one-eyed monster

jakewyattriot:

I apologize if this comes off as disrespectful to Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin. Or their families. Or YOU, the reader. I’m not about that. That’s not why I drew this.

I am just really freaked out that 40% of Americans (and 47% of White Americans) do not think that the killings and violence in Ferguson ‘raise any racial issues.’ Fellow White Persons, this is our chance to learn. This is our chance to change.

When Trayvon Martin was murdered because Full Grown Men in America are frightened to violence by the presence black children, the dialogue turned very quickly into a conversation about gun control.

And gun control is an issue that deserves our attention.

But it won’t change the massive poverty in Black America. The arrest rate. The education statistics. The institutional, systemic, casual, and passive racism that plagues our country.

And it wouldn’t have saved Michael Brown.

Anyway. I’m sorry if this comes off as disrespectful or insincere or preachy. I’m sorry if my execution (or personality) gets in the way of what I’m trying to say. I am an imperfect artist, an imperfect person, and I am, undoubtedly, blinded to a million things by my own glaring whiteness. So this might be… Lord, this might be awful. I’m so sorry if it’s awful. Really.

But. I just keep thinking… Look, my wife is pregnant with our first child. A boy. We’re nervous, we’re excited, we’re SO ANXIOUS because what the hell do you do with babies? WE don’t know. But if we were a black family… in this country… we would be so terrified. Because we live in a nation that murders the children of black parents, puts it on the news WITH RIOTS AND TEAR GAS as decoration, and still half of us don’t even see it as a problem. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine bringing a child into that reality, to face the odds we lay out for black kids?

That would break me. I’ve never known anything like that. No one should ever know anything like that.

So let’s talk to our friends about race. Lets talk to our families. And when actual victims of racism try to tell us what’s going on in, say, a peaceful community protest as they are being gassed and shot at by cops WE SHOULD LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE THEM. Let’s talk to each other about this until we are all on the same page.

And then let’s turn the damn page.

hannakdraws:

Too bad these didn’t make it to that Ramona Style competition (it’s closed now), but I figured I’d post the lineart anyway for fun. 

hannakdraws:

Too bad these didn’t make it to that Ramona Style competition (it’s closed now), but I figured I’d post the lineart anyway for fun. 

hannakdraws:

radiomaru:

hannakdraws:

Yeah. This is a bunch of Ramonas for some kind of Scott Pilgrim contest I guess.

I wanted to colour them traditionally - but there was no time to, like, mess it up. So here are my lame ps-skills  

~*~*GRAND PRIZE WINNER*~*~

Here’s the GRAND PRIZE WINNER!

At first I felt like it was almost unfair for these to win! Look at how great these all are… I have never heard of Hanna K from Sweden before but now I want to see everything she ever does.

She did six Ramonas (plus a few more after!) and not only are they all cute and unique, they all look like something Ramona would have worn in the book (but didn’t). The colors are bright and poppy and fun and every outfit is delightful.

Congrats Hanna K!!! Please send me an email so I can send your prize! (bryan@radiomaru.com)

That wraps up the contest!!! I’M SO GRATEFUL TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED AND I’M REALLY SORRY IF I COULDN’T GIVE YOU A PRIZE OR HIGHLIGHT YOUR ENTRY HERE — I LOVE EVERYONE :0 :0 :0 :0 :0 :0 :0

I’m not really one for reblogging but I just have to say WOW! I didn’t think I had a chance - there were so many amazing Ramonas out there! I still can’t really believe it… All those nice words… <3 This is awesome on so many levels. Bryan I love you. And all new wonderful followers, I love you too! 

hannakdraws:

newestfrontier:

Illustration of a girl looking from one space colony to another.
The colony she is looking at is a Bernal Sphere colony. 

Hey guys! I started this really nerdy “behind the scenes”- type Tumblr where I’m going to post work in progress of a bunch of comics and illustrations and stuff that’ll all take place in these space colonies. … It’s mostly for my own satisfaction, but if anyone is interested - go ahead and follow! If all goes well I will print all the finished stuff in a nice package and y’all will be able to buy it!
(All neat illustrations will still be posted on my main Tumblr, so you won’t miss anything awesome if you don’t follow) 
newestfrontier - Stories from Space

hannakdraws:

newestfrontier:

Illustration of a girl looking from one space colony to another.

The colony she is looking at is a Bernal Sphere colony. 

Hey guys! I started this really nerdy “behind the scenes”- type Tumblr where I’m going to post work in progress of a bunch of comics and illustrations and stuff that’ll all take place in these space colonies. … It’s mostly for my own satisfaction, but if anyone is interested - go ahead and follow! If all goes well I will print all the finished stuff in a nice package and y’all will be able to buy it!

(All neat illustrations will still be posted on my main Tumblr, so you won’t miss anything awesome if you don’t follow) 

newestfrontier - Stories from Space

hannakdraws:

newestfrontier:

Billy and Lolas apartment in fish-eye. It’s like, Tokyo style cramped in there.  

I guess this is a pretty cool sketch? from my space stories Tumblr 

hannakdraws:

newestfrontier:

Billy and Lolas apartment in fish-eye. It’s like, Tokyo style cramped in there.  

I guess this is a pretty cool sketch? from my space stories Tumblr