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A few Ray Bradbury stories now from EC #Comics...
Surprise Package, by Ray Bradbury. Weird #Science no 20, EC #Comics (1953). Art by Jack Kamen.
The Million Year Picnic, by Ray Bradbury. Weird Fantasy no 21, EC #Comics (1953). Art by John Severin & Will Elder.
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Visto el interés del hilo sobre #cómics y #sindicalismo, me animo con otro sobre #anarquismo en #viñetas. Este más extenso, pues la conexión entre ambos ha sido prolífica... y destacable por su calidad en no pocas ocasiones.
Selección muy personal, seguro hay quien prefiere otros
Lectura obligada (y favorito indiscutible) es 'El arte de volar', de Altarriba y Kim @Normaeditorial, Premio Nacional de Cómic 2010, un emotivo homenaje del primero a su padre. Ojo, la obra paralela, 'El ala rota', (historia de su madre), es sensacional también.
@NormaEditorial Siguiendo con historias biográficas de militancia cenetista y guerra civil, nos encontramos con 'Jamás tendré 20 años' @NormaEditorial de Jaime Martín y 'Espacios en blanco' @Astiberri de @Miguel_artie
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SPEED TIPS FOR COMICS ARTISTS: A thread

For comics artists, especially webcomic creators, speedy drawing leads to freq. updates which lead to more story and excited readers! Here's how to draw fast, which I say is > drawing well (Let me explain)

#comics #webcomics #arttips
As long as your art isn't distractingly bad, it doesn't need to be distractingly good, either. Comics are storytelling+shorthand. If your writing is good & your depictions are recognizable, you're in good shape. You're telling a story through stylized art...what readers expect!
Well-drawn art is awesome & you CAN TOTALLY take advantage of your hard-earned skills and draw stunning panels! That wows the reader! But you don't have to make every panel this way. I find it VERY helpful to ask myself what the purpose of each of my panels is... (example next)
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Cambodia has a rich modern history of pulp art, #comics and graphic novels. Today in pulp I look at the Cambodian scene and at some of the artists who made - and continue to make - it happen! #SaturdayMotivation
Cambodian pulp art was initially influenced by the French comic strip style, and later by Indian movie posters and hindi comics. But it also maintains a strong folk-art tradition, melded with contemporary themes.
In the 1960s Cambodian artists were able to make a reasonable living illustrating both comics and book covers for the domestic market. Flower Of Love, Flame Of Suffering by Hak Chay Hok (Khmer Books) is a good example of the genre. The cover is by Hul Sophon.
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BAM!! FLYNN INTEL GROUP HILLARY OPERATIVE TO SET UP @realDonaldTrump DEC 15 2015 WIRE PIECE IN ER; OH LOOKIE HERE ITS JILL STEIN.. MORE CONNECTIONS TO HRC. KILLARY!!!! @fedupwarrior4q @madmandave1011
BAM BAM!! hey Killary on Qmap drops 1 & 2 H.C.Extradition & @TomFitton arrest the #ClintonCrimeFamily NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW- HRC quote
@fedupwarrior4q @madmandave1011
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1. Thread on Illuminati Symbols - for those not familiar with it, perhaps look on it as a pictorial language that when you learn it, reveals hidden messages. First post is the Illuminati Ball 2018 in New York vigilantcitizen.com/vigilantreport… #Illuminati #IlluminatiSymbols #Rothschild
2. Lets jump to the 2014 American Music Awards Littered With Illuminati Symbolism. Take a look and a read vigilantcitizen.com/musicbusiness/… #Illuminati #IlluminatiSymbolism #HollywoodSymbols #TaylorSwift, #IggyAzalea #JenniferLopez #Fergie #JLo
3. Now it gets more sinister as we delve into an example of mind control symbolism - Ariana Grande’s “No Tears Left to Cry”: Blatant Monarch Mind Control Symbolism vigilantcitizen.com/musicbusiness/… #MindControl #ArianaGrande #Illuminati #IlluminatiSymbolism #HollywoodSymbols #Ariana
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I gotta tell ya. All this stuff with EVS, Edwin, Mike, Doug, the die hard fans of each. WC this, Cherries that, soy ops this, schemes and scams that. Wtf. These are grown men, right? I'm about done with all of them. I can barely go on their profiles or channels anymore...
....because all they ever do is talk about their 90210 drama about who dumped who, and who betrayed the other. I'm a fan of all of them, but I'm starting to think they would rather the rest of us suffer thru this nonsense then to be adults AND TAKE IT IN PRIVATE!! We don't...
...know the full story, and we never will, and none of them are gonna tell us, so why do we have to put up with only selected info of some bs that none of us should really even care about. I used to look forward to tweets and vids from all these guys. Now I'm rolling my eyes...
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Contrary to popular perception, Amar Chitra Katha was not created by Anant Pai aka Uncle Pai & neither was it in English to begin with! The story of Amar Chitra Katha begins in Bangalore & with ಕನ್ನಡ….
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…The story of Amar Chitra Katha begins in namma Bengaluru as the brainchild of an India Book House (IBH) salesman, G.K. Ananthram who convinced his boss, IBH owner G.L. Mirchandani to let him publish books in Kannada as he felt there was lack of Indian stories at the time...
…The books ultimately became comics, & in the interestsof a quick start, Ananthram began the series – which he named Amar Chitra Katha – with translations of Disney Classics comics of fairy tales. Anant Pai at this time was with The Times of India handling Indrajal Comics…
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Indie RPG time! Back to work on @HeroisModernos where you role-play an editorial team, making a comic about superheroes, in a world were they are real and common. Very meta of us 😜

