Infected Worldmind

Politics and Culture. A Tonic.

Who am I?

A happy father. A lucky husband. A lawyer and development professional.

I blog at Between the Stations and occasionally contribute to Funnybook Babylon. My ever-expanding bookshelf is here. I infrequently write about food and take pictures.

That's everything.
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5 Days Left!

Okay, everyone, last update. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, on August 3rd, I’m participating in the 6th annual Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium.

This is an innovative event that supports a great cause. All money raised will go to cancer research for all types of cancer. This research is carried out by brilliant young scientists selected and funded by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, an outstanding non-profit organization that has supported 12 Nobel Laureates and advanced many of the great discoveries in how to prevent, treat and cure cancer.

You can sponsor me and make a donation to the Foundation by clicking on the link below.Thank you for your support. Everyone is touched by cancer, and your support really does make a difference.

A special thanks to David Brothers and Sheree Carter Galvan for their donations, it’s much appreciated!

Follow This Link to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Facility.

5 Days Left!

Okay, everyone, last update. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, on August 3rd, I’m participating in the 6th annual Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium.

This is an innovative event that supports a great cause. All money raised will go to cancer research for all types of cancer. This research is carried out by brilliant young scientists selected and funded by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, an outstanding non-profit organization that has supported 12 Nobel Laureates and advanced many of the great discoveries in how to prevent, treat and cure cancer.

You can sponsor me and make a donation to the Foundation by clicking on the link below.Thank you for your support. Everyone is touched by cancer, and your support really does make a difference.

A special thanks to David Brothers and Sheree Carter Galvan for their donations, it’s much appreciated!

Follow This Link to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Facility.

d3-14:

Ron and Lu’s We’ve Got Too Much Shit stoop sale:
This Saturday and Sunday from 10-4 at 230 Greene Avenue in Brooklyn NY, my roommate and I are selling a grip of our stuff. Mostly art books and book art. There will be comics. There will be blood. Cash and carry (I may accept credit though).

iamdavidbrothers:

The other week I lost my temper and said some stuff about Marvel’s announcements of Captain America and Thor, who are replacing White Captain America and Dude Thor. I’ve been thinking about it a lot, mulling it over, because it’s been pretty inescapable.

I like Marvel’s characters. I think that…

iamdavidbrothers:

OutKast - Humble Mumble

"Life is like a great big roller coaster/ Everything in life don’t always happen like it’s suppose to/ Trials and tribulations make you stronger, live longer/ You wanna reach the nation, nigga, start from ya corner/ Everything don’t always happen like you planned it/ Demand it, overstand it, then you handle it/ Fuck wishing, you missing the ambition on your mission"

too strong.

Back in the day, Walter would, every once in a while, forget how to draw. Remember?" Louise said.

“Oh yeah,” Walter agreed. “That still happens occasionally. It’s like, ‘Oh my god, nothing I’m drawing looks any good anymore. My life is over as an artist.’ And what I realized, because I was an editor at the time, and had seen a lot of work go past me, was that when you hit this phase where suddenly your stuff, which looks just like it did yesterday, doesn’t look good to you anymore, it’s because your mind has made a leap. Your brain has gotten farther than your hand has learned to do it yet. But eventually, give it a few weeks, keep it up and you’ve made a leap in your own craft. That was a big help because it was so depressing when you realize you couldn’t draw anymore.

taterpie:

georgethecat:

gailsimone:

thebanegrimm:

Left is the new Wonder Woman. Being deemed still too skinny and frail.
Right is Kacy Catanzaro, the first female to advance to the finals of American Ninja. Considered strong and inspiring to female athletes.
Stop assuming someone is weak based off your closed minded ignorant ideals.

Wow.

I hadn’t really considered this. Interesting point!

Just want to point out that Gal Gadot has been working her butt off to gain muscle mass AND further, not every body type is the same! Some people can add muscle mass and tone but still be considered “skinny”; while others can bulk up hugely when they add muscle.

Point: don’t body police.

I will freely hold my opinions, thank you.

One of the interesting things about Wondy, which sets her aside from almost every female heroes in comics other than She-Hulk, is that she is physically intimidating to most men. She is tall, she is strapping, she is muscular.

When Hollywood casts a tall man to play Wolverine, that’s body shaming. It really is. When they cast a petite woman who is not physically imposing to play Wonder Woman, that’s body shaming too.

Pointing these things out? Is not body shaming.

ayjay:

Possibly my favorite item in the British Museum is this miniature altarpiece, which, as you can see, opens to show an immensely detailed relief carving, in boxwood, of the Crucifixion. And when I say miniature: the entire object is less than ten inches high. When you see it in person, the spears of the Roman legionnaires are impossibly thin, the detail on the faces impossibly precise. The emotional power of the object is all out of proportion to its size.

Details here.

Amazing!

gailsimone:

johnbyrnedraws:

I won’t be posting any more John Byrne images for today. Just one day, tomorrow I’ll be back. This is the reason why.

