That li’l selfie got about as many notes as the average piece of art I post on here. What does that mean for my future artistic endeavors? Only time will tell.
Just a couple of SPOOKY DUDES! #wip
Working on some ideas for a potential future project I may or may not ever do, cause I don’t want to think about important stuff that I actually should be doing #sketchbookin #idontprioritizewell
A lil pre-work coffee’n’Kirby #jackkirby
There are some interesting reader reviews of Tomboy up on goodreads. Here are a few highlights:
“This may be a graphic novel, but it is also one of the most honest, refreshing, detailed and touching memoirs I have ever read.”
“As an adult, my takeaway from Prince’s story is to be even more aware of the stereotypes I inadvertently support, to be more cautious of the gendered comments that come so easily (“Oh, don’t you want to wear a pretty dress today?”), and to work harder to help all kids express themselves however they want.”
“I loved TOMBOY. It really makes you realize just how unequal things are in our society, and how much we are taught to accept these inequalities as the status quo.”
“Basically: Tomboy is fascinating. Read it.”
If you have a goodreads account, and you plan on reading this book, do us a favor and mark it as TO READ! Then pre-order the book from your favorite local bookstore/comic shop, or directly from the publisher, Zest Books!
I am so stoked for this book! And you all should be too!
Attention fans of capitalism! I just opened an online store! You can buy my most recent zines at rickyvigil.bigcartel.com. New stuff will be added soon, and the first few orders will get some free bonus stuff. neat!
Hey buds! You can get the split comic zine Ricky and I did from his store! I don’t know how many are left, so get on them shits!
1. What has been your greatest personal challenge in pursuing art as a career? 2. How old are you? 3. If you had no interest in art, what kind of career do you think you would pursue?
1: I think just, like, crushing self doubt. Pretty much all the time I spend not working on art is spent thinking about all the art I want to make, and simultaneously, telling myself I’ll never be good enough to make it. So, for me, I have to always try and ignore the part of me that’s thinking about how much I suck, or that I’m going to fail, and just make things anyway. Basically I’m like, making art in defiance of myself, I guess. Does that make sense? I don’t know!
2: I am 24! BUT! I will be turning 25 very soon!
3: My dad’s a pilot, and when I was a kid he was a fighter pilot in the air force. So! like kids do, I dreamed of having the same job that my dad did, and wanted to be a pilot. But when I was around eight, or nine years old I came to a realization that I would have a much higher chance of dying as a pilot, than I would as a cartoonist. and from that moment on I decided that cartoons were where I belonged, and left all that flying nonsense behind!
(But, actually, I’d probably just be an English teacher. Unless we’re counting literature as art (which we should!), then back to pilot.)
I always ask this when i’m up really late and bored, and get NO RESPONSES AT ALL, but like…… if you wanna ask me questions, literally any sort of question, I will answer them shits.