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!





Lying cat

that last panel got me right in the feels

Best new character in ages

This internet lacks lying cats.

It just means a lot of people still need to discover Saga.

(via biteythevillain)


We couldn’t wait any longer so we started our imagecomics SDCC Sale a day before the con even starts!


East of West by Jonathan Hickman & nickdragotta
Lazarus by ruckawriter & Michael Lark
Nowhere Men by Eric Stephenson & fetorpse
Pretty Deadly by kellysue & steinerfrommars
Rat Queens by kurtiswiebe & johnnyrocwell
Saga by Brian K Vaughan & fionastaples
Sex Criminals by mattfractionblog & zdarsky
The Manhattan Projects by Jonathan Hickman & nickpitarra
Zero by aleskot & jordiecolorsthings

(Plus a whole lot of other people)

Rat Queens, Saga, and Sex Criminals are all required reading. Go now, children, and buy comics.

(via kurtiswiebe)


Keep an eye out this Sunday for Full Circle to go live! :D We’re all super excited! 

Very excited about Full Circle! My good friend pigeonsoup has been working very hard and I just know it’s going to be an awesome comic. Please support the these awesome ladies!



Today’s Vote Video is all about the best new comics with awesome female leads!! Yay lady comics!!

Also I’ve fallen a bit behind in the Cineplex Pre-Show Host contest D: You can VOTE EVERY DAY so please take a second and drop me a vote!!

Hey! My friend Sam, who is an awesome writer/cosplayer/journalist/geek queen, is working hard to become the new Cineplex Pre-Show Host. This means she’s up on the screen before movies in the theatre, talking to you and telling you what’s what!

Sam is the best. She works for The Mary Sue as well as a hundred other things. She’s a badass babe and I would love her to win, so I could look at her face every time I go see a movie! If you could take 3-5 seconds out of your day and vote for her, that’d be cool of you. Like she says, you can vote once a day!

MAKE IT HAPPEN! More nerd ladies on the screen!

Awesome to see Rat Queens and Sex Criminals (which I need to continue) on this video!

(via weshuffor)


Webcomics to read! (Every synopsis is taken directly from the webcomic site or from

Ava’s Demon- Science fiction and fantasy, multimedia webcomic about a girl named Ava and the demon haunting her. The demon happens to be the ghost of an alien queen, Wrathia, seeking revenge on the one that destroyed her empire, a god-like figure named Titan. The story follows Ava as she makes her way across the universe, teaming up with the demon haunting her on a quest for revenge, while fighting her own inner demons along the way.

Blindsprings- An all ages comic, featuring magic, secret societies and hidden gateways to fantastic places. The comic should appeal to anyone who loves Ghibli or Disney animated movies!

Cucumber Quest- Cucumber Quest is a comic about bunny kids going on adventures and having fun.

Knights Errant- TBA
I recommend you read the original and the reboot (link in title.)

Lackadaisy- Set in the year of 1920 in Prohibition-era St. Louis, the comic follows the antics and adventures of a group of anthropomorphic cats as well as a notorious underground speakeasy set up by a character by the name of Atlas May in order to sell alchoholic beverages to people in secret.

Lucky Penny- The book is about an unlucky girl trying to figure stuff out. The humor is pretty similar to Johnny Wander.

Monster Pop!- Acomic about two best friends and the slice of life adventures they share! Monster Pop! is set in an alternate Earth where monsters coexist with humans; sometimes they integrate well, sometimes they clash. This comic is heavily influenced by shoujo manga. Monster Pop! includes musical and interactive elements: Every now and then there will be a page with animation and/or music and most of the main characters have their own blogs.

Nimona- Lord Ballister Blackheart has a point to make, and his point is that the good guys aren’t as good as they seem. He makes a comfortable living as a supervillain, but never really seems to accomplish much - until he takes on a new sidekick, Nimona, a shapeshifter with her own ideas of how things should be done. Unfortunately, most of those ideas involve blowing things up. Now Ballister must teach his young protégé some restraint and try to keep her from destroying everything, while simultaneously attempting to expose the dark dealings of those who claim to be the protectors of the kingdom - including his former best friend turned nemesis, Ambrosius Goldenloin.

Saint for Rent- Saint runs an inn for Time Travelers, which leaves him little time to write his trashy romance novels. Always a pit stop in the crisscrossing lives of his out-of-date friends and family, Saint wonders where his place is in a world that’s quickly passing him by. Unfortunately, he also attracts the more… supernatural “guests,” too.

Sonnet- An ongoing comic project, introducing a collection of fairytales and short stories told through poetry and illustration.

The Property of Hate- A young girl is suddenly awoken by a strange man who refers to himself simply as RGB. He is formal in speech and odd in the head, or in the television set where his head should be. He asks her if she would like to become a hero, and though she answers with gusto, she doesn’t have any knowledge of what will be expected of her as she leaves her home for a world in the skies.

(via lechet)


Things have been slow in the production of art on a personal and business level the last week, and as a result I feel like I’m falling behind. So here’s hoping that this small teaser will help keep your hopes up that, yes, I am still toiling away at this and not sitting with my thumbs up my ass in frustration lol



Monster Under The Bed by Savannah Horrocks

(via pinkrocksugar)


Quick and messy Sawyer from Rat Queens. Whops.Had to get that out of my system!

How did I not see this the other day?! Hnnnnng Sawyer <3 He is my comic book boyfriend. I love how you drew his mouth and nose. He loosk so handsome!

Lady's Night at Bedrock City Comics ›

Have your heard about this event? Sounds like something you may be interested in.



Thank you so much! Bedrock is an awesome chain of comic book stores, and I love that location. Awwwyis I will be wearing my Rat Queens cosplay!


Marvel Comics is making Thor a woman.  From Time Magazine:

TIME: How do you think this will impact fans who have been with the male version of Thor for such a long time?

Jason Aaron, writer of the Thor series: If you’re a long-time Thor fan you know there’s kind of a tradition from time to time of somebody else picking up that hammer. Beta Ray Bill was a horse-faced alien guy who picked up the hammer. At one point Thor was a frog. So I think if we can accept Thor as a frog and a horse-faced alien, we should be able to accept a woman being able to pick up that hammer and wield it for a while, which surprisingly we’ve never really seen before.

Time: Marvel Comics Writers Explain Why They’re Making Thor a Woman

Beyond the movies, I have no real interest in Marvel comics (except that new Storm comic) just because I’m not big on super heroes. But this awesome response makes me want to start reading this.

(via pinkrocksugar)




for you and me who experience artblock..
keep on drawing!


This is exactly what I’m going through at the moment, and yes, it’s the exact thing I’m doing as well. I’m currently in a low art rut and feeling very discouraged about my art, so I’m going ahead and forcing myself to draw more.

It’s nice to see some reinforcement!


See it over at

Just a teaser for some of you that might be curious about this whole Warchief comic I keep going on about c: Here are the first 3 pages for a preview.