we found a place to live in sheffield!!!!!!!! it’s so nice and very small but cute and in a good spot… .only problem is we can’t move in til sept 13th, and we arrive (in manchester) on sept 5th!!! soooo anyone in manchester/sheffield or even london want to let me and tyler sleep on your couch?
Any northern pals think they could put up a lady and fella in the next or so?
2:00 am • 1 September 2014 • 33 notes
Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. I only just heard the sad, sad news of Robin Williams’s death. My wife sent me a message to tell me he had died, and, when I asked her what he died from, she told me something that nobody in the news seems to be talking about.
When people die from cancer, their cause of death can be various horrible things – seizure, stroke, pneumonia – and when someone dies after battling cancer, and people ask “How did they die?”, you never hear anyone say “pulmonary embolism”, the answer is always “cancer”. A Pulmonary Embolism can be the final cause of death with some cancers, but when a friend of mine died from cancer, he died from cancer. That was it. And when I asked my wife what Robin Williams died from, she, very wisely, replied “Depression”.
The word “suicide” gives many people the impression that “it was his own decision,” or “he chose to die, whereas most people with cancer fight to live.” And, because Depression is still such a misunderstood condition, you can hardly blame people for not really understanding. Just a quick search on Twitter will show how many people have little sympathy for those who commit suicide…
But, just as a Pulmonary Embolism is a fatal symptom of cancer, suicide is a fatal symptom of Depression. Depression is an illness, not a choice of lifestyle. You can’t just “cheer up” with depression, just as you can’t choose not to have cancer. When someone commits suicide as a result of Depression, they die from Depression – an illness that kills millions each year. It is hard to know exactly how many people actually die from Depression each year because the figures and statistics only seem to show how many people die from “suicide” each year (and you don’t necessarily have to suffer Depression to commit suicide, it’s usually just implied). But considering that one person commits suicide every 14 minutes in the US alone, we clearly need to do more to battle this illness, and the stigmas that continue to surround it. Perhaps Depression might lose some its “it was his own fault” stigma, if we start focussing on the illness, rather than the symptom. Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. He died from Depression*. It wasn’t his choice to suffer that.
— Tom Clempsom (via mollyfamous)
10:43 am • 15 August 2014 • 167,563 notes
I just thought about PayPal for a second and it sunk in that it’s a Pay Pal. A Pal for your Pay. A paying pal. A pal, for your pal-less pay. That’s cool.
6:25 pm • 12 August 2014 • 1 note
"What’s wrong with death sir? What are we so mortally afraid of? Why can’t we treat death with a certain amount of humanity and dignity, and decency, and God forbid, maybe even humor. Death is not the enemy, gentlemen. If we’re going to fight a disease, let’s fight one of the most terrible diseases of all, indifference."
8:15 am • 12 August 2014 • 12,571 notes
Remember ELCAF? Back in June we had a table at the third East London Comics and Arts Festival, and let me tell you, it was an all-round wonderful day. (Slightly delayed, but maybe we’ll put some pics from the day up soon?)
It was great to see many of Cape’s finest illustrators there, as well as all the other marvellous artists who were there on the day. ELCAF have just released their official video so have a watch, and if you were there, you might even spot yourself!
6:06 pm • 5 August 2014 • 12 notes
Comics Awards For Women and PoC
Comics Awards For Women and PoC
CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo) recently launched the “Cupcake Award,” a $250 microgrant to self-publish a new comic that comes with mentorship from Annie Koyama (the powerhouse behind Koyama Press) and a free table at next year’s show. CAKE is a young comics show, just going in to their fourth year, and they work to distinguish themselves by nurturing and supporting early-career comic…
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this is simply great and if you happen to live nearby and need more of a reason to visit CAKE, Nobrow have a stand too!
5:28 pm • 5 August 2014 • 586 notes