La Engine

Sequential artist
Garage sales make you realize your character’s ages…
Holy gawd, Sibidie…(He may actually be 20 years old @_#;;;;)

Garage sales make you realize your character’s ages…

Holy gawd, Sibidie…(He may actually be 20 years old @_#;;;;)

I needed some instant gratification, so have a back-to-school Gailen<3

I needed some instant gratification, so have a back-to-school Gailen<3

Time for a Vol3 collector’s edition update:

So! The print files are almost to the end of their trip through the nine circles of hell (mostly thanks to your’s truly, I apologize). It will be two weeks for printing to complete, and arrive…and then the shipping shall commence! And your books will be mailed, too<3

Save for one book in Canada, I am mailing that via CA post after I am back in TO come September. (sorry for the delay, but this should be faster than international ><)

In the Meanwhile, here are the dust cover, and the design for the foil stamping on the hardcover for your viewing enjoyment.

thank you for your patronage, and your patience!

~Angi

brooke-alden:

Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!! It all came today!!!!! 
Thank you, Angi, for interpreting my characters! You are brilliant. ^_^

Man, this was good christmas of commissions in 2012&lt;3333 so much fun!

brooke-alden:

Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!! It all came today!!!!! 

Thank you, Angi, for interpreting my characters! You are brilliant. ^_^

Man, this was good christmas of commissions in 2012<3333 so much fun!

sparklermonthly:

laengine:

tokyodemons:

beccasmash:

laengine:

Keep calm and have a Zayd, from tokyodemons .

Yes! Zayd fanart!
(Zayd’s original character design has always been one of my favorites—it’s like he fell into a manga via an indie comic. But he’s so serious-looking in this fanart—it’s great! Love it :D)

Lianne: OH MY GOD, ANGI. O.O
This portrait is so beautiful! The piercing eyes, the lighting… No one’s ever drawn Zayd before so this is EXTRA EXCITING. So intense yet even-tempered. SO PERFECT.
Ah, I love your art so much~. What a pleasure this is! *sobs*

TuT~&lt;3
I really wanted to draw this type of hair and the EYES&lt;3
So happy you guys like it, thank you for inspiration, I love tokyo demons!

*GASP* 
I can’t wait for you all to see the lovely Dusk in Kalevia comic that laengine did as our member exclusive this month!! 

Itsa coming! KALEVIA COMIC ON MONDAY @A@

sparklermonthly:

laengine:

tokyodemons:

beccasmash:

laengine:

Keep calm and have a Zayd, from tokyodemons .

Yes! Zayd fanart!

(Zayd’s original character design has always been one of my favorites—it’s like he fell into a manga via an indie comic. But he’s so serious-looking in this fanart—it’s great! Love it :D)

Lianne: OH MY GOD, ANGI. O.O

This portrait is so beautiful! The piercing eyes, the lighting… No one’s ever drawn Zayd before so this is EXTRA EXCITING. So intense yet even-tempered. SO PERFECT.

Ah, I love your art so much~. What a pleasure this is! *sobs*

TuT~<3

I really wanted to draw this type of hair and the EYES<3

So happy you guys like it, thank you for inspiration, I love tokyo demons!

*GASP* 

I can’t wait for you all to see the lovely Dusk in Kalevia comic that laengine did as our member exclusive this month!! 

Itsa coming! KALEVIA COMIC ON MONDAY @A@

Ten Women I Have Been Warned Against Becoming:

1. The Girl Who Takes Up Too Much Space, always, her shoulders too wide in stairwells, her hips too big in doorways, her voice too loud in classes. This woman does not understand the art of crumbling, of curling herself tight like the spiral of a fern, soft, delicate, unwilling to reach out the ivy of her fingers to grasp onto what should rightfully be hers. This is a beast, an elephant, a moving mountain and she is capable of flattening you, she is capable of ruining you, she is capable of making you feel as small and insignificant in her life as she is supposed to be. You are this woman’s footnote to history, you are her side note in song lyrics, you are constantly interrupted by her with a witty joke you wish you thought of. I asked what the problem was with being a steamroller instead of a sunflower and I was laughed down.

2. The Beautiful One, the long hair or the slim waist or the pretty eyes or the lips like bowstrings. This woman looks good in everything because she’s confident in whatever you put her in. She’ll cut her hair short on you no matter how you like it, she’ll wear high heels and step on your opinions, she’ll look hot as hell no matter what size she is. See, the reason you can’t trust her is because women like this don’t need your permission, they’ll do as they please and get away with it. They’ll say no to you, over and over. Teach your daughters that beautiful means dangerous, teach them to distrust women who love themselves. Equate beautiful with vapid, equate pretty with stupid, take their power from them. Say they’re vain for their makeup, refuse to see them without it. These women are snakes, they are serpents. I said maybe the problem lies with you being unable to control yourself and was told to get off my pedestal.

