Author: Annie Bulloch

Cook Your Comics: Spike Trotman’s Easy Pulled Pork

On a Sunday night this past May, I was perusing Twitter and saw Spike Trotman tweeting her pulled pork recipe. (Trotman’s original series of tweets has been collected on Storify!) It sounded easy and delicious. While reading it, I made a rather primal “mmmmmm” noise that made my husband glance over to see what kind of smut I obviously was checking out. We’ve been married for 13 years, so he wasn’t even surprised or disappointed by the literal hunk of meat I was drooling over. For those unfamiliar with her work, Trotman runs Iron Circus Comics, Chicago’s largest comics...

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Cook Your Comics: Super Girlfriend Guacamole

I am beyond thrilled that at this point in my life, I have more women friends than I ever have before. It’s awesome, and it makes my life better all the time. As an overly busy grownup, it’s hard to find time and energy to meet up with friends in person as often as I’d like, especially since a bunch of them live far away. Because I am myself, I often feel a strong impulse to get everyone together and make food for them, using teleportation technology if necessary. That’s why as soon as I saw this cover for...

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Cook Your Comics: Wookiee Life Day Cookiees

The holidays are here again, and this year, we have Star Wars in the mix. The big holiday in the Star Wars universe is Wookiee Life Day, as first depicted in 1978’s so-bad-it’s-not-remotely-good The Star Wars Holiday Special. Despite LucasFilm’s best efforts to erase it from the world’s collective memory, the legacy of The Star Wars Holiday Special has endured, primarily because it contained a not-terrible animated short that marked the first appearance of Boba Fett. I could describe some of the special’s many, many baffling artistic choices (whole conversations entirely in untranslated Wookiee language! interminable musical numbers, one...

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Cook Your Comics: An Appetizer for Hourman

Remember last November when I shared all my best Thanksgiving recipes in a four-part, JSA potluck-themed extravaganza? No? Through the magic of the internet, you can revisit them now: Part 1: Green Bean Casserole, Glazed Carrots, Sweet Potato Casserole Part 2: Corn Casserole, Cornbread Dressing, Fresh Cranberry Sauce Part 3: Classic Pecan Pie, Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Pie Part 4: Roast Turkey and Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole But what if you get invited to a superteam Thanksgiving potluck, and you’re an android or some other type of person who doesn’t need or like to cook very much? When Hourman was invited...

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Cook Your Comics: Secret Six Layer Dip

One of my all-time favorite comic book series is Gail Simone’s pre-New 52 Secret Six. It’s the story of a team of villains—occasionally drifting into anti-hero territory—who generally work as mercenaries, taking on messy jobs that usually result in a high body count. They become a makeshift family who often find themselves fighting other bad guys and occasionally fighting each other. Simone excels at writing stories and characters that are dark, funny, violent, perverse, sometimes operatic, but with a strong streak of humanity to keep the reader invested. It’s clear that she loves the characters, even the horrible ones....

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