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And actually. politics and mental health on television, Martin Enserink: There was some singing at the March in Paris as well."What a privilege to be invited to be there in that moving moment.After all, has decided not to use a live animal in his annual Possum Drop the Charlotte Observer reports Instead the possum Logan will lower to the ground in a tinsel-decorated plexiglass cage this year will be roadkill or perhaps the main ingredient in a pot of possum stew PETA and Logan have been at loggerheads for more than a year over the event an annual rite in this town of 240 people that includes a full evening of marsupial-themed activities PETA has accused Logan of subjecting a shy animal to noise and confusion while Logan has defended the tradition as "good clean family fun a good old redneck good time" that doesn’t harm the tiny animal who is released into the wild afterward Its unclear if this battle will be dropped for good come 2015 however The injunction just requires Logan to get a state permit to use a live possum and Logan told the Associated Press that he simply didn’t have time to get one this year [Charlotte Observer] Write to Elizabeth Barber at [email protected] been a fan of Kate Beatons work for years starting with her genius webcomic Hark A Vagrant which covers among many other things 19th century novels ludicrous superhero costumes Canadian history weird Nancy Drew covers and Shetland ponies It isalong with Mallory Ortbergs columns on The Toastthe funniest thing I am aware of on the Internet When some of Beatons comics were collected as a book in 2011 I put it on Times best of the year list This month shes publishing her first childrens book The Princess and the Pony about a warrior princess and the pony she gets as a gift who is not a warrior pony She also has another comics collection coming in the fall Beaton is Canadianshe grew up in a small town on Cape Breton Island which is part of Nova Scotia Once at a books festival in Vancouver I attempted to introduce myself to her but it turned out to just be somebody who looked like her Now Ive actually spoken to her on the phone She was staying with her parents who still live on Cape Breton Island TIME: So what do your parents do I assume theyre not Web cartoonists too Beaton: No (laughs) Though they finally kind of know what I do My mom worked at a bank and my dad was a butcher They both retired this year A butcher thats amazing That was before it was even cool to be a butcher Now its like a hipster thing I guess so Theres only one store in my town and he was kind of the meat manager My grandfather was the person youd call if you wanted to slaughter one of your animals so he kind of grew up the old-school butcher way then he worked in a grocery store So how did you become a cartoonist Well I always drew And was encouraged to do so by my parents I didnt think there was going to be any money in that so I went to school for history and anthropology and I was going to work in museums But I did comics for the student newspaper and this was like the early 2000s when graphic novels were becoming a bigger thing You could see that cartooning was something you could kind of keep up So I just did And I put the comics online and they spread through word of mouth and when they reached a certain point I thought well Ill give this a shot That was when webcomics were still a new thing I can remember writing a story for Time about PvP and Penny Arcade and these webcomic things people were doing They were the real trailblazers People like me really benefited from the work that was put in between the late 90s and the mid 2000s by those guys establishing a business model that works Me and my peers kind of rode hard on those coattails This is embarrassing but Ive never really known what Hark A Vagrant meant Oh it doesnt mean anything I needed a title for the comic It used to be called katebeatoncom and then I wanted to remove my name from it because it seemed a bit grandiose I just wanted a title that didnt mean anything but also sounded a little bit bizarre and archaic a little bit funny Its one of those things where you make a decision and then you live with it forever For a while I was like I kind of wish I named it something normal That makes me feel better I thought it was a joke I wasnt getting Tell me about the pony of The Princess and the Pony because the ponys been around as a character for a while I think I first drew the pony in 2008 Thats really soon after I started making comics And it has always struck a chord with people You cant predict what will and what wont but the pony was just unprecedented I dont knowits round it kind of looks like a pig I get so many emails with pictures of tiny horses Whenever people go on vacation and they see one or theres one on the news I get a bunch of emails Was there a real life pony that you were drawing a picture of No I took an anthro course and we took a trip to the Shetland Islands and there were ponies there And it was like a dream Theyre so small Everything there is small Their sheep are smaller Its a place after my own heart And the horses are fantastic Youre on the Shetlands and youre minding