Thursday, August 21, 2014
festivalseasondotorg:


Since the night he lost everything, Argus has stayed put, alone in the woods. Even when offered an opportunity to move away and start a new life, he maintains: “my place is here.” Although he is happy to shoot an arrow into the wolf-dragon now and then, he does not plot revenge. He just survives, day by day, living with his dog in an impressive treehouse. The story that he chooses to tell people (and himself) ends on that one tragic night.

—Jason Viola on swapping stories in Alec Longstreth’s Basewood, today on Festival Season

My new article on Festival Season about Basewood!

festivalseasondotorg:

Since the night he lost everything, Argus has stayed put, alone in the woods. Even when offered an opportunity to move away and start a new life, he maintains: “my place is here.” Although he is happy to shoot an arrow into the wolf-dragon now and then, he does not plot revenge. He just survives, day by day, living with his dog in an impressive treehouse. The story that he chooses to tell people (and himself) ends on that one tragic night.

—Jason Viola on swapping stories in Alec Longstreth’s Basewood, today on Festival Season

My new article on Festival Season about Basewood!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
corinnemucha:

I did an interview with Rebecca Viola for the new comics website, Festival Season!  Read it here. 
Also on Festival Season:  an article about my work as it connects to mindfulness, by Jason Viola.  
I’m getting very excited that SPX is coming up!  I’ll be there with the Secret Acres gang, singing some songs that no one wants to hear.  

corinnemucha:

I did an interview with Rebecca Viola for the new comics website, Festival Season!  Read it here. 

Also on Festival Season:  an article about my work as it connects to mindfulness, by Jason Viola.  

I’m getting very excited that SPX is coming up!  I’ll be there with the Secret Acres gang, singing some songs that no one wants to hear.  

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
robkirbycomics:

Final cover image for PRATFALL (rendered with colored paper & gluestick) which stars a stellar line up of alt-comics klutzes - coming soon to an expo near you!  (Ordering info coming soon, I promise)

robkirbycomics:

Final cover image for PRATFALL (rendered with colored paper & gluestick) which stars a stellar line up of alt-comics klutzes - coming soon to an expo near you!  (Ordering info coming soon, I promise)

natbrut:

SALE! is Nat. Brut’s first ever print supplement! We’re compiling a newsprint publication similar to the coupon supplements you find in your Sunday newspaper. It will be composed entirely of fake advertisements; i.e. vintage ads, newspaper classifieds, coupons, local business phonebook ads, etc. Deadline: August 28th, 2014 at noon. 
SUBMIT today!

natbrut:

SALE! is Nat. Brut’s first ever print supplement! We’re compiling a newsprint publication similar to the coupon supplements you find in your Sunday newspaper. It will be composed entirely of fake advertisements; i.e. vintage ads, newspaper classifieds, coupons, local business phonebook ads, etc. Deadline: August 28th, 2014 at noon. 

SUBMIT today!

(Source: boohooray)

Monday, August 18, 2014 Sunday, August 17, 2014
zpxlng:

