Thursday, 31 December 2009

New Years Resolutions

Just finished Jon Adam's Truth Serum: Lonely Parade. Wow. Highly recommended. Ameriman and the whole lets-invade-and-topple-the-evil-villain-cos-he's-(maybe, kind of, not really)-got-a-deathray story kinda reminded me of something, just....can't.....quite......gah, it'll come to me at some point.

Monday, 28 December 2009

"Give me a child until she is 7....."

Seems the mainstream media is finally catching on to this rad campaign, and rightly so. The pinkification of girls has been happening for far too long, to the detriment of both women and society as a whole. We should be raising intellectuals, not princesses.

Sunday, 27 December 2009

RIP Percy Sutton

Pioneering civil rights attorney Percy Sutton has passed away, leaving behind a legacy that should be celebrated and remembered. Dude represented both Malcolm X and Jesse Jackson and fought continuously to change US legislation for the better. RIP.

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Oh snap. New Batwoman character's mini series in Detective Comics is over (meep meep), BUT she's getting her very own title in 2010. YUUUUUSSSSS! I eagerly await more red head lesbian motifs, violent action sequences and lush ink work from J H Williams and Greg Rucka.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

I'm devastated at the ending of Ross Cambell's recent release Wet Moon 5. I waited forever for this issue, which has only posed more questions and wedged a giant slice of unacceptable doom into proceedings. WAIL.

If you like goth/punk dykes with good hair, amputees, cats, horror love stories and hot shit, black n white artwork, Wet Moon is the one.

Go discover Ross and his work here:

Thursday, 17 December 2009

PSSST! Pass it on.

***Call-out for submissions to the Bay Area Childcare Collective Radical Coloring Book!!!***

Get Yr Cray-On: Radical Coloring Book

That’s right- the Bay Area Childcare Collective is putting together a coloring book to use as both a fun and radical teaching tool as well as a fundraiser, and we want your help! For more info on the Childcare Collective, go to

We are looking for some folks to illustrate one or more pictures each with radical themes. Many of the kids using the book have parents or other loved ones already involved in community organizing (especially labor, immigration and housing rights) so we want the book to help explain why this kind of work is great and important.

What we want:

- simple black and white line drawings that will look good when photocopied

- 8.5"W x 11"H or 17"W x 11"H if you've got a big idea

- pictures with lots of blank space so they’re fun to color

- appropriate for very young children while still (if possible) appealing to older kids and adults (witty allusions encouraged)

- each picture should include a caption or leave space for a caption that will explain what the picture is about (ex: “everyone in the community helped fight the eviction”)

- please leave a margin of AT LEAST 1” on all sides so it is easy to photocopy!

- be creative! Feel free to use animals, shapes, plants, sea creatures to tell yr story- we want it to be fun and inspire kids’ imaginations.

When you know what you’re going to draw, please email us to let us know so we can avoid repeats and/or complement your artwork with like-minded pieces.

We would LOVE your ideas and suggestions.

We want this book to be a celebration of women of color led organizing!

Some specific ideas that we’ve already come up with include:

* * * POWER/ Just Cause Oakland/ Women’s Collective of the Day Laborer’s Union (the awesome orgs we provide childcare for!)

* * * Dolores Huerta/ Cesar Chavez/ Farm Labor movement

* * * Domestic Workers Movement

* * * Radical labor organizing

* * * Housing rights- fighting evictions, affordable housing, healthy neighborhoods

* * * Food justice (examples: People's Grocery, Rooftop gardens, people's gardens)

* * * Gender diversity, queer visibility

* * * Feminism; Women leaders in bay area movement organizing; Mothers & Parents in the movement

* * * Anti-War resistance & Anti-Imperialism

* * * Environmentalism, water, climate change, caring for the earth

* * * Indigenous resistance, organizing, AIM, EZLN, Alcatraz takeover

* * * Black Panthers/ Young Lords/ & history of liberation movements in the Bay Area

* * * Abolishment of/ work around the Prison Industrial Complex

We might decide to organize the pictures into various sections or themes, like cooperation, solidarity, equality, sharing, negotiation, etc. (TBD)

Also, we want the finished product to be bilingual (English and Spanish), so if you have translation skills, please share them with us!


Submissions can either be scanned and emailed (high quality- 300 dpi or better) to

OR you can send it via Snail Mail (though we won’t give it back to you so bear that in mind) to
Get Yr Cray-On! c/o Pike, 1884 Market St, SF, CA 94102.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

In love and Solidarity,

The Cray-On Crew.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Chills, thrills and spills

I performed a spoken word piece for this wonderful event last night. Hunched over my pages, gripping the mic like a comfort blanket, trying to make my mouth work despite all the beer and minus temperatures, thoroughly terrified and joyful and inspired by the souls that went before and after me.

Follow these white rabbit tracks:

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Beautiful Star

A worthy first post/plug:

Tribute album to late, great civil rights artist Odetta, as curated by Wears The Trousers magazine. All profits will go to female centric UK charities. Perfect Yultide gift to slip under the tree.