If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
—  Martin Luther King Jr.
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Monday morning, time for some new art!

I honestly thought I had posted some of this already, but I guess maybe I instagrammed or tweeted it? The lesson here is: stay on top of your social media-ings otherwise things get lost in the shuffle.

In any case, as you’ve probably gathered, I am taking tentative steps into the world of comics and this is one of those steps. In November, Justin Jordan (who you might know from the fantastic Luther Strode miniseries) and Ariela Kristantina will be launching conspiracy thriller DEEP STATE at Boom! Studios, and I am drawing the covers.

Up there are the first two issues, one more is in the bag and sketches for the two after that got sent off this morning, so there will be plenty more down the line (probably on a monthly basis when the solicits get released).

You can find out more about the series by reading an interview with Justin over at CBR NOW. And by now I mean: this interview is from August - I told you I was disorganised.

The laws here in America were made by white people for the benefit of white people. The Constitution was written by whites for the benefit of whites, it was never written for the benefit of blacks, and when you read the Constitution, I think in article one section two or section one, article one, one of the two—it’s in the constitution—it says that…it classifies black people as three-fifths of a man. Three-fifths of a man, subhuman, less than a human being. It relegates us to the level of cattle, hogs, chickens, cows, a commodity that could be bought and sold at the will of the master. No it was written by whites for the benefit of whites and to the detriment blacks, and when a black man stands up talking about his constitutional rights, he’s out of his mind.

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60 years ago in April 1954, first baseman Tom Alston became the first African-American player to wear the Birds on the Bat. Six weeks after Alston’s debut, the Cardinals called up a 30-year old righthander from Triple-A Columbus. On May 31st, 1954, Bill Greason became the first black pitcher in Cardinals franchise history. Bill’s pitching career in St. Louis was brief – he appeared in only three total games before being sent back to Columbus. He spent another six years in the Cardinals minor league system and upon retirement from baseball, he began another storied phase of his life as a pastor of the Bethel Baptist Church in Birmingham.

The Reverend Bill Greason has worn many hats and seen a lot of history in his long and storied life. A native of Atlanta, GA, Reverend Greason grew up as a child in the same neighborhood as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Reverend Greason was a Montford Point Marine, part of the storied detachment that landed on Iwo Jima in World War II. He was among the Marines honored in Washington in 2012 with our nation’s highest civilian award, the Congressional Gold Medal.

He played for five years in the Negro Leagues, and was a teammate of Willie Mays on the Negro American League Champion Birmingham Black Barons of 1948. In 1952, he broke the Oklahoma professional sports color barrier when he took the mound for the AAA Oklahoma City Indians.

Reverend Greason’s career on the mound for the Cardinals may have been brief, but he has a very significant place in franchise history as a pioneer and trailblazer.

On September 21, 2014, the Cardinals honored Rev. Greason before the game and celebrated his special role in the history of our great franchise.

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We Talked With Dextro, One Of The Most Elusive Algorithmic Artists

Since the mid-90s, the hermetic and anonymous artist behind the name Dextro has been quietly creating some of the most pioneering algorithmic and generative art. Though his identity is a mystery, he is known for converging various styles, with work resembling luminous waves in one piece, and glitchy patterns in the next.     Call him the Thomas Pynchon of Internet art. As the site Generator.x wrote back in 2007, it was the Vienna-based Dextro’s collaboration with another anonymous artist, Lia, on the cryptic website Turux.org that cast doubts as to whether Dextro was actually one individual or a group of artists deploying a multi-use name, á la Luther Blissett or Wu Ming—or, even like the conspiracy theory that Pynchon’s work was penned by an author supergroup.

Though Dextro’s anonymity stands in direct opposition to today’s crop of self-image obsessed, Tumblr-based digital and new media artists, he can be coaxed into communication. Just as in the Tarot where the Hermit reemerges from hiding to share what he or she has learned, Dextro happily filled The Creators Project in on the details of his past and present work.

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when-icarus-fell said:

I like how your nrs signless has a more Socratic method of preaching as opposed to the Martin Luther King-ish method a lot of people headcanon

That is a very interesting way of putting it!  But yeah, part of the point of NRS was to use a headcanon that’s logically derived but still kind of the opposite of more widespread ones. uvu

That said, I’ve never been good at gauging what’s popular and what isn’t so I’m not sure how well that succeeded.

brutangel22 replied to your post:Petition to rearrange the NT

What’s your ideal arrangement?

John

Mark

Matthew

Luke/Acts

Galatians

Paul in roughly chronological order, probably ending w/ Romans

James/Jacob somewhere after Paul and before John’s epistles/Revelation

Hebrews

1 - 2 Peter

1 - 3 John

Jude

Revelation

EDIT: Forgot James existed. He’s in there now. I’m not pulling a Pseudo-Luther-Marcion.

EDIT: Frickity frick. And Jude.

Since the rise of global capitalism and related ideologies associated with neoliberalism, it has become especially important to identify the dangers of individualism. Progressive struggles whether they are focused on racism, repression, poverty or other issues are doomed to fail if they do not also attempt to develop a consciousness of the insidious promotion of capitalist individualism. Even as Nelson Mandela always insisted that his accomplishments were collective, always also achieved by the men and women who were his comrades, the media attempted to sanctify him as a heroic individual. A similar process has attempted to disassociate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from the vast numbers of women and men who constituted the very heart of the mid-twentieth century US freedom movement. It is essential to resist the depiction of history as the work of heroic individuals in order for people today to recognize their potential agency as a part of an ever expanding community of struggle.
—  Angela Davis
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