SDCC 2014: Breaking Into Comics Right Now

emertainmentmonthly:

SDCC 2014: Breaking Into Comics Right Now

Sarah Balducci ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

This panel, hosted by Matt Gagnon, Editor in Chief of BOOM! Studios, was helpful and encouraging for aspiring writers trying to break into the industry. Panelists included Paul Jenkins, Chris Sebela, Frank Barbiere, Royden Lepp, Palle Schmidt, Chris Miskiewicz, Bryce Carlson, and Vanessa R. Del Ray.

Emphasizing that this was his favorite…

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"On good days, everything goes right and I have the whole script executed from start to finish within four or five hours. On bad days I write the whole script in four or five hours, realise that it’s useless, tear it up and start again. I repeat this process four or five times until I’m reduced to a blubbering wreck that just slumps in the armchair and whimpers about how it has no talent whatsoever and will never write again. Next day I’ll get up, get the whole thing right the first time and spend the rest of the day walking round reading my favourite bits to my wife, children, or visiting tradesmen. (This is why you should never marry an artist or writer. They’re bad news to have around the house, believe me.)"

Alan Moore (via hillarydepiano)

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blue-n-ivory:

Finnegan 

"The audio (recorded in 1929) is of James Joyce reading the Anna Livia Plurabelle section of Finnegans Wake. It’s a chattering dialogue between two washer women who as night falls become a tree and a stone."

scifigeneration:


Chemistry meets astronomy in today’s post, with a graphical guide to the atmospheres of our Solar System.Read more about them here (there’s also a link to download the graphic, or to purchase it as a large poster): http://wp.me/p4aPLT-nV

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scifigeneration:

Chemistry meets astronomy in today’s post, with a graphical guide to the atmospheres of our Solar System.

Read more about them here (there’s also a link to download the graphic, or to purchase it as a large poster): http://wp.me/p4aPLT-nV

via compoundchem

(via sagansense)

jtotheizzoe:

explore-blog:

A visual compendium of bioluminescent creatures by Seattle-based artist Eleanor Lutz, reminiscent of Ernest Haeckel’s pioneering drawings from the early 1900s. Also available as a poster.
Pair with the first poem published in a scientific journal, an ode to bioluminescence. 
(via Visually)

Let it glow!What’s your favorite?

jtotheizzoe:

explore-blog:

A visual compendium of bioluminescent creatures by Seattle-based artist Eleanor Lutz, reminiscent of Ernest Haeckel’s pioneering drawings from the early 1900s. Also available as a poster.

Pair with the first poem published in a scientific journal, an ode to bioluminescence

(via Visually)

Let it glow!

What’s your favorite?

oswaldofguadalupe:

Adam Gorightly Interview - The Opperman Report

A self-described ‘crackpot historian,’ for two decades Adam Gorightly’s articles have appeared in nearly every ‘zine, underground magazine, counter-cultural publication, and conspiratorial website imaginable. Bringing a mischievous sense of Prankster-Discordianism to the zany world of fringe culture, once Gorightly connects his dots, readers are plunged into alternative universes which forever alter their view of ‘reality.’

His landmark work, The Shadow Over Santa Susana: Black Magic, Mind Control and the Manson Family Mythos is by far the best ever compiled on the Tate-Labianca murders. Far from being portrayed as prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi’s caricatured bogeyman, Gorightly paints a broader picture of Manson in relation to Hollywood porn films, Anton LaVey’s Satanism, Scientology and the Process Church, MK-ULTRA, designer drugs, and the true Beatles-Helter Skelter story.
An even wilder ride (if that’s possible) can be found in The Prankster and the Conspiracy which examines the remarkable life of Kerry Thornley—a 1960s Zen radical chaos-creator who was quite realistically being groomed as a Lee Harvey Oswald ‘patsy-double’ before the Kennedy assassination. Everyone from Ken Kesey, Robert Anton Wilson, and Jim Garrison make appearances during this no-holds barred adventure.

Other intriguing releases include Death Cults; the hipster biography, James Shelby Downard’s Mystical War; and The Beast of Adam Gorightly: Collected Rantings. In the latter, he describes the time when Doc Ellis of the Pittsburgh Pirates dropped LSD and pitched a no-hitter; and how J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye has been used as a control mechanism to trigger mind-numbed Manchurian Candidates. Other subjects include Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut, the Disneyland Dead, and Hitler Was a Good American.
—Victor Thorn

(Source: oppermanreport.blogspot.com)

youdopia:

ROBERT ANTON WILSON & ARLEN RILEY WILSON: GONZO SOCIOLOGY

I don’t think I’ve ever heard Arlen Wilson speak before. She, like her husband Robert Anton Wilson, is remarkably intelligent, and eloquent. 

I don’t know when this was recorded, but if the photo in the video is any indication, I would say this is early to mid 90’s. 

This is magnificent! This is part one of eight. Dig in. 

bwansen:

Philadelphia area artist Bobby Campbell has lately taken over the job of doing the covers for New Falcon book titles and reissues, including titles by Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea.

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mysweetgrace:

“Belief in the traditional sense, or certitude, or dogma, amounts to the grandiose delusion ‘My current model [or grid, or map, or reality-tunnel] contains the whole Universe and will never need to be revised.’ In terms of the history of science and knowledge in general, this appears absurd and arrogant to me, and I am perpetually astonished that so many people still manage to live with such a medieval attitude.” —Robert Anton Wilson

mysweetgrace:

“Belief in the traditional sense, or certitude, or dogma, amounts to the grandiose delusion ‘My current model [or grid, or map, or reality-tunnel] contains the whole Universe and will never need to be revised.’ In terms of the history of science and knowledge in general, this appears absurd and arrogant to me, and I am perpetually astonished that so many people still manage to live with such a medieval attitude.”
—Robert Anton Wilson
"There is no meaning in life. The meaning is in sentences, meaning is in symbols that symbolize life. Life itself does not have a meaning because that’s what meaning refers too, meaning refers to life. To look for meaning in life is like looking for trees on a map. You can find squiggles that represent trees but you won’t find the trees there. The squiggles only represent the trees or the rivers. You can’t wash in a river on a map, you gotta find a real river"

— Robert Anton Wilson (via rubot)