- Why Internet Jerks Aren’t Going to Win, And You Can Help
Depression Quest designer Zoe Quinn joined me on stage at PAX East 2014 to talk about the Internet, and how we can make things just a tiny bit better. Here’s the full video from that panel, and if you want to listen to an audio version, that’s available here. As someone that struggles with attending PAX, given its history, I try my damndest to do good while I’m there. This panel is part of that.
The Magician and the Snake: Mike and Katie Mignola (2003).
In honor of the Hallow E’en, he’s some Mike Mignola for you all. Well, in truth, the story was by his daughter, Katie. She won an Eisner for Best Short Story for it, too, making her by far the youngest recipient of the award. Runs in the family, it seems. Here’s an interview with the then-7-year-old on the Dark Horse website/blog:
"I don’t remember much about how I came up with the story other than that I painted a picture of a snake yelling at a bunch of shapes. I didn’t put any more thought into it until my dad asked me what I did at school that day and I told him about the picture. I made up the entire story on the spot and my dad said that he would like to use it in a comic. Over the course of a few months my dad drew the story, changing small details as he went such as the monkey king, which wasn’t in my original story. There were a few things that I wouldn’t let him change such as the magician’s style (he wanted him to be a parlor magician and I wanted a classic stars and moons magician) and the death of the magician. My dad suggested that the magician turn the snake into a lion so that he could eat the shapes and save the magician but I, for some reason, said that the magician had to die at the end."
Beautiful story, beautiful artwork.
This is the best comic I ever read
Ha ha ha what is even happening
Every time I pay my bills with money made from drawing lesbian porn, gay rights is advanced a little bit. This is gonna pay a lot of bills for me. Gonna advance gay rights so hard.
Agreed!!! I am so inspired to make more lesbian porn!!!
Tall tall building!
Tall tall building who?
I’m just a building. I don’t even have any name. I think I will just sit still.
Poop poop toilet.
Poop poop toilet who?
(CACOPHONOUS GALES OF LAUGHTER)
Congratulations to @ericcolossal on his deal with ABRAMS/Amulet Books for fantasy cooking graphic novel Rutabaga the Adventure Chef!
Amulet Gets Cooking with Colossal
Eric Colossal sold world rights to his fantasy graphic novel series, Rutabaga the Adventure Chef, to Carol Burrell at Amulet Books. The series follows an “adventure chef” named Rutabaga, who travels to a “fantasy land” to find bizarre ingredients to cook in his enchanted cauldron. The first book in the series, due out in March 2015, will include pages straight out of Rutabaga’s cookbooks, with recipes that readers can make at home, such as “Chocolate Peanut Butter Pots” and “Perfect Pep Potion.” Charlie Olsen of InkWell Management brokered the two-book deal.
(via Publishers Weekly Book Deals: Week of April 14, 2014)
I can finally announce what I’ve been working on! Rutabaga has been picked up by Amulet Books!
I am currently coloring the ENTIRE BOOK and I think it’s going to look really amazing! Above is a sample of what the coloring might look like.
I’m super excited and can’t wait for everyone to see it!