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 love stories like this!
You’re New Around Here, Aren’t You? by Bernie Wrightson
30” X 20” 10 color screen print, plus a glow in the dark layer on the variant color way. S/N regular edition of 175, variant edition of 75 and a special Black & White on metallic paper variant of 20 to be randomly inserted into purchases of both prints today only. There will also be 25 matching numbered sets of both prints available as well!
Stunning full detail print process blog post to check out, HERE.
Available 2pm CST Thursday, March 6th 2014, HERE
On sale Thursday 3/6 at 2pm Central time- Bernie Wrightson’s classic painting as a silkscreen print! “You’re New Around Here, Aren’t You?”
Read more in the NAKATOMI BLOG here!
The new Bernie Wrightson print is ALMOST ready! Read the full production journal on THE STUFF BLOG HERE.
"Springfield" by Tim Doyle.
Available here - http://bit.ly/UnrealEstate
Inspired by the Simpsons this brand new limited edition screen print is now available as a very special open edition.
Each print comes signed and dated by the artist, and yes, that’s a glow in the dark variant!
18” X 24” screen print with 2 fluorescent inks as well as a split fountain, S/N edition of 100. Only 20 available on-line HERE.
BIG HUG MUG-True Detective Inspired print by Jon Smith Now Available!
If you’re watching True Detective, you’re going to get this. If you’re not…well…you’ve got to correct yourself, son!
The inclusion of the BIG HUG MUG as a prop in Detective Cohle’s interrogation is just one of the little details that make this show so great.
BIG HUG MUG measures 12×12, and is signed and numbered by artist Jon Smith in an edition of 200. Each 6-color print features a glow in the dark layer, brimming with detail that will make you feel like you’re mainlining the secret truth of the universe.
Available only for a limited time, but Time is a Flat Circle, so you might have another shot the next time around.
Tim Doyle’s #Simpsons inspired prints are always some of our favorites, here’s a look at “Night Falls on the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant” from the artist’s 2012 solo exhibition.
Stay tuned for a brand new print in the series, releasing this Friday, February 28th. In the meantime, view all the limited edition prints from Tim’s annual show here - http://bit.ly/UnrealEstate
Unreal Estate series 2 postcard sets!
Now available! All 12 images from last year’s sold-out Unreal Estate 2 show are now available in a 12-count postcard set!
These super-nice high-quality 5×7 postcards are printed on thick 14pt stock, with a matte finish! Suitable for framing or mailing, each set ships in a hard-shell plastic case, so they show up safe and sound!
10 postcards for $10- sets are in hand and ready to ship worldwide.
These sets are IN HAND and ready to ship immediately!
*technically it’s 13 postcards if you count the front title card! (BECAUSE WE ARE AWESOME LIKE THAT)