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Eschatology¹, Meet Soteriology², With Dinosaurs. And Stoners.

There’s a lot of hoo-ha about how the world is Definitely Going To End On Saturday, No Really, We Mean It This Time. Since I predominantly work in New York City, I’ve been a target of people who firmly believe this and want to desperately save my soul before the big unraveling hits this weekend. But, as webcomics has shown us, every day can be considered the end of the world, with or without any degree of religious involvement.

Either those comics will smugly amuse you come Sunday (when the world doesn’t end), or they’ll be among your last happy thoughts in a short and hellish existence before the end of all things (when the world does). Either way, you win by reading them now. Oh, and if you do end up being bodily assumed into heaven? Don’t worry, you still have time to pre-book your pet care.

  • Assuming that it’s not wasted effort to make future plans, may we point out the launch part for Dave Roman‘s Astronaut Academy ([A] delight to read from start to finishFleen Book Corner) will be on 11 June at Bergen Street Comics in Brooklyn? Given the kids-friendly (but by no means kids-exclusive) nature of AA, the fun starts early at 3:00pm, and goes until 10:00pm. There will be comics-making workshops for the kids, snacks, and general party times with one of the nicest guys to ever make comics.
  • As long as you’re making plans that will take past the weekend to come to fruition, can I mention one that will probably mark you as a better person, and therefore less likely to end up in an eternity of torment? ‘Bout a year ago, I pointed you to a webcomics charity run by Elena “Yamino” Barbarich of Sister Claire fame (and, like seemingly half of the young guns of webcomickry, she was a fellow student with my niece Colleen at SCAD).

    Oftentimes, these efforts are one-offs, meant to help alleviate the pain of a specific event, but Ms Y has kept it as an ongoing effort, with more creators joining in and a permanent focus on Kiva as the beneficiary. And speaking of Kiva, as of this writing Team Webcomics has made an even 4000 loans totally more than US$162,000 since its inception in Feburary of 2009, putting the group in 57th place out of more than 18,000 groups in terms of total money lent. Well done, people.

  • Finally, if you’re looking for something that will probably have no effect whatsoever on your being a good person or not, but which will likely amuse the heck out of you, may I suggest the TCAF 2011 Machine of Death Draw & Guess spectacular, now in amazingly life-like video? Why, yes, I believe that I may.

¹ “A branch of theology concerned with the final events in the history of the world or of humankind.”
² “Theology dealing with salvation especially as effected by Jesus Christ.”

So sad that wasn’t a Soterios Johnson gag.

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