Author: Michelle Perez

Garfield: The Thing in the Fridge Has Bite

Garfield: The Thing in the Fridge Mark Evanier, Scott Nickel (Writers), Antonio Alfaro, Aatmaja Pandya (Artists) BOOM! Studios October 25, 2017 Garfield is the subject of many modern memes. I’m very pleased that, for some reason, Jim Davis’s creation hasn’t really changed at all. The Thing In The Fridge is a collection of three Garfield stories. For the uninitiated, Garfield is a large orange cat that is very lazy and eats a lot of food. Also everything from the first few lines of this book registers like this cat is a human being with severe depression. “But Garfield wasn’t...

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Neo Yokio Is Almost As Good As a Giant Toblerone

Neo Yokio Kazuhiro Furuhashi, Junji Nishimura (directors), Ezra Koenig, Nick Weidenfeld, Alexander Benaim (writers) Jaden Smith, Jude Law, Susan Sarandon, Jason Schwartzman, Tavi Gevinson, Desus Nice, The Kid Mero (cast) Released September 22, 2017 If there’s any sort of mission statement by the Ezra Koenig (what) helmed anime Neo Yokio, it has to be “COMFORT.” The pastel colors and design trappings boil New York City into a layer cake city-state populated by aristocrats, ghosts, and mecha alike. It opens with the soothing, low voice of Jude Law running us through a VHS tape from the Neo Yokio board of...

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Out, For Blood: Trans Women, As Drawn [NSFW]

People’s relationships with tools change over time. I covered my laptop with a bunch of Lisa Frank stickers because it would make writing really bitter and angry shit very difficult when I have a kitten or a puppy that’s rainbow covered looking up at me. It would make it a little easier to lighten the fuck up. It’s somewhat more difficult with social networking. There’s constant immediacy. For all one-hundred and eighty Lisa Frank Stickers I have on this fucker, I’d need a ballpark twenty for every shitty thing on social media I read. Right now, I’m working towards changing...

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Taboo Connection and Comics as Relics: The Staring Contest, Issue #1

When desirous of a means of getting insight into a person’s mindset and where they are any given point in time, I’ve always thought it would be a good idea to go through their journal. The taboo nature of going through someone’s recounting of their day and their innermost thoughts and desires relative to it. The only electronic text whereupon we get that same level of taboo connection is sadly after some sort of tragedy. Whether it’s Leelah Alcorn’s suicide note, or some white devil cracker motherfucker’s manifesto after shooting strangers, we only get horrible receipts of pain and anguish. Only after the...

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