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Thanks all! <3
HEY! THAT GIRL IN THE HOODIE IS MY GIRL CASSIE! AWESOME!
In other news, the sketch work is pretty great! Get them while you can!
Didn’t even know that this was a milestone :/
Rogue Ales serving Asian customer chopsticks with their burger, part 2
Rogue Ales continues to lie about their policy and defend their racist actions rather than actually apologize for not only serving an Asian chopsticks with a burger as a joke, but banning the customer from all locations when she complained about it.
To see the original story, see my earlier post here.
Sometimes despicable behavior can be what some would believe subtle and harmless, but that’s just the start of a growing problem.
It’s finally here!
The LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS graphic novel, formerly available only directly from myself or co-creator/artist Jim Calafiore, is finally out in a comic bookshop edition!
I am very excited about this—people have been asking me if I have copies at every con I got to, and I almost never do because we have sold out. And people who missed the Kickstarter and don’t live near a comics shop couldn’t get it either.
Today a new edition comes out from DARK HORSE COMICS at comic shops everywhere, with a stunning new cover from Jim Calafiore!
This is a really different book, it’s the story of what happens to a city full of superheroes, when something awful happens, and the heroes become killers…and a small band of survivors try desperately to find the way out.
We are very proud of this book, please don’t forget to pick up a copy when you get your comics this week!
Let me tell you the story of the time I met Gail Simone!
It was at C2E2 in Chicago this past Spring. I was really, really excited, because for the first time in a long time I felt like I was really caught up on the comics world - I’d recently been put in charge of ordering all the graphic novels for the youth section in the library I work at, and DC’s New 52 had given me the opportunity to dive into books I’d never started because their long-standing mythologies had intimidated me.
Gail Simone’s Batgirl was the gateway drug I needed when the New 52 first started, which got me reading Red Sonja and eventually Tomb Raider - but it also got me following Ms. Simone on social media, and if you don’t do that already (you should do that already) you should know she does a LOT of comics promoting, especially of work by women, which is of particular interest to me.
See, one of the reasons I hadn’t been into comics as a teen or younger kid was because of all the boys club stuff you hear about (for an EXCELLENT read that I identify with a whole lot, check out Katie Schenkal’s essay “I Guess Comics Aren’t For Me”). Thanks to the power of the internet, including advocates like Gail and Noelle Stevenson and Rachel Deering and so many others, I’ve found loads and loads and LOADS of comics that I love and eagerly await every month.
So! I heard Gail was going to be at C2E2! I went, and I brought my first trade of Batgirl, and got in her signing line - and when I got to the front I saw that she and her husband had copies of Leaving Megalopolis for sale, which was THRILLING to me because I’d missed out on the Kickstarter. So when I got to the front, I asked if I could buy one.
"Do you take credit cards?"
"No, I’m sorry, cash only."
BUT. I don’t know how hard my face fell, but this is when I learned that not only are Gail and her husband smart and talented people, but they are the NICEST - he offered to hold a copy for me (they only had two left!) until after Gail’s 2 pm panel, so I could go to an ATM and get cash.
I’m the most awkward person ever when I meet people I admire, so I didn’t say all the things to Gail I might have wanted to - mostly, thank you for showing today’s teen girls that they don’t have to wait for a seat at the boy’s table, they can make their own damn table, and that there are women in comics that are making new tables for them all the time. But she signed my book, and she signed my new book when I came back at two, and her husband complimented my Powerpuff Girls/DC Villainesses shirt, and then I tweeted that thing I said about girls making new tables and got retweeted by Gail Simone and it was a little overwhelming.
The long point I am coming around to making is that Leaving Megalopolis is a fantastic book that examines what makes a hero, and I recommend it, and if you ever have the chance to meet Gail Simone at a con, you should absolutely do so.
What a lovely post!
Thank you for what you do for readers at your library, and sorry about the credit card thing!
So nice to meet you!
This book is fantastic!
Funny, I haven’t really gotten into LoL, but even I want to play this game! Check out more of her work at http://blubloodrazberry.tumblr.com/day/2014/08/21
This photo was taken over 20 years ago by Todd Robertson during a KKK rally in northeast Georgia. One of the boys approached a black state trooper, who was holding his riot shield on the ground. Seeing his reflection, the boy reached for the shield, and Robertson snapped the photo.
I think the officer’s expression says it all. This child standing before him is being taught how to hate even though he doesn’t understand it. He probably doesn’t understand the difference between this and Halloween.
If any post on my blog gets really big, I hope it’s this one.
this is really fucking sad
i think of everything we learn without even noticing