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tragedyseries:

Friends, readers and colleagues,
It is with surpassing pride and gladness that I can, at long last, show you the cover to the upcoming complete collection of this series and announce the first opportunity to pre-order an copy for your very own. The book will include every tragedy, a 22 page story written and drawn by me just for the collection along with additional illustrations and other exclusive content that will not be available online.If you have enjoyed the series thus far and would like to support it in a tangible way, it would be a great catalyst in the longterm potential success, proliferation and acceptance of this book in this wide, wild world of ours, if you would consider pre-ordering it from one of the following retailers:AmazonBarnes and NobleItunes/Ibooks
Please tell your friends, professors, pumpkins, pets and sworn enemies about it. I thank you for all the support, kindness and for the shared sense of comedy emerging from tragedy that we apparently share. Good day to you all.Most sincerely,BD

Must get!

tragedyseries:

Friends, readers and colleagues,

It is with surpassing pride and gladness that I can, at long last, show you the cover to the upcoming complete collection of this series and announce the first opportunity to pre-order an copy for your very own. The book will include every tragedy, a 22 page story written and drawn by me just for the collection along with additional illustrations and other exclusive content that will not be available online.

If you have enjoyed the series thus far and would like to support it in a tangible way, it would be a great catalyst in the longterm potential success, proliferation and acceptance of this book in this wide, wild world of ours, if you would consider pre-ordering it from one of the following retailers:

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Itunes/Ibooks

Please tell your friends, professors, pumpkins, pets and sworn enemies about it. I thank you for all the support, kindness and for the shared sense of comedy emerging from tragedy that we apparently share. Good day to you all.

Most sincerely,

BD

Must get!

May 6

renaririn:

denvercomiccon:

Con Tips: Interacting with Cosplayers

Get ready for Denver Comic Con 2014 by watching this helpful video!

Remember:

Don’t be a jerk.

Don’t be a creep

Don’t harass anyone.

Read our full Harassment Policy here:

http://denvercomiccon.com/dcc/denver-comic-con-harassment-policy/

So happy to be a part of this!

I’m quite proud of my delicate shoulder tap.

upagainstthefuckingwall:

Essential medical bracelet

upagainstthefuckingwall:

Essential medical bracelet

Denver Comic Con Fabric Design contest winners!

http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/dcc_cosplay

Mar 9

tinymediaempire:

so ive been secretly working on a Fantasia piece for Disney & Mondo the last few months. i really really labored over this one (100-120+ hours), and was really really proud of it. unfortunately, it got canned by Disney for unknown reasons. it wont be coming out.

theantidote:

The Storm by Christian Schloe

theantidote:

The Storm by Christian Schloe

hifructosemag:

Amy Sol premiered her new body of work for her solo show, “Incantation,” at CHG Circa last Saturday. She sat down to talk to Hi-Fructose about the thought process behind her new work. Read our exclusive interview here.

Sep 8
bublog:

FIST BUBMP.

Encouragement!

bublog:

FIST BUBMP.

Encouragement!

Sep 8

zelgaia:

Sugar Rush girls from Wreck-it Ralph!
We had a lot of fun on this photo shoot in the Westin at Dragon Con 2013!

Citrusella Flugpucker (Blue): Makoto
Minty Sakura (Pink): Ybbravo
Sticky Wipplesnit (Green): Dahlia

Photography: Dustin Leitzel Photography

Yay, thanks for the wonderful photos, Dustin!  These outfits were lots of fun, and shooting with you was fun as always <3

Sep 3

DragonCon 2013

I had a pretty fabulous time this year at DragonCon.

Last year, I felt like I didn’t get to “do enough” because I focused so much on costuming. This year, I swung WAY the other direction and went to a ton of fun panels and had nice drinks with friends instead, and I felt like I had a very “productive” convention.  I missed big costumes, of course, but I don’t think DragonCon is a convention where I can do both anymore.

It was not without issues. The crowds were intense. There seemed to be minimal staff handling crowd-control, and bottlenecks were everywhere. The T-Bone between the Marriott, Hyatt, and Peachtree quickly became the #1 place to avoid. Taking photos of cosplayers was challenging; EVERYWHERE was traffic flow! No one took photos of me because— where would you?? It made the idea of bringing a “big” costume to DragonCon unappealing.

The new exhibitor’s hall in the Americas Mart was hit or miss. Emily, Melissa, and I went through on Friday afternoon and it was SO AWFUL, WHEN WE FINALLY ESCAPED AND FOUND EACH OTHER, WE HUGGED AND SOBBED. The 2nd floor was “better”, but I still found the entire area confusing. Basically the entire convention needed 200% more signage.