WIP of the flying stone snake god (temp name Serpentrea) This one gave a fight but getting there.
@HeroisModernos Research sketches exploring Serpentrea and its master Pitonisa
Criaturas controladas pelos vilões, no cenário que acompanha o #rpg @heroismodernos "Odeon City Comics"

Seres mitológicos com influências ibéricas/fenícias/celtas (talvez egípcias?) eram presença regular em filmes do gênero "Sword and Sandal Murders" nos 60s em Odeon City.
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Al Hartley may have been famous for his work on Archie #Comics, but in the 1970s he was drawn to a very different scene: God.

For today's #MondayMotivation I look back at Hartley's work for Spire Christian Comics - a publisher determined to spread the groovy gospel...
Spire Christian Comics was an offshoot of Spire Books, a mass-market religious paperback line launched in 1963 by the Fleming H Revell company. The point of Spire was to get religious books into secular stores, so a move into comic books in 1972 seemed a logical choice.
The idea was to create comic book versions of popular Spire Books like The Cross and the Switchblade; David Wilkinson's autobiographical tale of being a pastor in 1960s New York. It had already been turned into a film, but who could make it into a comic?
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Ei! Tá rolando campanha no @catarse da coletânea Histórias para Não Dormir, e eu participo dela com uma história escrita pelo @EricPeleias! Já deu uma olhada lá? Vou falar um pouquinho nos próximos tuites.
O link pra página da campanha tá aqui, ó👇
catarse.me/HPND2
A ideia da coletânea é bem legal, dar oportunidade pra um pessoal que tá começando a embalar na produção. Meio que uma porta de entrada pra novos artistas, e juntar com um pessoal que já tem produzido pra dar aquela moral.
Como você pode imaginar, sim é mais uma hq com Lovecraft no tema. MAAAAAS ao invés de adaptar passagens do autor ou estender alguns dos contos, os criadores do projeto optaram por pegar o climão do horror cósmico e contar histórias novas da sua própria maneira.
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I want to see strong, female characters in #comics and movies yet a lot of the time I feel like the creators miss the mark badly; giving us a "tell, not show" approach that creates paper-thin, forgettable characters. A perfect illustration of this is the new Aladdin movie. /1
Quickly I want to point out that some of my favorite characters over the years have been "tough" female characters. Ripley from Aliens. Connor from Terminator. Storm from X-Men. Donna Troy. Hell, even Dakota North. It can be done. And 100% yes... it hasn't been done enough. /2
So take the new live-action Aladdin Disney remake. And by and large, it's the same story from the 90s. The changes are extremely minor... with one BIG exception. Significant changes were made to the "problematic" character of Jasmine to make her stronger and independent. /3
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This whole sequence in Aquaman #50 will go down as one of my favorite whiplash #comics moments ever. Here's our first panel (which just begs to meme'd) where Wonder Woman is shaming some reporters for asking where some refugees come from. Note the judging third panel. 1/4
TWO PAGES later, here's Wonder Woman chatting it up with Aquaman and offering help. Oh wait, no... she's asking where they came from and making the suggestion that "Gods and Mortals don't mix". (ignoring the goofiness of saying that TO AQUAMAN). 2/4
She then proceeds to suggest that, "can't Mexico just taken them"? I mean, "can't Mera just take them?" Remember... TWO PAGES ago her comment was "it is not our custom to begin with demands of who they are or where they came from". TWO PAGES AGO! 3/4
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It’s #Monday, I’m boozing it up at a 4 seat bar, the #barkeep is a long pourer, and I’m all fucking set if I get something stuck between my teeth.👇🙃 #RandomThoughts #drinking #OutAndAbout
Shooting the shit with a friend, she’s proud to be doing well with her plants - unusual for her.

The key was a #video explaining the benefits of pruning.

She needs REASONS. She got them.

Apparently, pruning in a particular manner stimulates growth hormones.
#RandomThoughts
Of course, this led to me initiating a discussion about the #movie I just watched on Hulu, called “The German Doctor.”

