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JC Lacek

Maria Bamford Lady Dynamite

The surreal genius of Maria Bamford’s Lady Dynamite

Maria Bamford's critically acclaimed Netflix series, Lady Dynamite is easily one of the most forward-thinking comedy shows currently running. However, beyond the shows surreal aesthetic lies a message of perseverance that's good medicine for anyone who's ever had the odds stacked against them. ...
The Culture of Comics Part 2: From Hip-Hop to Hillbillies - Subcultures in Comics | LIVING LIFE FEARLESS

The Culture of Comics Part 2: From Hip-Hop to Hillbillies – Subcultures in Comics

In the last few decades, pop culture and entertainment have unapologetically co-opted mainstream comics, using their content to fuel a billion dollar industry. What most people don't realize, however, is that there's a wealth of world-class comics with stories you'll never see represented at the megaplexes. These are books focuses on topics of subculture, such as music, identity and the marginalized, and they're some of the most compelling and well-crafted comics in the world....
Game of Thrones and the harsh realities hidden behind it's high-fantasy

Game of Thrones and the harsh realities hidden behind its high-fantasy

Traditionally, high fantasy fiction is seen as an escapist genre. The consumer, simply put, wants a place where their mind can roam in a magical setting. A place that is foreign and fantastic compared to their daily grind. Although this is the type of experience George R.R. Martin and HBO cultivated with Game of Thrones, when looking a little closer, it is clear that they are also using the veil of the fantasy genre to help the viewer take a closer look at some hard realities facing modern society. ...

JC Lacek

Hillbilly. Seafood Lover. Writer. ( in that order)

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