164 – TCAF Dispatch w/ Graham

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We brought in writer and certified Canadian Graham (@GrahamSig) to discuss the bittersweet bummer that is the current state of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. He shares over 10 years of TCAF memories with us, which is extremely helpful to the analysis we’ve been trying to pull out of our asses about the YA-ification of comics. Lefty artists are losing the battle of gentrification, is it possible to change the material landscape and maintain a creative community’s integrity under capitalism? Or are we building the bones for the next Vegandale? We also go on several tangents about a new atheist k-8th.

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Check out Graham on No Cartridge’s Homicide Life on the Street watch through: https://www.patreon.com/NoCartridge

and on MyKreal’s streams on Fridays: https://twitter.com/MyKreal/status/1537977919082967044

163 – Groomer Pride w/ Joey De Jesus

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OK catches up with fan favorite fourth mic Joey De Jesus (@DeJesusSaves) to talk Pride month, gossip about NYC local elections/budget woes, and the trap of Puerto Rican statehood. Would you join the Queer liberation army? There’s gonna be sparkly maces involved! Also we’re leaning into groomer, it’s gonna be a whole problem. The establishment dems are ruining the parades and forging their ballot signatures, gotta hate being stuck in this garbage party! Putting another big trigger warning for serious gun violence during the last part of this episode.

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Missed our podcast? OK was interviewed on WNYC for yelling at the mayor: https://gothamist.com/news/queens-pride-parade-returns-to-jackson-heights-after-pandemic-pause

Register for Joey’s virtual poetry reading: https://twitter.com/DeJesusSaves/status/1537422369127600128

162 – Gun Cube Enclosure

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I’m just asking questions- what if it all turned out to be lead the whole time? Generation theory: just lead? 20% chance of causing runaway climate collapse in this century, and people really want to get on our ass because of an insatiable desire (well, technically very satiable) to eat a Blake straight from the humidity-controlled archival reading room underneath the Seagram building? This week on Art and Labor: unspeakable tragedy, how artists fool themselves into thinking existing power structures give grants to people who’d threaten them. Rethink your entire practice, hon! Long live the hot dog fart zine scene!

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tcaf drama recap: https://www.comicsbeat.com/tcaf-disinvites-nft-minter-pink-cat-from-show-amid-criticism/

https://festivalworkers.com/

Authorities investigating if retired federal agent knew of Buffalo mass shooting plans in advance: https://buffalonews.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/authorities-investigating-if-retired-federal-agent-knew-of-buffalo-mass-shooting-plans-in-advance/article_bd408f18-dd39-11ec-be53-df8fdd095d6f.html

http://www.gunsculpture.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandra_Bromley

murder /k/ult snipets: eleven on Twitter: “sandman on the /k/ weapons board discussing his affiliation with the murderkube “religion” (2/3) https://t.co/ogxyMFEffc” / Twitter

(1) 0xngmi is grazing on Twitter: “megathread on milady and their founders: – miya’s writings – Grooming – Gaslighting – Systemspace and suicide of 17yo teen – Remilia implication proof of everything will be at the end of the thread” / Twitter

the internet is a bad place, but love is real, I love you

161 – The Wretched of the Multiverse

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OK gives Sarah a full Toronto report: new Kids in the Hall p good, Canada does not understand iced coffee or hanami, “New York” mode is real and you can harness it to mixed success, and alt comix lanlord art appears as TCAF is being shock doctrine’d?? We eventually get to our review of Everything Everywhere All at Once, which is obviously “it’s actually not insane enough.” History will reveal why Lucia has not been able to be on the podcast lately. Mostly, work sucks, everyone knows, why not enjoy some nice AU fanfic, it’s not gay to dream….I promise….

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160 – Living Our Fontosy w/ Popple

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We’re back! And we brought the artist and vtuber sometimes known as POPPLE (aka swordsinverted). Get ready for your shift at the pussy eating factory, ’cause we’re on some sort of deranged queer Stalinism kick. We discuss information and cultural preservation work, living in punk houses, big tech in anime, and the escalation of the Drag Race Industrial Crisis. Enjoy this extra long episode! Promise we’ll get back to a regular schedule soon, we’ve been too busy doing stupid shit like having jobs.

