11 7 / 2014

slipshine:

Thanks to all the artists for their submissions to Slipshine’s 2014 open call. Our previous open call was about two years ago and we received around 75 submissions. This time, we received over 300. We were quite blown away!
When I first started Slipshine back in December ‘01, I was fresh out of college and not entirely sure how the rest of my life would go, so it just seemed like something to try. At first, it consisted of nothing but my own crappy comics, and while I did plan to bring in a few others on it from the get-go, I didn’t really expect it to become more than a little thing that would help me barely get by…
So, looking at it now, after Slipshine has published so many artists, and helped a great deal of them live off comics… It makes me feel pretty proud. And now it makes me even more proud to see so many artists want to be a part of us… It really goes to show how far things have come.
Truly, I originally went with porn comics for Slipshine simply because I felt it would be easier to get people to send money to a comic site if they had sex in them. After all, 99% of the sites behind paywalls were porn sites. And ya know, in a way, it is true… But what isn’t easy, is publishing porn comics and getting people to respect them, for people to see them as more than clickbait, fap material, or soft sells… And all-in-all to see them as a legitimate form of storytelling. This is something that become Slipshine’s goal more and more as things progressed. It started with the simple goal of focusing on the positive side of sex, and throughout the years we’ve tried to take in artists who could really push things.
In that area, it wasn’t always a smooth ride, and I’ll admit there were certain decisions I could have made better time and time again. But it’s really beginning to feel like Slipshine’s becoming a site people respect now. They’re certainly talking more about it and obviously more artists want to be involved with it than ever before. It’s a really good feeling and I just know that things are going to get even better.
Thanks to everyone who has helped us get to where were are, from our great artists, to the readers who helped spread the word, and also the other fine smut artists out there like Jess Fink and the Oglafs and the Filthy Figments and the Smut Peddlers, all of whom have been working to earn sexy comics a little more respect alongside us on this vast, wide web.
So! Everyone who submitted to this open call should have got a response by now. Those got accepted should be getting some more emails later tonight. There were some tricky decisions this time around, and we had to turn down more than a few really good artists this time. We regret that we don’t have the resources to publish comics from every single talented smut artist on the web… We’re working on it.
Thank you and good night!
-Joshua Lesnick, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Slipshine
——-
Joseph Stillwell, COO
Woc, Assistant Editor
Amanda Lafrenais & Lin Visel, Associate Editors

slipshine:

Thanks to all the artists for their submissions to Slipshine’s 2014 open call. Our previous open call was about two years ago and we received around 75 submissions. This time, we received over 300. We were quite blown away!

When I first started Slipshine back in December ‘01, I was fresh out of college and not entirely sure how the rest of my life would go, so it just seemed like something to try. At first, it consisted of nothing but my own crappy comics, and while I did plan to bring in a few others on it from the get-go, I didn’t really expect it to become more than a little thing that would help me barely get by…

So, looking at it now, after Slipshine has published so many artists, and helped a great deal of them live off comics… It makes me feel pretty proud. And now it makes me even more proud to see so many artists want to be a part of us… It really goes to show how far things have come.

Truly, I originally went with porn comics for Slipshine simply because I felt it would be easier to get people to send money to a comic site if they had sex in them. After all, 99% of the sites behind paywalls were porn sites. And ya know, in a way, it is true… But what isn’t easy, is publishing porn comics and getting people to respect them, for people to see them as more than clickbait, fap material, or soft sells… And all-in-all to see them as a legitimate form of storytelling. This is something that become Slipshine’s goal more and more as things progressed. It started with the simple goal of focusing on the positive side of sex, and throughout the years we’ve tried to take in artists who could really push things.

In that area, it wasn’t always a smooth ride, and I’ll admit there were certain decisions I could have made better time and time again. But it’s really beginning to feel like Slipshine’s becoming a site people respect now. They’re certainly talking more about it and obviously more artists want to be involved with it than ever before. It’s a really good feeling and I just know that things are going to get even better.

Thanks to everyone who has helped us get to where were are, from our great artists, to the readers who helped spread the word, and also the other fine smut artists out there like Jess Fink and the Oglafs and the Filthy Figments and the Smut Peddlers, all of whom have been working to earn sexy comics a little more respect alongside us on this vast, wide web.

So! Everyone who submitted to this open call should have got a response by now. Those got accepted should be getting some more emails later tonight. There were some tricky decisions this time around, and we had to turn down more than a few really good artists this time. We regret that we don’t have the resources to publish comics from every single talented smut artist on the web… We’re working on it.

Thank you and good night!

-Joshua Lesnick, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Slipshine

——-

Joseph Stillwell, COO

Woc, Assistant Editor

Amanda Lafrenais & Lin Visel, Associate Editors

19 6 / 2014

I am still holding out for the day that pennicandies makes a Slipshine comic about these two

I am still holding out for the day that pennicandies makes a Slipshine comic about these two

28 4 / 2014

superhappy:

Heyyy folks, I kinda spontaneously decided to do a halloween story for slipshine all throughout October (and probably early November)
Here’s the first page, which I posted a couple days ago!
plz Give me money to see the rest!

I’m just rebloggin’ this because a year and a half later I finally drew the rest of this (ten-page) story. It’s up on Slipshine now :x

superhappy:

Heyyy folks, I kinda spontaneously decided to do a halloween story for slipshine all throughout October (and probably early November)

Here’s the first page, which I posted a couple days ago!

plz Give me money to see the rest!

I’m just rebloggin’ this because a year and a half later I finally drew the rest of this (ten-page) story. It’s up on Slipshine now :x

25 2 / 2014

yousuckthecomic:

SO! Slipshine!

