Exhale by The-Inner-Observer
"He exhaled his darkness like the constellations…"
Watercolor and ink on 140lb watercolor paper
Star Wars art by Raymond Swanland.
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Spaceship fantasies from the 70’s Russian magazine Technology-Youth.
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I love Tina Belcher.
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It cheers me to imagine that the air that once powered me could power others, to believe that the breath that enables me to engrave these words could one day flow through someone else’s body. I do not delude myself into thinking that this would be a way for me to live again, because I am not that air, I am the pattern that it assumed, temporarily. The pattern that is me, the patterns that are the entire world in which I live, would be gone.
—Excerpt from “Exhalation” by Ted Chiang.
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One reason that people have artist’s block is that they do not respect the law of dormancy in nature. Trees don’t produce fruit all year long, constantly. They have a point where they go dormant. And when you are in a dormant period creatively, if you can arrange your life to do the technical tasks that don’t take creativity, you are essentially preparing for the spring when it will all blossom again.
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2012 Favorite Books & Comics.
This is the time of year where you start seeing a lot of Best-of lists. I love making lists. It occurred to me that I never made one for my favorite books and comics before. Thanks to GoodReads keeping track of what I have read and when, I was able to whip up a list of my favorites from 2012*. I read a lot of good books last year and I wanted to give them their due praise. My 2013 list will be forthcoming.
1. Alias - Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Gaydos
2. Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut
3. New X-Men - Grant Morrison & numerous artists
Astonishing X-Men - Joss Whedon & John Cassaday
4. Daytripper - Gabriel Ba & Fabio Moon
5. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic - Alison Bechdel
6. The Authority - Warren Ellis & Bryan Hitch, Mark Millar & Frank Quitely
7. Bloodchild and Other Stories - Octavia Butler
8. Habibi - Craig Thompson
9. Lilith’s Brood - Octavia Butler
10. Y: The Last Man - Brian K. Vaughan & Pia Guerra
* You will noticed that not a single one of these books was published in 2012. That is because this list is based on when I read them.
March 21st - July 21 2013. Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.
Image: Wangechi Mutu, Family Tree, 2012
“‘Q.U.E.E.N.’ definitely is an acronym,” Monae explains during an interview at Fuse HQ. “It’s for those who are marginalized.” She says the “Q” represents the queer community, the “U” for the untouchables, the “E” for emigrants, the second “E” for the excommunicated and the “N” for those labeled as negroid.
"It’s for everyone who’s felt ostracized," she adds. "I wanted to create something for people who feel like they want to give up because they’re not accepted by society."