kyletwebster:

jilliantamaki:

I had to take some photos of some This One Summer original pages so I thought I’d share them here.

A little status update on the book: the book is available in FrenchItalian, and, soon, Spanish! And you can read the New York Times review here.

Thanks again so much to everyone who has come out to our events, including the recent signing in LA. It means a lot. <3

(You can click on the images for a slightly enlarged view)

Seriously, NOBODY can draw like Jillian Tamaki. Unreal.

I’m not a huge reblogger but if I convulse and subsequently pass out due to envy I feel like it’s probably worth sharing.

Seeing art like this reminds me that I have no excuse — time to get my ass in gear.

veraca:

toerning:

Just a couple of gays hugging it out.  Simon and Baz of Simon Snow / Fangirl.  …Still not sure how to categorize fanart of a fictional fandom but whatever.  

jealous of anatomy that looks effortlesssss

18-year-old me is dying of joy that someone would say this about anything I&#8217;ve drawn.  25-year-old me is really glad that you guys don&#8217;t know I had to draw this very pose about a dozen times over several months to get it to look how I wanted.
I think 18-year-old me thought you had to do it right the first time, or forget it.

veraca:

toerning:

Just a couple of gays hugging it out.  Simon and Baz of Simon Snow / Fangirl.  …Still not sure how to categorize fanart of a fictional fandom but whatever.  

jealous of anatomy that looks effortlesssss

18-year-old me is dying of joy that someone would say this about anything I’ve drawn.  

25-year-old me is really glad that you guys don’t know I had to draw this very pose about a dozen times over several months to get it to look how I wanted.

I think 18-year-old me thought you had to do it right the first time, or forget it.

so i was just going through your art tag, and naturally noticed all the 3 musketeers (love it, btw) and i was wondering. are you really into the book, or do you like the recent tv adaptation, or what? (i'm about halfway through the book at the moment and decided to give the "musketeers" show a try, and…i had to stop a little ways into the first episode because it was just--well, not faithful to the text at all, let's say.)

@Anonymous

Thanks for the question!  Well, I had seen multiple movies based off Dumas’s characters around, and knew of the story, but I didn’t really get interested in it until the idea for a gender/genrebend came to me, so honestly most of my reading of the novel was more from a research perspective as opposed to for the novel itself.  I didn’t actually make it all the way through the book— it’s a wonderful piece of fiction and history both, but it’s not really for me.  I found out about the show when someone brought it up after seeing some of my sketches, and I enjoyed it greatly for the swashbuckling and the gorgeous men, but it has had very little impact on my story.  

I’m not really adapting any once source here— I’m more interested in the collective impressions of these characters that countless interpretations have built, most of which have little regard for canon.  While I do intend to make as much of a direct translation as possible from the plot of Dumas’s first novel, that’s more for fun than anything, to give readers who are familiar with the book lots of easter eggs.  My versions of the characters are going to have just as little to do with his canon figures as do the characters on the recent show.  

In fact, my musketeers story will likely have infinitely more homage to Joe Abercrombie’s Red Country and HBO’s Deadwood (two incredible westerns!) than any Musketeers adaptation.

oh no oh no oh god one of my favourite artists is now drawing fan art of rainbow rowell's work I CAN'T HANDLE THIS, MY HEART STRINGS WILL SNAP OH GODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD.

@Anonymous

Hahahaha I just feel like there isn’t enough Simon Snow art in the world, and I’m just doing my part to right this heinous injustice.

Just a couple of gays hugging it out.  Simon and Baz of Simon Snow / Fangirl.  &#8230;Still not sure how to categorize fanart of a fictional fandom but whatever.  

Just a couple of gays hugging it out.  Simon and Baz of Simon Snow / Fangirl.  …Still not sure how to categorize fanart of a fictional fandom but whatever.  

If you have been under a rock for the last month, perhaps you missed the recent slate article about YA and resulting discussion.  It has definitely got me thinking (even more than usual) about YA, and my relationship with fiction.  
So here, have an ornery Simon Snow cause really why not?  

If you have been under a rock for the last month, perhaps you missed the recent slate article about YA and resulting discussion.  It has definitely got me thinking (even more than usual) about YA, and my relationship with fiction.  

So here, have an ornery Simon Snow cause really why not?  

Sheriff Treville is getting too old for this shit.
And a very unceremonious cease of my unexpected hiatus.  Life stuff, guys.  All good, just very distracting.  Thanks for sticking around!

Sheriff Treville is getting too old for this shit.

And a very unceremonious cease of my unexpected hiatus.  Life stuff, guys.  All good, just very distracting.  Thanks for sticking around!

re. previous post “got it”

oh you guys haha it’s an idiom it just means I’ve got a fatty crush on a boy.  It’s not contagious.  Well I mean it totally would be if you met him.