New Comic Book Day

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It’s a smaller day for me and I’m super friggin’ grateful. Some of my series are wrapping up too. Always bittersweet; ultimately it saves me money but it’s the end. I always hold off on reading the last one for months. I just now read the last Limbo. I’m definitely doing a whole post for that comic. It is hands down one of my all-time favourite comics. Caspar Wijngaard is an artistic genius. Mmmf. So good.

But today! Yay! Today! New comics.

Pin Game Strong

Goth Mermaid; Robin Eisenberg | Patsy Stone; Laissez Flaire | Vampire Pizza; Gimme Flair | Cactus & Teepee; Valley Cruise Press | Go Away! I’m Reading; Literary Emporium

Have you fallen for enamel pins as hard as I have? They are everywhere and there’s friggin’ millions of them. I don’t have a bank account that can support this addiction. I thought I did but numerous $25 orders add up even if you think they don’t. So now, I’m broke but my jackets look like a million bucks. Whoops.

My boyfriend and I are so addicted that he’s starting a press (like everyone else it seems) because there were pins we wanted that didn’t exist. Quick fix? Start a business and get to imagining. Later this month Lithium Press will be available to the masses. Will a Lithium x Mollociraptor collaboration be in the works? You bet your eyebrows it will. Heehee. More about that at a later date though.

For today…lets look at some of my favourite pin companies and a selection of my collection. Selection of my collection. Teehee. I rhymed.

Inspiration: Michael Economy

Anna Sui was probably the reason I ever started paying attention to fashion. I found her thanks to this really weird book called Life is a Movie Starring You: The Pesky Meddling Girls Guide to Living Your DreamIt’s a really great book. I wholeheartedly recommend it, especially for younger girls. Lots of throwback fun. Being a pesky meddling girl is the most fun you will ever have. ANYWAY! Yeah. Anna Sui was tucked away inside this book and so was the art of Michael Economy.

I wrote about the Mary Katrantzou show a few posts back and noticed a lot of details that reminded me of old-school Sui illustration and branding. Most of which was done by Michael Economy. In doing that I discovered a bit about him; he graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta, designed the Anna Sui Dolly Girl look, did branding for the 90s most danceable band Deee-Lite, and created literally everything cool in the world.

This weird little trip down memory lane makes me want to wear platform sneakers, throw on a tattoo choker, step out in my neon green mesh shirt, and wiggle to the wee hours. The 90s were beautiful and weird.

Comic Books and Chill

This whole ‘Netflix & Chill’ thing irks me. What if I actually want to chill? Will Netflix forever be a prelude to something…else? What if I told you that there is a world of chilling that involves nothing more than your oil-free thumb, the ability to read, and a love of leotards? There is.

More girls should like comic books. They’re fun to read and sometimes beautifully inspiring to look at. I’ve always been an avid reader of mildly intimidating tomes. I kind of shrugged off comics as fuel for big budget summer blockbusters. WRONG! There is so much more to comics than superheroes. They can be sad, fantastical, empowering, or even infuriating. Just like a real book, they put you through a whole gamut of emotions.

Now about those leotards. They’re great to wear to achieve that “perfectly tucked shirt” look but what about for wearing less and staying in more? The preferred garb of superheroes the world over is the new secret weapon and comfy to boot. Whether you’re queen of your own personal snuggle palace or being a saucy vixen, they’ve got you covered. (Even Kanye couldn’t resist their cool in the new Yeezy collection. But that’s a post for another day.)

1. Alix Heather Essex Bodysuit; $98 | 2. Lonely Ink Lulu; $82 | 3. Samantha Pleet Wonderland Turtleneck Bodysuit; $159 | 4. Alix Black Horatio Bodysuit; $145 | 5. Baserange Black Mississippi; $103

Now for my suggested comic book pairings.

Would You Like a Cup of Chai With That Comic?

Mukesh Singh’s artwork for Grant Morrison’s 18 Days

I haven’t been in the comic book groove for very long. I literally woke up and asked to visit the local comic book shop. End of story. No idea why. It was like I had an epiphany in a dream. Some nerdy deity shook some sense into me, I had a vision, and the rest is history.

DC, Marvel, and other typical superheroes aren’t my cup of tea. They bore me. Not sure why as I love, love, love the movies. In comic books I tend to steer clear though. It might have something to do with the fact that they’re franchises with histories, snobs, and an entire mythos built around them. It’s intimidating to just jump in all willy-nilly. Enter Graphic India.

Abhishek Singh’s artwork for Ramayan 3392 AD