3. A Bitch. Women are supposed to be ladies in the street but will tear skin under sheets. I’m told: Never raise your voice. Speak gently. Submit. Hold your opinion against your lips and when you admit to it, make sure it comes out as a butterfly wing suggestion. Don’t disagree. Don’t undermine someone else’s authority, regardless of whether or not they deserve your respect. Someone touches you, just move away from them. Don’t hit. Don’t talk back. Be like the ruins of Rome, only beautiful if you can’t hear your quiet death.

4. The Needy One. I have heard how others spit when they talk about how she gave you everything and you shoved it back down her throat until she choked on it, until she came back crawling and asked you what she did, until her palms and knees were scraped for want of just a little affection - never be this woman, I’m told, because she’s a joke and the joke is that she dared to have more emotion than you did. The truth is, I’m told, the one who cares less in a partnership is the one who wins. I didn’t know this was a competition.

5. The Cock Tease, certified stripper, how dare that girl look like that and not want me to sleep with her. Lust is always personified as a lady in red with a dress slit up her thigh. Lust is sinful because it’s power, it’s not asking for attention - it’s demanding it. I’m told she is the worst kind of woman, that looking good is supposed to be some kind of shame on her kin. I’m told not to leave the house in such a short skirt, not with a shirt so low, not with a lace back, not with high heels, not dressed like that. My lipstick can’t be too red, my hair can’t be too mussed, I can’t just “turn someone on like that and then leave them wanting.” I mentioned that instant gratification actually ruins our psyche and was told that being led on was “exhausting.” I said that there was a difference between purposefully tricking someone into liking you and just being attractive or friendly. I was told there’s also a difference between coffee and tea but both result in caffeine. I said, “I’ve been turned on in class by the girls I talk to but I didn’t expect anything from them,” and they said, “It’s different, you’re not a man,” but couldn’t explain where that difference was.

6. A Slut, obviously ruined by another person’s touch. It doesn’t matter how many people she’s actually been with, it’s all about the rumors she carries with her. Easy. Harlot. You’ll still try to get with her, you’ll still take her into your bed and kiss her and say things you don’t mean - but you’ll defame her name when you talk to your buddies. My father used to say “A slut is fine for the night, but the virgin is who you take home and marry.” Maybe he didn’t know he was teaching his daughter to hate her sexuality. Maybe he didn’t know that every time she’d be kissed, her whole system would shake until she felt ready to combust, shame and self-hatred shivering against her spine. Maybe he didn’t know she’d disconnect emotions and sex because he always told her, “Boys are different, they won’t care about you.” Nobody said to her that it was okay to experiment. See, the funny thing is, I’m a dancer so I know exactly where my center of gravity is. I know how hard I’ll fall in each direction. Yet out of fear of getting hurt, I won’t let a single person inside of my bed.

7. The Soulmate. Never love romance more than you love being cynical. Never show weakness, never like pink, never think maybe you might find someone nice and settle down with them. Someone will find you, I was told, And if you’re lucky, he’ll put up with you when you start getting old. Never be the woman who believes in happily ever after, never be dumb enough to think maybe someone could love you after all of your mistakes. It has nothing to do with whether or not a family is important to you and you’re in a good place where a relationship would make your life better - you’re not a princess. You don’t get married, you settle.

8. The Girl With Strength, who can outrun everyone and who is stronger than her boyfriend. “See the thing about boys,” says my daddy, “Is that you have to let them win.” I sat at home and read stories about Artemis and wanted to become the huntress, too. I wanted to howl at the moon, I wanted to slay the beasts that bested me, I wanted to rule my kingdom with bloody fists. But girls are never athletes, never supposed to be “built,” regardless of the fact civilizations were constructed on our spines and we made homes in war by the steel of our ribs. Never be strong. We are supposed to wilt.

9. The Lady CEO: because if you choose work over family, are you really a girl? How dare you fight your way to the top through every pair of eyes that bore through your blouse, through every meeting where you were hushed by the sound of someone else talking, through every time someone called you “sweetie,” how dare you yearn for something. Is your husband the stay-at-home one? I can’t imagine how that is going. He’s not a real man, after all. I don’t give it long before the divorce. How dare you decide you’re happy being single. Don’t you know you’re supposed to bear children. Where is your honor? Where is your wisdom? Who cares if you are the leader, the best suited for your position, the quickest-thinking, the one who makes the hardest clients come back again. Don’t you see? Across history, women have been terrible at success. They always lose their man in the end. (When I said, “I would rather be a famous author than a mediocre mother,” I was told, “No, don’t worry, you’ll be a fine mommy.”)

