“My younger brother killed himself when he was sixteen. He found my Dad’s old gun in the ceiling panels of the office. The strange thing is, when he came home from school that day, my grandmother was cooking in the kitchen, and he asked her to make him a plate. Then before she could finish, he was dead. So we wonder, maybe he was just playing with the gun and it accidentally went off. There wasn’t a note or anything. My biggest regret is that he’d recently asked me for money to sign up for Tae Kwon Do lessons. And I always gave him money when he asked. But this time I didn’t, because I was newly married and we were pinching pennies. I always wonder if he’d have learned something in those lessons that would have changed his view of life.”
this reminds me of an episode of This American Life
Doing the Right Thing for Eric Garner
Jelani Cobb on Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” and the cinematic sense of déjà vu: http://nyr.kr/1nb8qkR
“The images remain familiar twenty-five years later because time has passed but in crucial ways our context has scarcely changed at all.”
Above: A memorial for Eric Garner at the site where he died. Photograph by Mark Peterson/Redux
There are only 18 copies left of the St. George zine left in the world. Here’s a video of the contents. If you order now, we’ll include a copy of Anthony Cudahy’s Where Do You Go To?
Other Bedrooms will also include that zine for new orders.
now there is only 13 left! get thissssaaaahhhhhh
i have a piece in the st george book!
Quick assignment for the NY Times Letters to the Editor, out in today’s paper. The topic is about the recent Supreme Court decision to strike down abortion clinic buffer zones on the grounds of “free speech” (you can read the original article reporting the decision here, and the Letters section here). Previously, protesters had to stay 35ft away from the entrances to abortion clinics (a distance at which they were still able to exercise their ‘right’ to scream and harass) but now they will be allowed to do it directly in the faces of women seeking medical treatment.
Thanks to my AD Nathan Huang. This was an assignment I felt pretty strongly about. If the Letters section wasn’t neutral ground, you can bet I would have drawn the protestors differently in this piece.
whatever sansa you suck everyone hates you.
Wow. I really hope that was the sort of sarcasm or idgaf attitude that people think is cool on tumblr and not meant to be taken at face value. Because after seeing this featured in an old article and spending 45 minutes sifting through the artist’s blog to find the source, it really turns me off of what I thought was a gorgeous piece, and I really don’t even want the comment on my blog. But I did want the art on my blog and I don’t want flayed for “deleting artist comments” so. Meh. =/
i drew/wrote this two years ago and
i’ve been pretty honest to friends abt how much i used to hate sansa, and how much i respect and like her now
Girls Just Wanna Play Baseball for The New York Times.
one of the most fun assignments I’ve ever worked on :)
゜｡* Melt Channel poster by Kris Mukai *｡゜
! I forgot to reblog this band poster I drew a while ago! Thanks, Melt!
i haven’t been drawing lately but i have been making some maps in RPG maker