Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Contents Under Pressure

ruckawriter:

I rarely use this to just blog. I’m going to just blog now, so you can all just ignore this if it’s not to your liking.

Warning. Contents under pressure.

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Monday, April 21, 2014
The trouble with the term “magic realism,” el realismo mágico, is that when people say or hear it they are really hearing or saying only half of it, “magic,” without paying attention to the other half, “realism.” But if magic realism were just magic, it wouldn’t matter. It would be mere whimsy — writing in which, because anything can happen, nothing has effect. It’s because the magic in magic realism has deep roots in the real, because it grows out of the real and illuminates it in beautiful and unexpected ways, that it works. Rushdie on Márquez, NYT (via mattfractionblog)
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

christophersebela:

Ghost #5 (pencils by Jan Duursema) 

Christopher Sebela (W), Jan Duursema (P), Dan Parsons (I), Dan Jackson (C), and Jenny Frison (Cover)

Now that these pencilled pages have been released onto the internet, here’s an early glimpse at what myself, Jan, the Dans (Parsons and Jackson) and Jenny are cooking up for you starting with Ghost #5. 

Oh hey! Jan Duursema!

Anonymous asked: After "Don't rape" and "Don't threaten rape" what's the best way for men to improve the lives of women and girls in geekdom?

postcardsfromspace:

Okay, look: “Don’t rape” and “don’t threaten rape” are pinpoint-specific parts of social compact, also known as “the bare minimum expectations for getting to be part of society.”

These are things that should be taken as a given. Don’t hold up ”don’t rape” and “don’t threaten rape” like they are gifts.

I mean, don’t do those things, and deter others from doing them, and talk about all of this, but, fuck, man.

Anyway.

The best way men can improve the lives of women and girls in geekdom is to do their damnedest to shift the balance of power. Geek dudes—especially white geek dudes—you have something the ladies do not: you have a platform from which to speak about issues of justice with relative impunity. Use it. Better yet, share it with or give it to someone who does not have that privilege.

Are you a pro on a panel that’s all white dudes? Give up your seat to a woman of color. Encourage other panelists to do the same. Straight-up refuse to be part of panels that do not work toward equal representation. Hold speaker and guest lists at cons to the same standard. And talk about what you are doing, and why.

If you are in a position that gives you hiring power, hire women—especially into positions where they will have power, not just low-level editorial and work-for-hire gigs. Actively seek and use the input of women, and go out of your way to make really damn sure they’re credited for those contributions

Seek and vocally advocate for works by and about women, for female-friendly and generally diversity-friendly publishers, retailers, and fan communities. When someone does shit right, vote with your dollars and spread the word. When someone fucks up, call them out, and—if there’s any real potential for it and you’ve got the capacity—offer them impetus for and tools to change.

Buy girl books. Buy books with pink covers, and read them in public. Break down the box of geek masculinity, and live the geek culture you want to see and be part of. Subvert everything.

Meanwhile: Hold other men accountable. Don’t tell rape jokes. Call out bullshit.

And respect the anger of those of us who have been consistently marginalized. If you want to be an ally in this fight, recognize that the fight is not about you: sometimes solidarity means giving other people space to be frustrated and angry at a system from which you directly benefit, and sometimes that means that they will, by extension, be angry at you—and that this, along with everything else, means *that system* is your common enemy.

Speaking of systems: Educate yourself. Read How to Suppress Women’s Writing and call that shit out. Understand that in this fight, your voice is generally considered to mean more than mine. Fight that inequality as hard as you can—but meanwhile, while you’ve got that platform, use it.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
philliplight:

Les Jeunes de Paris! Based off the recent SNL sketch

I’m late to the party, but now I’m obsessed.

philliplight:

Les Jeunes de Paris! Based off the recent SNL sketch

I’m late to the party, but now I’m obsessed.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

kierongillen:

wicdiv:

June Previews is out tomorrow, meaning our entirely-created-for-previews trailer story will be out in the world.

Bleeding Cool has just ran it.

And now it’s here.

Mention it to the shop if you want more.

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE
June 18th 2014

So there you go.

Thursday, March 20, 2014
sequentialmatt:

Tumblr Drawer Cleaning Sale
I was just cleaning out the old drawers here and found a lot of drawings and doodles that could use a good home. 
All items are pen over blueline pencil on letter-size cardstock, unless noted otherwise. Links are for a higher-res view of the art, and may display a digitally colored version. Shipping is included.
1) The original inks of my Amalgam Reborn sketches ($15 each)
Batman Beyonder
Star-Spangled KISS
Fat Kobra
Batroc Excellente
Bronze Tigra
Frank N. Fury
Tallulah Black Panther
Brother Cyclops SOLD
2) Validus (link),$15
3) Metamorpho (link), $15
4) Disco Darkseid (link), $15
5) The Phantom Planet (link) from a MST3K Drink & Draw, $15
6) Killer Shrew (link) from a MST3K Drink & Draw, $15
7) Batman/Darkseid (link). This piece was done for Deadshirt, @ 7” x 13” on bristol, $40 SOLD
I’m not currently taking commissions as I am super-behind ones I’ve already committed to. If you see something you’d like to take, shoot me an email at sequentialmatt at gmail. Also, if there’s something I’ve done that you don’t see here, drop me a line.
Thanks - Mathew

SWEET MERCY.

sequentialmatt:

Tumblr Drawer Cleaning Sale

I was just cleaning out the old drawers here and found a lot of drawings and doodles that could use a good home. 

All items are pen over blueline pencil on letter-size cardstock, unless noted otherwise. Links are for a higher-res view of the art, and may display a digitally colored version. Shipping is included.

1) The original inks of my Amalgam Reborn sketches ($15 each)

  • Batman Beyonder
  • Star-Spangled KISS
  • Fat Kobra
  • Batroc Excellente
  • Bronze Tigra
  • Frank N. Fury
  • Tallulah Black Panther
  • Brother Cyclops SOLD

2) Validus (link),$15

3) Metamorpho (link), $15

4) Disco Darkseid (link), $15

5) The Phantom Planet (link) from a MST3K Drink & Draw, $15

6) Killer Shrew (linkfrom a MST3K Drink & Draw, $15

7) Batman/Darkseid (link). This piece was done for Deadshirt, @ 7” x 13” on bristol, $40 SOLD

I’m not currently taking commissions as I am super-behind ones I’ve already committed to. If you see something you’d like to take, shoot me an email at sequentialmatt at gmail. Also, if there’s something I’ve done that you don’t see here, drop me a line.

Thanks - Mathew

SWEET MERCY.

Sunday, March 16, 2014
joebloodyhunter:

Warm-Up Doodle: A long time ago, we used to be friends…

joebloodyhunter:

Warm-Up Doodle: A long time ago, we used to be friends…

raptorific:

Nia and I found this book in the library. There is no context, description, or listed author. Every page is a picture of Humphrey Bogart. The only words we could find were the title and the dedication.