Afternoon Snack

Pride Month is over… get ready for Wrath Month!!


As we close out June, we’re reflecting on the oral histories of the Stonewall Rebellion, and how to honor and respect its often messy legacy.


Sina Grace opens up about writing a gay character for Marvel, with all the attendant trials and tribulations you might expect from the Big 2.


This illuminating interview with Sasha Bassett unpacks some of the statements she was quoted in for a piece at The Beat — which we linked previously — about unionizing comics. While there are a lot of challenges to face in such a project, it may not be as thorny a project as we think.


If you’d like to support great comics in the meantime, check out friend-of-Pome G. E. Gallas’s new crowdfunding campaign for The Plague and Doctor Caim! A dark comedy about a plague doctor? Sign us up!


Pivoting into current affairs, we had trouble deciding “Who Wore It Best?” between these two powerful soundtracks for Marianne Williamson’s instantly iconic debate speech. Vote in the comments? On Twitter? We really need a tie breaker over here.


Speaking of love and justice, Sailor Moon is coming back with a movie, and we are actually pretty! Excited!!!!


Hey, remember the Mad Men episode that gave us “Not great, Bob,” one of the versatile memes of all time? Wanna read a big ol’ oral history of how we got it? Of course you do.


You thought we were done with Marianne Williamson/debate content, weren’t you? I regret to inform you that you were wrong.

The task is simple. Determine whether the quotes below are from Democratic presidential primary candidate Marianne Williamson, or a character from Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid video-game series.


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Xenomorph from the 1979 film Alien
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Finding My Monsters

My fascination began with the 1979 film Alien. I was six when my parents let me watch it with them one night. The idea of an alien monster, called the Xenomorph in the movie, lurking in the vents of a spaceship was terrifying and invigorating. I wanted to know the Xenomorph’s motives. Why was the crew scared of it? Rewatching the movie as a pre-teen filled in the blanks. The crew feared the unknown, and this alien monster, for me, represented the misunderstood. I associated this monster with how I saw my body: strange, grotesque, and unnatural. It took me until my thirties to confront and reclaim my monsters.

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Afternoon Snack

If you’re still sleepy from the long weekend, we hope this sampling of links will perk you up, with no side effects! Our favorite discovery

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Roadtrip Snacks!

It’s a big national holiday in the US this week, and whether you’re driving across the state, across the street, or simply taking a mental vacation, we’ve got a little treat for you.

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