cartoonallies:

Hey New York! There are only nine days left until FRESH MEAT 2014!
Fresh Meat is the School of Visual Arts’ annual in-house comics fair, where our talented artists exhibit and sell their own self-published works.
Catch up with and browse the works of Molly Ostertag (Strong Female Protagonist), Aatmaja Pandya (The Bell Blues), Peter SchmiDt (/creepythread), and over 60 other exhibitors representing the next generation of cartoonists.
This event is free and open to the public!
WHEN: Friday, May 2nd from 6:00PM-9:00PM WHERE: SVA Student Center,  217 East 23rd Street (Between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
Join the event on Facebook!
Poster by Molly Ostertag. Fresh Meat is organized by Cartoon Allies in coordination with SVA’s Departments of Cartooning and Illustration.

woohoo! Hoping against hope that I’ll have Bacchanalia in a sell-able form by this!

cartoonallies:

Hey New York! There are only nine days left until FRESH MEAT 2014!

Fresh Meat is the School of Visual Arts’ annual in-house comics fair, where our talented artists exhibit and sell their own self-published works.

Catch up with and browse the works of Molly Ostertag (Strong Female Protagonist), Aatmaja Pandya (The Bell Blues), Peter SchmiDt (/creepythread), and over 60 other exhibitors representing the next generation of cartoonists.

This event is free and open to the public!

WHEN: Friday, May 2nd from 6:00PM-9:00PM
WHERE: SVA Student Center,  217 East 23rd Street 
(Between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)

Join the event on Facebook!

Poster by Molly Ostertag. Fresh Meat is organized by Cartoon Allies in coordination with SVA’s Departments of Cartooning and Illustration.

woohoo! Hoping against hope that I’ll have Bacchanalia in a sell-able form by this!


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I don't mean to jump on an ask-everything-about-SFP bandwagon after you answered that other question, but I was thinking about this this morning... isn't it incredibly traumatic for Patrick to kill anyone? Being inside someone's head as you do that doesn't sound like it's something you can easily push aside. (Also SFP is absurdly excellent; please do feel free to quit your education/other activities so you can publish more often for your adoring fans.)
Anonymous
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probably answers your question? And thanks! 


Q
hi, would it be ok to ask a small question about alison's powers? i don't think it'd be spoilery. ok so at the end of issue 2 pintsize asks alison what it's like to be cut for the first time, but nobody's powers manifested until they were 14 right? so did alison have some low-level resistance to harm since birth, or was she just a very cautious kid, or did pintsize just mean like SERIOUSLY cut? im just curious if there's an explanation! it's ok if you'd rather not say. great job with SFP so far!
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Hey! Your first guess is correct, Alison had low level invulnerability since birth. Several other biodynamics in the comic also had effects or even full blown powers since birth, but for most people they increased dramatically upon puberty. Thanks for asking!


today on SFP, probably the largest group of dudes with no girls around I have drawn in this comic to date

today on SFP, probably the largest group of dudes with no girls around I have drawn in this comic to date


getting more and more into using direct reference lately. Strong Female Protagonist updates!

getting more and more into using direct reference lately. Strong Female Protagonist updates!


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.