I know that looks like an SPX flier someone just randomly wrote something on, but no, this is totally official. It has the official Ignatz winner seal on it, which means it comes from someone important (me!).
This was the best Warren and I could come up with on short notice (there’s a stamp we usually use but I do not have the stamp). We will tell the volunteers who work registration to look for these. But just know if you get one of these tomorrow, I will make sure you get into Small Press Expo.
I’ll be at Library-Con tomorrow doing a panel on Manga & Webcomics, starting at 2pm! :) It’s at the Petworth branch in Washington DC!
Library-Con is a multigenerational programming event that will provide information and expose the world of anime/manga, comics, Star Wars, and TV production to library customers of all ages! Come out and connect with the community through culturally based activities, forums, and crafts held throughout the library.Time:
12 noon - 4 p.m.
- Star War Family Story Times
- Local Comic Book Author Talks
- Movies Based on Anime/Comic Books
- Cosplay Contest
- Trading Card Game Tournaments
- And Much More
Reminder! Come to Library-Con tomorrow! IT’S FREE
I’ll be here too, since I need to remind you again! I’ll have a few free one-day passes to SPX to give away during my presentation about comics by women at 2 p.m. Let’s do this!
When the A.V. Club asked me to talk about what inspired me to get into comics, they meant for me to talk about a piece of media. Zara was that thing for me, when my brother bought it for me in New York in 2001. But I can’t talk about Zara without talking about the context in which I read Zara, as a tween suddenly on fire with the realization that my body was becoming a battleground. Since this comic was posted, I’ve been accused of basically lying in order to push an agenda, as if these experiences that make up my life are so unbelievable that I must have sensationalized them for some crass motive. I thought about juxtaposing the experiences of my white male schoolmates, to show how insulated and relatively uncomplicated their lives were at this time, as they related them to me. But I figured the bros in the comments would do justice enough to that, and they don’t disappoint.Predictably, when asked to imagine a world where men have no power and no human rights, some men get REALLY testy. Cue the accusations of misandry, cue the common-knowledge that women are too catty, bitchy, passive-aggressive, hysterical, and shrill to run the world, am I suggesting that women are somehow BETTER THAN MEN? Blah burp fart.HONEY is that world. And it’s a world full of horrors. But it’s a world lived on female terms. All I am asking is that you try to imagine it, and ask yourself if it is functionally any better or worse than the world we live in.HUGE thanks to my AD Oliver Sava for sticking up for me and getting this thing published.
This is a powerful comic and I admire that the AV Club posted it.
Subcultures: A Comics Anthology is now available for pre-order!
35 independent cartoonists explore the various and varied worlds-within-the-world we know as “subcultures”. From Star Wars conventioneers to Bigfoot hunters, from goths and gamers to record collectors and cosplayers, these stories reveal the rules, rituals, and relationships that define these infinite and intricate subsets of humanity. (edited by Whit Taylor, published by Dan Mazur, Cover by Box Brown)
Contributors Include:Sam AldenE.J. BarnesCara BeanBonesteelMelinda Tracy BoyceBox BrownMatthew CrehanBen DoaneAlizee De PinRachel DukesJillian FleckHolly FoltzMaggie GlassAndrew GreenstoneNick JohansenJay KennedyRob KirbyJesse LonerganMariNaomiDan MazurAnna MuddHazel NewlevantSigit NugrohoIon O’ClastDave OrtegaMaria PhotinakisLiz PrinceAnsis PurinsRob QueenAlex RobinsonMichael ScullyDaryl SeitchikWhit TaylorNick ThorkelsonNoah Van SciverAaron WhitakerKriota WillbergStevie WilsonLi-Or ZaltzmanCourtney Zell
Pre-order now or pick up a copy at SPX!
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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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.
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.
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.)
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?
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.