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Melissa J

Author, Artist, Angry at Lewis Hamilton's earrings

Oh hey! I have an art tumblr! check out melissajmassey.tumblr.com

Oh hey, I have a webcomic too! Vatican Assassins!

Aug 27 '14
spx:

With barely two weeks to go until SPX 2014, I thought it might be a good time to reintroduce ourselves.
WHAT IS SPX ALL ABOUT?
SPX is a non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting, protecting and preserving independent voices in the comics medium.
As an all volunteer organization - every penny we make goes to our charitable programs or internal investments. SPX receives no funding outside of what is raised by our annual events, which we would really, sincerely love for you to attend.
(And before I inadvertently give you grandiose notions, by nonprofit foundation I mean that we’re about a dozen people who volunteer their time and work their asses off to perpetrate this labor of love every year.)
How we going about accomplishing this mission takes several forms over the course of the year. The longest running and most visible aspect of what we do is…
THE ANNUAL EXPO
If you’re following us here on Tumblr, you’re probably at least somewhat familiar with the annual SPX comics festival that takes place in Bethesda, Maryland (September 13-14th!). This is what most people thing of when they think “SPX.”
What started out in 1994 as a regional indie comics show has grown to  become arguably the preeminent such event, with top-flight domestic and international guests, the Ignatz Awards festivities as well as an excellent slate programming (just announced today). 
We are getting perilously close to 700 creators attending and over 175 new books debuting at SPX 2014, along with a killer line-up of special guests that includes folks like:

 Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Emily Carroll, Jules Feiffer, Michael DeForge, Mimi Pond, Box Brown, Roman Muradov, Jen Sorenson, Brandon Graham, Tom Tomorrow, Keith Knight, Eleanor Davis, Drew Friedman, Rene French, Robert Mankoff, Drew Friedman and Ben Katchor, Shannon Wheeler and Derf Backderf!

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM SPX
The Expo looks a little bit like this and is basically the best time ever:

SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW
One crucial aspect of our annual festival —  this is how SPX funds all our other philanthropic programs. Your “membership” at the door is what makes everything else we do possible. And your word of mouth is the best way to help us grow stronger, and do more year over year.
COME SEE FOR YOURSELF
Over the next two weeks I’ll be posting here on Tumblr to hit all the other ways SPX is out there promoting, protecting and preserving the work of independent comic creators.  I hope you’ll given ‘em all a read…
But the easiest way to understand what we’re all about is by coming to see us September 13th and 14th in Bethesda, Maryland.
Please do think about making the trip!
We can hang.  It would rule.
— MDT

spx:

With barely two weeks to go until SPX 2014, I thought it might be a good time to reintroduce ourselves.

WHAT IS SPX ALL ABOUT?

SPX is a non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting, protecting and preserving independent voices in the comics medium.

As an all volunteer organization - every penny we make goes to our charitable programs or internal investments. SPX receives no funding outside of what is raised by our annual events, which we would really, sincerely love for you to attend.

(And before I inadvertently give you grandiose notions, by nonprofit foundation I mean that we’re about a dozen people who volunteer their time and work their asses off to perpetrate this labor of love every year.)

How we going about accomplishing this mission takes several forms over the course of the year. The longest running and most visible aspect of what we do is…

THE ANNUAL EXPO

If you’re following us here on Tumblr, you’re probably at least somewhat familiar with the annual SPX comics festival that takes place in Bethesda, Maryland (September 13-14th!). This is what most people thing of when they think “SPX.”

What started out in 1994 as a regional indie comics show has grown to  become arguably the preeminent such event, with top-flight domestic and international guests, the Ignatz Awards festivities as well as an excellent slate programming (just announced today). 

We are getting perilously close to 700 creators attending and over 175 new books debuting at SPX 2014, along with a killer line-up of special guests that includes folks like:

Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Emily Carroll, Jules Feiffer, Michael DeForge, Mimi Pond, Box Brown, Roman Muradov, Jen Sorenson, Brandon Graham, Tom Tomorrow, Keith Knight, Eleanor Davis, Drew Friedman, Rene French, Robert Mankoff, Drew Friedman and Ben Katchor, Shannon Wheeler and Derf Backderf!

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM SPX

The Expo looks a little bit like this and is basically the best time ever:

SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW

One crucial aspect of our annual festival —  this is how SPX funds all our other philanthropic programs. Your “membership” at the door is what makes everything else we do possible. And your word of mouth is the best way to help us grow stronger, and do more year over year.

