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Omg yes.

Hahaha this is so true and also exactly what I try to avoid. XD

I usually have one or two prints up and then the Book O Prints out. But its hard to get to it beyond all the flower crowns. o_o

I thankfully don’t have prints to worry about (and shadowboxes are hard to hang from a PVC frame), so I’ve just opted out of having an overhead structure altogether. For my last con, I just had two towers made from hollow wood cubes that were surprisingly easy to transport and set up, and it worked out perfectly for me.

Since we usually share a space to afford the table, the table is split in half. We make a tower on each side of the table out of wire mesh shelves.

The rest varies depending on our stock. 

yup.

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I’ll have it in my storenvy after I get back from San Francisco and APE next weekend!  (Along with my kingdom hearts and a few other new ones):  http://heidiblack.storenvy.com/

Where will YOU be this weekend? Well, if you’re at anime weekend Atlanta, make a left inside exhibition hall c and say hello to Becca and I and get yourself some of this nifty art! I’ll have all kinds of comics and art, including these two as well as my artbook and sons of fire! Becca’s got some cool sassy buttons and beautiful mini watercolors as well as her comic 7” Kara!

two in progress shots plus two final pieces.  The kingdom hearts one is done on a sand colored paper mounted on matboard, with gouache, watercolor pencils (the derwent inktense) and colored pencils.  The other is colored pencil, gouache, and cut paper. I think this is all the art I can get done before AWA.  Tomorrow is printing and packing, and then I’ll be driving wednesday and thursday.  

And just in case you’re wondering where the hell heidi and becca will be in this strange new setup, we are at tables a9 and a10!  So come and get some awesome stuff this weekend!
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two in progress shots plus two final pieces.  The kingdom hearts one is done on a sand colored paper mounted on matboard, with gouache, watercolor pencils (the derwent inktense) and colored pencils.  The other is colored pencil, gouache, and cut paper. I think this is all the art I can get done before AWA.  Tomorrow is printing and packing, and then I’ll be driving wednesday and thursday.  

And just in case you’re wondering where the hell heidi and becca will be in this strange new setup, we are at tables a9 and a10!  So come and get some awesome stuff this weekend!
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two in progress shots plus two final pieces.  The kingdom hearts one is done on a sand colored paper mounted on matboard, with gouache, watercolor pencils (the derwent inktense) and colored pencils.  The other is colored pencil, gouache, and cut paper. I think this is all the art I can get done before AWA.  Tomorrow is printing and packing, and then I’ll be driving wednesday and thursday.  

And just in case you’re wondering where the hell heidi and becca will be in this strange new setup, we are at tables a9 and a10!  So come and get some awesome stuff this weekend!

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sadly, a person making minimum wage in america would be baffled by seeing a bill larger than a $5 or $1. a good cartoon.

written by someone that’s never been to or worked in retail

"you deserve poverty for giving me poor customer service"

I hope the person who made that cartoon dies a painful death.

and furthermore I’ll work circles around you, dickhead.

oh ps. what kind of name is Rob Smith Jr?????

"*this is a true story"

somehow i highly doubt it.

As someone who has done a lot in retail; this is literally impossible. The damn cash register tells you what change to give. The artist definitely pulled this one out of their ass

Ass, brain, whats the difference?

The best part that undermines the cartoonist’s intent is that, if she’s demanding $11/hour and the meal is $10.60, it means right now she can’t even afford to eat where she works with an hour’s pay.

I don’t think people realize how mathematically-minded a lot of people in poverty are. I mean, advanced mathematics are a difficult subject for a lot of people, but I’ve seen some people working for 7.25 an hour manage to add large sums up in their head and come out correct. A person making minimum wage knows the exact amount of money they are making per shift and can factor in what is being taken out in taxes. In particularly mind-numbing jobs, a lot of them try to calculate just how much they’re making per minute to do a repetitive and boring task. A person making minimum wage thinks: if at the end of my shift my average sum will be $46, then that will pay off the electric bill for the month, and tomorrow’s wages will pay off the water bill, and the next two week’s wages will go to rent.

Minimum wage workers mentally balance their checkbooks because every cent counts. 

So if the purpose of this comic was to make some commentary about how people who are poor deserve to be poor because they are uneducated, then it was poorly executed. If it is, as it says in the corner, based on a true story, then I’m betting that the cashier was unused to giving exact change and was taken by surprise. It may also have been her first day on the register. Or her register could have had an error, because certain registers lock up if something goes wrong.

Basically, this comic is an unreliable account. 

I was never taught how to do this.
My parents didn’t want me walking around with cash on me at school, so I had a debit card with a really low limit on it to buy lunch when I needed to in high school. I never learned the “pay extra to get round change” thing until I had worked at a cash. I cannot lie; it never bothered me if the person told me they were doing it and I could enter that into the till and have the register tell me “give this much back”, but when they would tack it on after everything was punched in, it took me a while to be able to do it properly without panicking. Sometimes I had to get someone else to make sure I was giving them the right change (I’m terrible at mental math, and would blame myself to buy some time “Oh, I just don’t want to accidentally miscalculate and short-change you! Just a sec! Silly me!”)

