Thursday, November 20, 2014

Superhero ABCs - Can You Identify All 26 Iconic Comic Book Crotches?!

Indie comic book publisher Michael McAdam recently came up with a brilliant idea: Superhero ABCs,  a poster full of iconic comic book character crotches in alphabetical order. McAdam runs Canada's Two Gargoyles Comics. For those unfamiliar, Two Gargoyles produces smaller awesome titles such as Thunder (Half Canadian, Half Norse God, super polite. Uses his brains and sensitivity to others more than just his muscles.), Twilight Detective Agency (two Gargoyles run a detective agency-- their clients completely unaware that they're not human), and other titles such as Gloaming and Diaperman.

The creation of the Superhero ABCs poster goes like this...the guys were going to Bent Con and needed some fun new merch. Via email, McAdam explains, "I came up with the idea out of my own interest in what my favorite heroes were packin'! As a comics geek I'd long been aware of discussions of female heroes' boob sizes, but no one was talking about the guys.  And I wanted to do something about that!"  So, he turned to concept artist Jeremy Thew for the groins and had Mike Rieger finish it up with the coloring and formatting.

We found Jeremy Thew on Facebook and asked how much fun it was to work on this project. His response, "Oh, it was great! I hammered the groins out in record-speed. Because hammering is what superhero groins ought to be doing, ya know." Oh, we know, Jeremy...we know.

If you are interested in the Superhero ABCs poster, you can get one from their Redbubble store. While there you can also get the groin's as sticker, throw pillows, tote bags, and cell phone cases! Be on the lookout for a new comic project from McAdam and Thew called Spectrum. Spectrum's premise sounds great: a young man gets superpowers at the very same time as coming out to himself as gay.  It's hard enough having one secret identity, but now he must cope with two?  This comic will look at coming out, self-discovery, and journey through an understanding of the whole spectrum the LGBTQ world has to offer.

Visit Two Gargoyles at their Website, Tumblr, or Facebook!

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Exclusive Podcast: Treklenburg Episode #44

Hosts Michael Earle and Molly Jay hilariously talk all things Star Trek.
This week, Mike and Molly start out with hilarious ideas for Star Trek/Perfect Strangers slash fiction! Then they move on to discuss Robert Picardo's Doctor EMH. Also, now that Molly's Enterprise torture is over, they are free to move on to discussing The Original Series! And, at the very end, Mike and Molly get to a few more items from IO9's Top 100 Star Trek Episodes list!

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LA Weekly Takes Us Inside the Gay Wing of L.A. Men's Central Jail

LA Weekly's Ani Ucer somehow got permission to film inmates in the gay wing of the LA Men's Central Jail. And, it's freaking great. To be honest, it starts off a bit silly, but as they get past the impromptu fashion show, the glimpse into the lives of these inmates takes a touching, fascinating turn. For some, the jail has become more of a home and family than they ever had on the outside. It is great that the LA Men's Central Jail has the insight and ability to give these men a separate and safe dormitory. It's even more interesting to see the community that develops and flourishes. Watch this video. It is three minutes very well spent.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Top 5 Best Selling Gay Sex Toys of 2014

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Monday Morning Dance Party: Azealia Banks "Ice Princess"

Azealia Banks' brand new album Broke With Expensive Taste is out now! So, this week's Monday Morning Dance Party is her rap/dance track "Ice Princess." We dare you not to pulse in your seat!

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Tosh.O Helps Gay Couple Stick It To A Bigoted East Texas Restaurant

Whether you love or hate Daniel Tosh, you gotta give him props for sticking up for the LGBT community every chance he gets. So, when gay couple Colin and Kelly were asked to never return to East Texas restaurant Big Earl's after being told "we don't serve fags," the Tosh.O staff sprung into action. Big Earl's also has a sign on the door that says "Where Men Act Like Men, Women Act Like Ladies." After interviewing the couple for a bit, Tosh.O suggested opening a competing restaurant next door to Big Earl's called Dallas Buyers Club & Grill. I am not sure if they really put a sign up across the street from Big Earl's or not, but in the skit, they did lampoon Earl pretty good with a bunch of photos of Earl's head superimposed on a naked bodies. Either way, the point was made pretty well. If you are going to be a bigoted jerk in this modern era, be prepared to pay the price.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Must Read: Intimacy Mini-Comic by Dale Lazarov and Martin Chan

Hot on the heels of a flurry of wonderful comic releases in the past six months, Dale Lazarov is back working his magic with the twelve page mini-comic Intimacy. This time around Dale teams up with first time comic illustrator Martin Chan. Though new to the comics game, Chan is a veteran illustrator who spent years working in the video game industry as a 2D artist and UI designer. And, I think not being over immersed in the comic industry allows Chan  to bring a fresh perspective to illustrating male interaction that we have not quite seen before. It's refreshingly heart warming.

