A friend of mine shared this on FB and I figured it would be a good idea to share it here as well. I feel that this is a good checklist to start off with if you feel like what the title says. Feel free to customize it to fit your needs as well by adding or removing things.
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The Man With The Longest Card Catalog
Conglomerated Burgers International (CBI) wanted to suppress the truth. Only one man could stop them...

A Menacing Call

     Harold was daydreaming contentedly behind his immaculate mahogany desk when the indignant phone call interrupted him. The caller was livid with self-righteous outrage.

“How dare you threaten our patented and copyrighted burger monopoly ?!?” The caller’s voice seemed to morph into an almost reptilian growl.

“Oh, that’s not all I am doing,” Harold responded, “I am going to tell the public the truth about what is inside your…”  

A Dangerous Mission

     Appearing to stretch out into infinity beneath him, the cavernous interior of the bunker was visible beyond the grating of the ventilation duct. Dr. Haas powered up his digital camera after switching to his long range lens. His deft fingers worked at a cautious pace. His heart beat quickly. As an experienced mountain climber and former paratrooper Haas had no fear of heights, but he was unsure if the cramped duct work would hold his weight. It barely accommodated his trim figure.  

A Mysterious Tome

     The elderly Greek scholar handed him a dusty tome.

“Some fools say this was produced in Atlantis, others confuse the insignia with a restaurant logo,” the old man said.

“The truth will prove to be much more complicated than that I am afraid,” replied Harold.

“I’ve suspected the same thing myself for many years. It is why I have kept these books here in secret. Even though few people could read them and fewer people still would know what they are. Years ago, I happened to…”

The old man seemed to drift away as he contemplated what must have been an unpleasant thought. Harold attempted to bring him back to the present.

“Yes, professor I agree. But now these books must be translated and shared with others.

The old man’s eyes lit up as he regained focus.

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Read The cancer stage of Capitalism by John McMurtry

The title of this book is not a provocative metaphor. It is the conceptual outcome of long personal experience and deep-structural social investigation over 30 years of research across disciplinary boundaries. During this period, I have been involved with my brother, a medical researcher, in ongoing co-investigation of pathogenic patterns at the highest level of abstraction. I have also been the husband of the mother of my four children who was overwhelmed by a deadly anaplastic cancer, and a serious student of a non-lethal carcinogenic invasion of my own body. These prolonged events of learning life and death sequences of disease and immune response have led to the deepening recognition of common principles of growth and disease between social and cellular life organization. 

 At the most general level, both social and cellular levels of life organization are subject to states of disease (i.e., systemic reductions of their life function). Both have endogenous capabilities to recognize these dysfunctional states (i.e., immune systems) and to respond to them by selecting against what causes them. Both either succeed at this life protective immune recognition and response to invasive growth sequences with no committed function to the larger life-host, or they suffer an advancing deterioration of their life capacities. Each is vulnerable to immune-system failures in which the aggressive growth of a not-self agent within the host body increasingly appropriates its nutriments for its own self-multiplication, with no protective response by the incrementally depredated host life-organization. Between these poles of survival and development on the one hand and systemic degeneration on the other are countless degrees of possibility within the common life-requirements of social and cellular bodies. Both levels of life-organization, for example, must have food, water, and air to live, and require each of these in exact compositions, distributions and quantities to survive. Each suffers reduction of life range in precise proportion to their deprivation, a law of diminishing returns which we can observe as clearly in human as in cellular communities.

The most fundamental and significant difference between the cellular and social planes of life-organization is that social bodies are not genetically determined in their healthy or their pathogenic sequences of function and reproduction. Social bodies, unlike cellular bodies, reproduce in every moment through underlying value codes and decision structures which are, as human, subject to conscious modification. This foundational distinction between genetic and decision codes as regulating structures of cellular and social life systems is the philosophical and observed basis upon which this analysis depends. Its standpoint therefore rejects reductionist theories of societies’ being determined in their histories by ‘economic laws’ or ‘genetic blueprints’ which rule out significant socialorganizational alternatives to the status quo. 

Pathogenic patterns at the social level of life-organization are analysed in this study as value programme mutations. These regulating sequences are not genetically fixed, but are sets of presupposed principles of preference which mutate beneath notice and which, when diseased, come to select for exchanges within the the social body that invade, deplete and strip the society’s vital resources and functions. These mutating social value programmes underlie ideologies, which are merely their rationalizing disguises. They come, if not arrested, to be system deciders for the entire social host’s reproduction and decline. They may appear law-like in their blind operations and even ‘inevitable’. But they are in fact conditioned preference-programmes conforming to a gridlocked social paradigm which has delinked from the requirements of its social and environmental life-hosts and become a virulent system depredating and consuming them. 

When people come to examine any way of life in the world, they are conditioned not to expose their own social order to the same critical eye with which they view a different or opposed social order. This is because they identify with their own way of life as normality, and thus the other as abnormality. If the other is not only different but also opposed to the home order, then to abnormality is added the offence of enmity. Accordingly, members of the ‘free world’ competed with one another in denouncing the Soviet Union for the 75 years it existed. But at no time was ‘the free world’ exposed to such criticism by the same criteria of people murdered, killed, starved, persecuted, silenced or dispossessed. Yet its operations were no less subject to humane concern – for example, over two million Vietnamese, over a million Latin Americans, over one million Indonesians and over three million Algerian and sub-Sahara Africans killed by ‘the forces of the free world’ during the same period.1 The twentieth century has come to be known as the Age of Massacre, but the mind-bias at work in blocking out one side of the massacre has been repressed from view. There is not only a rule against recognizing the monstrous in one’s own social system, but a rule against recognizing that there is such a rule. This mind-lock is as old as civilization itself. 

I’m suffering from PDF alibi syndrome. The habit of downloading and saving PDFs in the vain hope that one day I will get around to reading them. It’s not a technical problem at all, or one of lack of time, but rather that I’ve been seduced by the lure of information.
—  “PDF alibi syndrome”, Pat Thomson (2015)


2014 Walks

A4-sized PDF, 22 pages, 20 photos.

2014 Walks contains 20 Walk photographs from 2014. Below each photo there’s an online news headline that was published on the same day as the photo was taken. The headlines that are hyperlinked to the online articles, were collected by searching for “walk” and filtering the search results to the corresponding photo dates.

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Procrastinating getting my pencilling done for the day and flipping through my old journal comic from my last 2 years of college. I’ve stayed away from this book for so long while trying to prepare it to be published by a ***~real publisher~*** because I didn’t think I was good enough to do it myself. But like, I am? And y’know what, I’m really proud of this comic and I think it holds up well over the last few years. It might deserve some love from the type of wider audience a “real publisher” could provide, but I think it’s time I just get it out there myself.

Before the end of the year I wanna print this beast of a book (340+ pages!!! damn!) and have copies actually available to people already. Currently it’s available as a pdf on Gumroad for $5, if you’re interested. 

Printing booklet resource help please?

So I am looking for for resources or tips to put together pdf books/booklet. I have a couple of illustration to do test on but then I would try to print something as a booklet. but I have no idea on how to do the pages settings and such or how to save them together into pdf that would be good for printing. 

does anybody made a book/comic before and would have some tips? ;u;