Author Archives: Ampersand

On Christian Marclay’s “Rriippp” And Swiping From Comics

A page from the first issue of a comic book called O.M.A.C.. The credits for that issue: Okay, now here’s a print by a very famous artist named Christian Marclay. (You may have heard of Marclay’s film “The Clock,” which … Continue reading

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Brief note on Gal Gadot’s Zionism and the Wonder Woman movie

I don’t care about Gal Godot’s military service or her political views. If Wonder Woman is a good movie, then it’s a good movie. I don’t want a society in which we automatically boycott people because they’ve taken the other … Continue reading

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Cartoon: White Priorities

If you like these cartoons, please support them on Patreon. You can also read lots and lots more cartoons there, whether you’re a supporter or not. * * * Odd trivia: Anti-racist cartoons are by far the ones that are … Continue reading

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Open Thread and Link Farm, Worldwide Kitty Edition

Thanks to Grace for suggesting the header: Many of these links I gathered before I went on my east coast trip – which is to say, two weeks ago or more. I wonder if any of them have aged badly … Continue reading

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Cartoon: The Hunt For Voter Fraud

Read the comic on Fusion! TRANSCRIPT OF COMIC Panel 1 A rather cliched-looking hunter, a white man wearing a thick vest with many pockets and a plaid cap with earflaps, is creeping through a woodsy area, holding a rifle and … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Elections and politics, Race, racism and related issues | 53 Comments  

I’m at TCAF today and tomorrow – if you’re in Toronto, please say hi

I’m going to be at TCAF (which stands for Toronto Comics Arts Fest) today and tomorrow, at table 202 on the second floor. It’s free to attend, so if you’re in Toronto, I hope you’ll come say hi. I’ll have … Continue reading

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New Cartoon on The Nib: “On The Thirteenth Amendment”

Originally published by The Nib.

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Cartoon: Hiring

If you enjoy these cartoons, please support them on Patreon. Transcript of cartoon: Panel 1 The panel shows two white men; one is wearing a turtleneck shirt, the other is wearing a necktie with a sweatervest. Both are balding, but … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Environmental issues, Media criticism | 15 Comments  

Peter S Beagle, author of “The Last Unicorn,” is in dire need! Here are three ways you can help. (UPDATED)

Peter S. Beagle, the author of three novels that were foundational for me (The Last Unicorn, A Fine and Private Place and The Folk of the Air), and many other novels and stories, is having financial trouble – trouble severe … Continue reading

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New Comic Strip: “If It Looks Like A Duck”

I have a new comic up at The Nib today! This is a very unusual comic strip for me – it’s autobio, a genre I almost never do. It’s about what happened to me when I took a job playing … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Feminism, sexism, etc, Homophobic zaniness/more LGBTQ issues, Men and masculinity | 8 Comments