Rachel Maddow Stings Rand Paul on Civil Rights →
This is an interesting article on the current Rand Paul/Civil Rights Act firestorm. In my opinion this issue has been much overblown and distorted. If anyone actually listens to what Paul said, he simply states that any time the Federal government intervenes in the regulation of purely private enterprise, there are serious questions that need to be addressed on Constitutional grounds. I tend to...
Sarah Palin Speaking Fees Kept Secret to Curtail... →
I still can’t quite figure out how giving speeches in Colorado and Michigan is more productive than finishing out her “lame duck” term as Alaska Governor.
Frank Frazetta 1928-2010 | The Beat →
R.I.P. to one of the true great masters of art.
Georgia gubernatorial candidate is (allegedly) a... →
Courtesy of Jason Pye. The most interesting part of the article to me is where Mr. McBerry says he is “contemplating court action”- I’ve always believed that if someone is truly innocent of a crime, you should go out of your way to prove your innocence. If Mr. McBerry has time to constantly run for office, he should have more than enough time to clear his good name, if his name...
BLACKSTARSHABACH on Etsy →
Check out super talented artist Stacey “Blackstar-Shabach” Robinson’s fine art work for sale through his Etsy store. I’ve actually got a review of his comic series “Abraham” that I need to put together and post one of these days, I’ll try to get that done this week.
Kickstarter - LACERATION: A story of race,... →
Writer Brandon Easton has started a Kickstarter page for what looks to be a fascinating short film. Give it a look if you get a chance and consider supporting him if you can.
Atlanta Thrashers fire coach John Anderson, name... →
Good news and bad news all rolled into one. I like Anderson and think he did a fine job as coach, the only person who had anything negative to say about him was Slava Kozlov and it’s fair to say those two aren’t particularly close (Anderson had benched Kozlov for much of this season). Waddell is getting kicked upstairs in much the same way Rich McKay was with the Falcons a few years...
Newsarama.com : ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN: The Animated... →
Really not sure what to make of this, the Spectacular Spidey series seem to have already filled the niche of what an Ultimate Spidey cartoon would fill and did it very well. Spectacular Spidey was arguably the best cartoon Marvel has ever had.
Blast From The Past: James Cameron’s Spider-Man... →
This is neat, I’m sure most of you are familiar with the Cameron Spider-Man movie “scriptment” but the storyboards are a new and interesting treat to me. The site itself is a bit confusing to navigate at first but it’s a quick adjustment. Back when I was in the early days of doing my comic Stealth, this “scriptment” was arguably one of my biggest influences, I...
HTML Comics →
Saw this posted on Rich Johnston’s Bleeding Cool, apparently its an ad-hoc library for old comics. Interesting idea but I’m not sure how solid the protective measures are, seems people have already figured out how to retrieve images from the cache. That being said, this seems like an idea that would be worth exploring for someone (or a coalition of someones) with the resources to...
What Confederate Symbols Really Mean Today |... →
This article hits the nail right on the head. I’ll probably catch a lot of flak for this but as a student of the Civil War, I’ve never had a problem with the idea of Southern whites wanting to commemorate their history and ancestors who may have fought for the CSA in that conflict- no matter how one feels about their actual cause, courage is courage and blood is blood. However, as...
When Libertarians Forget History | United Liberty... →
Interesting read. I’ve always found the typical libertarian approach to certain elements of American history to be a bit troubling, particularly in regards to Abraham Lincoln, the Confederacy and the Civil War. While it is true that the direct cause of Civil War was truly the issue of states rights, one must always remember that the issue was over the rights of states to keep slavery...
The Comics Detective: E. C. Stoner: The Forgotten... →
Saw someone post a link to this on Facebook, fascinating article, I have to admit I’m a little disappointed that this is the first I’ve heard of this man and his status as one of the first black artists to work in the comic book industry (if not the first). The speculation that he may have helped others like Matt Baker get work and establish themselves is especially interesting.
Jim Lee Tutorial – Drawing Comics On the iPad... →
Since I’ve gotten into digital drawing the possibilities the Ipad presents have me intrigued, to say the least. The basic specs still cause me to wonder if it can be a serious creating tool or more like a digital sketchbook. Only time will tell…