Vaginal Avengers 2 page 12
This is it, after way too much time this comic is finally done! It’s been a long road to the finish, I probably drew all these pages about 2 years ago, and my art has since grown. I’ve learned a lot in the process of making this comic, all of which I will be bringing into my next project, which will not be about scantily clad heroes. So this is it for the Vaginal Avengers for now, not saying I’ll never come back to them, but for the time this is it. Thanks to all those who have read my crappy little comic, I hope you like the next one!
Vaginal Avengers 2 page 11
Vaginal Avengers 2 page 10
So between pages 9 and 10 the new Pokemon games came out… yeah I got a we bit distracted.
Okay folks so here’s a story for you all. This here is a tattoo I designed that I want to get of my Happy Lil’ Lumberjack: Web Comics by Avery Bailie mascot holding the Melt Bar and Grilled logo. Now Melt has this thing where if you get a tattoo with their logo you get 25% off any purchase at their restaurant for life, sweet deal right? Well naturally I want to take advantage of this sweet deal and I (having no tattoos currently) have always wanted to get a tattoo of something that I designed and has personal meaning to me. (hence my Happy Lil’ Lumberjack) Now here where the problem lies, I’ve tried to do web comics prior to Happy ‘lil Lumberjack which has been met with failure, so I don’t want to get my mascot (as much as I love the Lil’ guy) permanently etched into my flesh until I have a strong following. I’m looking for 500 facebook fans (legit. fans) and 100 tumblr. followers. Once I’ve reached those goals and only after I’ve reached or passed both I will get this tattoo. So share this with your friends and encourage them to like the Happy Lil’ Lumberjack page if, you like what I’m doing with Happy Lil’ Lumberjack, like this Tattoo, or enjoy grilled cheese. I’m excited to see the results.
Vaginal Avengers Part 2 page 9:
Oh my God why it took me so long between pages 8 and 9 is beyond me. Sorry for the delay. Between finishing AmeriCorps, returning home, starting my job back up at Great Lakes and getting my life together things have been rather hectic. (plus I’m a notorious procrastinator and was totally binging on Video games there for about a month.) But for real guys there are only three pages left, I’m gonna finish this damn thing and soon!
Yet another post to honor my fallen possessions. The Victim this time was my super awesome Pirate Girl Highball glass that I got at the J.H Williams III and W. Haden Blackman signing at the Isotope Comic book store I went to in San Francisco last winter. The Glass (with art by J.H Williams III and was only available at this event) met it’s early end at the hands (or rather paws) of my adorable bastard of a cat Dr. Nabu Fate (the white kitty in the photo.) This glass, believe it or not actually meant a lot to me for reasons other than it being super cool looking and by one of my favorite artists.
I got it during my first project in my Second AmeriCorps NCCC year, only my team leader had gone to the signing with me and I’m glad he did. For the weeks leading up to this signing I was super excited for it. I had prepared my sketchbooks, readied in my mind tons of questions to ask the two creators about working in the comic book industry and if they had any advise to jump start my career. I even prepared a Batwoman sketch I did as part of my then series of DC characters with Chocolate Milk Shakes illustrations for J.H Williams III to sign. Then came the actual signing, My team leader and I waited in line for our turn to go up and meet the creators, finally, my turn, I went up to them said hello and asked Mr. Williams to sign my Batwoman drawing, to which he quickly replied “No” (he was actually a lot more polite than that but that’s how it plays back in my flashbacks of the incident) In retrospect it makes perfect sense why he wouldn’t sign someone’s original piece of art, that’s a very weird thing to ask someone to do, but at the moment I was shocked, devastated even, in that instant I had no idea what to say, all those questions I was going to ask gone from my mind. I sat there quietly, embarrassed, had my team leader who watched the whole thing take my picture with the two creators (see awkward photo above), and I left, excepting defeat. After my team leader met with the creators he came to talk to me. He encouraged me to try talking to them again during the cocktail hour following the signing (hence the glasses). What my team leader had done during his time with J.H Williams III and W. Haden Blackman was talk about what a big fan I was of theirs and how I wanted to pursue a career in comics. This was probably one of the single moments I was most grateful to have Travis Smith as my team leader, had he not been there I probably would have gone straight home after the signing and hated myself for wasting the opportunity, but because he was there I had the courage to try again, and with much better results. I stayed for the Cocktail hour, talked to the creators again who apologized for making me feel so awkward, totally my bad, and I got to ask them all the questions I had wanted to. I even got them to look at my sketchbooks.
The advise they have given me I have applied to my art since then and also led to the creation of this tumblr. That glass represented all of that, The moment my team leader helped me when I needed it the most, the first time I had comic book professionals who I admire review my work in person and give me advise for my next step, and just the wonderful time I had in San Francisco. (It was also a fuckin’ cool looking glass but I believe I already made a point of that.) Though I no longer have the glass I still have everything it meant to me. (and my signed copy of Batwoman #1, I wasn’t so shocked that I didn’t make sure that that happened.) May it rest in peace(s) in drink wear heaven with all of those taster glasses I broke last summer at work.
In memory of my computer mouse that broke yesterday. I’ve had it since high school, it was a gift from my girlfriend at the time. It was made it look a race car and had working head lights. You will be missed my good friend. This also means sadly I will not be doing any digital art until I return home from AmeriCorps and buy a new mouse. I colored this pathetic drawing in crayon.
Vaginal Avengers Red Vag of Courage part 2 page 8
pages 6 & 7 of The Vaginal Avengers: Red Vag of Courage part two
pages 3-5 of part two of The Vaginal Avengers: Red Vag of Courage