Ales Kot is a writer. His graphic novel debut, 'Wild Children', arrived to rave reviews and commercial success in July 2012. And since he's writing this bio:


Hi, this is me, showing myself to you. I write stories that are alive inside me because I believe in love and because stories are communication and communication is how love moves.


I write all kinds of stories; the umbrella term of "speculative fiction" is probably the most fitting one, if you want such a thing.


Kot has been described as "one of the most mental writers of the last hundred years", "a national disgrace", "a master of propaganda" and "the star child".


I made up most of the previous sentence.


Come with me. It will be a journey.


http://www.aleskot.net/

nuuro:

Kneeling Man Embracing a Standing Woman, Gustav Vigeland

nuuro:

Kneeling Man Embracing a Standing Woman, Gustav Vigeland

andreawk:

devo estar na vibe das fotos eróticas…essa imagem lindíssima da década de 1970, feita por fotógrafo(a) que desconheço (quem souber, favor informar!), mostra os então amantes Serge Gainsbourg, popular cantor francês, e a atriz e cantora britânica Jane Birkin.

andreawk:

devo estar na vibe das fotos eróticas…
essa imagem lindíssima da década de 1970, feita por fotógrafo(a) que desconheço (quem souber, favor informar!), mostra os então amantes Serge Gainsbourg, popular cantor francês, e a atriz e cantora britânica Jane Birkin.

What does it mean when a culture assigns net worth to human beings

From Secret Avengers #3. Uncolored panel. Drawn, as usual, by Michael Walsh. Artaud Derrida enters the scene.

From Secret Avengers #3. Uncolored panel. Drawn, as usual, by Michael Walsh. Artaud Derrida enters the scene.

comicgenesis:

Matt Taylor's pinup for Genesis.
Our little GN is in stores today, and Matt’s art is joined by work from Chris Visions, Travel Foreman, Tommy Lee Edwards, Robert Ball, Artyom Trakhanov and Joseph Bergin III. Matt, myself and Robert Ball will be at London’s Forbidden Planet on Saturday to sign their exclusive Ian McQue variant and whatever you bring.
Genesis is designed and drawn by me, colored by Jason Wordie, lettered by Jon Babcock, written by Nathan Edmondson and published by Image Comics. We hope you like it.


This is the guy behind ZERO #7.

comicgenesis:

Matt Taylor's pinup for Genesis.

Our little GN is in stores today, and Matt’s art is joined by work from Chris Visions, Travel Foreman, Tommy Lee Edwards, Robert Ball, Artyom Trakhanov and Joseph Bergin III. Matt, myself and Robert Ball will be at London’s Forbidden Planet on Saturday to sign their exclusive Ian McQue variant and whatever you bring.

Genesis is designed and drawn by me, colored by Jason Wordie, lettered by Jon Babcock, written by Nathan Edmondson and published by Image Comics. We hope you like it.

This is the guy behind ZERO #7.

zdarsky:

HOLY COWToday’s the day! SEX CRIMINALS: ONE WEIRD TRICK is out! AND it’s only $9.99! MADNESS.I’ll be doing a signing at The Beguiling from 6pm-9pm tonight AND, SURPRISE, a noon-1pm signing at Silver Snail on Yonge!
So, you may have some questions. Here I am to answer them.Chip, I already bought issues 1-5, why the fuck would I buy this?
Great question! Don’t appreciate the cussing!Well, THIS volume has fun backup stuff, like our MASTER SEX MOVE LIST, process pages, a radio drama, Hardon Fink outtakes, and the cute doodles above! Also, its $9.99! Buy TWO.The why the fuck did I buy the individual issues?
Again, please stop cussing.Because you’re a true supporter of the comic arts and you don’t want shit spoiled like its Game of Thrones night on twitter. Also, our fun letters pages are NOT in the collection! Those are fun, yeah? Sure are!
Thanks, Chip, you’re a fuckin’ cutie.THAT IS ACCEPTABLE CUSSING.
Also, yesterday SEXCRIMZ was nominated for Eisner Awards in the Best New Series and Best Continuing Series categories. AND Matt is up for Best Writer, against his wife, which means I get to sit at their table in San Diego and see how that plays out! This is all amazing and I’m overwhelmed by everyone’s support for our pee-pee hoo-hah comic. I know I make a lot of jokes here on tumblr.com, but it really means a lot. Thanks, guys.Love,Chip

zdarsky:

HOLY COW

Today’s the day! SEX CRIMINALS: ONE WEIRD TRICK is out! AND it’s only $9.99! MADNESS.

I’ll be doing a signing at The Beguiling from 6pm-9pm tonight AND, SURPRISE, a noon-1pm signing at Silver Snail on Yonge!

So, you may have some questions. Here I am to answer them.

Chip, I already bought issues 1-5, why the fuck would I buy this?

Great question! Don’t appreciate the cussing!
Well, THIS volume has fun backup stuff, like our MASTER SEX MOVE LIST, process pages, a radio drama, Hardon Fink outtakes, and the cute doodles above! Also, its $9.99! Buy TWO.

The why the fuck did I buy the individual issues?