John Byrne today on his website:

Just spent a few minutes on the IMDb, clicking thru images of fans in costume at San Diego. A reminder of one of the many reasons I don’t do…

Fucking hate this attitude about policing cosplayers and hate it even MORE when pros do it.

Infuriating.

Also, I don’t know your wife, but tell her that I said she was EXACTLY the perfect size to cosplay Batgirl.

EXACTLY right.

You grinning graveyard of a boy,
I danced for you.
You rusty-hinged iron gate of a boy,
you poorly untied noose,
I waited for you.
I sang and scratched my throat
and kept on singing and
forgot the words and
felt my tongue swell but
sang to the falling sun,
you planned, blueprinted
mistake of a boy.
I left for you.
I left for you too,
you sweet lemon,
molding rind,
bruise to a healed spot,
burn to a scab spot,
sorely forgetful,
sorely unforgettable,
clogged keyhole
of a boy.

jordiecolorsthings:

kurtbusiek:

panelsonpages:

Kurt Busiek is on his way to Image with something that sounds nuts.

Press info below:

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IMAGE EXPO ANNOUNCEMENT: TOOTH AND CLAW is Conan meets Game of Thrones meets Kamandi

An all-new ongoing epic fantasy series from Kurt Busiek & Ben Dewey

Bestselling writer Kurt Busiek (MARVELS and ASTRO CITY) returns to Image Comics with rising-star artist Ben Dewey (I Was the Cat, The Tragedy Series), colorist Jordie Bellaire (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS, PRETTY DEADLY), and John Roshell of Comicraft for an all-new ongoing series that is Conan meets Game of Thrones meets Kamandi in an original high-fantasy epic for mature readers in TOOTH AND CLAW this November.

In TOOTH AND CLAW, a secret conclave of wizards brings a legendary champion forward through time from the forgotten past to save the world, with disastrous consequences. Swords, sorcery, beast-wizards, gods, sprawling animal empires, golems of radioactive decay, crystalline badlands, con women, ancient armories, young love, mystery, blood and death and treachery and destiny… TOOTH AND CLAW is an epic story you won’t want to miss out on.

“This is a series I’ve wanted to do for more than a decade,” said Busiek. “I’ve been slowly building the world, figuring out its secrets, and waiting for the ideal chance to bring it to life. It’s as complex and sweeping a world as Astro City, though in very, very different ways, and as brutal and visceral as anything I managed to do on Conan.

“And without having any idea I was doing this, it turned out I was designing the perfect series for Ben Dewey to draw. Everything I’ve asked him to draw, from airborne wicker cities to crusty warthog wizardesses to stolid bison-tribesmen and tricky coyote traders, he makes it look perfect. Lush, involving, richly textured and utterly convincing, the world Ben brings to life is everything I imagined and then some. I couldn’t be happier to be working with him on this—he draws a world that feels like you could just step into it, walk down a lane and around a corner, and find a million new adventures, characters as rich and compelling as anyone in the foreground.

"I’m also thrilled that we’re working with the great Jordie Bellaire, who’s transforming Ben’s black-and-white line-and tone-work to life with vivid, Renaissance-painting color, and John Roshell and the gang at Comicraft, who perform miracles monthly, and even when I ask for something utterly contradictory, like ‘I want it to be lettered like a classic 1940s comic strip and feel distinctively modern,’ just shrug and make it happen as if it’s the easiest thing in the world.

"And of course, we’re at Image, so the book is exactly what we want it to be, exactly the way we want it to look.”

“I can tell you, without caveats, that there is no project more custom fit to my sensibilities that this one; everything I’ve ever wanted to draw, invent and explore has come my way by working on this book with Kurt,” added Dewey. “I worked hard to infuse each page with my excitement and enthusiasm for the world that is being built as we progress. I hope to cultivate an audience that’s as thrilled to read it as I have been during the process of creating this story.”

“Years ago, when I first became Publisher here at Image, I made a list of writers and artists I wanted to work with, and Kurt Busiek was one of the names at the top,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “Kurt and I have had a number of near-misses over the years: When I was editing comics for Rob Liefeld at Extreme Studios, Kurt almost wrote Supreme, and later, he was slated to do Youngblood: Year One, but didn’t, so it’s really cool that we’re finally bringing something to fruition together after so long. What’s even cooler, though, is that Kurt’s found such an unbelievably talented collaborator in Ben Dewey. As anyone familiar with the award-winning series Marvels and Astro City knows, Kurt’s no stranger to awesome artists, and even though he’s relatively new to the game, Ben is every bit as amazing as Kurt’s past creative partners. Everything about this series is absolutely magnificent, and I can’t wait for its debut this November.”

The action begins in November 2014 with a spectacular DOUBLE-SIZED FIRST ISSUE, featuring forty-four pages of story with no ads for the regular price of just $2.99.

I was going to put up a preview, but hey! These fine folks did the work for me…

I’m coloring this beast of beasts!

(via joekeatinge)