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Hey, Internet! Here's some stuff.

zdarsky:

So, yeah, HOLY SHIT, we won BEST NEW SERIES at the Eisner Awards Friday night. The Eisner committee had to engrave the words “SEX CRIMINALS” on two of their trophies. I have hidden it in my home for when they realize what they’ve done and come to take it away from me.

It was a fantastic, nerve-wracking night, and jeez louise ain’t Matt Fraction the best? If it weren’t for him and his brilliant brain I’d be doodling dicks on cocktail napkins for spare change. I love that guy and can’t stress enough how great it’s been to work on this with him. He’s a great collaborator and a great friend and NO, YOU have something in your eye.

Oh, and issue seven is at the printers, printing away. No ads, all story and giant letters column. COMICS WOOOO

Love,
Chip

This is just the best. Couldn’t go to a nicer or more humble pair of guys. 

Comics, man. I honestly can’t think of another medium that’s doing a better job of letting the best material rise to the top instead of playing to the lowest common denominator. Need proof? Sex Criminals just won an Eisner. Boom.

(via kellysue)

New comic day is the best day. #comics #imagecomics #marvel #MidtownComics

New comic day is the best day. #comics #imagecomics #marvel #MidtownComics

Book smell is back - 25 paper-scented perfumes and candles

I love my Kindle, but the smell of a well loved paper book is one of my favorite sensory experiences. Problem solved!

The magic of the addictive smell of books was very well described by the team of researchers, who concluded that it’s “a combination of grassy notes with a tang of acids and a hint of vanilla over an underlying mustiness.”

Found the link in Alexis Madrigal’s excellent Five Intriguing Things newsletter.

runonsentencesaboutemotions:

Painter painting in our land pictures of only white angels
Painter painting in our time in shadows of yesterday

Painter, if you paint with love, paint me some black angels now
For all good blacks in heaven, painter show us that you care

Eartha Kitt - Angelitos Negros (1970 performance)

Eartha Kitt deserved so much more recognition than she got.

I once asked a priest almost this exact question. Without missing a beat he answered “Well symbolically, white is the color of divine purity and beauty.” In retrospect, that was probably the exact moment I stopped being a catholic.

(Source: foxwin)

humansofnewyork:

"My family made me come. But I hate it. I can’t get a job because I have a lot of accent. I was an assistant manager at a big jewelry store in the Dominican Republic, now I clean tables. We had a big house there. Now we live in a small apartment. If I was home right now, I’d be in a very nice restaurant, on the beach, laughing with my friends. Not sitting alone on a bench, trying to learn English. There I was a princess. Here I am an immigrant. A servant."

Wow. So much for the American dream.

humansofnewyork:

"My family made me come. But I hate it. I can’t get a job because I have a lot of accent. I was an assistant manager at a big jewelry store in the Dominican Republic, now I clean tables. We had a big house there. Now we live in a small apartment. If I was home right now, I’d be in a very nice restaurant, on the beach, laughing with my friends. Not sitting alone on a bench, trying to learn English. There I was a princess. Here I am an immigrant. A servant."

Wow. So much for the American dream.