lazytechsupport! <3 <3
You’re my favourite and I love you :)
lazytechsupport! <3 <3
You’re my favourite and I love you :)
I call it The Cupcake. You, as the giving partner, bring me a cupcake. I, as the receiving partner, take the cupcake. You go away. I eat the cupcake.
I end up satisfied every time.
Bravest Warriors, Portal, Hobbit, and Naruto all mentioned in the same breath? We love that.
And don’t forget about the Bravest Warriors dice game to look forward to later this year!
EVERYONE BUY THIS GAME
HELP ME HELP YOU HELP US ALL
BY COMING TO MY COMIC SHOP AND BUYING THIS GAME :D
Check out another gif of a sliding otter here! Submitted by Pete!
Benny took time out from his busy schedule building spaceships and promoting The Lego Movie to help me run the comic shop today :)
[crashes into your living room] RICHARD AYOADE!AZIRAPHALE [accidentally breaks your fine porcelain] SENDHIL RAMAMURTHY!CROWLEY [tries to fix everything with duct tape] WHY CAN’T I COME UP WITH FANCASTS LIKE THESE ON MY OWN
What a wonderful surprise to find in my inbox, thank you anon! It’s difficult for me to find nice things to say about myself, but I’ll do my best. :)
Thanks again anon! <3
Thanks as always for all the lovely editing you do, and I hope your day is good! :)
Eeee thank you! I do miss you my friend. Although not Moriarty. He can stay dead. ;-)
My day was brilliant! Lots of good (and one so bizarrely uncomfortable as to be hilarious) conversations at the comic shop, ate a delicious Japanese dinner, and saw the absolutely delightful Lego Movie with my husband lazytechsupport and dearest friend waffleguppies, making it pretty much the Best Valentine’s Ever. HURRAY :D
I hope you’ve had a great day too! I wish I could spend Palentine’s with all my lovely internet frens <3
Why are you so far away?! You absolute doll! Okay how bout a super gay and awesome rec?
I wish I weren’t so far away too! You are fabulous and deserve all the good things. Especially comics :D
Thankfully there’s a lot to chose from in the ‘super gay and awesome’ category, so I hope you don’t mind if I give you a brief list and you can see what you like best.
Young Avengers Young Avengers YOUNG AVENGERS :D - Not only does YA have one of the most high profile gay couples in superhero comics (I’m pretty sure Billy and Teddy are #1 right now, actually), in the recently concluded run by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie pretty much the entire team is gay or bisexual. It’s an openly discussed part of who they are, but isn’t their only defining characteristic; they are all multi-layered characters who are here to kick some serious ass. I love this series so much.
Batwoman - Kate is awesome and so is her girlfriend/fiancée. Vol 1: Hydrology is especially gorgeous, the artwork is spectacular and well worth the price of the volume alone.
Deadpool - Wade loves everyone and isn’t afraid to tell you all about it. Especially when it’s most inappropriate. Now canonically pansexual, Deadpool is snarky, over the top, fourth-wall breaking fun. Start with Dead Presidents or Deadpool Killustrated for his most recent exploits in wtf-ery.
Loki: Agent of Asgard - This series just started last week, which makes it a perfect choice if you want to begin a new comic! Loki is a bisexual, genderfluid, diabolically cheeky lying liar who lies - and we all love him for it.
Strangers in Paradise by Terry Moore - Long running, ground breaking drama about three people with very complicated relationships with each other. It’s a bit of a spoiler to say anything else. :)
We Can Fix It by Jess Fink - a ‘time travel memoir’ that’s at turns sexy, emotional, and ridiculous. Mostly ridiculous. ;-)
Everything by Alison Bechdel - Fun Home, Dykes to Watch Out For, Are You My Mother? Not exactly *fun*, but definitely important, and worth reading.
Wet Moon by Ross Campbell - One of the most diverse casts in comics, with POC, LGBTQ and non-standard body types featured heavily. Also Goths.
Many great anthologies, like newly published Q33R, No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, Boy Trouble, and the upcoming Beyond, an anthology of queer Science Fiction/Fantasy themed comics.
Hourou Musuko - beautifully illustrated, realistically slow paced series about two people growing up while discovering their gender identity and expression.
Revolutionary Girl Utena - it’s not just an anime! ;-)
Tokyo Babylon/X/xxxHolic/Cardcaptor Sakura/pretty much anything by CLAMP really lbr - sweeping epics! tragedy beyond compare! casually thrown in like it’s no big deal homoromantic love! stunningly beautiful artwork! more violent than you expect! Yes, it’s CLAMP, that wacky quartet of manga creators that love to make us weep and tear our hair out with frustration when they won’t finish the bloody storyline. At least Legal Drug is back as Drug and Drop, so there’s still hope for the others.
