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oh crap, now that I’m not spending every waking hour on my book, there’s enough room in my brain again to realize how truly bummed out I am about not currently having a girlfriend, and how frustratingly unicorn-rare it is to even meet someone compatible who I’m into (let alone the interest being mutual). Blah. Forgive this garbagepost, tumblr — I needed to spit it out somewhere.

— 2 days ago with 12 notes
#personal garbage 
(If you missed the post last night: there’s a new Band Vs. Band!)

kathmachine:

Oh hey, hey, look, Band Vs. Band returns with a new page! Thanks for being so patient while I finished the book, all.
(If you missed the post last night: there’s a new Band Vs. Band!)

kathmachine:

Oh hey, hey, look, Band Vs. Band returns with a new page! Thanks for being so patient while I finished the book, all.

— 2 days ago with 90 notes
#Band vs Band  #webcomic  #comix  #my screen name for everything should be Fancy Antics 

Y’know…if Band Vs. Band wasn’t a World Without Computers…

…I can picture exactly the tumblr each of these characters would have.

Ok! Editing to elaborate a little. Honey would reblog a lot of kitten gifs, pastel cupcakes, and vaguely sexy mermaids, and her blog would be sort of difficult to navigate because it turns the cursor into animated sparkles and hides all scroll indicators. Turpentine would post a bunch of her own poetry and weird ramblings, and sneering photos of herself, and reblog like Victorian death portraits and scans of 20 year old gig posters. Atomic Domme would post lengthy writings on history and politics and social justice and debate the heck outta you and also sometimes post contrasty black and white photos of precise haircuts and tall boots.

— 3 days ago with 17 notes
#Band vs Band 
I think this might end up being adjusted a bit and turned into another postcard. I have kind of a soft spot for trashy mid-20th-century pulp book covers.
…I kinda like that the, uh, “narrator” of this seems to maybe not know that one of them IS just canonically a lesbian, no question mark needed.
(PS: There’s also going to be a new comic this Monday, finally!)

I think this might end up being adjusted a bit and turned into another postcard. I have kind of a soft spot for trashy mid-20th-century pulp book covers.

…I kinda like that the, uh, “narrator” of this seems to maybe not know that one of them IS just canonically a lesbian, no question mark needed.

(PS: There’s also going to be a new comic this Monday, finally!)

— 6 days ago with 86 notes
#Band vs Band  #lesbian pulp  #queer comics  #bad girls 

I think this is gonna be one of my postcard designs that gets printed (and if it’s not final, it’s close). I’m doing a variety — some are existing images that I thought’d work well in postcard format, and some are new.

— 1 week ago with 16 notes
#Band vs Band  #queer comics  #femme  #comix for girlz  #ambigram-esque 

Well, hey, here’s something I can share on here that’s not Secret Book-Only Content: the cleaned-up versions of BVB pages 2 and 3 where you get the roll call for each band. Like all the page-cleanup surgeries, this was a balancing act between fixing it up and letting a lot of the weird older drawing style stay preserved.

(I AM actually going to update all the edited pages on the website, but haven’t done that yet.)

— 1 week ago with 7 notes
#Band vs Band  #webcomic  #comix  #girl band  #queer femme 
Book files went to print. Oh my god oh my god.

I’m actually sort of glad I had a relatively short external deadline on this (ie: wanting to have the books for VanCAF.) If I’d had unlimited time, I would have lingered on it forever. This was a brutal few weeks of spending all my free time working on it, but it forced me to be decisive and practical about the edits I was making to the older comics. I did a heck of a lot, but only a couple of pages were totally redone. The edits were mostly for text legibility issues, plus some art tweaks where I thought various things were just wrong-looking enough to be distracting. If I’d had more time, I would have been tempted to try to redo more and more of the older pages to look like how I’d draw them now, and going too far down that path is basically a neverending spiral that prevents moving forward. I’m basically happy with the amount I did — the book is an improved version of the existing archive that cleans up the messiest of it, but it’s also essentially an honest time capsule where you see the style evolution. I think that’s appropriate for a collection of the first volume of a still-ongoing series. If this was something like one self-contained graphic novel, then that’s another thing entirely and the stylistic consistency from start to finish would have been a bigger deal.
WHEW. Now, on to the other parts of the project — but when I get home from work today, I may sleep for a hundred years first.

— 1 week ago with 22 notes
#Band vs Band 

I spent my lunch hour today making an actual-size printed and folded book cover mockup! I think this book’s going to be a pretty cute object, if I do say so myself.

— 2 weeks ago with 28 notes
#Band vs Band  #webcomics  #queer comics  #alt comic  #comix  #book design