Jen Bingham

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Month: August 2014

Your Sunday Comic

This is how I want to be. Trailing dreams until I settle down and make them into art. Sometimes, I measure up. This last week hasn’t been bad. Here’s to more of the same.

This is from adorable webcomicist, Anne Emond.

From Comiques Tumblr

From Comiques Tumblr

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I have a few weird things on my desk top. I guess I’m saving them for a reason? I guess I should just share them with y’all. Here’s a very strange Facebook ad that was pushed to me for some reason.

I need to get this shit off my desk top and yet I cannot just delete it.

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Your Sunday Comic

It’s always a special day when I post a Sunday Comic from a webcomic I haven’t used before.

Well, okay, it’s not that special. But it makes me happy. It’s the little things, folks.

The cartoonist calls this one “The Star Trek Dilemma.”

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You Don’t Know Me but You Don’t Like Me: Phish, Insane Clown Posse and My Misadventures with Two of Music’s Most Maligned Tribes by Nathan Rabin

insane_clown_posse_phish_bookWhat if you wrote a book about two of the most easily mocked rock ‘n roll brands in the country (Phish and Insane Clown Posse) and instead of skewering them, ended up falling hard for both? What if you travelled to Phish Festivals and the Gathering of the Juggalos, took every drug, and fell a little in love with every junkie you met?

What if you delved into the childhood of ICP’s Violent J and showed us a fucked up kid who grew up poor and created a dream land out of nothing?

Well, you’d be Nathan Rabin, wouldn’t you?

Verdict: Thumbs up, but loses steam toward the end
Genre: Cool rock and cultural critic gets real

Your Sunday Comic

Today’s comic is a li’l one from awesome cartoonist John Allison.  It’s from his Tumblr and he seems to have taken a photo of a finished drawing and set it on a deck chair? I don’t know. He’s from England.

I’m a huge fan of his ongoing cartoons. They’re called by different names but can be found at scarygoround.com.  He likes music and his dialogue is fantastic. Mostly, he writes/draws about a group of high spirited teens from Northern England solving mysteries! My favorite character is Charlotte Grote.

His comment on the following is “New comic dealing with the evolution of nostalgia.”

From scarygoround.tumblr.com

From scarygoround.tumblr.com

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

9780062282712_custom-3920bf760c620af06b282db7217750d46ea75b9a-s99-c85Roxane Gay is one of the writers I turned to in order to find out more about the realities of race in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s murder. Her writing is powerful and heartbreaking and often hilarious.  And her work helped open my heart and my mind.

I was reading her book when the news broke about the deaths of Mike Brown and John Crawford.  I probably would have spent a lot of time crying anyway, but the essay on Fruitvale Station was especially devastating.

What happened to Oscar Grant will always be devastating. When is this going to stop?

Verdict: Beautiful, read it, there is funny stuff in there too
Genre: Essays

Your Sunday Comic

Yes.

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From Extra Fabulous Comics

Beyond Siberia by Christina Dodwell

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Remember when you learned to fly a helicopter while traveling in Kamchatka? It was that trip where you learned to drive a reindeer sleigh. And remember how badly you hurt your foot when you almost destroyed the sleigh and lost the reindeer? But you righted the sleigh and drove back to camp? And got up and had a fucking reindeer race the next day?

Wait, that wasn’t you? No, haha, sorry, it was Christina Dodwell! She will also throw down and eat maggots, ski into volcanos, and hang naked with old ladies 24/7. You can learn a lot from her.

Verdict: Thumbs up!
Genre: Travel and Adventure Memoir

Mr. G and Jellybean

The true story of a goat and a burro who are BFFs. Mr. G got pretty depressed when rescued from an animal hoarder and separated from his burro pal.

Animals: They’re just like us.

Please note that the accompanying music is GawdAwful.

Video from AnimalPlace and found via robotmountain.tumblr.com.

Your Sunday Comic

Today’s comic comes from Tom McHenry, who draws these little existential crisis-type pigeon comics on his lunch hour. “Let’s talk about our fears via comics,” he says.

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From Machinery

 

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