Webcomics (so many webcomics! This is a very short list)
Yu+Me - complete and soon to be published, but you can still read it online. Surreal lesbian mystery/drama where the main character is literally searching for the girl of her dreams.
princessprincesscomic - super cute fantasy mini series about a knight and her lady love. It’s made of kittens and rainbows, honestly. (With bonus badass WOC and unstereotypical chubby blonde awesomeness!)
Things you probably know about already but just in case: DAR, Oglaf, Kate or Die, The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal
…and there you go! I hope you find something you like my dear <3
Well, okay, the woman who played Tonks in the HP films. It’s almost the same thing, right? ;-)
She was very sweet, knowledgeable, and enthusiastically gushed about Neil Gaiman to her partner. So cute.
Who wants to write a story where Tonks tries to get the Order of the Phoenix to read The Sandman? Cause I would so read that fic :D
Hello there anon, thank you for asking and for already having great taste in comics!
The Sandman is glorious, isn’t it? It’s a tough act to follow, but I’ll do my best ;-) My usual recommendation for Sandman fans is The Unwritten, by Mike Carey and Peter Gross. It’s about a man named Tom Taylor, whose father wrote a series of wildly popular Harry Potter-esque books starring boy wizard…Tommy Taylor. On one level it’s a dark fantasy adventure series where magic turns out to be real, but really what makes The Unwritten special is it’s a story about stories, and the power they have to transform and transport us, and shape our reality. There are layers upon layers of storytelling here, and it is epic. It’s a fantastic series for people who don’t read comics but do like fantasy novels, or anyone interested in meta and the power of storytelling. Another thing that makes it a good introduction to comics is there are three ways to start reading - at the beginning of the series, with Volume 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity, the gorgeous standalone story Tommy Taylor and the Ship that Sank Twice, or if you want to begin collecting an ongoing series, a new storyline just started a fortnight ago with the first issue of Unwritten: Apocalypse.
I’d also recommend Journey into Mystery by Kieron Gillen, a mythic tragi-comedy starring Kid Loki, and it will destroy all your feelings, in the very best way :D (Seriously, just look through the JiM tag to know we are all still crying and never getting over it. It’s GREAT. ;-) Volume 1 is Fear Itself, and the series ends with Everything Burns. Some others you might like to try: the urban faerie tale series Fables (hit or miss, but when it’s good it’s fabulous), the Sandman spin-off Lucifer, also by Mike Carey (I adore him, can you tell) and Hellboy: Seed of Destruction by Mike Mignola.
As for where to buy, as much as I would love to have everyone visit or buy online from my own shop our mail order is for standing order UK customers only. However! There are still plenty of places online to purchase them - mycomicshop and midtowncomics both ship internationally, and comixology is the site to download digital comics.
I hope that helps lovely anon, and happy reading! :)
Gingerhaze’s recent comic and excellent smackdown of those who would dismiss her has highlighted once again the fact that being a comic fan can be an intimidating and anxiety inducing experience, and how vitally important it is for everyone to feel accepted in stereotypically straight white male-orientated spaces.
I work in a comic shop, and it is my absolute pleasure to help people feel safe, comfortable, and welcome there, because I want everyone to love comics and graphic novels as much as I do. So if you’re curious about anything even vaguely comic related, please feel free to ask me! Want to know how to start a pull list, or which titles are LGBTQ friendly, the difference between graphic novels and trades, what the numbers on the issues mean, what comics you should be reading right now - anything at all - I am here to help! Honestly, it would feel amazing to know I’ve helped someone here find a new story or character they enjoy, or to feel less afraid about visiting their local shop because they prepared in advance. I’m not an expert on everything (alas ;-) but I’ll try my best to help you. It’s what I do, after all.
So please, ask away! I look forward to hearing from you :)
"You’re a good lad, Frodo. I’m very selfish, you know. Yes, I am. Very selfish. I don’t know why I took you in after your mother and father died but it wasn’t out of charity. I think it was because… of all my numerous relations, you were the one Baggins that showed real spirit."
My utterly adorable commission from the amazing flatbear! I asked her to combine my two favourite things, Pippin and otters, and it’s perfect - the frolicking and tailwrap and utter joy of them playing together makes my heart burst with happiness. THANK YOU SO MUCH <3