Capes, Cowls, & Cartoons – Episode 3

Hello everyone and welcome to the third installment of this little series of mine.

Today, I take a look at the 2007 release of the animated movie from Marvel, the Invincible Iron Man.

Invincible?

More like rusty.

Enjoy, take care, and happy holidays to everyone!

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Still not too late to support theatre by and about queer women of color

The 2012 production of Tulpa, or Anne&Me is still trying to raise $3,000 for a production in April. So far, people have contributed a total of $700. This means that Tulpa still needs $2,300 to meet its fundraising goal. Without your support, this cannot happen. But it’s not too late! If you can contribute something, anything to this project between now and the January 12 deadline, please do so ASAP. All you have to do is click on this link to make a secure online donation.

And, as a token of my appreciation, if you make a contribution (of ANY amount) between now and January 1, you’ll get a little something special from me via e-mail.

BONUS: If you’d like to see more LGBTQ and POC representation in gaming, check out and support The Arkh Project.

Brain Food – Episode 10

Hello everyone, and welcome to the tenth episode of Brain Food, wherein I review Bitter Girl, by former DC editor and full time cartoonist and illustrator, Joan Hilty!

I hope that everyone enjoys it and follows me along as I continue to make these videos. I owe a lot to the people who watched my videos and offered their input as well as books for me to read. So long as I can find and read books, then I am going to make these videos and boost the signal on authours and books that should be read.

Web Media

I’ve come to the belief that web media is the future of entertainment. With each passing day television is getting more and more irrelevant, especially with the continued subpar storytelling and whitewashing which has alienated countless fans. Web media is also more efficient as you can get a full story in an episode or short film which on average runs between 3-10 minutes. That’s ideal if you’re at work and between meetings or waiting to pick up your kids from school.

While I don’t think televisions should be getting thrown out of windows just yet for being obsolete, web media has definitely put the entertainment industry on notice. We’ve witnessed this with many television shows now being shown on the web and more than a few web shows getting network deals.

Web media has also come a long way in such a short amount of time. In addition to Sanctuary and Web Therapy, I’ve also discovered some excellent gems such as Sorority Row, Pink the Series, and It’s A Mall World among others.

We’ve also seen the unprecedented success of shows such as the Guild and Doctor Horrible.

Now while most web shows are far from perfect, one has to give credit at what these storytellers have accomplished with virtually no budgets or resources in comparison to Hollywood media.

When my buddy Ankhesen Mie forwarded me this recent article from Racialicious, I was immensely excited to discover there was quite a number of POC-centric web series out there, many of them sci-fi/fantasy.

For the past few weeks I’ve researched many of these shows and upon doing so I learned about many others. I then learned about some LGBTQ web shows that also caught my attention.

Some of these shows I previously knew about, others I learned through research, others I just happened to hear about in unrelated paths in passing over the last week or so. Of course at this point in my life, I don’t believe in coincidence.

So why did I compile the seemingly never-ending POC/LGBTQ web media post?

  1. It’s fun.
  2. I’m a firm believer in supporting marginalized media.
  3. I want to create a library for others who are also searching for quality marginalized and progressive media as well.

And here we go:

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What do portrayals of interracial relationships reveal about attitudes toward race?

The play I wrote, Tulpa, or Anne&Me, has at its emotional center an interracial friendship and possible romance between a queer Black artist and Anne Hathaway*.

(*In the sense that Being John Malkovich is really about John Malkovich.)

Strangely enough, it’s only been recently that I’ve started thinking about how that core relationship fits into the portrayals of interracial relationships in film, TV, and other media. Representations of interracial relationships are particularly revealing when it comes to how people understand race.

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