Afternoon Snack

Another week, another crisis, another palate-cleansing Afternoon Snack to power you up and get you ready for the ongoing daily battle that is life!


To kick things off, if you’re trying to figure out a way to help Louisiana in the wake of Hurrican Ida, allow us to suggest a donation to Imagine Water Works?


As we eagerly await the arrival of ValiDate, may we offer a humble request for all our talented friends to consider making a #ValiDateSona?


Dear POME pal Shing Yin Khor has a new short comic up on Catapult on feeling at home in airports which we loved!


If you’re a Succession fan, you are going to love Hunter Harris’s on-location profile of the Succession cast for Vulture.


Here’s a satisfying piece we’ve been eagerly anticipating amidst the wave of comics creators moving to Substack: Gita Jackson writes for Motherboard on why it’s nearly impossible for comics writers and artists to make money.


Extremely relevant and useful for discussions on making money as a truly independent creative, free from the machinations of platforms like Patreon and OnlyFans: Karl Kerschl shares “How I Built My Own Patreon Alternative.”


As we enter September and take a bit of a breather in anticipation of Labor Day, here’s either a very immediate or aspirational vibe for the week:

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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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