Artist Sergio Mora’s work is informed by his refusal to settle for reality. In his paintings, pop culture icons like E.T. stand beside the Mona Lisa, sugar skulls, and rooster-headed men in boxing matches. His work has been exhibited all over the world, and draws on many artistic traditions, but our personal favorites come from his series on the bravest little Vulcan of them all, Mr. Spock. Here we see Spock preparing to sign a paper presented to him by a large group of E.T.s. Presumably he is using a human’s blood because green wouldn’t show up as well? Or Perhaps he and his fellow non-Earthlings have finally decided to use their superior logic and plant-healing skills to subjugate the human race.
Today’s Morning Roundup features an extra-morose Charlie Brown, plus an interview with Chris Ware, some of Alfred Pennyworth’s greatest moments, and a dog who loves Spock as much as we do—read on!
- Speaking of Spock: despite box office triumph, critical success, and Benedict Cumberbatch’s sonorous voice, Star Trek: Into Darkness was recently voted the worst Trek film by fans.
- Publisher’s Weekly interviews YA horror master Lois Duncan!
- There’s an argument going on, in what we’re fairly certain is the year 2013, about whether women belong in comics. Here’s a pretty great response.
- Chris Ware, working class hero.
- Working on a mind-bending piece of science fiction? Here’s Philip K. Dick’s favorite writing music!
- At hacker camp, kids learn how to reject your reality, and replace it with their own.
- We’re going to choose to believe that swapping these cartoon captions was intentional. The world where these captions are always swapped, that’s the world we want to live in.
- Do you want to spend some quality time with your cat? We have a suggestion!
- How to be more like everyone-but-Tony-Stark’s favorite butler.
- Honestly? These Disney Princess Instagram shots are pretty sweet—they’re just all so nice and supportive of each other!
- Charlie Brown can leave the North, he can travel South, but he can’t help the way he feels.
- This dog’s reaction to Star Trek 5: The Final Frontier is the only correct one.
- Finally, via Cinefix, all of these bits will be lost, like tears in the rain:
Stubby the Rocket is the mascot of Tor.com. Stubby thinks the guitar solo in “How Soon is Now?” should be in every song.