There was a show on TLC (which used to be an abbreviation for The Learning Channel) called 17 Kids and Counting, then 18 Kids and Counting, and finally, 19 Kids and Counting. Last Thursday, in classic “you bury news before a long weekend” strategy, the oldest of these 19 kids (Josh, 27 years old), his wife, and parents took to Facebook to admit that allegations reported by InTouch magazine were true–namely, that Josh, as a minor, had molested 5 other minors including his sisters. (more…)
We were excited by how easily Episode Zero came together, so we got together only a couple of days later to record our next episode. We’d had a great conversation about comics right after we stopped recording Zero and we thought: this is the next show. In this episode, we talked about how we each got into comics as kids and adults and focused on our love of Image Comics.
I read a lot of articles about last week’s episode of Game of Thrones (“Unbowed. Unbent. Unbroken.”). For the first two days, every article I read was of a piece with what I wrote: criticizing the show for going back to using rape as a story device. The Mary Sue’s stand against covering the show any longer upped the rhetoric from criticism to action. (more…)
I’m all about simplicity. This past week, I simplified this site further–eliminating some navigation, changing the home page, and styling some elements differently. The point of this simplifying is to emphasize: I make stuff, every week. This site is meant to present that stuff clearly in a way with which you can interact and give you a couple of options to support me. Towards that end, I’m introducing my Patreon profile which will keep you abreast of the next big thing I’m making and allow you to donate a little something each month.
By and large, I don’t make any money off my art. I hustle business as a writer and all-around web guy and find time to make stuff when I can. But if everyone who follows me on Twitter and Facebook donated only $3 a month, I could get by on those donations. I have always hated when people compare a donation to the price of a cup of coffee but as a recent convert to coffee (at least the iced variety), I see how true that cliche is. Buy me a cup of coffee every month and help me create my life’s work. You can donate however much you like through Patreon. Even $1 a month supports me.
And hey, I totally understand that you might not want to donate every month. There are tons of people and projects I admire to which I haven’t donated. If you’d like to support me with a one time purchase, buy a book or some music. Or if that’s still too much of a commitment right now, subscribing to my weekly newsletter (with the simple form at the bottom of this page) helps me out. Even following me on social media and sharing my posts supports me.
If you made it this far, I thank you. Stick around the site for a while. There’s tons of cool stuff here. (For example, did you know you can click on the word “Tags” in the tags under this post and jump down the rabbit hole of topics I’ve been blogging about for 16 years?)
Last August, we visited the California Science Center to see the Pompeii exhibit. That allowed us to see the space shuttle Endeavour as well. And a whole bunch of other museum-y stuff. I spent most of the day trying to adjust the light settings on my camera. (more…)