Perfect Fish

Obsessed with making things and reading things

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The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything.
Scott Wood (X)

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The Cost for Women Working in Comics

divalea:

DEAR MEN IN COMICS:

THE COST FOR WOMEN IN COMICS OF DOING BUSINESS IS TOO HIGH.

You need to help lower the price of women doing business in comics and in comics fandom to only the hard work. Not the hard work plus ducking threats online and off of violence, dodging groping, inappropriate…

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older-and-far-away:

Today in Pittsburgh, it is snowing. Today in California, it is not.

Okay, but also yesterday along with the snowing it was also raining, sleeting and 65 degrees. And most of that just in the first few hours of the day.
California is obviously boring.

older-and-far-away:

Today in Pittsburgh, it is snowing. Today in California, it is not.

Okay, but also yesterday along with the snowing it was also raining, sleeting and 65 degrees. And most of that just in the first few hours of the day.

California is obviously boring.

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drdavidmrmack:

drdavidmrmack:

Here is a making of the cover I did for the new series from my dear friends @BRIANMBENDIS and @Oeming

Pencil lines, cutting, collaging… tinkering.

I started with the hair when Brian sent me Oeming’s character designs…
Figure based on a pose of Raylin who modeled for me.

I went with the idea of the composition being that of the Statue of Liberty.
But with gun hand instead of torch.
Being that the story is about an alternate version of the US in which the Mob won the war on crime.
And for that reason, the green is made of currency. This is also to build on the currency motif Brian made of his initial tease of the image for this series with a drawing on money.

I went with the gun finger smoking instead of an actual gun. I figured it was more subtle and metaphorical that way.
Cut papers make the liberty crown radiating from the head and act as a composition design element.

More art and making of here in my albums:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/David-Mack/21231086294

brianmichaelbendis:

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK AND OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

THE UNITED STATES OF MURDER INC

ALL NEW crime comics co created by Bendis and Oeming, co creators of the eisner award willing POWERS!

all the details are right here…

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2014/02/14/the-united-states-of-murder-inc-comic-book-series/5482981/

MARVEL/ ICON THIS MAY!

we are so stoked. been working on this for YEARS!!

check out these sick variants by David Mack and David Marquez

to my pals who are always asking for me to bandwidth up their stuff, now it is time to pay it forward :) spread the word. and preorder!!

look for exclusive content and announcements for both the print and digital editions as we get closer to our mid May launch date.

MUSE (verb/noun). And the name of my new art book of brush & ink drawings of humans. And cats. More art from it here:… https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/337503446/david-mack-muse-life-drawings-2012-2014

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