Hello Tallies and Curlies ! 🙂
Just a lil post to say that there will be watermarks on my comics from now on… And this pisses me off as watermarks are ugly, that’s why I had decided to only put a signature at the bottom of my comics. But as I’ve just received the zillionth – yes I love to exagerate – message telling me it was complicated to find me as people cut off my signature before spreading my comics on the web, I guess I have no choice… *sigh*
I would just like to take a moment to say that I think it sucks to do such a thing. The signature is already there, why would someone take the time to cut it off before sharing anything ?
And this happens all the time and to every creator on the web I know, and that’s why watermarks exist but… I don’t know. Somewhere in my naive and smiling little brain I thought that a signature would be enough. I have respect for others’ creations so I thought my creations would be respected too.
Although I make these for fun, I put a lot of myself in it, as anyone who’s creating anything. It’s even ME I’m drawing there ! So I think that if some other tall and/or curly girl wishes to contact me to tell me something as simple as “Thank you for the good laugh”, it’s legitimate to hope she can easily find me to do so.
Anyway, that was my rant of the week ! Back to smiling now and thanks to the ones who do respect my little comics 😉
Well I’m glad I know where these amazing comics come from and if I see them somewhere without credit I’ll try to post a link back to here 🙂
I seriously look forawrd to new posts, I’m kinda obsessed with all things curly, although I could stand to be a little but taller rotfl. I’m not exactly tall, but have felt my own awkwardness growing a bit faster than my peers in elementary school. Ironically I’m now average height and sometimes wish I were taller.
Thank you Belle you’re sweet ! 🙂
Average is fiiiiiiiiiiiine !!! I so wish I was average sometimes. 😉 While you still can be tall if and when you wish by wearing heels, I have only two choices left : to be tall, or even taller ! ;D
I A Montoya says
You are so cool and I am so sorry people took your one of a kind amazing drawings. I am both tall and curly and your drawings are so hilarious and relatable. Never give up on your drawings. You have an amazing talent!
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Thank you so much ! You’re very sweet 🙂
I’m sorry about the watermark situation. I have pretty much given up trying to watermark/sign the drawings I put up online. Stuff just…goes. It’s weird that people cut off your signature though. How rude!
Love your drawings by the way. I only recently found your site, and although I don’t have curly hair I love your comics. They’re just fabulous! As a strait-haired girl I have always found curly hair fabulous, but I know it’s a lot more work than strait hair. Still, you should see what I go through to get a few waves in my hair. A good two hours of hot rollers and a ton of product produces some pretty curls…for about an hour. After that it softens into waves, and by the end of the day is as flat as a pancake!
Hello Heather 🙂
Thank you very much ! I just went to check out your drawings, your dolls are fabulous !! 😀
I think it’s weird and rude to cut off my signature but I’m not surprised as I used to put it below my drawings, which means you only had to crop the thing to remove it. Your signature is somehow IN the drawing so people won’t cut it off by cropping it.
I don’t say people do that on purpose just to annoy me 🙂 I think some wanted maybe a smaller image, I don’t know. But now, they can’t get rid of me anymore 😉 But the watermarks DO annoy me so I think I’ll try something else.
I agree that things just goes, on the other hand I think it’s sad for a creator to miss a nice message, somebody or something only because his artwork was not traceable. 🙂
As for your straight hair I KNOW haha 😀 We all have issues don’t we 😀 *sigh* let’s all love ourselves as we are and things will be SIMPLE !!! 😉
With regards to the watermarks although you feel annoyed by needing to use,I think your creative flair should be protected .I loved to be able to buy and frame some of your drawings 🙂 ESP loved the the one about needing to rewash and style before meeting the mother in law ! It was fabulous,also the comparison of shampoo to conditioner the supermarket till lol .
Sue Baxter ,
Curly but sadly not tall, if I was I wouldn’t have to watch my weight so much ?
Thank you so much that’s sweet !! ^^ Yeah… I guess watermarks will be my new best friends… haha 😀
I’m actually thinking of opening one of these little stores on the web where you can sell objects or prints with your drawings on it, I’ll announce it on the blog if and when I do 🙂
As for not having to watch your weight when you’re tall, in my opinion that’s simply not true. Of course 10 extra pounds may not get as noticed on a tall girl BUT being tall you often already feel massive, so the more you gain weight, the more you feel… oh my, some other tall girls are going to hate me for this but I would say “huge” 🙂
Of course every tall woman has her own feelings about this. I know some very tall and curvy women (somebody should start a Tall & Curvy blog haha 😀 ) and they are absolutely gorgeous and feminine and feel perfectly good about themselves. I know that I personnally don’t feel very good when I gain too much weight. Not in a “God I’m so big” manner, but more in a “Ok now I feel like I could floor a football player with one shoulder” way 🙂
In the end it’s only a question of feeling good about yourself, I don’t think height has anything to do with this 😉