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Sep 20

mdt:

Simon’s first full day of wedded bliss. So happy to bring young love and old souls together.

mdt:

Simon’s first full day of wedded bliss. So happy to bring young love and old souls together.

Sep 19

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Sep 18

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SPX 2014 -

joemoc:

comicsgirl:

I’m just laughing at the idea of pandas being marsupials. But I sort of love it. Pandas should have pouches.

Also, MDT is the best always and I hate I really only see him once a year due to life.

But I got to hold Baby Charlie this weekend and that was cool.

mdt:

Thanks Laura! You’re super kind.

And I so appreciate you making a point of catching up with me, even as I was running around like a crazy person! And thanks for the books!

Imma keep doing my best to make SPX as warm and safe and happy a place for cartoonists as a mama panda’s pouch (… is for…

MDT is one of the best people I know. He always works hard, he always helps, and he always makes everything a little bit better.

We should all be MDT when we grow up.

(Source: laurark)

All Hail Vulvatron, GWAR’s Unlikely New Vocalist -

I am from Richmond so we take GWAR seriously.

I have mixed feelings about GWAR’s mode of operation after Brockie’s death — it certainly seems a bit capitalist (the restaurant, the licensing of the name to various things) but I also get it. This is how these people made money and I know as well-known as they were, none of them were exactly rolling in cash.

But if they’re going to continue, having someone who is different than Brockie (but you also have Mike Bishop back, and that’s pretty cool), is the way to go. And Kim Dylla seems like a super-talented and awesome woman. I’m into it.

Well, into her being (co-)frontwoman of GWAR. GWAR’s not my thing.

But still. I’m from Richmond. GWAR, for good or bad, belongs to us. I’m happy to claim them.

SPX 2014 -

I’m just laughing at the idea of pandas being marsupials. But I sort of love it. Pandas should have pouches.

Also, MDT is the best always and I hate I really only see him once a year due to life.

But I got to hold Baby Charlie this weekend and that was cool.

mdt:

Thanks Laura! You’re super kind.

And I so appreciate you making a point of catching up with me, even as I was running around like a crazy person! And thanks for the books!

Imma keep doing my best to make SPX as warm and safe and happy a place for cartoonists as a mama panda’s pouch (… is for…

(Source: laurark)

What do I still need to buy?

What did I miss at Small Press Expo? Other than everything?

I am more looking for things that I can’t find in a comic book store — so if it’s Drawn & Quarterly or Fantagraphics or such, I have it covered. If it’s micropublisher or someone making minis, I’m into it. My preferences are for women creators (especially those making sci-fi/fantasy comics) and then just anything weird or awesome.

I know about the Ignatz nominees, OBVIOUSLY! (and I was very nice person and gave back Sophie Goldstein's House of WomenHave you seen that thing? It’s awesome! And I do need to buy Cathy G. Johnson's work because … well, look at it), but if you want to tell other people about them, I won't be sad. I think all our winners were deserving but all the nominees were pretty awesome, too!

royalboiler:

I drew Simon Hanselmann’s Meg Mogg and Owl from Megahex while on our Inkstuds 500 tour. . 

royalboiler:

I drew Simon Hanselmann’s Meg Mogg and Owl from Megahex while on our Inkstuds 500 tour. . 

Sep 17

What sort of comics events would you like to see in the DC area? -

dc-area-comics-scene:

I don’t even know if there is a proper answer to this, or if you have it. But I have been wanting to put together some sort of comics events. There is a lot to this (like finding spaces and money and things …).

But what would you want from a smaller-scale comics event here? A chance to meet with…

Anyone else have thoughts (and yes, you need to live here)?

I do love Bmore Into Comics is doing. I also have my loyal friends at Big Planet Comics (not that I’d turn down help from others).

I’m just having some thoughts.

“As a frequent juror on prizes, colonies and fellowships, I am, it could be said, so tired of this, that in fact, I will fight you for Roz Chast’s right to be on this list. I will fight you for the right for Bechdel to get that MacArthur. In a ring, covered in grease, MMA style. That is how sick of it I am.” —

Alexander Chee, “This isn’t literary”: Alison Bechdel, Roz Chast and why it’s so hard for us to take comics seriously

I also laugh at all those people who like to brag “It only took me 30 minutes to read this graphic novel!” You’re reading comics wrong. Good comics demand your time and engagement. And that’s why they’re awesome.

When I think about the works that have brought me to tears or made me feel visceral emotions — comics are almost always at the top of the list. I think I mentioned about how when this year, a good 10 years (at least) after having read Bryan Talbot’s A Tale of One Bad Rat, I started flipping through a copy and started feeling shaky and panicky and like I wanted to cry. Just by looking at it. Not even rereading it.

Comics are an incredibly powerful medium. It’s cool if you like other media more, but to dismiss them all means you’re missing out on so many awesome, beautiful works.