A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society. Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.
Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:
I don’t know who any of these folks are.
They were tourists I presume.
But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.
"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."
There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.
The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”
One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.
There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”
"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’
I’m just gonna keep reblogging this because this is truly how white America works. Like people have their weddings on plantations, Blackface was and still is a major source of entertainment and the biggest movie of all time was Gone With the Wind. White America will kill Black people and then smile and laugh and enjoy their day it sickens me that we’re treated this way.
when you want to draw but youre too stressed to do well on commissions and too guilt laden about the commissions thing to draw personal art so you just become an ouroboros of procrastination and anxiety
Welp, I guess this is a real thing and not just my awful self loathing.
this is important please spread
New comic page is up! Please reblog if you like the comic! I’m trying to get the word out and do some advertising. >w<)/
"let me make something very clear—
The *root* of the problem of what is happening in Ferguson is STATE MANDATED VIOLENCE:
-STATE MANDATED VIOLENCE is the reason why an 18 year old boy was murdered. it’s the reason why trayvon, eric, renisha, and hundreds of other black and brown men and women…
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Made the full set of 13 sass buttons. These are some glitzy buttons.
From top left: I’m Not Your Baby, I Got This, Don’t Touch, Just Nope, Former Shoujo Heroine, You Don’t Know Me, Never Not Cute, Shoujo Heroine, Cuties Makin Comics, Go Away, Just Wanna Make Comics, Don’t Wanna
I need to update the Natto-shop and make some back end changes soon, but if you REALLY want a sass button now, you can send me an Ask and I’ll give you my Paypal info. Buttons are $5 with $1 shipping, and I’m willing to negotiate on multiples. If you want more than one of a certain style, I can do that too! Each button has unique glitter and findings.
I’ll have these and more at AWA next month!
We just finished the last of the packing today for all backers, and along with that are the boxes of artist copies! All artists should have all of their copies within one or two weeks at the most.
However, some artists that we’ve seen in person have already received their artist copies (some, if not all), so it might just be the case that the artist in question isn’t ready to put it up in their store yet!
If there’s an artist you want to buy from in particular, I would definitely try to message them individually and ask if they’re planning to put their HDK copies up for sale. We don’t stipulate that an artist has to sell them, so technically they have every right to keep all the copies and just hand them out to friends.
The only way to be sure is to ask them!
Man, I’m the worst. I have copies, and I just haven’t had time to list them in the Natto-shop. Totally willing to sell them, so until I have time to list them, if you’d like to buy a copy, just send me a message.