Contently: Platform For Publishers And Freelance Writers

Contently‘s founders, Joe Coleman, Shane Snow and David Goldberg, launched the site in open beta in April 2011. The New York City-based start-up is a platform for journalists and bloggers to manage their freelance careers and publishers to source professional writers. The “anti-content-farm” is optimized for brands and forward-thinking agencies who want to commission magazine-quality writing.

Alex Wodak: Agony over ecstasy is helping no one

If Chesher had been caught with an ecstasy tablet in Lisbon rather than Sydney, this would have been treated as a private health matter. He would still be employed and paying taxes. His family would have been spared considerable pain. Taxpayers would not have had their funds squandered.

- from SMH

How Do Literary Journals Survive?

Excellent piece by Jeff Sparrow of Overland on the social nature of reading, suggests indie press tied to events and projects, key fans to survive.

Contrary to appearances, serious reading has always been communal. In Terry Irving and Rowan Cahill’s new book Radical Sydney, Bruce Scates describes the political bookshops of the late nineteenth century as “vibrant social centres … [places that] ended the isolation, loneliness and confusion that so often plagued the working-class reader. In the reading rooms, books and newspapers, light and warmth and companionship could all be had for a penny’s admission.”

- from newmatilda.com

First Second Books – Doodles and Dailies: How I Write Non-Fiction Comics

First Second Books – Doodles and Dailies: How I Write Non-Fiction Comics

A short history of non-fiction and war comics

A short history of non-fiction and war comics

PODCAST: Stumptown’s non-fiction comics panel — featuring David Chelsea, Dennis P. Eichhorn, Khris Soden and Ryan Alexander-Tanner

PODCAST: Stumptown’s non-fiction comics panel — featuring David Chelsea, Dennis P. Eichhorn, Khris Soden and Ryan Alexander-Tanner

JIRAT JAMES PATRADOON

JIRAT JAMES PATRADOON

Pictures showing what happens on each page of Gravity’s Rainbow

Pictures showing what happens on each page of Gravity’s Rainbow

Jon Burgerman | Work

Jon Burgerman | Work

Comics – from TBO.com

Comics – from TBO.com

Ann Telnaes Cartoons – washingtonpost.com

Ann Telnaes Cartoons – washingtonpost.com

Matt Huynh

Matt Huynh

Typocrat Home

BBC – collective – killoffer ‘six hundred and seventy-six apparitions of killoffer’

L’Association

The Trumpet Parade

The Trumpet Parade