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Medical illustration drama 

Most people in the medical illo community were really happy for Chidiebere Ibe but turns out that a lot of his illustrations are traced , and specifically his black fetus one he became famous for

Then he made his traced illustration a N F T😭 ...

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A little note to all of us with that ol' imposter syndrome:

when someone compliments your work, *hear them.*

Don't ignore the compliment. Don't think "they're just being nice."

Hear them.

We all know how easy it is to hear negative critiques. It takes effort to hear that you're doing good work.

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Offering of tech-related mutual aid (LGBTQ and BIPOC) :boost_ok: 

Do you want to keep a small personal site or blog?

I can provide a domain and a Gitea instance to host the files for static sites, entirely for free, as well as teach you how to set up one.

I want to provide this service for LGBTQ+ and BIPOC Fediverse users, since I cannot help financially.

For an example site, here's mine: (Styles are entirely customizable)

#MutualAid :boost_ok:

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I've never uploaded my chicken zine images I think. :o

Here's the first of two. Drawn in April 2021.

Here's an overview to the zine:
It was printed May or June 2021 iirc and the earned money went to a German chicken charity organization!


Wonder Pens is doing another penpal matchup! I was matched-up over a year ago and continue to converse with my penpal~

Letters should be received by ~February 19, 2022 if you want to take part.

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Laugh/cry at the people who helped with this Lunar New Year food photoshoot and how they kinda slapped chinese-looking things together and ended up with a bunch of death/funeral-related stuff instead

laptop/linux OS ideas 

Like the philosophy behind laptop repair-ability🤩!

Thought about finally trying out Linux for once—maybe Linux Mint because it's good for newbies who don't wanna deal with command line 24/7🛠️.

Unfortunately I rely on a lot of windows 🤢 programs critical to my very collaborative freelance 😭 virtual much to think about.

Watched a lot of videos on Linux distros/VMs (20+) and found good content, but every video I watched was from a man (AFAIK) 🤔.

Next time I see another person revere Steve Job's management style, I'll send them this 😂 (from Raw Signal Group's newsletter, which I actually read and enjoy every time)

I don't know the full context for this story

but what happens in this comic is an underlying worry that lurks in the back of my head (as a person who creates/shares stories about characters), which is one of many (!) reasons why being on platforms/spaces where I have some degree of control over where my stuff is, what I see, who can interact with me, etc. is reassuring. Tho the flip side of this is that it's messed up that I feel the need to pro-actively protect myself

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Somewhat related video "How Tony Leung Acts With His Eyes"

Been thinking about this video re: explicit and implicit acting, especially with eyes, but in comic context.

I pay a lot of attention to my characters' eyes—which way they're glancing, pupil size, how lidded they are, etc. so now I'm going to pretend that I'm training my comics acting via the Tony Leung method...hahahaha

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incomplete thoughts about comics—choices and acting.

I've read comics that are precisely and impeccably well drawn, but sometimes find that artists chose moments to put into panels that don't quite hit me right e.g., lack meaning, emotional impact, or don't help me empathize.

I suppose these micromoments matter to me when I read. Are you drawing the anticipation of a punch, the impact, or something in-between? A person looking sad, or a person desperately trying to hide their sad?

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Wanna print a slim weekly calendar for 2022 at home or local copy shop?
I made myself one once again and put the files into a public repository this time. Typeset with LaTeX. 14 sheets of paper A4.

Die deutsche Variante ist mit Feiertagen und einheitlichen Terminen wie Winter- und Sommerzeit. –

And I made ‘plain’ versions in English and Spanish (no holidays etc. added).


In the midst of pushing through on this project, Webtoons auto-sent me an email reminder to update on their platform and I laughed 🤣.

Though if you like you'll also like this book I'm working on! It has a similar flavour and even more tropes 🥰 hahahaha

Anyway, back to typing scripts 😂

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How do standalone comic writers write without thumbnailing?! Or maybe they do, but in a more simple/formulaic way? I went all-in and have to convert my 150p+ of thumbnails into script form 😂
I made some pretty good/interesting panel/layout/storytelling choices, although it'll ultimately be interpreted by the artist in their own way unless I'm overly prescriptive in writing.

I'm excited to share the proj when it goes public because I fell in love with the characters/stories 😭

Happy new year 👋 hope your 2022 is...better than 2021 😂

📚 My 2021 retrospective

Reposting my pixitracker Possum song here, titled 🎶 Sneak and Snack 🎵

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