She acting like she hate it #elliecat

She acting like she hate it #elliecat

Went to a costume party tonight where the theme was literary characters with an alcohol twist.  I was “Badbar the Elephant” and just like a waiter at a bad bar, I had on all sorts of flair. I threw this costume together in like 15 mins with what I already had. I even managed to tie my own tie! #latergram

Went to a costume party tonight where the theme was literary characters with an alcohol twist. I was “Badbar the Elephant” and just like a waiter at a bad bar, I had on all sorts of flair. I threw this costume together in like 15 mins with what I already had. I even managed to tie my own tie! #latergram

SEVERAL FAMOUS ARTISTS PLEAD: DON’T DO THIS TO US, WRITERS!

comicssurvivalkit:

I asked a bunch of my favorite artists for their pet peeves regarding things they are asked to draw…these are some of the gems!

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This was really eye-opening (and I’m sure I’m guilty of like half of these.) 

sugarandspicevseverythingnice:

Sugar and Spice vs. Everything Nice
Level 1-B: Page 01
©2014 Kris Moore and Brandon Williams
First Previous Latest

We’re back with more Sugar and Spice vs. Everything Nice! I’m so excited that we’re at this point in the story to show everyone. Some people got to read the first 8 pages in a special preview we did, but this is brand new to everyone except for me and Brandon. 

sugarandspicevseverythingnice:

Sugar and Spice vs. Everything Nice

Level 1-B: Page 01

©2014 Kris Moore and Brandon Williams

First Previous Latest

We’re back with more Sugar and Spice vs. Everything Nice! I’m so excited that we’re at this point in the story to show everyone. Some people got to read the first 8 pages in a special preview we did, but this is brand new to everyone except for me and Brandon

behindbobsburgers:

Entertainment Weekly: And your pick for the best character on TV is…
One week, zillions of tweets, and nearly 75,000 votes later, our readers have spoken—and here’s who you have named the Best Character on TV Right Now. The winner? 

Tina Belcher! 
Thanks to everyone who voted!

I agree 100%

behindbobsburgers:

Entertainment Weekly: And your pick for the best character on TV is…

One week, zillions of tweets, and nearly 75,000 votes later, our readers have spoken—and here’s who you have named the Best Character on TV Right Now. The winner? 

Tina Belcher! 

Thanks to everyone who voted!

I agree 100%

#wheresgamora

glassgears:

The complete lack of Gamora merchandise out of many companies Guardians of the Galaxy merchandise and advertising is truly deplorable.

Firstly, whether or not they believed the character would be popular, she’s an integral part of the film and should not be so noticeably absent from the…

For everyone wondering why we haven’t gotten a female-led Marvel movie yet, this right here is the reason for it. 

These movies, for as good as they are and for as many tickets as they sell, are merchandising cash cows. This is the entire reason Disney bought Marvel in the first place, because they wanted a boys franchise. Emphasis on “boys.” 

And since kids toys and merchandising these days are unapologetically gendered, I doubt we’ll see a solo female movie soon. I mean, even Happy Meals are now gendered between their “boy toys” and “girl toys.” It’s like we’ve taken a weird step backwards. I mean, when I was a kid I remember the occasional Hot Wheels/Barbie Happy Meal promo but for the most part everyone got the same toy. 

So I can understand why Disney/Marvel doesn’t want to take the “risk” on a female property. Yes, female-led movies do awesome at the box office and Lucy beat out Hercules (and I may be the only person in the world who liked Lucy.) But these are usually movies catering to an older crowd. Movies like The Hunger Games don’t get toy and fast food tie-ins, they get like— Hot Topic t-shirts and Mockingjay pins for older fans. 

In Disney/Marvel’s mind, there’s no reason to develop a movie if you can’t market the shit out if it in every single way. A female superhero creates problems because there’s this notion that boys don’t want female action figures and that girls wouldn’t choose, say a Black Widow doll over a Disney Princess (which is the other problem, Disney already has the girl market cornered.)

And I think that’s totally wrong too. I think a female superhero would be an easy way to bridge the gap between “boy toys” and “girl toys.” I mean— remember back in the 90’s when Power Rangers was huge and it was popular with both boys and girls? They even made doll versions of the female Power Rangers. 

The whole notion of gendered toys is getting kind of ridiculous too because it seems like we’re taking weird steps back and we’re gendering things way more than we ever cared to do before. Which is kind of fucked up when you realize that we as a nation are getting more and more progressive on these matters and there’s a really big desire for gender equality. 

It’s like— you’re just leaving money on the table at this point. Boys would buy this, girls would buy it and that’s not to mention all the older fans and collectors of both genders who would buy it.

But as long as we’ve got this weird distinction between boy toys and girl toys, I think we’re still going to see female heroes get the shaft. And again, that’s stupid cause a female superhero would be one step closer to eliminating these divisions. Like you sure as hell wouldn’t be hearing the person at McDonald’s ask you if you wanted a boy toy or a girl if you ordered a Captain Marvel Happy Meal. 

