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Sonic and Honey are on the set of the latest, greatest(?) super hero show—Sonic Man Heroes! But when Dr. Eggman crashes the scene, ranting and raving about creative differences, things get very interesting! Featuring cover art by comics extraordinaire Tracy Yardley and a “Arcade” variant by Sonic comics legend Patrick Spaziante!

Script: Ian Flynn

Art: Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin, Gabriel Cassata and John Workman

Cover: Tracy Yardley and Matt Herms

Variant Cover: Patrick Spaziante

On Sale Date: 3/22

32-page, full color comic

$3.99 U.S.

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Over-the-Top Dessert: Happy Thanksgiving! Looking for a quick and easy last-minute Thanksgiving dessert? This version of cassata, the ornate Sicilian dessert with layers of sponge cake, sweetened ricotta, candied fruit, dark chocolate and marzipan is ready in just 30 minutes.

Recipe: Mini Cassata Cakes

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Recently transgender artist @ryancassata released his newest album Shine. He has done interviews with fans about this album. Here the interview i did.

1) What is the inspiration behind Shine?

Shine is really a compilation album of all of my recent work. I wanted to make an album that has a little bit for almost everyone.

2) What was your favourite part of making Shine?

My favorite part was being in the studio and getting to hear my songs come to life. I usually play acoustic so to have my drummer come in and play really brings the songs out! It’s a beautiful process and it’s very exciting!

3) Do you have a favourite song off this album?

My favorite song right now is Alcatraz. It’s the most fun to play. It could change tho.

4) What effect, if any, has you being transgender had on this album?

A lot. We’re the Cool Kids is a song to call everyone to come together and rise up against the hatred. It’s a song for all the kids who don’t fit in. I wrote it about the gender binary really. If you don’t fit into the gender binary that’s totally cool. I don’t really fit in either.

5) Do you think your transgender status affected the publicity for Shine?

Definitely. I definitely received more publicity for my Trans status but I probably missed a lot too just because I’m Trans.

6) Do you plan to tour with Shine? If so, where?

Yes! I’ve got dates coming up that are all on my website and I just played SXSW!

7) Any plans for your next album?

Not yet. It’s still being written!! But I definitely want to do more hip hop. :)

This is a southern Italian treat called ’cassata.’ They are also known as “The breasts of St. Agatha,” so named for a Catholic martyr who was being forced to marry a rich man around the year 250. She refused, either because he was really unattractive or had no sense of humor or because she wanted to “devote her life to God.”

He imprisoned her, hoping she would change her mind in the cell, but she still refused to marry him. He then ordered that her breasts be cut off in sick punishment, and so now, in present day, we eat these unbelievably delicious tiny boob-shaped delights filled with ricotta, marscapone cream and marzapan in memoriam of her.

When I studied abroad in Rome, I referred to them as “boob cake” and they were my beloved favorite treat, but it wasn’t until this past summer when Sicilians taught me that my juvenile gauche reference to their shapes had actual historical sense.

Now, as for cannoli….

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EVERYTHING CHANGES when SONIC and friends go down their “Branching Paths”: The Shattered World Crisis is behind us, and the 25th Anniversary was well celebrated! So what’s next for Sonic and his friends? That’s up to them to decide! Sonic is racing around Westside Island on a mission—but for whom? And while Sonic’s away, each of his friends make decisions that will plot the course of their lives. Don’t miss out on the beginning of a whole new era of Sonic stories! Featuring cover art by Sonic comics veteran Tracy Yardley and a “Epic Movie Poster” variant by T. Rex!
Script: Ian Flynn

Art: Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin, Gabriel Cassata and John Workman

Cover: Tracy Yardley & Elaina Unger

Variant Cover: T. Rex

On Sale Date: 2/22

32-page, full color comic

$3.99 U.S.

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Hands of Hate cover by Ryan Cassata Can we just…..can we just appreciate this omg

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Ciauru ill’alba i prima matina
quannu tall’aria senti l’acquazzina
Ciauru i pani e di caffè
cornetti cauddi i latti e thè
ciauru i suli chi brisci lentu
quaddia l’aria e smovi u ventu
Ciauru i miccatu d’ alivi salati
Ciauru i finocchi bagnati
i tunnu i piscispada tagghiatu
i canni, i cunigghiu, poccu, castratu
Ciauru i trafficu i muturi
nta bucca ill’anima bruciuri
nta testa pinseri e suduri
cori che batti, stanchizza, duluri
Ciauru i zucu: a menza rivoi
pasta chi saddi, totani, ancioi
Ciauru i pasta, pani tagghiatu
canni rustuta braceri dumatu
Ciauru i tavula cunsata
i caffe, limuncellu, cassata
Ciauru i friscu e di inzola
ventu chi ntrasi, i tenda chi bola.
Ciauru nte stradi muti, vacanti
bruciati cu cicali e so canti
Ciauru i suli fotti raggiatu
cielu senza nuvuli, caliatu
Ciauru i silenziu chi cummogghia
ogni rumuri: nun si movi fogghia
Ciauru duci i suli chi cala lentu
Ciauru i shampu nto ventu
Ciauru i dopubabba custusu
Ciauru i caffè, fotti gustusu
Ciauru i friscu e di gilatu
Ciauru di nu baciu rubatu
Ciauru di ventu du mari
Ciauru i gissuminu a scialari
Ciauru i stradi muti e vacanti
Ciauru i luna tunna e calanti
Ciauru i ziti baci rubati
prumissi d’amuri nciurati
Ciauru i notti, friscu du mari
Chi tuttu muccia e va a stutari
Ciauru ill’alba, i prima matina
Quannu tall’aria senti l’acquazzina

