The sidebar is now full of all the cool stuff I’ve been working on lately for all the cool people I’ve been working for. Our SXSW panel went great — check out the list of resources and links at Graphic Journos. Here’s the little video I made as a proof of concept of my Occupy Oakland reporting — more of these are in the pipeline.
Just a brief note to let y’all know there’s free shipping in my comics store from now until my closets are a bit less full. I’m moving to a new place in Oakland this weekend, and I’d prefer not to carry this all with me!
Of particular note may be that the new Census book is now available in the store — 44 black and white pages for $5. I’ll post a picture as soon as I can find the card reader for my camera…
Today I published my first cartoon for the international syndicate Cartoon Movement. You can check it out on their site, alongside the work of many other talents from around the world. I’m excited about Cartoon Movement and what they’ll be doing for comics journalism with their Euros, so stay tuned. I especially like that one of their first cartoon collections is dedicated to hunger.
I think this is about as close to a classic editorial cartoon as I’ve ever gotten. Please don’t expect any labeled donkeys and elephants from me any time soon, though…
I will probably be posting again before the New Year (there is so much in the pipeline!), but if for some reason I find myself waylaid by drink and revelry: thank you so much to everyone who has been reading all year, and expect much more in 2011! New illustrated work for the SF Appeal and the Awl, plus other more secret projects are very soon to come…
Consider this another reminder to subscribe to Harper’s Weekly Review as soon as Webly possible (or you can just read them all at the archives). They have real sweet kickers. e.g.
“Israel’s Supreme Court ruled in favor of the destruction of parts of an ancient Muslim cemetery, where some of Saladin’s warriors are buried, to make way for a new Frank Gehry-designed $250 million Museum of Tolerance.”
Using my deductive reasoning and also this helpful government Web site, I’ve concluded that San Francisco is clearly next (but I’m not feeling much better about my former plan to defect to the East Bay…).
So would another 3.5er just knock books off shelves or would it sink the Marina? I know which one I’m crossing my fingers for.
A recent study by Montreal’s Concordia University has shown that rats choose mates much not at all like people: the men prefer the hard-to-get, not the slutty one. This “Montreal male” referred to in the article has clearly been schooled in the Annihilation Method: he knows what it takes to lure a quality lady these days. I’m going to call this rat… Modele. So this Modele, he likes a classy woman, right? La modestie, that really turns him on. Or is it just the thrill of the chase? Is it all a terrible Game?! Or is Modele playing right into the hands of those damn Rules women…
“When you really don’t like a guy, they’re all over you, and as soon as you act like you like them, they’re no longer interested,” generation-spokeslady Beyonce says of the Rules. Well, shit! If only Mrs. Brisby hadn’t thrown herself at Justin all the time, maybe things could’ve worked out differently.
Apparently “weird man” Bob Dylan has been hanging around an unnamed Calabasas elementary school and scaring the young children (including his own grandson, Jakob?) with his guitar–and maybe also with that hat.
Considering these are the kinds of children who will, in a few short years, be hanging out at the Commons and listening to Incubus (and a few short years later be kicked out of the Commons for smoking cigarettes and still listening to Incubus), it’s not too surprising that Dylan is too “weird” for them. That being said, I think he’s a little too weird for me, too.
Anyway, this kind of de facto music class is an interesting move on the part of the Las Virgines School District. I look forward to little scion Jakob Dylan’s progression through the system: perhaps the 2017 CHS musical will be The Times They Are A-Changin’? They could get the rights super-cheap–you know how they roll in C-town.
Susie Cagle has worked with the Guardian, the Atlantic, AlterNet, Truthout, & many others on illustrated reportage, investigative stories, infographics, blog posts, & a lot of other cool stuff. She'd like to work with you too.