Hôtel du Nord. St-Pierre de Chartreuse, July 2014.
Tigra for #WakeUpAndDraw in honor of Jack Kirby’s birthday today. Proceeds go to the Hero Initiative.
Opening two pages of the SILVER SURFER original graphic novel by Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott
You know I’ve noticed a certain anti-intellectualism going around this country ever since around 1980, coincidentally enough. I was in Nashville, Tennessee last weekend and after the show I went to a waffle house and I’m sitting there and I’m eating and reading a book. I don’t know anybody, I’m alone, I’m eating and I’m reading a book. This waitress comes over to me (mocks chewing gum) ‘what you readin’ for?’…wow, I’ve never been asked that; not ‘What am I reading’, ‘What am I reading for?’ Well, goddamnit, you stumped me…I guess I read for a lot of reasons — the main one is so I don’t end up being a fuckin’ waffle waitress. Yeah, that would be pretty high on the list. Then this trucker in the booth next to me gets up, stands over me and says [mocks Southern drawl] ‘Well, looks like we got ourselves a readah’…aahh, what the fuck’s goin’ on? It’s like I walked into a Klan rally in a Boy George costume or something. Am I stepping out of some intellectual closet here? I read, there I said it. I feel better.
Bill Hicks(via billhicks)
Pochettes de rééditions d’albums de Jimi Hendrix
Moebius et Druillet
"You people are in contempt…"
Just in case you needed any more proof of why feminism is still a fucking necessity.
Go watch her play the cover HERE and tell me she isn’t fucking talented as fuck… on another video of hers, where her cleavage isn’t in plain sight, comment after comment is “where are the boobs?!”
Reblogging to give her some proper publicity. She really is amazing at that guitar.
People wonder why I am a feminist. These guys are disgusting
straight cis men are fucking gross and extra
I saw a comment that was like “If she doesn’t want people looking at her boobs why does she have them peeking out over the guitar??”
UM have you ever fucking PLAYED a guitar with DD+ cup breasts because having them over the guitar is literally the only way to play comfortably, and personally if I’m uncomfortable I can’t focus as much on the music.
I don’t see it talked about as much, but male musician culture is very similar to male nerd culture in that women are accused constantly of being fake musicians or fake fans to impress men.
As a female musician, I am constantly talked down to and interrogated by crusty straight white boys who only know how to play Wonderwall, and asked if I’m carrying my boyfriend or dad’s guitar case. I’ve been told several times I should give up music because I’m “not hot enough”. I’ve had that yelled to me when I’m on stage.
but on the other hand, I’ve also received comments similar to this when I posted a video of myself playing a song while wearing a low cut tank top (even though I was about 14 or 15 years old at the time). I once sent a male friend a video of a song I’d written and asked what he thought, and his reply was “Meh, it’d be better if you played it naked”. (The same guy later told me that female musicians were a joke. We’re not friends anymore btw)
Sorry for the rant, this just pisses me off so much.
I’m always saying ‘There are good, decent men in the world.”
And then something like this appears and I just want to head-desk.
Totally relevant to my
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Anonymous said: Whenever I start to work on a story idea and hash it out, I think "this is stupid, this doesn't make sense, why am I bother?" Is it best to scrap the idea and start over?
I get a lot of questions like this.
stupid. I’m worried this is stupid.
what is stupid? well, any story can sound stupid.
" a 15-year-old gets bit by, I don’t know, a spider and gets spider powers"
" so these four turtles are teenagers, and mutants, and, uh, let say ninjas. yeah, turtles."
" there’s this guy who finds out that, like, the whole world is really a mental hologram that we dream that the robots, like, put in our brains so they can use us as batteries."
what is stupid? that’s the wrong question to ask yourself
ask yourself, and be honest: would I buy this story if I saw it on the shelf? does this story mean anything to me? when I close my eyes can I see this world? do I hear these voices?
if the answer is yes then I think it’s your obligation to pursue the story. don’t worry if it’s ‘stupid.’
some of the best stories ever told can sound stupid. also some of the stupidest :-)
'there is a fine line between genius and stupid'- said a great musician
but if you have a real point of view and a real reason for telling them. if the characters are believable and relatable…
Page from FANTASTIC FOUR #39 by Jack Kirby and Frank Giacoia, with Daredevil figures inked by Wally Wood
Production note reads:
STAN G - SEMI-DARKNESS - READ COPY
And Stan Lee’s follow-up:
SOL - BE SURE TO TELL STAN G.
September 1947 issue
~ Norman A. Daniels, “My Dying Day”, Rick Trent, ex-PI, ex-con, 1st person narrator, 2nd of 4 stories in BM
~ G.T. Fleming-Roberts, “Don’t Look Behind You”, 4th of 8 stories in BM
~ John D. MacDonald, “Manhattan Horse Opera”, 1of 6 stories in BM
~ Tom Marvin, “Blood-Red and Beautiful”, 2nd of 3 stories in BM
~ Burt Sims, “To Each His Corpse”, ‘diminutive Clint Morgan, Hollywood eye’, author’s sole appearance in BM
~ Fergus Truslow, “Murder Makes the Cock Crow”, ‘Malott & McCool, L.A. gamblers’, 4th of 6 stories in BM