In comic #92, the professor made that little statement shown above, and it wasn’t long before I realized it would be a fine thing to spin off into its own slipshine story. Part 1 of the Professor’s story was posted back in October, and finally Part 2 of the story, the “FUN” part, will be posted throughout March.

Comics like You Suck are made possible from readers like you, and alas, it can still be tricky for sex-themed websites to find ways to get financial support. Ad networks are not willing to work with us, and Paypal won’t touch us with a 98 1/2 foot pole. So I pretty much gotta rely on this website I happen to own to help me out.

Subscribing to Slipshine will support not only You Suck, but several other sex-positive comics and their wonderful artists. So please give it a shot. Subscribe to see the exclusive You Suck story in March. You juuust might find yourself sticking around to see the other great comics from artists like Ovens, Amanda, Momo, Ash, Woc, and more!!!

You can read a short preview of the first You Suck IAP comic (featuring Anna’s neighbor Mickey and her dude) here, and stay tuned to this Tumblr for more bits and teasers and such.

Also I’ll be at STAPLE! in my ol’ hometown Austin this weekend. There will be a few You Suck-related items to collect at my table. Hope to see you there!

06 2 / 2014

Slipshine characters drawn, the best I could, entirely from memory. Can you name them all?

Slipshine characters drawn, the best I could, entirely from memory. Can you name them all?

21 1 / 2014

So the reason David is pretty cool for doing that story is… for one thing, the first sex comic is not an easy thing for a cartoonist to do. Believe me, I know.

And on top of that, a sex comic featuring established characters you’ve been drawing for years? Quite difficult…

And presented in-canon, in a way that doesn’t disrupt the context of the original work? Oh my gosh…

But he did it, and in this sex comic expert’s opinion, he did a fine job. And he’ll be doing it again!

(and it’ll get easier pretty quickly… like it won’t be long before you go from “oh my god I’m really doing this” to “WELP TIME TO DRAW SOME MORE DICKS” and I know someone drew a comic about this… was it Megan Rose?)

It really helps that he has a great audience. I’m not just saying that because a million of them subscribed to Slipshine (though it certainly helps)… but let’s just say not every webcomic audience would have been this accepting. It was certainly a surprise to many people, many had… questions, but overall most everyone has been left feeling… quite good about the whole thing.

Which is how things should be. Over the years I have questioned why erotica’s gotta have such a stigma attached to it, have been hoping things would become less so as time went by. One of Slipshine’s goals has been to help with that.

So overall, the whole experience has helped give me some hope for the future. Thank you. And that has been my Tumblr speech. Umm, peace out!

23 12 / 2013

christmas approacheth. enjoy this weird christmas comic i did for slipshine way back in 2006

03 12 / 2013

balst!
this character belongs to ovens

balst!

this character belongs to ovens

15 11 / 2013

On my stream tonite I will be featuring Jojo Stillwell of Hiveworks and we’ll be talking about doing business with webcomics and such. Mostly it’ll be me asking questions to Jojo about Hiveworks and how it came to be, but there’s a good chance it’ll veer off into other things. I’ll talk about Slipshine as well. Also I’m still not entirely sure what will be on the video feed, but we’ll figure that out.
It’s at the usual place!
Also this event seems to be part of ComfyCon now, which is pretty neat. Thanx Randy and Danielle!

On my stream tonite I will be featuring Jojo Stillwell of Hiveworks and we’ll be talking about doing business with webcomics and such. Mostly it’ll be me asking questions to Jojo about Hiveworks and how it came to be, but there’s a good chance it’ll veer off into other things. I’ll talk about Slipshine as well. Also I’m still not entirely sure what will be on the video feed, but we’ll figure that out.

It’s at the usual place!

Also this event seems to be part of ComfyCon now, which is pretty neat. Thanx Randy and Danielle!

08 10 / 2013

bluuuuuh. SOON

bluuuuuh. SOON

01 10 / 2013

i just felt like sketching momo’s characters ok!

i just felt like sketching momo’s characters ok!

21 6 / 2013

slipshine:

and here’s a panel I really liked, enjoy -josh

slipshine:

and here’s a panel I really liked, enjoy -josh

17 6 / 2013

chuggin’ along
chug chug chug

chuggin’ along

chug chug chug

05 6 / 2013

Mickey is a fun character to write in both porno and non-porno.

Mickey is a fun character to write in both porno and non-porno.

30 4 / 2013

slipshine:

I’ve come to realize that all this time, a rather outdated and not-terribly-well-done design featuring Doctor Voluptua (whose comic hasn’t been on Slipshine in years) has served as the entry/warning page for Slipshine.
So I created this image for a new design today. Urela (the internet porn fairy) is Momo’s character, and I would have had him do it, but I was in a fairy-drawing mood… something that happens often.
The entry page is designed to appear only once, with it becoming hidden after agreeing to click through to the site once. But if you’d like to see what the page looks like anyway, here’s a direct link. Or if you’re completely new to Slipshine, visit Slipshine! Following this Tumblr without visiting the site itself is quite an odd thing to do, you know.
I know it’s been a bit since I posted some free pages here. I will get on that quite soon. -Josh

slipshine:

I’ve come to realize that all this time, a rather outdated and not-terribly-well-done design featuring Doctor Voluptua (whose comic hasn’t been on Slipshine in years) has served as the entry/warning page for Slipshine.

So I created this image for a new design today. Urela (the internet porn fairy) is Momo’s character, and I would have had him do it, but I was in a fairy-drawing mood… something that happens often.

The entry page is designed to appear only once, with it becoming hidden after agreeing to click through to the site once. But if you’d like to see what the page looks like anyway, here’s a direct link. Or if you’re completely new to Slipshine, visit Slipshine! Following this Tumblr without visiting the site itself is quite an odd thing to do, you know.

I know it’s been a bit since I posted some free pages here. I will get on that quite soon. -Josh