[sticky entry] Sticky: LB's Welcome Post!

Oct. 26th, 2014 07:30 pm
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Hello! Welcome to the writing site and blog of LB Lee, AKA Loony-Brain.  You might know us from Etsy, Patreon, or tumblr, for being That Multi Who Makes Comics on the Internet, but this is primarily a personal blog and writing site.  Here you will find lots of stories about a post-apocalyptic traveling exorcist, fantasy adventures going wrong, and geezer vampires--I specialize in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror about LGBT and mentally odd folks.

You can find all our posted stories here.  If you want to know more about us or multi, check out our 101 page here. (Or, if that's too much, here's the very short version.)



Have a story you want me to write?  Toss your idea here!
Art commissions are currently open!

We also have some stories for sale. Do any catch your eye?


Stories for sale! )
EDIT:
the Paypal button on this page breaks constantly. If you're trying to use it and it fails, please let me know immediately so I can fix it again! Until I fix it, you can always use the button on our profile.

Gay golems

Dec. 3rd, 2016 07:41 pm
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Craft fair ACHIEVED!

To celebrate, I bought a couple bargain-bin gay golem romance novellas.  Today, I have made too much money to feel shame for my purchases!

Seriously, thank god for Boomerang’s.  We are slowly but surely getting our hands on all the nostalgic classics of our youth.  Yesterday, Mori got her hands on Robin McKinley’s Beauty, and I’m sure if we wait long enough, we’ll get our hands on Susan Wilson’s novel of the same title and theme too.

Wee Tiny Us had better taste than expected.

--Rogan

Twine!

Dec. 3rd, 2016 12:24 am
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I am determined to teach myself Twine so I can make games!

They just all look like so much fun!

--Sneak
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Hey guys, if you’re in the Boston area, we’ll be tabling at the JP Holiday Craft Fair at the Unitarian Universalist Church at the intersection of South and Eliot St.  Feel free to come say hi!

EDIT: It'll be tomorrow, Dec. 3, from 11-5.
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Hey guys, my colleague Cat Rufin posted the slides from their ‘Non-Traditional Character Design’ talk yesterday, and gave me the link to share with everyone!  Please enjoy!

Livestream

Nov. 26th, 2016 09:54 pm
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Hey guys, as usual, I'll be doing a livestream Sunday at 3PM, Eastern Time here. I will NOT be working on Out Of Mind pages!  I'll be drawing fun stuff, maybe take a few requests.

Come join the party!

EDIT: And canceled due to undrawably heavy lag.  Sorry.
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The Other Legend of John Henry
Word Count: 1900
Summary: John Henry and his wife Polly know better than to make a deal with the Devil, but when the steam engine comes, they have no choice.
Notes: This story was the winner of the Patreon poll for this month, and was sponsored by my awesome crew at Patreon!  And since donations hit a new milestone for me, I thought I'd both expand this story a little bit and give it an illustration, on top of what I already planned since the money vs. wordcount added up a little funky.  I hope you enjoy!  More notes at the bottom.

All in sepia tones, a picture of John Henry, a strapping man with a LOT of hair, hugging his wife Polly Ann, a pregnant woman in a dark dress with a kerchief around her head.  Their expressions are peaceful and loving.

Everyone knows the story of John Henry, the man with the hammer who fought the machine of progress and won-- for a little while, anyway. Everyone also knows that the victory came at the cost of his own life.

But there’s a different story about him and his wife, one less well known.

Read more... )
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I'm thirty-seven today.  B surprised me with surprise headspace birthday pie (pie is way better than cake), cooked me some corporeal bacon, I got good news on the health insurance front and bought some fun things, and now I'm gonna finish today off with Mamma Mia.  I know Ro hates it, but it's my birthday, which means I get to make him watch it.

Happy birthday to me!

--Mac

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What time is it?  PREVIEWS OF OUT OF MIND PAGES TIME!

Of course, my comics filter peeps on Patreon get the whole rough draft dummy book, all 300 pages of it, over the next month.  They’ll get it before anyone else but editorial! >:D

Considering how many people and how many years the book covers, I figured it’d be good to make our dedication page also a quick and dirty cast page. (We actually end up having two, since there’s a big time skip at a certain point, and some of us changed our appearance quite a lot in that time.  Like Mac’s princessly tresses.)

