Jelani Cobb on Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” and the cinematic sense of déjà vu: http://nyr.kr/1nb8qkR
“The images remain familiar twenty-five years later because time has passed but in crucial ways our context has scarcely changed at all.”
Above: A memorial for Eric Garner at the site where he died. Photograph by Mark Peterson/Redux
gijinkart asked: I love how Lucky Penny has been going so far, I'm at the edge of my seat waiting for updates! I had to pause when I read the latest one revealing David's master scheme and his flashback with Penny--in Lucky Penny p.23 he says he's eleven and a half, and the flashback was 8 years ago so... David's been a criminal since he was 3?!
He prefers “entrepreneur”.
Comics has an outrage problem.
I spent some time in LA over 4th of July weekend getting my west coast on. I came back to the world on Monday after a great weekend, only to find that the comics internet had melted down over an ill-conceived hashtag and was busy stomping up and down on the heads of people who were no threat to them.
This isn’t about that, or the hashtag. It’s about all the other times comics has faced controversy and replied with scorn.
The short version is “you don’t have to like it, but please respect it.” The long version is through the link. Comments are off until I get back from lunch, but hopefully you get something out of this.
Sometimes I’m spinning my wheels on a feeling or thought for weeks, and then David Brothers drops something new and I’m just like “…. oh.”
Thanks for chatting Shea. If you guys have nothing better to do than read another interview with me, here’s your chance to do so.
"Does being a black man who writes about black and Latino men and women as well as white men and women make race and ethnicity a defining part of my oeuvre? …or does it expose white supremacist hegemony in publishing and the perspective of those who see my work as “ethnic”?"
A damn good interview.
What a good read.
professorbrass asked: Will your book CUTTINGS be available to the public for purchase? Because I missed the kickstarter and would love to be able to obtain a copy in the future!
Definitely, once the Kickstarter rewards are mailed out! I’d say Fall or Winter 2014!
blacksunshine asked: why did you guys decide to disable comments on JW? also, hope to run into you at some con some point in the future (so far i've typically gone to Dragon*Con and HeroesCon, hoping to expand that!)
Hey! Two reasons for disabling comments,
- We reached a threshold on JW & freelance work and don’t have the time to check/moderate comments at the moment.
- More importantly: The site wasn’t built to handle the increase in traffic, so we switched the comments off for more aggressive caching (faster loads).
If you want to leave a comment, twitter or tumblr is the best place for it for the time being!
This year we’re only slated to do SPX— we’ve definitely talked about HeroesCon in the past, maybe in 2015!