I just remembered how huge and important this album is. I could literally listen to this on repeat for 6 days.
This is incredible! This is EXACTLY the way I want to do my talking animal book!
3 page comic about birds I did for PUMMEL.
Oh jesus this needs more notes!
This is perfect, and really sad.
Steve and Karen? Those are my parents’ names.
This is beautifully drawn and hilarious
Cosigned. Wondering if we can’t get @TRICKSTERevents to do a concurrent con across town & get money raised for victims of child abuse.
@steveniles / arcaneimages:
I’d like to talk about Dragon*con one last time. As I’ve said before I will not ever attend this con because Ed Kramer who awaits trial for child molestation still receives money from Dragon*con. To me it’s so obvious. Children’s safety comes before anything else, including my need to attend a con, wear a costume or whatever.
Seems obvious but so many, too many so-called caring fans are not only still giving money to this con, but actively defending it. If you want your money to go to the defense of a child molester then I have nothing to say to you. I find it disgusting. Dragon*con and those who defend it are a scar on fandom that makes me ashamed to be a fan.
Believe me, I am sympathetic to the innocent victims of what Kramer did, not only the kids, but also fans and con organizers. But what’s done is done. It can’t be fixed and can’t be swept under the rug so it’s time for Dragon*Con to grow a pair, step up to the plate and do what’s right. New con. Same city. Done.
So you don’t think I’m just blathering off, I have been in a situation like this. A few years back I did several books for a major publisher. One day I turn on the news and bang, the artist had been arrested for distribution of child pornography. I didn’t bitch and whine about how it affected me. Instead we all agreed it was best for those books to go away. That’s what had to be done. For the kids who this animal violated. It’s not about me keeping a book in print and lining my pockets. It’s about doing the right thing.
So there’s that. I’m sorry a long running popular con has a pedophile in their ranks, but instead of continuing to victimize these kids (now men seeking justice) it’s time for everybody in fandom to show the world we aren’t a bunch of selfish nerds, but caring humans who love and respect others. Is that so much to ask for?
The way we spend our money is very powerful. Let’s use that power for good
Thanks for listening.
Last ones. @mdelsante and I have discovered a lot of crazy coincidences!
My wife @mdelsante and I are having a little fun at the internet’s expense. Feel free to spread these around.
“You tell yourself you’re not my kind/But you don’t even know you’re mine.”
One of the most perfect lyrics ever.
(Batman and Superman, by Darwyn Cooke “The New Frontier”)
What I find interesting about the friendship between these two is…they are so damn tight, like brothers, and their relationship didn’t begin until they were adults. Their friendship is so deep and so absolute. For all intents and purposes, their individual upbringings should keep them apart (farm boy/rich boy…ie, country boy/city boy). I hate that creators always want to see them fight. I want to see them at lunch. I want to see them as roommates. I want to see them pranking each other. And I know that sounds odd, but Clark should always have the ability to make Bruce laugh. Clark should be the one person (other than Dick) to lighten Bruce up. They are always played for the tension between them (the light vs the dark aspects), but if you don’t see them as besties, you’re kind of missing the point.
Don’t forget! MONSTER MASSACRE available for pre-order NOW! With a story by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon…and a story by Javier Sánchez Aranda and me! And many others! Honestly, it’s a really great looking book! You won’t be disappointed! Orders due tomorrow!
here’s the AQUAMASH t-shirt that I made to wear to Boston Comic Con today — and then we got canceled. #whine
I will take a hundred. Or one. Yeah, let’s go with one.
Here’s the thing. A LOT of people give me guff for my Aquaman fandom…they go on and on about how lame he is and how much more awesome Namor is in comparison.
If you did the opposite…
If you had the name “Namor” or “Sub-Mariner” with a picture of Aquaman…
You know what would happen?
1) “Namor? That’s Aquaman!”
2) “Who’s Namor/Sub-Mariner?”