Stan Lee... whatever

Like many others in or adjacent to comics who are vocal about it to some degree, I experienced Stan Lee's death through the filter of how I was expected to feel about it by pretty much anybody further on the fringe than me.I think that's important to keep in mind throughout conversations about his legacy. Because we're not talking about a man, but we ARE talking about a legacy.…

Pre-SPX Thought Purge: Amazon is a Symptom

Some cool stuff is going to happen at SPX. Before I talk about that, let's talk about the stuff that everyone knows I have opinions on so I can talk about nothing but cool stuff later.TCJ published a piece about Amazon's upcoming presence at SPX and while it wasn't particularly in-depth, it was important that TCJ took a position on it at all (thank RJ for that), and it…

Server Upgrade

This is a test more than anything, but I just migrated servers in like 10 minutes thanks to Digital Ocean's snapshots. Fuck Up Some Comics had been running on the first VPC that I ever provisioned back in the day, but it was costing me more for less so now this server has some more horsepower.Who knows if I'll use it!Edit: I'm a huge liar, it's only 9…

Updates

Updates

I just finished updating the blog to the newest version of Ghost in preparation for... I don't know... writing more about comics again?I've been on a single project for way longer than usual, and not for the crappy reason of "I am dragging this out and just need to get my thoughts out" but instead for the reason of "oh my god nobody has written about this and all…

Degrees of Alienation

Degrees of Alienation

By building layers of empty myths and empty altruisms on top of an economically and politically broken cartooning culture, the New York Times is performing the intellectual equivalent of "Bam! Biff! Pow! Comics aren't for kids anymore!"…