GREEN MACHINE COMIX// indie comic by indie girl

Ask me anything   Green Machine Comix by Jean Marie Pilario

Love is my livelihood. Guam is my home and paradise. Right now I am trying to evolve in the Nevada desert as an artist dabbling in comics and dipping into the creative craft think tank called Hungry Creators. I wrestle with the themes that everyday life presents and mostly find laughter among the tears at the age of 26. Come to my website every Wednesday and explore more about me.

PUSHOVER COMIC Issue 1 HERE:






nice people always know. hate is nothing new.

I feel that there is a force that sits so closely to me. Watching and waiting for my every misstep. They know that my greatest weakness is my tender heart. And when I fall into its trap, my self worth is its first casualty. I am never cured by the hate that surrounds me. Through the years, I’ve learned to be tough but that only brings the forces of jealousy around me 10 times stronger. I don’t know if they think me weak or feel it necessary to crush that living hope that dwells in me. But I am aware of those that revel in destroying me whether that stab is to the chest or slaying my back. But mark my word, before I die, I will leave behind a legacy of defeat. I will thank my naysayers for forcing me to say yes to myself.

I will. I do. I promise. There will be a day where they will be wrong about me. That will be the very same day, they wish to be even closer to me. I must remember their callousness, the fuel that burned my fury.

— 1 month ago with 1 note
#wisdom  #truth  #Lessons 

With everything that has happened to me in the past two weeks, it almost hard to take a step back and just be thankful for anything to happen at all. My comics has brought me closer to the community around me, not necessarily comics but to friends I currently have, mentors, and potentially interested readers. So here’s my little but awesome list of gratitude:

LithoNinja Wesley Fairies. Nicest guy ever and a genuine hero to an indie comic artist. He helped me format my comic and taught me about bleeds all the way from Texas even if I wasn’t getting my book printed there. With that kind of selfless compassion and printing know-how, I can tell they take care of their clients.

Creation Forge Printing. PJ Perez. In the end my comic was so beautifully printed by this company. It was quality in color and binding with a prompt turnaround time.

PCM Printing. They never fail my black and white first issue that was formatted by their late son Michael. I can never forget what they have done for me as a family and as a company.

Hungry Creators. Jeddah and Gilda. For the early morning set up, bringing their crafting A game, moral support, coffee, and much needed food/nap breaks, I survived our crazy Sabakon weekend.

Tuesday Night Art Class. Working with and around this diverse group of women artists weekly has brought me confidence in my work because of the conviction we have in each other. That is exactly what I need when I am creatively frustrated/stumped.

Brittany Butta. You hooked it up by getting us a Sabakon table when we needed it the most. Your pizza and hugs are the best!

Husband. Coy Munson. Thanks is never a long enough statement to really show my gratitude for all you do so I can keep swimming and sane as an artist.

Readers and Rick. I used to do art that only I understood. But having an audience and wanting to provide clarity and comedy is a challenge as a cartoonist. You help me grow as an artist in the best way possible, by way of wanting to be disciplined enough to make you laugh or pause. That is what I live for. A better day, a better drawing, and better discipline.

— 3 months ago with 7 notes
#greenmachinecomix  #lithoninja  #creationforgeprinting  #Hungry Creators  #pcm printing  #gabarts 
This is my piece I plan to turn in for Alternate Reality Comic’s art tribute to Batman’s 75th Anniversary. In case you were wondering where the hell I’ve been, I am attending Sabakon tomorrow! So if you would like to be one of the first to have a fully colored and fully awesome PUSHOVER COMIC in your hand. Come through to the Alexis hotel in Las Vegas April 26-27 from 10am-5pm!!

This is my piece I plan to turn in for Alternate Reality Comic’s art tribute to Batman’s 75th Anniversary. In case you were wondering where the hell I’ve been, I am attending Sabakon tomorrow! So if you would like to be one of the first to have a fully colored and fully awesome PUSHOVER COMIC in your hand. Come through to the Alexis hotel in Las Vegas April 26-27 from 10am-5pm!!