your business and then you turn and theres this tiny pony behind a fence And like nothing prepares your heart for what it feels at that moment In the book the princess gets the pony as a gift for her birthday and at first she thinks oh God this is not what I asked for this is not what I want The pony was on Adventure Time which is amazing How did that happen Adventure Time is full of a lot of friends peers people that you know and they kind of pull references from a lot of places Its something like a sharing economy of ideas and art Pen just told me that they were gonna do that and I said thats fine It was really simple And hes purple in the show It just showed up there I think a lot of things just show up there And then it turns out at the end of the episode that its not even a real pony Yeah Its a wizard (Laughs) Ill take it And what about Princess Pinecone did she already exist before you wrote the book She was created for the book I was going to make it the story about the pony but its kind of like an inactive thing and there has to be an active character and youre talking to kids so its probably going to be a kid and Im from a family of four girls so for me it was probably going to be a girl And then there was the princess thing which I had debated because theres so much princess stuff out there right now But when I was a child I really really liked princesses and I dont think thatI remember it was my choice as a child I loved princesses it was my choice Of course things are being sold to you because a lot of stuff is being marketed at kids but I loved them I just did I drew myself with the cone hats and the dresses and everything And so I thought if Im going to make this story about a princess it matters a lot who she is and what she wants and what shes all about So her namea lot of princesses are called flower names like Rose or whatever so I picked one that was kind like a flower but not really A little bit more prickly a little bit off center And I thought it suited her very well I mostly wanted a book that would make kids laugh And this pony is this kind of inactive doe-eyed character in a lot of ways so the best thing to do would be to put that pony in a world where theres nothing but action Everybody just loves battling with each other Its a rough and tumble world and the little princess Pinecone she wants to be part of it She wants to get her piece So shes quite an atypical princess as princesses go She looks quite different Shes short and stocky not that kind of classic elongated Disney body type Yeah So am I Someone called me burly once and I thought well Ill take it Thats also I how I draw kids they tend to be these weird round like Campbells soup kids So in the world of the book battling is just kind of the general occupation for people Its this weird nonsense world Its not full of Vikings its full of whoeverwhoever wants to be there and thats what they like to do But they hit each other with like pool noodles and things which is another thing that kids do they get in fights with objects that are supposed to be swords but theyre not and nobody gets hurt Princess Pinecones not afraid and her size doesnt really bother her very much shes just gonna go for it I wrote it really fast it just seemed like a natural thing She gets this present she doesnt exactly want but weve all had that Parents always do that they listen and theyre like oh yeah a bike and they get you the thing that you asked for but not really But theyre so happy to give it to you A lot of it is modeled in a strange way on myself I guess: when I was little I had a lot of those sweaters that just had random stuff written on them I remember I had a shirt that just had a bunch of bears on it and it just said exercise on it It made no sense I feel like there were these factories just outputting these weird random shirts that kids were given So she wants a warrior horse and she gets the pony instead because her parents dont really know But its a story about love in the end because her parents love her they want to support her They show up for the battle later on and theyre cheering for She understands that its not exactly what she asked for but she makes the best of it And then it turns out to be the best gift of all which also happens because you treasure those things because of the love that was behind them I have two daughters so Ive spend a lot of time looking at princess stuff When its happening when theyre into princesses they really are and you dont feel like some adman came over and was like wouldnt you like this They choose it and they choose it hard Thats interesting to me I cant remember ever thinking God I cant wait for some prince to scoop me up I think princesses are just these characterstheyre young they have a lot of choices they have autonomy people listen to them when they talk They do get to dress nice and they do get to have ponies Theres a lot kind of going on there for that archetype You can see why little girls or little boys anybody gets into it Its just this tiny powerful person Was it different making a book instead of a webcomic Oh yeah A webcomicfor one thing I make it its short I put it up its complete people write LOL in a box and send it to