Monday, June 22, 2015

Than We Deserve

I spoke earlier about my sister's goal to write about some stories that deal with abortion. This is not an easy thing to do, as abortion is a grievous, heart-wrenching horror. Thus, stories that deal with it adequately will be devastating. The one I have seen that is the most so is the Batman sequence A Death in the Family.

A painting and some words about this story are below the cut. It is thus concealed because it has both nudity and blood, and the words reveal things that, for the dramatic power of the story, should not be known before one reads it, if one is going to.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Got some great kids here

A little Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies drawing I painted up today. Here's the sketch.

Trucy (the girl in blue) is Phoenix Wright's adopted daughter. The rest are friends and relations... but he's like a good dad to them all. ^_^

Happy Fathers' Day!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Stories about babies

Art by Anna MacArthur

My sister and fellow artist Anna is embarking on a mission to talk about fiction with themes relating to abortion.
Someday I want to have on this blog a section where I talk about works of fiction that have a Pro-Life message. Abortion is the primary and greatest sin of our age, or any age, because when you look at the numbers of victims it is obviously the largest genocide in the whole of recorded history. Since 1973, there have been approximately 50,000,000 abortions in America alone. I want you to think about that number for a moment. Don't just read it as a big number; try to actually imagine that amount of people. This is more people than you have ever met. This is more people than you have ever heard of. More people than live in your state. More than every single person who died in the civil war. More than every single person who died in World War Two, including both soldiers and Holocaust victims. Now remember that that is only the number of victims in America.
Not only is the death toll staggering, but these people are the most innocent and vulnerable people that exist. They are not soldiers or criminals, they are children, and they are being killed in some of the most excruciating ways imaginable. This is happening right now. It is happening constantly. Any time throughout the day when you're not thinking about it, it's happening.
Yes, I am trying to make you feel guilty.
Read the whole thing here.

This is extremely important. Is it true that things seems more and more hopeless as the proponents of pre-birth (and often, shortly after birth) infanticide are starting to drop their pretense that the victims aren't human and openly advocating murder as a good thing, but there are also people who stand in grey areas of ignorance and indifference, and stories may reach them. More than that, the tragedy must be acknowledged, even if no one listens.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Bizenghast - the Train fancomic cover

I was once planning on doing a short fancomic of Bizenghast by Mary Alice LeGrow, but never found the time. I did do a cover for it, though, and I think it looks neat. I need to use crosshatching more often.

Friday, June 5, 2015

The power of Shazam!

Here are the forthcoming better photos of my Mary Marvel cosplay. You can see those of Anna's Supergirl cosplay here.

I am working on a go-to versatile and comfortable dress pattern of my own drafting, this is the second iteration thereof. Still need to perfect it...

I thought one fun thing about this costume would be--well, when I cosplayed Jade Harley from Homestuck, some other Homestuck fans called out to me, "Jade!" and I didn't respond right away because I didn't realize it was me! So, with this I thought, if anyone calls, "Mary!" I will respond because that's my name too! But then, everyone who addressed me just said, "Shazam!" Ah well.