C. Spike Trotman (previously, previouslier) went from teen comics geek to porn anthologist and crowdfunded comics publishing guru. But that’s only part of the story - as told awesomely at this year’s XOXO. [more inside]
When I was in high school I found a video that somebody posted of me labeling me the world's ugliest woman. There were over 4 million views of this video. [more inside]
Drummer Wanted: Dean Zimmer (slyt) is handicapable drummer living in Southern California that will blow you away.
The Internet Is My Religion. Jim Gilliam gives a moving ten-minute speech at the Personal Democracy Forum on surviving cancer, faith, activism, interconnectedness and the internet. [more inside]
Web of stories - "There are few things more interesting or more pleasurable than to watch someone tell a good story. And one story always leads to another."
Simon Dyson was the winner at the Dunhill Links Championship, but Manuel de los Santos may have made the biggest impression at the pro-am event, which was played on St. Andrews, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie. De los Santos, 25, is a former baseball player who lost a leg in a car accident and picked up golf in 2004, after moving from his native Dominican Republic to France. He plays to a 3-handicap without the aid of a prosthesis.
"I believe that before anything art should bring happiness to the viewer." ~ Adib Fattal, Syrian Painter who infuses his work with bright colours (Titanic), optimistic scenes of places he remembers as a child (Jenin, Palestine), and wild life (Return of the Birds). More of his work here. [via]