Amanda And Such

Art! Art art art?
Art art art, art art art art art.
Art, art art!
That's my life.

Just a collection of things I enjoy.

whosthewhatnow:

Okay. BIG COMICON POST COMIN THROUGH.

I will be exhibiting for the first time at this years SAN DIEGO COMIC CON! (JULY-24-27)

You can find me IN ARTIST”S ALLEY table BB-12

STUFF I WILL HAVE:

books, sketchbooks, prints. buttons, an exclusive Corg Life print signed by The Frogman, and I will be debuting the 3rd print in my Starwars series. Also as always I will be doing commissions and for the first time anywhere i will have original art for sale

if you’re there please stop, if you know somebody going tell them to stop by and say hello.

and Playing Dead fans,  remember, the password for a special treat: NIBBLES SENT ME.

please spread the word

(via thefrogman)

nvansistine:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

Most libraries offer these services for free already - even ebooks and audio books. The fact that Amazon isn’t paying it’s authors is super shady though :/

nvansistine:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 

While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.

That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

Most libraries offer these services for free already - even ebooks and audio books. The fact that Amazon isn’t paying it’s authors is super shady though :/

(via kittensandkrakens)

The Batgirl Design Process

batgirlofburnside:

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The new Batgirl design has been often credited to Cameron Stewart OR Babs Tarr but rarely to the both of them. The design process was in fact a collaboration with both artists contributing to the final design.

Cameron: When DC first approached me about taking…

(via sogeekchic)

Illegal immigrants for the most part, they aren’t working under the table. They use fake social security numbers, and pay taxes (FICA) on every dollar they make. At tax time, they do not file, and end up forfeiting billions of dollars in unclaimed returns. As a side note, they also pay rent where they live, and so contribute to the local and state tax coffers that way. They pay sales tax when they buy things, which is also a major contribution. Undocumented workers aren’t masked criminals. They’re just people who want to work.

(Source: chinitahermosaa, via kittensandkrakens)