Weekly round-up and open thread, 24 June 2013

// 24 June 2013

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This image is called First Coffee. It is a black-and-white photograph taken by Helen. If using elsewhere, please ensure correct attribution.Here’s this week’s open thread for discussion and our regular round-up of some of the articles and blogs we’ve noticed over the last week or so, but not had time to post about.

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This week’s closing video is ‘Cannonball’ by The Breeders:

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The image is a photo of a white mug, with the word coffee stamped on its side, containing freshly-made coffee and a spoon. The mug is standing on a chequer-board pattern kitchen worktop.

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Saranga // Posted 24 June 2013 at 1:59 pm

I take part in a podcast called Radio Bamf and yesterday we interviewed the creator of an AMAZING comic called Princeless, about a teenaged black Princess, Adrienne, who decides she has had enough of being locked in a tower and that waiting for a Prince to rescue her is a ruubbish way to live her life.

So Adrienne befriends her dragon guard (Sparky) and sets out to rescue her sisters, also locked in towers. We discussed women’s roles in comics and the importance of positive role models.

You can listen to it here: http://wearearcade.com/?p=12443

It’s also on itunes and youtube, where it has automatic captions.

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