wilfredotorresart
maisonimmonen:

kevinchurch:

NOTE! AN IMPORTANT UPDATE TO THE 2014 KEVIN CHURCH BIRTHDAY FUNDRAISER TO HELP KIDS TO READ GOOD IS INCLUDED IN THIS REBLOG.
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.
Updated to add: Tom Fowler is now offering a commission to one lucky winner, just as he did last year! You can win a 9x12 commission of the character of your choice with a $5 or greater donation! (No art direction, you pick the character, he does the rest!) Since I want to make this fair and as even as possible everyone gets the same chance to win either piece! Everything is random!
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 endorseHorizons 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.


Reblogging is great. Please reblog. It’s the least you can do. Really, the least. It takes no effort. But you know what’s even better? Reblogging and then making a five dollar donation to one of these organizations. Literacy changes everything, EVERYTHING.  We’ve seen what happens when these projects get funded; feeling like you’ve been seen goes a long way toward knowing that you also have the right, and the responsibility, to be heard. 
We know how hard it is to get up to velocity on things but look, you’re already right now just dicking around on-line. You are halfway to clicking on a link and making a donation. It’s NOT HARD. Promise.

maisonimmonen:

kevinchurch:

NOTE! AN IMPORTANT UPDATE TO THE 2014 KEVIN CHURCH BIRTHDAY FUNDRAISER TO HELP KIDS TO READ GOOD IS INCLUDED IN THIS REBLOG.

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.

image

Updated to add: Tom Fowler is now offering a commission to one lucky winner, just as he did last year! You can win a 9x12 commission of the character of your choice with a $5 or greater donation! (No art direction, you pick the character, he does the rest!) Since I want to make this fair and as even as possible everyone gets the same chance to win either piece! Everything is random!

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.

Reblogging is great. Please reblog. It’s the least you can do. Really, the least. It takes no effort. But you know what’s even better? Reblogging and then making a five dollar donation to one of these organizations. Literacy changes everything, EVERYTHING.  We’ve seen what happens when these projects get funded; feeling like you’ve been seen goes a long way toward knowing that you also have the right, and the responsibility, to be heard. 

We know how hard it is to get up to velocity on things but look, you’re already right now just dicking around on-line. You are halfway to clicking on a link and making a donation. It’s NOT HARD. Promise.

royalboiler

takitakos:

…el drama del desencantado que se arrojó a la calle desde el décimo piso, y a medida que caía iba viendo a través de las ventanas la intimidad de sus vecinos, las pequeñas tragedias domésticas, los amores furtivos, los breves instantes de felicidad, cuyas noticias no habían llegado nunca hasta la escalera común, de modo que en el instante de reventarse contra el pavimento de la calle había cambiado por completo su concepción del mundo, y había llegado a la conclusión de que aquella vida que abandonaba para siempre por la puerta falsa valía la pena de ser vivida.

Gabriel García Márquez

This is a short comic I did with this little tale by García Márquez, “the drama of the disillusioned. I didn’t want to do it too literal, so I experimented a bit.

kierongillen
Here is how the internship scam works. It’s not about a “skills” gap. It’s about a morality gap.

1) Make higher education worthless by redefining “skill” as a specific corporate contribution. Tell young people they have no skills.

2) With “skill” irrelevant, require experience. Make internship sole path to experience. Make internships unpaid, locking out all but rich.

3) End on the job training for entry level jobs. Educated told skills are irrelevant. Uneducated told they have no way to obtain skills.

4) As wealthy progress on professional career path, middle and lower class youth take service jobs to pay off massive educational debt.

5) Make these part-time jobs not “count” on resume. Hire on prestige, not skill or education. Punish those who need to work to survive.

6) Punish young people who never found any kind of work the hardest. Make them untouchables — unhireable.

7) Tell wealthy people they are “privileged” to be working 40 hrs/week for free. Don’t tell them what kind of “privileged” it is.

8) Make status quo commentary written by unpaid interns or people hiring unpaid interns. They will tell you it’s your fault.

9) Young people, it is not your fault. Speak out. Fight back. Bankrupt the prestige economy.

The moral bankruptcy of the internship economy | Sarah Kendzior (via brutereason)

solarbird added: see also the intrinsic fraud of the prestigious internship. (via solarbird)

this comes from the top rope.

(via bainard)

I pretty much hit reblog on this after point 1 alone.

(via tomewing)

ladonnapietra
ladonnapietra:

ladyfabulous:

lostinhistory:

ladonnapietra:

mytwistedsideofthings:

O. dear. Christian Grey as a cake. Well made though, isn’t?

I’m not sure whether to laugh or scream.  I think I’ll go with screaming.



WHY ARE PEOPLE DETERMINED TO RUIN CAKE?!

You can’t do this with pie.  Just sayin’.

Well, you CAN, as long as you establish clear boundaries and y’know agree on a safeword.

ladonnapietra:

ladyfabulous:

lostinhistory:

ladonnapietra:

mytwistedsideofthings:

O. dear. Christian Grey as a cake. Well made though, isn’t?

I’m not sure whether to laugh or scream.  I think I’ll go with screaming.

image

WHY ARE PEOPLE DETERMINED TO RUIN CAKE?!

You can’t do this with pie.  Just sayin’.

Well, you CAN, as long as you establish clear boundaries and y’know agree on a safeword.

twentypercentcooler

squatteam1:

ericafailsatlife:

benito-cereno:

Some time last year, Kyle Starks (robotmountain) and I had a bet, the stakes of which were that if I won, he would draw a Doom Patrol comic, and if I lost, I would write a story of his choosing.

Long story short, we both kind of won and lost, so the compromise is that I would write a Doom Patrol comic that he drew.

This is that comic. Please share it if you like it.

<3,

Benito

My next goal is to work with these guys. I love ‘em.

👏👏👏

Perfect. “Then there’s Steve. He sucks real bad.” is the best thing.