Portable City

Last week I gave a guest lecture for Laura Wiebe’s Pop Culture Studies class on DIY production, using By Crom! as an example. It is a frank, honest, specific investigation of challenges and issues in self publishing I rarely see represented at large. 

It is not quite the joyous celebration of the support you’ve all given me on this project that I owe the internet. It’s an academic lecture. But if you’re curious about critical issues in the production of small scale pop culture, you can watch me lay it out for an hour and a half right here!

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bycrom:

Enjoy this comic? Want more cromulent advice? Read all of By Crom! on Weald Comics! 

Want a copy of this comic for yourself? My BigCartel store has you covered! You can find the colour comic collection Full Colour Cromulence, stickers, original comics and more there! I’m out of print copies of the first volume, the Collected By Crom! but you can grab them as cromulent pwyw PDFs from my Gumroad. For prints (and more) of By Crom!, search for “cromic” on Society 6.

I’ve also launched a limited set of commissions - get your very own cromulent pet portrait (yep!) right here!

Postcard watercolour painting (4x6”) of a sorceress. I’m gonna try and have a few of these for sale at brokenpencilmag's Canzine alongside By Crom! originals, prints, books, zines, stickers, and more. See all you Torontonians there?

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I totally missed archiving this video! Last November, the Hand Eye Society hosted WordPlay at the Toronto Reference Library, and included me on a panel discussion of the overlap of games and the written word as creators in both media.

The other voices on this panel are brilliant creators you might be familiar with, such as Ryan North (ryannorth​), Peter Watts, and Matt Hammill (asteroidbase) and it was moderated by Jim Munroe of the Hand Eye Society. If this festival looks like your sort of event, they’re doing it again this year!

And if you were worried, our dnd 5th edition game is going … about as well as any dnd game I’ve ever played in.

Here we have a few #inktober sketches including sorceress drawings, an Adin adventure portrait, and betterthingspending's Beybarian tiefling.

Call For Submissions For a Buff Babes Zine!!

buffbabeszine:

Hey guys, you wanna know what this world is severely lacking??

Strong muscly women!!

You wanna know what would be hella rad?? 

A zine about strong, muscly women!!

I’m looking for people to contribute to this zine and make it the best thing since egg white protein powder. So! Here’s the downlow:

Who can contribute?

This will be an ART and WRITING zine, so if you can write, flex those writing muscles!! If you can draw, lemme see those defined quadriceps!! If you want to team up with someone to create a piece, go for it!! Don’t have someone to team with but want to? Send a message and I’ll pair you up!!

Note: This will be a CURATED zine to help attain the highest quality possible. Writing accompanied by art is preferred, as this is mainly an art zine.

What should I draw/write about?

Anything, so long as it is about a buff woman/women. Personal stories to favorite/inspiring athletes to workout routines to self-indulgent eyecandy are all acceptable!! Even lady on lady romance is a-ok!!

Note: No erotica (this time around). Vulvas gotta be covered, nips can only be shown if it’s TASTEFUL. Showing the booty is fine. Though, you can have them doing that pretty much deliciously pornographic thing where they have a thumb in their waistband, pulling down their underwear to show off their 8-pack, privates barely covered, in fact it’s almost encouraged…

How many pages/words can I submit?

Poems: up to 500 words

Short story: up to 4000 words

Illustration: 2 pages (can be separate pieces)

Comics: 4 pages

Illustrated story: 4 pages (4500 words, about 1 page of small/spot illustrations)

What size should I draw at? Will this be in color?

5.5in x 4.25in with a 3.75in x 5in active area (1/4in bleed on each side).

YES this will be in color!! Please show off those glorious, glistening skin tones!!

When do submissions close?

Sunday, December 21 and midnight. That should give everyone ample time to complete their pieces.

I got another question!! / There’s something you didn’t cover!!

Oh snap really?? Shoot me an ask and I’ll answer it!!

Have fun kiddos!! Keep pumpin’ those creative muscles!! Lookin’ forward to seein’ all the cool stuff you guys make!!

I am 100% in on this. Watch out for buffness folks!

bycrom:

Winter is coming, friends.

Enjoy this comic? Want more cromulent advice? Read all of By Crom! on Weald Comics! 

Want a copy of this comic for yourself? My BigCartel store has you covered! You can find books, stickers, original comics and more there! I’m out of print copies of the Collected By Crom! books but you can grab them as cromulent PDFs from my Gumroad. For prints (and more) of By Crom!, search for “cromic” on Society 6.

I’ve also launched a limited set of commissions - get your very own cromulent pet portrait (yep!) right here!

Alligator-inspired dragon as seen through magic crystal as represented in watercolour.

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An ink and watercolour adventurer for all your swamp-questing needs.

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