me and Im like good job done amazing And if its bad I just make another one But this picture book its forty pages and it has to be a good story it has to be good art it has to cater to this brand new audience that I had never really talked to before It was a learning curve for sure A lot of people think they can write childrens books but when you get down to it its actually quite hard Theres a lot of story packed into that book and that was the hardest part They say that youre supposed to be able to pitch your book summary in an elevator The elevator pitch And I cant do that Wed have to go up and down the elevator a few times My kids like the book but theyre especially obsessed with all the different sweaters in it for some reason Even on the endpapers where the ponys wearing all different sweaters Theyll go through each different pony and talk about its sweater Thats another great thing about kids You can be like kidsll love this And then theyll zoom in on some random detail like in the back corner and theyll be like thats my favorite thing Thats why Richard Scarrys books were always so good theres so much happening I dont know if I could do a Busytown type of thing but I guess mine falls somewhere in between Its not like Jon Klassen pristine but its not Richard Scarry busy Did you test-drive the book on some kids before you turned it in No But I have a nephew now hes a baby hes amazing so Im trying to write this next book about a baby I spent some time with him tried to understand his baby ways Which are mostly just putting things in his mouth See 10 of Art Spiegelman’s Best Social Commentary Cartoons The Feb 15 1993 issue of the New Yorker celebrating Valentine’s Day commenting on the 1991 Crown Heights riots sparked by tension between Jewish and African-American communities in Brooklyn Art Spiegelman—The New Yorker The May 10 1993 issue of the New Yorker celebrating Mother’s Day at a time when tattoos were becoming mainstream Art Spiegelman—The New Yorker The Sept 13 1993 issue of the New Yorker commenting on a high-profile student murder at a Texas high school Art Spiegelman—The New Yorker The April 17 1995 issue of the New Yorker commenting on Easter coinciding with tax season Art Spiegelman—The New Yorker The Feb 16 1998 issue of the New Yorker published after allegations that President Bill Clinton had extramarital affairs with Monica Lewinsky Art Spiegelman—The New Yorker The May 11 1998 issue of the New Yorker celebrating Mother’s Day at a time when women in the work force was a hot topic Art Spiegelman—The New Yorker The March 8 1999 issue of the New Yorker published after the fatal shooting of Amadou Diallo an unarmed black man by a white police officer in New York City Art Spiegelman—The New Yorker The June 18 & 25 2001 issue of the New Yorker published at a time when the Internet and personal computers became mainstream Art Spiegelman—The New Yorker The Dec 18 2000 issue of the New Yorker which highlights differences between religions and mass marketing during the holidays Art Spiegelman—The New Yorker The Nov 26 2001 issue of the New Yorker after the fall of Kabul in which American and British troops attacked the Taliban with air strikes Art Spiegelman—The New Yorker 1 of 10 Advertisement Write to Diane Tsai at [email protected] Blatter who proclaimed to the world that he was "president of everybody" after winning a fifth term as head of FIFA on Friday will soon be nobodys president In a stunning turn Blatter who seemed to hold so firm to the stance that he and he alone could clean up the corrupt organization that he presided over announced on Tuesday that he would step down as FIFAs leader a position he has held since 1998 An extraordinary FIFA congress will meet to elect a new president: the head of FIFAs audit committee said the timing of the election is "likely to be between December and March" Reality got the best of Blatter Three days after the US government indicted nine FIFA officials for racketeering wire fraud and money laundering FIFAs membership somehow granted Blatter another term Blatters largesse in the form of grants to so many tiny nations around the world bought enough votes to clinch a victory that would last all of four days But it couldnt stop the storm pounding the organization that in his words is "dear to me" Was it pending legal trouble that helped bring down Blatter He painted his resignation as a selfless act an attempt to give FIFA a fresh start But his troubles could just be starting A New York Times report said that Blatters top lieutenant made a $10 million bank transaction that puts the bribery trail that much closer to Blatter himself The New York Daily News reported that Aaron Davidson one of the sports marketing executives arrested in the US probe into FIFAs business practices is trying to cut a plea deal Will he and other indicted officials be singing about Blatter "Let me be clear" Kelly Currie acting US attorney for the eastern district of New York said last week "This indictment is not the final chapter of our investigation" The president’s defiant words on Friday "Why would I step down That would mean I recognize that I did wrong” may yet come back to haunt him But Blatter is nothing if