Jesus Sang Bass; Muhammad Sang Tenor

Me & the Buddha Would Join Right in There

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The Book is on Lifesupport

kellysue:

larime:

I have to admit, I’m frustrated. Sales on the book continue to drop and there doesn’t seem to be much I can do to stop it. I’ve tried everything I can.

I got a big-name voice actor to do my trailer. 

I got national news coverage

I switched the book to color.

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Nothing seems to be working.

It’s a critically acclaimed series, with an average of 8.9 out of 10 over 59 reviews. It’s good. I say that without a hint of arrogance. It really is a good series.

So the conclusion I’m coming to is that people really don’t want female-led books. Unless it’s Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman or Batgirl.

They really don’t want characters of color, racial diversity, or LGBT representation. 

What I’m learning is that I should be drawing and writing books about dudes and the oversexed badgirls they fool around with. I can’t make a living doing what I’m doing, so why not sell out, right? That’s where the money is.

Except I really DON’T believe that. I BELIEVE in what I’m doing. I believe that there’s an audience for it.

It’s time for that audience to step up.

CALL or GO INTO your local comic shop and order the trade. The order number is APR140534. Don’t get it at Amazon, tell your comic book store there are readers. Monthlies aren’t sold on Amazon, and monthlies are how I make a living.

CALL or GO INTO your local comic shop and order the first two issues of the next volume. The order numbers are JUL140458, and AUG140691. 

If you really want to see more diversity in comics, it starts with supporting the books that are already trying to make a difference. I’m not the only one. RACHEL RISINGGENIUS, CONCRETE PARK and many other great books about strong women and people of color are out there and they need your support.

Without it, we’ll have to close up shop.

Signal boost.  

I absolutely should not be seeing this on my dash.

Larime Taylor is one of the most inspiring creators I’ve come across in the past year and goddammit I’m in love with this fantastic and unbelievably human series he’s put his heart and soul into.

I love seeing characters that look like the people I ride the bus with, or wait behind in line at the grocery store, or work with. I love reading dialogue that flows so naturally but with enough power that I find myself holding my breath with anticipation at the end of each issue. I’m so goddamned excited that I found a series I can read where I’m not constantly, subconsciously saying to myself, “This is sorta problematic…” I work in a comic shop and my coworkers can attest to the fact that I’m the first person to pick up the new issue of A Voice in the Dark. This series is extremely important to the development of comic books.

If you like comics and you’ve been looking for a series that has representation on so many levels, then you should boost Larime’s post. You should go out to your LCBS and buy the trade, add A Voice in the Dark to your pull, and let them know that you want to keep seeing this every month! Tell your friends about this series. Host a comic book club and cover the first volume of this wonderful series. Get people interested!

I love Larime’s work and I want to keep seeing his name show up in my pull every month. Don’t sleep on this title and let it fade away. The comics industry needs people like Larime Taylor and stories like A Voice in the Dark.

Filed under a voice in the dark larime taylor signal boost

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masterarrowhead:

"You were named after an incredible man, my little Iroh. He was known as the Dragon of the West, once a general to the Fire Nation’s army, a member of the Order of the White Lotus, and owner of the Jasmine Dragon tea shop in Ba Sing Se. I wasn’t around when he was most of those things, but during the time I did know him, I’ll always remember him as my grandfather and an extremely loving man always ready with a cup of tea, advice, stories, and many corny jokes."

In honor of Mako Iwamatsu 10 December, 1933 - 21 July, 2006

masterarrowhead:

"You were named after an incredible man, my little Iroh. He was known as the Dragon of the West, once a general to the Fire Nation’s army, a member of the Order of the White Lotus, and owner of the Jasmine Dragon tea shop in Ba Sing Se. I wasn’t around when he was most of those things, but during the time I did know him, I’ll always remember him as my grandfather and an extremely loving man always ready with a cup of tea, advice, stories, and many corny jokes."

In honor of Mako Iwamatsu 10 December, 1933 - 21 July, 2006

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William Bratton: Investigate Ryo Oyamada's Death

locs4eva:

dynastylnoire:

jspark3000:

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Ryo Oyamada, a 24 year old student from Japan, was struck and killed by an NYPD vehicle in a hit & run.  Witnesses say the police car had no lights or sirens on and was going over 70 mph.  The released footage by NYPD was proven to be heavily altered in a cover-up, showing “lights” on the vehicle, when compared to footage from the NY Housing Authority on the same street with the same timestamp. 

On a personal note: I know that this will probably not be shared or reblogged very much, because Asians are not very prominent in American culture.  I understand this, because Asians (like me) are partially at fault for being so passive.  But I am begging you to please consider signing this petition out of human decency.  Ryo was just a student walking home, then struck by a nearly silent police cruiser going at excess speed, and the NYPD covered it up. 

Here is the side-by-side comparison of the released video footage, including updates from the case.  *Edit*  This article contains a link to a graphic video moments after the crash, showing the body of Ryo Oyamada and NY citizens yelling at the police.  Please advise, it is highly disturbing. 

And the following is an excerpt from the petition, which as of now only has 286 signatures.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

This is atrocious. . By the time everyone wakes up.. i fear it will be too late..

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Filed under boost police hit and run

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paulftompkins:

A bad deal!

Filed under fucking dead

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2damnfeisty:

"14-year-old Parkview High School Freshman, Caleb Christian was concerned about the number of incidents of police abuse in the news.  Still, he knew there were many good police officers in various communities, but had no way of figuring out which communities were highly rated and which were not.  

So, together with his two older sisters: Parkview High School senior Ima Christian, and Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology sophomore, Asha Christian, they founded a mobile app development company– Pinetart Inc., under which they created a mobile app called Five-O.

Five-O, allows citizens to enter the details of every interaction with a police officer.  It also allows them to rate that officer in terms of courtesy and professionalism and provides the ability to enter a short description of what transpired.  These details are captured for every county in the United States. Citizen race and age information data is also captured.

Additionally, Five-O allows citizens to store the details of each encounter with law enforcement; this provides convenient access to critical information needed for legal action or commendation.”

Read more here. [x]

Black Excellence

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Filed under police brutality documentation