10. THE GIRL I AM: FIRECRACKER AND DON’T YOU FUCKING FORGET IT I’LL RIP YOU TO SHREDS AND I WON’T FUCKING REGRET IT I’M NOT YOUR PRETTY GIRL I’M NOT YOUR ANYTHING I’M PERFECT, MOTHERFUCKER, AND I’M NOT GOING TO GIVE UP WHAT I’M DOING. I DON’T WANT TO BE “LADYLIKE” THAT LITERALLY MEANS NOTHING I’M NOT GOING TO STOP STANDING UP AND DEMANDING WHAT’S COMING TO ME. I’M GONNA BE SOMEBODY. I’M GONNA MAKE THEM REMEMBER ME. I REFUSE TO BE OVERSHADOWED IN HISTORY. I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU WERE TRYING TO CREATE BUT YOU MADE ME A DRAGON YOU PUT ME IN THE FIRE AND WHEN I STOPPED BURNING I LEARNED HOW TO GLOW DON’T THINK YOU CAN STOP ME YOU CAN’T TAME A TORNADO.

In respectful response to a poem tilted, “Ten men women have warned me against becoming." /// r.i.d (via inkskinned)

(via under-construction-indefinitely)

sparklermonthly:

scheherezhad:

Hey, y’all, it’s giveaway time!It’s been a long time since I’ve done a giveaway for anything, but now is the perfect time, because Sparkler Monthly is having a membership drive this month as they enter year 2, and I want to give some folks the joy of Sparkler membership.What is Sparkler Monthly, you ask? It’s a multimedia digital magazine for English-language fiction works aimed primarily at girls and women 15+, or anyone who’s interested in comics, prose, and audio catering to the female gaze. I believe in this mission and want them to be able to keep bringing us amazing stories like off*beat, Awake, Dead Endings, and more.The first chapter of every Sparkler series is always free to read or listen to, and you can check out all the first chapters from year 1 here. There’s such a great variety, almost everyone should find something that they love.So what do you have to do? Like and/or reblog this post! You don’t have to be following me to win (although if you want to follow me, awesome!), and you can reblog as many times as you want. (Do not delete or alter any text or links in this post. No giveaway blogs. I will check before confirming the winners.)There will be 3 winners, and each will receive a Year+ membership to Sparkler Monthly (US$50 value), which will give you a 1-year subscription and a free ebook from the Sparkler shop (excluding Sparkler Distro titles). Winners will be chosen through random.org when the giveaway closes. Prizes will be in the form of a discount code sent to the winners via private message, so please make sure your ask box is open so that you can be contacted if you win. If a winner cannot be contacted or does not respond within 48 hours, a new one will be selected.If you’re seeing this post but you’re not interested in the giveaway, I still encourage you to spread the word about Sparkler if you know others who might like to check out any of their amazing series.
If you don’t win, I also encourage you to support Sparkler if you’re able. The more subscribers they get during the membership drive, the more awesome stuff they’ll be able to unlock. And don’t forget to check out the sparklermonthly tumblr! 
Giveaway ends 11:59pm CDT August 23, 2014!

Our fans are the best fans. :-) 

sparklermonthly:

scheherezhad:

Hey, y’all, it’s giveaway time!

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a giveaway for anything, but now is the perfect time, because Sparkler Monthly is having a membership drive this month as they enter year 2, and I want to give some folks the joy of Sparkler membership.

What is Sparkler Monthly, you ask? It’s a multimedia digital magazine for English-language fiction works aimed primarily at girls and women 15+, or anyone who’s interested in comics, prose, and audio catering to the female gaze. I believe in this mission and want them to be able to keep bringing us amazing stories like off*beat, Awake, Dead Endings, and more.

The first chapter of every Sparkler series is always free to read or listen to, and you can check out all the first chapters from year 1 here. There’s such a great variety, almost everyone should find something that they love.

So what do you have to do? Like and/or reblog this post! You don’t have to be following me to win (although if you want to follow me, awesome!), and you can reblog as many times as you want. (Do not delete or alter any text or links in this post. No giveaway blogs. I will check before confirming the winners.)

There will be 3 winners, and each will receive a Year+ membership to Sparkler Monthly (US$50 value), which will give you a 1-year subscription and a free ebook from the Sparkler shop (excluding Sparkler Distro titles). Winners will be chosen through random.org when the giveaway closes. Prizes will be in the form of a discount code sent to the winners via private message, so please make sure your ask box is open so that you can be contacted if you win. If a winner cannot be contacted or does not respond within 48 hours, a new one will be selected.

