Afternoon Snack

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September 24, 2018 at 12:59 pm

Apropos of nothing, no reason at all, just daydreaming, here are ten paintings of Judith beheading Holofernes, ranked.

Beloved cartoonist Kate Beaton speaks out on grieving her sister Becky, and her belief that Becky would still be alive if her doctors had just listened to her. Warning: do not read this unless you are prepared for lots of tears, and possibly an existential crisis.

Jane Hu muses on the mystery movie in the contemporary era, examining how identity formation online functions as identity obfuscation in Searching.

This week, we learned that Girl Scouts can earn a “Cadette Comic” comics creator badge! If you have skills you want to share, which sounds like the Most Fun, hit up your local troupe!

Jenny Nicholson examines the evidence, concludes definitely that Bert and Ernie are gay, despite official Sesame Street propaganda.

As news outlets scrambled to grapple with the fact that Bert and Ernie are gay, we learned from the Guardian that the “very handsome” muppeteer who played Snuffleupagus, Richard Hunt, was actually gay.

The guy who naps with cats at the pet sanctuary is a true hero, and will not be beheaded in the Judithian Uprisings of 2018.

We are VERY EXCITED that Kakukaku Shikajika, by Princess Jellyfish author Akiko Higashimura, is finally getting an official English translation. Like, EXTREMELY EXCITED!!!!!!

And hey, while you’re waiting for a true shōjo masterpiece to get translated, why don’t you throw money at the Hana Doki Kira Volume 2 Kickstarter, inspired by its creators’ love for shōjo manga??

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