And for those of you watching this scene go down from the outside and judging the cashier; I’m going to assume you’ve never been a cashier, or that you’ve been very lucky as a chaser and were never conned by a short-chang artist.

See, it might just look like the cashier is panicking and calling for the manager because “Hurr-durr what is math?! Do you want fries with that?”… but I promise you that there are some slick mother fuckers out there who do this to cashiers specifically to steal from them, and we know it. So, we call for backup. These short-changers wait until the register has calculated everything and at the last minute say “Oh, here’s $20.60!” and as you work out the difference (because now you’ve got a handful of odd change based on what they’d given you before, and the new “rounded” change isn’t always as obvious as $10, sometimes it is just to cut out three pennies), they’ll start rushing you through calculations. Then they’ll say “never mind, I’ll give you this instead!” and now you’ve got money in your hands, on the counter, in the till, all while they’re telling you new numbers and also asking if you can break their other $20… and it keeps going until they manage to trick you into handing them $10 extra while the people behind them are giving you the stink eye for not knowing how to give change.

In the end, that $10 comes out of your pay in a lot of places (even though large companies are insured for obscene amounts of money going ‘missing’ like that, but whatever). And $10 might not seem like much, but these con-artists don’t just hit up convenience stores and McDonalds. They also go to electronics stores (where people aren’t used to dealing in cash to begin with because everything is $50 minimum), or high end clothing and department stores where they can sneak $60-$150, at least, out of a cashier without anyone knowing until the end of the day.

So if you see something like this, or if it is happening to you, remember that these cashiers are working minimum wage, working 10 or 11 hour shifts with little or no breaks, with customers and corporations breathing down their necks. They might be a bit slow sometimes because they’re new, because they’re tired, or maybe even because they aren’t that intelligent. They might be trying to stop a con artist from stealing from them. They might be trying to make sure they’re not accidentally short-changing you! But who cares; slow your roll.

Oh wow.  Oh wow.  I REALLY want to shoot this cartoonist.

I am a 28 year old with a terminal, graduate degree.  Yes, I have the highest level of education possible in my field.  I also work slightly above minimum wage and have had to move in with my parents because I cannot afford, I repeat, CANNOT AFFORD THE BASIC NECESSITIES ON MY OWN PAYCHECK.  

This particular minimum wage paycheck comes from a retail corporation, where yes, we have cash registers and I am often behind one.  I am very good at mental math and will often ask people if they have X cents to round out the cash they give me so I can give them even dollar amounts back.  But on busy days, especially in the holiday season, where we have all four registers going in our mall store, where I am having to help new employees with their own transactions or having to call my own manager because the POS system has locked me out for some unknown reason (like the internet going down) or a customer has a complicated question (or even worse, a mind numbingly dumb question that they cannot seem to comprehend the answer to and I can’t figure out any simpler way to explain that yes, 64.04 minus your $5 deposit DOES equal 59.04, and yes I am aware it is a 59.99 item, but sales tax in this county is 6.725% and I will show you on a calculator if you want but every time I will be right), then yes, there are some days when simple math suddenly escapes me.  Because I have been working for 6 days without a day off and many of those 10 or 12 hour days with a half hour for lunch.  Oh yes, and then I do my freelance work on top of that (which btw, op, is cartooning, and I’m going to throw some critique your way: blacking out your mediocre drawing abilities is NOT the correct answer here.  Also, he is clearly holding several bills, not just a single bill, which is totally ruining your whole punchline)  Or heaven forbid I hit the wrong button because our machine only works by using the function keys (you knwo those ones at the top of your keyboard you never use?  F1-F12?  That are grouped in fours?  That the numbers are now worn off of and cash is F5 while credit is F9 and if I’m not paying attention I might hit the wrong one and have to return and re-do the entire transaction because I hit the wrong payment method becuase you are in such a rush you were yelling at me even though I might be the only employee working and there were 6 people in line in front of you and you had to go and make things complicated because you had two systems to trade but you didn’t bring all the right cables and can’t I just round that up to $73 and give you that instead?  So yes.  Maybe sometimes my math fails me.  Or the system locks me out.  And I do have to go get a manager for what you think is EASY.  But I would bet you’ve never worked a minimum wage retail job in your cushy life, mr rich white man.  Not if you think we’re asking too much for minimum wage.  Because heaven forbid your tax dollars go to helping out your fellow man (and woman) instead of ridiculous bailouts for corporations who can’t add money and cheat their employees, stock holders, and customers out of billions.  

So fuck you, mr. rob smith jr.  You are the problem.

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"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."

Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.

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I cried at the Rebecca one.  It took years before I would wear anything that didn’t have long sleeves.