— 3 months ago with 3 notes
#greenmachinecomix  #batman  #gotham 
GREEN MACHINE COMIX// indie comic by indie girl turned 5 today!

GREEN MACHINE COMIX// indie comic by indie girl turned 5 today!

(Source: assets)

— 4 months ago with 3 notes
#tumblr birthday  #tumblr milestone 
Tip jars at the day job. Of course I am Sith. ;)

Tip jars at the day job. Of course I am Sith. ;)

— 4 months ago with 1 note
#star wars  #sith  #sithlife  #jedi  #jedilife  #green machine 

PUSHOVER PAGE 27 AND 28

issue 3

This completes the first part of issue 3. I’ve been working on these 30 pages (including the cover) since October of last year. This has been a brainchild project for four years now. Watching and working on the whole process makes me think of how much farther I have to work to bring you a true story about growing pains. Cartooning in itself is the “growing pain” I am willing to throw myself into at my adult age. Thanks for reading a long. I will be taking a break for a few of weeks to thumbnail and pencil the second part of issue 3. March will be the month of getting this fully color issue ready for April’s convention. Hopefully in the meantime, I can start back up BEARDED BABE comics to keep you entertained. I just can’t thank you enough for being an audience to the aspiring cartoonist I am now and the voice of a lost teenage girl in 2004-2005. So thank you in every language that speaks volumes of gratitude. This project felt a little lonely sometimes, recounting memories into the late hours of the night, but you made all the difference.

— 5 months ago
#green machine comix  #green machine comics  #jean marie pilario  #jean marie munson  #stories from a not so hot school girl  #pushover comic  #issue 3  #aolg  #aolg cougars  #girl comics  #Girl Comics  #feminist  #indie comics 

PUSHOVER PAGE 25 AND 26

issue 3

Only two more pages next week to complete the full color first issue. We are now entering Chapter 6. I am so excited! Stay tuned for next week! Thanks readers!!

— 6 months ago with 1 note
#green machine comix  #jean marie pilario  #pushover comic  #stories from a not so hot school girl  #stories from a not so hot school girl issue 3  #aolg  #aolg cougars 

PUSHOVER PAGE 23 AND 24

issue 3

I really wanted to do three pages this week but my allergies are getting the best of me. Happy reading friends! These were fun pages to work on. Now back to bed and get more rest. If you are sick, I recommend you do too! ;)

— 6 months ago
#green machine comix  #jean marie munson  #jean marie pilario  #stories from a not so hot school girl issue 3  #pushover comic  #aolg  #aolg cougars  #spiderman  #stan lee  #fan girl 

PUSHOVER PAGE 21 AND 22

issue 3

We are now entering Chapter 5. 6 more pages of coloring before issue 1 is in full fledged color. So in total 25% of the project will be done with the pages in color. It fills me with hope that my work is getting done even if there are about 80 more pages to thumbnail, pencil, ink, and color. Having you all read it is a plus. I thank you to infinity and beyond!

— 6 months ago
#GreenMachine  #jean marie pilario  #jean marie munson  #aolg  #aolg cougars  #green machine comix  #stories from a not so hot school girl  #pushover comic 
19 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Turned 20 so I Didn’t Waste a Decade: →

THIS IS SERIOUSLY THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ADVICE I HAVE EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE. I FOUND IT YESTERDAY NIGHT AND HAVE READ IT A BILLION TIMES BECAUSE I FEEL THAT I GATHER SOMETHING NEW EVERYTIME.

msmensen:

a list poem for working-class girls trying to grow up and into themselves

1. It is okay to leave anyone and anything and anyplace that makes you feel like shit. It’s hard, but it’s okay. And fuck explaining anything to anyone, unless you want to. Let them fucking wonder.

2. Know who the fuck…

— 6 months ago with 11581 notes
#brillance  #good advice  #msmensen