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I published a comic [Oct. 27th, 2016|07:35 pm]
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Exactly what it says on the tin. I wrote this comic and then someone liked it well enough to print it and here it is now. You can buy it by sending $5 and your shipping address to my PayPal account at littledragonblue [at] yahoo [dot] com. And not to obnoxiously name drop, but I have it on good authority that the cartoonist Lynda Barry has a copy, and that she is "excited" about it. Since I finished this project, I've gotten 2 PAYING commissions for other comics. I've also had a paid wedding shoot for a cosplay wedding. The bride went as Daenerys Targaryen, the groom was steampunk Han Solo, T went as Henchman 21, and I was Delirium of the Endless.

Here's a mini rant, completely unrelated to my professional success, because it's weird to me to post on LJ without being sad or complaining:

A friend posted a video of some rednecks making this ridiculous sandwich. It consisted of an entire loaf of bread, 2 cups of cheese, an entire package of bacon, a couple POUNDS of sausage, and a pan full of onions and peppers. I made a joke about it being a 5,000 calorie sandwich and some (genius) (American) human "corrected" me: "No, it's probably only like 1500 calories."

Mind blown. This is why we have an obesity epidemic. In the video, the rednecks split the sandwich 4 ways, meaning if they each had a beer, they had probably exceeded their recommended daily allowance of food for the day. But this woman could somehow look at that quantity of food and think: oh, 1/4 of the sandwich is a healthy, 375 calorie snack. I had to look it up to make sure I wasn't insane, but I was not insane. A loaf of bread alone is more than 1000 calories, and 2 cups of cheese is also about 1000 calories, so just as a grilled cheese it's already exceeding 1500 calories without even counting the package of bacon, at least 1000 calories, and the mass quantities of sausage, at least 2000 calories. I'm not even going to bother adding up the vegetables. Only in America, folks. You want to know why you're fat? It's because you have no idea what a serving of food looks like.

I also saw a video someone posted of a "pizza pot pie" that looked easily like a 5000 calorie meal. It's actually hard to NOT consume too much if you eat out. You have to consciously tell youself, "This is 2 (or 3, or 4) servings of food, and I should not eat all of it." A lot of people honestly believe that a pint of ice cream is 1 serving. It's hard to eat healthy amounts of food in this country.
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[User Picture]From: lo5t
2016-11-02 05:17 am (UTC)
Your comic looks like a huge undertaking, well done on all that effort, very creative!
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