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Please support my nonfiction graphic novel project, The Soviet!

spx:

Dear Tumblrverse! I am excited, and more than a little terrified, to announce that I’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign for my nonfiction graphic novel project, The Soviet. Please click the link to find out more, but for now know that I’m just one chapter away from finishing all 223 pages of it, and I (desperately) need your help to finish the last remaining stretch, send the book to a printer, and ship it to potential publishers! I took a year off from grad school in order to write it, and lived entirely on savings for the past year in order to complete it. It’s been a labor-intensive and immensely time-consuming process— almost everything was done by hand, and I created a hand-drawn font specifically for the graphic novel— but I’m excited to finally (hopefully) get this work out there. It’s been in the works since SPX 2012, when I volunteered at the fest and passed around minicomics to anyone I could find. And now it’s *almost* entirely done, and just need help getting it printed and distributed.

Hope you enjoy!

-Julia A./thesoviette

My Kickstarter on SPX! And just two years ago, almost to the day, I drew the first page of my graphic novel, which was then reblogged by SPX, which was then a mini comic, but was soon scrapped in favor of a more interesting style and longer format work.

Time, man. Jeez!

So thrilled though!! Just 5 days until I finish the thing…

saintkyril said: Do you think that sites like Kickstarter are good sites for promoting whatever films, novels, games, etc. you're planning to make? I just got my Associate's in Multimedia and I'm planning to make a video game.

Hey saintkyril! I’m not the most tech or crowdfunding savvy person in the world, but quite a few friends of mine have had great projects successfully funded, and ended up going on to do even greater and more wonderful things in the future, which may or may not have been crowdfunded. Certain people use crowdfunding almost exclusively to fund their projects, which I’m not a huge fan of personally since crowdfunding is incredibly time consuming, and isn’t really sustainable as one’s only source of income. But, assuming you have a few people already familiar with your work that can influence others, it should be a good idea! A lot of Kickstarter/Indiegogo is common sense, but it does take a huge amount of planning beforehand. My video took about 20 straight hours to make… 20 hours for a total of 5 minutes of footage! I can give you a lot more specific advice about crowding but my project is not quite fully funded yet and I don’t want to count my chickens before they hatch ;) I’d explore the site a bit and see if you can find any relevant/similar projects to yours?

The Soviet

Dear Tumblrverse! I am excited, and more than a little terrified, to announce that I’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign for my nonfiction graphic novel project, The Soviet. Please click the link to find out more, but for now know that I’m just one chapter away from finishing all 223 pages of it, and I (desperately) need your help to finish the last remaining stretch, send the book to a printer, and ship it to potential publishers! I took a year off from grad school in order to write it, and lived entirely on savings for the past year in order to complete it. It’s been a labor-intensive and immensely time-consuming process— almost everything was done by hand, and I created a hand-drawn font specifically for the graphic novel— but I’m excited to finally (hopefully) get this work out there.

Hope you enjoy!

-Julia A./thesoviette

EDIT: The Soviet is now a Kickstarter staff pick!!! So incredibly grateful for all of the support— let’s keep the momentum going!

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Catherine Deneuve, photo by Milton Greene, August 14, 1962

parispompous:

Catherine Deneuve, photo by Milton Greene, August 14, 1962

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room42:

"i think the devil was on the farm"

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“A woman must continually watch herself. She is almost continually accompanied by her own image of herself. Whilst she is walking across a room or whilst she is weeping at the death of her father, she can scarcely avoid envisaging herself walking or weeping. From earliest childhood she has been taught and persuaded to survey herself continually. And so she comes to consider the surveyor and the surveyed within her as the two constituent yet always distinct elements of her identity as a woman. She has to survey everything she is and everything she does because how she appears to men, is of crucial importance for what is normally thought of as the success of her life. Her own sense of being in herself is supplanted by a sense of being appreciated as herself by another… One might simplify this by saying: men act and women appear. Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at. This determines not only most relations between men and women but also the relation of women to themselves. The surveyor of woman in herself is male: the surveyed female. Thus she turns herself into an object — and most particularly an object of vision: a sight.”

—   John Berger, Ways of Seeing (via surbeat)

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zagremuhina:

alphaville, une étrange aventure de lemmy caution (1965), jean-luc godard

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jasonviola:

Fear of Flowers Part 1

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A Clockwork Orange - 1971

filmesss:

A Clockwork Orange - 1971

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thebristolboard:

"Hand" by David Lloyd from AARGH! (Artists Against Rampant Government Homophobia), published by Mad Love, October 1988. 

thebristolboard:

"Hand" by David Lloyd from AARGH! (Artists Against Rampant Government Homophobia), published by Mad Love, October 1988. 

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"When was the last time you touched someone?" - Under the Skin (2013)

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Françoise Hardy - Tous les garçons et les filles

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Françoise Hardy - Tous les garçons et les filles

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On "Geek" Versus "Nerd"

Grant Snider for the NYT Book Review