I drew the above sketch on notebook paper back in 2003, and I remember exactly every stroke of the pen and what was going on in my head.
I was listening to Linkin Park on the radio.
I was an angsty teenager with limited power over my own life, so I drowned that anguish into music and video games. Linkin Park speaks to most of us from broken families and tattered dreams because the lyrics in their songs strike the self loathing, self destructive cord we often want to scream at one or the other parent, or in other cases, because we fight the hardest, pull the most weight and yet come up empty handed in life.
On this such afternoon sometime in 2003, I was imploding.
I had gotten into my umpteenth fight with my father, who looking back, was probably going through his third puberty. (We call this a midlife crisis, boys and girls.) Apparently when I asked him why he blew through an entire loaf of bread that was supposed to feed the whole family for a week, I was being "disrespectful&q…
It's official! Ki-Chan and Ti-Chan both appear as mascots for MMA Crossfire, the news website that brings you the latest from the UFC.
Drawn in fighting stances, the Humanesque couple appear all over the website, but most often can be found directing traffic to Kimura Moment, which is drawn monthly by Ki-Chan: Demon Hunter creator, Koriander Bullard. Come see the latest!
Well folks, I started this week by drawing in protest.
So in Chicago, we have an establishment called "Bottled Blonde" that recently produced an insane dress code for their patrons. The following image belongs to Eater Chicago:
Now obviously, this is very discriminatory. Language such as "no baggie ____, large bags, Nike, Jordans, gang attire, etc" have been White slang for "Black People" since at least the 1980's, and if you look at their Facebook page, you won't see very many ethnicities being represented.
But this list isn't just targeting Blacks, which by the way, is pure evil and inexcusable just by itself. But it also targets people with tattoos, wrestlers and MMA fighters with the line about Tapout shirts, (although they do play UFC fights at the bar, so you can fight for my entertainment, just don't come here) and apparently judging by both this list and again, their own Facebook page, they don't want women to dress in the lat…