mikelaughead replied to your post “Colleen, I just wanted to let you know that I am a big fan of your work and can’t wait to see what you make in the future!”
Is that anon your mom?
NOT NECESSARILY MIKE LAUGHEAD IT MIGHT BE MY DAD TOO OK
Colleen, I just wanted to let you know that I am a big fan of your work and can't wait to see what you make in the future!
Thank you lovely anon!!! ♥♥
I would do amazing incredible things for you to create an entire consistent (like T, Th or MWF updating) webcomic that had a variety of characters in a variety of body types, but definitely the main character would be plus sized. I don't know what the hell I'm saying, but can you please make a consistently updating webcomic? XOXO
This is something that I have ALWAYS wanted to do. Last semester I spent some time in an independent study working on a comic with my own story and my own characters, and it ended up being super draining and leaving me unmotivated. I dunno if it’s because I didn’t like my story or my characters enough, or if long, drawn out narratives aren’t right for me, but it really helped me learn what I do and don’t like. I plan on returning to that story sometime though!!
And I definitely plan on making way more comics once I graduate, so I can start updating more frequently. Thank you SO much for wanting to read something like that though, maybe someday I’ll get it together!!! haha
nicolealeisha replied to your post: I made this as the first comic in a co…
It might be super depressing but it would probably be relatable as heck and I think that’s really neat and I’m sad that it’s been put on hold! I hope it goes back into the works again soon :)
Aw thank you lovely!!! I hope it does too! I’ll definitely keep making comics complaining about my life regardless of this project though haha.
I made this as the first comic in a continuing series for a publication, but the project has been put on hold. The series is supposed to be about what it’s like to be 21, or in my 20’s, and it was gonna be SUPER DEPRESSING. Yay
do you mind if I use your Barbie photos for my humanities project? I'm making a collage of gender and body equality. I will source you of course! if not, that's ok, I understand. thanks for your time and beautiful artwork.
Oh my gosh, yes of course!! I am so flattered that you want to! I have gotten this question a few times and I just want to say that this is ALWAYS okay, and I would love to see your project when it’s finished! Thank you for asking :)
I haven’t posted this until now because I wanted to make sure it was all legal, but last summer, Marie Claire South Africa magazine approached me about a project on “making a feminist Barbie.” This was my contribution!!
I think Barbie is a really complex feminine icon, and I was so excited to get the chance to add to the discussion. I think a feminist Barbie would love her body and love my body too, because feminism is all about accepting yourself and others for who we all are! “A feminist Barbie” would be proud of her own thin frame and proud of another woman’s curvier one. She would be proud of a woman’s decision to own her own body by deciding to tattoo it, strengthen it, or wear religious coverings. If being a Barbie girl (or boy, or anything inbetween) meant being accepted and accepting of others, I think we’d all want to be on Barbie’s side.
(oh yeah legal stuff: this is not commerciality associated with Barbie or Mattel at all and I do not own or claim to own Barbie!! This is strictly parody/fan art.)
I’ve had a hard time getting through my work the past few weeks. I told myself I had to draw SOMETHING today and this came out???
Here is today’s figure drawing thing. I wasn’t sure if I liked it in black and white or color so here are both haha