The Maximum Embrace

Aug 29
explore-blog:

An 11-year-old boy recreates David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest in Lego – a superb addition to these visual interpretations of the massive novel.

explore-blog:

An 11-year-old boy recreates David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest in Lego – a superb addition to these visual interpretations of the massive novel.


fygr:

This is the current location of the Eastown BP you can see Kroger in the background, that building is now the CVS. This shot is looking north.

fygr:

This is the current location of the Eastown BP you can see Kroger in the background, that building is now the CVS. This shot is looking north.


alexwrekk:

alexwrekk:

I’ve been given permission to tell the story of the person directly involved in another incident at SFZF, which I will do when I get the details.

In the mean time, my new policy is to not go to zine fests that don’t have a Safer Space Policy. I suggest others do the same.

The story is not mine to tell right now. What I can say is that there was a conflict and when one of the people left, one of the organizers belittled that person as “too sensitive”

Safer space policies are incredibly important


Aug 28

majiinboo:

  • Do not forget Michael Brown
  • Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
  • Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
  • Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
  • Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $400,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
  • Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
  • Do not forget Ferguson 

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wearepioneerspress:

autostraddle:

From “kit-cat comics and stories” number 65 by john a porcellino via pioneers press via King-cat.net

Anything by John Porcellino is great! When we were in Grand Rapids this weekend we went through Drew’s massive John P. collection and read a ton of his stuff. His Walden comic is outstanding.

Spreading the love for johnporcellino

wearepioneerspress:

autostraddle:

From “kit-cat comics and stories” number 65 by john a porcellino via pioneers press via King-cat.net

Anything by John Porcellino is great! When we were in Grand Rapids this weekend we went through Drew’s massive John P. collection and read a ton of his stuff. His Walden comic is outstanding.

Spreading the love for johnporcellino

Aug 27

crafthousegrandrapids:

Clothes. They protect you, express your personality, and generally connote your place in a broad social structure. Kate Garman, one of our Co-Op Project members, used clothing to engage ideas about home and community in the Co-Op’s latest exhibition, Thoughts of Home: Each Other’s Stories. 

This post is the first in our series that will spot-light each Co-Op artist. In talking separately with each of them I began to see how their work was connected, not just thematically, but in terms of what motivated them to explore certain topics. So I asked each artist, “where does your motivation for this most recent work originate?” 

Kate’s answer:

I had been playing with the idea of a sort of community mending service since attending the Open Engagement conference this past May, so the Mending project was one of my bigger projects that I was thinking about for the Co-op project, but it needed some work. When the second show came around to this idea of the Co-op as a group, I was interested in thinking of the five of us as a small community. How could we support one another? What could we learn from this exchange? And what would be the experience of this project? So the Mending Project ended up being this very personal relationship with someone else’s clothing, just looking through and touching each other’s clothes was very intimate. Most commonly the wear and tear of clothing is due to our love of the piece, and to touch and repair these prized possessions was a sharing of trust between all of us.” -Kate Garman

Her statement of intent follows:

“The practice of mending, normally done in one’s own home, is traditionally a solitary activity, in which one mends their own clothing. In this practice however, myself and fellow Co-op members have mended each other’s clothes. Through this exchange we have gotten close to the skin, repairing each other’s own wear and tear. This simple act of mending what is broken, has brought us closer.” -Kate Garman

-Amanda Carmer

Yay Kate!

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So I just realized that the first time I posted this, it was missing a page and out of order.  Sorry I’m bad at tumblr :(

Here is the actual full story, and you can read it at my website here:

http://comicsforsomething.com/index.php?date=2014-08-09

Thanks wearepioneerspress for reblogging this the first time!



Aug 26
grzinefest:

fanzines:

Best zine fest poster we’ve seen in a while - nice work Grand Rapids Zine Fest!

thanks!! rachel mckay drew it for us. check out her etsy!

Thanks Fanzines!!

grzinefest:

fanzines:

Best zine fest poster we’ve seen in a while - nice work Grand Rapids Zine Fest!

thanks!! rachel mckay drew it for us. check out her etsy!

Thanks Fanzines!!

(via tigerssniffingcatnip)


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