Civil Rights, Comics, Other Stuff, Photography, Politics

Rep. John Lewis is a BADASS!

He has this look on his face like “Ha! I’ve been drinking water, but you racist cops will soon be gulping down your own shame, a shame reflected in the eyes of your children and their children for the rest of your life! P.S. I’m going to be a Congressman for most of the people in Atlanta! And I’m going to be in graphic novels!”

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Art, Comics, Elana Pritchard, Los Angeles, Politics, Women's Rights

Elana Pritchard: best embedded journalist of our time?

We need more of this kind of journalism! Artists, keep drawing it like you see it.

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A Rrose in a Prose, Comics, Lit Events, Los Angeles, Poetry

New A RRose in a Prose tomorrow at Stories Books

It’s been too long, fellow literati. Tomorrow is the first A Rrose in a Prose we’ve seen in a dog’s age, and it’s happening at Stories Books in Echo Park at 2 p.m. The theme is “Not Starting Over,” because baby, we’re already pretty good as-is. Except when we’re not. We have some of the […]

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Celebrities, Comics, Fiction, Film, L.A. Record, Lit Events, Performers, Poetry

Coming up on March 24: A Rrose in a Prose: MAH!

After taking a hiatus in February due to Zine Fest and utter exhaustion, we’re back with a vengeance for March.

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Stricken Pot Pie

Haven’t posted on this thing in a while… I’ve been too busy at my day-job, where I clean and gut chickens for a living. Just kidding! It’s not much of a living. Anyway, I found this website today from a link on Crooks and Liars. All I can say is, wow. Great idea, beautifully implemented. […]

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Art, Comics, LAist, Other Stuff, Politics, Soda Pop

California wins lawsuit against Airborne

My buddy Greg has been saying this for years–a medicine “created by a school teacher” is not something to brag about and is no substitution for drugs crafted through the rigorous application of the scientific method.  And now Airborne just lost their case with the State of California, and is going to have to significantly […]

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Celebrities, Christmas, Comics, Other Stuff, Politics

Radovan Karadzic arrested

Radovan Karadzic, the Bosnian Serb president from 1992-1995, the “Butcher of Bosnia” (not sure who coined that nickname–maybe me?), has been captured and will be “transferred to the Hague in ‘due course.’”  When I see this guy, I can’t help but think of Joe Sacco’s book War’s End, his graphic novel about the war in the former […]

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Comics, Movies, Television

More Marjane

Marjane Satrapi was on Colbert last night.  It reminded me that I really need to see the movie adaptation of Persepolis.  The comics were amazing, and the clip of the movie they showed on Colbert was a scene of middle school girls breaking the law by bringing Bee Gees and ABBA singles to school to show off […]

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Books, Comics

Persepolis and Persepolis 2

After seeing the trailer for the upcoming movie version of Persepolis over the holidays, I knew I had to read these graphic novels quickly, before the movie came out and could affect the voices of the characters in my mind as I read it.  Using my newly renewed library card, I checked out both volumes […]

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The Plain Janes

I couldn’t sleep last night (I was stressing about deadlines at work, and I couldn’t stop thinking about poor Stubby), so I got up and read the graphic novel I’m giving my niece for Christmas. I’m really glad I did, and I’m really glad that I bought this for her.  The Plain Janes, written by Cecil Castellucci […]

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