X-Men on the covers of TV Guide (2000)
"Do you think anyone will notice they’re just cardboard cutouts?"
"Look, we’ve already stretched the budget to £10.50, they’ll just have to deal with it."
I was recently challenged to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and I’m really happy that something like charity could go viral and help spread good will and provide concrete donations to non-profits making positive changes, so I was excited to participate.
While I’m happy so much money has been raised for ALS, I’ve been really moved and saddened by the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, so I’ve chosen to redirect my energy towards civil rights and Michael Brown’s story.
I’ve made a donation to the ACLU, and since California is in a drought, instead of doing a video, I made an art piece about Michael Brown and how his story speaks to larger issues of human rights.
The Ride by Rodolph Guenoden
Auto reblog great comics with no dialogue.
#topsandwiches with @jesse_eisemann. The #2 from Paseo in Seattle was messy and delicious. #foodporn #jesseeisemannporn
I apologize as this comes off as disrespectful to Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin. Or their families. Or YOU, the reader. I’m not about that. That’s not why I drew this.
I am just really freaked out that 40% of Americans (and 47% of White Americans) do not think that the killings and violence in Ferguson ‘raise any racial issues.’ Fellow White Persons, this is our chance to learn. This is our chance to change.
When Trayvon Martin was murdered because Full Grown Men in America are frightened to violence by the presence black children, the dialogue turned very quickly into a conversation about gun control.
And gun control is an issue that deserves our attention.
But it won’t change the massive poverty in Black America. The arrest rate. The education statistics. The institutional, systemic, casual, or passive racism that plagues our country.
And it wouldn’t have saved Michael Brown.
Anyway. I’m sorry if this comes off as disrespectful or insincere or preachy. I’m sorry if my execution (or personality) gets in the way of what I’m trying to say. I am an imperfect artist, an imperfect person, and I am, undoubtedly, blinded to a million things by my own glaring whiteness. So this might be… Lord, this might be awful. I’m so sorry if it’s awful. Really.
But. I just keep thinking… Look, my wife is pregnant with our first child. A boy. We’re nervous, we’re excited, we’re SO ANXIOUS because what the hell do you do with babies? WE don’t know. But if we were a black family… in this country… we would be so terrified. Because we live in a nation that murders the children of black parents, puts it on the news WITH RIOTS AND TEAR GAS as decoration, and still half of us don’t even see it as a problem. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine bringing a child into that reality, to face the odds we lay out for black kids?
That would break me. I’ve never known anything like that. No one should ever know anything like that.
So let’s talk to our friends about race. Lets talk to our families. And when actual victims of racism try to tell us what’s going on in, say, a peaceful community protest as they are being gassed and shot at by cops WE SHOULD LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE THEM. Let’s talk to each other about this until we are all on the same page.
And then let’s turn the damn page.
I also think that responsible adults should be talking about this.
MS. MARVEL no. 20, october 1978, penciled by dave cockrum, inked by bob wiacek, written by chris claremont
Carol Danvers is a fox. Elizabeth Banks in a Captain Marvel movie pls?