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vendetta’s future

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

I had a lot of fun drawing this one. It was a challenge to get inside Vendetta’s head and see how she might picture herself as a Suicide Girl while still keeping within some of the boundaries of her cookie body. If you’re from Mars or something and don’t get the reference, learn all about the Suicide Girls here.

I couldn’t resist making t-shirts and a thong out of Vendetta’s pin-up which is available now in my Cafe Press store.

GingerDead Store

In Second Life, however, I can get a lot more creative with fashion. So, SLers can expect the design on a retro styled bowling shirt later today. Almost done and it’s coming out really cute. I’d love to see it in real life….maybe one day. πŸ˜‰

My guest artist debut is still up over at, Debt-On be sure to swing by and check it out if you haven’t. I got to draw vomit which was pretty exciting. πŸ˜€

I made a new comic buddy through these Project Wonderful ads, his comic is rather graphic and disturbing so be don’t come crying to me that you weren’t warned first. He, on the other hand, is an intelligent, nice guy and who despite his efforts to create non-art is really talented and can’t hide it for a moment. Check out The World Explodes if you dare.

That’s it for now. See you next week.

31 Responses to “vendetta’s future”

  1. Gabe Says:

    Nothing like a fresh, hawt cookie.

  2. calan Says:

    rawwwr!

  3. R.T. Barnham Says:

    Whoa. Thanks for the plug! She a darlin’, ain’t she folks?

  4. Keiki Lemieux Says:

    Hubba hubba.

  5. NobleSavage Says:

    Wow, you’re going to have to add a form so that only 18 year olds can enter the site from now on… πŸ˜›

  6. Chris Hallbeck Says:

    Nice Betty Page pose there miss V!

  7. calan Says:

    spankings for everyone!

  8. R.T. Barnham Says:

    Someone should get that image tatooed on their back.

  9. calan Says:

    *whips out a container of india ink and sharpens oversized butcher’s knife*

    ok RT. Ready when you are. πŸ˜›

  10. R.T. Barnham Says:

    Oh ho… Never volunteered for it myself. Plus, the only way you’re gonna be able to do it is if you shave my back as well. It’ll be a real picnic then.

  11. calan Says:

    So, i got some anti suicide girl comment sitting in my box awaiting moderation. if it wasn’t so spammy i would have let it through. but the user name is Nice Shirts But…. (nice shirts? this is a webcomic site!) and then just some links to why the Suicide Girls are bad, one being on Myspace which doesn’t open up unless your logged in and I wont log in to Myspace because it sucks and stuff. So, sorry Spammy McSpamsalot, that comment is being trashed.

    πŸ™

  12. Amanda Says:

    yeah, there is this weird anti SG movement. apparently not all SGs can play nice so they defected.

    and, Chris, it is Bettie Page. πŸ˜‰

  13. calan Says:

    the image of a defected suicide girl made me giggle. I know what you’re saying of course, but my mind likes to play with words sometimes.

    i looked at a lot of pin-ups for the Vendetta drawing and did go with that era although the pose i picked didn’t end up being one of Bettie Page’s. I was tempted to throw a whip in her hand though. πŸ˜› What I wanted was something very Betty Page, but a post modern pin-up girl. That’s why the Suicide Girl’s fit so perfect with many Page inspired haircuts, makeup and outfits plus the gorgeous body art a lot of the girls sport.

    Did anyone see that Bettie Page movie that came out on dvd not too long ago? It was pretty interesting.

  14. Ben Says:

    yeah, I’ve got to take the anti-SG stance, I’m afraid. A friend of mine used to be a SG, until she found out that their pictures were being sold to such sites as punkrockgirlfriend.com, essentially taking away the “feminist” angle that SG promotes and turning them into porn sluts.
    sorry calan, you know I don’t want to start anything, and I love your work, but I’m also a feminist and my friend was pretty upset by what happened.

