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Oct 19

mdt:

Kiddo has started leaving little comics all over the place.

Gotta start them young.

mdt:

Kiddo has started leaving little comics all over the place.

Gotta start them young.

Oct 18

In 2009, there was a movie called Sophie’s Revenge about Sophie, a comic book artist (!!!) played by Zhang Ziyi (!!!!) who decides, after being dumped, to base her next comic on her attempt on winning her ex back. Spoiler alert: It doesn’t work out the way she expects (plus, there’s a cute photographer involved).
Spoiler alert: This movie is completely adorable. It is a romantic comedy, yes, and has a lot of the tropes. But also some real consequences. Zhang as Sophie is absolutely charming (and insane — but the movie acknowledges that). I love this movie. Did I mention Zhang Ziyi is a comic book artist and that’s treated like a totally awesome thing?
Last year, they made a prequel of sorts called My Lucky Star, where a younger Sophie, who is not a yet a successful comic book artist, wins a trip and gets mixed up in some spy drama. Like you do.
It’s also adorable. And completely implausible. But have you seen Zhang Ziyi? I will watch her do anything, mostly. This movie does have a lot more comic art, which I like, and they keep telling you she’s an aspiring comic book artist.
It’s also pretty stupid, of course, and it’s hard to see this Sophie being the Sophie of Sophie’s Revenge. (But I also sort of love the idea of a comic book artist named Sophie played by Zhang Ziyi going on different unrelated adventures. That’s very comic-book.) It’s still a lot of fun, though, and I’m happy I watched it.
Both movies are streaming on Hulu Plus right now. You can get a free week (at least). It’s worth it to watch both. I would love to see more adventures of Sophie. I am glad we’ve had these two.
(Did I mention the whole “Zhang Ziyi plays a comic book artist” thing? It’s worth mentioning again.)

In 2009, there was a movie called Sophie’s Revenge about Sophie, a comic book artist (!!!) played by Zhang Ziyi (!!!!) who decides, after being dumped, to base her next comic on her attempt on winning her ex back. Spoiler alert: It doesn’t work out the way she expects (plus, there’s a cute photographer involved).

Spoiler alert: This movie is completely adorable. It is a romantic comedy, yes, and has a lot of the tropes. But also some real consequences. Zhang as Sophie is absolutely charming (and insane — but the movie acknowledges that). I love this movie. Did I mention Zhang Ziyi is a comic book artist and that’s treated like a totally awesome thing?

Last year, they made a prequel of sorts called My Lucky Star, where a younger Sophie, who is not a yet a successful comic book artist, wins a trip and gets mixed up in some spy drama. Like you do.

It’s also adorable. And completely implausible. But have you seen Zhang Ziyi? I will watch her do anything, mostly. This movie does have a lot more comic art, which I like, and they keep telling you she’s an aspiring comic book artist.

It’s also pretty stupid, of course, and it’s hard to see this Sophie being the Sophie of Sophie’s Revenge. (But I also sort of love the idea of a comic book artist named Sophie played by Zhang Ziyi going on different unrelated adventures. That’s very comic-book.) It’s still a lot of fun, though, and I’m happy I watched it.

Both movies are streaming on Hulu Plus right now. You can get a free week (at least). It’s worth it to watch both. I would love to see more adventures of Sophie. I am glad we’ve had these two.

(Did I mention the whole “Zhang Ziyi plays a comic book artist” thing? It’s worth mentioning again.)

Oct 16

My every day life.

My every day life.

(Source: crimesagainsthughsmanatees)

Hollander's | Decorative Paper & Bookbinding Supplies -

I am going home* for Christmas, and part of me just wants to ask my family for gift certificates to here. It’s an awesome place anyway, but it was really one of my major inspirations when it came to bookbinding. I can’t wait to go there with bookbinding in mind.

*I have never actually lived in Michigan, but at this point, it’s way too hard to explain why all of my immediate family lives there so I’ve given up. Just go with it. I do — I just pretend I’m a Michigan native now. Anyway, I’ve been to Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland and Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum and I know all about Meijer. I have some references down!

Plus, Michigan has a lot of amazing beer. If I’m going to pretend to be from somewhere, I’ll take it.

Oct 15

This is a real thing that’s happening.Look at my sloppy hand stitching there!

This is a real thing that’s happening.

Look at my sloppy hand stitching there!

Recommend me some comics!

What comics do you recommend?

I have a long reading list (I have stuff from April I haven’t read) but always looking for more! Tell me about all the comics!

(They can be your comics, too. Or just comics you like. Comics! Let’s type comics again! Comics!)

Oct 14

Ah!Nana was a French comics magazine published between 1976-1978 by Humanoïdes Associés publishing work by almost all women.
If you buy copies off eBay, please scan them in so I can see them. I’m working on buying a few but they’re rare and expensive.

Ah!Nana was a French comics magazine published between 1976-1978 by Humanoïdes Associés publishing work by almost all women.

If you buy copies off eBay, please scan them in so I can see them. I’m working on buying a few but they’re rare and expensive.

Oct 13

comicsgirl:

I’m on a witch kick right now. Are you making comics about witches or witchcraft? I’ll take anything, but preferences are more toward those who identify as women, people of color, and/or LGBTQ creators.

Everyone is welcome, though. I like comics and I like witches.

Reply here on on Twitter (@comicsgirl) or by email at miller.eden.a@gmail.com.

Still into witch comics.

Nick Abadzis | Comic Art Festival | What's On Lake District | Cumbria Festival | Kendal Comic Art -

abadzone:

I’ll be at The Lakes Comic Art Festival next week in Kendal, Cumbria, UK. I’ll be attending a few events over the weekend of 17-19 October (more info on the Lakes website) including a Doctor Who in Comics panel, a talk at Kendal College and a slideshow presentation of my own on Sunday 19th (which will inevitably include more Doctor Who talk and news on upcoming projects). I’ll also be walking around and generally available. Come and say hello.

This is turning into one of those “Maybe next year …” things for me. So, maybe next year? It seems like such a great show.

I’m on a witch kick right now. Are you making comics about witches or witchcraft? I’ll take anything, but preferences are more toward those who identify as women, people of color, and/or LGBTQ creators.

Everyone is welcome, though. I like comics and I like witches.

Reply here on on Twitter (@comicsgirl) or by email at miller.eden.a@gmail.com.