Again, please stop cussing.
Because you’re a true supporter of the comic arts and you don’t want shit spoiled like its Game of Thrones night on twitter. Also, our fun letters pages are NOT in the collection! Those are fun, yeah? Sure are!

Thanks, Chip, you’re a fuckin’ cutie.

THAT IS ACCEPTABLE CUSSING.

Also, yesterday SEXCRIMZ was nominated for Eisner Awards in the Best New Series and Best Continuing Series categories. AND Matt is up for Best Writer, against his wife, which means I get to sit at their table in San Diego and see how that plays out! This is all amazing and I’m overwhelmed by everyone’s support for our pee-pee hoo-hah comic. I know I make a lot of jokes here on tumblr.com, but it really means a lot. Thanks, guys.

Love,
Chip

hellomuller:

ZERO #7 with art by matttaylordraws is in stores next week. Variant cover (white logo) art by Sean Phillips.

hellomuller:

ZERO #7 with art by matttaylordraws is in stores next week. Variant cover (white logo) art by Sean Phillips.

One trend we have noticed, with growing apprehension, is the ease with which the language of decolonization has been superficially adopted into education and other social sciences, supplanting prior ways of talking about social justice, critical methodologies, or approaches which decenter settler perspectives. Decolonization, which we assert is a distinct project from other civil and human rights-based social justice projects, is far too often subsumed into the directives of these projects, with no regard for how decolonization wants something different than those forms of justice. Settler scholars swap out prior civil and human rights based terms, seemingly to signal both an awareness of the significance of Indigenous and decolonizing theorizations of schooling and educational research, and to include Indigenous peoples on the list of considerations - as an additional special (ethnic) group or class. At a conference on educational research, it is not uncommon to hear speakers refer, almost casually, to the need to “decolonize our schools,” or use “decolonizing methods,” or “decolonize student thinking.” Yet, we have observed a startling number of these discussions make no mention of Indigenous peoples, our/their struggles for the recognition of our/their sovereignty, or the contributions of Indigenous intellectuals and activists to theories and frameworks of decolonization. Further, there is often little recognition given to the immediate context of settler colonialism on the North American lands where many of these conferences take place.
nevver:

World’s first emoticon, 1648

nevver:

World’s first emoticon, 1648

planetaryfolklore:

ryanpanos:

Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex | Via

A huge pyramid in the middle of nowhere tracking the end of the world on radar. An abstract geometric shape beneath the sky without a human being in sight. It could be the opening scene of an apocalyptic science fiction film, but it’s just the U.S. military going about its business, building vast and other-worldly architectural structures that the civilian world only rarely sees.

The Library of Congress has an extraordinary set of images documenting the Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex in Cavalier County, North Dakota, showing it in various states of construction and completion.

Taken for the U.S. government by photographer Benjamin Halpern, the particular images seen here show the central pyramid—pyramid, obelisk, monument, megastructure: whatever you want to call it—that served as the site’s missile control building. Like the eye of Sauron crossed with Giza, it looks in all directions, its all-seeing white circles staring endlessly at invisible airborne objects across the horizon.

"The greatest work of art George W. Bush ever took part in was in 2008, when an Iraqi journalist threw two shoes at his head. “This is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog,” screamed the journalist, Muntadhar al-Zaidi, who had been arrested twice by U.S. forces during the occupation. Bush dodged the shoes with the same ease with which he’d had dodged consequences all his life; those for drunk driving, for ruined companies, stolen elections, war crimes, the destruction of Zaidi’s country. After he dodged the shoes, Bush joked about free countries. Meanwhile, guards beat Zaidi bloody. Police tortured him during the nine months he served in jail. Bush’s first art exhibition, “The Art of Leadership: A President’s Personal Diplomacy,” lacks the apt metaphor of Zaidi’s shoe throw. Bush’s 30 oil-on-board portraits of world leaders will hang at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas through June 3. As artifact, they’re fascinating, even if as art they’re not."

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“The worst thing you can do for your partner and your relationship is believe that you know how to make intimate unions work. In reality, there’s no way that any of us could know. Biology, which takes many, many generations to change, has not prepared us for love’s special challenges in our rapidly changing culture. Tradition is hopelessly outdated – the old socialized roles and norms have broken down almost completely – and pop-psychology gives little more than platitudes or oversimplified and contradictory advice. But don’t despair: The human brain is amazingly adaptive and capable of learning. The only thing that blocks us from being able to learn how to love better is the ego; we simply don’t want to admit that we don’t know how to do it right. To be relieved of the awful burden of ego, repeat the following out loud, three times: I don’t know what the hell I’m doing when it comes to making a modern intimate relationship work! Once relieved of the burden of defending our egotistical preconceptions and prejudices about how relationships should be – and how our partners should see themselves and the world – we’re free to apply our intelligence and creativity to learning how to love the unique persons we come to love. The most loving thing you can say to your partner is: Teach me how to love you, and I will teach you how to love me.”

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historywars:

Russian boy used to swing an abandoned gun by the Germans.

historywars:

Russian boy used to swing an abandoned gun by the Germans.