August shows in Michigan! Never been to Hammtrack or Detroit before. We’re coming up with brand new stuff for y’all even though these venues have never seen us before!
doors 8:30, show 9:30
Hamtramck, MI (near Detroit)
doors 9, show 10
Three Rivers, MI
Where you can see me next month.
"I would have preferred this writer explore these ideas" is an opinion.
"This writer has trouble with certain aspects of story-telling" is a criticism.
"This writer sucks and is talentless" is a mean-spirited insult.
"This writer should die" is a vile, shitty thing for which there is no excuse for saying.
Please learn the difference and please don’t pretend you’re doing one of the two former when you’re doing one of the two latter.
“Taking cues from Gulliver’s Travels, Fantastic Planet considers what it means to be human by taking humanity out of its usual context. Way out of it. The humans who have survived some unspecified disaster on Earth live as wild creatures, and occasionally as pets, of the Draags, blue-skinned, big-eyed humanoids with little regard for the little people they call Oms. As the film opens, a young Om mother runs with her infant son, attempting to climb a hill, only to be repeatedly flicked down to its base by a giant finger. A later shot reveals that the finger belongs to a Draag child, treating the Oms the way human children treat ants—as amusing playthings whose lives are of little consequence. After their rough play kills the mother, an adolescent Draag named Tiva, daughter of the Draags’ Great Master, takes the orphaned baby home, dresses him up, and names him Terr, never considering that her actions could have momentous consequences.”
This month’s Laser Age column three intriguing outliers of the late-’60s/early-’70s science-fiction wave, including “head film with an agenda” Fantastic Planet. [Read more…]
seriously one of the coolest films
One of my favorite movies!
Got the proof copies of YU+ME in the mail. Ahhhhhhhhh they’re so perfect. Absolutely perfect. I did so many years of print-on-demand, thinking “This is pretty good printing here” but compared to this… I mean, this is amazing. So much more bright and shiny and clear. And Everything looks and feels gorgeous. This is real. A year’s worth of planning come to fruition. Soon I’ll have 4000 books coming to my house, filling basically every free bit of space I have. I have a legitimate worry I’ll collapse my floor. Sorry if I’m rambling. I’ve had a bit of celebratory wine. I’m so happy right now. I am just having such a great time being a comic artist right now.
Thanks, guys! That was the fastest sale I ever had and now I have room in my merch room for new stuff.
White people get mad when you wear a band t shirt of a band you don’t listen to, but they’re fine with wearing headdresses from cultures they know and care nothing about.
I made these shirts back when YU+ME was still ongoing, and then I lost a box of them. I found this in my basement four years later (a couple days ago, dammit why not in time for Pride month?). These shirts are ~naturally distressed~ which makes them look cool. Retro. Like you found this great gem in a thrift store. Time has made the ink softer, so it’s actually really nice. A few of the shirts have some light fading in the fabric of the shirt, so I’m charging a bit less for these because of that, even though most of them are fine.
I won’t be reprinting these, and supplies are limited. Please take them off my hands.
Edit: All gone!
Stravinsky’s rite of spring is about a girl who dances herself to death to appease the Russian god of spring.
When it premiered the crowd got so amped up they opened up a mosh pit in the theater and the night would be forever known as the “riot of spring”
There’s a piece in the bassoon repertoire called “Dead Elvis” and when you buy the music you have to contractually agree to only perform the piece in a full Elvis costume.
AS A BASSOONIST I AM SO MAD I’VE NEVER PLAYED THIS PIECE NOW
This brought real tears to my eyes.
I think it’s kind of weird that there’s a dating site just for bronies, but then it got me thinking about how we could have more specialized dating sites like why not an all mermaid dating site? “Find your mer-mate! All the fun of dates at the beach without any of the dead fish smell.” I would actually pay for that. This started as a joke when I first started typing but it is no longer a joke.