Yesterday was seriously awesome. So incredible to see Kettnerd.com spark to life!
As you can see, my mind is blown!
But stay tuned! I promise to keep the site updated with fresh content on the regular!
Coming up next week is a sneak peek of my latest freelance comic gig, as well as some super-heroey samples I’ve unearthed from the crypts!
Spread the word, ya’ll!
My buddy Kettner makes really awesome comics, from punk autobio stuff that you know I love, to super hero inspired fiction work, he does it all! You might have seen his work in issues of As You Were, the punk comics anthologies, or on If You Make It, the music website.
But now you can see it on his very own website and tumblr. Follow him on tumblr and visit his website! You’ll be stoked.
Mikey’s studio in our house. Perfect music making space. He’s home-recording most of his LP. In the works now!
Women in Photo is looking for women-identified photographers to help out with the site.
Currently the work load is pretty high for just one or two people, and Kimmy wants to keep the content fresh and useful to hiring power. Kimmy (and I) have had a hard time getting people to commit to helping with the development of the content. If you are willing to volunteer some time, here is what Kimmy is ideally looking for:
- someone with realistically open schedule
- reliable and prompt communicator
- experience with design and development
- working knowledge of editorial photography world
- looking to make a committed contribution
Kimmy is planning some big things for v2, and I’ve been working on some press that will hopefully spread the word in the coming months.
Please be in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anonymous asked: hey! so in planning my move to philly, i've been really overwhelmed by trying figure out which part of the city or which neighborhood is the right place for me, and i was wondering if you could help me out! i feel that i have pretty similar interests to you including punk music/shows, arts/crafts, diy, and activism. just looking for a nice, respectful community feel that i feel like you're a part of! thanks!
I think West Philly is really the place to be in terms of activism and diversity.
If we’re going to break it down to the most basic stereotypes, it seems:
West Philly = activists, punks, hippies, yuppies
South Philly = party punks, vegan straightedge, hardcore kids
Fishtown = artists, noise makers, performance folks
Obviously this is extremely generalized and I wish you weren’t anonymous so I could write it just to you in a SECRET MESSAGE so that this won’t go on the internet as something I’ve admitted to thinking/subscribing to, but - it’s real.
With that said, West Philly is mostly only affordable still in group house settings. You can find cheaper rent in South Philly (but in my opinion that comes with sacrifices). I like trees and space and West Philly is really the place for that.
This looks like a listing for a pretty desirable living situation. My friend just posted it:
Also if you’re just looking at craigslist for housing, Point Breeze and Graduate Hospital are real estate buzzwords for two neighborhoods that are being rapidly gentrified and filled with gut rehabs. In terms of activism, be wary of those spots. They’ll have the cheapest rent likely.
*also, I’ve only ever lived in West Philly so maybe I have no idea what I’m talking about.