One of the best purchase I made this year. (wow this month is just me recommending Kickstarters and books that I love and stuff)
I’ve always loved Emily Carroll since her debut with “His Face All Red”. So when I heard she has a book coming out, I bought it. The best thing about this book is how beautifully staged and styled this whole thing is. And aside from His Face All Red, all the comics are brand new. My favourite comic here is “A Lady’s Hand is Cold”.
This is a beautifully crafted book and worth every penny :)
My father just returned from the protest in Ferguson, and this is what he said has happened:
The governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon, took control of the police at the protest. He put in state police officers, who have been behaving much better than the St. Louis County officers (the officers who have been controlling the protests since they began).
Unlike the County officers, the state officers did NOT show up in riot gear and did NOT in any way harm the protesters (At least no one was harmed where my father was). Instead, the state officers walked WITH the protesters, PROTECTING them. They said that they were there to protect the protesters’ first amendment right (“the right of the people peaceably to assemble” plus four other freedoms: freedom of speech, religion, press, and the freedom to petition.) and were there to stop people who wanted to bring harm to the protesters.
Although there was a lot of energy in the crowd, there was significantly less violence because the police weren’t in riot gear and didn’t provoke the crowds. This is evidence that the people did in fact want to protest peacefully and only got violent when the police did.
I hope that this gives you enough information about what is happening in Ferguson. Hopefully they will allow the press in soon (yet another violation of our first amendment) and there will no longer be a need for people like me to give information about this to you all.
If you guys have nothing better to do on August 23rd, come by Kinokuniya in KLCC and say hi :) Image comics is launching Liquid City 3 in KL next weekend.
It’s going to be moderated by Lefty Gmon :)
Someone has a death wish :P
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS!
"Where is Home?" is a comic and illustration anthology I launched early this summer on Kickstarter. We successfully smashed through our goal of $4k, which is huge for a relatively unknown collection of artists who attempted something like this for the first time!
Well, we enjoyed the experience so much the first time that we’re going to attempt it again! Volume 2 of “Where is Home?” will launch next summer, should we garner enough interest and enthusiasm for the project a second time around.
And we want a much larger volume this time around! We hit 60 pages for our first volume, but I want to hit 100. Maybe 120!! Who knows!
We are looking for talented artists who are comfortable contributing either a short comic or spread illustrations.
The best part is that I want the artists to work at their own pace for this thing. If I start everyone working on their contribution in the fall, there should be no issue why we can’t launch with fully completed artwork in the following summer.
APPLY TODAY FOR VOLUME 2 OF “WHERE IS HOME?”
Please spread the word! Applications are being accepted til September 10th, 2014. :)
I guess today I’m just rebageling things! But, nonetheless!!
Simon's Cat in 'Off to the Vet' -
Do you like the internet?
Do you like animation?
Do you like CATS? (Not the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, the actual furry creatures which the internet has proven it loves)
The handful of people who make the Simon’s Cat web videos subsist mainly on YouTube ad revenue – one short’s returns pay for the next, and so on – but they want to expand and make a really nice longer film in colour, so are raising funds to cover the difference in production costs. Happily they’ve hit their Indiegogo target, but any extra funds they can raise will help them breathe a little easier and cover contingency plans should the production hit any snags (and productions always hit snags). The extra cool thing about this is they’re doing this all themselves and not depending on the studio system. Please support some bold and talented animation ninjas!
Eyooooooooooo. What she said :)