Dr. Lee Francis IV (L) with Jaclyn Roessel in front of Red Planet Books & Comics - Pyragraph

Clown Fish of the Lit Ecosystem Lee Francis of Red Planet Books & Comics on finding his niche

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Entrepreneur Lee Francis is the “Indiginerd” mastermind behind Indigenous Comic Con (aka IndigiPop X) and Red Planet Books & Comics. Dr. Francis dishes on cultivating Indiginerds, supporting community and how his niche bookstore thrives in the retail ocean.

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YOU and Liberty - Pyragraph.com

Not to Be Dramatic, But It’s Time to Save Democracy Now, Okay? Up-to-date guidance and links aplenty to help you make your vote count

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We’ve got to focus. We are at a point before the election where the actions of the next few weeks have the potential to impact our lives — and the lives of immigrants, children and the disenfranchised, as well as our allies and others around the world — for years to come.

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Iska Dhaaf's Nathan Quiroga - Pyragraph

Connecting Between Two Coasts with Iska Dhaaf Sam Miller catches up with Nate and Benjamin via Brooklyn and Seattle

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Nate and Ben of Iska Dhaaf chat with Sam Miller about their latest album: “I think writing about dark things is healthy. Our first album had themes about drone warfare and disconnection. The new EP is more about communication and wanting to be close to others, even though we often fall short.”

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Reza Dalvand illustration - Pyragraph

Knowing the World Through Art: Inspired by Iranian Illustrators

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For the last few years, I kept checking for accessible foreign editions of some of these books. I reached out directly to Reza Dalvand, the illustrator of Ace, who put me in touch with his publisher in Iran.

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Strange Magic's Javier Romero - Pyragraph

Javier Romero Intends to Give a Damn A chat with the force behind Strange Magic about new release Melatonin Doomsday Blues

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Strange Magic’s Javier Romero shares his solo project’s evolution, how his new album holds up to pandemic realities, and how he keeps track of hundreds of “mumble jams” to feed his songwriting.

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Ayanna Denise Skin - Pyragraph

Building a Wellness Business that’s More than Skin Deep Self-Employed Spotlight on Ayanna D.N. Freeman, Creator of Ayanna Denise Skin

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Ayanna D.N. Freeman explains how she went from having no idea her destiny was in skincare to launching and nurturing her own successful brand.

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THE CANCELED SHOWS 5: Jalessa Blackshear, Fast Heart Mart, La Leif, Jack Evan Johnson, I Know Billy

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THE CANCELED SHOWS 5 includes footage from a BLM demonstration, sights/sounds from the UK, a Nashville rocker and a banjo-pickin song about an alien recorded in a sewer drain, apparently.

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Movement for Mercy Project, Keshet Dance & Center for the Arts - Pyragraph

Reflecting Me: Movement for Mercy and Where Change Begins

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Movement for Mercy is a live dance performance which honors the intersections of experiences and shared history throughout our community.

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Zahra Marwan, Burning the Anguish - Pyragraph

Circumstantially Free

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“Zahra, where is that from…oh, did you know that Iraq invaded Kuwait?” “Yes, I was there.” He asked what my thoughts about the Taliban were, twice.

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Call for Submissions: New Mexico Artists on Freedom and Justice

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Pyragraph’s Supercharge Your Vote campaign seeks to engage and encourage artists and creatives to get registered and vote in the 2020 Presidential election. The campaign also promotes participation in other Read more ›

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'Lover Skulls' by Jesse Littlebird

Background Art: ‘Lover Skulls’ by Jesse Littlebird

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Our latest background image is a painting by artist, photographer and filmmaker Jesse Littlebird. Check out his visual art on Instagram. 

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Vigil for George Floyd by Fibonacci Blue - Pyragraph

Full Circle

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The problem isn’t that our laws are flawed (even though they are). The problem is that we care only to the degree that it won’t be an inconvenience or mess with our comfort…or even worse, our narratives. This is our problem.

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