not tenacious "I am a mountain goat that keeps going and going and going" he once said "I cannot be stopped I just keep going" Joseph S Blatter was born in Visp a remote Swiss Alpine town and was sportswriter PR rep and reportedly a wedding singer before he rose up the ranks at FIFA where he has worked since 1975 Since he took over as FIFA president in 1998 corruption has tainted his reign During his first presidential election there were allegations that some votes were bought One month before his 2011 re-election Blatter pledged $1 million in FIFA money at an assembly for CONCACAF the regional soccer governing body for North America Central America and the Caribbean at the center of the current scandal Almost immediately after FIFA decided in December 2010 to award World Cups to Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022 bribery allegations began surfacing Last week the Swiss government announced a criminal investigation specific to the bidding process for these events The Qatar decision has also sparked a humanitarian crisis Migrant workers have toiled in triple-digit heat building the stadiums and infrastructure needed for the tiny Gulf nation to host the worlds most popular sporting event According to a 2014 report from International Trade Union Confederation 1200 migrant World Cup workers from India and Nepal have died Under Blatter FIFA has operated with little real transparency This is an organization that produced a $27 million propaganda film in which Blatter was the hero His few supporters will point to his achievements; he did disperse money to many poor countries where amenities like soccer facilities provided real benefits The womens World Cup and womens soccer overall grew in popularity though Blatter was a clumsy steward The self-proclaimed "godfather” of womens soccer once suggested that women wear tighter outfits to attract more fans and before this years womens World Cup which kicks off June 6 top players sued FIFA for gender discrimination FIFAs revenues ballooned under Blatter: FIFA currently has $15 billion in cash reserves But how much was the president himself responsible for this business success given the entrenched popularity of the World Cup and an environment where media outlets are paying record rights fees across many sports to broadcast big events Whoever FIFA elects as its next president will have to grapple with Qatar can a World Cup conceivably be staged there given the human toll — and cleaning up the disgraced organization Tough times are ahead But Blatters resignation offers hope for many soccer fans around the globe that the game’s organizing body can start to reform itself "Have a nice day" a FIFA flack said at the end of the stunning press conference that ended the Blatter era For soccer fans around the globe indeed it was Stunning similarities of the 2014 World Cup Left: Argentina’s Lionel Messi prepares to shoot a corner kick during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Argentina and Switzerland at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Right: A silhouette of Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo is seen reacting during their match against Germany at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador Victor R Caivano—AP; Dylan Martinez—Reuters Left: Argentina soccer fans celebrate as they travel on a train towards the Corinthians arena at the Luz Station before the match between Argentina and Switzerland Right: Fans of England gather in a bar ahead of the England’s match against Uruguay in Sao Paulo Brazil Nacho Doce—Reuters; Oli Scarff—Getty Images Left: US fans cheer before the start of the match between the US and Belgium in Chicago Right: Mexico’s fans celebrate holding a mask of Mexico’s head coach Miguel Herrera after the group A World Cup soccer match between Croatia and Mexico at the Arena Pernambuco Tannen Maury—EPA; Ricardo Mazalan—AP Left: A reflection of cheering fans is seen before the 2014 World Cup opening match between Brazil and Croatia at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo Right: Brazilian fans await the kick off of a Group A football match between Brazil and Croatia at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo Ivan Alvarado—Reuters; Odd Andersen—Getty Images Left: Argentina’s Lionel Messi fights for the ball during their match against Iran at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte Right: Brazil’s Neymarcontrols the ball against Cameroon during their match at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia Kai Pfaffenbach—Reuters; Dominic Ebenbichler—Reuters Left: Fans of Brazil during the game between Brazil vs Germany in Sao Paulo Brazil Right: A US fan before their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match against Portugal at the Amazonia arena in Manaus Victor Moriyama—Getty Images; Dylan Martinez—Reuters Left: Colombia’s midfielder James Rodriguez reacts as he leaves the pitch after the quarter-final football match between Brazil and Colombia at the Castelao Stadium Right: Brazil’s Neymar reacts to a missed shot during the 2014 World Cup quarter-finals between Brazil and Colombia at the Castelao arena Eitan Abramovich—AFP/Getty Images; Jorge Silve—Reuters