Tuesday, September 16, 2014
You know that feeling when you get sucked into an internet vortex of one link leading into another leading into the comment section populated by misinformed probably-thirteen-year-olds, only to snap out of it two hours later despairing of humanity and also hungry?

You know that feeling when you get sucked into an internet vortex of one link leading into another leading into the comment section populated by misinformed probably-thirteen-year-olds, only to snap out of it two hours later despairing of humanity and also hungry?

Monday, September 15, 2014
I only just recently started listening to Welcome To Night Vale, and very immediately got super hooked. So I made some art.

I only just recently started listening to Welcome To Night Vale, and very immediately got super hooked. So I made some art.

Friday, September 12, 2014
My friend Jordan Jeffries will be at SPX this weekend, selling comic-reviews of every movie he saw in 2013, among other wonderful things. This is a little something I contributed to it. I’m raising my fists right now, ready to fight you over my objectively correct opinions.

My friend Jordan Jeffries will be at SPX this weekend, selling comic-reviews of every movie he saw in 2013, among other wonderful things. This is a little something I contributed to it. I’m raising my fists right now, ready to fight you over my objectively correct opinions.

Sunday, September 7, 2014
queersinhistory:

KENNETH ANGER 1927—
Influential experimental filmmaker, author, and occultist. He started making movies at age 10, and by age 20 he gained recognition and notoriety for his 1947 homoerotic short film Fireworks. The film—which includes imagery of violent sailors, a lit firecracker sparking out of a man’s pants, Anger himself being doused in a white liquid, and a burning Christmas tree—led to Anger’s arrest and acquittal on obscenity charges. It also led to a lifelong friendship with Alfred Kinsey. In addition to overt homosexual themes, his oeuvre of short films are often surreal, infused with symbolism inspired by the occultist Aleister Crowley, and set to pop music soundtracks that predicted the emergence of the music video. He found success as an author with his 1959 book Hollywood Babylon, published in 1975, which was a scandalous collection of celebrity gossip. Celebrities with whom Anger himself collaborated include Anaïs Nin, Tennessee Williams, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, and Marianne Faithfull. Today, directors as diverse as David Lynch, John Waters, and Martin Scorsese list him as an important influence.

queersinhistory:

KENNETH ANGER 1927

Influential experimental filmmaker, author, and occultist. He started making movies at age 10, and by age 20 he gained recognition and notoriety for his 1947 homoerotic short film Fireworks. The film—which includes imagery of violent sailors, a lit firecracker sparking out of a man’s pants, Anger himself being doused in a white liquid, and a burning Christmas tree—led to Anger’s arrest and acquittal on obscenity charges. It also led to a lifelong friendship with Alfred Kinsey. In addition to overt homosexual themes, his oeuvre of short films are often surreal, infused with symbolism inspired by the occultist Aleister Crowley, and set to pop music soundtracks that predicted the emergence of the music video. He found success as an author with his 1959 book Hollywood Babylon, published in 1975, which was a scandalous collection of celebrity gossip. Celebrities with whom Anger himself collaborated include Anaïs Nin, Tennessee Williams, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, and Marianne Faithfull. Today, directors as diverse as David Lynch, John Waters, and Martin Scorsese list him as an important influence.

Friday, September 5, 2014
Just a reminder that this is the album cover I designed for my band’s new EP that is all about Gilmore Girls and is totally free to download.
Hollow Stars: A Tribute to Rory’s Heart by Bitmap Bombardier

Just a reminder that this is the album cover I designed for my band’s new EP that is all about Gilmore Girls and is totally free to download.