Pics behind cut! :D )
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OMG FINALLY I HAVE A COMPLETE ROUGH DRAFT OF OUT OF MIND SWEET JESUS FINALLY

AHAHAHAHAHAHA I AM SO HAPPY TO HAVE SOMETHING
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Okay, this is driving me crazy, and I figure that I have decent odds finding the answer on the Internet.  I'm trying to find a specific episode of the original CSI show, the one in Las Vegas.  I remember only the gimmick: that the perpetrator avoided detection for a while by hacking up and sewing his fingers back together to Picasso-ize his fingerprints.

Does anyone remember this episode?  Do any of you remember which one it was?  It turns out that that gimmick is nigh-unGoogleable, and it's driving me crazy!

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Heads up guys, I'm crunching on an Out of Mind deadline, so all my other work obligations are getting pushed back for a week.  Everything should generally come out on time, just gonna be a bit busy for a while.

This is how I’m dealing with the recent election stuff.
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Hey guys, as promised, here's the slides and reading list from my trans comics talk yesterday!  Sadly, no notes yet, I'm kinda worn out.
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I'll be uploading the slides, notes, and reading list from my Trans Comics talk later today. So if y'all want it, stay tuned!

Plus as usual, I'll be doing a livestream today at 3PM, Eastern Time here. I'll be working on Out Of Mind pages, and continuing until my shoulder seizes up.

Come join the party!
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I noticed there wasn't a page that collated webcomics with transcripts, figured I'd make one.  This post will get updated over and over, likely.  If you know of comics with transcripts, please let me know so I can update this post!

NOTE: I make no guarantee of quality, merely accessibility.

EDIT: Added Trans Bunny
EDIT 11/12/2016: Added explainxkcd, Life, the Articles section and Comics Empower.
EDIT 11/13/2016: Added LOTS.
  • Ask TBOI Big Sibs, by LB Lee (that's us!)  A tumblr ask blog for Maggie and Samson from the game the Binding of Isaac.
  • Awkward Fumbles, by the Comics Irregulars.  A collaborative webcomic: you send in pictures, they write the words.
  • Comics Empower: A comic book shop intended SPECIFICALLY for blind folks; it is all meant to be heard via audio.  Lots of different comics here, mostly by blind creators.
  • Darths & Droids, by David Morgan-Mar.  If the Star Wars prequels was actually a roleplaying game where half the folks are taking the piss.
  • The Dinosaur Whiteboard, by the Comics Irregulars. " I got a really cool Dinosaur Comics whiteboard (in fact I bought two, one for home and one for the office. No, really!), and decided to make comics with it and - this is the tricky bit - let people see them!"
  • General Protection Fault, by Jeffrey Darlington.   Geeky sci-fi comic, I think? I can't SEE the transcripts myself, but according to him, the entire archive is done.
  • Help Desk, by Christopher B. Wright. What if tech support actually were run by evil demons?
  • Irregular Webcomic, by David Morgan-Mar.  Comics involving Lego folks!
  • iToons, a webcomic that asks the simple question "What would it be like if you took every comic strip in existence, put them in a blender, and pressed max?
  • Kernel Panic, by Christopher B. Wright.  More tech comics.
  • LB Lee's Comics, by... well, us!  Mental health comics.
  • Leftover Soup, by Tailsteak.  Slice of life strip with various sexualities and relationship orientations.
  • Life, by Phillip Meyer.  Not web; a simple tactile comic intended to be perfectly readable for blind and sighted alike, done in Braille.  Apparently you can buy some print copies by contacting him directly!
  • Lightning Made of Owls, by the Comics Irregulars.  Gag a day.
  • Newspaper Comics Transcribed, by various.  Exactly what it sounds like.  Not in order.
  • Old Skool Webcomic, by Christopher B. Wright. "Two Circles, Mr. A and Mr. B, talking about whatever happens to tickle their fancy at the time."
  • PC Town, by Christopher B. Wright.  Techy noir.
  • Planet of Hats, by David Morgan-Mar.  A comic retelling of the original Star Trek episodes.
  • The Prisoner of Monty Hall, by Ian Boreham. "Mostly one-off strips. The only thing they are likely to have in common is that I think they are funny."
  • Rapid City, by Josh Dahl.  Superhero noirish drama! (I happen to know the creator.)
  • singingstranger's comic transcripts.  Not necessarily all by singingstranger.
  • Square Root of Minus Garfield, by the Comics Irregular. "a webcomic devoted to parodies and mash-ups of the popular comic strip Garfield, by Jim Davis"
  • Theri There, by frameacloud.  A strip about otherkin.
  • Trans Bunny, by KC Clearwater.  A surreal poetic doodle strip.  I know the creator! (NOTE: the transcripts are just for the dialogue soooo may not be the most clear.)
  • xkcd, by Randall Munroe.  Comics about SCIENCE!  And MATH! (Needs plug-in to see transcripts, but they are there.) (EDIT: Until I find that plug-in, there's this site devoted to transcribing and annotating every strip.)
Articles ABOUT Comics for the Blind
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Hey guys, do you know what’ll improve this week?  Coming to an awesome talk about a hundred years’ worth of gendertastic comics, covering everything from the gender anarchy of Krazy Kat to the webcomics of today.  It’s free!  Come get a dose of awesomeness and reassurance that no matter the social opposition, we exist!

