Tough times subconsciously call for childhood heroes

I would like to state first of all that ALL RESEMBLANCE OF THIS COMIC TO BATMAN IS COMPLETELY ACCIDENTAL. It wasn’t until I had finished inking the final panel that I took a second look at what I’d done, and the images began clicking into place.


Oh damn, I thought. But by then it was too late, so I can only say YOU’RE WELCOME. I have unintentionally (perhaps subconsciously?) drawn on familiar tropes and thus no doubt increased the enjoyment factor of this comic. The pleasure of art is the pleasure of recognition: Aristotle says so.

In other news, I am currently on spring break, although that only means that I have slightly more time to sit in front of my computer completing tasks than usual. And as luck would have it, I have more than the usual number of tasks. So it all shakes out even.

But because it is break I am allowing myself a bit more freedom for reading, and I encourage you to do the same. Oh hey, why not start here?
Poems by Katie Berta at The 2River View
– Two poems (/prose poems/stories/whatever you may) by the inimitable Kevin McIlvoy in the two most recent issues of The Collagist: When will we speak of Jesus? from Issue Thirty-One and Mrs. Wiggins’ altocumulus undulatus asperatus from Issue Thirty-Two
– Oh, and while we’re at it you should really get Lauren Groff’s new book Arcadia, because it is good enough for the New York Times, and I can vouch for at least the first half of it (which is what I’ve so far read).

And with that I bid you good morning. We shall reconvene on the issue of Batman when the new movie comes out in July. For now, let’s focus on The Hunger Games, which features Katniss Everdeen, i.e. The Young Female Batman of The Post-Apocalypse.