News & Things: Dear Diary: My teen angst bullshit now has a body count.

The Heathers and Veronica
The Heathers playing croquet.
The Heathers and Veronica play croquet.

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From Elizabeth to Katniss: Evolution of the YA Storybook Heroione

How did we go from Lizzie Bennet to Katniss Everdeen? Paper Droids explores the question.

How Heathers Changed Teen Movies Forever

Heathers, Daniel Bettridge says, was the first movie to show teenagers as they really are.

How to Make Non-Profit (comics work)

Liz Greenfield talks money, creativity, and publication:

After sulking for a few weeks that it was no longer the creative outlet it had been at the start, I realised something crucial: I can do whatever I want. Of my current projects, Swallow is the most self-indulgent and least consequential to others. So why not produce something radically different week upon week? That’s what personal projects should be: a platform for personal and artistic development, not some hammed up melody of since-departed ambitions, reluctantly and arbitrarily revisited to feed your ego and postpone self-evaluation. Or whatever.

If you’re in the same boat as me, maybe the reason you haven’t made a change is you’re waiting for someone to swoop in and bind it and put in on the shelves of a library/bookshop. My advice is: don’t. Don’t give way to a fantasy and let it stunt you growth. Don’t labour robotically under the illusion that someone will recognise your determination and see through all the levels of artifice you guard it with. This work should be made of doubts and hope and insecurities and love, or not at all. If you’re going to hate your job, at least find one that pays properly.

And finally…

These Grand Cathedrals Now House Regular Books, Not Bibles, via Gizmodo.

Selexyz Dominicanen by Merkx + Girod in Maastricht, the Netherlands
Selexyz Dominicanen by Merkx + Girod in Maastricht, the Netherlands. via Gizmodo.
Megan Purdy

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