Shades of A is now on Kickstarter! :D
Shades of A is now on Kickstarter! :D
Welcome to the latest episode of ComicsAlliance Presents “Kate or Die,” a series of exclusive comic strips created by one of our favorite cartoonists, Kate Leth! In this episode, Kate assuages your fears that your’e being creepy when approaching your
favorite comic book creators at conventions. Don’t worry, you’re not!
Unless you are.
I get a lot of messages from folks after conventions that they were too shy to come talk to me - and it’s heartbreaking! If I’ve traveled all the way across the country (or another), there’s a big chance I won’t be back soon. I know I can be sassy and a little brash online, but I really do LOVE meeting fans. You’re the reason I get brought to these shows, yo!
It’s a scary thing, but don’t let it keep you from having a nice moment. It won’t always be perfect and not every creator (or every fan) will be awesome, but it’s worth the risk.
The awkward part of being in a same gender relationship- means you sometimes meet in bathrooms!
In update news I’m off to Norway (BANZAICON WHOOO) this Thursday so I won’t be back to livestream until next Thursday morning. After that Khaos updates will be 4 a week until I finish all the promised side stories. This is because Shades of A is on hiatus while the internet decides it’s fate over here:
Veronica’s story page 8 is currently livestreaming!
This is one of the most ignorant misconceptions I’ve heard about us transgender folks.
Another dose of Dr. Gabor Maté from Zeitgeist: Moving Forward.
Community is the human norm, not profit.
"What we call human nature in actuality is human habit" - yes, that is from the liner notes of Jewel’s first album and, yes, I will quote it for-fucking-ever.
Here’s something I’ve been working on behind the scenes for a while:
This kickstarter ends May 26th- the monday after London MCM Comic Con. During this time I’ll only be updating the Khaos side stories, waiting for you to decide the fate of Shades of A.
So, internet. This is your chance to let the world know that ace, queer and kinky people deserve places in the media, while getting cool stuff at the same time.
Khaos Kreator on Livestream. I’m the writer of Khaos Komix, these are some videos of me drawing it. Check out my work at KhaosKomix.com and DiscordComics.com - Watch live streaming Internet TV. Broadcast your own live streaming videos, like Khaos Kreator in Widescreen HD. Livestream, Be There.
It’s obvious if you come watch the livestream- Shades of A and the special page of mystery!
For the curious, I am still working on that Kickstarter how-to mini I promised to make. Pictured above are pages 19 and 20. It’s turning out to be a pretty long comic, but I want to be thorough.
I strongly believe that people should make videos for their Kickstarters; not bothering to do so is just leaving money on the table. But at the same time, a crummy video doesn’t do you any favors. I especially don’t like videos taking pains to emphasize that “This is my dream!”
Well… yeah. Of course it’s your dream. That much is obvious, you’re running a Kickstarter. Use your two minutes to tell me why I should care about your dream, not that you have one!
Anyway, I hope to finish this up next week. It’ll be on sale in the Iron Circus Comics shop as a PDF. (EDIT: Just caught the grammatical error on page 20, don’t worry.)
I originally wasn’t going to have a video on my kickstarter, because I rarely watch them myself, but someone had to remind me that other people do watch them so I made one in like a couple hours.
And yeah, stuff like this is about building people’s confidence in you. This is one of those times where being overly modest and self-depreciating is going to destroy you.