“In the past few days, there have been at least 162 Islamophobic hate attacks in the UK, and nine mosques have been targeted with kives, petrol bombs and graffiti. That’s a 900% increase, according to the tracking group Tell Mama UK. Petrol-bomb attacks on mosques are not reported as terrorism, and nor are individual acts of anti-Muslim violence; we are expected to understand this quasi-organised campaign of fear as something else, as a ‘backlash’.”
— In these Sour Times: Islamophobia and the Woolwich aftermath (via thepeacefulterrorist)
(Source: foucaultthehaters, via riseofthecommonwoodpile)
4:10 pm • 25 May 2013 • 1,812 notes
“there would be several distributers of printed comics in the United States. I’d see comics magazines in bodegas, corner stores and drugstores. There would be an even greater proliferation of Japanese and European works available. There would be residency exchanges between countries for auteurs of the medium. There would be grants and residencies for artists working in the medium.
I’d see comic book artists on Charlie Rose. People of note would casually recall something they’d read in a recent issue of a comic book. Popular comics would regularly be a theatre for the discussion of contemporary issues via direct and indirect methods. I’d see comics criticism in comics themselves.
I’d like to see more copyright infringement without repercussions. Smart remixes that question the validity of the ideas in the original materials, new works that masterfully criticize old tropes.
Less conservative approaches to the format of comics. Less comics dogma.
There’d be a desegregation of genre comics, superhero comics, “comix” and art comix.
I’d see more artists wielding the medium as fine art and fewer fine artists mining comics’ aesthetics and culture to prop up weak, derivative work.
The footprint of Marvel and DC Comics on the American comic book shelves would be one weekly jumbo, Manga-like book, respectively; one large book would drop weekly, collecting several stories relative to their tent-pole story arcs (X-whatever book on the first week, Avengers book the next week, etc., respectively), and the narratives would be collected and colored at the end of their runs. The rest of the shelf real estate would be a diverse curation of mostly non-superhero works.
There would be a serious attempt to reach out to people of color. I’d see Fantagraphics publishing “my boring life” works from people of color. I’d see more non-white and non-cisgender comic book editors. I’d see comics left in cafés and subway benches, rolled up in the back pockets of thirteen-year-olds.”
Ronald Wimberly’s vision of the comics industry (via swrd-play)
10:54 am • 25 May 2013 • 231 notes
I’m going to Chaos alone. I fly in on Wednesday afternoon of that week. Who wants to hang out with me? Who is gonna go see Andy Stott with me? Who is gonna get tacos with me? Who is going to show me all the sick swimming spots? HELP
12:10 pm • 23 May 2013 • 4 notes
Mission Of Burma “That’s When I Reach For My Revolver”
8:26 am • 22 May 2013 • 215 notes