Hollow Stars: A Tribute to Rory’s Heart by Bitmap Bombardier

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
queersinhistory:

GEORGE TAKEI 1937–
Actor, human rights activist, and internet celebrity, best known for his portrayal of Mr. Sulu in the original Star Trek series and subsequent films. Some of his earliest memories are of the internment camp where he was forced to live with his family from ages four to eight. The otherness he felt as a Japanese-American was only compounded when he realized he was also gay. After some success in acting, he was contacted by Gene Roddenberry, who cast him as the helmsman Lieutenant Sulu on the USS Enterprise. Star Trek went on to become a cult phenomenon, with Takei making frequent appearances at Star Trek conventions around the world. Beyond acting, Takei was a member of the board responsible for the Los Angeles subway system, and a founder of the Japanese American National Museum. He came out publicly in 2005, in response to governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s veto of same-sex marriage, and has been an outspoken and celebrated gay rights activist ever since. He and his partner, Brad Altman, were married in 2008 after having been together for 21 years.

queersinhistory:

GEORGE TAKEI 1937–

Actor, human rights activist, and internet celebrity, best known for his portrayal of Mr. Sulu in the original Star Trek series and subsequent films. Some of his earliest memories are of the internment camp where he was forced to live with his family from ages four to eight. The otherness he felt as a Japanese-American was only compounded when he realized he was also gay. After some success in acting, he was contacted by Gene Roddenberry, who cast him as the helmsman Lieutenant Sulu on the USS Enterprise. Star Trek went on to become a cult phenomenon, with Takei making frequent appearances at Star Trek conventions around the world. Beyond acting, Takei was a member of the board responsible for the Los Angeles subway system, and a founder of the Japanese American National Museum. He came out publicly in 2005, in response to governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s veto of same-sex marriage, and has been an outspoken and celebrated gay rights activist ever since. He and his partner, Brad Altman, were married in 2008 after having been together for 21 years.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Friday, August 29, 2014

Remember when my brother and I started a band called Bitmap Bombardier, and we put out a rad album, and then we broke up? Well we’re BACK TOGETHER with another rad album, paying tribute to—obviously—The Gilmore Girls. Download it for FREE.

Hollow Stars: A Tribute to Rory’s Heart by Bitmap Bombardier

We’ll probably break up again now.

queersinhistory:

TAMARA DE LEMPICKA 1898–1980
Polish art deco painter, glamorous socialite. Born to a wealthy family in Poland, she escaped to Paris with her husband in 1918, where she immediately began to pursue painting. Her style borrowed from the deconstructed forms of the cubists, combined with the sleek decadence of art deco. Well known for her scandalous sexual appetite along with her art, she was constantly having affairs with men and women, and fell into a circle of notable bisexual women including Vita Sackville-West and Colette. In 1939, she moved to America with her second husband to escape WWII, and became a favorite artist among the Hollywood set. Her work fell out of favor in the 1960s, only to find a new surge of popularity shortly before her death.

queersinhistory:

TAMARA DE LEMPICKA 1898–1980

Polish art deco painter, glamorous socialite. Born to a wealthy family in Poland, she escaped to Paris with her husband in 1918, where she immediately began to pursue painting. Her style borrowed from the deconstructed forms of the cubists, combined with the sleek decadence of art deco. Well known for her scandalous sexual appetite along with her art, she was constantly having affairs with men and women, and fell into a circle of notable bisexual women including Vita Sackville-West and Colette. In 1939, she moved to America with her second husband to escape WWII, and became a favorite artist among the Hollywood set. Her work fell out of favor in the 1960s, only to find a new surge of popularity shortly before her death.

bushwickreview:

Congratulations to Mike Rosenthal, whose book Twitter: The Comic (The Book) was published by Chronicle Books this month. He’s created a book of comics from the weirdest and funniest tweets around. 
Mike Rosenthal was a contributor to The Bushwick Review III. He and Michele Rosenthal (who has been in every issue of The Bushwick Review) are the power siblings of illustration. 

Yeah, hey, listen up! My brother made a book, and it’s hilarious, and you should go to your local bookstore and demand to purchase one right now.

bushwickreview:

Congratulations to Mike Rosenthal, whose book Twitter: The Comic (The Book) was published by Chronicle Books this month. He’s created a book of comics from the weirdest and funniest tweets around. 

Mike Rosenthal was a contributor to The Bushwick Review III. He and Michele Rosenthal (who has been in every issue of The Bushwick Review) are the power siblings of illustration. 

Yeah, hey, listen up! My brother made a book, and it’s hilarious, and you should go to your local bookstore and demand to purchase one right now.