew that i can start on reading (i go straight for the TPB's as im more accustomed to books). dark humor i guess. And roughly whend chew 9 expected ?
suburbansnow

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taylor-the-weird:

Don’t apologize, I love getting messages!

I’m just the color assistant, so CHEW-wise, my influences are more in line with colorists, painters, and illustrators with a strong sense of color theory - probably not what you’re interested in! Honestly, I don’t really know what inspires Layman, but I know that Rob pulls a lot from Dragonball (compare the way Rob draws faces to how Akira Toriyama draws faces - you’ll never unsee it!) Jim Mahfood is also a big inspiration for Rob and acted as a bit of a mentor to him when he was starting out.

Series recs? Since you like CHEW, definitely check out Layman’s comic Puffed. Layman’s written plenty of stuff for a every major publishing company, but that one is more in line with the humor of CHEW. I’ll totally admit that the rest of this list is definitely skewed towards my taste in comics, but I’d also recommend giving Johnny the Homicidal Maniac and its sequel Squee by Jhonen Vasquez, Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse by Ben Templesmith, Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky, and Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis and Darick Robinson a go. (I haven’t read Happy! but it was also drawn by Darick Robinson, right?) All of them are very unique, very strange, and very funny.

If anyone reading this has any other recs for @suburbansnow, feel free to add them! (I, too, am always looking for great comics to add to my already incredibly long and constantly-growing to-read list!)

Honestly, I don’t know when Vol. 9 will be released, but, provided that we keep on schedule, the last issue of the “Chicken Tenders” story arc - which will be collected in the 9th TPB - should come out in late October. The TPB will probably come out a month later, but don’t hold me to that!

For stuff with the sort of feel, I’d say The Goon by Eric Powell. Mr. SK says maybe-Bone. Fell isn’t right on, but if you like Transmet and Templesmith’s art, then you get Ellis and Templesmith on the same book, and that’s pretty rad.

Oh yeah, Fell is fantastic! When I first read it in high school, I was just dipping my toes into creator-owned comics. Fell was such a huge influence on me and was one of the ones that pulled me into the indie side of things. I really wish they would pick up the series again!

I’ve been meaning to read The Goon for a while - I met Eric Powell at a con and was absolutely taken aback by how incredible his inks are! I always thought his art was great, but seeing the physical pages themselves, washes and all, was absolutely mind blowing! Easily some of the most impressive pages I’ve ever seen.

hey man, im sorry to bother you, Iv only just recently got into comics/graphic novels after a friend lent me Chew. Love it! iv just got two questns.. 1. what are your influences, as chew (and tank girl, happy and the umbrella corp (crap)) seems different to most other volumes, obviously. I guess im trying to ask i can you recommend anything like Chew that i can start on reading (i go straight for the TPB's as im more accustomed to books). dark humor i guess. And roughly whend chew 9 expected ?
suburbansnow

Don’t apologize, I love getting messages!

I’m just the color assistant, so CHEW-wise, my influences are more in line with colorists, painters, and illustrators with a strong sense of color theory - probably not what you’re interested in! Honestly, I don’t really know what inspires Layman, but I know that Rob pulls a lot from Dragonball (compare the way Rob draws faces to how Akira Toriyama draws faces - you’ll never unsee it!) Jim Mahfood is also a big inspiration for Rob and acted as a bit of a mentor to him when he was starting out.

Series recs? Since you like CHEW, definitely check out Layman’s comic Puffed. Layman’s written plenty of stuff for a every major publishing company, but that one is more in line with the humor of CHEW. I’ll totally admit that the rest of this list is definitely skewed towards my taste in comics, but I’d also recommend giving Johnny the Homicidal Maniac and its sequel Squee by Jhonen Vasquez, Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse by Ben Templesmith, Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky, and Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis and Darick Robinson a go. (I haven’t read Happy! but it was also drawn by Darick Robinson, right?) All of them are very unique, very strange, and very funny.

If anyone reading this has any other recs for @suburbansnow, feel free to add them! (I, too, am always looking for great comics to add to my already incredibly long and constantly-growing to-read list!)

Honestly, I don’t know when Vol. 9 will be released, but, provided that we keep on schedule, the last issue of the “Chicken Tenders” story arc - which will be collected in the 9th TPB - should come out in late October. The TPB will probably come out a month later, but don’t hold me to that!

You know it’ll be a rough night when it’s not even 8:30 pm and you’re already breaking out the instant coffee.

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If Geek Girls Acted Like Geek Guys

I’m usually not a fan of Buzzfeed, but this is so accurate it hurts.

Can I just say I love vintage batman out of context because it's so silly and I almost don't even want to know what's going on because it's just of silly and perfect.
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THANOS THOUGHTS: WELCOME TO MY BLOG

By Thanos

Hello, my name is Thanos and I live on a rock in space. I own a chair. I’d like to own the Infinity Stones. There are six of them. They are all I think about, really. I don’t own any though. lol.

While I sit here in space on my chair with no Infinity Stones, I thought I’d pass some time by starting a blog. So, welcome to my blog. I’m calling it Thanos Thoughts because my name is Thanos and these are my thoughts lol. The idea is that this might be a good place for like-minded people to come and share their favorite craft ideas, or their favorite recipes, or their favorite plan to destroy the universe. I’d love to destroy the universe, really, but I need those Infinity Stones and I don’t have any yet. lol.

Here’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot and I’m sure you have too. Do you ever wake up from a nice nap only to realize that your space chair has drifted away from the rock in space that you live on? Oh, brother, what a mess! Ha ha.

READ MORE THANOS THOUGHTS AT COMICS ALLIANCE

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sararye:

AND THAT IS HOW YOU USE AN EFFECTS PEDAL

I was gaping the entire song this is insane

(openly weeping)

It might be 87 degrees outside, but this guy’s music gave me chills.

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i’m crying oh gosh

TUMBLR PROF ANNOUNCEMENT: If you are trans or nonbinary and you are in the same situation as the student above, email your professors before class starts. I understand that it might be uncomfortable, but generally professors are absolutely happy to accommodate you. I know I always will be!

If your professor does not respond positively, contact the Dean or the campus LGBT+ resource center with a copy of the email and show them that you are concerned about gender discrimination in the classroom. 

Also this is a link to the template I used to write this email, and I’ve seen another similar template going around, and this was extremely helpful.