Some of my followers who are aware of my personal artwork know that I have a series/character called "Lakota". I’ve become aware of the fact that this is also the name of a section of the indigenous peoples of the Great Plains. If I recall correctly, I found the name on one of those baby name websites and I immediately took a liking to it as the name for my main character, but I think it would be hypocritical of me not to consider the consequences of using that name for my comic series.
Understandably, my teachers and peers think its fine, but none of them are Native American, so they’re probably not the ones to ask!
So I’m throwing this out here- if any of my followers are Native American, especially Lakota, I would really like to hear what you have to think. I’m attached to the name, but I’ll figure something else out if I have to!
My fave sketchbook is the Canson XL Mix Media (right) drawing book (7x10”) for its compactness and the durability of the paper! It can take just bout any sort of media and abuse on the pages, plus it’s a pretty swell price compared to all the other drawing pads in the art store, so it wins overall in my book. Though currently I’m using some random sketchbook (left) from the bookstore I pretty much got for free with a gift card because the art store ran out of the XLs I wanted. But it holds up pretty decently against inks and watercolors!
As for my watercolors, I use the Koi Pocket Field Sketchbox (24 colors) and it is by far one of the best purchases I’ve ever made in my life. It’s so portable and easy to use and it’s been my best friend at every con whenever I draw commissions because seriously, all the colors you need are in one little box. And it all costs not even 20 bucks!
Nicholas Lord, a Navy sailor since 2008 currently on active duty, is under investigation after threatening to rape a young woman who is a Navy recruit.
The young woman posted a photo of herself on Facebook, captioning it to say she’s proud of how she’s working hard to get in shape for the Navy, and she’s excited to be leaving soon. The photo was shared on the page for her Delayed Entry Program for her fellow Navy recruits.
Nicholas Lord, who is not a current recruit and who has been serving in the Navy since 2008, then commented:
You’ll end up pregnant real soon you fucking wh***. If I could and I knew you, I’d hold you down and rape you.
The next day, Lord gloated about his threat on his Facebook page, updating his status to say he’d been “trolling feminist pages.” In case it needs to be said, the Facebook page for a Navy program is not a “feminist page.” It’s a Navy recruiting page. (x) (x)
I don’t know what the Navy’s punishment system is like, but I hope he gets the worst possible. I hope they investigate his past history in the military, too. If he’s bold enough to outright threaten female recruits, under his own name, on public, Navy-run social media, I seriously doubt he hasn’t harassed and threatened female sailors. He may even have raped them.
Especially given the military’s problem with letting men get away with harassment and rape, they need to severely punish him.
Send it viral, and he will see ramifications.
If you only reblog one thing today I hope it’s this.
Cartooning advice from Roy Crane.
have you guys seen pendleton ward’s sailor moon doodle/animation on twitter
XATU USED FUTURE SIGHT! redrawing of this old doodle!