MELLON

I do Storyboards for Archer on FX.
I make comic books for myself.

Atlanta by way of Kansas City.

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I think #2 is wrong. I get the intention, but I think it’s wording is incorrect and tells people to seek out the wrong road when trying new things and looking to move themselves forward. "if you ask for permission, the answer is always no. So I developed a practice of just doing things." - Ian MacKaye

I think #2 is wrong. I get the intention, but I think it’s wording is incorrect and tells people to seek out the wrong road when trying new things and looking to move themselves forward.

"if you ask for permission, the answer is always no. So I developed a practice of just doing things." - Ian MacKaye

(via spottedjabot)

Today.

Today.

Here I was well into my 20’s with a college degree and a corporate job. I was playing music with no intention of generating money or some massive fan base and, all of a sudden, I had to find excuses to get out of work in order to go tour Europe or Japan. I was recording albums on one of my favorite metal labels of all time (Relapse Records). I was collaborating with some of my favorite musicians. And before I even realized it, I was making 100% of my living creating art.

How did this happen? It happened because we ignored the rules. For the first time in my musical trajectory, I was creating without the idea that there was a right way or a wrong way to do things. No two people are alike. No two people have the same exact cultural influences. Art is not a two party system and never should be.

for the 3’s of you that care.

for the 3’s of you that care.

Computer issues led to not getting anything done tonight but here’s an in progress panel.

Computer issues led to not getting anything done tonight but here’s an in progress panel.

We [Fraction and his wife, Kelly Sue DeConnick] were pregnant at the time, and while I was out there I started to realize that if I had a daughter, there would come a day when I would have to apologize to her for my profession. I would have to apologize for the way it treats and speaks to women readers, and the way it treats its female characters.

I knew that if we had a daughter, because I know my wife and I know the kind of girl she wants to raise and I know the kind of girl I want to raise, she was going to look at what I did for a living and want to know how the fuck I could stomach it. How could I sell her out like that?” Fraction continued. “That conversation is still coming, and I’m bracing for it in the way that some dads brace for their daughter’s first date or boyfriend. I became acutely aware that I had sort of done that thing that lots of privileged hetero cisgendered white dudes do. ‘I’m cool with women, and that’s enough.’ It’s not enough. It’s embarrassing to say, because we somehow have attached shame to learning and evolving our opinions, culturally, but I became aware that there was a deficiency of and to women in my work, and all I could do at that moment was take care of my side of the street.

Writer Matt Fraction on his role on expanding the profile of female characters in the Marvel Universe. (via goodmanw)

(Source: comicbookresources.com, via kierongillen)