starfish*butthole: sketches n' whatnot

Talia * 29 * 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!




*internal screaming*



CTRL + S-ing each time you draw a single line is literally the only way to go at digital art pls do not forget kids.

This is why I hired drawingformonkeys to tell me to save my art in my streams because I will literally forget to save until the very end.

(via eyecandybutts)


I Am a Bride

A short comic inspired by Finnish werewolf folklore in which it is many times the wedding couple and/or the entire wedding party that is bewitched to turn into wolves by a resentful guest or family member.

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Rat Queens: Dee

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an ancient and terrible curse.

Oglaf makes my fucking life better.

No but it is so so important that you know what happens next:

this is the best

Oglaf is a blessing from the gods.

(via lobstmourne)


I wanted to try to make an animated gif of my process for “Black Sun” !
Board» Sketch» Line» Flat colors» Shadows» Final page» Bubbles

As you see, except the storyboard, it’s full digital. My colors are voluntary simplified in order to focus on the athmosphere and the lighting (and to gain a precious time ^^)

I hope you like it !^^

Méristème II : “Black Sun”
Preorders still open on my shop :

Oh wow this is so beautiful! I love the character designs. I want to support whatever this is!

(via nephyla)


I posted a couple of new comic pages on the web site this weekend.  

Lackadaisy Crossroads
Lackadaisy Voodooienne

It’s not much, and I’m sorry about that.  To those who’ve been asking if the comic is dead - no, surely not.  Life has been mostly work and sleep for the past while, though, with depressingly little space for comics.

This comic is absolutely beautiful and so wonderful. The incorporation of voodoo lore is great too.


Here’s that comic I kept talking about, Heatwave, featuring christacarpenter's Leisi and my Nystev!

Now it’s all over *phew*

You can also click thought the pages to see them nice and big!

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The full preview of Rat Queens #8, an issue that dives into Violet’s past. 

Guest cover by Tyler Jenkins (Peter Panzerfaust, Neverboy)

If you aren’t reading Rat Queens, I’m afraid we just can’t be friends anymore u_u

(via johnnyrocwell)


My section for the beautiful Yaoi Hands anthology zine. More info here

Omg this is wonderful in so many ways.



The Smut Peddler 2014 PDF is now available to non-Kickstarter backers!

Thanks so much for your patience and support, everyone!

AAh! Smut Peddler PDFs are now on sale to everyone!! You can check out my 20 page story, I’m so proud to be in this book.

GO FORTH AND BUY SMUT PEDDLER. It is truly amazing!

TJ&A “Epilogue” comic announcement/info post


SO! I’m working on a comic that explores different futures for these guys. None of them are canon —or all of them are, whatever you want them to be! The main story ended open to new possibilities, and I’m having fun exploring those. (Also I’m not ready to leave these nerds just yet.)


The book will contain three “parallel universe” short stories, all taking place in late 2008:
1. Three Thousand Miles Away: Amal and TJ have a long distance relationship. One night, they decide to give Skype a shot.
2. A Song That I Know: Things didn’t work out. Amal, back in California, has a first date that winds up a bit odd; TJ goes about his early bird morning back in Providence.
3. For Fear That You Will Wake: TJ and Amal are living together in Providence, but it’s not all roses - they’re still adjusting to each other’s quirks and faults.

- I plan to have the book done & printed by December and available for purchase in January.
- There will be a limited print run (probably 1000 copies) but there’ll also be an unlimited PDF.  (I may do a second print run if there is enough interest, but 1000 copies is prob. good.)
- Content is PG-13ish. Some kissing and one brief kinda-saucy scene, but nothing explicit.
- Standard comic size (6.625x10.25), probably 40 or 48 pages. Black and white interior, color cover.
- Title TBD
- Price is probably gonna be around $8 USD (PDF $3 or $4); shipping will be around $3 US and $10~$12 international.
- This will be available via the TJ&A web store, plus a handful more copies saved for ~another thing~ happening in winter/spring 2015.


Please look forward to it! I’m having a blast so far, and it’s been great fun revisiting these characters AND practicing ink techniques for my next work!
More info/updates in a few weeks/months as things solidify. In the meantime, I’m Livestreaming some inking this weekend!

Yes please and thank you I want it so hard.  I will forever purchase anything EK does.

(via doxian)


A new page of Chester 5000: Isabelle and George:

I love this comic so very much <3