Wednesday, March 17, 2010

COC: new installment

So I've left the "Seventeen" story line alone this past week, and have jumped ahead to high school. I got kind of sick of all this holy-shit-I'm-stuck-in-my-head for now, and have temporarily moved onto more action. I've done about 9 pages of this section of the coming out storyline, all of which is done without any interior monologue or narration. Doing it completely from the third-person has been a lot different than how it was to actually live this experience, which involved a LOT of back-thinking (why am I acting this way? what am I thinking? what is going on? who do I think I am?) and a lot of worry (what if she hates me? what if I hate myself? what if I am completely clueless and awkward?).

Here are three of these nine pages. I'm sorry if it's a bit hard to read the text in the images, but if you click on it you should get an enlarged version that should be clearer.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Old article I found

I was trawling the internets the other day, which means I was googling myself, "Katie Omberg," which is always a fun thing. I found this old review that Rob of Panel Patter did of my work from SPX last fall. Check it out here.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

COC installment 5

After much anticiption, here is the fifth section of the Coming Out Comic. And yes, we are still in Safeway. And yes, we are still reading Seventeen.
So I work this dumb security job at an art museum in DC. The one benefit of it is that you are surrounded by interesting things to look at. The downside is that, after looking at them for 7 hours a day, they aren't that interesting anymore. Here's a drawing I did of a grandfather clock that's on the old side of the museum. I did it on the back of a receipt, which is why the image looks a bit bogus.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

"Seventeen," why?!

Oh man. So, for those of you who have been following the COC storyline, "seventeen" magazine is something which all 4th grader girls hold in the highest esteem. Well, at least they did 10 years ago.

Anyways, I found this really disheartening story on a transphobic article they published in Oct. 2009. Click here to read about the article.

Also, here is a link to the latest section of the COC, in which "Seventeen" plays a pivitol role in my life. IN. MY. LIFE. people.

Here is a link to Pam's House Blend, which has a PDF of the original article.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

SBox3 Debut and the VA Comicon

This past Sunday Matthew and I went to the VA Comicon in Richmond, VA. It was a pretty small thing with an even smaller turn out of indie-interested people. I still had a pretty great time; hanging out behind the table with Matthew and his son Christopher was a great. It was nice to see some quality dad/kid time, and it reminded me of going to conventions with my dad. Albeit, they were stamp and coin conventions and we were going to buy instead of sell, but still.

It was the debut of Suggestion Box 3: A Titanic Failure. There is nothing quite as rewarding as selling the first issue of a new project. Here's the completed cover, in super-classy green:

It's similar in design to the cover of Suggestion Box # 2, except this time with a ship's captain's sleeve. Too bad I thought about making the cuff have something to do with the content after SBox2, which has like a professor's tweed jacket showing up in a comic book about hip hop music fans.

I bought two old school comic books at the show, totaling $1.25. WOW. So expensive. Anyways, the first was a Teen Titan's book from "the first lady's drug awareness campaign." That first lady is Nancy Reagan. I was inspired to get it after Christopher came back from picking one up, and I was amazed at the quality.

I then bought an issue of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from Nov. 1987, which is like, the BEST. I was a huge TMNT fan as a kid (Leonardo was my favorite; duh, who else could be the best? Two swords? You cannot argue with a katana, much less two), and am always happy to find old books of theirs:
Turtle Power!