1. bostoncomicsroundtable:

    BCR held its last regular meeting at the dear old Democracy Center last night, after six years.  We shared our favorite memories of the place, there was laughter, tears, loud noises from the improv group in the next room… and we did a jam comic!    Everyone should always support the Democracy Center, a bastion of ramshackle progressive independence in the now all-too-corporate Harvard Square.  But for BCR… on to the Cambridge Public Library!

     
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  3. kevinchurch:

    Next Monday is my birthday and, as I’ve done in previous years, I’m doing a fundraiser for classrooms and deserving charities. This year, since I’m turning FORTY on August 18, I’m going to go really big and offer up a piece of my personal comics art collection to one lucky donor, chosen randomly. That’s it up there.

    The rules are simple: if you give $5 or more, you’ll be entered to win this original Stuart Immonen/Josef Rubenstein Superman art. Yes, really. I will give this to one lucky winner. I’ll pay for the shipping (within the US — international people might have to kick in a few bucks) and everything.

    All you have to do to qualify for a chance to win is forward your receipt to kevin.church@gmail.com after you’ve donated. You can choose any of these projects, or all of them. I don’t care. If you want to make a note during your donation that it’s for my birthday fundraiser, that would be nice, but it’s not at all necessary.

    A winner will be chosen at noon on Tuesday, August 19th, giving you all through my birthday to give a few bucks to help kids.

    This is a local nonprofit I heartily endorse
    Horizons for Homeless Children is, as their website explains, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of young homeless children and their families by ensuring that they are prepared for school success. They do terrific work in the local area and I’ve donated what I can to them in the past.

    I also like these projects on DonorsChoose.org:
    Check This Out! at Frances J Warren Elementary School in Tuscon, AZ, serving underprivileged kids in a very poor district with a wide variety books to help them discover how great reading can be.

    Notebooks for Writing at Mosaic Prep Academy in New York City, giving kids access to the very basics that will help them start creating worlds for themselves.

    More Books For Our Classroom Library in Gautier, MS, offering up literary options that will engage kids and let them learn how great reading can be.

    Creating a Classroom of Readers and Writers at James Bilhartz Junior Elementary School in Dallas, TX, helping fourth-graders get the basics to help them organize, read and write about library books.

    Developing a True Multicultural Perspective through Literature in Atlanta, GA, teaching teens about the world at large through works that offer alternative perspectives on our world.

    Please note: if you are a comics creator who would like to donate a book or original art or a commission or something to this effort, please let me know at kevin.church@gmail.com. I’d love to get some more incentives in place for donations.

     
  4. ericafailsatlife:

    #BostonComicCon commission: Elektra yearbook photo

     
  5. sansaspark:

    During the scene when Mulan decides to go to war instead of her father, she decides to do it while sitting on the foot of the Great Stone Dragon. The image of the dragon looking over Mulan is repeated several times throughout the sequence, and the bolts of lightning strike at significant times whenever the dragon is in sight. When Mulan takes her father’s scroll and when she is praying to her ancestors, the Great Stone Dragon can be seen. It is also engraved on the sword Mulan uses to cut her hair and the handles of the wardrobe containing the armor are in the shape of the dragon’s head. The dragon’s eyes glowing in the temple symbolizes Mulan’s role as protector of her family awakening, instead of the actual dragon.

    The reason Mushu couldn’t wake the dragon is because the dragon was no longer there. Mulan is implied to be the Great Dragon that protects her family.

    (via etcillustration)

     

  6. Unfortunately, due to grad school kicking my ass, I will not be tabling at Boston Comic Con this weekend. :(

    Very sad to miss all of you guys! If you go to the show, please make it rain on my indie comics pals!

     

  7. mikedawwwson:

    Advice to the mid-career cartoonist who has failed to build an audience

    I’ve been publishing comics for coming on twenty years now. It’s hard to pinpoint a start-date, as like many cartoonists I’ve just been drawing my whole life, but sometime around ‘95 would be when I began putting out ‘zines…

     
  8. ninthartpress:

    Subcultures: A Comics Anthology is now available for pre-order!

    35 independent cartoonists explore the various and varied worlds-within-the-world we know as “subcultures”. From Star Wars conventioneers to Bigfoot hunters, from goths and gamers to record collectors and cosplayers, these stories reveal the rules, rituals, and relationships that define these infinite and intricate subsets of humanity. (edited by Whit Taylor, published by Dan Mazur, Cover by Box Brown)

    Contributors Include:

    Sam Alden
    E.J. Barnes
    Cara Bean 
    Bonesteel
    Melinda Tracy Boyce
    Box Brown
    Matthew Crehan
    Ben Doane
    Alizee De Pin
    Rachel Dukes
    Jillian Fleck
    Holly Foltz
    Maggie Glass
    Andrew Greenstone
    Nick Johansen
    Jay Kennedy
    Rob Kirby
    Jesse Lonergan
    MariNaomi
    Dan Mazur
    Anna Mudd
    Hazel Newlevant
    Sigit Nugroho
    Ion O’Clast
    Dave Ortega
    Maria Photinakis
    Liz Prince
    Ansis Purins
    Rob Queen
    Alex Robinson
    Michael Scully
    Daryl Seitchik
    Whit Taylor
    Nick Thorkelson
    Noah Van Sciver
    Aaron Whitaker
    Kriota Willberg
    Stevie Wilson
    Li-Or Zaltzman
    Courtney Zell

    Pre-order now or pick up a copy at SPX!

     

    (via danmazur)

     
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  10. stuffman:

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    People have written a lot of touchy-feely pieces on this subject but I thought I’d get right to the heart of the matter

    (via emmyc)