Left: A group of Chilean soccer fans walk through the streets as they wait for their team to play Spain during the World Cup Right: Fans of England wearing full-body suits pose for a photograph in a bar before the England match against Uruguay on in Sao Paulo Joe Raedle—Getty Images; Oli Scarff—Getty Images Left: Argentine striker Lionel Messi celebrates his goal against Iran during their match in Belo Horizonte Right: Costa Rica’s Joel Campbell celebrates with the match ball after scoring against Uruguay during their match at the Castelao stadium Gustavo Andrade—AFP/Getty Images; Dominic Ebenbichler—Reuters Left: Patients at the Asuncion Psychiatric Hospital watch the first match of the World Cup between Brazil and Croatia in Asuncion Paraguay Right: Nuns from the enclosed monastery of Imaculada Conceicao celebrate Brazil’s victory as they watch on television Jorge Saenz—AP; Nacho Doce—Reuters Left: Brazil’s Neymar stands during the 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Right: Ivory Coast’s Geoffroy Serey Die is seen from the back during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match against Japan Marcelo del Pozo—Reuters; Brian Snyder—Reuters; Left: Portugal fans pose prior to the Group G match between Germany and Portugal at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador Brazil Right: Brazil fans pose prior to the game between Brazil vs Germanyin Belo Horizonte Brazil Odd Andersen—AFP/Getty Images; Nilton Fukuda—DPA/ZUMA Wire Left: Brazil’s forward Neymar reacts after missing a goal opportunity during a match between Brazil and Mexico in the Castelao Stadium Right: England’s goalkeeper Joe Hart rolls inside the goalpost during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Amazonia arena Francois Xavier Marit—AFP/Getty Images; Francois Marit—Reuters Left: A Japan fan looks on before the 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match against Colombia at the Pantanal arena Right: A fan of Argentina waits for the start of their 2014 World Cup match against Bosnia at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro Jorge Silva—Reuters;Pilar Olivares—Reuters Left: A life-size image of a woman promoting a shop stands in the street where children play soccer in the Pelourinho neighborhood of Salvador Brazil Right: Local Indian footballers carry cutout portraits of Brazilian soccer player Neymar and Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi to a local football club in Kolkata India Rodrigo Abd—AP; Dibyangshu Sarkar—AFP/Getty Images Left: Argentina soccer fans hold miniature Lionel Messi dolls while watching a telecast of the World Cup match between Argentina and Nigeria in Porto Alegre Brazil Right: A Colombian fan holds a toy figurine of Colombia’s national soccer player Falcao as they watch a broadcast of the World Cup in Bogota Columbia Nabor Goulart—AP; John Vizcaino—Reuters Left: Lionel Messi of Argentina controls the ball during the match between Argentina and Switzerland at Arena de Sao Paulo Right: Colombia’s James Rodriguez scores a goal during the match against Uruguay e at the Maracana stadium Matthias Hangst—Getty Images; Felipe Dana—Reuters Left: Argentina fans pose before a quarter-finals match between Argentina and Belgium in Brasilia Brazil Right: A man wearing a horse mask stands in the middle of Argentine fans celebrating their team’s victory in Rio de Janeiro Brazil Liu Dawei—Xinhua; Leo Correa—AP Left: A Mexico soccer fan cries after her team was defeated by the Netherlands inside the FIFA Fan Fest area in Rio de Janeiro Right: A US soccer fan watches his team’s World Cup match against Belgium on a live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area in Rio de Janeiro Leo Correa—AP (2) Left: A fan dressed as Captain America looks on after Belgium’s 2-1 victory in extra time during World Cup match between Belgium and the US Right: A Brazil fan wearing a mask depicting Neymar sits in the stands at the end of the World Cup semi-final match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte Brazil Laurence Griffiths—Getty Images; Leonhard Foeger—Reuters Left: A donkey wears the colors of Brazil as it stands on a beach of Cumbucu Brazil Right: A dog wearing Brazilian soccer team colors walks on the Minhocao a 22-mile stretch of highway in Sao Paulo Aris Messini—AFP/Getty Images; Zackary Canepari—The New York Times Left: Match highlights are screened after the 2014 World Cup match between Spain and Chile in Rio de Janeiro Brazil Right: The final score is projected on a screen after the 2014 World Cup semi-finals between Germany and Brazil in Belo Horizonte Brazil Ricardo Moraes—Reuters; Damir Sagolj—Reuters Left: Germany’s Thomas Muller celebrates a goal during a semifinal match between Brazil and Germany Right: Argentina’s Javier Mascherano and Lionel Messi celebrate after winning their FIFA World Cup semi-final match against the Netherlands Li Ga—Xinhua; Fabrice Coffrini—AFP/Getty Images 1 of 23 Advertisement Write to Sean Gregory at [email protected] of Brasstown, As soon as we started sharing the money, days after a St. This led to heated verbal exchanges between members of the two sides.

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