• Multifarious: Art Untranslatable

    Multifarious: Art Untranslatable

    I am sucker for typography and illustration. These illustrations by artist Ellen Frances Sanders depicting untranslatable words combine my favorite things: typography, illustration, and the charming and often frustrating nuance of languages:   While you are at it, take a look at her other work. — Ginnis Aaaaah. So beautiful. Why, why can’t Jodorowsky just sit

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  • Baldwin-faced Misogynist: Please Don’t Publish Mr. Gamergate’s Book, Dark Horse

    Baldwin-faced Misogynist: Please Don’t Publish Mr. Gamergate’s Book, Dark Horse

    I don’t know if you know this about us, but neither Megan nor I have any time for Firefly. How many times have I bent her ear about the truly absurd & terrible poster for Serenity? So many times! So you’d think I’d be all pleased about an opportunity to spread my seeds of hate.

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  • Addicted to Ladies Night

    Addicted to Ladies Night

    I’m sure it was Fate, that blustery, not quite spring day, when my friend and I ventured off to Toronto Comic Con. I was determined to find a copy of Jeremy Whitley’s Princeless, but none of the vendors had heard of it — until I got to Comic Book Addiction. Yes, we love Princeless, they

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  • Kickstarter of the Week: Daughters of Mercury

    Kickstarter of the Week: Daughters of Mercury

    Trans women haven’t historically been represented in traditional oil painting. Artist Janet Bruesselbach wants to change that with a new series of paintings, Daughters of Mercury. Janet took a few moments to share what inspired the project and what she brings the art as a classically-trained artist. In the Daughters of Mercury Kickstarter campaign, Janet

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  • Review: Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #1

    Review: Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #1

    Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #1 Robbie Morrison (writer), Dave Taylor (artist) Titan Comics Creating a tie-in comic for an ongoing live-action TV property must, I imagine, be something like unicycling on a tightrope while juggling. You’re effectively translating at the same time as telling a story, taking characters performed by actors and rendering their

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  • Yet More Violence: Michael Bay’s Transformers Against IDW’s Transformers

    Yet More Violence: Michael Bay’s Transformers Against IDW’s Transformers

    This post contains spoilers for Transformers: Punishment; Age of Extinction; Windblade; Dark Cybertron; More than Meets the Eye; Robots in Disguise; and Last Stand of the Wreckers. The Transformer movies, the best selling interpretation of the brand, are simultaneously the most ideologically opposed to the stories of the IDW comic book continuity and the most racist,

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  • Reviews Roulette: Creepy #18, Costume Quest, and I Was the Cat

    Reviews Roulette: Creepy #18, Costume Quest, and I Was the Cat

     I Was the Cat Paul Tobin (W) Benjamin Dewey (A) Oni Press On the roulette wheel of random comics review, sometimes you win and sometimes your prize is playing the game. I had not previously heard of I Was the Cat before it was randomly assigned to me to review. I started reading with a

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  • Wrap up of Baltimore Comic Con

    Wrap up of Baltimore Comic Con

    Time for my long overdue wrap up of Baltimore Comic Con! (Sorry it has taken so long; health stuff.) Baltimore Comic Con was held Sept 5-7 at the Baltimore Convention Center. This is another con that seems to have grown exponentially since last year, though the promoters do not release the attendance numbers, so it

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