Milo Minara

I love Medusa’s posture in this, like she’s about to grab the viewers head and just mash it into her crotch…gotta love Milo

"The 7 Lords of Stormhold"

Stardust #2 cover by Charles Vess

Some gorgeous cartooning from Italian artist Giorgio Cavazzano

Fellow Portland artist Carter Pierce, doing some really impressive work.

Fellow Portland artist Carter Pierce, doing some really impressive work.

I know this is a tough pill to swallow but "white people" are not the problem. Society is the problem, and the truth of the matter is that perpetration of ignorance with more ignorance can only lead to more ignorance.

Is (N.American) society dominated by "white people" ? Yes. Is blaming all the horrible shit that happens on "white people" going to help anything change? No, it’s not. If we want this bullshit to stop then WE ALL NEED TO STEP OUR GAME UP. Quit blaming, stand up, and do something about what is wrong. Speak out against injustice in the actual, real world WE live in. Battle ignorance and cruelty with education and understanding. Get off the fucking internet for five minutes and make a statement in the community WE live in. Blaming "white people" really isn’t gonna get anyone anywhere, just make you angrier, and more likely to become another victim. Accept the fact that there are tons of people in authority who hate us. They want us dead. They want to beat us, and hurt us, and kill us. Is this right? NO. Is this acceptable? NO. Is it right that we live in a racist society? NO. Does the fact that it isn’t right change anything? NO. Does blaming “white people” for every racist incident help induce change in any meaningful way. NO. These are the facts of the world WE ALL LIVE IN, the sooner we can learn to deal and adapt the sooner we can change this shit. Stop blaming. Start doing something about it.

Rest in Peace to Michael Brown and the millions of other human beings who have been unjustly murdered.

This shit has got to stop.

Fitzcarraldo (1982) directed by Werner Herzog. This was the second film I had the pleasure of seeing on the big screen yesterday and what a wild trip it was. Not a movie that I probably would have ever chosen to view if left to my own inclinations, however, as it was selected to be a part of the Wes’s World event, I was intrigued and delighted to see this fascinating spectacle. I’m looking forward to next seeing Burden of Dreams which chronicles the making of this elaborate and laborious endeavor. 
If you live in the Portland OR area I highly recommend checking out the NW Film Center. I’ve been spending a lot of time there, seeing a ton of wonderful movies and getting educated on the world of film in the process.

Fitzcarraldo (1982) directed by Werner Herzog. This was the second film I had the pleasure of seeing on the big screen yesterday and what a wild trip it was. Not a movie that I probably would have ever chosen to view if left to my own inclinations, however, as it was selected to be a part of the Wes’s World event, I was intrigued and delighted to see this fascinating spectacle. I’m looking forward to next seeing Burden of Dreams which chronicles the making of this elaborate and laborious endeavor.

If you live in the Portland OR area I highly recommend checking out the NW Film Center. I’ve been spending a lot of time there, seeing a ton of wonderful movies and getting educated on the world of film in the process.

Cormac McCarthy’s second novel, and one of three that I’ve read this week. (I’m going through his bibliography in order). Outer Dark is fantastic… and disturbing. There is one scene near the end of the book that created such a vivid and horrifiying image in my mind that it has remained there for days, lingering on the edge of my psyche. A story that lives up to it’s ominous title. Outer Dark is a tale of  subtle country horror that stands in contrast to the gratuitous violence of Blood Meridian, and the almost comedic happenings portrayed in Child of God. An utterly compelling read, and worthy of the highest recommendation.-A.L.

5pm tonight at the NW Film Center come and see The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, as part of the ongoing Wes’s World event.

I will be there taking your tickets!

kirbymuseum:

Just so everyone knows, I’m probably the only Kirby Museum staffer who is exactly the right age to have been a completely insane Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan the first time around, and it’s entirely possible that the Donatello/Kirby “team-up” issue of the original TMNT series was one of the things which planted the seeds for my later Jack Kirby fanaticism. So, when I stumble across something like this which is not only a Jack piece that I’ve never seen, but features my favorite Turtle (Michelangelo), you can imagine how fast I hit reblog…

derekcharm:

KIRBY

(Source: de2ekcha2m)

(Reblogged from carloscrap)
The Orchard Keeper (1965) by Cormac McCarthy
Just finished reading this wonderful book today. It was difficult to get into at first and I found myself re-reading and starting chapters over several times before really gaining the understanding I felt necessary to move forward. This was however, in no way to the novel’s detriment. The language used in The Orchard Keeper (as with all of Mr. McCarthy’s work of which I am familiar ) was rich and beautiful. The scenery and characters all encapturing complexities and subtle tenderness between people, land, and social context. Five stars, absolutely beautiful work.

The Orchard Keeper (1965) by Cormac McCarthy

Just finished reading this wonderful book today. It was difficult to get into at first and I found myself re-reading and starting chapters over several times before really gaining the understanding I felt necessary to move forward. This was however, in no way to the novel’s detriment. The language used in The Orchard Keeper (as with all of Mr. McCarthy’s work of which I am familiar ) was rich and beautiful. The scenery and characters all encapturing complexities and subtle tenderness between people, land, and social context. Five stars, absolutely beautiful work.

Pay attention, this is important.