starfish*butthole: sketches n' whatnot

Talia * 28 * geek * gamer* feminist * perverted porn peddling artist & connoisseur * writer *

I don't remember the origin of the term "starfish butthole", but my design professor in college used it to refer to really bad work we put on the walls for critique.

Thus, this is my really bad work. And some not-so-bad WIPs that might look pretty later on. And things that inspire me, like awesome illustrations, music, and graphic design work. And geeky things like World of Warcraft and various animes I'm in to. And porn. Lots of that probably. And ranting. And other randomcity I see fit to toss up BECAUSE I DO WHAT I WANT.

WARNING: I like sexy things of all kinds so beware of occasional NSFWish goodies!

Anonymous asked: Hi. I'd just like to thank you for all the great work you've done so far in Rat Queens. I've honestly been self conscious about the way I look in the past. But ever since Rat Queens has come out my perspective of myself has changed. I feel a lot better about how I look because you draw really cute curvy girls/sexy badass ladies! ;D



Wow. You have no idea how much that means to me. I draw different body types to show that they are all beautiful. Each a work of art unto itself. And I hate that society has fucked up our views of what beauty is. 

So, for you to say Rat Queens has made you feel better about your self-image…  It hit me right in the feels. Seriously, I got emotional. I’m glad you feel good about yourself. You should. I’m also glad that our book played a part in that.

I hope your confidence continues to grow because, clearly, you’re fucking awesome.

Love it.

More reasons why Rat Queens is awesome.

{comics} Comixology

I feel bad about not subscribing to comic books at a comic store. Yanno, helping out a local retailer and all. But I have to say, Comixology is awesome and convenient! I never considered myself someone who liked digital readers (I loathe the idea of reading a book on one), but for comics it’s really great. I used to download a lot of issues through torrents, but now that I want to become a responsible adult who pays for stuff (what the fuck is that about…) and support creators, this works out really well!

I don’t really frequent comic shops that often, and I don’t read a lot of titles at all. Nor do I really like buying single issues. I prefer to just get the trades when they come out, as I’m kind of a collector. If anything, having the issues digitally is more of an incentive to buy the trade when it comes out, because I’ll have them all together in a neat, physical book.

I just picked up the issues of Rat Queens I couldn’t find, subscribed to the new issues of Saga and the Walking Dead, and started reading Sex Criminals (which is hilarious). Buying issues online makes it easier to get into stories that may have already started, as you don’t have to worry about trying to find the physical issues at a marked up price.

So, if you’re looking to get into comics or want to try digital comics, try Comixology out!


Sawyer Silver. Another character you’ll be seeing a lot of in Rat Queens.

Can we talk about how utterly smokin’ hot Sawyer is? I love his design so much!


Here’s the cover to Rat Queens # 7.

I am so cosplaying Dee for SDCC <3




Click here to see for yourself!

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Rat Queens Volume #1 for $5. 

You need to go buy Rat Queens and Saga like right now. Nooooow.


A tiny sample from my story for Smut Peddler 2014.
This is a story I have been wanting to do for like…3 years! So thank goodness Smut Peddler came along or I might never have!

Smut Peddler is an award winning collection of sexy comics, made by women for everyone. It’s breaking all kinds of Kickstarter records and it’s going to be amazing. There are only 19 days left to grab a copy :

Man this Smut Peddler is going to be so flippin’ awesome check out that sexiness mmhmm! Go get you some if you haven’t already!


Rat Queens #6 Preview! We’re back in action May 7th with our brand new arc “The Far Reaching Tentacles of N’Rygoth. Prepare your feels, we’re diving deep into what makes these women who they are. 

Still lots of jokes.

100% more feels.

If you aren’t reading Rat Queens, you’re missing out on life. This comic is so funny and gorgeously illustrated. I need to go in search of issues 4 and 5!



Smut Peddler just broke $100,000 in funding on Kickstarter

Ha ha ha what is even happening

Amazing! I just knew y’all were going to hit 100k. That is fantastic! I am so excited for this project and the success it’s accomplished!

{comics} Rat Queens

Oh man. I love Rat Queens. So so good. If you want a fun, bloody story about a party of sassy, ass kicking ladies in a high fantasy setting with a twist, lots of hilarious writing, diverse representation, and gorgeous art, try it out! There are 5 issues out I think but I only have up to #3. Seriously it is a fun and beautiful read.



here’s a tiny preview of some panels from my story in Smut Peddler 2014, Work of Art! if you haven’t checked out the Kickstarter yet, please do! i’m so beyond thrilled to be in this book, which has funded itself an incredible 400%~ already thanks to some awesome, awesome people (you).

get on the porno boat if you want to support sex-positive, inclusive erotic comics~ 

Ohoho so very excited about this!