Intimacy is a touching twelve page look into the best part of being with another human being - the intimacy. And no, intimacy does not mean getting it on in the sack. It means the cuddling, the stealing of kisses while doing the dishes, the knowing glances, the resting of legs on each other while watching tv. All the things that make both falling in love and sharing your life with someone else so special. Dale does a great job incorporating all age ranges, all walks of life, all types of guys into this comic. Honestly, there is pretty much no way to read this comic and not long for the romantic moments depicted. Lazarov and Chan have created a fantastic work of art.

If you missed it, we did an interview with Dale Lazarov back in July around the time that his comic Fast Friends was released. Dale is well known for his numerous erotic graphic novel series including Good Sports, Nightlife, Manly, Sticky, Bulldogs, and Greek Love. He has teamed with a cadre of amazing artists such as Steve MacIsaac, Bastian Jonsson, Yann Duminil, Amy Colburn, Dominic Cordoba, Chas Hunter, Si Arden, and lots more! 

Intimacy is available as a very reasonably priced digital download. It's under $3. You can get it online at Dale Lazarov's online store. Also, I suggest checking out his website or fun blog Fuck Yeah Dale Lazarov! 

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Exclusive Podcast: Treklenburg Episode #43

Hosts Michael Earle and Molly Jay hilariously talk all things Star Trek.
This week, Molly's arduous journey through all of the seasons of Enterprise finally comes to an end. To celebrate, Mike and Molly recap their 5 Favorite Enterprise Moments. You will not want to miss them performing "Faith of the Heart" live in studio!

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Stop Motion Nightmares: An Interview w/ Claymation Virtuoso Lee Hardcastle

Lee Hardcastle is my hero. For those not in the know, Hardcastle makes wonderfully gory claymation horror films. Sometimes originals, sometimes spoofs on classic horror movies, tv shows, and other pop culture, his creations have garnered him accolades and acclaim from around the world. Lee Hardcastle began claymation full-time in 2010 after online success with a little claymation titled The Evil Dead in 60 Seconds. The following year he sold all his belongings to support an unpaid career and created short films that screened at Cannes and won a place in the feature film ABCs Of Death. He's gone on to work with Momentum Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Sufjan Stevens, Kill The Noise, Portugal The Man. He has been a finalist on more than one occasion for the Empire Awards, an annual British awards ceremony honoring cinematic achievements in the local and global film industry.

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Other notable achievements include the video Pingu's The Thingin which the beloved European children's stop motion television penguin Pingu re-enacts the the infamous 80s horror movie, skittering severed head and all. This landed him in trouble with Pingu but also garnered him praise by John Carpenter. His fan film Claycat's The Raid was included on the movie's international home video release. Most recently, he received the 2013 MTV Clubland Music Video of Year award for Kill The Noise.

Hardcastle is not only amazing at making claymation films, he does an incredible job intertwining claymation with live action. For example, he took Mark Zuckerberg's Ice Bucket Challenge video and swapped the water for a bucket of acid. I giggled like a schoolgirl as I watched Zuckerberg's head melt. And, you absolutely have to watch the hilarious Mario vs. Pokemon: Game Boy Movie. It will be the first video shown below. Or, if you want to watch a creepy short film Hardcastle did that doesn't play up the laughs, check out There's Something in the Attic

Thankfully, Lee Hardcastle was willing to take sometime out of his busy schedule to do an interview with us! After reading, if you would like to explore more of Hardcastle's world on your own, I suggest his YouTube Channel, Website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Q: Do you remember the first claymation video you ever made? What was it about? What was the death count?
Hardcastle: I'd experimented with stop motion long ago but the first full on experience was when I was at Uni I got super creative with some software and little action figures one night. It was incredible how easy it was and how cool the results were! The body count was 4 and you can see it here.

