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  Zines, please!  Brooklyn's most laid-back zine festival, Pete's Mini Zine Fest, is this Saturday from 2pm-7pm at Pete's Candy Store in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  Come by for zines, beer, and company. Plus, there is a reading tonight, Friday, August 23rd, at Pete's from 6:30-7:30 with tabling zinesters. Here is the address! Pete's Candy Store 709 Lorimer Street  Brooklyn, New York 11211   For all of the information check ... Read More
Ever want to meet a Parasaurolophus, Sauropoda, or a Triceratops? Satirical site The Daily Current, portrayed former Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin claiming that dinosaurs could very well be in our future.  The “logic” is that as global warming bakes our planet, we should be expecting encounters with these “friends.” The article joked that she stated, "Personally, I can't wait to see what a triceratops looks like in real ... Read More
  Its easy to feel self conscious about your body sometimes. Everybody does.  When I went up to the Toronto Comics and Art Fest, I came across Every/body in my search for comics, zines, or books that focus on gender, body issues, feminism, abuse, and similar topics.  This sweet comic/zine culture anthology is all about becoming comfortable in your own skin (even though the cover model doesn't have any). The 104-page book is filled with ... Read More
Looking to have a grand old time this despite Tropical Storm Andrea’s wrath?  The Grand Comics Festival is this weekend in Brooklyn.  It is at the perfect time to be at a comics festival, which is from 11 am-7pm.  This is where you’ll be able to find indie comics, zines, prints, get commissions, meet cartoonists, and more.  This is the first time the festival is being held, and it will be at Bird River Studios on Grand ... Read More
The Federal Reserve announced this week that a redesigned hundred-dollar bill is scheduled for release in October. This new bill has added anti-counterfeiting features such as a 3D security ribbon and a disappearing and reappearing image of the Liberty Bell on an inkwell. I personally love the feather quill pen and ink well, since I write and draw.  I think other creative types will like that, too.  I'm looking forward to seeing the fresh new ... Read More
Robin Enrico is known for his quirky comic Jam In The Band, a story about a sassy all-girl band named Pitch Girl. He is a talented artist born from the multifaceted world of music and DIY culture. We yearn for more comics like Robin’s. Here is a recent interview with this indie cartoonist:Dre: When I first saw your comic Jam In The Band online, I was really surprised to see your characters handling a flyer for a BUST magazine party. Could you please tell ... Read More
A photo was posted online of a scene at Swedish clothing line with two new mannequins that are a bit curvier and thicker that the mannequins we see every day.   When many women saw this photo on Women's Right News's online group page they rejoiced, and hoped these models would be displayed in stores.  It was rumored that the photo was taken at H&M, but a spokeswoman for the company has announced that H&M is not planning on using ... Read More
Are you the type of woman who loves dressing up as iconic characters from your favorite comic books at events like comic cons? Are you tired of spineless guys harassing you while you do so? Are you sick of the “Fake Geek Girl” label? Are you wishing for a friendly and safe venue for women who read comic books? Don’t fret.  You're not alone.  There are many women out there who also feel this way.  Introducing Geek Girl Con! ... Read More
A new chapter of women’s history in the world of sports was written this past weekend. For the first time ever, a fight between two women was the main attraction at the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The fight was between bantamweight titleholder Ronda Rousey and challenger Liz Carmouche (AKA the Girlilla). These women are real Amazons; Ronda Rousey has a background in Judo and is an bona fide Olympian, while the “Girlilla” has ... Read More
In the 70's and 80's, graffiti was extremely common in major cities like New York. As the act became increasingly associated with crime, police heightened surveillance of street art. Still, little tags can be seen almost everywhere you look, including bigger pieces that make quite an impact. While some citizens clearly aren't fans of graffiti, others are glad that these anonymous artists are being generous enough to create free, original artwork for ... Read More
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