Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Sierra Barnes

by Mike Rhode  Sierra Barnes, aka Sierra Bravo, is a local webcomics creator. I'm going to lift her bio from her website, since we haven't met in person during these crazy times. Sierra Barnes is a historian-turned-comic-creator who currently lives in Washington, DC making webcomics and print comics based on history and folklore. She graduated in 2014 from the College of William & Mary with a double-major in History and German Studies, and graduated in August of 2019 with a MFA in Co...
Tags: Comics, Interview, Washington, Germany, Webcomics, Austria, Britain, Nato, Washington Dc, World War Ii, Brothers Grimm, Sierra, Northern California, Vault, Arlington, Houston Texas

Meet the Political Candidate Ready to Give RVs Back to the People

Gorv is here to explain his platform and/or his whole dang deal. You may have seen nature before, but have you ever seen America, The Beautiful through the window of an RV? Gorv is the only political candidate brave enough to get average Americans into an RV, then park it in nature so they explore the great outdoors. Now that sounds like a Really Very-Nice-Life. [Author: GORV]
Tags: America, Humor, GORV

Orcas Are Here To Kick Ass And Chew Gum, And They’re All Out Of Gum

kpa/United Archives via Getty Im Everybody had to have seen this coming though, come on guys Nature has been lashing out in a big way for all of 2020 and it’s not slowing down anytime soon. First the global pandemic, then we got hit with a string of crazy weather phenomena, like wildfires raging in California after literally 12,000 lightning strikes and multiple hurricanes on the east coast that were a hair away from combining into one giant hurricane, and now, apparently, even the anim...
Tags: California, Spain, Portugal, Humor, Seaworld, Waffle House, Sloane Hughes, kpa United Archives, Getty Im Everybody

Re:Zero’s Echidna Offers Her Wisdom Through New Figurine

New witch female Echidna, introduced in the currently airing second season of isekai series Re:Zero, has already mustered up enough popularity to snare herself a figurine, with the collectible portraying the maiden courteously and likely disappointing those who would have liked to see her in a swimsuit – the witch will bless buyers with her […]
Tags: Anime, Moe, Anime Figures, Image Gallery, Kadokawa, Echidna, Re:Zero

Seven "C's" of Effective Communication

 In a webinar that I recently attended, the speaker listed "Seven C's of Effective Communication."  I thought it was a good list.  Here they are: ClearConciseConcreteCorrectCoherentCompleteCourteous What do you think?   Thank you for reading the personal blog of Alexandria Skinner. Nothing in this blog should be viewed as attorney-client legal advice. The only way Alexandria Skinner creates an attorney client relationship is by way of a written letter of engagement. [Author: PeaceWorks]
Tags: Comics, Alexandria Skinner, Alexandria Skinner Nothing, PeaceWorks

Detective Comics #519 - Don Newton art

Detective Comics #519 Detective Comics v1 #519, 1982 - When Colonel Blimp (yes, that's his name and no, he's not overweight) threatens Washington DC, the Batman intervenes to stop him. Don Newton uses noticeably bigger and fewer panels in the layouts. Full page splash at the start is followed by a double page spread, then followed by an explosive Hindenburg-type scene (see interior page below) [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Washington Dc, Batman, Hindenburg, Ted Ignacio, Don Newton, Detective Comics 519 Detective Comics

Superhero Bits: Halle Berry Knew ‘Catwoman’ Would Be Bad, ‘The Falcon and the Winter’ Soldier Resumes Shooting & More

Want to know the Supergirl stunt team’s fitness routine? Which awards did Watchmen win from the 2020 Television Critics Association awards? Did you hear Halle Berry knew Catwoman was going to be bad while she was still shooting? Want to see an extended documentary on the making of The Dark Knight trilogy? What did Kevin Feige think of James Gunn directing The Suicide Squad? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. During DC FanDome over the weekend, the Supergirl stunt team sho...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Spider-Man, Superman, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Batman, James Gunn, Halle Berry, Avengers, Marvel Studios, Supergirl, Falcon, Luke Cage, Catwoman, Iron Fist

‘Persuasion’ Movie, Based on the Jane Austen Novel, Will Star Sarah Snook From ‘Succession’

