Watch James Franco's 25 Minute Test For 'Blood Meridian', Featuring Luke Perry -
Huge news today! Dark Horse Comics will publish the sequel to FIGHT CLUB as a 10 part maxiseries, debuting in April 2015. Read all the details here:
On Kicking Ass: How To Write a Fight Scene -
Some tips and tricks for writing engaging literary violence.
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What Ms Marvel's rare 6th printing means for diversity in comics -
dailydot:We know Kamala Khan is popular, but what does a sixth printing really mean?
Kamala Khan has enraptured the world as many times as she’s saved it. Now, the plucky Pakistani-American teen who made history as the new Ms Marvel, comics’ first ever lead Muslim superhero, is getting a rare sixth printing—and heralding a new era of diversity in comics.
Although the world of comics occupies an increasingly large part of the pop cultural domain—last year the industry did about $800 million in sales—the number of people who actually buy comics is relatively small. Most comics only average about 3,000 copies per printing; with Kamala now on her sixth printing, she’s headed towards a whopping 20,000 print copies sold.
Still, to put things in perspective, sixth printings are major milestones in the world of comics. Spider-Man Issue #583, the one with President Obama on the cover, only made it to a fifth printing despite making international headlines. Kamala now joins an elite lineup of bestselling comics that have performed beyond all expectations.
SEE, PUBLISHING WORLD!!
Not only is diversity interesting and cool and fun and healthy and good for everyone, IT FREAKING SELLS!
Signal boost, please!
Poetry Fun-0-1: America the Beautiful -
O say does that star-spangled poem yet wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
The Oxford Comma Controversy - Writer’s Relief Blog
Of all the marks used for punctuation, none seems as divisive, controversial, or maligned as the Oxford comma. For all its many ardent supporters, the Oxford comma has almost as many zealous opponents insisting that it be stricken from the page. Put together a group of well-mannered, grammatically gifted writers, mention the Oxford comma, and watch the syntax hit the fan.