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I’ve been getting a lot of complaints from people saying they don’t like all the “feminism” and “SJW” messages that I’ve been putting into my comics lately. They want me to just make comics that are fun and don’t have political meanings or messages behind them.

Alright... I can get behind that. I understand that sometimes reiterating yourself on your political points can get a bit tiring, especially when you don’t yourself marinate in social justice issues 24/7. No problem!

Except... I haven’t really been doing that. Like, at all. These are the latest 27 comics and Illustrations I’ve made:

JuggerNOT by TomPreston Historical Reenactors by TomPreston Long Live WuKo by TomPreston The Metrics by TomPreston Splatoon by TomPreston Get It Back or Geek Out Trying by TomPreston Skyrim - Resource Management by TomPreston SYAC - Seen The Light by TomPreston SYAC - The Answer Is There Isn't One by TomPreston SYAC - Mascotchistic by TomPreston SYAC - BINGO by TomPreston NSYAC - Time After Time by TomPreston NSYAC - Winging It by TomPreston NSYAC - Crafty by TomPreston NSYAC - Dirty Fingers by TomPreston NSYAC - Premature Departure by TomPreston NSYAC - Less Is More by TomPreston NSYAC - Why Ask Why by TomPreston NSYAC - Listening In by TomPreston NSYAC - Culture Clash by TomPreston NSYAC - Stay Frosty by TomPreston NSYAC - Bummed Out by TomPreston NSYAC - Savant by TomPreston NSYAC - There There by TomPreston NSYAC - Easy as Pie by TomPreston Skyrim - Giant Golf by TomPreston Samus V Ridley by TomPreston

Of that batch only 3 of the SYAC strips could be called “political” in nature because they dealt with GamerGate. The rest? Not really about SJW, feminism, or any sort of agenda whatsoever. Now on the flip side I HAVE been making a lot of journals about social issues because, well, it’s my journal and I like to talk about stuff that’s going on. If my journals bother you, please unsubscribe from them and just follow my art. DA allows that choice for a reason.

So I would kindly like to ask people who are praising me for “going back to regular comics” to knock it off. I’ve been doing regular comics this whole time. And I shouldn’t have to make a journal like this to point that out, either...
  • Mood: Grumpy
  • Listening to: I don't care - I ship it!
  • Reading: Twitter
  • Watching: Doctor Who Season 8
  • Playing: Bayonetta 2 Demo
  • Eating: Subway Sandwiches
  • Drinking: Decaf. Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.

Honest question time. Would any of my fans truly be despondent if I turned off all comments on my artwork? 

69%
2,382 deviants said No
31%
1,081 deviants said Yes

Favorite Quotes

"When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."
~C.S. Lewis

“To judge a man by his weakest link or deed is like judging the power of the ocean by one wave."
~Elvis Presley

"Anyone can negatively criticize - it is the cheapest of all comment because it requires not a modicum of the effort that suggestion requires."
~Chuck Jones

“The seed of your next art work lies embedded in the imperfections of your current piece."
~David Bayles

“Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.”
~E. B. White

“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced”
~Vincent Van Gogh

“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.”
~Salvador Dali

“The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke”
~Jerzy Kosinski

"If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. Most kids have lost that capacity because we stigmatize mistakes. The creative adult is the child that survived."
~Ken Robinson

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”
~Desmond Tutu

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”
~Joseph Chilton Pearce

“What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.”
~ John Green

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trevorseattle Featured By Owner Edited 14 hours ago  New member
The guy has many followers, most of which are young kids. If you saw his SYAC comics you would see for yourself he's often use the victim card, blaming others for his mediocrity, controversy and so on. This can lead to brainwash the kids. Some people just care about art education and they will not tolerate with this just because he want to look cool in front of those kids.

Not to mention his delusional attitude and hypocrisy and these two are just another whole chapter in the book!
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aceking90 Featured By Owner 7 hours ago
See this is what I am talking about. I just don't see the stuff this guy is seeing After all in the SYAC you have pointed out mistakes you have made and the importance of listening to your critics and teachers. Also you have never uses the victim card outside of making fun of trolls like this guy who seem to take those jokes way to seriously. 
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Roiuky Featured By Owner 1 day ago
so sad I can´t compliment all your amazing work on your deviations but oh well, great job and really like the problems you bring up, I´m a female indie game developer and so many of your strips illustrates issues that needs to be brought up to make the business mature. Not sure what more I wanted to say, big big fan! and if you have time/feel like it check out our latest game on Kickstarter, www.kickstarter.com/projects/4… we got Oculus and horror*_*
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NWolfman Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Filmographer
There's a SYAC comic you did that I'm having trouble finding, it's of you showing off your artwork to a bunch of different people IRL, and then getting nothing but "You suck!" when you post it online. Do you remember what it was called?
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