background/color studies for an animation class. I’ve been doing a lot of backgrounds at my internship and I LOVE them, it really appeals to the part of me that wanted to be a set designer for theater. 


felt like I really nailed my ‘urban adventurer’ clothing theme today, so here’s a lil drawing

felt like I really nailed my ‘urban adventurer’ clothing theme today, so here’s a lil drawing


A lot of characters are called strong female protagonists when it’s kind of a cipher, and it doesn’t mean what it should mean. Like, a female character will be called a strong female protagonist for crying only a handful of times as opposed to the entire story, when Indiana Jones is not called a strong male protagonist for bullwhipping Nazis and shooting guns at ghosts and stuff. So [our webcomic Strong Female Protagonist] started as an exercise in making a character strong in every sense of the word that we could find, where she’s strong in a literary sense — or so we hope — strong in the sense of conviction and heroism and morality, and then physically, superhumanly strong.

freshmeatsva:

Molly Ostertag loves drawing forests, swords, and cool looking ladies (often hanging out in forests, wielding swords). She draws a webcomic called Strong Female Protagonist.

I’ll be at Fresh Meat this year! More info when it’s closer. Here’s a page (text and tones still needed) for my most recent comic, Bacchanalia.

freshmeatsva:

Molly Ostertag loves drawing forests, swords, and cool looking ladies (often hanging out in forests, wielding swords). She draws a webcomic called Strong Female Protagonist.

I’ll be at Fresh Meat this year! More info when it’s closer. Here’s a page (text and tones still needed) for my most recent comic, Bacchanalia.


Strong Female Protagonist updates! Alison gets around a lot this way.

Strong Female Protagonist updates! Alison gets around a lot this way.


it’s finally nice enough to sit in a park and surreptitiously draw people!

it’s finally nice enough to sit in a park and surreptitiously draw people!


with the annual running-out-of-business-cards that always happens at MoCCA, I decided it was time for a new design. and a fortuitous heads up for anyone in the same situation: everything on vistaprint is 35% today!

with the annual running-out-of-business-cards that always happens at MoCCA, I decided it was time for a new design. and a fortuitous heads up for anyone in the same situation: everything on vistaprint is 35% today!


work progresses on Bacchanalia!


We were giving these out at MoCCA as fun freebies - they worked so well that I’m thinking of making fake newspapers for every convention! You can read this closer-up at strongfemaleprotagonist.com.

We were giving these out at MoCCA as fun freebies - they worked so well that I’m thinking of making fake newspapers for every convention! You can read this closer-up at strongfemaleprotagonist.com.


calming down post-MoCCA with some inking! This will be colored in a bit, but I thought the simple inks looked nice. 

calming down post-MoCCA with some inking! This will be colored in a bit, but I thought the simple inks looked nice.