Special Guest Review: Molly on Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

Special Guest Review: Molly on Sisters by @goraina

Note from Eden: My friend Molly is a huge Raina Telgemeier fan, so when her father, Dan, told me they had found an advance reader copy of Sisters (Scholastic/Graphix, 2014) in a charity shop and Molly wanted to review it, I asked if I could post it when it was done.

They kindly said yes. I was delighted. It’s truly better than anything I would write about it and Molly even made a video!

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spx:

HEY, YOU WITH THE FACE!

IT’S EMILY CARROLL’S SUPER-DEF POSTER FOR SPX 2014!

Leveled off from that San Diego Comic-Con rush?

Good, because starting RIGHT NOW we’re kicking off a fight to the finish for the 2014 Small Press Expo. You’ve got about six weeks to get your mind right for the biggest and best independent comics festival in the country.

All of the details for SPX 2014 are listed above on our event poster created by the INCOMPARABLE EMILY CARROLL. We’re so lucky to have Emily joining us as a special guest this year and to have her contribute her talents to our damn-fool idealistic crusade.

Not familiar with Emily? Her latest work - and first printed volume, Through the Woods was just reviewed on NPR. Give a listen!

Maybe it goes without saying, we hope you’ll pay us a visit in September.

Aside from the most congenial, rollicking, drinking-from-the-firehose indie comics event you can imagine, every one of you who attends directly supports the SPX mission - promoting, protecting and preserving independent comics (more about that later…).

See you soon - and, if you don’t mind - help us spread the word!

Yes! Look at that thing! LOOK AT IT! I seriously want to decorate a room around it.

(Reblogged from spx)

Good things I did today

  • Listened to the traffic report before getting stuck on 395 going home.
  • Made a bean salad I thought might be weird but was actually really tasty
  • Made a silly list of all the movies based on French-language comics that are on Netflix.
  • Had a good work out
  • Formatted a guest review for my blog (it’s so cool!)
  • Applied for a job
  • Sipped on some Sam Smith organic cider.
  • Watched some Black Books.

I’m feeling decent about life, actually. I still need to put together my presentation for Saturday but I’m going to do that tomorrow.

Movies/TV shows Based on French-Language Comics on Netflix

This list is as complete as I could make it based on information I had. And like all streaming offerings on Netflix, these are subject to change (but none of these seem to be expiring tomorrow). Links go to movie landing page (but obviously, you need a Netflix account to watch them).

And you can argue that these are more or less based on comics:

Other movies that have previously been on Netflix include TinTin (and the animated series), Spirou & Fantasio, and Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life.

I may update in a couple of days when the flood of new August movies hit.

Amazon Prime seems to currently have nothing in this area. I checked.

(A quick note since it’s come up more than once: Yes, you can rent Snowpiercer via streaming sites like Amazon/etc., and you should if you haven’t seen it because it’s awesome, but it’s not “free” on Netflix or Amazon Prime. There is a longer, more ridiculous list of movies/TV shows you can pay for, such as this. Maybe if I’m bored again, I’ll make that list. But many of those movies I don’t know why you’d want to pay $2.)

comicsgirl:

Come see me at Library-Con at the Petworth Neighborhood Library on Aug. 2. I will be talking about comics by women that you should be reading right now from 2 to 3 p.m. Do you want to see if I can fill an hour talking about comics? Have you met me?
I would love it if you come see me do this! I appreciate the support! Or also feel free to point and laugh or heckle or ask me questions I can’t answer. I don’t care as long as you show up.And since there are other things going on during this event, you can do one of those things while pointedly skipping my talk. I’d appreciate that too!

Hey! That’s Saturday! I guess I should get ready, huh?

comicsgirl:

Come see me at Library-Con at the Petworth Neighborhood Library on Aug. 2. I will be talking about comics by women that you should be reading right now from 2 to 3 p.m. Do you want to see if I can fill an hour talking about comics? Have you met me?

I would love it if you come see me do this! I appreciate the support! Or also feel free to point and laugh or heckle or ask me questions I can’t answer. I don’t care as long as you show up.

And since there are other things going on during this event, you can do one of those things while pointedly skipping my talk. I’d appreciate that too!

Hey! That’s Saturday! I guess I should get ready, huh?

(Reblogged from comicsgirl)
There is a saying that is popular on some college campuses right now: Check your privilege. As I understand it, it’s mainly aimed at advantaged white people who are being admonished to recognize their advantages, especially ones they take for granted. I won’t presume to speak for all women of color so I will speak for myself: I don’t care about that. I don’t want your pity, and I can’t use your guilt. I don’t want my white female colleagues to “check” their privilege. I want them to use it—their networks, their assets, their relationships—to form a united front with women of color, and to help improve things for all of us.

Michel Martin, “What I’ve Left Unsaid” in the National Journal.

I am pretty sad that Tell Me More got canceled. I know Martin is still with NPR but I do think her show gave a voice to all kinds of people who usually didn’t get a voice. Even when she got angry, she was always fair.

(Reblogged from comicsworkbook)
whipstickisses:

themarysue:

Wonderful gif from a wonderful movie.

Just made my fiancée watch the wonderfulness that is The Witches not too long ago

Fun fact: The Witches was directed by Nicolas Roeg, who also directed Don’t Look Now and The Man Who Fell to Earth.

whipstickisses:

themarysue:

Wonderful gif from a wonderful movie.

Just made my fiancée watch the wonderfulness that is The Witches not too long ago

Fun fact: The Witches was directed by Nicolas Roeg, who also directed Don’t Look Now and The Man Who Fell to Earth.

(Source: shecanthearyou)

(Reblogged from whipstickisses)
(Reblogged from lizsuburbia)

Why I’m suddenly liking horror movies

Although, I am still very much against anything that could be called “torture porn” or focuses explicitly on gore or deals heavily in sexual violence or has zombies. So yeah, that’s like 85 percent of horror movies I just ruled out, I know.

But I realized that I’m feeling good about life. My head is in a space where I can feel OK about being challenged and maybe have some boundaries pushed a bit. I know it won’t wreck me.

That’s a good place to be. I’m still going to be pretty selective about the horror movies I watch, though. Still, it’s kind of fun to realize there’s this whole new genre that’s open to me.