• 2014 Hugos Versus 2015 Sad Puppies: What Could Have Been, Part 1

    2014 Hugos Versus 2015 Sad Puppies: What Could Have Been, Part 10

    The finalists for the 2016 Hugo Awards were announced on 26 April, and what a sight they are. The ballot is dominated almost entirely by Vox Day’s picks for his Rabid Puppies slate, and so honours the likes of “If You Were an Award, My Love,” Space Raptor Butt Invasion and the (NSFW) art of Kukuruyo.

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  • Build Your Own Mountain: A Conversation with a DIY Comics Writer-Publisher

    Build Your Own Mountain: A Conversation with a DIY Comics Writer-Publisher0

    Review copies are nice, but review copies that you’d be excited to buy are better.  Zachary Clemente sent me two comics that he self-published, with Arielle Soutar on lettering, and Kelsi Ricks (Remnants) and Ricardo Lopez Ortiz (Immolation) putting image to page. I wanted to know more about the connections between these two books, and, lucky

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  • It’s Porn, But Is It Art? A Lost Girls Retrospective

    It’s Porn, But Is It Art? A Lost Girls Retrospective0

    Content Warning: Discussions of sex, rape, and pedophilia. It’s hard to believe it’s been a decade since the release of Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie’s Lost Girls—and all the controversy that came with it. Part an attempt to elevate pornography as a genre of storytelling, part a celebration of love and beauty in the face

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  • Science in a Gothic Fairy Tale: Porcelain by Benjamin Read & Chris Wildgoose

    Science in a Gothic Fairy Tale: Porcelain by Benjamin Read & Chris Wildgoose2

    I read both Porcelain: A Gothic Fairytale and its sequel Porcelain: Bone China in a single sitting. And it’s a good thing I did because had I stopped after just A Gothic Fairytale, had I told myself I’d come back to Volume 2 later on, I probably wouldn’t have felt overly motivated to follow through

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  • BAM! POW! Comics Are Still For Kids!! Tamsin & The Deep

    BAM! POW! Comics Are Still For Kids!! Tamsin & The Deep0

    Imagine a comic for children. Imagine it’s about a girl braving horrors and humiliation. Imagine she saves her brother from a family curse, and imagine the mermaid in the story is the the kind that doesn’t let you go home. Sounds good, right? It’s called Tamsin and the Deep.

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  • Zine Review: The Lettuce Girl

    Zine Review: The Lettuce Girl0

    The Lettuce Girl Sophia Wiedeman If you’re belatedly looking for a sweet, Valentine’s Day appropriate story, I do not recommend Rapunzel. I recently cracked open my collection of Grimm’s Fairy Tales to reread the tale, and realized that Rapunzel’s meeting with the prince is far from romantic. When he proposes, she gives him the once over and thinks,

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