Kamen Rider Calliope- Myth 1:1

Welcome to the first part of this superhero serial fiction story! In case you weren’t clued in by now, this is essentially a massive fanfiction project that I have embarked upon, and am only now realizing the scope of my ambitions might turn this into a true Odyssey… word-count wise, I mean, but hey, also a clever ancient Greek lit reference.

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Creator Interview: Kibble

As part of our mission to connect with and support amateur and part-pro creators, we at BLP present to you the first of our Creator Interviews! Our wonderful first interviewee is Kibble, a creator of comics from Western Massachusetts. The interview was done by Nagi on January 5th, 2018.

Given Name: Keane

Artist Name: Kibble

Location: Western Mass

Pronouns: they/them

Channels: comickibble.com, Twitter/Insta: comic_kibble

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Going Around: Space Post Coast To Coast

Sometimes, it’s nice to gaze up into the stars and get some perspective.  You might contemplate the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy, or try to hold in your mind the fact that even the emptiest bit of space you can see is filled with stars too far away for us to see from our planet.  You might wonder if there’s intelligent life looking back at us, and what their memes are like.  Maybe you’re tracing one of the constellations, ancient storytelling tools drawn through light-years of space, shapes that will last the course of human history several times over before the ever-shifting universe pulls them apart.  Maybe you’re just thinking about Carrie Fisher or Carl Sagan.  This week, our panel of contributors share with you some of our favorite stories that take place in the final frontier.

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A Tale of Two Demographics

Kamen Rider Calliope Update 2!

Big news! Kamen Rider Calliope has an official publishing date. Drop by the site around 9:00 am on January 14th to read the first part of Myth 1!

Something I’ve struggled with in explaining Kamen Rider to the uninitiated is how “it’s a show that’s merchandized to little kids, but the storyline and character development are written for an older audience”. I feel like that idea can’t expect a warm reception from people who are used to Western (or maybe just American/Canadian?) TV shows. In the culture I grew up in, if a show is made to sell toys to four-year-olds, you can safely assume the plotlines you’ll see are generally mind-numbing to anyone outside of preschool. YES, DORA, IT’S THE BLOODY MAP, WE GET IT, HURRY UP AND GET EXPLORING.

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