VIOLARAMA!

Aug 21

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!

Aug 20

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.  

Aug 19

Today on Festival Season: The Long and Winding Road -

festivalseasondotorg:

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"We worry about finishing all the coursework with which we’ve foolishly burdened ourselves, we obsess over where this clearly ill-advised relationship is headed. Even I, no fan of college kids even when I was one, and never the sort of student who could complain about a B, found myself…

(via anngav)

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, via gameological)

Aug 18

Today on Festival Season: The Long and Winding Road -

festivalseasondotorg:

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"We worry about finishing all the coursework with which we’ve foolishly burdened ourselves, we obsess over where this clearly ill-advised relationship is headed. Even I, no fan of college kids even when I was one, and never the sort of student who could complain about a B, found myself…

Aug 17

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…

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

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!”

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.

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.

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

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.

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!

Aug 13

Today on Festival Season: The Mucha Sutra -

festivalseasondotorg:

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"The notions that our relationships can head somewhere, that our lives can be controlled, and that we can attain perfection, are encouraged by our society’s consumerist attitude. After working towards and attaining fictional goals like grades, graduations, and quotas, we hope to gain all…

Aug 12

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!