Zoey Hogan, Comic Artist and Illustrator
caporushes:

Say my name as every color illuminates
We are shining and we will never be afraid again

Daytime reblog! Paintiiiing

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caporushes:

Say my name as every color illuminates

We are shining and we will never be afraid again

Daytime reblog! Paintiiiing

Aug 15th at 10AM / via: caporushes / op: caporushes / reblog / 8 notes
Say my name as every color illuminates
We are shining and we will never be afraid again

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Say my name as every color illuminates

We are shining and we will never be afraid again

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nattosoup:

Right now, Sparkler Monthly, an American manga-inspired comics anthology magazine put out by Chromatic Press is having it’s two-year membership drive.  If you follow my Twitter, you’ll know I was blowing it up last night talking about how important it is for American artists with an anime-aesthetic to support publishers that actually publish OEL manga and American anime inspired comics.

Some of my favorite American artists got their start in TokyoPop’s Rising Stars of Manga contest, and these were the artists I looked up to when I decided to go into comics myself.  Unfortunately for me, TokyoPop had sorta fouled the water with abusive contracts and poor marketing, so when it went under, nobody wanted to publish OEL or anime-inspired comics.  This meant that many artists with an anime influenced style who weren’t already published had difficulty attracting paying comic work, especially since manga-inspired styles developed a stigma as being a ‘copycat’ of Japanese manga, rather than taking influence from.  Many artists still find it difficult to find professional work, and many have difficulty finding receptive publishers for their pitches. In my opinion, this is why it’s so important to support a publication like Sparkler and a publisher like Chromatic Press.

This is a publisher that actively publishes OEL manga and manga inspired comics.  This is a publisher that publishes comics aimed at women and girls specifically.  At Chromatic Press, we aren’t a happy bycatch.  We’re the intended audience.

Maybe you’re an American artist with an anime influenced style who’s never had difficulty finding work, finding an audience, paying the bills utilizing the style you’ve cultivated over the years.  You’ve never doubted that your audience will find your work, since your reach was extended with the aid of influential friends or a publisher to promote your work.  Maybe you don’t personally need a publication like Sparkler to exist for you to make ends meet, you don’t need it as a professional goal.  Perhaps you’ve never had difficulty gaining the respect of your peers, and people have always taken you seriously as a comic artist.

You should still consider supporting Sparkler in order to check out talent, new and old.  You should consider signal boosting their Membership Drive Tweets and posts, to introduce your own fans to this publication and to the artists within.  

If Sparkler doesn’t gain enough new members, if Chromatic Press doesn’t see enough sales, they’ll fold just like many of the other publishers who’ve focused on OEL manga.  They wont fold because of a lack of talent, skill, or drive, but because they didn’t get enough support.  Not enough people know about Sparkler Magazine, not enough aspiring creators realize what it’s taken artists like myself years to realize- the market you enjoy as a professional stems from the market you supported while still learning.  If you enjoy manga inspired comics, like OEL manga, or want to see more American shoujo comics, you should support Sparkler in any way you can.

Aug 14th at 6PM / via: nattosoup / op: nattosoup / reblog / 29 notes

Membership Drive for Sparkler Monthly: Year 2 | Sparkler Monthly →

joamettegil:

Sparkler Monthly is the new manga-magazine style publication on the block, and their publisher (Chromatic Press) presents an awesome opportunity for cartoonists whose crafts have been influenced by the Japanese comics and animation market to get paid for their work! Very few publishers respect “manga style” artists or actively look for them, so Sparkler Monthly is a huge deal in my book! They are also committed to a wide array of POC and LGBTQ+ representation in what they publish and center themselves around catering to the female gaze. I don’t think enough people know about them yet, »>clickity»> which is probably why a membership drive is necessary «<click«<! It’s totally worth it to support this! At the very least, take a quick look at their titles (comics, prose, and audio dramas) and see if you can’t find something you enjoy. They even have a section called Cherry Bomb for more saucy/sexy material, loads of subscriber exclusives, and a distro service pushing out stuff like fucking Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal books and merch. Seriously. Go there now.

(“Awake” illustration by Angela Sham)

I wholeheartedly and fully agree with everything said here! Sparkler Monthly is SO GREAT you guys! So great! I used to constantly, loudly, obnoxiously lament that something exactly like this didn’t exist— and now it does! So please, subscribe! Give a subscription as a gift, tell a friend, whatever! They’re so cool and great and think of how many cool and great people could get PAID to make COOL AND GREAT STUFF with your subscription! JUST THINK!!

Aug 13th at 9PM / via: joamettegil / op: joamettegil / tagged: signal boosting. not art. / reblog / 120 notes
Andrea!! I think this is a finalized design, I&#8217;m pretty happy with it. Easy to draw and it feels right! Hooray!

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Andrea!! I think this is a finalized design, I’m pretty happy with it. Easy to draw and it feels right! Hooray!

Aug 4th at 7PM / tagged: capo art. chained. andrea. sketch. / reblog / 3 notes
Coloring is hard!! I give up&#8230; for now. 
Kato, my character for Thorns: Thul Ka.

Coloring is hard!! I give up… for now. 

Kato, my character for Thorns: Thul Ka.

Aug 3rd at 10PM / tagged: capo art. thorns: thul ka. kato. / reblog / 6 notes
Thinking about Thul Ka fashion

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Thinking about Thul Ka fashion

Aug 3rd at 3PM / tagged: capo art. sketch. thorns: thul ka. / reblog / 11 notes

Some sketches of some Space Dorks. If you’ve been following me for a while and have a particularly good memory for dumb details, you might recognize them!

Jul 23rd at 5PM / tagged: capo art. sketch. / reblog / 7 notes
Lineart of a character design I&#8217;m working on for the THORNS REVIVAL!! I don&#8217;t think it&#8217;s quite there yet, but eh!
Thorns is a play-by-post forum RPG I used to play, and now it is back!! Set 5 years in the future and in a different location. You should check it out if fun fantasy stuff is your jam. 

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Lineart of a character design I’m working on for the THORNS REVIVAL!! I don’t think it’s quite there yet, but eh!

Thorns is a play-by-post forum RPG I used to play, and now it is back!! Set 5 years in the future and in a different location. You should check it out if fun fantasy stuff is your jam. 

Jul 23rd at 11AM / tagged: thorns: thul ka. capo art. kato. / reblog / 8 notes