This Friday night, Super Art Fight invades Baltimore’s Ottobar once again with my most favorite band in the universe, Peelander Z, as our special guest! I will be fighting in a tag-team match up of truly epic proportions, the likes of which Baltimore has never and will never see again. Doors open at 9pm. Tickets are $12. It says we’re a family show, but I’m pretty sure I’m gonna say “FUCK” at least fifty bajillion times.
Oh, and I’ll have this weird-ass Tiger Pus painting up for sale if you’re interested in really weird shit. Click for bigger pus action.
If you follow my frantic tweets, you know I joined the Webcomic Beacon crew, Ross, Alex, and Mark this past Sunday for their live webcomic newscast. Fortunately, if you missed it, they recorded the audio and it’s up for listening!
Among the many news topics is the whole kurtzfluffle (see what I did there) over The Economist article highlight The Oatmeal. The discussion thread over at Daily Cartoonist (my daily source for all sorts of comic drama) of the article kind of exploded when Scott Kurtz weighed in declaring that The Oatmeal is not a webcomic and that its author is not a cartoonist. Kurtz expanded on his thoughts on his own podcast, Webcomics Weekly, and, well, I guess Ross couldn’t resist so we took a stab at it as well.
Amy Chua is a mother who wrote a piece for the Wall Street Journal entitled Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior. It’s not satire. Chua actually believes this drek. I challenge you to read this piece of racist shit without doing this:
Way to be a raging stereotype, lady.
Look, I recognize that every culture has accepted methods for raising children and I understand that people from different countries bring their cultural perceptions of child rearing with them to America. But no parenting method is superior to another.
What’s worse is that she holds herself up as a model Chinese mother. This can’t be farther from the case. My mother is Chinese and never treated me or my brother like Chua describes. My mom’s mother is Chinese from the mainland and never treated her four children in the manners described. The only parenting methods Chua can realistic describe are her own and possibly her mother’s. But to claim that she stands for all Chinese mothers is insulting.
I hate it when people claim to speak for an entire ethnicity. It implies that we can all be put into little boxes and categories and written off with a few generalized characteristics. People are not so easy to understand. Minorities already face an uphill battle when it comes to people defining us with generalizations. And now people can point to Chua’s article as justification for the Hardass Asian Mother stereotype, “See, she says they’re all hardasses just like her! It’s true, it’s true!” Ugh.
The video that accompanies the article is far less insulting. But I’d like to point out, ladies, that all parents sacrifice for their children.
After SPX 2010, I did a rather long case study of the event going over what I learned and how I approached the convention. As the 2011 con season is already gearing up, I thought I’d do something similar with Katsucon 2011 which goes from February 18th to 20th. Now this isn’t technically a report since the con isn’t until February. But I thought I’d share some thoughts about what I’m thinking for this upcoming show. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
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