I'm Shain, and welcome to my Tumblr, home of my redraw series The Dunning-Kruger Effect on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds. Check the tag "DK effect" to see how much progress in drawing one can make with very little talent and a lot of work. Not very inspiring!
I write and draw 3 weekly webcomics, Georgie Girls, Behind the Blue Door and The Element of Surprise, all on my website, Mister Kitty and Friends.
Here’s a little “extra” for my Dunning-Kruger Effect series: These are basically the same picture, both illustrating (entirely separate) scenes in my webcomic “The Element of Surprise”. The one on the left was done before I began drawing the actual comic, back in 2008; the one on the right is a still from the animated video I’m working on and was made a few months ago. There’s not a huge amount of improvement but I think in terms of anatomy, perspective, and even painting, there is a step up to be found. I wasn’t actually trying to “improve” on the former drawing at all when I made the 2nd one (actually forgot it existed, lawls) so there’s that too.
HELLO MY NAME IS GUY INCOGNITO. I HAVE NEVER READ CEREBUS NOW LET ME TELL YOU ALL ABOUT CEREBUS. PS I AM NOT A MISOGYNIST. I MEAN, DAVE SIM IS NOT A MISOGYNIST. IT’S NOT HIS FAULT ALL WOMEN ARE VOIDS. THANK YOU AND GOOD NIGHT.;
Dave Sim is the creator of the fames comic series Cerebus. I’ve not read the series yet, but I respect it as one of the great independent works of the 70’s through the early 2000’s.
Sim has become a recluse and a shut in for a while now due to the fact that people have called him a misogynist. It’s a word that gets thrown around a lot at people, and often it’s true, but in this case it isn’t. He’s been called a misogynist because of a chapter of Cerberus which deals with certain thematic elements that can be looked at as such. The series is an analysis of life in general, with all it’s positives and negatives and all it’s ups and downs. Therefore it will indeed explore topics such as racism, sexism, and other types of hate and ignorance, including misogyny. The book also explores positives of life such as love, art, and beauty. The material that is cited against him as misogynistic is small snippets of a chapter of the series, and they were taken completely out of context.
I learned all this through an email today from a very good man whom I’ve been buying my comics from for the past few months. He stands up for Mr. Sim having known him for a good while and having had long, personal conversations with him in the past and recently. I’m standing up for Mr. Sim too, and I’ve signed a petition that states that I don’t believe he is a misogynist. The target of signatures is 2000, and it right now has over 500. I don’t know what kind of difference I can make by posting this here, but I hope some of you will look at this and sign the petition as well. Maybe you know his work, maybe you don’t, but this is a good man who is wrongly being slandered for his work being taken out of context and I don’t want that to stand. Hopefully this petition can surpass the 2000 signatures and Mr. Sim will see that he has fans who believe that he is the wonderful person he is.
Here is a link to the petition form. Simply sign your name. You don’t need to bother with affiliation or “number on the form.” Then submit and you will be recorded. A page will pop up asking you to donate, but this is the operators of the site asking for money so you can just close this out. It takes a few seconds and doesn’t cost you a penny. So please sign and help Dave Sim to feel better about himself and his accomplishments in the comics medium.
This annoys me.
It’s this idea that people can wrongly accuse someone because of their own high horse morals.
This guy, based on what Ryley has said, isn’t misogynistic, in the way that anyone who makes a WW2 movie isn’t a Nazi or Hitler Supporter.
Um, instead of taking Ryley’s word, or anybody else’s word, on the subject, why not let Dave Sim speak for himself? “Tangents” was written and published by Sim in Cerebus #265.
“Do what you love” disguises the fact that being able to choose a career primarily for personal reward is a privilege, a sign of socioeconomic class. Even if a self-employed graphic designer had parents who could pay for art school and co-sign a lease for a slick Brooklyn apartment, she can bestow DWYL as career advice upon those covetous of her success.
If we believe that working as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur or a museum publicist or a think-tank acolyte is essential to being true to ourselves, what do we believe about the inner lives and hopes of those who clean hotel rooms and stock shelves at big-box stores? The answer is: nothing.
I read this a few days ago and agree with it for the most part. I think what I’ve finally pieced together after many years of trying to figure out the cognitive dissonance between DWYL and trying to actually pay my rent is, the path of least resistance is to do something you kind of like for money and do what you love on the side as a hobby. “Do what you kind of like” isn’t much of a philosophy but it’s more doable, and less likely to make you hate what you used to love (because adding money into the equation has a habit of ruining everything). The trick is finding something you can stand doing for 20 or 30 years; of course a lot of people switch careers a few times in their adult lives. And then again there are jobs that have to get done, so there has to be people who can learn to kind of like doing those jobs, which would be a whole lot easier if these necessary tasks weren’t so poorly compensated.
So yeah, maids and caregivers need better pay and benefits is what I’m saying.