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Your Terms of Service prohibit “items that promote… hate, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime.” Take a look at the comments that come with the donations on this page and tell me that doesn’t violate your terms. “Support Officer Wilson” is a thin veil for people rewarding Wilson for killing a black kid.
SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE.
When you report the page, you need the link to it as well; that’s here (so you can copy and paste the link without visiting it).
LITERALLY the least you can do.
Raf, alternate cover for the 1986 Christmas issue of Guai!, featuring characters from many of the strips which had run in its first year.
a short-lived (as these things go) weekly in the mold of Spirou or Pilote which took advantage of the slow capsizing of Bruguera, the titanic powerhouse of Spanish children’s comics, to nab a bunch of their old cartoonists for brand new features. Ibáñez’ Chicha (mohawk), Tato (turtleneck), Clodoveo (afro) and cat, Segura’s Ludgardo (glasses) and Pototo (freckles), Martz-Schmidt’s Cleopatra (center), and Raf’s own Mirlowe (trenchcoat) and Violeta (cigar) are the ones you (probably) don’t recognize; Snoopy, Garfield, Lucky Luke, and Astérix and Obélix are the ones you (probably) do.
It only lasted a bit longer than a year, and none of the new characters really caught on the way their creator’s old work from the 60s and 70s had; in fact Guai! pretty much ended the minute Ibáñez got the rights to Mortadelo y Filemón back from Bruguera, and he returned to milking the biggest cash cow in Spanish comics. I still have a lot of affection for Guai!, though — partly because I’m just keen on the European weekly kids’ comics magazine format in general — and Raf in particular did some of the best work of his career there.
New Scanner is Go! (aka Josh Levy, Geek Master Planner/Potential Big Evil)
Oh hey look it’s Geoff Johns.
Don’t know what to draw? Try Phil McAndrew’s Big List of Stuff to Draw, which has just been doubled from 200 to 400 items.
if you can’t beat them, dress better than them
I really think that 50 years of Batman has been a bad influence on a couple of generations
(Like, as the cherry on top of the societal brainwashing sundae we have)
Where police are Good and Badass and the bad people come from street gangs and the mental asylum, and Bruce Wayne can use his infinite capital to really keep law & order
I never liked Batman too much but watching the Christopher Nolan films really underlined the fascism of it all
I love that thing that Alan Moore said about Rorschach in Watchmen, along the lines of “I can’t believe these geeks are INTO Rorschach, I was trying to illustrate how horrible these vigilante superheroes are”
Yeah, I’ve said my piece.
(Source: popsonnet, via hangingfire)
The New Jim Crow
1. Ferguson, Missouri has a population of approximately 21,000 people — roughly 67% of those residents are Black
2. The Ferguson police department has around 53 commisioned officers —3 of them are Black
3. Ferguson had *zero* homicides for all of 2014 —until Michael Brown was murdered by Darrin Wilson
4. Things you should know: Five Myths About Black-on-Black Crime
5. Michael Brown was 18yrs old and was about to begin college. Brown had no criminal record, and despite the Ferguson PD’s smear campaign, Mike Brown PAID FOR the cigars —those facts are all important and should be known, but even if Brown was a high school dropout with prior arrests who stole the cigars, 1) it wouldn’t have made his life any less valuable, 2) we have a court system and those are not capital offenses and 3) it doesn’t change the fact that the cop who killed him, Darren Wilson, had no idea about Brown’s personal history when he executed Brown. Wilson saw only a Black teen deemed either “too uppity” or “suspicious” because of his skin color
6. Five examples: The Militarization of the police
7. It’s deeply Institutional: Police view Black Children As Less Innocent
8. This is Not the first time Ferguson’s police have been heavy handed with it’s Black residents - Innocent Black man beaten by cops, then charged with bleeding on police officer’s uniforms
9. So please - don’t get it twisted
Hard as it may be to believe from within the welter of the pop-crit hype cycle, I don’t actually care about FKA Twigs. This was never about her, but about raging against the forgetting of history.
I totally understand why Josephine Baker feels like the first black superstar, because she was the first to appear in major-release movies (in Europe), she has an iconic look, and she survived long enough to get to frame her story her way. But history is never so tidy and convenient; that’s what makes it so endlessly fascinating.
Ada Overton Walker
James Reese Europe
W. C. Handy
Bill “Bojangles” Robinson
Jelly Roll Morton
Josephine Baker, the first-ever famous black performer —
The across-the-board subsummation of homosocial friendship into homosexual romance is one reason I remain suspicious, despite a great deal of intelligent analysis, of the emotional crockpot of fandom; it reinforces rather than challenges the prevalent hypersexualization of…
I don’t think I made the claim that it did originate from fandom? Only that fandom can reinforce it, because every element of culture is liable to fall back on the harmful, pervasive systems of thought that structure our assumptions about the world, from patriarchy to colonialism to capitalism.
Young boy watches The First Avenger with older siblings. “I’m with you to the end of the line, pal.” Brother: “Fags.” Sister: “Kiss kiss kiss!” Don’t get me wrong, the first response is corrosive and evil and actively murderous; the second is at worst annoying. (Again, no one I follow is annoying.) But both of them send the message (the first maliciously, the second no doubt inadvertently) that platonic homosocial relationships are as imaginary as When Harry Met Sally would like us to believe that platonic heterosexual relationships are.
Again, it’s probably only because I consider myself friendless and alone that this even bothers me; it’s obviously more important to combat homophobia than to preserve philia from colonization by eros.