Jane Austen adaptations will never die. The latest: Persuasion, Austen’s last completed novel, is being adapted yet again, with Succession breakout Sarah Snook set to star. The story concerns a young woman who reunites with a man she was once engaged to marry. The book has been adapted several times before, mostly in the form of TV miniseries. THR says that Sarah Snook is set to play Anne Elliot in Persuasion, based on the novel by Jane Austen. Mahalia Belo is directing from a script by Jess...
Tags: UK, Movies, Casting, Navy, US, Netflix, Debra Hayward, Adaptation, Jane Austen, Sony Pictures, Fox Searchlight, Persuasion, Anne, BBC Films, Ciarán Hinds, Austen

Case Study: ePlus complaint Open Letter

The a few week ago, some fans for the Love Live franchise decided to publish on twitter a letter complaining and asking for an oversea-friendly streaming option for the recent Nijigaku online live event. Being not really involved in any of this (although vaguely interested in the same event), I was wondering why there was any kind of perceived drama. Well, it seems clear to me why there was drama. See below. To @LoveLive_staff, this is a letter regarding the streaming of Nijigasaki 2nd Liv...
Tags: America, Reddit, Anime, Facebook Twitter, Love Live, Conventions and Concerts, Modern Visual Culture, Kelts, Reddit Twitter Tumblr

Jake Gyllenhaal and Denis Villeneuve Are Working on a Mystery Project Together

Director Denis Villeneuve is spending some time in the world of Arrakis with his two-part film adaptation of Dune, but it sounds like he might be working with a familiar collaborator again soon. Jake Gyllenhaal, who starred in Villeneuve’s one-two punch of Enemy and Prisoners in 2013, revealed that the two are teaming up again for a mysterious new project. I’ll cut to the chase: we don’t have any details about what this forthcoming collaboration might be. “There is something we are working on...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Jake-Gyllenhaal, Denis, Indiewire, Gyllenhaal, Villeneuve, Roger Deakins, Denis Villeneuve, Deakins, Gyllenhaal Villeneuve, Denis Villeneuve Gyllenhaal

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Jake Gyllenhaal Reuniting With ‘Southpaw’ Director Antoine Fuqua for Remake of Danish Thriller ‘The Guilty’

Jake Gyllenhaal is going another round with his Southpaw director Antoine Fuqua. Gyllenhaal is starring in a remake of the phenomenal Danish thriller, The Guilty, which Fuqua has just signed on to direct. Filming is set to begin this November under COVID-19 restrictions.  Deadline reports that Gyllenhaal and Fuqua are set to reunite, five years after the star and director first worked together in 2015’s boxing drama Southpaw, with the one-location thriller The Guilty. The film is a remake of ...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Los Angeles, Apple TV, Jake-Gyllenhaal, Thriller, Will Smith, Antoine, Enemy, Remakes, Southpaw, Gyllenhaal, Antoine-Fuqua, Denis Villeneuve, Fuqua, Dan Gilroy

‘Dick Johnson is Dead’ Trailer: Kirsten Johnson Blends Fact and Fiction

Dick Johnson is Dead, the winner of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Award for Innovation in Nonfiction Storytelling, is headed to Netflix next month, so get your tissues ready because it’s going to make you cry. Acclaimed filmmaker Kirsten Johnson uses her unique eye to focus on her aging father, Dick Johnson, staging elaborate (fake) ways for the man to die all in the hopes of staving off the inevitable. Watch the Dick Johnson is Dead trailer below. Dick Johnson is Dead Traile...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Netflix, Dead, Movie Trailers, Johnson, Kirsten Johnson, Dick Johnson, Megan Ellison, Abby Olcese, Marilyn Ness, Dick Johnson Is Dead, Maureen A Ryan, Kirsten Johnson Cameraperson, Katy Chevigny

New Trailer for Animated 'Henchmen' Film Set in a World of Villains

"Henchman today, supervillain tomorrow." Vertical Ent. has released a new trailer for an animated movie titled Henchmen, which originally premiered up in Canada from 2018. It's finally getting a virtual + VOD release in the US this fall. When the world is threatened by an evil supervillain, a teenager and his mentor team up to stop him. A fallen henchman named Hank, voiced by James Marsden, leads a team of Lester and two others, called the "Union of Evil", who must prevent "Baron Blackout" f...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, US, Canada, Animation, James Marsden, Lester, Hank, Bobcat Goldthwait, To Watch, Vertical Ent, Baron Blackout

