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Nobody wins in D&D!! It’s not that kind of game!!

Double Damage a lil’ Gabagool! adventure

My favorite short story featuring these characters, from Gabagool! issue 4, 2003.

NSFW-ish…

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Godamnit Godzilla

Why couldn’t you have been the movie I wanted to see?

When I watched your trailer, I thought this was going to be the version of this movie I’d been waiting for. The one that taps into all of our collective deep-seated subconscious anxiety about impending environmental and societal collapse. Bryan Cranston sounding the alarms about something so horrible it’ll send us back to the stone age, Ken Watanabe solemnly intoning about the arrogance of man, thinking we can control nature. YESSSSS, this is what I wanted. Let me sit back in my recliner seat at the movie theater with my big cup of Coke Zero, and let every nightmarish fear and anxiety about our uncertain futures get visualized and fed right back to me in 3D CGI. Let all that horror wash right over me. Give me what I want!

But, no. Just dumb monster punching, all done from a safe distance. Emotionally disconnected. Very little sign of a real human cost. I don’t think anybody even gets stepped on.

Cloverfield remains the only Godzilla movie that has come close to giving me what I want. I didn’t love Pacific Rim, for all the same reasons of emotional disconnection from what was happening, but it was more entertaining than 2014 Godzilla.

I can’t believe it, but I might even think 1998 Godzilla is a better movie. At least Matthew Broderick has charisma, and there’s a little levity. Also, don’t quote me on this, but I think somebody might even get stepped on in that one.

Gags is impossible to please.

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"I might as well have told her that we make sculpture out of our own snot."

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What’s “Normal” and what isn’t.

Slightly NSFW-ish preview pages from Angie Bongiolatti

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The Age of Play - every Monday At Study Group Comic Books

New pages of the comic I am serializing over at Study Group have been posted here

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We’re doing a LIVE recording of Minutes 111 & 112! 

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TCJ Talkies - Book Club podcast

Tom Hart on Craig Thompson’s Habibi

Mike Dawson returns to comics podcasting with an all-new format. In this episode, he invites guest Tom Hart to discuss a major recent work.

http://www.tcj.com/tcj-talkies-habibi/

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The Age of Play - Part One

A brand new serialized comic story launches today at Study Group Comic Books. I’ll be updating this weekly.

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Langston Hughes in the USSR

An excerpt from Angie Bongiolatti

I was reading a lot by and about Arthur Koestler as I worked on this book, which led me to Langston Hughes’ lengthy autobiography I Wonder As I Wander, which features his account of traveling across the USSR, where he spent some time with Koestler. It was a transformative reading experience, which not only made it’s way into my narrative, but probably informed the entire ending of the book.

"In Angie Bongiolatti we get to follow a group of young New Yorkers as they navigate the slippery slopes between work, play, friendship, sex and politics in a post 9/11 world. Mike Dawson once again demonstrates his enviable ability to create compelling ensemble casts. His new book honestly explores just how personal the political can be."

Tom Kaczynski, author of Beta Testing the Apocalypse and Trans Terra

"I love Angie Bongiolatti and its swimming cast of characters, even as I cringe to see myself there: sad and stupid, selfish and small, needing a shower. In a world filled with people who struggle to be good despite being - unattractively, uncomfortably, unacceptably - human, Dawson holds up a gentle and forgiving mirror."

Eleanor Davis, author of Stinky and How to be Happy

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