SELFIE” at Stephanie Chefas Projects.

Opening on Friday, April 8th, 2016 at Stephanie Chefas Projects in Portland, Oregon is the fantastic looking group exhibition, “Selfie.”

From the gallery’s press release: “Selfie” is a group show honoring the exploration of self through artistic expression. From the aristocratic portrayal of Durer to the camouflage visage of Warhol, the timeless art of self-portrait has been cemented as a cornerstone of art history, often demonstrating an artist in his or her most personal (perhaps even vulnerable) mode of expression. Through these personal endeavors an artist can reveal innermost thoughts and feelings while simultaneously allowing the viewer to bear witness to a human life in flux.  As personal the self-portrait can be, it’s also a form that’s commonly defined by expectation and familiarity. For “Selfie,” participating artists were invited to unlock the shackles of tradition and take the notion of ‘self’ as a launch pad for pure creative expression. Looking deep within, each artist went beyond the flesh to offer profound glimpses into their souls. The result is a truly spectacular array of intimate iconography from some of the contemporary art scene’s most exciting talents.

Featuring work by such artists as (above): Adrian Cox, John Felix Arnold III, Brian Mashburn, Jennifer Nehrbass and Kristin Liu Wong plus many others.

Selfie” is on display until April 30th, 2016.  If you’re in the area don’t miss it!
12 Amazing Indie Comics You Should Check Out
Everyone knows about Marvel and DC, but there’s a lot more to comics than the superhero genre, even if we’re keeping it just to Western stuff. There are tons of independent comics out there that cover a huge range of subjects. From living gods to knightly princesses to monster ladies to zombies, you’ll find a huge variety of greatness in independent comics waiting to be unlocked. This is only a taste of the great indie comics out there, the list is endless- so be sure to t

This is a look at some of the greatest Western non-superhero comics out there. We have everything from zombies to fairy tales! These books have great stories, gorgeous art and tremendous talent behind them.

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#StraightFromTheInbox: KRU 2016 Artist Collection Launch
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WASHINGTON, DC: Soul & Ink, the premiere live screen printing business in the DC area, will be hosting a launch party to celebrate their first streetwear collection on Saturday April 2, from 7-11 pm at Nomad Yard Collectiv. Soul & Ink co-founders Frankie and Sherry Meneses are honored to partner with selected artists from the DMV and beyond on the curation of “KRU 2016: The Artist Collection.”

Soul & Ink has collaborated specifically with artists known for their strong, clean signature styles that they admire and respect for their art and the messages consistently expressed through it. For now they are focusing on limited edition shirts that will debut online starting April 1st. They hope to later expand their e-commerce shop to feature apparel, prints, accessories, and more.

The designs will be featured online, as well as at select events that Soul & Ink will participate in throughout the year. This collection is an effort to uplift, spotlight and support artists in the DC area. In effect, it is only apropos that they chose to partner with Nomad Yard for the launch party, whose mission involves providing access to quality vintage, a space for ongoing dialogue designed to strengthen the community, innovative exhibitions, stylized pop-ups and a new generation of retail – all centered around community.

The moniker KRU is an alternative to the English word CREW, but beyond that and more importantly it is meant to pay homage to the spirit of the Liberian Kru people who vigilantly refused to be captured into slavery and have history in the DMV area - resisting settler’s efforts to control their trade in Maryland. The Kru were known for their skills in navigating and sailing the Atlantic. Their history is one marked by a strong sense of ethnicity and resistance to occupation.

In the same vein, Soul & Ink considers all artists participating in this collection to be modern day rebels, renegades, and freedom fighters in their own right - adamantly dedicated to manifesting their own destiny, representing culture and freedom, while blazing trails along the way. Together through this collaboration, they are able to represent and celebrate the myriad of subcultures and history of DC that makes it such a vibrant community today.

KRU 2016: The Artist Collection


April 1st at

Participating Artists

Adam Labuen

Bill Warrell

Brian Liu

Cita Sadeli CHELOVE

Graham Jackson


Kate Deciccio

Lisa Marie Thalhammer


Matt Corrado

Nightmare Mikey

Rose Jaffe


Saturday, April 2, 7-11pm | All Ages Welcome

Nomad Yard Collectiv

411 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002

Guests must register HERE for admission (

Suggested donation of $5* | Pay what you can | Tickets required upon entrance

No cash exchange at the door | Credit card donations accepted

*A portion of the proceeds will go to Nomad Yard | #saveunionarts #saveDCarts

Live Screen Printing

Soul & Ink will be printing a rotating set list of select pieces
from the KRU Collection throughout the evening.

Live Painting

Select Participating Artists

Audio & Visual Performances


Photography Sponsor

Erika Layne Photography

Complimentary Beverages

Pabst Blue Ribbon

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#KRU2016 | #soulandinkcrew
BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE Official Trailer (2016) Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill Superhero Movie HD - BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE Official Trailer (2016) Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill Superhero Movie HD As Batman hunts for the escaped Joker, t...

One of the best super hero stories, taken one of the best super hero’s many genius narratives, and featuring one of the greatest villains in fiction…

“All it takes is one bad day!”
-The Joker, Batman: The Killing Joke

They shall beat their swords into ploughshares…or shall they? Probot-era peacenik WINO, photographed by Brian Liu. Cover design by W. T. Nelson. Feature article in this issue (No. 9/March 2004) on the anti-warpig was by fellow metal lifer Joshua Sindell. This issue is sold out from the Arthur Store — sorry!

T cells use ‘handshakes’ to sort friends from foes                

T cells, the security guards of the immune system, use a kind of mechanical “handshake” to test whether a cell they encounter is a friend or foe, a new study finds.

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) published the study, led by Khalid Salaita, a physical chemist at Emory University who specializes in the mechanical forces of cellular processes.

“We’ve provided the first direct evidence that a T cell gives precise mechanical tugs to other cells,” Salaita says. “And we’ve shown that these tugs are central to a T cell’s process of deciding whether to mount an immune response. A tug that releases easily, similar to a casual handshake, signals a friend. A stronger grip indicates a foe.”

Yang Liu, Lori Blanchfield, Victor Pui-Yan Ma, Rakieb Andargachew, Kornelia Galior, Zheng Liu, Brian Evavold, Khalid Salaita. DNA-based nanoparticle tension sensors reveal that T-cell receptors transmit defined pN forces to their antigens for enhanced fidelity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2016; 201600163 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1600163113

Caption: A 3-D rendering of a fluorescence image maps the piconewton forces applied by T cells. The height and color indicates the magnitude of the applied force. Credit: Microscopy image by Yang Liu, Emory University.

What’s out this Wednesday? 11/30/16

Image Comics is killin it this week! Marian Churchland and Brandon Graham’s Arclight #3 got delayed by a week, so that’ll be out December 7.

Paper Girls vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang

We’ll be doing a book club for this on Sunday! Paper Girls has come out of nowhere (well, out of Brian K. Vaughan) to become one of our absolute biggest sellers.

Wuvable Oaf: Blood & Metal by Ed Luce

The Wuvable Oaf sequel doubles down on the queercore heavy metal! IN FULL COLOR!

Copra: Round Four by Michel Fiffe

The best Suicide Squad comic of the last twenty years continues!

Shutter #24 by Joe Keatinge and Leila del Duca

Hopping ever closer to the end of Shutter. Kate forgave her dad way too easily IMO–we’ll see what happens! Regardless, gets us right in the feel zone.

Saga #40 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Can you believe this book has hit the 40 mark? Do you feel old yet? And that coverrr

Monstress #8 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

Maika and crew are headed to sea! AQUATIC MONSTRESSSS