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!"…

What is Left (Beer #1)

What is Left (Beer #1)

Surely I should be focused on "unpacking the work" or some such pretentiousness. That made it hard to write about What is Left because I knew I couldn't help but start by expressing how, quite simply, I am in awe of the book.…