Sneak peak at my Sleep of Reason Story
kelmcdonald: New Post has been published on http://www.sorcery101.net/news/sneak-peak-at-my-sleep-of-reason-story/ Sneak peak at my Sleep of Reason Story Hey folks, I just wanted to post here that I’m working on a story with Rachel Edidin for the Sleep of Reason Anthology that will be Kickstarted soon. Here are some paged. I wrote this, and Kel drew it, and oh, man, it’s gonna...
Why Do Men Keep Putting Me in the Girlfriend-Zone?
literaryreference: You know how it is, right, ladies? You know a guy for a while. You hang out with him. You do fun things with him—play video games, watch movies, go hiking, go to concerts. You invite him to your parties. You listen to his problems. You do all this because you think he wants to be your friend. But then, then comes the fateful moment where you find out that all this time, he’s...
In which I discuss a possible Man of Steel spoiler
benito-cereno: It really depends on your definition of a spoiler. Plus it’s in magazines and stuff? But still, if you want to be 100% surprised, maybe you shouldn’t Read More I agree roughly one million percent with the sentiments of Benito’s post.
Why isn't New Orleans Mother's Day parade shooting... →
“American tragedies don’t occur on the southside of Chicago or the New Orleans 9th Ward. They don’t occur where inner city high school kids shoot into school buses or someone shoots at a 10-year old’s birthday party in New Orleans. Or Gary, Indiana. Or Compton. Or Newport News. These are where the forgotten tragedies happen and the cities are left to persevere on their...
Witch House →
binghsien: I made a small game. It has amazing art by Amika Sterling (belovedlights on Tumblr). It costs a dollar, plus an expression of your worst fear, making it my cheapest and/or most expensive game to date.
Scrapscallion: Greg Karber's Abercrombie & Fitch... →
scrapscallion: This makes me so fucking angry. The idea that you’re making a progressive stance via a campaign that a) uses homeless people without their informed consent as props to protest a clothing line for being narrow-minded, and b) does so based on the implication that dressing homeless people in a… Reblogging myself, which I guess is the internet equivalent of banging a table...
doomquasar asked: Hi Rachel! I saw you speak at ECCC and you mentioned a website where writers and editors could find each other. I totally misplaced my notes from that day and I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction. Thanks! :)
Anonymous asked: Female James Bond?
another-elle asked: Who are the sexiest of the X-Men?
Anonymous asked: In your opinion, how feasible is it to support yourself as a comics writer in 2013?
Getting a Head Start on Tuesday →
Let’s do this thing. Post ‘em tonight, and I’ll respond in the morning.
My name is Rachel Edidin. I live in Portland, Oregon, with a nice man and a lumpy cat. I’m a freelance editor and writer. I write comics, fiction, and journalism; the latter, mostly for Wired.com. As an editor, I specialize in comics, transmedia projects, and alternatives to traditional publishing models. Until striking out on my own a few months ago, I was an editor at Dark Horse Comics. ...
The First Men on the Moon: The Apollo 11 Lunar... →
Watch, listen, and relive the excitement of the Apollo 11 lunar landing as experienced minute-by-minute by the courageous crew of Apollo 11 and Mission Control. OH, YES, PLEASE.
Matt Bors has been laying down some truthbombs about the myth of lazy, entitled Millennials. Go read. I was born in the 1979-1983 generation gap—a few years short of X, a few years ahead of Millennials. We’re a generation defined by disaster: Columbine, 9/11. We came of age at the peak of the War on Terror, came into the job market just in time to lose everything in the crash. We...
Sorry About That
I find that the more writing I’m doing elsewhere, the less I bring to social media in general, and longer-form social media (like this sort-of-a-blog) in particular. That’s okay, right?
Goodnight, Comics Alliance.
twentypercentcooler: daviduzumeri: I don’t think it was only for those of us contributors that Comics Alliance was far, far more than a comics news site. I came into comics blogging almost as a mistake. I wrote on the Batman’s Shameful Secret boards on Something Awful for a very long time, and that — and Identity Crisis — were what got me back into reading comics. Discussion of them was part...
Dear Comics Alliance,
Fuck. I pieced together the news a few days ago, via vague e-mails and canceled convention appearances, crossing my fingers the whole time that I was mistaken, and that even if something was clearly terribly wrong, it wasn’t that. You’ve been my favorite comics site since your start. You set the bar for reporting. You covered comics and the surrounding culture with insight and humor;...
Jill Abramson and the wholly sexist narrative of... →
makingstorieswork: In which Emily Bell rightfully excoriates Politico for its treatment of Jill Abramson and points to some incredibly prevalent professional double-standards as they apply to women in publishing. This is incredibly relevant to my life and career, past and present. The ways I moderate both my professional persona and my gender presentation are equal parts genuine identity and...
Where to Find Rachel at Stumptown Comics Fest →
ALTERNATE TITLE: Where to Bring Rachel Scotch at Stumptown Comics Fest. makingstorieswork: EVERYWHERE. I’m Operations Manager! Which is to say: If you want to meet up for pleasure or business, drop me a line AHEAD OF TIME! I’m also on two panels, both on Sunday (typos corrected, because I’m THAT KIND OF ASSHOLE): Comics Blogging 2:00-2:45 PM Room B114 What challenges face those writing...
Where to Find Rachel at Stumptown Comics Fest →
makingstorieswork: EVERYWHERE. I’m Operations Manager! Which is to say: If you want to meet up for pleasure or business, drop me a line AHEAD OF TIME! I’m also on two panels, both on Sunday (typos corrected, because I’m THAT KIND OF ASSHOLE): Comics Blogging 2:00-2:45 PM Room B114 What challenges face those writing about the increasingly amorphous world of comics fandom? Find out as...
Looking Past the Target Audience at Stumptown... →
thatonepanel: We’re very pleased to announce that the Looking Past the Target Audience will be making its second con appearance at Stumptown Comics Fest this coming weekend, in Portland, OR. Rachel and Andy will be returning from the original crew, along with new panelists Faith Erin Hicks, Scotty Iseri, Sfé M., and David Walker! Find us Sunday at 3:00 PM in room B111!
iniquitous fish: Alright.‘Cause this is... →
meredithmcclaren: Alright. ‘Cause this is fun. Somebody went and copy and pasted my Kickstarter Campaign to IndieGogo. The IndieGogo campaign has been reported and shut down. (I am also working with YouTube to get them to stop parading around as me there as well.) However, this guy is a hustler apparently, and… This also happened to other comics creators recently. I wonder if...
jessnevins asked: Who inspires you?
plusonecard asked: FMK: Comic book movies. (The movies themselves.)