I don’t know why I haven’t seen this kickstarter all over tumblr yet.
Basically Catfe is a cat cafe, like the ones in Japan, that is trying to start up in Los Angeles, CA. They’ve already got the OK from LA department of health and LA animal services to start up their business but they need about $350,000 to get started up. At the moment they only have about $4,340.
But the really cool thing is, its not just a cat cafe! They plan to work with local shelters to house social cats, help them get adopted and help spread over all awareness. They also plan to host special events for local nonprofits as a way of giving back to the community, like children with disestablishes or orphanages.
You’d expect that once its started up it would be kind of expensive to get in with the cats right? Nope! They plan on pretty cheap rates!
Anonymous asked: Can I ask how you're filing taxes as a freelancer? This is my first year as well and I'm freaking out because I underestimated how much I made and how little money I have at the moment
i’m using turbo tax… which unfortunately isn’t free if you’re doing the self employed thing, but it’s really useful for being able to see what you have to pay and how your deductibles affect everything. also, in case no one has told you, deductibles are insanely important when you’re self employed.
i’d suggest googling around about that topic because i just spent 4+ hours working on my taxes today (i spent 1-2 hours on them earlier and i probably have another 1-2+ hours left) and organizing my 2014 earnings and expenses for next year’s taxes and i really don’t feel like going through it any more.
plus i don’t think i’m reliable enough to get good tax advice since this is my first year actually filing. i only know about filing as self employed/how to deal w that because i grew up w a self employed mom.
if you need more in depth help than what google/turbotax can get you, you probably want to hire a CPA
captainrainbowstar asked: Maya, do you have any advice to people wanting to start their own web-comic? (Getting started, getting your own site, etc.)
unless it’s a daily/journal comic, write it first. get as much writing out of the way as possible before you start. it’s inevitable that things will change as you work, but it’s much easier to successfully make a comic when you have at least 90% of the writing done beforehand (unless it’s a type of comic without a real cohesive storyline or you’re some kind of weird genius or something).
after that, start making it. keep making it. and then don’t stop. ever. build up a buffer (at least one or two weeks worth of updates, more is better) before you post anything, regardless of what kind of comic you are making.
keep. going. don’t stop, don’t decide that you want to start the whole thing over again. it’s inevitable that your art will change, that your storytelling will change, that you’ll regret decisions you made in the past. that’s life. in my opinion it’s better to just keep going for as long as you can.
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Anonymous asked: as a freelancer how do you deal with taxes?
this is my first year not being a dependent so i am not hugely experienced in this! but mostly i keep track through online banking and paypal and amazon records and stuff. i think for next year, tho, i’m going to be more organized and make spreadsheets haha
quieteventide asked: Today in my QSA (queer straight alliance) club, we were asked who our LGBT role model is- and I said that mine is you! The reasoning being is not only have you inspired me to start working within the field with comics, but your work with monster pop! with the great diversity of characters (some of who are in the LGBT community too) and how you yourself are open about who you are and still learning and- aaaaa just- thank you miss Maya, you're awesome ;u;
ahh what thanks! that’s awesome, thank you for telling me!
everyone go follow Liz and send her nice messages because she could use them right now!!
DO IT!!!!! liz is a lovely and wonderful person and she’s going through some tough shit at the moment 8(
p.s. she likes wolves and werewolves and guys that look like wolves so you should send her stuff like that
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wibbly-wobbly-fandomy-wandomy asked: do you think you would ever sell a print copy of mp! ?? (i would buy that shit so. fast.)
ahh yeah i really want to make a print copy at some point! i think i’d probably wait until the end of chapter three since the first three chapters kind of need each other. chapter two isn’t a great place to end a book since it’s really just an introduction for chapter three and an introduction to UU and really was just meant to be the middle of a chapter sandwich.
moozua asked: Okay you're gonna think I'm so crazy, but I've loved your art since I was like, 14 or 15. I'm 17 now. Anyway I haven't checked on your blog as much lately but when I was younger you were my inspiration and like my favorite person ever. Last night I had the weirdest dream of my life. For some reason I guess you started teaching at my high school, and I was so freaked out, and every time I tried to explain how I love your music and art I couldn't. Anyway I thought you might enjoy my crazy dream.
ohmygod, that’s so weird! my dad and step-mom are actually both high school teachers, though they’re mostly retired now. i don’t think i’ll ever follow it their footsteps so hopefully your dream wasn’t prophetic haha