Saturday, 22 August 2009

Leonard Peltier Denied Parole

It is my sad duty to report that Leonard Peltier was denied parole despite a squeaky clean record for the past 10 years and numerous holes in the prosecution's case. He will not be eligible again until he is 79, which with his failing health is pretty much a death sentence.

I urge you not to give up. PLEASE write to anyone in power and let your voice be heard. Whether you believe he is guilty or innocent, I would hope that you believe in fair justice, which he has not received. It takes minutes to write a letter, a small part of your life to try and save another.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Perhaps the Myths We Dream

Health Care Reform

I urge anyone who reads this to listen to any interview with Wendell Potter. The most comprehensive and easily accessible is this Bill Moyer's interview.

Why are we trusting Wall Street with our health care? After the housing crisis and ensuing recession, why are we still allowing these businesses to literally attempt to and commit murder? Do you really want CEOs determining how much your life is worth?

WENDELL POTTER: The industry has always tried to make Americans think that government-run systems are the worst thing that could possibly happen to them, that if you even consider that, you're heading down on the slippery slope towards socialism. So they have used scare tactics for years and years and years, to keep that from happening. If there were a broader program like our Medicare program, it could potentially reduce the profits of these big companies. So that is their biggest concern.

Single payer.

Pass it on.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Gorgeous Clothed Flies

GORGEOUS CLOTHED FLIES is my first book, it will be debuting at APE, the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco this October. A ways off, yes, try not to run out of saliva 'til then. Don't you think my Crass rip-off will look purdy next to Liz Baillie's punk rock oeuvre? I think so! Well? Do you?

Monday, 3 August 2009

Half Calf Review

Here's a review of my story in the Awesome 2: Awesomer Anthology. You can buy it by clicking on the cover on the top left of the page. Proceeds go toward giving a CCS student a scholarship, so you're not JUST helping out a pair of filthy bums (which you are!)

It's from the Paper Dreams Production blog, where dude reviewed EVERY story in the anthology! Holy balls! AND he's reviewing the mini-comics, too! Now that's dedication!

Review #52: “HALF CALF” by Sabin Calvert

“Half Calf” uses the troupes of Greek mythology to tell a quick, yet heartwarming story with recognizable characters in two pages. This story of the Greek classic characters of the Minotaur, here being told his life story from an awkward childhood, and his tormenter from his school days, Medusa, accomplishes much with so little space.

The panel layouts are dense, but not over crowded giving the story weight while at the same time flowing very easy from panel to panel. The art itself uses a nice thin line to bring out details on most of the panels, but the styles within those panels changes. Some panels rely on well-formed characters while others fall into using symbols of accent culture to add to the visual and written narrative. A story where words and pictures accentuate each other in the most complimentary of ways.

From the heartaches of childhood, attempts at adult reconciliation, the desperation of loneliness, and the acceptance of life as it is, “Half Calf” does a tremendous job. To check out more work from Sabin Calvert go to

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