The Summer of Battling Boy Give-Away!
BATTLING BOY POSTERS!
First Second has trusted me to run a series of give-aways and one contest between May and Battling Boy’s release in October. This means you will have a few chances to win posters, prints, galleys (advance reader’s copies of the book) among other things.
For May, I’m giving away a few Battling Boy posters!
Rules and Guidelines:
1. Like or reblog this post and encourage your followers to do the same. The more your name is in the notes to this post the higher your chances of winning.
2. Make sure you follow Destroy Comics. This is not necessary to winning, but if I decide to check if the winner is following the blog, it will influence my decision.
3. You have two weeks.
Winners will be selected randomly and contacted on the 19th.
My life is complete.
I logged back onto Tumblr. Also, Drawing tablet is back. Gonna do this.
If you haven’t seen this movie yet, you are a fool.
Cartoon Hangover presents the Midseason Premiere of Bravest Warriors, featuring Tara Strong
“Gas Powered Stick”
After a relaxing day by the lake, the Bravest Warriors meet an extraordinary—and attractive—new friend. As the boys vie for her attention, Impossibear finds a mysterious stick that sprouts unforeseen consequences from Chris’s forehead. Chris discovers that with great power, comes great responsibility—and lots of emotion.
GAS POWERED STICK!
anamanaguchi animated gif
for your headache
I moved my toes, Dinah. I moved my toes.
This was inspired by Christopher Reeve.
I know many pwd have a problem with some of how Reeve talked about his paralysis, as something that could be ‘beaten,’ and that’s all perfectly valid. For many, that is never an option. And he had access to treatment most people would never be able to afford.
But I found some of his story very inspirational. After years of therapy, Reeve became able to move his wrist and a little bit of one hand, and he regained sensation in his legs. Now, this can’t happen to everyone in his situation. But he did work at it every agonizing day, and eventually, he could feel his family touching his legs, he could feel water in the therapy pool, and he could move his hand at least a bit. That sounds like not much, maybe.
But it must have felt like moving mountains to him.
I had been talking quite a bit with people at Reeve’s institute, which was doing research and rehab of this kind. And I felt we should reflect that a little bit in the book. We got tons of mail about it from pwd, almost all positive, I think they knew the story was intended to be hopeful, not castigating or condescending.
Again, it reminds me what an Oracle-shaped whole we have in comics right now. :(
My girlfriend and I are reaching the last episode of King of The Hill on Netflix.