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So, About Autism and Sensory Overload…

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Review Day Tuesday is Pushed Back (Again)

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Y’all, this new episode of Review Day Tuesday is taking way too dang long to write and record for. I want to make it the best review I possibly can but JEEZ it’s hard.

There are other videos I want to make though, and these other videos would be faster and easier to do, plus they don’t require a ton of scripting or planning.

I’ll post one of these types of videos soon, and if I don’t have this Review Day Tuesday episode done after that, I may just drop the frickin’ series.

Because here’s the thing – video-making is a hobby. It’s not my job, and I don’t ever want it to be. I want it to be fun. And right now, Review Day Tuesdays are…not fun.

It’s not fun in the way I consider comics-making fun. When I make comics, even when I come across a challenge, I come up with a game-plan to tackle that challenge or I just go into it. It’s a chance to learn to me. Even the hard stuff is fun to do.

Right now, this Review Day Tuesday thing is just something I DREAD. I don’t like to do hobbies that give me a sense of DREAD. If I dread doing the thing, what would be the point of doing it?

I want to give it a little more time, though – sometimes it’s just the mood I’m in. Sometimes there’s a legit concern. I want to give it time and when I revisit the idea of Review Day Tuesday, I’ll see if it’s a legit concern, just the mood, or something more problematic.

In the meantime, I’m still updating The Case of the Wendigo, Validation, and the Extra ClothesPins Podcast. Check those out if you haven’t already.

Thank you for reading!

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Review Day Tuesdays Return…Next Week

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Review Day Tuesdays are my short YouTube videos where I review indie comics and novels. I had put the series on hiatus because, at the time, there was a LOT going on.

Now, I have more free time, since I’m freelancing full-time now, so Review Day Tuesdays are coming back next week.

The original plan was to bring it back on February 28th, but I’m not quite done with the script yet. The plan is to review the novel The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder, and there’s a LOT to cover with that book. That’s why it’s talking a little longer than usual to get the script done, and then record and edit the video.

So for now, expect the Review Day Tuesdays series to start back up again on March 7th.

I can’t wait to share The Museum of Intangible Things with you. So stay tuned!

Thank you for your support.

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Black History Month: Richard “Grass” Green

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Today’s Black History Month Figure is Richard “Grass” Green, the first African American cartoonist to make work in the 1960s fanart movement AND the 1970s underground comix movement. He did LOTS of superhero parody comics, especially in Star-Studded Comics with his character Xal-Kor. In the 70s and 80s, his work often used humor to expose America’s bigotry and racism.

Image from Museum of Uncut Funk.

You can read more about Richard “Grass” Green at The Museum of Uncut Funk’s website.

Now, let’s see if I can find any of his work anywhere to read it for myself…

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Black History Month: Nina Simone

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So I didn’t know about this figure in Black History until today – her name is Nina Simone, and she was a singer and piano player who worked in a variety of music styles, from classical to jazz to pop.

The first song of hers I heard was “To Love Somebody.” Here’s a video of it:

But she was most famous for her work in the Civil Rights Movement, especially her songs in that period of time. One of her most famous songs is “Mississippi Goddam,” which was made in response to a Birmingham, AL church bombing that killed four girls. Here’s that song:

Know any other black history figures? Share them in the comments below. I would love to draw them.

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