This Comic Book Writer Spent a Year Mailing Michael Cohen Movie and TV Spoilers in Prison

For the entire year Donald Trump’s shady former attorney, Michael Cohen, spent in federal prison for campaign finance violations, financial fraud, and other crimes, he was receiving spoilers for movies and TV shows courtesy of comic book writer Matt Miner.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, TV, Science, Technology, Movies, Crowdfunding, Kickstarter, Donald Trump, Spoilers, Michael Cohen, 2020 Elections, Matt Miner Read

Ethan Hawke Directing Documentary About Paul Newman And Joanne Woodward

Actor and sometimes filmmaker Ethan Hawke is set to direct a documentary about Hollywood couple Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Newman met Woodward while they were both working on the Broadway production Picnic, and the two married in 1958, and would remain married for 50 years until Newman’s death in 2008. Woodward is still alive as of the writing of this story. Deadline is reporting that Nook House Productions has tasked Ethan Hawke with a directing a Paul Newman Joanne Woodward documenta...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Documentary, Chelsea, Ethan Hawke, Broadway, Philadelphia, Newman, Hawke, Woodward, Paul-Newman, Joanne Woodward, Witte, Newman s Own Foundation, Robert Eggers, Blaze Foley

Ani-Gamers Podcast #144 – Blaseball! It's Baseball with an L! with Elliot Trinidad and Cassandra Lugo

The forbidden book has been opened and the umpire's eyes are glowing red. That's right, it's time to play ball! Former Crunchyroll host Elliot Trinidad (@nameoftheyear) and game designer Cassandra Lugo (@prophet_goddess) join Evan to plodcast about the surrealist virtual splorts betting game-slash-collaborative fiction project Blaseball . Plus a bunch of Nintendo and anime news, entirely too much Gundam talk for a podcast without Pat on it, and Pathologic 2 ! Topics include: Zelda battle...
Tags: Video Games, Earth, Nintendo, Anime, Zelda, Crunchyroll, Pat, Elliot, Evan, Char, Gundam, Evan Minto, Scott Gratton, Tylor, Patrick Sutton, Otaku USA Magazine and Anime News Network Evan

Hulu Buys 100 Hours of Vice TV Content, Including ‘Dark Side of the Ring’

Hulu has picked up some inherent Vice, purchasing 100 hours of Vice TV content, including the series Dark Side of the Ring. This marks Vice Distribution’s first deal since launching this July. So if you’ve been waiting to watch some hot Vice content, but would rather it be available on a readily accessible streaming service, today is your lucky day. Well, not today exactly, but rather the day the content actually shows up on Hulu. You get the idea, don’t’ get fresh with me. Deadline has the ...
Tags: Movies, Hulu, Vice, Hamilton, Errol Morris, ITV Studios, Bronson, Weediquette, Business and Industry News, Hegedus, Bong Appetit, Bea Hegedus, Bong Appetit Hamilton, Vanessa Lavorato, Miguel Trinidad, Pharmacopeia Hamilton Morris

Super Mario 64 Render96 Mod Gives the Classic Platformer a Contemporary Look

A team of dedicated modders has created a Super Mario 64 mod called Render 96, which adds new models to the game along with high-resolution textures, new camera controls, 60 fps support, and other miscellaneous features. The extensive overview trailer of the Render96 mod showing off its many graphical improvements to Nintendo’s classic 3D platformer […]
Tags: Games, Technology, Trailer, Nintendo, Mario, Anime, Retro, Comparison, Mods, Nintendo 64

Marketplace for land-focused agents could result in $500M in commissions

The deal with RealX will provide the Land Broker Co-op's 16,000 agents with a platform where they can connect directly to companies interested in leasing property rights.
Tags: Radio, Agent, Dan Murphy, Property Rights, Select, Commissions, Mineral Rights, Luke Glass, MLS & Associations, Connect Now, Realx, Land Broker Co-op, Land Broker Co

Russian billionaire spent $140M to build this ‘spaceship house’

The only private residence ever designed by Zaha Hadid, the futuristic home looks like it was transported from a galaxy far, far away and features a master bedroom that sits atop a podium 100 feet in the air.
Tags: Radio, Zaha Hadid

Xbox Series X vs. Series S

Are you having trouble deciding between the Xbox Series X and Series S? We take a look at these fourth-generation game consoles from Microsoft to find the best.
Tags: Gaming, Microsoft, Video Games, Trends, Xbox, Buying Guides, Game Consoles, Series X, Series S

‘Love and Monsters’ Trailer: Can Young Love Survive in the Aftermath of a Giant Monster Apocalypse?

