Modest Medusa, comics and stuff!

Aug 20

Modest Medusa 447: Korrasami

Modest Medusa 447: Korrasami

Aug 18

- Maybe we should have a fan fiction contest?
- The Medusa meets Rocket and Groot shirt is still available, but only until the end of the month. So get it now. Lots of colors in Men’s, women’s and kids sizes. Just $20!Here’s the link.

- Maybe we should have a fan fiction contest?

- The Medusa meets Rocket and Groot shirt is still available, but only until the end of the month. So get it now. Lots of colors in Men’s, women’s and kids sizes. Just $20!Here’s the link.

Shirt ad

Aug 16

Modest Medusa 443: Fair Trade Chocodiles -

blackjackgabbiani:

jake-richmond:

blackjackgabbiani:

jake-richmond:

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A bunch of people have been saying that they’re excited to see me at Kumoricon again this year. I’ve been doing the Kumoricon artist alley since before Modest Medusa, and I love the show, the attendees, the volunteers and several members of the staff. But…

I won’t be at Kumoricon this year….

That’s weird. I was in a heavy costume and it was cool and refreshing in there to me. Easily a good 20 degrees less than outside.

It’s funny how people have different impressions of the same place. A lot of people complained about the heat, but a lot of others seem mystified and say that they went in there to cool off. That’s the only place I’ve ever heard of that happening.

Although if you’re really adamant, then post to them on the forums.

That is weird, but I think maybe I know why people were having different experiences. The parking garage was pretty big, and wasn’t a single open space. You may remember that there were several partitioned off areas, separating registration, gaming, vendors and artist alley. Registration was right by the entrance way and was the coolest area, especially after the second day when they brought in the giant fan. Artist alley was deep in the back, and it was very warm there, with no air circulation at all.

Ah no, all around it! It was like a cool cave for me, and as I said I was in heavy robes. Even back where you were it wasn’t hot for me, and apparently for many others.

That’s why it’s so weird.

Really? The consensus at the artist alley (at least from artists I talked to, but that was almost everyone) was that it was sweltering, and almost everyone I met all weekend was sweating. I can also confirm that at least at one point on the first day it was over 90 degrees in the basement. My girl friend didn’t come back the next day because it was too hot (which was funny because it was tolerable on the second day). I know it was also ridiculously warm outside, so maybe inside was cooler in comparison? Anyway, I’m glad it wasn’t bad for you. It was miserable for me,and almost everyone else I talked to. But i guess not everyone had the same experience.

Modest Medusa 445: Mako is not cool

Modest Medusa 445: Mako is not cool

Aug 15

Modest Medusa 443: Fair Trade Chocodiles -

blackjackgabbiani:

jake-richmond:

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A bunch of people have been saying that they’re excited to see me at Kumoricon again this year. I’ve been doing the Kumoricon artist alley since before Modest Medusa, and I love the show, the attendees, the volunteers and several members of the staff. But…

I won’t be at Kumoricon this year….

That’s weird. I was in a heavy costume and it was cool and refreshing in there to me. Easily a good 20 degrees less than outside.

It’s funny how people have different impressions of the same place. A lot of people complained about the heat, but a lot of others seem mystified and say that they went in there to cool off. That’s the only place I’ve ever heard of that happening.

Although if you’re really adamant, then post to them on the forums.

That is weird, but I think maybe I know why people were having different experiences. The parking garage was pretty big, and wasn’t a single open space. You may remember that there were several partitioned off areas, separating registration, gaming, vendors and artist alley. Registration was right by the entrance way and was the coolest area, especially after the second day when they brought in the giant fan. Artist alley was deep in the back, and it was very warm there, with no air circulation at all.

Modest Medusa, Groot and Rocket!

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So I have this new t-shirt. Medusa, Groot and Rocket, together for the first time! It’ll only be available until the end of August, after that it’s gone. It’s available in all the Women’s, Men’s and Kid’s style, all the usual sizes and a bunch of different colors. $20.00. Here’s the link to my store.

Aug 14

Final Fantasy 14 Modest Medusa!

It’s Final Fantasy Medusa! I’ve been a huge Final Fantasy fan since I was a kid. the series has had a huge and obvious influence on everything I’ve done as an artist. This month is the 1 year anniversary of Final Fantasy 14, the 2nd FF MMO. I never have any time to play (seriously never. I’m barely level 30) but I’ve had a subscription to the game since it launched… 3 years ago? And yes, this is the one year anniversary of a game that came out over three years ago. FF14 has a confusing history! Anyway, there’s a cool site where artists involved with the project are posting anniversary art. you can check it out here.

This is the art for August’s Medusa sticker of the month! Each month Medusa Patron’s who pledge $25 or more receive a pack of stickers in the mail. Thanks so much everyone!

Aug 13

Modest Medusa 444: Bending

Korra is super fun to draw!

Modest Medusa: The Chair’Weds Windusa! http://www.modestmedusa.com/?p=1389s Hiatus

Matt Bogart’s Kickstarter for his excellent graphic novel The Chair’s Hiatus is in it’s final week. The book is funded, but you should still check it out. it’s one of my favorite comics and totally worth your time!

Matt asked me to do a guest comic to help promote the kicktsrater, and I was going to do something with Marah taking Medusa to a Chairs concert (Matt’s comic is about a band called The Chair’s), but I just didn’t have the time. Instead I did this drawing of the girls’s listening to the Chair’s first album on Marah’s phone. My summer intern Josie Ark colored it for me

Aug 11

Modest Medusa 443: Fair Trade Chocodiles

A bunch of people have been saying that they’re excited to see me at Kumoricon again this year. I’ve been doing the Kumoricon artist alley since before Modest Medusa, and I love the show, the attendees, the volunteers and several members of the staff. But…

I won’t be at Kumoricon this year. Artist alley was so horrible last year that I won’t be returning until they move it back to a proper room instead of a 90 degree parking garage with no restroom, air circulation, or water fountain. We were buried in the back of the garage, hundreds of feet from the nearest entrance. To find the artist alley you had to go to the parking garage (and why would you ever do that?), go past registration, go past the dealers area. Artist alley itself was split into two parts, the more visible section and the section hidden back behind a staircase. That’s where I was. We had to bring our own fans for air circulation. It was so hot that my clothes were soaked through with sweat each day, which isn’t ideal when you’re trying to sell your artwork. A friend of mine passed out and had to be taken away by ambulance. The volunteers were very helpful and understanding though. They always do a great job.

I sent an email and a facebook message to Kumoricon staff expressing my concerns, but I never heard back. That’s fine though. They don’t need to respond to every complaint, as long as they hear it. Back during the winter I had a chance to speak directly to one of the organizers when I ran into him at Red Castle games. I told him everything I mentioned above, and he said that he didn’t really think it was a problem. Artist alley wasn’t a priority, and it would be in the same spot this year., although it might change next year. I repeated that the heat was pretty unbearable, and that my friend had been taken away by ambulance. He said that this wasn’t true. I think he meant that he hadn’t heard about the indecent, but saying that it wasn’t true made it feel like he was calling me a liar. I don’t think that’s what he meant, but I was pretty astounded by that. When I said that I didn’t think I’d be coming back to pay for a table until artist alley was moved to a better location he said that there’s always someone else who would pay for the table instead

So I won’t be back until conditions improve. If you like Kumoricon you should really demand better conditions for artist alley.

Here’s some photos from the con of my booth and the area right in front of it. You can see that everyone is sweating, right? you can see how crappy the garage is?