At the Queer Cartoonists Panel, they discussed if the word "queer" might become a slur someday (slurified?). The panelists preferred to keep using the word. I asked about that, since in my upcoming story about handicapped superheroes, I edited out the word "crippled" (some guy in the front row nodded his head a LOT when I said that, which made me wonder if he used that horrible term, "differently abled.") I did not have time to add that in an old Superman story, Supes had an adventure in Gay City. Which makes me chuckle every time I read it. I told Justin Hall about that, he was amused.
Had some punctuation and grammar discussion with Stephen Notley, who has the wonderful comic about the apostrophe: http://www.angryflower.com/aposter.html. I said I cannot stand the expression, "I could care less." It's "I couldn't care less," because leaving out the "not" says that you do care some, you currently have some level of caring, because you "could care less." (Harlan Ellison has also ranted about this.) We also discussed the latest Superman movies. He used to be a critic, and that makes him worth listening to.
Here's a sample of the comics and books I picked up and look forward to reading. (I should say that not all the books I mention are G-rated. I'm all growed up and can read what I want. So there.)
Molly Danger: the world's most powerful 10-year-old super heroine. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mollydanger/molly-danger
Princeless: where the princesses rescue themselves. http://princelesscomic.tumblr.com/ and http://www.actionlabcomics.com/comics/
Canned Blondes by Lee Binswanger. http://www.amazon.com/Canned-Blondes-The-Art-Binswanger/dp/0984935495
Templar, Arizona. By Spike. http://templaraz.com/ Alternate history and sweet art.
Between Here and the Lint Trap. http://slumberlandpress.com/between-here-and-the-lint-trap-is-now-available-for-order/ Fun kids book exploring the mystery of the dryer.
Kick Girl. http://www.kick-girl.com/ How can I not buy a comic with that name?
Supernatural Law by Batton Lash. http://www.exhibitapress.com/ My fave is The Vampire Brat book. Ouchika!
Misunderstanding Comics. "You won’t understand comics until you misunderstand them!" http://misunderstandingcomics.com/ and http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/timtoon/misunderstanding-comics. (I can't find a link to buy the book, darn it. They should do something about that.)
And a book I am looking forward to: Bandette. I can wait for print or buy digital. The story looks fun, Colleen Coover's art is simple and joyous and she knows it's all in the face. http://www.monkeybraincomics.com/titles/bandette/
P.S. When I got back to my cousin's place (I was doggie-and-house sitting), I found Antique Roadshow on ch 54. But the reception was not good, I'll hafta tune in another time. The show looked all white, privileged people with treasures hidden in grandma's closet, or mansion, or dungeon torture chamber. Blacks could not own torture chambers until the 1960s.