A Chicago-based political action committee, Family-PAC has campaigned for voters to tell Representative Mike Smiddy to vote against last year’s proposed marriag
Hey small press comics folks: Don’t use Uline for your supplies. Apparently they also have donated big bucks to the Tea Party.
I’m not gonna tell you what to do or not do, I’m just passing this info on so you know what’s what and can make an informed decision about how to spend your fat stacks of small press comic publishing cash.
Intentional or not, comics publishers who fail to recognize a gender and race diverse fan base (and most of them do) are leaving money on the table at best and perpetuating negative stereotypes in the wider culture at worst.
One detail which I think is important that I picked up; the daughter of the woman who stood up at SDCC in 2011 and asked about female representation in DC’s New 52 lineup was dressed as Raven, from Teen Titans, not Spoiler as depicted here.
Spoiler, aka Stephanie Brown, has a tragic place in DC canon, even for a female character. Her validity as a Robin was questioned because Batman was trying to make Tim Drake, his previous ward, jealous, and she was ultimately killed when trying to pull off a plan to impress Batman failed. That’s a costume with some pretty dark connotations for a kid to be wearing, especially while her mother stands up to question DC’s editorial decisions regarding women.
Just saying: that’s not actually what was going on there.
Interesting—I thought Spoiler was an odd choice myself when I was drawing it, but I just went with the script I was given. Raven makes a lot more sense as a costume choice for a kid. Thanks for pointing that out!
I’ve decided to put both the 2012 and 2013 creepypasta entries, along with all my own spooky stories, together in a single mostly-alphabetical index.
YO IF YOU GUYS ARE LOOKING FOR A BUNCH OF KICK-ASS SCARY STORIES TO READ HERE YOU GO. There’s something like 200 creepypastas between both contests and they’re all gems. Make yourself some tea or coffee or whatever, set aside a few hours and go to town.
Actually over twice that - there are 422 stories!
That’s a little less than half of a thousand creepy stories and I still say even the least great entries I ever received are better than the majority of prior creepypasta.