  15. calan Says:

    no sorries necessary, ben. i don’t mind people sharing opinions or experiences. that other message i got was pure spam, so it got deleted.

    i would have thought that when signing releases to display images on SG, there would be some clarity on exactly what rights they have on the images and whether they would only be published on only one url. if they misrepresented that, then that is pretty screwed up and i’m sorry for your friend.

    however, it does make me wonder. if you are happy with a nude image of yourself and feel it is artistic, strong and sexy then how is it slutty and pornographic once published on a different url. it’s the same picture, no?

    i’m not saying i dont understand why she wouldn’t want to be affiliated with a particular site, especially if she thought the images were only going to be presented in a community she approved of to begin with. i offer this more as a condolence to her. if she felt proud of the images when they were on SG, the difference of the url shouldn’t make her feel less proud. art is art, whether it’s in a fine gallery or in a dark alley.

    anyways, the comic wasn’t intended as a big advocacy of anything. i just was trying to imagine what the character’s might want to be when they grew up and SG fit Vendetta. it made me chuckle and presented the challenge of drawing her how she might envision herself grown up and as a pin-up girl. who knew it would be controversial? hehe not i.

    i don’t mind discussion if anyone wants to reflect their views here. just no bashing eachother and no spam. it’s a webcomic, after all. πŸ˜›

  16. Ben Says:

    “if you are happy with a nude image of yourself and feel it is artistic, strong and sexy then how is it slutty and pornographic once published on a different url. it’s the same picture, no?”

    Basically, on the websites it was being sold to, the pictures are presented on the preview pages underneath extremely explicit captions about what the girls were apparantly doing in the members-only photos (which is a lie, obviously), and describing what kind of sluts they were. Whereas in SG, at least the girls are allowed to present themselves as who they are, through blogs and whatnot. It’s really a matter of context.

  17. calan Says:

    :O

    okay, thanks for clarifying. that is completely different and quite reprehensible. i’m so sorry for your friend and anyone else who found their images represented in this context.

    thanks for explaining your stance, Ben and doing so in an intelligent, calm fashion.

    lesson of the day:
    girls, be careful what you sign off on. get an attorney to decipher the jargon if you’re not sure.

  18. Lady Chaos Says:

    I just stumbled upon this wonderful comic in the course of my random trawl through cyberspace, and was amazed! Well done! It’s so cool… I love the colour scheme, and the thick black lines and high contrastness of it mean that my lousy eyesight doesn’t stop me enjoying your awesome dark comic.
    And “Gingerdead” for a title! Very clever, and very cute. My favourite character is Lenoir, she’s such a little dear!!! πŸ˜€ Keep up the good work and genius comics, you’ve gained a new fan.

  19. Steamed Ian Says:

    I think the overall moral of this debate is……………………..this comic is side-splittingly hilarious. We can all agree to this.

    She’s got all the curves in the world but no nose nor fingers…..

  20. calan Says:

    Hi Lady Chaos and thank you so much for taking the time to comment. New fans are most delicious! (particularly baked in a pie!)

    Ian – Thanks. πŸ™‚ As for the nose, it was hard not to draw one on that pin-up pic of Ven. But, I figured it’s not the sort of thing that develops with age; you either are born with one..or not. πŸ™ Perhaps, it’s a blessing because if she knew how yummy she smelled she might gobble herself up. O.o

  21. Amanda Says:

    ooooh no feet either for some sexy high heels. i bet Ven feels a wee insecure about it. πŸ˜‰

  22. calan Says:

    silly Amanda! didn’t you hear? stumps are the new black!

  23. Marco Says:

    Wow, its pretty impressive how can you make Vendetta pose like Betty Page while remaining still very much a -cookie- at the same time. What kind of zen-balance is that? But you pulled it off, great work.

    And I didnt know about the SGs, I’m educating myself about it in wikipedia now.

  24. calan Says:

    thanks Marco. πŸ™‚

  25. Adam YG Says:

    That’s the funniest thing I have ever seen associated with SG… my cap is very much doff’t to your genius.

  26. Anthea Suicide Says:

    That is just awesome πŸ™‚ I’ll be sure to pick one up the next paycheck that comes around πŸ˜‰

    Your fan – Anthea Suicide

  27. calan Says:

    Adam:
    Thanks. It means a lot to me coming from you. You know how clever and witty I think Flowfield Unity is. Talk about genius.

    Hey Anthea πŸ™‚ Thanks for checking out my lil comic. It’s nice to have one of the Suicide Girls drop in.

  28. Shayna Says:

    I want to be a suicide girl!

  29. Rodro the Ultimate Says:

    Why isn’t there a suicide boys? I think Gingerdead is cute!
    Plus i would sooooo be down.

  30. calan Says:

    aww. i bet you’d make an awesome Suicide Boy.

  31. J Says:

    i was just thumbing back through the archive, and i had to ask about the seemingly missed joke here.

    too squeamish, or two obvious?

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