toerning:

Sorry if this is the second time you’re seeing this- Tumblr really doesn’t like my long comics so I reformatted this into janky pages.

Some of you may remember this comic from last winter.

A few days ago, I got an email from the survey people, SNAAP, talking about their findings.  I skimmed it.  I felt like I had already said what I needed to say on the subject, and didn’t really want to get all worked up about it again.

But then I just saw this article:  http://mic.com/articles/101758/good-news-art-students-your-degree-is-actually-paying-off

One choice quote says “SNAAP argues that arts graduates have actually “found meaningful employment, are satisfied with their lives, and are pleased that they chose to go to an arts school.” In fact, they’re “among the happiest professionals in the US.”

I don’t want to argue any of this.  If you are a happy, well-employed, financially secure and satisfied designer, I am so so  happy for you, not to mention jealous.

HOWEVER.  As a person who TOOK said survey: there were no questions about any of this.  I was not asked about finding meaning, I was not asked about happiness, I was not asked about my pleased-ness.  I was asked carefully phrased questions that generated all the right responses, while cleverly AVOIDING all of these hot topics.

I’m love my work.  I’m so glad I went to RISD.  I’m also broke, stressed, depressed, and underemployed.  And yet, statistically, I am one of the pleased and satisfied customers, according to SNAAP. 

I’m disappointed and annoyed by this.

grizzlyging:

otakulolita23:

the-spoopy-monkey:

androgynykids:

This happens more times than I’d like to admit

Yup. Usually when I’m stressed.

This happens usually when I start thinking bad things, and let me tell you, it happens a lot

So where’s the art source for the comic? Wasn’t it made by toerning

Hey, Awesome!  I love this comic.  It’s actually the super talented MooseKleenex- http://moosekleenex.tumblr.com/Keep fighting the good sourcing fight, guys! <3

grizzlyging:

otakulolita23:

the-spoopy-monkey:

androgynykids:

This happens more times than I’d like to admit

Yup. Usually when I’m stressed.

This happens usually when I start thinking bad things, and let me tell you, it happens a lot

So where’s the art source for the comic? Wasn’t it made by toerning

Hey, Awesome!  I love this comic.  It’s actually the super talented MooseKleenex- http://moosekleenex.tumblr.com/
Keep fighting the good sourcing fight, guys! <3

Hey guys— I can’t really thank you enough for how nice you were to me the other night.  When I posted about my shitty night, a couple dozen people wrote me the sweetest replies, notes, and emails that were absolutely full of support and love.  At a time when I was feeling utterly abandoned, I can’t tell you how much it meant to me.  You are the absolute best. 

I can’t say I feel great today, but I’m going to be just fine, and it was a huge turning point for me to have that kind of support on a night that could have been traumatically lonely.  Thank you thank you thank you!!!

I made this comic a few months ago.  I didn’t post it at the time because I thought it was sloppy but, you know what?  I like it.  I think it’s nice. 

uuuuggghhhhh

uggggh can you even post a diary gif of yourself vomiting forever and not explain it?  I can’t seem to tell the story of the last hour in my life without utterly betraying my self-image.

Suffice it to say, I’m in a strange city where I don’t know anyone, on a 2+ week trip I can’t back out of which was intended to be a romantic getaway, and I’ve just been dumped. 

I’m sorry to burden you with this.  But this infinity vomiting gif is really helping me hahaha

Oh just a bit of pre-bedtime angst.  Simon getting blue about, you know, saving the world or something.  That&#8217;s a bummer, Simon.
I have to tell you it&#8217;s a lot weirder drawing shirtless fanart when you&#8217;ve met the author.  Sorry, Rainbow!&#8230;?

Oh just a bit of pre-bedtime angst.  Simon getting blue about, you know, saving the world or something.  That’s a bummer, Simon.

I have to tell you it’s a lot weirder drawing shirtless fanart when you’ve met the author.  Sorry, Rainbow!…?

ohhh it&#8217;s fall and all I want to do is cuddle up with a book and a thousand pillows.  Oh, and a cute boy.
A very enjoyable commission.  Email me, if you&#8217;re interested!  LeelaWagnerArt@gmail.com

ohhh it’s fall and all I want to do is cuddle up with a book and a thousand pillows.  Oh, and a cute boy.

A very enjoyable commission.  Email me, if you’re interested!  LeelaWagnerArt@gmail.com

D&#8217;Artagnany doodle.  You didn&#8217;t think I forgot about them, did you?
It&#8217;s funny- as time goes on I want to doodle these guys less and less&#8212; instead I just want to get on with the comic!!

D’Artagnany doodle.  You didn’t think I forgot about them, did you?

It’s funny- as time goes on I want to doodle these guys less and less— instead I just want to get on with the comic!!

HTTYD 2.  I did not like this movie.

I got the go-ahead from First Second to share some things!!  Here is a process gif of a panel from Kiss Number 8.  Once again&#8212;- my favorite things to draw scenes where NOTHING AT ALL IS HAPPENING.  I am fine with this.  
Thumbnail, pencil, inks, washes.  Wooo!

I got the go-ahead from First Second to share some things!!  Here is a process gif of a panel from Kiss Number 8.  Once again—- my favorite things to draw scenes where NOTHING AT ALL IS HAPPENING.  I am fine with this. 

Thumbnail, pencil, inks, washes.  Wooo!