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Oct. 26th, 2014 | 07:30 pm

Hello! Welcome to the writing site and blog of LB Lee, AKA Loony-Brain.  You might know us from Etsy, Patreon, or tumblr, for being That Multi Who Makes Comics on the Internet, but this is primarily a personal blog and writing site.  Here you will find lots of stories about a post-apocalyptic traveling exorcist, fantasy adventures going wrong, and geezer vampires--I specialize in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror about LGBT and mentally odd folks.

You can find all our posted stories here.  If you want to know more about us or multi, check out our 101 page here.

Have a story you want me to write?  Toss your idea here!
Art commissions are currently open!

We also have some stories for sale. Do any catch your eye?

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EDIT: the Paypal button on this page breaks constantly. If you're trying to use it and it fails, please let me know immediately so I can fix it again! Until I fix it, you can always use the button on our profile.

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Jan. 19th, 2017 | 06:21 pm

Things I’ve read recently:

  • Col Williams’s I Love My Hair, Dysphoric Thoughts, and Remove the Knife and the Scar Still Remains.  Little black and white ziney comics; I think the hair one is my favorite.  Totally recommend. (they’re @colsart​ on tumblr)
  • Food Porn from Filthy Figments.  It’s a big bunch of queer porn comics AND a cookbook, so basically everything Mac and Biff ever wanted from a book.  It might possibly be my favorite anthology, though duking it out with Queerotica.  Thanks to @our-witching for it!
  • Horny Tails and The Pound #1 from Richard Moore.  This was a weird nostalgia thing; we were really into Richard Moore’s non-adult work back in high school, and as an adult, I figured I’d try out his adult work.  It’s okay.  Still love his inks more than the actual stories.
  • Integration is a Bitch! by Tom Floyd.  Awesome example of education through comics and humor from 1970 about racial integration in the workplace.  Really wish I knew more about the publishing history!
  • Fire Dancer, by Ann Maxwell.  Old nostalgia read; our copy has now been literally read to pieces.  Old sci-fi pulpy romance from the early 80s.  We imprinted on it as a wee middle schooler.
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Anyone need a scanner?

Jan. 19th, 2017 | 04:17 pm

Computer repaired!  Thank goodness!  Seriously guys, having my drawing comp and my scanner comp as mutually exclusive machines was KILLING ME.  Now I can draw and scan on the same comp again, oh thank god! (And I can put BSOD back into retirement, where it belongs.)

And on that note, does anyone want my no-longer-needed ‘03 scanner?  It’s a CanoScan LiDE 30.  It still works, still has the install CD, but it’s admittedly old and creaky and I couldn’t get it to run on Windows 7 64.  Windows 7 32 is okay, though. (And for all I know, Canon has put up more updated drivers; I always used the 2003 install CD.)

I’ll probably just give it to Boomerang’s, perhaps with a note attached, but I figured I might as well check here first.  It was my first and only scanner for over a decade, and it served me well.  If there’s a baby artist in the house who wants it, I’m okay with passing it on!

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"Here, Queer, Comics!" and "Trans Genders, Trans Comics" stuff!

Jan. 13th, 2017 | 06:14 pm

Hey guys, I finally typed up my notes for my trans comics talk from November, and put up all the materials for it and my queer comics talk on Patreon for you guys to enjoy!  Now it's all in one place for y'all to download. (And it's public, so you don't need to worry about being a patron to get it.)
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Technological Updates (and Arisia)

Jan. 12th, 2017 | 02:47 pm

Okay guys, so here's what's happening regarding my tech issues regarding Livejournal, my work computer, and also some panels I'll be doing at Arisia.

First, our work computer, Frank, is still borked, but we will hopefully have a fix coming up!  We'll be reinstalling our OS (again) and Frank's maker will be coming over to do so magic to it.  Hopefully this will solve the fan error message and horrible noise, and MAYBE it'll even make my livestreaming and scanner work again!  Yay!  That said, it might not.  Time will tell!

Since the story poll has a clear winner at the moment, I'm going to call it so I can post Raige at ROAR! part 2 early, thereby buying myself time should Frank... I don't know, explode or something. (That shouldn't happen, but let's be real, neither should half the stuff it's been doing lately.)

