This was an awesome party and now that it’s over Eric and I wish we had saved it for our wedding. It was held at an actual renovated Firehouse where his brother lives. Activities included competitive and cooperative book stacking, the flowers are still standing table cloth pulling competition…
Skim the 1,600+ comments on Laura Hudson’s article at Comics Alliance about how this week’s Catwoman and Red Hood and the Outlaws comics included an off-putting presentation of female characters, and you’ll see quite a few like this one:
You've probably already been asked this quite a bit so I apologize in advance. I REALLY love Hector Plasm. Is there any chance of it becoming a monthly book? Or at least like an occasional, bi-monthly, quarterly, deal? And if not: WHY NOT?!
Nate Bellegarde and I would love to tell the whole Hector story. It’s all outlined and we know how it ends and all that. It would probably run about 70 issues, as sequential mini-series with specials and one-shots popping up here and there.
But it’s not something we can do right now. Why not? Because the first two books didn’t make any money and we (Nate especially) can’t do a monthly book for free.
So we work on other things, trying to build our cachet such that our names could make the book a hit. It’s what we want to do. It’s our dream book. And we don’t want our dream book to get canceled.
But maybe, maybe, MAYBE if you and I are the world’s luckiest boys, by next Halloween, we might see the release of Hector Plasm: Fantasmagoriana.
Why are you so judgmental about my new haircut. Also, were there any saints with interesting hair-based miracles?
I did not judge about your haircut. I just confirmed that it existed.
The patron saints of barbers are twin bros Cosmas and Damian. Really they were physicians, but barbers used to do double duty as doctors, so that’s why they got that tag. I haven’t found any hair-related miracles, but they are most famous for putting a black person’s leg on a white person.
People would venerate them by placing wax replicas of body parts giving them problems on their shrine. The most common type has been learned to be penises.
Also they are the saints of candy.
Louis IX, the saint who was also a king (yes, THAT St Louis), is also patron of hairdressers without having been a doctor, but since he is also patron of pacemakers, I think it is just because he was fancy looking.
Unbelievably, there does not appear to be a saint invoked against baldness.
In short, I do not know a hair-related miracle, but St Wilgefortis asked God to give her a beard so that she could remain a virgin. He did, and she got crucified for being a crazy Christian lady with a beard.
For your particular case, the patroness of Mohawks is Kateri Tekakwitha.
Is Benito Cereno your real name? Or are you using the name from the Herman Melville story as your internet name? If it is the latter, why'd you choose this name to be your internet name? I have actually been sort of curious about this since I started following you on Twitter, and on here.
Tsk! “xXwOlvErInE69Xx” is an “Internet name”! This shit is an $$INTERNATIONAL$$SUPERBRAND$$
St Anthony the Great, Father of All Monks, is said to have converted a satyr and a centaur to Christianity. He lived in a closed grave for a while so the devil would leave him alone. He is invoked against shingles.
Bartholomew the apostle was flayed alive, so he is seen in art carrying around his own skin, but his primary miracles are post mortem and involve him puckishly affecting the weight of things, especially his own statue. For example, he made his own silver statue weigh only a few grams so that Nazis wouldn’t melt him down. He is credited with spreading the Gospel to India.
The Irish saint Dymphna was murdered by her father because she refused to do an incest with him. She was sainted for this.
Which Carl is better: Carl Winslow or Carl Weathers?
You might expect the answer to be Carl Weathers because he fought Predator, Rocky and the Bluth family, but it is actually Carl Winslow, because in his time as a limo driver before he joined the Chicago PD, he showed himself to have the boomerang-throwing ability of an aboriginal Australian just by nature of ALSO BEING BLACK.
Also, when he lived in LA, he helped Die Hard kill Alan Rickman.
You seem to know a lot about myths and folklore. What kind of study have you put into them and why?
I’ve been reading Greco-Roman mythology for nearly all my life, starting with picture books in elementary school. By middle school, I had an encyclopedia of myth and Hamilton’s Mythology. After that I started reading primary sources, including Homer, Vergil, Ovid, Pseudo-Apollodorus, Apollonius of Rhodes, et al. Since then I have read the entirety of Morford’s Mythology two or three times, as well as Bulfinch’s Age of Fable. I taught mythology at the university level for a while, but I don’t do that anymore.
The other folklore interests came later, but that’s also from lots of reading, including the fairy tales of the Grimms, Charles Perrault, Hans Christian Andersen, and the comparative folklore books of guys like Jack Zipes.
Also, I read Wikipedia like CRAZY when I have insomnia.
What's your favorite prose work, and who're some authors you enjoy of that line of literature?
My favorite books include but are not limited to Watership Down, Foucault’s Pendulum, Snow Crash, The Once and Future King, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Catch-22, The Historian, the Harry Potter books.
Authors from whom I enjoy multiple works include Twain, Dickens, Joyce, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Austen, Poe, Wells, Verne, Vowell, umm…others?
I don’t read a lot of contemporary fiction, I guess.
I know you asked about prose, but my favorite poet is probably Robert Burns.
And this is just the English-speaking writers. Latin and Greek writers are a whole other kettle of fish.