Afternoon Snack

Not in the mood to think about how it’s March again / still March? Perfect! Kick back with us and keep your mind off of the circular nature of time with a gently pensive Afternoon Snack.


POME fave Anne Helen Petersen is back at it with incisive public thinking on the “hollow middle class,” this time with a long essay in Vox on student loan forgiveness. If you need a new strategy for talking about the latest mass transfer of wealth from the younger generations to the older, and why that’s really bad, actually, look no further.


We really enjoyed this Bowie clip shared by writer and artist Ramzee, speaking concisely and elegantly on the commodification of art:


Speaking of art commodities, cartoonist and illustrator Nilah Magruder is running a survey for picture book and graphic novel illustrators, seeking information on completion timelines to form a better overall picture of compensation for illustrators, which has traditionally remained opaque and difficult to access. Whether you’d like to contribute data or keep an eye out for the eventual results, check it out!


Elsewhere in the comics world, we were very excited to learn that Drawn & Quarterly is putting out a new book by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki, about young women navigating their early twenties in New York City. 2023, we are officially ready for you!


And for our closing vibe: a virtual Pokémon concert! LOOK AT THE BIG PIKACHU.

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Afternoon Snack

It’s dark, it’s cold, it’s about to be year three of a global pandemic! Let’s huddle around the ol’ virtual trash fire of internetland for warmth with this week’s Afternoon Snack.

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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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