If you’re seeing this post but you’re not interested in the giveaway, I still encourage you to spread the word about Sparkler if you know others who might like to check out any of their amazing series.

If you don’t win, I also encourage you to support Sparkler if you’re able. The more subscribers they get during the membership drive, the more awesome stuff they’ll be able to unlock. And don’t forget to check out the sparklermonthly tumblr!

Giveaway ends 11:59pm CDT August 23, 2014!

Our fans are the best fans. :-) 

directorlazard:

rapeculturerealities:

fuckyeahifightlikeagirl:

sweetsugaryshock:

beben-eleben:

For future reference.

Thank you.

For those who would ever need it. -C

reblogging here because i can see this being relevant to anyone who’s ever tried to get out of an abusive relationship

Reblogging because that last comment made me reread the whole thing in a new light and realize this could be vital information. So, putting it out there for everyone, and hoping no one ever really needs it.

(via naminational)

sparklermonthly:

tokyodemons:

laengine:

The short comic I am doing for Sparkler Monthly’s Dusk in Kalevia will be available next month, so have an Kalevia fanart Angel. Check it out here: http://sparklermonthly.com/series/dusk-in-kalevia/

This is so freaking cool. One of Kalevia’s gayngels—I mean, angels! (Who are sometimes gay.) Not the Biblical kind…these angels are personifications of hope (Light) or fear (Shadow) who are drawn to human conflict and can get in people’s heads, tipping battles one way or the other.
They also wear nice suits and try to kill each other.
This book (by Emily Compton) is awesome, and things are really heating up in the current chapter. And the artist above (Angi) is doing a bonus comic for August! Between her and head series illustrator Onorobo, this series is packed with gorgeous art to match the gorgeous prose. 
Good work, team! XD

I love describing this series to people. I’m like, “Cold War, Soviet Satellite State, Gay Angels.” And they’re like, “SOLD.” 

sparklermonthly:

tokyodemons:

laengine:

The short comic I am doing for Sparkler Monthly’s Dusk in Kalevia will be available next month, so have an Kalevia fanart Angel. Check it out here: http://sparklermonthly.com/series/dusk-in-kalevia/

This is so freaking cool. One of Kalevia’s gayngels—I mean, angels! (Who are sometimes gay.) Not the Biblical kind…these angels are personifications of hope (Light) or fear (Shadow) who are drawn to human conflict and can get in people’s heads, tipping battles one way or the other.

They also wear nice suits and try to kill each other.

This book (by Emily Compton) is awesome, and things are really heating up in the current chapter. And the artist above (Angi) is doing a bonus comic for August! Between her and head series illustrator Onorobo, this series is packed with gorgeous art to match the gorgeous prose. 

Good work, team! XD

I love describing this series to people. I’m like, “Cold War, Soviet Satellite State, Gay Angels.” And they’re like, “SOLD.” 

laengine:

laengine:

tokyodemons:

themightyzan:

aisazia:

laengine:

Zoshi is trying to help with last minute promotion

We need 5.5 more orders to meet our goal!

If your are interested, you can get your special order here for $30.00.

LOL Zoshi sure know’s how to sell!

Come on people! For Zoshi’s unrequited love!

Who wouldn’t do something for zoshi?

OMG. Only a few more to sell! Go go go!

3 more orders to go!!!

1 more order to go!

GOAL ACHIEVED! THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!

Back in the day, Walter would, every once in a while, forget how to draw. Remember?" Louise said.

“Oh yeah,” Walter agreed. “That still happens occasionally. It’s like, ‘Oh my god, nothing I’m drawing looks any good anymore. My life is over as an artist.’ And what I realized, because I was an editor at the time, and had seen a lot of work go past me, was that when you hit this phase where suddenly your stuff, which looks just like it did yesterday, doesn’t look good to you anymore, it’s because your mind has made a leap. Your brain has gotten farther than your hand has learned to do it yet. But eventually, give it a few weeks, keep it up and you’ve made a leap in your own craft. That was a big help because it was so depressing when you realize you couldn’t draw anymore.

ryuuenx:

niki-smith:

rosalarian:

These are all of the comics that we have on Filthy Figments. 74 stories! More being added all the time. Have a weekend inside. ;)

8 of these stories are mine. Can ya find ‘em?

4500+ pages of dirty comics is a lot of dirty comics.

I have 9 stories on here!
If you like smut, check ‘em out!

Note: TOTALLY NSFW. But if you like what you see in the previews, give a subscription a shot! It’s not expensive, and it supports us all! We’ve got 100 new pages of content each month from a bunch of talented ladies and we cover pretty much everything, so there’s something for everyone.

Thank you to whoever put all these banners together @_@ I have 4 stories in here, can you find them? ;)