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I got my copy of Pix: One Weirdest Weekend! Thanks, Gregg Schigiel! http://pixcomic.com

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Yes, that is a Hummer parked in front of a dollar store, in Berkeley no less. (at Dollar Tree Stores)

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Beautiful! Love the jelly fish.

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#TBT Read that Tim Williams of Suicidal Tendencies died, so I looked up photos from when I saw them play with @sickofitallnyc in Arizona last year. The FBI almost shut that show down, and earlier that day my brother and I scattered our grandmother’s ashes. So yeah, totally fallen down a memory rabbit hole.

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I finally figured out why the Kwik Way closing upsets me so much. It’s where I took my dog for burgers the night before having him euthanized. Some friends and I made a night of it, and took Sisko to Colonial Donuts for dessert after burgers. One last night together, letting him eat whatever he wanted.

(Photo not actually taken at Kwik Way.) (at Kwik Way Drive In)

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  • Question: I'm an art teacher, and I like comics, but I have this fear about doing lessons involving superheroes, because... as of right now, I don't think all my different kinds of kids would have someone to identify with. plus all the sexualization and other no fun stuff that happens in comics is kind of unnerving. When I see characters like Falcon being Cap, and Lady Thor and Ms. Marvel, I almost start to think there is hope for minority readers to become future creators. How do we fix this? - xavierjones
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    iamdavidbrothers:

    Change the conversation away from Marvel and DC! We grew up with them dominating the comics discourse. No reason why that should hold true in 2014 when there are so many other options. Including them is a fine idea, but they can’t be everything any more.

    The Falcon-as-Cap thing is cool, but what’s cooler than that is knowing you could be the cool cat creating the next hotness, knowing that you can express yourself through a medium you love. I’ve been blessed to have two careers—one in progress, one in the rear view. The first was in video games, and that was, and is, unfathomable to me on a certain level. If you asked me as a kid who worked in the video game industry, I would tell you white people and Japanese people, because that was the perception I had from devouring the magazines. Black people were in the games, generally as boxers and weird thugs and sometimes both, but I didn’t know they were allowed behind the scenes, too. Working in games never crossed my mind as a kid. So representation on the page is one thing, but it’s a candle to the sun of representation behind the page.

    Instead of focusing on cape comics, find age-appropriate works from a diverse group of creators. I’m not sure which age range you’re working with, but I feel like you’re working with kids. I mostly know cuss words and violence comics, but find books like Miranda Mercury and Aya of Yop City, and make sure to emphasize the creator in addition to the work. Seek out small press people to talk to the class or provide an example in some way. If you’re lucky, you might find some folks willing to play mentor on a certain level, too.

    But honestly, the only answer to your question is changing the way we look at, talk about, and mull over comics. The capes are in the news because they have billion dollar movies, and that’s valuable, but it’s only valuable up to a point. Comics are a worldwide artform at this point, created with hundred thousand dollar marketing budgets and just a pen and paper and everything in-between. Limiting yourself to just Marvel & DC is a mistake. You can use them as an entry point, but if you’re gonna be serious about fixing this, you’ve gotta broaden the horizons. Anyone can and will create comics. That’s the lesson to impart to the kids if you want to shape them into possible creators. “You can do this.”

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Fresh tattoo on my calf done by @ladycobra at #SugarCityTattoo, original art by Tomer Hanuka. I love it! (at Sugar City Tattoo Company)

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jamesdleech:

BrimpceptionYou can find more context here, but basically the creators of Sex Criminals, Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky, have been playing what amounts to a game of Internet Chicken with Heather & Juliette at Fantastic Comics. It started when Matt & Chip celebrated their 4th printing by posing for a photo cover with the original printing of Sex Criminals #1, and Heather & Juliette responded by posing with that cover. Things spiralled from there.It’s been as entertaining to watch as Sex Criminals has been to read (which, if you’re not already, you should be doing. Now.), so when the latest photo in the series was posted, and Kieron Gillen wondered whether anyone had made an infinitely looping video of it, I felt like I should make that happen. (Better quality video available here if the .gif is too small/grainy)

jamesdleech:

Brimpception
You can find more context here, but basically the creators of Sex Criminals, Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky, have been playing what amounts to a game of Internet Chicken with Heather & Juliette at Fantastic Comics.

It started when Matt & Chip celebrated their 4th printing by posing for a photo cover with the original printing of Sex Criminals #1, and Heather & Juliette responded by posing with that cover. Things spiralled from there.

It’s been as entertaining to watch as Sex Criminals has been to read (which, if you’re not already, you should be doing. Now.), so when the latest photo in the series was posted, and Kieron Gillen wondered whether anyone had made an infinitely looping video of it, I felt like I should make that happen. (Better quality video available here if the .gif is too small/grainy)

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fantasticgirlreadscomics:

The thing about Brimpception is it’s NEVER over!

Mostly because the Fantastic Comics Valkyries just don’t quit. :)

(via mattfractionblog)

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There’s nothing babies like more than choking hazards. Oh, & eating human flesh. #SDCC2014 #TheWalkingDead #McFarlaneToys (at San Diego Convention Center)

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The weirdest buddy cop movie ever premiered at #SDCC2014. (at Petco Park)

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"Hey guys, look at how sexy I am. I murder children!" #SDCC2014 (at San Diego Convention Center)

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Thanks to https://www.etsy.com/shop/RockinLola I can bring coffee into #SDCC, in A’s colors even! (at San Diego Convention Center)

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924 Gilman St. reunion at #SDCC2014 with @janelleblarg @arielawesome & @takeaday! #924Gilman #punkfuckingrock (at Omni San Diego Hotel)