OK enlisted two of his favorite One Piece freaks—fashion designer and DJ/Producer of Str8 to DVD Sam Branman, and cartoonist August Lipp—to talk critically about the most popular series on the planet who many (present company included) have enjoyed for 15+ years. Although the movie is a big commercial for a vtuber, it has a lot to offer about the false consciousness and cults of personality technology produces both in and outside of the state. We also discuss the theory crafting industrial complex, the series’ shortfalls when it comes to queer characters, and speculate if the distribution companies have censoring power. Spoilers for both the movie and the current arc of the manga!! If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor firstname.lastname@example.org. Also! Tell a chill friend about us?? Write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!
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.
ALERT: JOIN OUR SCHOOL! Art Business meeting is happening on Tuesday April 5th, and the next blender class with Niko is Sunday March 27th (both at 8pm est) Please reach out to join the discord for “Constructing the Real” NOW!
If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor email@example.com. Also! Tell a chill friend about us?? Write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!
Alexander McClelland on how to represent experiences of HIV criminalization: https://visualaids.org/blog/mcclelland-hiv-crim
Video Game Boss zine (from 7/26/20) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Bxie5if_s8OYxTIF0NOQJOg23dCcfYUr/view?usp=sharing