Three years ago on this date, Emily Alden Foster and I got married at the Oakland Zoo in front of our friends and families. To commemorate the day and in lieu of a program, we asked our friends to contribute comics and drawings to a special wedding-day zine, to be given to attendees in lieu of a program. These are those comics, on the internet for the very first time! We love you all and are forever grateful that you took time out of your life to be part of our special day.
Credits, in order:
There was some other stuff in the zine, including a collage of stills from our favorite Time-Life infomercial, but Tumblr only allows ten images per post.
People are perceived as selfish when they advocate for someone who looks like them, unless they’re a white man
i love this staging and i love Shrooq’s between-verse sortadance and i love how at least 40% of the (reclining!) backup singers just couldn’t care less
I was in Murrieta, California last week to report on the citizen blockades that successfully stopped three attempted federal drop-offs of child migrants at the city’s Border Patrol facility. I went there to offer a snapshot of Murrieta in this moment in time, but I was also…
Onomastics is the study of names.
Have you ever wondered why there are so many names for hot dogs and so few for french fries? This is the zine for you!
Have you ever met someone who seems to have invented an entire vocabulary of slang that only they can understand?
This is a zine made by one of those people!
Are you fascinated by how things are named, and why one name sticks while others don’t?
This is the zine for you!
This zine does not include any scholarly information about the field of onomastics, but it does include lists of silly names/nicknames for hot dogs, french fries, types of dogs and bees, a baby girl, and both of my cats. At the end there are vocabulary quizzes where you have to guess the meanings of words that my friend Gregg and I use all the time, like “mushmouth” “pigfruit” and “bunny ones.”
Buy it here
I wrote/aggregated the foreword!