Women Warriors series by maxre
A women only archery competition in North Japan.
FKA twigs #throughglass
Look at what came in the mail.
Artist Sarah DeRemer stepped up the weirdness factor of some of your favorite food with her new series “Animal Food,” which photoshops popular animals as fruits and vegetables.
They’re simultaneously disturbing and mesmerizing!
Handmade Swords - Vardhllokur (Spirit Song)
- Maker: Jake Powning
- Medium: steel, oak, bitch, bronze, silver
- Measurements: overall length 86.4 cm; weight 1.275 kg
Vardhllokur is a pattern-welded Viking sword with ancient bog-oak grip. The scabbard is yellow birch with Mammen style ornamentation while the hilt is bronze with silver and copper wire accents.
The Durham County Library, in their infinite wisdom, has invited me to be a guest at Durham Comics Fest at the Southwest Regional Library (3605 Shannon Road) this weekend. It is a pretty collection of guests that I am a part of, so I looking forward to this appearance to ridiculous degree. Should be tons of fun.
I’ll be doing a Teen Costuming Workshop at 4:00 pm on Friday at the Southwest Regional Library (3605 Shannon Road). I will be showing the assembled young adults how to make a superhero cowl of their very own. As you can see by the one above modeled by my friend Sara, once could use this pattern to mimic existing heroes, or to come up with a character of their very own. Space is limited on this, so sadly, registration required. Call 919-560-8590 to reserve your spot. No previous sewing experience required, though a familiarity of how to use scissors would extremely useful.
On Saturday at 12:00 pm is “Writing for Artists, Drawing for Writers,” a panel discussion with me and Brian Shearer about creating comics. We’ll both have books for sale and be signing afterwards. Unlike the workshop, there is no age limit on this event. Comics lovers of all ages are all should come as we dig in the nitty-gritty of creating a story with words and pictures.
I’ve always said that if left to my own devices I’d just end up talking about Batman, and the DCF is putting my years of Batman Studies to the test. At 4:30 pm on Saturday, I’ll be discussing “The Many Faces of Batman,” delving into why this frankly bizarre character has lasted for 75 years, and why there seems to be no story you can’t drop the Caped Crusader into, from street-level noir to epic outer-space adventure. This talk is recommended for adults and teens, but kids are welcome too. I’ll be throwing around some academic terminology, but the end of the day, I’m still talking about Batman.
North Carolina is my old stomping grounds, so its exciting to have an excuse to be back. Hope to see you there!
“Science fiction doesn’t predict the future. It offers a significant distortion of the present.”
– Samuel R. Delany, in John Akomfrah’s “The Last Angel of History”. (via lifefiction)
Forget clown masks, Nixon masks, all that - do this and you will never be caught.
Costume designed by Terry Dresbach for Caitriona Balfe as Claire Beauchamp in Outlander (2014-)