Finally, I can present you my little comic ‘Hearts for Sale’ these are the first 10 pages.
Pre-order information can be found here. (Be quick)
I’m very nervous about this since it’s my first self-published book. I hope you like the story. Following pages are coming soon!
Exploring the underwater cave in Anhumas Abyss, Brazil.
Images captured by landscape photographer Marcio Cabral.
Process of Yuzen - The making of a kimono
Now I understand why real kimonos are so expensive.
One of my kimono was made using Yuzen. I have it hanging on a wall because it is a work of art worthy of being adored.
My jaw dropped open ten minutes ago and now I think it’s stuck this way.
I have done this process up to the embroidery. That rice flour resist takes over a month to make properly.
Today I witnessed something amazing. Almost in stark contrast to yesterday, today I saw tangible impact of lady-representation in comics.
At the bookstore I work at, we have a dedicated Adventure Time section. This family came in and those kids were SO EXCITED to see their favourite characters in comics. I talked them through each OGN and series compilation, explaining what they all were and in what order they should be read, and this little girl’s entire life was changed. You could see it on her face.
The moment I mentioned Kate Leth (and that, yes, she is a girl.) this little girl’s face lit up like Christmas morning. I don’t know if it just never occurred to her that girls can work in comics but the excitement and wonder that left the store in her was a privilege to see. I ended up selling them the Fionna & Cake’s, all the OGN’s, and an AT doodle book. She left begging her dad to help her learn how to draw Marceline comics. (And he was happy to comply!)
Kate Leth has left an everlasting impression on this little girl just by existing and working in the industry. I honestly hope to someday be able to see such an impact on someone from my own work. Ladies in comics is important. The representation on the page, and behind them, is important. Having a reflection of yourself in the content you enjoy is important. I hope that little girl grows up to be a famous comic author someday.
It was a very good day.
I don’t even know what to say, I think my heart exploded. This is, I think, the best response I could ever hope for.
the bajau laut are some of the world’s last true sea normads, living as they have for centuries almost entirely in the waters of the coral triangle - a veritable amazon of the oceans, said to contain 75% of the world’s coral species - on long boats known as lepa lepa.
hunters of fish, pearls and sea cucumbers, the bajau people free dive to depths of 20 meters, hold their breath for up to three minutes, and spend up to 60% of their time in the water submerged - the equivalent of a sea otter. it is a common practice amongst bajau people to intentionally burst their ear drums at an early age to deal with the problem of equalizing.
as photographer james morgan explains, “traditional bajau cosmology - a syncretism of animism and islam - reveals a complex relationship with the ocean, which for them is a multifarious and living entity. there are spirits in currents and tides, in coral reefs and mangroves.” the bajau people, for example, will not spit in the ocean.
in the last few decades, increasingly depleted fish stocks and government efforts have forced many to settle permanently on land and abandon a life of self sufficiency known as cari laut, or ‘searching the ocean’. a dwindling few, however, still choose to live the majority of their lives at sea.these photos and others will be on display at the london college of communication until february 16 as part of an exhibition featuring the work of graduates from the m.a. program in photojournalism and documentary photography who are focused on environmental issues
that baby there, last panel, left side. she’s all ‘shoo aint gonna phase me’
The babies! the babies! More babies friday. Baby week.
ah hecka dang
guys look at this