I was hired this week to do a commission of a Shin Godzilla. The thing is huge; much bigger than my drawing desk. This makes it hard to photograph. But I did my best to document both the entire composition as well as a scan to show the fine details. What do you think?
Would you want a Bria monster hanging on your wall?
A more detailed scan of the King.
The entire composition.
This sort of shows the scale of the paper behind me. I am also very cute in this picture.
I’ve barely been bothering with updating the blog on here as much as I should because I’ve been focusing on building up my Facebook Page. And, let’s face it, that’s where the majority of the action happens. So you should definitely check it out if you’re worried about missing something!
But, with the new year comes a new season of my weekly podcast, Live With Bria. Season two kicks off with a one-on-one interview with Sophie Labelle, world famous author of the trans webcomic, Assigned Male. We’ll probably talk about trans stuff or something. I dunno, she’s kinda on vacation right now, so we mostly just stay up all night drinking boozy coffee and drawing.
Oh yeah, there’s a new comic up, it being Friday and all. Them comics are going to be coming at a reduced rate for the next few months, as I seriously need to get my butt in gear working on this graphic novel. Look for them every Monday, and probably Friday, if I have time.
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I’m slowly easing into a regular schedule of posting comics and updates again. It’s looking like only one or two per week is what’s feasible right now, but I will try to keep them coming on the usual days a comic would come out – Monday, Wednesday, or Friday.
I’m also still doing podcasts. This week’s is a special one. I’ll be having two of my most favouritest people on – Sophie Labelle of “Assigned Male Comics” and Jessica Nightmare of “Manic Pixie Nightmare Girls”.
All three of us will be in the same location broadcasting live this Sunday via strangelabel.com.
So, there’s a new comic up. I guess that means I’m not on hiatus anymore. Though, things will definitely be on a reduced schedule, most likely once a week. I’m recovering from my surgery well, but as I get more energy I need to be spending it on this graphic novel I’m supposed to be writing.
It’s frustrating, because with these election results in the USA, there is suddenly an entire galaxy of bull-crap that needs to have comics made out of it, but there is only so much one laid up cartoonist can do.
But whatever comes in these next four years, I will do what I can to call it out, and to try to fight these forces that are quite clearly massing against us.
They’re not going to win this. Because I’m on this team, and I don’t lose.
Life of Bria will be going on hiatus for a couple of weeks while I recover from GRS. There will still be updates about “Live With Bria” podcast episodes each week, which I have pre-recorded and will go out as scheduled. There’s some really, really good ones lined up. And while I know that technically makes it no longer ‘live’, it’s that or nothing, so…
I just want to thank you all for taking the time to read and share my comics. It truly means so much to me. And also, in light of all the controversy and hatred that has been directed at our community both recently and all of this year, I just want to say how thankful and honoured I am that I get to be alive at this special time in history.
For all the scary things going on, I firmly believe this is the turning point for us. Every day we’re winning more and more, and we can all say we were a part of that. For every single day you’re helping our cause, whether by reading and sharing material by myself and others, by being politically active and informed and getting out and voting, and even just by existing, you challenge those who would try to erase us from public life. There has never yet been a better time in history to be trans, and the more I learn about my readers and our community, the stronger I realize you all are, and the more firmly I believe we have what it takes to claim our rightful, equal place in society.
Never before in my life did I ever feel like I was part of any kind of ‘community’. But now I finally do, and I couldn’t be more proud.
See you in a couple of weeks!
I’m pleased to announce that this Sunday I’ll be talking LIVE with Julia Serano!
Julia is an Oakland-based writer, performer, and activist. She is the author of two books, 2007’s Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity (now in second edition), and 2013’s Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive. Julia’s other writings have appeared in over a dozen anthologies, and in news and media outlets such as TIME, The Guardian, Salon, The Daily Beast, Alternet.org, Ms., Out, and The Advocate. Her writings have been used as teaching materials in queer and gender studies courses across North America.
Learn more about Julia and her writings at juliaserano.com.
And tune in at 3:00 PM PST (6:00 PM EST) on strangelabel.com to listen to our live discussion of her third book, as well as art, poetry, and being trans in today’s society.
There’s a new comic up, as scheduled.
But what all the kids are REALLY talking about, is the new Custom Cards By Bria Commercial! I drew it at the beginning of the Summer, but only just now put it to sound and uploaded it. Take a look, and consider your options for holiday gifts this year!
Order a custom card here.
Thank you to everybody who listened to the show live! Here it is to stream. I had a great time with Dee, and our conversation carried on for close to half an hour after the show was over, and we still had so much more to talk about! I’ll definitely be having her on again soon.
You can check out some of Dee’s comics at http://dandyandcompany.blogspot.ca/.
After much toiling, I finally decided my best option for uploading my Live With Bria podcast interviews was to just put them on Youtube. So, here it is, last week’s interview with Vancouver artist, PJ Patten.
And don’t forget to tune in LIVE every Sunday at 6:00 PM EST on strangelabel.com for more interviews with artists, writers, and activists!
Every month I’m putting out a special comic to say thank you to those who have been kind enough to financially support Life of Bria. Whether it’s through direct donations on Paypal, donations via Bitcoin, monthly donations on Patreon, or hiring me to produce Art Commissions/Custom Cards/True Self Portraits, all of my supporters have my gratitude! So keep an eye out in your inbox for this comic made just for you!
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Thank you so, so much to my supporters. And also, thank you to all of you who take the time to read and share and comment on my comics. It means the world to me.
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