The main character was Josef Mengele. #ThisHappened

People, this is why I’m known in my circles as “The Black Hole Of Conversation.” SMTH
#RandomThoughts
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This is so much bulldust. I will not have reading snobbery. My husband read “nothing but comics” like so many kids I’ve worked with. How did he do? Masters in Optical Electronics and currently working at high level in sub-sea equipment design. Some more examples below... #thread
Some examples of the outcome of unconventional readers (i.e #NotNovels) I taught a boy to read using atlases, and he only ever read those at school. Today he’s an international pilot.
I taught an illiterate child (who also had anger and low self-esteem issues) how to read using only the @BeanoOfficial - last year he passed his GCSEs.
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I've been looking at a lot of #comics/GN publishers' submission pages recently and one thing they nearly all have in common is a lack of information about what I, as a creator, might expect from a partnership.
Why would I favour x publisher over y publisher? What do they offer in terms of marketing, events, coverage? These differ greatly from publisher to publisher so wouldn't it make sense to be a bit more explicit?
Both as a story teller and in my main job as a writer of copy, one of my most important skills is to put myself in the position of a reader: what do they not know, and how can I convey it clearly? Publishers could do with a bit of that too!
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Okay, so... "The effects of comics, as measured in randomized controlled trials: a rapid review" (osf.io/hmtkp/) is going to change a bit and I'd love some feedback and/or suggestions from the #graphicmedicine @GraphicMedicine @NoetheMatt #comics #fotonovela community.
Basically, I am trying to build a regularly updated database of studies (randomized trials) involving comics (and derivatives, such as mangas, graphic novels, manhwas, webcomics, fotonovelas or bandes dessinées). This database would include summaries of studies and assessments.
In my own jargon this would be a living systematic search, data extraction and risk of bias assessments (with no introduction, no conclusions and no results section). It lies in-between a living systematic review and a repository (eg Cochrane CENTRAL).
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So here’s your comic building package for 2019!
A fully updated list of (~65) comic publisher submission guidelines. #comics #comicbooks #makecomics
jasonthibault.com/definitive-lis…
An overview of the entire (give or take) comic/GN/manga publishing universe. #comics #comicbooks #makecomics
jasonthibault.com/comic-publishe…
Here’s 45 books to get you on your way. Creatives in any field can get something out of the craft of comic making. It’s all words and pictures folks! #comics #comicbooks #makecomics
jasonthibault.com/books-for-comi…
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Very excited to hear @RLindsayComics here at @HMSCountway today on "Reclaiming the Patient Narrative through #GraphicMedicine" beginning momentarily! @MCPHSArtScience @HachetteUS @NoetheMatt Flier for @RLindsayComics's talk at Harvard Medical School
There’s pie for #PiDay!
Dien Ho of @MCPHS Center for Health Humanities thanks @NoetheMatt for today’s event and starts the talk.
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I get asked something like this at every convention and often through email or DMs: "Could you give advice on pitching ideas to companies?"
Presumably, because I've been in a position to be on the receiving end of the pitch process. Well buckle up, we're going on a short ride!
This advice is free and it's relatively simply to follow. Your mileage may vary (so many car metaphors), so I hold no responsibility here.
#1 - Check their website to make sure they accept submissions. Some will open submissions from time to time, so you may have to wait a bit.
#2 - See how they want to receive submissions (ie: link to a pitch package, attached to an email, mailed copy of package) and in what format they want that package submitted (PDF, a Word document and jpegs, physical print...that sort of thing).
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I've tried to put in to words my feelings re Brexit and how it makes me feel as a foreigner. It has resulted in this 10-part brain dump of a story.

I'm aware there are many non-Brexit stories/issues out there but this is about me.
#comics #brexit #the3million #european #danish
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It's time to start Giving #Comics back to Children with Professor Laurence Grove
We begin in Galsgow 1954, when a group of 400 children ran amok at the city's Southern Necropolis in pursuit of a vampire - and comics got the blame! A clever segue from Prof. Laurence Grove into the long history of debates around the moral value of #comics for child readers
And thus we move on to the introduction of the Comics Code and the French campaign against Mickey Mouse and his compatriots; Prof. Laurence Grove ponders how to understand this moment in the zeitgeist when #comics we're understood as being for children, but not good for them
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I hate that this needs to be posted, but here we go. The comic industry isn't dying. Sales aren't imploding. The most true thing about comics right now is that little has changed in the last 10-20 years. And that IS a problem... just not the problem we hear about. #comics /1
I completely get why some things are discouraging. Comics feel like they have changed a lot over the last ten years in particular, but in many ways comics have played it safe more than taken risks. But to a lot of readers the recent past is pretty disheartening. I get it. /2
Part of the problem is us. Me. You. We have access to a huge amount of content that 20-30 years ago was a bit harder to get. This means that amazing comics are at our beck and call whenever we want. It also means that the monthly crop of comics has no prayer of stacking up. /3
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