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AMANDA SCURTI

Illustrator, cartoonist, dog enthusiast
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Sep 18 '14

monstertag:

tw: mention of rape.

late night feelings comic, more personal than usually happens on this blog

270 notes (via monstertag)Tags: wanted 2 put a heart in the tag but it turned into weird html HEART tw rape comics

Sep 17 '14

bwoltjen:

Here are the pieces I did for Terrestrial!!

It’s still being sold on storenvy, along with pieces done by many other incredibly talented artists! Please give it a look

:-)

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Sep 17 '14

barbarabot:

a short + quick demo on how to print a saddle stitch booklet!

this is a work of FICTION and i don’t condone such irresponsible behavior, of course!! 

Almost exactly how Corporate Dog was born. I #endorse this #brandstrengthening #comics #technique

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Sep 17 '14

cathyboy:

DEAR AMANDA is now available for purchase online!

Belén is saving up to move to Amsterdam and become a writer, but thankfully this summer won’t be lonely. She starts a bittersweet fling with her coworker Ginette, who is (coincidentally) a great source of inspiration for Belén’s writing.

I wonder what Ginette thinks of that.

48 pages, 8.5″ x 5.5″, riso-printed black ink on gray paper

Alex Hoffman of Sequential State published a review of DEAR AMANDA today, if you are the type of person who enjoys reviews of something before you read it, give it a look! (Spoilers!) I think it’s a really good review.

DEAR AMANDA: http://cathyboy.storenvy.com/products/9681202-dear-amanda-comic

Store Front: http://cathyboy.storenvy.com

49 notes (via roarcomics & cathyboy)Tags: beautiful story get it! i read my friend's copy but I'm gonna get my own u should get one TOO

Sep 16 '14

It’s been a long time coming, but here are my 2 illustrations from Terrestrial! Petra & Sera, the Lichen Girls. You can get Terrestrial here.

83 notes Tags: my art fantasy terrestrial illustration plants zzzzzz tw body horror

Sep 13 '14

amandascurti:

Who’s going to be at SPX? We are! Hannah Krieger and I will be at table B14, along with Molly Ostertag of SFP and Aatmaja Pandya of The Bell Blues.

Terrestrial, the fantasy comics & illustration anthology I organized, will be debuting here, as well as Hannah’s XL Bendytoots wall scrolls and Chinfographic prints. I’ll also have copies of my new mini, Corporate Dog, prints of my Lord of the Rings Series, cool dog stickers, and a couple of other books. Come by and say hello, we can’t wait to meet you peeps!

Happening now!

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Sep 11 '14

some lil WIP panel head crops from the new issue of Tales of the Night Watchman from sowhatpress I’ve been posting on twittahhhhh

17 notes Tags: my art comics weeeeee sowhatpress tales of the night watchman

Sep 9 '14

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Sep 8 '14
inkfilledsea:

"The Shit Heel and His Friends"

inkfilledsea:

"The Shit Heel and His Friends"

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Sep 6 '14

amandascurti:

Here’s my September 2014 calendar spread for Visual Opinion, SVA’s student-run publication.

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Sep 4 '14

Who’s going to be at SPX? We are! Hannah Krieger and I will be at table B14, along with Molly Ostertag of SFP and Aatmaja Pandya of The Bell Blues.

Terrestrial, the fantasy comics & illustration anthology I organized, will be debuting here, as well as Hannah’s XL Bendytoots wall scrolls and Chinfographic prints. I’ll also have copies of my new mini, Corporate Dog, prints of my Lord of the Rings Series, cool dog stickers, and a couple of other books. Come by and say hello, we can’t wait to meet you peeps!

145 notes Tags: spx my art prints spx 2014 comics bendytoots

Sep 3 '14
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Sep 3 '14
sleepy assassin 

sleepy assassin 

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Aug 29 '14
This dominant narrative surrounding the inevitability of female objectification and victimhood is so powerful that it not only defines our concepts of reality but it even sets the parameters for how we think about entirely fictional worlds, even those taking place in the realms of fantasy and science fiction. It’s so normalized that when these elements are critiqued, the knee-jerk response I hear most often is that if these stories did not include the exploitation of women, then the game worlds would feel too “unrealistic” or “not historically accurate”. What does it say about our culture when games routinely bend or break the laws of physics and no one bats an eye? When dragons, ogres and magic are inserted into historically influenced settings without objection. We are perfectly willing to suspend our disbelief when it comes to multiple lives, superpowers, health regeneration and the ability to carry dozens of weapons and items in a massive invisible backpack. But somehow the idea of a world without sexual violence and exploitation is deemed too strange and too bizarre to be believable.

