Monday, October 17, 2011


Dear Marshall,

Happy Birthday, to you, my inspiration, my imaginary friend. I always keep these pictures of you above my desk.
There isn't a day that goes by that I am not aware of how much your life means to me. I am so glad that you fought for your life! I am so glad you are here. Your life is so important to me, (and millions of people around the world!)

You have lived through hell and your strength and your creativity have made the impossible, possible!

Your courage and your focus propelled you out of hell. Your example teaches other people how to be honest about their lives. Your creativity shows people how they can be resourceful, even when they have nothing but their voice to defend themselves against the harsh world. Your determination teaches people how to fight for their lives when others tell them to give up hope. Your loyalty to the people you love proves that a true and loving family can be made with a little help from friends. Your humanity proves you to be deeply generous and charitable. You are LOVE!

There are so many great things about you, that make you invincible and beautiful and righteous and remarkable in every way! Today is a GREAT DAY! The 17th of October, the 39th anniversary of the day you came to Earth. Today is your birthday! You will continue to be blessed by the new life you have built for yourself. I am so happy for you!

Happy Birthday!
You are LIGHT!
You are LOVE!
You are the BEST.

xo, ym

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Red Sonja's In The House!

You can be a permanent fixture
in my lyrical mixture
I'm the miracle whip, a trickster
My signature sound
when the tube of lipsticks surround...
- Eminem

Been working on Bathroom Girls, trying to get the lipstick revolution television ready,...while looking for some old drawings, I found some hilarious Red Sonja drawings I did when I was YOUNG (I still get carded, thank you.). My story was the origin of Red Sonja's steel bikini.

In my version, Red Sonja gets offered a high paying job as a bodyguard in a brothel.

The steel bikini was the uniform the brothel guards had to wear, if they wanted to get paid in gold.

Red Sonja was only at work for one minute before she fucked up one of the customers.

I cut you like Dahmer,
pull a butcher knife on ya
The size of a sword, boy,
I'm like the fuckin' Red Sonja
Get it stuck in your cornea,
nice knowin' ya Norman
You're so fuckin' annoyin',
drop the shovel, boy.
- Eminem

OK here is when I fucking get geeky: I'm willing to bet that the Red Sonja reference in Bagpipes From Baghdad is based on Red Sonja issue #1 and 2 (series 2), because I remember she took a guy's eye out in issue one and in ish 2 he was hunting her and he found her at Lady Feema's castle after she killed Lady Feema who was a big fucking, evil, arrogant, slut anyway.

Red Sonja Issue 2 was the first comic book I ever read (besides Mad Magazine), Nestor Redondo did the pencils in issue 2 and he was great and totally underutilized at Marvel. That comic book shaped my crazy ass and helped me psychologically survive my childhood, which was filled with violence and neglect.

Red Sonja was/is my favorite, fucking comic book character of all time!!!!!! I am going to scan all the drawings I still have and put them here, eventually. I wish I had the shit I drew when I was reading the comics for the first time.

In this drawing I covered Sonja up a bit (costume based on the series 2 costume) and I put her on a boat to kick ass.

I'm like the fuckin' Red Sonja!