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Comic Artists Are Winning Bigly With Pro-Trump Comics

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Timothy Lim and Mark Pellegrini have been redefining pop culture.

For decades, we’ve been told culture is the domain of the left, that there are no conservative voices writing or doing art. It’s created an environment where the mere act of saying you voted for Trump will get you blacklisted from publishing houses, comic companies, or film studios.

Lim and Pellegrini decided it was worth the risk to their careers, to receive the harassment that comes with even a modicum of fame on the internet for being associated with right-leaning politics.

They began with the parody children’s book, Thump: The First Bundred Days, a story about a fictitious bunny president named Thump who took the nation by storm. Lim and Pellegrini filled the book with poignant references to the 2016 election with hilarious imagery to accompany it. Released in 2017, the book provided a timely humorous narrative which made light of a tense cultural climate. It marked the first major pop culture featuring a pro-Trump narrative.

The book was a hit, selling thousands of copies and garnering attention from major conservative media figures like Jack Posobiec of OANN Network. Lim and Pellegrini followed by releasing Thump plush toys to accompany the book.

With the children’s book market firmly in hand, they turned their attention to comics.

They created a parody of the hit anime show My Hero Academia, titled My Hero MAGAdemia. featuring cartoon caricatures of President Trump and Mike Pence as protagonists. The book was on the nose with the character, poking fun at the culture wars as well as anime. It had a lot of great tropes one might expect from zombie swamp creatures to a big anime-style robot titled Hiraree (say it out loud) as the villain. 

My Hero MAGAdemia was a huge success, going to seven printings for publisher Antarctic, becoming one of their best sellers of all time.

Lim and Pellegrini refined their craft further by working with the legend, Chuck Dixon, one of comics most prolific and celebrated writers, teaming up with him to create Trump’s Space Force, a comic about a future space force, featuring the likenesses of many of the internet’s favorite conservative commentators drawn in as recruits in an epic adventure to stop invading aliens.

The Trump’s Space Force crowdfund made over $72,000, showing there’s a YUGE market for pro-Trump pop culture, of which Lim and Pellegrini have the market almost completely dominated.

This year, they returned to the world of their My Hero MAGAdemia with their comic, Wall Might, featuring the title character, the superhero-ized President Trump. They ran a crowdfund with a very limited edition printing of just 641 copies, which sold out before the campaign ended. The book will be going to print in comic shops through Antarctic Press in the coming months.

This time, Pellegrini and Lim took shots at Marvel Comics, poking fun at several of the politically-driven controversies the Disney-owned company has embroiled itself in over the last year and a half. 

Marvel has been under fire for replacing their beloved heroes like Thor and Iron Man with female counterparts, in an effort to force “diversity” on readers who just want to read the classic characters in monthly books.. They’ve turned members of the X-Men gay, made Captain America into a Nazi, and worse over the span of the last few years. Wall Might tactfully reprimands Marvel’s major controversies in order to make poignant jokes about the current state of outrage culture. 

They also make reference to the recent film, Captain Marvel, a film which has been the subject of a lot of fan scrutiny for its heavy feminist messaging, and lead actress Brie Larson’s extreme political antics used in promotion of the series. For comic fans who have been paying attention to Disney’s push into the culture war, this book will be an absolute riot.

Even non-comic fans should be able to enjoy the political angles of the book, with a superhero Brett Kavanagh who rages into a Hulk-like hero as he proclaims his battlecry, “I LIKE BEER!” Jokes like this are in almost every single panel, barely leaving a reader a moment to catch their breath from all the laughter.

It’s a lot of fun, and the art is beautiful. Lim provides vivid lines with vibrant colors that make Wall Might pop. Having read all of their work to date, this book is by far Pellegrini and Lim’s best outing to date. 

Right now, My Hero MAGAdemia is available through Comixology digitally to read, with the print version being sold out. Wall Might will be appearing in comic shops later this year.

Jon Del Arroz is the leading Hispanic voice in science fiction, a #1 Amazon bestseller and award-winning author of the reader-acclaimed steampunk series, The Adventures of Baron von Monocle. He has written cultural commentary journalism for The Federalist and Milo Yiannopoulos’ Dangerous.com. He can be found on twitter @jondelarroz or YouTube.

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  1. Michael Bickle

    June 27, 2019 at 2:21 am

    On point! Wall Might was fantastic!

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UN Posts List of ‘Gender Neutral’ Terms For Normal Words — Your Landlord is Now Your ‘Owner’

Most absurdly, the UN wants you to now refer to your landlord and your owner.

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The United Nations are being brutally mocked on social media after posting a list of “gender neutral” terms to replace completely normal words.

Most absurdly, the UN wants you to now refer to your landlord and your owner.

