Oh man, today was a whirlwind. I don’t even know where to start. Let’s go with the obvious: I crocheted two dolls brimping for Chip Zdarsky and Matt Fraction for HeroesCon. Let’s allow that sink in for a minute because that might be the weirdest sentence I’ve ever written.
Why did I do this? I feel this obligation to say thanks to people who create comics that really impact me. (Last year, I made Matt a Tong and Kelly Sue a Captain Marvel.) Sex Criminals is one of those comics because it does an amazing job exploring sexuality in a hilarious, honest, and poignant way. My boyfriend half-jokingly suggested I crochet brimpers and being the fucked-up person I am, I said “Yes, perfect”. They were put in a paper bag labeled “Totally Not Porn” (see above) because I wanted to hide them from the kids running around the con and this seemed like the perfect delivery method.
I had some concerns that this was maybe not going to go over great because it was so weird and fucked up. But Chip and Matt could not have reacted more beautifully. They were so nice, hilarious, and great sports about the whole thing. THEY EVEN BROUGHT THEM TO THE PANEL IN THE BROWN PAPER BAG. You can see them in the (shitty) photo above. Matt even mentioned something about them being in the letters column in an upcoming issue?? I have no idea, the whole moment was a total joyful hilarious blur. All I know is they were unbelievable. I’m still in awe.
Matt and Chip - I love you guys non-ironically too. Daniel and I are totally DTF. Thank you so much for embracing such a weird gift and more more importantly, thank you for making an amazing book.
For those asking - Yes, I do take commissions, for brimpers or otherwise. If you’re interested, send me a message here on Tumblr.