Tropes vs Women in Video Games, Women as Background Decoration: Part 2 (via femfreq)

It’s especially funny to me how in the interest of supposed “historically accurate, well-researched, completely immersive” game or comic universes, women seem to be excluded from the narrative yet again. Some game & comic worlds are so elaborately designed and detailed that even terrain-accurate flora and fauna appear, but somehow women are deemed less important than plants and animals. Sure, include period-accurate colloquialisms and speech patterns, include amazing feats of computer/console graphics and traditional rendering, but don’t outfit your female characters and female NPCs in anything less than a standard “female” outfit regardless of the time period - that wouldn’t be realistic!

This isn’t about the way these women appear - and yet it is, at the same time. It’s not about the clothes - it’s about the iconography. It’s about the dominant male gaze and how it effects nearly everything we know and what we think we know about women in media. By eschewing the established rules of historical accuracy for JUST the female characters, the notion is that somehow the women are different - they are divorced from the narrative, and therefore must look the part, according to game developers.

By reducing female characters to one-dimensional decorations and cartoon approximations of what we think femininity means - or what femininity should mean, we effectively destroy any connection that the player might be able to form with these characters. But then again, say you’re a feminist in a male-dominated industry of any kind and watch as the heads turn and the tempers flare - it’s not all that different. 

5,267 notes (via nondesignated & femfreq)Tags: see also: medievalpoc it's all about the dominant narrative let's not even get STARTED on the obsolescence of the gender binary but actually: let's

Aug 29 '14
jovaline:

ladiesofliterature:

CALL FOR ENTRIES
Hello everyone! The Ladies of Literature project is pleased to announce that we’re beginning work on Volume 2! We’re hoping to make this book even bigger and more beautiful than Volume 1. We’ve invited our Volume 1 veterans to come back to contribute, but we’re looking for even more fresh talent to fill the pages!
For those who don’t know, Ladies of Literature Volume 1 was an illustration anthology that celebrated our favorite female book characters and authors.
This time around, we’re still working with the same premise, but we’re placing a stronger emphasis on illustrations that tell stories. We want well-composed illustrations that showcase exactly why you fell in love with your character or author. Make us want to pick up their stories for ourselves—like the ultimate book recommendation.
The book is going to be Kickstarted to cover cost of printing and compensation for all contributing artists. All artists will get a copy of the book. Any remaining Kickstarter and book sale funds will be donated directly to in-classroom childhood literacy projects via DonorsChoose.org.
(That being said, obviously this is a project that may include copyrighted characters so if we run into legal trouble, we’ll have to shut the whole thing down.)
We’re aiming to have 75 artists in total so if you’re interested in participating, fill out this Google Form with your name and portfolio by AUGUST 31, 2014. We’ll notify our final choices by mid-September. Thank you! So excited to see all of your work!


Ahhh! Just a few more days! We close the form at 11:59PM on August 31!

Apply! Apply! Apply! All genders welcome!

jovaline:

ladiesofliterature:

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Hello everyone! The Ladies of Literature project is pleased to announce that we’re beginning work on Volume 2! We’re hoping to make this book even bigger and more beautiful than Volume 1. We’ve invited our Volume 1 veterans to come back to contribute, but we’re looking for even more fresh talent to fill the pages!

For those who don’t know, Ladies of Literature Volume 1 was an illustration anthology that celebrated our favorite female book characters and authors.

This time around, we’re still working with the same premise, but we’re placing a stronger emphasis on illustrations that tell stories. We want well-composed illustrations that showcase exactly why you fell in love with your character or author. Make us want to pick up their stories for ourselves—like the ultimate book recommendation.

The book is going to be Kickstarted to cover cost of printing and compensation for all contributing artists. All artists will get a copy of the book. Any remaining Kickstarter and book sale funds will be donated directly to in-classroom childhood literacy projects via DonorsChoose.org.

(That being said, obviously this is a project that may include copyrighted characters so if we run into legal trouble, we’ll have to shut the whole thing down.)

We’re aiming to have 75 artists in total so if you’re interested in participating, fill out this Google Form with your name and portfolio by AUGUST 31, 2014. We’ll notify our final choices by mid-September. Thank you! So excited to see all of your work!

Ahhh! Just a few more days! We close the form at 11:59PM on August 31!

Apply! Apply! Apply! All genders welcome!

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