Q: I love that some of your female characters are hilariously portrayed by men. How many of the voices do you perform?
Hardcastle: I've always done them myself, really. I mean, I was never aiming for awards or critical acclaim when I made a lot of the videos that went on my YouTube channel. I was doing them for people to discover and enjoy. Female actresses for female parts happens when I'm attempting something more ambitious. When I'm being ambitious, I try to avoid doing any voices all together and use myself as a last resort. In context, my voice works, it's funny! I have a ridiculous accent.

Q: Which are you more proud of…being perhaps the only animator ever to fight off a zombie with a giant red dildo or being the first to disembowel Santa Claus in an indie rock video?
Hardcastle: The dildo. The Santa Claus gag wasn't my idea. Sufjan Stevens scripted that video. In fact, his script was a 10 minute video. There was LOADS of gags and violence in it and the song is only 2 minutes. So, I condensed his 10 min script into 2 minutes.

Q: You brilliantly spoof a lot of horror flicks. What are some of your favorite scary movies?
Hardcastle: John Carpenter's The Thing, Candyman, The Blair Witch Project, Alien 3, Jaws - I mean, this list is without going outside the limits of films I find 'scary' and absolutely adore. There's not that many more movies beyond that list. The last scary movie I had a lot of fun watching was Sinister, I really enjoyed that one.

Q:  How cathartic was it to melt Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg’s face with acid?
Hardcastle: I like the film Social Network and Mark's story and his success is incredible. I'm a bit envious like a lot of people, sure. But I only did it because there was this ice bucket craze and he seemed to be the guy that kicked it off. I dunno? But, I just thought it'd be funny and topical.

Q:  I really couldn’t help but laugh out loud at the Hamster Hell video, especially the opportunistic caught in the tape sequence. How many dreadful ideas did you come up with but decided not to use?
Hardcastle: None, I don't think. The idea was really beautiful in my mind for this character to be a perfectly normal kid behind a closed door. He's not evil or disturbed. He's a normal young human being. So, the ideas were never about gory details and senseless violence. Most of the ideas that ended up in the film are from real stories I'd heard while in high school. I heard loads of animal horror stories but they were never really evil stories, just sort of, "I put my hamster in a sock because I wanted it him to feel g-force" or "I build a house out of card and tape for my hamster, I woke up the next morning and the hamster was stuck to the tape."

Q:  Your version of John Carpenter’s “The Thing” featuring beloved children’s television character Pingu lead the horror master himself to tweet “Better than the original…?” What was Team Pingu’s reaction?
Hardcastle: I actually got an email from a guy who works on Pingu and he loved it and was impressed! He sent me photographs of the behind the scenes and the sets and stuff! But the owners of the Pingu brand were understandable pissed off and went all medieval on the video.

Q:  I owe you a huge debt of gratitude. All of my friends think I am poop obsessed, but I look like a rank amateur compared to you. Is there anything funnier than toilet humor?
Hardcastle: Yeah, sure there is! But toilets are awesome and it's a cool place to set a story.

Q: Will there ever be a triumphant return of Claycat?!
Hardcastle: Not at the minute, there is zero plans, I have thought about it but I'm trying to move forward and Claycat never gained enough demand to continue doing more.

Q:  Unicorns….or Narwhals? Who would win in a fight?
Hardcastle: Don't fight, make love. Peace.

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Friday, November 7, 2014

B♥TT♥MS Announces Debut EP "Goodbye"

NYC gay band B♥TT♥MS is releasing their debut EP Goodbye January 20, 2015 on JD Samson's Atlas Chair label. The band likes to joke that they are comprised of "two shitty drag queens, a 303 and a drummer." But you will see by the two preview tracks below, that is just not true! Their music exceptionally interesting and, all around, pretty eff'in great.

B♥TT♥MS' methods of combining hilarious and terrifying stage antics along with acid house minimalism creates a joyful yet violent experience. The band is Simon Leahy, Michael Prommasit, and Jake Dibeler. As co-founder of the annual Bushwig Festival, Leahy spearheaded the new "drag explosion" in the Bushwick nightlife scene.

Leahy & Prommasit's prior band teeth, has toured internationally. Dibeler is a performance artist whose work touches on historical anxieties surrounding HIV and gay suicide, which he uses as the basis of his lyrics.

Anyway, take a listen! We will try to do an interview with these guys when the record comes out! Enjoy!

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