Comics Should Be Good @ Comic Book Resources
Pop! Goes the Icon's Omega Comics Presents, featuring the first issue of San Hannibal, is on this list, and quite high. Written by Dan, drawn by JD Faith, colored by JD Faith, with minor edits, post-production edits and letters by Jesse, it's a real source of pride for us to say we're in the process of negotiating a stand alone with Diamond distribution, and also, we kicked Batman's ass.
Like seriously we got so many more stars it’s not even funny.
(We kid we kid.)
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I love Peggy.
Highway to the ‘Bone Zone.
Things nineties sci-fi has taught me: if you are an actor who can play an instrument, never, ever, ever, EVER tell anyone.
Especially if you are reasonably attractive.
I always loved that Riker played trombone. Of all the instruments you’d expect…trombone. I love it.
My studio is running a kickstarter to publish great solo art books by six of our members. I really hope we can do this, because I can’t wait to get my hands on these books. We’re really eager to make this happen so reblogs are enormously appreciated!
Everyone I’ve ever met who has worked at Periscope is equally kind as can be and very talented.
If you’re the art book type, give it a looksee.
I learned how to crochet a corner-start a couple of weeks ago, so I made a blanket [big enough to nearly touch the edges of our queen-sized bed], and a couple of different scarves, including this one that was made from the blanket remnants. You can’t see it in the blanket photo, but one corner is that cream color because I misjudged the amount of yarn I had.
Couple of good ideas worth exploring out of this year’s lot of “is the spaghetti done” style I’ve adopted as my NaNo baseline over the last few years.
Now, to get this same dedication strumming through the rest of the year…
The incredibly talented and super smart Evan Rachel Wood called out the MPAA on their misogynistic, sexist crap after seeing the new cut of her movie and she ain’t wrong.
I love this. Everything about it.
I just realized I have never once seen a man go down on a woman in film, but I’ve seen every incarnation of everything else.
The Cooler nearly got an NC-17 not because Maria Bello cups William H. Macy’s flaccid penis after they have sex and his ball sac is clearly in shot but because the MPAA felt her vagina was on camera for too long.
They literally cut something like a second of Maria Bello’s full frontal nudity to make it “ok” for an R rating.
Blue Valentine was nearly an NC-17 because of oral sex.
Quentin Tarentino (whose work I enjoy very much) never seems to have a problem getting an R.
This is an issue. And it’s fucked up.
I’ve been doing NaNoWriMo since 2003. I ran the Springfield, MO group for a lot of years. I am fairly certain I was the first Municipal Liaison who ever thought, “Hey, let’s stick these fuckers in a room for 12 hours and make them write the whole time!” I was on the front line of MLs who allowed non-novels to get written in their groups because, hey, that research paper you’ve been putting off completely counts for word count as long as you start it in November.
I am the one with the tattoo.
NaNoWriMo has helped me a lot as a writer. It’s let me see that I can write quickly and that zero drafts are excellent and that it’s perfectly fine to just put words down to see what happens. NaNoWriMo is the reason I will sit down and push myself to finish something that’s been in progress for months because it taught me to sit the fuck down and write.
This year, NaNoWriMo has been a lot of me throwing stuff at the wall to see what sticks. There’s a short script, some poetry, a little non-fiction, even some fan fiction, and there is, it appears,a whole new idea I didn’t know I had. I wrote the first chapter of the first book early in the month, and then tonight, trying to scratch out word count, I wrote what I think is the first chapter of the last book, and I discovered my heroine has as a long-time work companion, a ghost of a woman named Gretel who rides a horse named Maurice. And I have charmed myself with this bit of knowledge. And I have been reminded that these moments are the reasons I always come back to NaNoWriMo. I don’t know what will happen with this story series. There’s so much I’m already working on. But when I circle back, I know for certain how the story starts and how the story ends, and the stuff in the middle, it’ll come when it’s needed.
And to me, that is the soul of NaNoWriMo, to show that you can start and end and that you have more stories in your head than you think you do, and that you are, maybe, full of stories you never knew you had.
A ghost named Gretel with a ghost-horse named Maurice. And The House of the blue stones in flames in the distance.
This was a good year, and I’ve got just under 5k to go.