Second, I AM planning to shut down the LB-Lee Livejournal down in the somewhat near future.  The recent server move has opened up some security issues (you can read about that here) and considering the Paypal stuff and business I'm running there, it's time I just shut it down.  If you are not following us at lb-lee.dreamwidth.org, now is the time to update your links!  I'm not ready to make the move quite yet, because of a few below-the-hood stuff I need to do that aren't relevant to you guys.  But the LJ shut-down WILL happen.

Finally (and in more enjoyable news) we will be doing three panels at Arisia here in Boston this coming weekend!  Those panels are...

Saturday, January 14, 2:30 PM, in Marina 1: Disability in Speculative Fiction
Saturday, January 14, 5:30 PM, in Marina 2: Celebrating Women and Nonbinary People in Comics
Sunday, January 15, 11:30, in Marina 3: Over the Four Color Rainbow: Queer Comics

If you're coming, let me know!  We can hang out!

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And Many Happy Returns

Jan. 8th, 2017 | 11:57 pm

It being the start of a new year, I’ve been doing some bookkeeping: tallying up income, checking patronage trends, stuff like that.

And just seeing how things have changed and improved over the past year... it’s really awe-inspiring.  It used to be, most of my patrons were singlet, but that’s changed; this year, about a third of you are. (And that’s just the Patreon numbers; it doesn’t include you fine folks who buy comics, ebooks, or commissions.) Just over a quarter are friends of mine, just under a quarter are locals who frequent the comics scene, and then there’s the handful of randos who found me through all sorts of random, mysterious ways. (Like fanfic.  No really, one of my best fans apparently found me through a fake news fanfic.  I love that.)

I remember for the longest time feeling that I would never be able to work as an artist.  My business skills, my art skills, my sanity, it never felt like it’d ever be enough.  And I know I might never be more than a small fish.  But just getting the opportunity to even do that... to have people who actually PAY me to do this work...

You guys are wonderful, and I’m honored to have you among my readers.  I hope to never take you for granted, because it’s you guys that help me continue.

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January Patreon Poll

Jan. 8th, 2017 | 01:16 pm

NOTE: we will be moving over to Dreamwidth.org at some point in the new couple of months, likely.  Heads up, fans!  Okay, on with the usual poll post.

Hey everybody, it's that time again: time to vote for which story gets the Patreon money this month!

As always, anyone can vote, but patrons get double weight for their votes.  If you'd like to be a patron and get bonus content, please consider joining up on Patreon!  And if you want to see the blurbs for any of these stories, those are here!  If you don't have an LJ and so can't do the poll, that's okay; just leave your vote in the comments below; anon comments are turned on.

Which story gets the money?  YOU CHOOSE, readers!

Poll #2060944 January Patreon Story Poll!

Are you a patron on Patreon?


Which story gets posted?

The Mother of All Plagues (expanded) (Reverend Alpert)
The First Rule of Blackmail (BTU)
The Magical Girl House (Magical Moonbeams)
Raige at ROAR! (part 2) (Infinity Smashed)
The Bionic Prosthetist

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Jan. 8th, 2017 | 01:02 pm

You know, I've only been alive as a system member for two presidential elections: Bush/Gore and /.

My opinions of American democracy are pretty low.


EDIT: Also, Rogan's doing his usual monthly writing poll thing again.  Go vote there.
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Fly, 'Raised By Wolves,' Fly!

Jan. 8th, 2017 | 01:10 am

We did it! Sent our pitch off to Stacked Deck Press! Wish us luck!

We're going to go sleep now.

--Rogan and Mori
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2016 in Review (ALSO AN LJ HEADS UP)

Jan. 5th, 2017 | 02:04 pm

HEADS UP: Due to LJ moving their servers to Russia, and refusing to use secure connections, we will probably be moving entirely to Dreamwidth relatively soon.  We will keep you guys notified, but yeah, if those of you on LJ only haven't ported over to Dreamwidth, now might be a good time.  Feel free to follow us; our handle is the same on both sites.

So, because New Year's is way cooler a holiday to me these days than Christmas, here's the past year in review.

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