Link Farm and Open Thread: Please Vote For Us Edition
Not many links this week — I’m really pressed for time. But feel free to leave links of your own (including self-links, and to say what you wanna say!
- The annual Locus poll. Please feel free to go over and vote for the three (3!) stories that Rachel Swirsky has listed (one under best novella, two under best short story), to vote for N K Jemisin for “Best New Novel,” and to write in “Hereville” for “Best YA Novel.” And I suppose you could also vote for other stuff, too, if you like that stuff better. :-) Anyone can vote — you don’t have to be a subscriber.
- Mythcommunication: It’s Not That They Don’t Understand, They Just Don’t Like The Answer Really excellent, research-based post about “no means no.” It’s true that no means no — but so do lots of other things, and rapists understand that, even though they pretend not to. I highly recommend this post.
- Racism as a Stylistic Choice and other Notes | The Comics Journal Outstanding article about racist images in historic comic books (and how should we judge them now?), with a lot of discussion of Eisner’s use of racist images.
- My friend Jake’s excellent comic strip “Modest Medusa” is down due to database problems at DrunkDuck, but you can still read it at Webcomics Nation!
- Cutting Medicaid means cutting care for the poor, sick and elderly
- I’m quoted, and Hereville is mentioned, in the final paragraphs of this Village Voice article about the economics of cartooning. I come off sounding like the very soul of a plucky young striver! The author, by the way, is big-name poliblogger Roy
- Drawing a woman from the inside to the outside.
- “I don’t blame Obama for being unable to change Washington. I don’t blame him for being unable to pass cap-and-trade. But I blame him for ceasing to try.”
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