FUCK YOU, LIZ PRINCE

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I’m holding a real copy of Tomboy in my hands for the first time ever.  For about 5 minutes after I opened the box they came in, I couldn’t even see the damn thing through all the joy-tears.  You guys, I seriously can’t wait for September 2nd so you can all hold it in your hands, too.  

I’m holding a real copy of Tomboy in my hands for the first time ever.  For about 5 minutes after I opened the box they came in, I couldn’t even see the damn thing through all the joy-tears.  You guys, I seriously can’t wait for September 2nd so you can all hold it in your hands, too.  

babyloniangorgoneion:

This is a custom “madball” I designed, sculpted and painted for my partner who collects them. It’s (obviously) inspired by Little Shop of Horrors but also carnivorous plants in general since he also likes those.  I made it for his birthday this past November.  These projects are fun for me because I almost never work in actual 3D and it’s a very different experience. My sculpting skills are pretty rudimentary. This is the one I made the year before though, so I think I’ve gotten a bit better! It’s made out of Das paper clay and painted with acrylics with glow in the dark sculpey teeth. I named her Audrey Spew.

AUDREY SPEW!  I love it.

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Hi Friends,

At the beginning of the year, I requested that people sign up for my Alone Forever street team.  What they did was go to their local comic book shops with Alone Forever postcards that I sent them, to request that they order the book.  That was basically an experiment to work out the kinks before I tried my hand at promoting my upcoming graphic memoir Tomboy.  What I learned was that having an ISBN and a Diamond order code would have been helpful, so when I made my postcards for Tomboy, I made sure to include those.

What I am asking from Tomboy street team members is that they distribute the postcards to their local bookstores, comic shops, libraries,  and/or any shop that carries books (even museum gift shops, for example) and request that they order the book.  Even big chain bookstores are fair game, because they usually have someone who orders books for their specific location. That’s it!  As a reward for donating your time to spread the word about Tomboy, I will be making a special, limited edition bookplate, that will ONLY be available to street team members (how many end up being made will depend on how many people join the street team).  The bookplate will be sent out sometime in October or November.

Hopefully you are enticed and would like to join!  Here’s how:

1. Email your name, address, and how many postcards you would like, to lizprincepower (at) hotmail (dot) com

Just 1 easy step to gain my eternal gratitude and a special bookplate!  I will be sending out postcards to everyone who signs up the first week of August.  The book comes out September 2nd.

Thanks so much for helping me get this book into as many stores and libraries as possible; I really believe that this book can do really well if it is visible, and that stores like suggestions on what to carry from their customers.  As Piebald once so eloquently sang, "Hey, you’re part of it!".

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There are some interesting reader reviews of Tomboy up on goodreads.  Here are a few highlights:
“This may be a graphic novel, but it is also one of the most honest, refreshing, detailed and touching memoirs I have ever read.”
“As an adult, my takeaway from Prince’s story is to be even more aware of the stereotypes I inadvertently support, to be more cautious of the gendered comments that come so easily (“Oh, don’t you want to wear a pretty dress today?”), and to work harder to help all kids express themselves however they want.”
“I loved TOMBOY. It really makes you realize just how unequal things are in our society, and how much we are taught to accept these inequalities as the status quo.”
“Basically: Tomboy is fascinating. Read it.”

If you have a goodreads account, and you plan on reading this book, do us a favor and mark it as TO READ!  Then pre-order the book from your favorite local bookstore/comic shop, or directly from the publisher, Zest Books!

There are some interesting reader reviews of Tomboy up on goodreads.  Here are a few highlights:

This may be a graphic novel, but it is also one of the most honest, refreshing, detailed and touching memoirs I have ever read.”

As an adult, my takeaway from Prince’s story is to be even more aware of the stereotypes I inadvertently support, to be more cautious of the gendered comments that come so easily (“Oh, don’t you want to wear a pretty dress today?”), and to work harder to help all kids express themselves however they want.”

I loved TOMBOY. It really makes you realize just how unequal things are in our society, and how much we are taught to accept these inequalities as the status quo.”

Basically: Tomboy is fascinating. Read it.”

If you have a goodreads account, and you plan on reading this book, do us a favor and mark it as TO READ!  Then pre-order the book from your favorite local bookstore/comic shop, or directly from the publisher, Zest Books!

everydaypants:

Hi! I’ve been working on a comic-a-day for the month of July. I can’t reasonably draw and ink a whole comic every day (because I’m trying to do full pages rather than short strips) so I’ve decided to at least pencil a comic a day, and catch up with inking on weekends. 

