Axel: Art & Bullshit

I draw pictures, often on many different sheets of paper and then I flip those pieces of paper fast enough so you think the pictures are moving. Also I like cats, enough to pretend to be some monstrous cat-man online.

You can find my art with the #artwork tag.
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Gemini Industries character lineup.

This began as a small experiment, but I kept thinking about it, and now I want to make a whole comic out of it. It can be thought of as a side project to my main project, Homunculus. It takes place in the same universe but at a different period in time.

GEMINI INDUSTRIES is about the leaders of a large fictional technology corporation. The company was founded by twin sisters Agnes and Annika Summer, and is run by them and a diverse board of directors, each in charge of a different division of the company. The story follows their misadventures as they compete with rival laboratories, invent and test dangerous and ethically questionable new technologies, and develop interrelationships with one another.

All of this is subject to change as I keep working on it. There are also a few other characters I’m not sure if I’ll use/haven’t finished designing yet.

I’m not scared of desperately uncool cultural reactionaries like Jack Thompson or anti-witchcraft Harry Potter burners. I’m scared of the people who do hold cultural power, who have the loud voice, who are, in fact, the cool kids, but think they’re embattled underdogs. I’m scared of the people who think that because disco was “taking over music” they had the right to “fight back” bullying and attacking disco performers and fans.

I’m scared of people who look at someone like Zoe Quinn, an individual who makes free indie games, or Anita Sarkeesian, an individual who makes free YouTube videos, and honestly think that these women are a powerful “corrupt” force taking away the freedom of the vast mob of angry young male gamers and the billion-dollar industry that endlessly caters to them, and that working to shut them up and drive them out somehow constitutes justice. The dominant demographic voice in some given fandom or scene feeling attacked by an influx of new, different fans and rallying the troops against “oppression” in reaction is not at all unique. It happens everywhere, all the time.

But let’s be honest: It’s usually guys doing it. Our various “culture wars” tend to boil down to one specific culture war, the one about men wanting to feel like Real Men and lashing out at the women who won’t let them. Whenever men feel like masculinity is under attack, men get dangerous. Because that’s exactly what masculinity teaches you to do, what masculinity is about. Defending yourself with disproportionate force against any loss of power? That’s what masculinity is.


Upside-Down Ads Reveal The Subtlety Of Depression

Singapore-based suicide prevention organisation Samaritans of Singapore recently ran a series of ads which cleverly uses ambigrams to highlight the difficulty in understanding and identifying depression. The print ads feature images showing a positive message.

However, when the ad is inverted, a sadder, more depressing message is revealed.

The advertisement’s tagline “The signs are there if you read them” is printed upside-down so that readers will know to flip the ads over.

It also reinforces the message that it is easy to miss the warning signs of depression.


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Inktober! three characters counts are three days right

I really want to get a tattoo of these fellas someday :’)

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how u even play wit this? dis shit look sharp as shit im not fuckin my hand up to play sum pokemon yellow

Steam punk is so ugly and barbaric.

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we need to talk about that house loan

It’s gonna cost you a leg. Specifically, that guy’s prosthetic leg.

I need it.

I also need that guy’s eye.

okay what fucking fandom does a guy lose his prosthetic leg and his eye?

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Now you know who to vote for.

How Bowser has so many ties to the White House, I’ll never know

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this show


Lazy record store employee

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This is happening

raise your hand if you called this opportunistic racist bullshit

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Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson, aka The Best of #PumpkinFest, PT 1. #staywoke

in this week’s episode of shit black folks would get murdered or jailed with no trial for

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Bennett’s wallaby in Tierpark Nordhorn, Germany.

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