The Memoirs of Dork Geekus

Frequent flights of geekery with flavors of what currently caught my interest

jakewyattriot:

I apologize if this comes off as disrespectful to Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin. Or their families. Or YOU, the reader. I’m not about that. That’s not why I drew this.

I am just really freaked out that 40% of Americans (and 47% of White Americans) do not think that the killings and violence in Ferguson ‘raise any racial issues.’ Fellow White Persons, this is our chance to learn. This is our chance to change.

When Trayvon Martin was murdered because Full Grown Men in America are frightened to violence by the presence black children, the dialogue turned very quickly into a conversation about gun control.

And gun control is an issue that deserves our attention.

But it won’t change the massive poverty in Black America. The arrest rate. The education statistics. The institutional, systemic, casual, and passive racism that plagues our country.

And it wouldn’t have saved Michael Brown.

Anyway. I’m sorry if this comes off as disrespectful or insincere or preachy. I’m sorry if my execution (or personality) gets in the way of what I’m trying to say. I am an imperfect artist, an imperfect person, and I am, undoubtedly, blinded to a million things by my own glaring whiteness. So this might be… Lord, this might be awful. I’m so sorry if it’s awful. Really.

But. I just keep thinking… Look, my wife is pregnant with our first child. A boy. We’re nervous, we’re excited, we’re SO ANXIOUS because what the hell do you do with babies? WE don’t know. But if we were a black family… in this country… we would be so terrified. Because we live in a nation that murders the children of black parents, puts it on the news WITH RIOTS AND TEAR GAS as decoration, and still half of us don’t even see it as a problem. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine bringing a child into that reality, to face the odds we lay out for black kids?

That would break me. I’ve never known anything like that. No one should ever know anything like that.

So let’s talk to our friends about race. Lets talk to our families. And when actual victims of racism try to tell us what’s going on in, say, a peaceful community protest as they are being gassed and shot at by cops WE SHOULD LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE THEM. Let’s talk to each other about this until we are all on the same page.

And then let’s turn the damn page.

Boston Comic Con!

chrisburnhamart:

Hey hey! I’ll be the Boston Comic Con this weekend, August 8-10, at artist alley table C907! Come on out and get a 5-minute speed sketch, a spiffy Rocket Raccoon print, or a page of original art!

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vukizzle:

Happy Birthday to one of the most amazing and unique human beings to ever have existed. My idol. One of the first who showed the world that women can do comedy just as well, if not better than men ❤️#LucilleDesireeBall

vukizzle:

Happy Birthday to one of the most amazing and unique human beings to ever have existed. My idol. One of the first who showed the world that women can do comedy just as well, if not better than men ❤️#LucilleDesireeBall

I do not need to get used to your silence. I already know it. I quite possibly love all of it.

—Ernest Hemingway, The Complete Short Stories (via introspectivepoet)

(via missmissc)

kristaferanka:

My marvel interiors career began with her, so this feels like coming home

kristaferanka:

My marvel interiors career began with her, so this feels like coming home

Sun Noodle Pop-Up Dinner at Louro, NYC

eataku:

Every Monday night at Louro in the West Village, Chef David Santos puts aside his restaurant’s normal menu and hosts special themed dinners. In the past, he’s served Test Tube Soup Shooters at a “Breaking Bad” event, Dragon Eggs at a “Game of Thrones” evening, and Bone Claw Marrow at a

jasonlatour:

I don’t often post the line art of my illustrations alone, but a friend told me, even Bengal: “ I don’t often post the line art of my illustrations alone, but a friend told me, even before I put the colors, that I should really show the original inks.I think he’s right, I believe the image is worth seeing, for other reasons, in B&W, so here it is. I hope you like it.” #SpiderGwen

jasonlatour:

I don’t often post the line art of my illustrations alone, but a friend told me, even Bengal: “ I don’t often post the line art of my illustrations alone, but a friend told me, even before I put the colors, that I should really show the original inks.I think he’s right, I believe the image is worth seeing, for other reasons, in B&W, so here it is. I hope you like it.” #SpiderGwen