April 17 2014, 9am
...1 day ago
Château de Versailles: la Cour de marbre.
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April 17 2014, 9am
...1 day ago
Brian why does it seem that there is such hostility towards woman creators in the comic industry?
Because no matter what we do there will always be unevolved cowards among us. and the anonymity of the Internet brings out some people’s worst instincts.
please read my words carefully… I said some people. and its only some people. but those people seem really awful.
truthfully, it is not just female creators. a lot of people take weird, hateful shit from weird people. truthfully, honestly, a lot of us get showered with lovely thoughts all day as well but the sickening stuff stands out because… it just does.
but I think that all of us would hope that we would have gotten to a place as a society where our mothers, sisters, daughters and wives could go on the Internet without having to worry about being called a whore for having an opinion.
I think what rattles most of us in the comic book community is the fact that someone could read a bunch of comic books, with very specific, simple moral themes with highly moral characters, fighting the fight for good, and COMPLETELY MISS THE POINT.
you know what Capt. America would never do? he would never go on the Internet anonymously and slam anyone.
the point of the stories, the good ones :-), is to show us what we could be. not to waddle around in the minutia of comic book science but to enjoy a world were someone is fighting the good fight. a world we hope we could live in one day.
just because you are posting anonymously doesn’t mean that those thoughts are not yours. it is not role-play, it is not a character, that is who you really are. that is the energy you are putting out in the world. this isn’t some mask you are hiding behind… this is who you REALLY ARE.
and if who you really are is a bully, anonymous or not, I truly feel bad for you. I really do. I feel bad that you’re hurting so badly that you think you need to do this.
but there is NO excuse to attempt to punish others under the cloak of anonymous. none.
Well said, Mr. Bendis. Well said.
"the point of the stories, the good ones :-), is to show us what we could be. not to waddle around in the minutia of comic book science but to enjoy a world were someone is fighting the good fight. a world we hope we could live in one day."
April 16 2014, 10pm
...2 days ago
European Medieval Cats
I mean if there were medieval kittens I wouldn’t complain… (But no really, this blog is the best.)
April 14 2014, 12pm
...4 days ago
Meet Marshal Michel Ney.
1st Duc d’Elchingen, 1st Prince de la Moskowa and one of Napoleon’s most trusted commanders. He was extremly loyal to Napoleon and fought until the very end. It´s said that at Waterloo´s Battle, he fought like a lion against the Allies after promising Louis XVIII to bring back Napoleon “in an iron cage.” Napoleon would say: “Ney is the bravest of men, and therein lies the limit of his faculties.”
When he was about to be executed on December 7, 1815, he said:
"Soldiers, when I give the command to fire, fire straight at my heart. Wait for the order. It will be my last to you. I protest against my condemnation. I have fought a hundred battles for France, and not one against her… Soldiers Fire!”
Brave until the end!
My muse for this drawing was Freddie Mercury!
I was listening to “We will rock you” and “We are the champions” when I decided to draw Marshal Ney. I bet that he would so sing the latter song if he were from the XXth century! ;)
Because I feel it <3
April 13 2014, 3pm
...5 days ago
The other day I had fun reading about the Comte d’Artois and his infatuation towards Louise de Polastron, Madame de Polignac´s sister-in-law. Wow! It was such a love story!
So I teased them in a doodle!
Louise ´s thoughts : “HELP!!!!”
Marie-Antoinette to Madame Polignac: I´m beginning to suspect that Charles-Philippe seems to admire your sister-in-law a bit too much, Madame Polignac.
Madame Polignac (terribly sorry):It seems so…
Lifein Versailles wasn´t boring at all !
April 10 2014, 8pm
...1 week ago
For some reason, I really love the idea of Aphrodite from Wedding Peach being both Sailor Venus’ mother and Queen Serenity’s cousin. That way, Aphrodite’s younger sister, Angel Celeste, and Venus’ cousin, Wedding Peach, are proof that Chibiusa’s pink hair is a recessive trait in their family (if my memory of biology class is correct… LOL).