Do you spend more time on the internet than you should? Does the sudden brutal stabbing murder of a loved one give you feels? Can you remember at least one incident from high school that bothered you in some way? Relax; you’re not crazy — you’re an introvert! Welcome to the club!
Still not sure? Take a look at these telltale signs, compiled by someone who nearly looked up ‘introvert’ in a dictionary.
You might be an Introvert if…
You read books
Only introverts know how to read. If you enjoy this quirky, archaic pastime, you might just be an introvert!
You go shopping by yourself
Sure, it seems pretty ‘weird’, but you can do without the normal entourage required to pop down the shops for milk and bread. You see a gang of twelve to fifteen fashionable kids crowded in the freezer aisle, gabbing into their mobile phones while all cooperatively picking up the same packet of frozen peas and placing it into their single shared trolley and think, “No thanks; I like cats!”
You like cats
Or dogs. Or one single dog. Anything mammalian, really, and birds too even. Most people punch a baby rabbit in the face every morning before breakfast, so if you see a baby rabbit and go, “Aw, so cute,” you’re probably an introvert.
You like to stay at home
Normal people literally explode if they stay in the same room for more than an hour, which is why they’re always dancing in the street, paragliding, swimming to the moon etc. If you get home from a hard day’s work and just want to relax on the couch with a hot cup of tea, guess what, you big ol’ introvert? That’s right it means you are one.
You’re intelligent, creative and thoughtful
Wouldn’t you know it, introverts are all of these! Heaps more than the average ‘popular’ moron.
You have a rich inner world
Your inner world is just so rich, what with all of your observations about things; it’s a pity most people are too busy going “Blah blah blah, shopping, television!” to notice. But someone willing to humbly defer to your hidden genius will discover that you are a brilliant conversationalist who knows about a band.
You need your quiet time and personal space
Extroverts sometimes run up to you, wild-eyed, and just start yelling; just “AAAAARGH!!! AAAAAAAAARGH!!!” at the top of their lungs, their face an inch away from your own. Most people would be like, “Who’s this sexy extrovert? I wanna get down with this person,” but an introvert like you is more likely to think, “Yikes! I’m uncomfortable.”
So if you’re an introvert, don’t worry! There are others like you, out there somewhere, suffering the same nearly-monthly indignity of people saying, “Are you okay?” or “Wow, you came!” to them. Just remember: being an introvert makes you special and interesting, like a black or a gay. Let’s show some introvert pride!

zpxlng:

Do you spend more time on the internet than you should? Does the sudden brutal stabbing murder of a loved one give you feels? Can you remember at least one incident from high school that bothered you in some way? Relax; you’re not crazy — you’re an introvert! Welcome to the club!

Still not sure? Take a look at these telltale signs, compiled by someone who nearly looked up ‘introvert’ in a dictionary.

You might be an Introvert if…

  • You read books

Only introverts know how to read. If you enjoy this quirky, archaic pastime, you might just be an introvert!

  • You go shopping by yourself

Sure, it seems pretty ‘weird’, but you can do without the normal entourage required to pop down the shops for milk and bread. You see a gang of twelve to fifteen fashionable kids crowded in the freezer aisle, gabbing into their mobile phones while all cooperatively picking up the same packet of frozen peas and placing it into their single shared trolley and think, “No thanks; I like cats!”

  • You like cats

Or dogs. Or one single dog. Anything mammalian, really, and birds too even. Most people punch a baby rabbit in the face every morning before breakfast, so if you see a baby rabbit and go, “Aw, so cute,” you’re probably an introvert.

  • You like to stay at home

Normal people literally explode if they stay in the same room for more than an hour, which is why they’re always dancing in the street, paragliding, swimming to the moon etc. If you get home from a hard day’s work and just want to relax on the couch with a hot cup of tea, guess what, you big ol’ introvert? That’s right it means you are one.

  • You’re intelligent, creative and thoughtful

Wouldn’t you know it, introverts are all of these! Heaps more than the average ‘popular’ moron.

  • You have a rich inner world

Your inner world is just so rich, what with all of your observations about things; it’s a pity most people are too busy going “Blah blah blah, shopping, television!” to notice. But someone willing to humbly defer to your hidden genius will discover that you are a brilliant conversationalist who knows about a band.

  • You need your quiet time and personal space

Extroverts sometimes run up to you, wild-eyed, and just start yelling; just “AAAAARGH!!! AAAAAAAAARGH!!!” at the top of their lungs, their face an inch away from your own. Most people would be like, “Who’s this sexy extrovert? I wanna get down with this person,” but an introvert like you is more likely to think, “Yikes! I’m uncomfortable.”

So if you’re an introvert, don’t worry! There are others like you, out there somewhere, suffering the same nearly-monthly indignity of people saying, “Are you okay?” or “Wow, you came!” to them. Just remember: being an introvert makes you special and interesting, like a black or a gay. Let’s show some introvert pride!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Today on Festival Season: The RIPE Stuff

festivalseasondotorg:

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Jason and Cara's prose-and-comics impressions of Providence’s inaugural RIPExpo, where a punk spirit flourished in stately establishment digs (and where they found more great comics than Po the cat knows what to do with).

http://www.festivalseason.org/reports/the-ripe-stuff/

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I collaborated with badgigi on this ripexpo write-up!