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#20: The tale of Raktabija – and my shadowban

Where I forget to celebrate my 20th weekly newsletter because I’m focused on Hindu mythology today – and being shadowbanned by Google. //// In a society centered on the male citizen, the feminization of monsters served to demonize women. Kiki Karoglou Amongst my reading in the past couple of weeks has been Women and Other … Read more

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#19: Wisdom from comics

This week I ponder the wisdom we receive from the stories we love. /// You can run all your life and not go anywhere. Mike For years, Social Distortion’s Ball & Chain has been a favorite song of mine. I was home from college in the summer of ‘92. And one night a friend wanted … Read more

It’s all about getting specific

#18: It’s all about getting *specific*

Where my opening quote is reflected in everything this week. /// Some things, when you get specific, apply to so many of us. Neil This was Neil’s realization after he started getting more honest & personal in his writing – personally specific & honest. People started coming up to him and telling him how they … Read more

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#17: Exposition how much I loathe thee

Let’s try something different today: starting off with a rant – followed by a segue to another rant! /// Seeing is different than being told. African proverb Not sure where I got came across this (probably Brian McDonald’s podcast) but it’s apropos for every writer & comic creator in the world. Show don’t tell, the … Read more

Process, ego, and revealing my next project

#16: Process, ego & revealing my next project

Welcome to the new shorter version of the newsletter! (Editor: NOT.) First, some good news! I have been honored with a BIPOC scholarship by the Center for Cartoon Studies! They offer scholarships for their summer workshops and I applied for Creating Graphic Novels for the Young Adult Market. I chose this to get better at … Read more

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