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159 – Fire in the Disco

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A return to definitely a type of form, the Galleria caucus of Art and Labor (OK and Sarah) reckon with the eternal struggle of Knowing They Did A Gentrification To Bushwick. You, reader, however, are now yourself trapped in my web, unable to stop passively reading this sentence, which is that Kylie Minogue always has at least a couple songs on each album that sound like Starburst commercials, at least one absolute banger, and a bunch of shit. Aphrodite, however, is an entire album of Starburst commercials, and it’s a perfect driving album for the woman on the go with a cracked windshield and dangerously (but also sexily) corroded brake pads. We mostly, however, talk being abolitionists in the face of hateful tragedy like the Rash arson and debrief on the 7th annual Sonic 2006 party. If there was anyone in the north Brooklyn who deserved to be set aflame that night, it was probably us, sorry to all who attended. I also tell the same exact story I did last time I recorded about my sister getting hit by a Tesla, it’s a real meat and potatoes episode folks, we aim above all other things to be your comfort characters.

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158 – World of Statecraft w/ Eric Kostiuk Williams

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Our Canadian/Britney correspondent (and brilliant cartoonist) Eric Kostiuk Williams is back! We wildly speculate on the Grimes Chelsea Manning e-girl royal wedding, and navigate the messy state of traveling in covid times. Western countries have clearly given up on virus mitigation, how are we taking care ourselves as we’re forced under demonic spell of 𝔢𝔠𝔬𝔫𝔬𝔪𝔦𝔠 𝔢𝔫𝔡𝔢𝔪𝔦𝔠𝔦𝔱𝔶? Plus a discussion of the dark money funded truckers/anti-maskers/anti-vax movements, HIV-AIDS criminalization, the hippie to big tech pipeline, and if its possible to untangle the militant nationalism around aid for victims for war.

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Alexander McClelland on how to represent experiences of HIV criminalization: https://visualaids.org/blog/mcclelland-hiv-crim

SXSW evil shit https://www.vice.com/en/article/88gb75/at-sxsw-a-pathetic-tech-future-struggles-to-be-born

Video Game Boss zine (from 7/26/20) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Bxie5if_s8OYxTIF0NOQJOg23dCcfYUr/view?usp=sharing

POD KAST: https://twitter.com/ThePOD_Kast/status/1503862096215576576

157 – Tim Epic’s Bandcamp w/ David Turner

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Music business criticism expert, creator of the fantastic Penny Fractions newsletter, and honorary co-host David Turner is back to discuss the depressing merger of Bandcamp and Epic Games. Can companies maintain consciousness? What role does giant multinational corporations like Tencent and Apple play in the geopolitical sphere? Are Fortnite dances going to overtake the petrodollar by 2024? Are we in 9/11 2 or WWIII? We urge everyone to believe in themselves, understand our place in the media pipeline, and focus on what we can control in our immediate.

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Future of Music Coalition Bandcamp statement: https://twitter.com/future_of_music/status/1499096231179661317?s=21

DSA statement condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: https://twitter.com/DemSocialists/status/1497736667024683008

Ukraine’s SNL president: https://twitter.com/VeraMBergen/status/1498814410911006723

156 – The Art Worker Organizing Movement

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We were mentioned in enemy of the show the New York Times by friend of the show Zachary Small! The movement to organize art and cultural workers has been steadily growing despite pandemic setbacks, how do we feel about it? We promise to never do the cis white art bro thing and claim to be an authority on this subject, even though we literally have dedicated our lives to studying it every week lol. We will, however, always advocate for better pay and workplace conditions for all workers, labor aristocracy be damned!

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BONUS EP: https://www.patreon.com/posts/63009999 Hours before Putin invaded Ukraine, we dropped our takes. We also discuss the rise of anti-trans legislation. 

155 – Jackass Cultural Studies w/ Sean J Patrick Carney

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Fresh off an empty post-industrial mall cinema viewing, we discuss the Gesamtkunstwerk Jackass Forever with lauded expert in the field of suburban whiteboy studies, Sean J Patrick Carney (@ripcytwombly.) We’re clearly very psyched to have the original “I’m Ira Glass. Welcome to Jackass” on the show to wax insanity about queer theory, masculinity, PTSD, and art history. I personally apologize for all the clapping, it’s a film that elicits such responses.

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Excerpts of Sean’s new sci-fi BACK\SLASHER ( also links to audio version and to pre-order): https://donotresearch.net/posts/backslasher01/

Sean’s Jackass Review: https://www.artforum.com/film/the-sublime-stupidity-of-jackass-forever-87843

Follow Sean! https://www.instagram.com/socialmalpractice/

Us on Sean’s pod, RIP for real: https://podtail.com/en/podcast/humor-and-the-abject-podcast/79-art-and-labor-ok-fox-and-lucia-love/