April152014

comixology:

jordiecolorsthings:

Hey guys!

So word on the street is - a few people don’t think I’m coloring my own work!

Wow, isn’t that complimentary. I thought it was about time to put this very, very stupid rumor to rest because I’m just so annoyed when sometime tells me to “Just use your assistant.” or “Can your assistant just do this for you since you’re so busy?”

NO. My assistants are not art monkeys and they do not color/render any work with my name on it! They color their OWN work and put THEIR name on it. They are interns learning the process, making money, meeting people and having daily skype calls with me about their own work! (that said, I’m not hiring any new assistants right now and I do not have one at this time)

I color a lot of books. I color a lot of books because I love coloring. I color a lot of books and I don’t sleep a whole lot, or go on vacation, or see my family, or hang out with my boyfriend, or exercise and I pretty much miss just about every film I want to see in the cinema—so please stop saying I’m not coloring my own work.

The biggest problem is what people think a “color assistant” does. This goes for all creative fields where someone adds “I have an inking assistant”, “a penciling assistant”, “an intern”, etc. There seems to be a very popular misunderstanding that an “assistant” is hired just to do the dirty work, all the work and get no credit or money. This is not the case nor should it ever be assumed it is the case.

There are three images here from Deadpool #27.

1.) The flatted file, how it looks when the file comes back to me flatted by another person for a flat fee. This is a staple in the colorist business and without this help colorists would be really stuck for time.

2.) EX-Color Assistant/now colorist extraordinaire Kelly Fitzpatrick goes through the crazy flatted file and adjusts the colors so they are sensible while referencing colors I’ve chosen for costumes in previous issues, plus I give her the script so maybe she can figure out if it’s day or night or if they should be on the moon. This is a VERY helpful step for me, especially, because without this step every single book I have would be a minefield to manage. Having Kelly select costume palettes I’ve used in previous issues is absolutely essential. This is also something plenty of colorists do! Having the FIRST step come back with correct costumes is great but I have to get my files “color corrected”.

3.) I go in and change colors/bring detail into certain elements/fix costume problems and render the page.

This is how assisting works and this is why the work I color is my own work and only my work, end of story. Assistants are so wonderful and helpful but they deserve more than being called “who I farm my work out to”. It’s not just insulting to the artist who hires them AND the assistant who takes the job but it’s also just incorrect.

THE MORE YOU KNOW!

jordiecolorsthings: master of all things color and knowledge-dropping. 

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fecloras:

Classic Mary

fecloras:

Classic Mary

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caerulea-divilu:

did-someone-say-pool:

the-time-lord-of-the-rings:

Mama Fury on waking up the Avengers.

(Source: Imgur)

LOKI IS FUCKGN DUCT TAPED TO THE BED I SIMPLY CANNOT

I don’t think there will ever come a time when I won’t reblog this.

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pseudologia-fantastica-me:

arrafrost:

lacigreen:

fulloflightning:

don’t blame women for the fact that someone they trusted betrayed them in such an intimate way

solidarity with my ladies

for real i’m so sick of everyone blaming women when their asshole partners share their PRIVATE, CONSENSUAL pictures with the public

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THIS IS FOR EVERY GENDER

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themarysue:

melissaivory:


#I SHIP RIVER/CARMEN NOW

No truer tag has ever been used! 

themarysue:

melissaivory:

#I SHIP RIVER/CARMEN NOW

No truer tag has ever been used! 

(Source: kswaiy)

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brianmichaelbendis:

Forgotten masterpiece: Complete original painted art by Arthur Suydam for “Mudwogs” in Echo of Futurepast #4, published by Continuity Publishing Inc., February 1985. 

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shellygurumi:

Jacob’s New Dress by Sarah & Ian Hoffman

This is a story about a little boy who enjoys wearing dresses and the difficulties he (and his family) face with this decision. Emily, a little girl in his class, likes the dresses Jacob likes to wear and Jacob and his mother have fun together sewing a special dress for him to wear. However, another little boy, Christopher, doesn’t think boys are allowed to wear dresses.

The grown ups are understanding and have realistic responses, while still being very kind to Jacob. The story doesn’t say that everyone will accept Jacob’s decision, but it shows how he finds his courage to dress however he wants to. 

It’s a really nice little story and it’s nice to see representation for gender non-conforming kids. <3

(via thisyearforme)

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wired:

Part of the mystery and terror of the Chernobyl disaster is the invisibility of the threat. The explosion at the Vladimir Ilyich Lenin nuclear power plant released more radiation than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, and one might never know they were being poisoned until months, even years later. Veteran photographer Gerd Ludwig’s spent 20 years photographing the area, chronicling the ongoing consequences of the radioactive release.

[MORE: 30 Years After Chernobyl’s Meltdown, Gripping Photos Expose the Human Fallout]

(Source: Wired)

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hitchhikersguidetothegalaxy:

larrycoincidences:

do you ever have a plan for the day and suddenly it’s 4pm and you’ve achieved literally nothing 

I believe Douglas Adams and John Lloyd came up with a word for this feeling. image

(via scienceetfiction)

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rrrick:

Uncle Arthur

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bbcamerica:

Tea time.

bbcamerica:

Tea time.

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popmech:

The 10 Best Bond Villains

James Bond is often only as good as his villains, which is why the Internet went nuts when rumors began circulating late last week that 007’s next adversary might be played by Chiwetel Ejiofor. The Oscar-nominated 12 Years a Slave star would be not only the rare black actor to face off against Bond (at least, as his prime antagonist), but also one of the few actors to take on such a role at the apparent height of his career. While hoping that Ejiofor embraces the challenge of taking on MI6’s most famous secret agent, we present our choices for the all-time best Bond villains. 

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