I gave Olivia Olson a Hambo I made for her. The Hambo was super derpy, but she was really sweet about it. XD I also got autographs from Jeremy Shada and John DiMaggio, so now I must go on a lifelong quest for all the AT actors. The Adventure Time panels were awesome.

I wonder if John DiMaggio would officiate our wedding :)

(The moderator on the first panel felt it necessary to repeat Davey Beauchamp’s eye-roll-inducing opinion that Bubblegum is the real villain, because she wants Finn to be her friend and not her boyfriend. Fortunately, the panel shut him and his stupid opinion down. SOCIAL JUSTICE!)

The most random event for me was being approached by Michelle Xin on the street— She told me that she designed Bubblegum’s sweater outfit, and couldn’t believe she found someone silly enough to wear it. THAT’S ME!

(No really, I took like no photographs this weekend.  Dustin got some pictures of our Sugar Rush outfits, thank goodness, but otherwise, there are like 3 boozey cell phone pics.)

Also, someone drew unsolicited fanart of me and Emily… but I’m not ready to post that on tumblr yet.

I had an awesome time, but am still not sure if the hotel-panic-stress is worth it… we’ll see how I feel next month when Marriott reservations become available again :)

Sep 3

Rebecca’s 7th Annual NDK Birthday Party

It’s party time again! 

Pop on some pajamas (kigurumi or otherwise) and let’s play Drunk Superhero Chutes and Ladders!

Date: Saturday September 14th

Time: 10pm?

Location: Hampton Inn DTC, room TBA (there’s a sidewalk path behind Garcia’s, or park at the restaurants on Ulster)

Food and drink requests welcome.  See you there, darlings!

More Clover template kanzashi.
Top: 10-petal Gathered (small, 2 inch)
Bottom: 5-petal Pointed (large, 3 inch)
I think the Pointed will be great for making leaves for more traditional flower shapes, especially since it can lay so flat.

More Clover template kanzashi.

Top: 10-petal Gathered (small, 2 inch)

Bottom: 5-petal Pointed (large, 3 inch)

I think the Pointed will be great for making leaves for more traditional flower shapes, especially since it can lay so flat.

Kanzashi made using Clover&#8217;s templates.
Top: 10-petal Daisy (large, 3 inch)
Bottom: 6-petal Round (small, 2 inch)

Kanzashi made using Clover’s templates.

Top: 10-petal Daisy (large, 3 inch)

Bottom: 6-petal Round (small, 2 inch)

Jun 4

kevinwada:

Hey all!  As you may or may not know, the variant cover I did for the first issue of X-men is finally out!  You can snatch up your own copy at this link, as I know many people have been having trouble trying to find it.  It’s sold out as of now but keep checking back and maybe they’ll get more copies in?  Since the issue is finally out I thought it might be safe to do an OFFICIAL post here.  Don’t scratch me, Marvel.  So here it is!  Coming at you in three versions.

The first is, obviously, the entire completed image without all the type treatments of the actual issue.  Here you can get a better view of the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.  I have no knack or love of drawing architecture or buildings so I do try to stylize them as much as I can to hopefully (HOPEFULLY) disguise all my flaws and shortcomings in attempting them in the first place.  I couldn’t escape drawing the school in this image as how can you do a Downton Abbey-esque homage without an abbey stand-in?  As you can see from the sketch, I changed the perspective of the school to a much more flattened viewpoint to save me some angst and so that a wonky perspective didn’t distract the viewer.  There are minor changes in posture, costuming, and positioning of the characters as well.  I so rarely post my sketches to finished pieces I thought it might be fun to see this one.

The second image is a scan of the figures as they appear in the actual painted piece.  The backgrounds of my pieces are usually rare or simplified but whenever I need a more detailed background I usually do it separate from the foreground and compile the two in photoshop.  Depending on the complexity of the piece or if the client is requesting a hardcopy, some pieces are done as one painting.  These figures required some tender love and care and the background required detail and time so I decided to do them in two pieces.  As for the figures themselves, of COURSE, I had to put Storm front and center.  Her, Psylocke, and Rogue, as older members of the crew, were put in more cusp late 1910s/early 1920s looks while the younger kiddies were put in more explicitly 20s dresses.  I had so much fun researching the eras and taking bits and pieces from different dresses to come up with these.  Let me know what you think and don’t forget to pick up a copy!

Can we? Can we please?

renaririn:

http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1959861

Denver Comic Con Fabric is GO! =D All proceeds go the Comic Book Classroom. SO EXCITING!!!