hanging out with your best friend more like
The Annunciation (detail) from the main panel of the altarpiece of the life of Mary in San Domenico, Cortona (1433–34) – Fra Angelico (1395–1455)
"You’re dancing against the truck right now, you gotta dance with it, girl."
Orphan Black (season 1)
The calendar was great because it gave people a chance to see a side of my versatility.
This is why I have no time for the ‘Stop making such a big deal about sexuality’ bullshit
I want people to know that I’m queer
I am proud of who I am and I don’t ever, EVER want for people to assume that I’m straight. I am not going to be invisible. I am not going to act like my queer identity is not important or that it’s not a huge part of who I am
My standards for boys:
- dark hair
- cute smile
- love horseback riding
- unusually long life span
- speak elvish
- secretly be the heir to the throne of Gondor
- be Aragorn
Selected images from Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas, by Jules Verne. Published by the Folio Society. You can buy it here.
One of the best part of being an illustrator, in my humble opinion, is reading books that you might not have otherwise. Given the modern-day representations, I think I was expecting some sort of pulpy adventure story (quite an anachronistic notion, given the book was written in 1869). In reality, it’s a scientific travelogue: very thoroughly observed and researched. There are also some very beautiful descriptions of foreign lands that, when you think about it, are no closer to most of us now than they were in 1869.
Other Folio Society books I have illustrated:
Goblin Market and Selected Poems - Christina Rosetti
Irish Myths and Legends - Lady Gregory