HIP REPLACEMENT FUND!
So, in a couple of weeks I finally - FINALLY - get my new hip after 20 years of waiting! Time to give chronic pain a kick in the femur!
But! I could do with a little help - it’s not urgent, it’s not even life threatening, but a little financial help would go a long way. We’ve got the cost of the operation - that’s no problem (My parents had been saving since they first found out I’d need a replacement hip at the age of 10 - which is VERY lucky) but there’s still the costs of travelling from Bangalore to Chennai, extra costs for my mum (who has VERY KINDLY offered to come over so Steve can carry on working - seems really mean to ask her to pay for herself after all that), and quite possibly wheelchair rental for a few things (and possibly putting the dog in the kennels for a week because he is effing mental sometimes, and I don’t want him undoing the work of surgeons D:). There’s that and my continued inability to take on work for another month or so :/
It’s not desperate times, we can manage, but a few sales would go a long way to at least reducing the stress on Steve and my mum, who have been fantastic :)
So, it’s time to post updated links to my shops!
Teaceratops Comics on Etsy - for drawings, paintings, books, stickers and greetings cards!
Dinobot Tees on Redbubble - for clothing, prints, posters, Phone cases, pillows and all sorts!
Sellfy - SUNRISE #1 and #2
Comixology - SUNRISE #1 and #2
If you can’t help, then no sweat, I TOTALLY, 100% UNDERSTAND! :) But, a re-blog would be very much appreciated ;)
I’ve been a bit quiet on the art front lately - this is why!
I’ve had a Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis for about 20 years now, and it’s caused me years of pain, hobbling around, scoliosis and other stuff that’s generally been a right arse to deal with. It’s started hurting again, and it’s pretty much because it’s on it’s last legs (haha!… oh.) I’ve got to have a full hip replacement soon, so I can finally get out of some of this pain, sort out my scoliosis and be able to actually do things like ride a bike and run and just… stuff a lot of people take for granted.
Anyway, I had an X-ray done yesterday, and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to raise some awareness of this surprisingly common condition that is not really known about unless it’s happened to you or a close family member.
This hip has decided my life for the last 20 years, and I don’t want that to happen to anyone else. If it’s caught early, you’ll barely notice you have it once it’s been realigned and pinned. If you’re unlucky like me, you could be on and off crutches until you’re able to get a full hip replacement, along with a whole host of other problems that will appear.
PLEASE, PLEASE reblog this - If I can help even one person avoid this, then It’ll all be worth it. If you are a sufferer, that I am more than happy to talk it over with you - whether you’re newly diagnosed and need some advice, or if you’ve been suffering for years and just need an understanding ear.
So yes, PLEASE REBLOG!
Today, I have made gifs of my dog, because it’s Friday and you need funny stuff to start off your weekend.
Also, my dog is hilarious.
I make a comic about him for my Patreon patrons :) http://www.patreon.com/teaceratops
(also, why you break my gifset, Tumblr?)
At this moment, an estimated 10 million people are on strike in Bangalore in protest against rape of women & children after a 6 and 7 year old were raped in unrelated incidents.
Don’t you dare say ‘India loves rape’. You’d be hard pressed to find an entire city in the UK who would strike in protest of anything.
I’d love to get #BangaloreBandh trending on social media to raise more awareness of this city-wide strike. To send a message to everyone - that rape and child abuse is NOT OK. There is a whole angry city here that needs to be heard
(Image from oneindia.in - follow the link if you’d like to read more http://news.oneindia.in/india/bangalore-bandh-on-july-31-17000-police-deployed-rape-protest-1492463.html)
It’s July 29th - which means in a couple of days I’ll be starting Patreon Rewards for my $10 and up Patrons!
Now, usually you have to wait the first month before claiming, so that your payment goes through - SO, seeing as we’re at the end of the month and the payments haven’t yet gone through, YOU STILL HAVE TIME to get those big rewards without having to wait a month! :D
FANCY A DIGITAL SKETCH, DO YOU? Click the link below! :D
Stolen Work, again…
It’s the same damn piece over and over, and I really regret drawing it now :/
'LittleVogue' on Etsy is stealing artwork for mobile phone cases. PLEASE DO NOT BUY from them - if you recognise some artwork, and you know the original artist, then please report them.
I know they’ll just pop up again under a pseudonym, but screw it - this is really pissing me off now :/
If you see this image being sold ANYWHERE, then please report the seller. I’m strictly prohibited from making a profit on it, and if someone else is selling it, I’m actually pretty worried about getting sued by the BBC about it, as it’s been threatened in the past. If this happens, I’ll sue the seller in return.
I actually regret drawing this image. It has brought me nothing but hassle. I made a promise to myself not to draw fan art a few months back after the last time I’d found it had been stolen (which is hard to stick to, because drawing fan art is really fun…) but I’ve just had enough of this.
I KNOW IT WORKS AS A PHONE COVER, GUYS, BUT CAN YOU STOP STEALING MY GODDAMN WORK?