COME SEE FOR YOURSELF

Over the next two weeks I’ll be posting here on Tumblr to hit all the other ways SPX is out there promoting, protecting and preserving the work of independent comic creators.  I hope you’ll given ‘em all a read…

But the easiest way to understand what we’re all about is by coming to see us September 13th and 14th in Bethesda, Maryland.

Please do think about making the trip!

We can hang.  It would rule.

— MDT

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Aug 27 '14

insertunnecessarygeekiness:

yesterday no one was answering a question correctly in class and my teacher became so incredibly depressed at our lack of potential that he just

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right out the window

Aug 27 '14

theravennest:

rizaoftheowls:

hugh-danced-the-dancy:

leonardodiretardo:

i hate it when adults assume i’m on the internet all the time by choice. if i had enough money to travel around and etc, do you think i would be withering away my youth behind a computer screen you useless paperclip.

I dont think i have ever heard the term useless paperclip used as an insult before.

clearly you never tried to write a word document in the 90s

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Aug 27 '14
Hans Zimmer - Lost but Won (Rush)

Lost but Won - Hans Zimmer 

(Source: lastisle)

Aug 27 '14

sernacht:

So, I was in the car today and saw someone with the license plate “X0DUS3 5”, so I thought it was like Exodus 3:5 and I looked it up, and do you know what it said?

"Do not come any closer"

Aug 25 '14
  • east coasters: i drove through 17 states on the way to work
  • west coasters: i have been traveling in this desert for 49 years. generations have died. children have been born. when will i make it to the promised land
Aug 25 '14

hummusapiens:

Time to watch 6000 eurovision videos and pretend i don’t have school next week

Aug 25 '14

(Source: College Humor)

Aug 25 '14

intergalacticwifi:

i may speak only 2 languages but i sing in like 30

Aug 25 '14
gailsimone:

doodlesaresketcheswithnoodles:

"We had a good run." c:
I intended to have this more polished, but after all the feeling unwell lately, I feel as though I’ve lost my strength a little. Here it is nonetheless - Batgirl sporting her great new design, whilst holding part of her previous costume nostalgically, as a nod to gailsimone's run which officially ended this past week. Excited for what's coming, yet I want to mention that I love what Gail did with Babs, and all the other characters (especially Alysia); her work has inspired many people and it will be missed!
Also want to say that I wish all good things to the new team; I can’t wait to pick up their first issue!

Lara, this is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much.
Gorgeous.

gailsimone:

doodlesaresketcheswithnoodles:

"We had a good run." c:

I intended to have this more polished, but after all the feeling unwell lately, I feel as though I’ve lost my strength a little. Here it is nonetheless - Batgirl sporting her great new design, whilst holding part of her previous costume nostalgically, as a nod to gailsimone's run which officially ended this past week. Excited for what's coming, yet I want to mention that I love what Gail did with Babs, and all the other characters (especially Alysia); her work has inspired many people and it will be missed!

Also want to say that I wish all good things to the new team; I can’t wait to pick up their first issue!

Lara, this is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much.

Gorgeous.

Aug 25 '14
oszt:

       iraffiruse:

Long exposure, 3 traffic lights in the fog.

damn this justthis fukn does it for methis is gorgeous

oszt:

       iraffiruse:

Long exposure, 3 traffic lights in the fog.

damn this just
this fukn does it for me
this is gorgeous

Aug 25 '14
Aug 24 '14

laurellynnleake:

zpxlng:

Amazing.

Hey dresdencodak, Cube’s comic wasn’t passive-aggressive behaviour; rather it was what we call ‘satire’, you vicious egomaniac. Please check your own aggressive-aggressive behaviour next time you feel the blood rising.

You’re in your 30s now Diaz, for goodness’ sake. You style yourself as an even-keeled Edwardian gentleman; it’s just a matter of staying in character, surely.

Funny thing is, only about a third of the responses to Cube’s comic that I saw actually mentioned you; everyone else thought it was about Joss Whedon or just general male nerdery. But you took it personally, and now everyone knows. Now everyone knows.

Also, nice try getting your own little stab in and then declaring, “THERE IS NO PLACE IN WEBCOMICS FOR THIS SORT OF PETTY NONSENSE;” like what counts as ‘drama’ or not begins and ends with you. Aaron Diaz, and people who are nice to Aaron Diaz: the only adults in webcomics.

Yiiiiiiiiikes, haha.  Nailed it.

Eeks I just feel bad for Cube….

Aug 24 '14

froakie-yes:

if i were the mercedes team boss i’d make lewis and nico let out their mutual anger in a sick rap battle

Aug 24 '14
Where is this,  I must swim in it

Where is this, I must swim in it