Some of the most soul-crushing and formative experiences come from young romance. But imagine how much harder that kind of love would be in the wake of a giant monster apocalypse. Love and Monsters is a new sci-fi romance that finds a young man named Joel (Dylan O’Brien) estranged from his high school girlfriend Aimee (Jessica Henwick) after giant monsters appeared on Earth and forced what remained of humanity to hide underground. But when he reconnects with her on a radio, Joel decides to risk...
Tags: Movies, Romance, Sci-fi, Earth, Movie Trailers, Paramount Pictures, Peter Jackson, Marseilles, Skull Island, Aimee, Joel, Michael Matthews, Michael Rooker, Dylan O'Brien, Gamora, Jessica Henwick

Here’s how to use your Android smartphone to stream Xbox games

It's expanded past just the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, and now you can play Xbox games on Android smartphones. Here's how to accomplish this remarkable feat.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Gaming, Samsung, Trends, How-to, Xbox, Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

6 tips for standing out as a luxury real estate agent

According to speakers at the Luxury Focused Breakout at Inman Connect Now, luxury agents need to be less focused on getting that deal now, and more focused on building relationships.
Tags: Radio, Compass, Luxury Real Estate, Branden Williams, Select, The Agency, Rayni Williams, Hilton & Hyland, Illustrated Properties, Seth O'byrne, Inman Connect Now, Luxury Lens, Connect Now, Nash Luxury

Ani-Gamers Podcast #144 – Blaseball! It's Baseball with an L!

The forbidden book has been opened and the umpire's eyes are glowing red. That's right, it's time to play ball! Former Crunchyroll host Elliot Trinidad (@nameoftheyear) and game designer Cassandra Lugo (@prophet_goddess) join Evan to plodcast the surrealist virtual splorts betting game-slash-collaborative metafiction project Blaseball . Plus a bunch of Nintendo and anime news, entirely too much Gundam talk for a podcast without Pat on it, and Pathologic 2 ! Topics include: Zelda battle r...
Tags: Video Games, Earth, Nintendo, Anime, Zelda, Crunchyroll, Pat, Elliot, Evan, Char, Gundam, Evan Minto, Scott Gratton, Tylor, Patrick Sutton, Otaku USA Magazine and Anime News Network Evan

‘Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles’ Movie in the Works at DreamWorks Animation

Last year, Reno: 911! star and successful screenwriter Thomas Lennon (The Night at the Museum films) made his first foray into the world of young adult novels with Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles, an adventure following a young Irish boy who joins a secret police force devoted to handling the misdeeds of magical creatures. Now a Ronan Boyle movie is in the works at DreamWorks Animation, with Lennon on board to write the screenplay. Variety reports that Thomas Lennon will write the scri...
Tags: Action/Adventure, Adaptation, Animation, Dreamworks, Family Films, Mystery/Suspense, Fergal Reilly, Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles, Thomas-Lennon

Cambodia Town Film Festival is moving online and it’s all free

The annual Cambodia Town Film Festival returns this week, but like just about all events, it’s all going to be online because of the coronavirus pandemic. But unlike many events, this Long Beach-based film event is going to be completely free. The festival, which runs Sept. 16-20, includes more than 40 films that rage from features to documentaries to shorts that touch on all aspects of the Cambodian experience. Beyond the films, people will also be able to see all film festival-related events o...
Tags: Movies, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Streaming, HELEN REDDY, Tustin, Geraldine Viswanathan, Free And Cheap, Top Stories LBPT, San Fernando Valley LA

How to stop posting listings and start winning at social media

Marki Lemons-Ryhal and Katie Lance both said Tuesday that agents should post original content on social media, and resist the urge to just share listings.
Tags: Radio, Katie Lance, Marki Lemons Ryhal

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