Comic Con 2012: Karen Knighton

Karen Knighton

Karen had four new prints this year and new fabrics on her owl and cat pillows. Unfortunately no new comics this year. She had a print of a new character, the Yeti, she’s working on for a comic. She plans to do a part two of Snowsville, which will focus on the bird character this time. This is good news for me because Snowsville last year made me into a huge Karen Knighton fan.

Comic Con 2012 all in one big post

Book Review: Seasons of Infidelity

Season of Infidelity: BDSM Tales From the Classic Master
By Oniroku Dan
Translated by Chris Violet
Vertical Inc. 2010
Copy supplied by Publisher

Review by Linda Yau

Controversy and intrigue may surround the topic of eroticism and nudity. It is quite the lucrative business. There’s an audience, and for those who corner the niche in the SM market, infamy occurs. Sadomasochism is not for the fainthearted and it has carved a place in Japanese society.
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Steampunk Venus and other SDCC cosplay

Steampunk Poison Ivy and a work of art

Many more cosplay photos here and here. I bought a monopod this year and I’m so happy, wish I’d bought one years ago.

Well, I was planning to stick around all day on Sunday but I got the Comic Con heebie jeebies on Saturday morning and knew I had to leave early on Sunday. When the voices tell me to leave, I leave; when the voices start listing train times before noon, I’m on one of those trains. I enjoyed most of San Diego Comic Con this year, but, Lawdy, it’s good to be home.

I will be writing up my individual posts on the artists I spoke with this year, so stay tuned. I have about 2 hours of tape to transcribe, so please be patient.

Comic Con 2012 all in one big post

Comic Con Day Three (without audio) So much Steampunk, so little time

I was lazy today. I dropped by the Trickster convention and bought their book and chatted with them for a while. They’re opening a bookstore in Berkeley, which will be very nice.

Then I went to the Steampunk gathering and took a lot of photos. Please follow the Steampunk comic book characters of your choice to the Flickr account

I’ll be on my way home early tomorrow, so this is the last of Comic Con 2012 until I start posting the individual write-ups. My voice is back, but, strangely, I don’t feel like talking.

Comic Con 2012 all in one big post

Book review: God’s Jury: The Inquisition And The Making of The Modern World

God’s Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World
by Cullen Murphy
Published by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 978-0-618-09156-0
Review copy supplied by publisher

Review by Ida Vega-Landow

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, whose office is located at the Piazza del Sant’Affizio 11 in Rome, is the part of the church whose job is, “to promote and safeguard the doctrine on faith and morals throughout the Catholic world”. All the Vatican’s pronouncements on cloning and same-sex marriage originated here, along with its directives to Catholic parishes not to supply names of past or present congregants to the Mormon Church’s Genealogical Society of Utah, because of the Vatican’s “grave reservations” about the Mormon practice of posthumous baptism. The declaration Dominus Jesus, issued in 2000, reiterating that the Catholic Church is the only true church of Christ and the only assured means of salvation, is also a CDF document.
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