I’m doing very important things today. Come to Arts & Scraps in Detroit and become a real superhero! (at Arts & Scraps)

I’m doing very important things today. Come to Arts & Scraps in Detroit and become a real superhero! (at Arts & Scraps)

sugarandspicevseverythingnice:

Sugar and Spice vs. Everything Nice
Level 1: Cover
©2014 Kris Moore and Brandon Williams
First Next Latest

Today’s the day! Sugar and Spice vs. Everything Nice is finally up and ready for you to read!
For those of you who haven’t been paying attention, I’ve been working on this comic project for almost a year now with Brandon Williams. We developed the idea together and were originally gonna do a quick one-shot comic, but decided that taking on the insanity of a weekly webcomic was a lot more fun. 
I’ve been waiting for months to show this stuff off and we’re finally ready to make our debut, so start here and check it out!

sugarandspicevseverythingnice:

Sugar and Spice vs. Everything Nice

Level 1: Cover

©2014 Kris Moore and Brandon Williams

First Next Latest

Today’s the day! Sugar and Spice vs. Everything Nice is finally up and ready for you to read!

For those of you who haven’t been paying attention, I’ve been working on this comic project for almost a year now with Brandon Williams. We developed the idea together and were originally gonna do a quick one-shot comic, but decided that taking on the insanity of a weekly webcomic was a lot more fun. 

I’ve been waiting for months to show this stuff off and we’re finally ready to make our debut, so start here and check it out!

Today’s the day! Sugar and Spice vs. Everything Nice premieres in just a few. Get your snacks ready! #sugarandspicecomic

Today’s the day! Sugar and Spice vs. Everything Nice premieres in just a few. Get your snacks ready! #sugarandspicecomic

sugarandspicevseverythingnice:

And just like that, the countdown to Sugar and Spice vs. Everything Nice  is finished. We’ll be back TOMORROW, AUG 5th with the first installment of the webcomic. So if you haven’t already, it’s about time you follow Sugar and Spice on Tumblr because we’ll have new content every Tuesday and you don’t wanna miss out!

We’ve saved the best news for last— the cherry on top, if you will. 

Tomorrow, we’re releasing the first part of Sugar and Spice in it’s entirety! You’ll get every page of  Level 1-A: Let’s Shopping! Head-to-Head at Hawt Couture

We want you guys to be able to get enough of the story to sink your teeth into, so it’s like getting two months worth of comics all at once. 

After that, the comic will be released on a page-per-week basis from now until the story ends. Although, we might always throw in extra pages when the occasion calls for it (just for you, because you’re our favorite.) 

Get your snacks ready because we’re coming back tomorrow with a bunch of free comics. 

Sugar and Spice vs. Everything Nice on Tumblr

Kris Moore (writer) on Tumblr

Brandon! Williams (artist) on Tumblr

It’s all going down tomorrow!

sugarandspicevseverythingnice:

We’re super busy behind the scenes, what with only TWO DAYS left until the big premiere of Sugar and Spice vs. Everything Nice. 

Our girls will be coming at you for free every Tuesday in glorious full-color action. 

Only— it wasn’t always going to be that way. 

Originally, we were going to create a black-and-white comic because it was easier, less expensive to print and created an aesthetic homage to manga. 

The first chapter of the story was created entirely in black-and-white and we printed a preview in a comic anthology Saturday Morning Snack Attack! But we found out that people were really responding well to the full-color pin ups of Sugar and Spice, but had a hard time connecting those images to the black-and-white comic they were presented with. 

And the more we saw our girls in color, the more we wanted to make the whole book in color. So we went about doing just that— which presented a lot of problems.

For starters— we had an entire portion of the book already done in black-and-white. Having to go back and color those pages was a bit of a time sink, but even worse it presented some weird problems for us.

Brandon designed some of the minor characters in black-and-white, so we didn’t really have an actual color palette for them. It took us forever to go about picking colors for these characters because there were a bunch of story elements we had to incorporate into the decision that we didn’t have to worry about before. Suddenly it seemed like every color had a hidden meaning we had to be aware of. 

It’s much easier to pick colors when it’s part of the design process. All of the pages we did after making the decision to do color were designed with color in mind, so it looks and feels natural.

Adding color to black-and-white is really weird, because your mind kind of fills in the colors for you and when you see the actual colors, it always clashes with what you had in your head. No matter what colors you choose, it never looks quite right as the imaginary colors you’re used to. 

Thankfully Sugar and Spice were designed with color in mind, so the stars of the show always look the way we intended them to. 

When the comic premieres you might notice a slight change in the art between the first chapter and the rest of the story. That’s due to the fact that we had to color over the original black-and-white images. It’s not so different that it’ll be a distraction, but if you find yourself wondering why things suddenly look a little brighter, you have your answer. 

Stick around and follow Sugar and Spice on Tumblr. We’ll be premiering on August 5th and updating every week after that! 

Sugar and Spice vs. Everything Nice on Tumblr

Kris Moore (writer) on Tumblr

Brandon Williams (artist) on Tumblr

What’s better than Taco Tuesday? Sugar and Spice Tuesday. It all goes down in 48 hours!