Scent of the dawn, early morning, when you feel the dew in the air, smell of bread and coffee, croissants, milk, tea, sunny smell that slowly rises, heats the air and the wind begins. Market odor, salty olives, wet fennel, tuna, cut of swordfish, meat, rabbit, pig, goat. Traffic odor, engines, burning in the stomach, in the head and thoughts sweat, heart pounding, fatigue, pain. Smell of sauce, arrived midday, pasta with sardines, squid, anchovies. smell of pasta, cut bread, roasted meat, brazier. Smell of lunch table, coffee, limoncello, cassata. coolness odor, sheets, wind enters the room and shakes the tent. Smell in the streets empty and silent, burnt with the cicadas and their songs. smell strong sun, angry, with no cloud in the sky burned. smell of silence that covers every noise, not a leaf moves. Sweet smell of sun going down slowly, shampoo smell in the wind, smell of expensive aftershave, smell of coffee, strong and tasty, smell of ice cream coolness, the smell of a stolen kiss, the smell of the wind from the sea, jasmine smell, odor mute and empty streets, smell the rounded moon, smell of girlfriend stolen kisses of promises and oaths of love. Scent of the night, the coolness of the sea that hides everything and everything goes to shut down. Scent dawn in the early morning, when the air feel the dew……

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #289

The SUPER DUPER DUO of SONIC and TAILS unite in “Genesis of a Hero” Part Two: The 25th Anniversary celebration of Sonic the Hedgehog continues in this retro-action adventure! Sonic has chased Dr. Eggman clear across Westside Island, and now into the skies! Can Sonic and Tails survive a head-on assault of the Wing Fortress? And what sinister secrets lurk beyond the clouds? Featuring cover art by veteran Sonic comic artist Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante and a “High Flying Variant” by jammin’ Jamal Peppers!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin, John Workman, Gabriel Cassata
Cover: Patrick Spaziante
Variant Cover: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash, Matt Herms
On Sale Date: 11/30
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #291
SONIC and Tails head for ADVENTURE in “Genesis of a Hero” Part Four: Our celebration of the Blue Blur’s 25th anniversary comes to a close with a look back to the most titanic turning point of the Classic Era! Sonic and Tails have been diverted, trapped and attacked all across Angel Island by the mysterious native called “Knuckles!” Now, deep in the heart of the island, they confront Dr. Eggman’s latest minion in an all-out brawl! Featuring cover art by Sonic comics veteran Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante plus a “Sonic VS. Knuckles” variant by long-time Sonic comic colorist, Matt Herms!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin, Gabriel Cassata, John Workman
Cover: Patrick Spaziante
Variant Cover: Matt Herms
On Sale Date: 1/25
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

SONIC UNIVERSE #94
The PIRATE PLUNDERING reaches its peak in “Case of the Pirate Princess” Finale: The Chaotix Detective Agency’s deep cover in the pirates’ ranks may be too deep to escape! In the heart of a long-lost temple, Cpt. Shellbreaker stands poised to find an ancient power. Can the Chaotix finally rescue Princess Undina? Can they rescue themselves? Or will the Chaotix turning pirates be their saving grace? It all comes to a head in this frantic finale! Featuring cover art and an “Excitement Under the Sea” variant by Mr. Sonic comics, Tracy Yardley!
Script: Aleah Baker & Ian Flynn
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Jim Amash, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Ben Hunzeker
Variant Cover: Tracy Yardley, Steve Downer
On Sale Date: 1/11
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

SONIC SUPER DIGEST #19
Ready, steady, go!—it’s Sonic Super Digest! Spin dash into some of Sonic’s grandest adventures from the Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe andSonic Boom™ comic series! Join Sonic and his pals, the Freedom Fighters, as they work together to protect the world from the evil Dr. Eggman! Dash into adventures that only Archie Comics and Sonic Super Digest can bring! Featuring awesome cover art by Jennifer Hernandez and story & art from the biggest names in Sonic comics history!
Script: Ian Flynn and various
Art: Various
Cover: Jennifer Hernandez, Gary Martin and Matt Herms
On Sale Date: 1/25
128-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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an important video 

anonymous asked:

someone I know is really down about not being able to go on T as a trans guy, do you know anywhere I could find like pictures/stories/etc from people that have chosen not to go on hormones? thanks for all the positivity y'all bring!

All over YouTube!! But specifically I always rec Ryan Cassata. He’s trans and chose not to go on T to preserve his singing voice (and I assume other reasons). And he’s rad! Good luck and best wishes to your friend.

*Wren

pastel trans vibes: all trans artists.

TW: Transphobia mention, Transs*xual, Misgendering, Death mention, Self Harm/Blood.

;Gender Binary (Fuck You) (Ryan Cassata)
;For Today I Am A Boy (Antony & the Johnsons)
;Las Dans Le Ciel (Marie France)
;Identity (Mina Caputo)
;Leave On the Next Wind (Mya Byrne)
;When I Go (Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer)
;Ditch Lilies (Namoli Brennet)
;Arafel’s Lament (Alexander James Adams)
;Stars (Namoli Brennet)
;True Trans Soul Rebel (Against Me!)