Somebody come hang out with me I’ll feed you
Look what’s here, it’s comics! Click and go read em. From the news post:
Hello my friends!
It’s been a while. I’m trying to stretch these comic making muscles again, so here are a load of sketchy sillies. In the past year, I’ve been doing some work in books and tv, as I’ve mentioned, some of it working out and some of it not. But I’m very excited to tell you that I just finished this book with Scholastic, which should be out next fall! It’s a lot of fun and I hope you will like it!
I’m working on the sequel to the Hark A Vagrant book next with Drawn and Quarterly, so good news, you’ll be seeing comics more frequently! And I miss making them.
BRILLIANT AS USUAL
Here, we have the Saturn V rocket, housed inside the Apollo/Saturn V Center at Kennedy Space Center near Titusville, Florida, just a few miles from Launch complex 39, where these beasts once roared into the sky.
When we look at the enormous first stage of the Saturn V rocket, called an S-IC, we think “spaceship”. Truthfully, the Saturn V first stage never actually made it into space. The stage only burned for the first 150 seconds of flight, then dropped away from the rest of the rocket, all while remaining totally inside Earth’s atmosphere. The S-IC stage is merely an aircraft.
Even more truthfully, the S-IC stage displayed here at the Apollo/Saturn V Center at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, never flew at all. It is a static test article, fired while firmly attached to the ground, to make sure the rocket would actually hold together in flight. Obviously, these tests were successful, (e.g. she didn’t blow up), and she sits on our Apollo museum today. I wrote more about this particular stage in a previous post, (click here to view.)
The rest of the rocket, the second and third stages, called the S-II and S-IVB stages, did fly into space. The S-II put the manned payload into orbit, and the S-IVB was responsible for initially propelling that payload from earth orbit to the moon, an act called “trans-lunar injection” (TLI).
The particular rocket in this display, except for the first stage, is called SA-514. 514 was going to launch the cancelled Apollo 18 and 19 moon missions.
The command/service module (CSM) in the photos is called CSM-119. This particular capsule is unique to the Apollo program, because it has five seats. All the others had three. 119 could launch with a crew of three, and land with five, because it was designed it for a possible Skylab rescue mission. It was later used it as a backup capsule for the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.
What if we told you you could see a new superhero movie, a new Van Damme movie, and a new fucknuts crazy French movie WITH ONE TICKET?
#4. Falconman Has the Greatest Origin Story of All Time
First off, Van Damme is not playing Falconman. (His role is “the leader of a terror group from nowhere land between Indonesia and the Philippines.”) In fact, the Falconman website does not specify if anybody is playing Falconman, an omission that has led us to hypothesize that the role of Falconman is far too dramatic for any mortal.
This plot synopsis only corroborates our suspicions. For example, Falconman is the patron superhero for those with gambling addictions. And we quote:
The manipulation of sports betting in football, fashion, and Formula One is scaring everyone. FALCONMAN the new superhero better than Robin Hood saving the masses from losing all their money and falling into poverty and deprivation.
THIS CANNOT BE REAL
A couple of pictures I took from the latest jeeping trip up Guanella pass. We hiked up to the square top lakes and jeeped the Hunkidori Mine trail.
Will Shakespeare/Kit Marlowe modern AU
"So what did you think?"
“Yes, of ‘Titus’.”
Kit looks Will right in the eye. “You stole most of it from me.”
Will blushes, just a bit, and hates himself for that much more than he does for the borderline plagiarism.
"The papers all hate it, except the Guardian," says Kit, "and they just haven’t made up their minds about whether it’s political commentary or a sign that we’re all dead inside. Your mother is furious, the Mail wants it banned, and you’re never getting a job with CBBC ever again.”
Kit pauses, just long enough to make Will consider running back to Stratford right this instant, and finally grins.
"I fucking loved it.”
HAPPY CANADA DAY! For Canada Day, read this short Superhero Girl comic I made last year for the True Patriot anthology! It was based on a true experience I had when someone asked me “what makes Superhero Girl a Canadian superhero?” and I was like uhhhhh?
The League of Villainous Canadian Stereotypes was my boyfriend Tim’s idea. He is a great idea man!
Enjoy my Canadian comic and have a great Canada Day! I am celebrating by working a lot. ;)
HAPPY CANADA DAY
Stephanie Kwolek, a pioneering female chemist at DuPont who invented the exceedingly tough fibers widely used in Kevlar body armor, has died, colleagues said Friday. She was 90.
Kwolek died Wednesday at a hospital in Wilmington where she had lived, said her friend Rita Vasta, a chemist who also worked at DuPont. Vasta said Kwolek had been ill about a week though she didn’t know the cause of death.
Kwolek made her discovery in the mid-1960s while working on specialty textile fibers, according to DuPont’s website. She invented a liquid crystalline solution that could be spun into the exceptionally strong fibers now used worldwide in police and military protective equipment.
In 2007, Kwolek told The (Wilmington) News Journal that the discovery launched an exciting period in her career as the chemical company explored uses for her discovery.
DuPont management “didn’t fool around,” she told the newspaper at the time. “They immediately assigned a whole group to work on different aspects.”
DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman said in a statement that Kwolek was a creative, determined chemist as well as a pioneer for women in science.