“I think the reason why I went into theater, ultimately, was because that was one of those multicultural groups. Because you identify with other people that share similar passions to you, so it didn’t matter how much melanin was in their skin. It’s just: You have a passion for theater, and … I have a passion for theater. So that clan is born out of love and passion as opposed to some sense of obligation to belong to a certain group. So for me, that’s what salvaged my life in high school.”—Keegan-Michael Key of Key & Peele explains how theater allowed him to bond with classmates because of similar interests and not solely because ofrace (via nprfreshair)
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“Yuko Ota and Ananth Panagariya are writing some of the funniest, cleverest, and outright most enjoyable one-shot comics I ever did see. And I’ve completely fallen for Ian McGinty’s fun and frenetic art. It seems like the perfect match, and every month I find myself chomping at the bit to get my hands on more. Thankfully, I only have one more day between me and more of that sweet skullduggery.”
Candy Capers 4 is pick of the week! :D
Whoa! Very nice review for Candy Capers #4! Rad. Writing this thing and having the chance to work with Ian, Hannah and Maarta has been a fantastic experience.
A million thank yous to Shannon Watters, our editor, for putting this team together!
The following quote is a question that an anonymous tumblr user sent to me. After the quote is my response. For reference, my subway train to work actually got stalled so I had a lot more time than usual to write. Looks like the original post got cut off. Here we go:
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There’s an added advantage to this method: by doing the brunt of creative work in the morning, you give yourself time to passively process your panels/pages/ideas/writing over the course of the day. Most of my epiphanies come when I’m away from a computer doing something else. By doing this work first thing in the morning, you frontload the information and give yourself something to think about over the course of the day. When I was working full-time jobs this is very close to what I was doing on my best days.
Darryl’s been perfecting his approach to working around a full-time work schedule ever since I met him. His method is a result of trial and error and persistence. Great advice.
“You guys know about vampires? … You know, vampires have no reflections in a mirror? There’s this idea that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. And what I’ve always thought isn’t that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. It’s that if you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves. And growing up, I felt like a monster in some ways. I didn’t see myself reflected at all. I was like, “Yo, is something wrong with me? That the whole society seems to think that people like me don’t exist? And part of what inspired me, was this deep desire that before I died, I would make a couple of mirrors. That I would make some mirrors so that kids like me might see themselves reflected back and might not feel so monstrous for it.”—
Now look listen and please understand: all of you older cartoonists.
We are living in a new world of cartoonists who aren’t caught up with these thirty-year-late ideas of “edginess.” Exploding heads just don’t do the trick anymore, I’m sorry to break it to you. Hastily slapping gibberish dialogue into the mouths of brown characters doesn’t excite people nor does it challenge people in any way. Not anymore.
You’re boring. Racist, boring and not in any way “real.”
There is nothing real or unbridled or unfiltered about this nonsense. It’s extremely filtered. Filtered through the hacky independent comics of the 1980s, filtered through the rather privileged aesthetic tastes of the 1960s undergrounds, filtered through B-movies and action blockbusters. If art like this represents someone’s unbridled self, I’ll have the restrained version, thank you.