That meant I couldn’t post as I went along, so I’m starting to post now! I’ll post a comic every few days. Not on a schedule necessarily because it’s summer and schedules aren’t fun. Keep your eyes peeled! I’ll also post them to my website as I post them here. So if you catch one on here you can always head over to my website to see any you may have missed. 

I’m not drawing on a theme really. They’re all just little daily quips so far for the most part.  Here’s the first one! Inspired by the 30 day Jillian Michaels challenge that I’m doing with my roommates Sam and Mikey (with no help from Rover.) 

Comic-a-day: Day 1 of 30

Oh! Also! My roommate Laura was simultaneously doing a story-a-day on her tumblr. She writes weird flash fiction that is sort of inspired by magical realism. It rules. inhalves.tumblr.com. She decided to stop after 11 days but you should read the ones she already posted! The theme of this post is my roommates rule and we keep each other motivated.

New Ramsey comics!  A reason to be excited about the internet again!

As press for my upcoming graphic memoir, Tomboy, start trickling in, I am very excited to announce that it has received a coveted Starred review in Kirkus Reviews!
Every time this book gets a good write-up, I breathe a hugh sigh of relief: I have never written anything so personal, and to find that other people relate to the book, and think it is a important voice about gender, is hugely satisfying.  Writing a memoir is terrifying, laying yourself bare is a big risk; hearing that the book’s intended result is intact makes it all worthwhile.  Hopefully this is just the first of many enthusiastic reviews that the book will receive, but for now, I’m on cloud nine.  Click here to read the entire review,  and be sure to request Tomboy from your favorite local bookstore and library so that you can get a copy when it is released on September 2nd! 

As press for my upcoming graphic memoir, Tomboy, start trickling in, I am very excited to announce that it has received a coveted Starred review in Kirkus Reviews!

Every time this book gets a good write-up, I breathe a hugh sigh of relief: I have never written anything so personal, and to find that other people relate to the book, and think it is a important voice about gender, is hugely satisfying.  Writing a memoir is terrifying, laying yourself bare is a big risk; hearing that the book’s intended result is intact makes it all worthwhile.  Hopefully this is just the first of many enthusiastic reviews that the book will receive, but for now, I’m on cloud nine.  Click here to read the entire review,  and be sure to request Tomboy from your favorite local bookstore and library so that you can get a copy when it is released on September 2nd! 

Adventure Time comics issue 30 is out today (I think), and it features a 4-page Marceline comic that I illustrated. This is a special zine issue, and it is comprised of lots of little comics made by several AT characters; I love that this series continues to use indie artists, and delves into DIY themes. Hopefully it gets kids into the idea of making their own zines!

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Hey friends in the pacific northwest!  
Sadly, I am not tabling at Portland Zine Symposium this year as previously planned, but my fairy godmother over at Tugboat Press has graciously agreed to handout copies of the FREE Tomboy preview zine for me in my absence.  Head over to table 38A and grab a copy, and while you’re there, be sure to fill in your collection of the award-winning anthology series Papercutter (I have comics in several issues).  Give Greg a high-five for me; I’ll be at my new home unpacking boxes while you’re enjoy some great zines and Voodoo Donuts.  

Hey friends in the pacific northwest!  

Sadly, I am not tabling at Portland Zine Symposium this year as previously planned, but my fairy godmother over at Tugboat Press has graciously agreed to handout copies of the FREE Tomboy preview zine for me in my absence.  Head over to table 38A and grab a copy, and while you’re there, be sure to fill in your collection of the award-winning anthology series Papercutter (I have comics in several issues).  Give Greg a high-five for me; I’ll be at my new home unpacking boxes while you’re enjoy some great zines and Voodoo Donuts.  

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Hell has finally frozen over, and I, Liz Prince, am making the trek to the world’s largest nerd-fest, San Diego Comic Con!  You can find me and my friends Alec LongstrethClaire Sanders, and Greg Means at table K-06 in the Small Press section from July 23-27th.

I will have  copies of the FREE Tomboy preview zine, my newest Top Shelf book Alone Forever, as well as some other books and merchandise.  I will also be selling cute little color sketches!  You can purchase a pre-made drawing from my mini-portfolio for only $15, or you can commission a drawing of any character you want for $20.

See you in San Diego: I’ll be working on character sketches until then, so there will be many to choose from!  Small Press table K-06 is the place to be!

deep-dark-fears:

A childhood fear submitted by donovic and jumble-it-up to deep dark fears.


 A little Jeffrey Brown x Fran Krause scary Jesus action.  

deep-dark-fears:

A childhood fear submitted by donovic and jumble-it-up to deep dark fears.

 A little Jeffrey Brown x Fran Krause scary Jesus action.