Also, you know, get some titles for your reading list.
A little flier for the Trans Genders, Trans Comics event, showing Dororo, Sulla from O Human Star, Desire from the Sandman, and Xavin from Runaways.  Here in Somerville in the Taza chocolate factory this Saturday afternoon!


Livestream

Nov. 5th, 2016 02:42 pm
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Hey guys, I haven't really managed to fix my tech problems, but I've at least managed some work-arounds, so I'll be doing a livestream Sunday at 3PM, Eastern Time here. I'll be working on Out Of Mind pages, and continuing until my shoulder seizes up.

Come join the party!
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Hey guys!  The November Patreon poll is up, make me write what you want to read!
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Please enjoy our wholesome, happy Halloween costume as a productive member of society in good standing.

(If you’re curious, the writing on the side of the mask says a brand name and the words “a figment of your imagination.”)
Pictures of said costume, which are wholesome and wonderful )

BOOMBOX!

Nov. 3rd, 2016 08:54 pm
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Mori: Man, we are the best headmates.  It took a few months of checking the local thrift shops, but me and Biff finally chased down an honest-to-god boombox for ten bucks.  The speakers are good, the CD player is good, the radio is good, the only issue it's got is that the tape deck is kinda fucked up so we can only play cassettes, not make them. (That and it constantly clicks.)

Rogan: Now I can finally listen to music again WITHOUT my damn computer.  YESSSSSS!  And listen to our damn mix-tapes!

HALLOWEEN!

Nov. 1st, 2016 12:29 pm
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Okay, now that I'm not quite so banged up, Halloween weekend was AWESOME!

After much flailing and bumps, I managed to get everything together and was at MICE, where I blew all my sales records out of the water, wooooo!  For the first time in ages, I spent a load of money buying things I really wanted, and I don't even care, because it still didn't make much of a dent in my profit!

I debuted a seasonally appropriate comic called Murderer which I would put up for sale except I am going to be completely sold out of my run by later today.  I might make it a limited run item; I haven't decided.

Also, we dressed up for Halloween.  The vessel costume you'll see in a bit, once roomie uploads the photos, but in headspace, we also took up our costumes:

Gigi: Bedsheet ghost.  Gigi is always a bedsheet ghost.  This is tradition.
Sneak: Pilot mechanic.  Goggles, aviator cap, flightsuit.
Rogan and Mac: Beauty and the geek.  Rogan in his old heavy frame glasses, contrasting plaids and argyle, pocket protector, Mac in a prom dress and pearls.
Miranda: Sexy witch.
Mori: Mako Mori from Pacific Rim.
Falcon: Film noir protagonist. (Mori claimed he cheated, since he pretty much dresses like that all the time anyway.)
Biff: Also a bedsheet ghost, which he half-assed with illusion, much to Mori's disgruntlement. ("Dude, you're lame, you're not even TRYING, come onnnnnn." Even she could not persuade him.)

So happy belated Halloween from all of us!  ...l'm going to go keel over and rest for a while now.

--Rogan

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