I taught myself how to draw, and I soon found out it was what I really wanted to do. I didn’t think I was going to create any great masterpieces like Rembrandt or Gauguin. I thought comics was a common form of art, and strictly American in my estimation, because America was the home of the common man — and show me the common man that can’t do a comic. So comics is an American form of art that anyone can do with a pencil and paper.

Jack Kirby (via comicquotations)

King of comics and my heart.

(via sequentialmatt)


I apologize if this comes off as disrespectful to Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin. Or their families. Or YOU, the reader. I’m not about that. That’s not why I drew this.

I am just really freaked out that 40% of Americans (and 47% of White Americans) do not think that the killings and violence in Ferguson ‘raise any racial issues.’ Fellow White Persons, this is our chance to learn. This is our chance to change.

When Trayvon Martin was murdered because Full Grown Men in America are frightened to violence by the presence black children, the dialogue turned very quickly into a conversation about gun control.

And gun control is an issue that deserves our attention.

But it won’t change the massive poverty in Black America. The arrest rate. The education statistics. The institutional, systemic, casual, and passive racism that plagues our country.

And it wouldn’t have saved Michael Brown.

Anyway. I’m sorry if this comes off as disrespectful or insincere or preachy. I’m sorry if my execution (or personality) gets in the way of what I’m trying to say. I am an imperfect artist, an imperfect person, and I am, undoubtedly, blinded to a million things by my own glaring whiteness. So this might be… Lord, this might be awful. I’m so sorry if it’s awful. Really.

But. I just keep thinking… Look, my wife is pregnant with our first child. A boy. We’re nervous, we’re excited, we’re SO ANXIOUS because what the hell do you do with babies? WE don’t know. But if we were a black family… in this country… we would be so terrified. Because we live in a nation that murders the children of black parents, puts it on the news WITH RIOTS AND TEAR GAS as decoration, and still half of us don’t even see it as a problem. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine bringing a child into that reality, to face the odds we lay out for black kids?

That would break me. I’ve never known anything like that. No one should ever know anything like that.

So let’s talk to our friends about race. Lets talk to our families. And when actual victims of racism try to tell us what’s going on in, say, a peaceful community protest as they are being gassed and shot at by cops WE SHOULD LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE THEM. Let’s talk to each other about this until we are all on the same page.

And then let’s turn the damn page.


My face was perfect for 2 minutes today


by Mikey McMichaels



Surfing Jason Mantzoukas as Eddie Aikau on Drunk History


One of the first comedy albums I was ever given was “Reality… What A Concept.” I loved it. I loved “Mork & Mindy.” I even loved Robert Altman’s “Popeye.” Robin Williams meant a lot to me when I was a kid. I knew nothing of drug use or depression. It never occurred to me that comedians, these…

Pasted on a utility box outside my apartment building

Pasted on a utility box outside my apartment building


It’s hard work looking creepier than the wax version of yourself, but Jon Hamm pulls it off. 


It’s hard work looking creepier than the wax version of yourself, but Jon Hamm pulls it off. 

Shrine of Amana Priestess Healer, minus enemies for her to heal.

Shrine of Amana Priestess Healer, minus enemies for her to heal.

Chemin took her throne a couple nights ago…

Rue (left), my DS1 Pyromancer, and Chemin (right), my DS2 Sorcerer.

Now that I’m many, many hours into Dark Souls 2, I was curious to compare the looks of both games, as I had consciously not revisited Dark Souls before its sequel was released. Despite this distance from the first game, when I first started Dark Souls 2 I was taken aback by the lighter, more saturated colors and slightly illustrative style of design. Putting these images side by side was actually more of a shock than I expected.

(For the purposes of this comparison I equipped both characters with the Elite Knight Armor Set, the Zweihander Greatsword, and Crest[1] & Golden Wing[2] shields).

My sorceress Chemin in Dark Souls 2 so far. I need to take more pictures, as she’s been wearing way more gear than this as the environments and situations demand it.