“What you say matters,” the official UN account tweeted. “Help create a more equal world by using gender-neutral language if you’re unsure about someone’s gender or are referring to a group.”

The tweet included a link to the website for United Nations Entity for Gender Equality, also known as ‘UN Women,’ which appeared to be offline. It also included a small list of words that they have decided are problematic.

The tweet was met with immediate mockery to the point where they were brutally ratioed. Within six hours, the post had 17,200 responses and only 4,000 “likes.”

Commentators were especially astounded by the suggestion that you should call your landlord your owner. Others pointed out that some languages are gender specific and assign genders to inanimate objects, though it appears that the UN only takes issue with the English language.

People also called out how incorrect their suggestion of replacing “maiden name” with “family name” is.

“Maiden name and family name are distinct things though. The maiden name is the surname the person used to have before marriage. Family name can easily mean the surname they have now. You didn’t think think that one through, you’re creating ambiguity,” one user responded.

It sure is a good thing that the UN has nothing better to do during this pandemic than police language.

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Law and Order: SVU Actor Christopher Meloni Compares Pro-Trump Children to Nazi Youth

“Not since watching Nazi Youth newsreel footage have I felt this way.”

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Law and Order: SVU actor Christopher Meloni tweeted an attack on young pro-Trump children on Sunday, comparing the elementary school aged kids to “Nazi Youth.”

The kids in the video were celebrating the fact that President Donald Trump would be appearing at the Republican National Convention in 100 days.

When asked what the kids like about President Trump they assert “he fights for our freedom,” and “he keeps us safe.”

“We are keeping America First!” one of the children declares at the end of the video.

While most people who disagree with the politics of small children would just keep scrolling, Meloni could not resist attacking the youngsters.

“So. CUTE! Not since watching Nazi Youth newsreel footage have I felt this way. Heil Trump!” Meloni wrote with a middle finger emoji.

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The washed up actor’s Twitter bio says that he is “the guy who recognizes every ‘free thinker’ ‘Patriot’ for what they really are. I play pretend sometimes.”

Meloni’s Twitter account is littered with disdain for the president and his supporters. He has also consistently pushed the debunked Russiagate conspiracy theory and appears to be some what obsessed with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The actor often retweets anti-Russia leftists, as well as neoconservatives like Iraq War architect Bill Kristol.

“We will NOT allow democrats to destroy the integrity of our elections,” Meloni tweeted at GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel on May 15. “Only Putin, GOP, and Facebook have that right.”

Nearly every recent tweet and retweet on the actor’s social media account is about the president. He also frequently tweets his support for abortion.

“Republicans love less govt until it’s time to get them into ur family’s personal, painful, difficult decision,” Meloni tweeted on May 13 in response to an anonymous Twitter user writing that “Democrats love science until it’s time to talk about abortion.”

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Twitch ‘Safety Advisory Council’ Member Thinks A Lot of Gamers Are ‘White Supremacists’

The odd activist pretends to be a deer on livestreams while being petted by a woman until achieving near orgasms.

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A member of the new Safety Advisory Council at Twitch is a trans “deer-girl” who believes that “a lot” of gamers are white supremacists and can’t wait to use this power against their enemies.

The odd activist, Steph “FerociouslySteph” Loehr, pretends to be a deer on livestreams while being petted by a woman until achieving near orgasms.

The gaming platform announced the creation of the Safety Advisory Council earlier this month to “protect the interests of marginalized groups” and “promote healthy streaming and work-life balance habits.”

Loehr’s role on the team sparked immediate controversy as they have previously stated that they believe a lot of the gaming community are white supremacists.

The activist also has ties to the far-left Anti-Defamation League, who helped to form the Twitch council.

Loehr has previously advocated for voice chat in competitive games to be removed because it is “the only way to have a level playing field.”

“The only way to have a level playing field at the highest level of play is to not have voice chat, giving up their linguistic profiles. Competition requires you to get every advantage possible. You have to squeeze every amount of advantage you can get. Voice chat is unfair. Period,” they said.

They later opined on Twitter that only “cis white males” oppose the idea of removing voice chat.

In another stream, Loehr expressed extreme joy at the thought of having power and how streamers that they don’t like should be afraid of them.

“I have power. They can’t take it away from me,” Loehr said, barely able to contain their glee. “There’s some people that should be afraid of me.”

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Loehr warned that they’re going to “come for harmful people” and added that “Twitch is endorsing me to do that.”

Naturally, Loehr’s extremist views have sparked a massive controversy in the gaming community. Popular streamers began to speak out against their inclusion on the council almost immediately.

In a statement provided to Newsweek, streamer and bodybuilder Knut, pointed out the hypocrisy of Loehr’s attacks on straight while men.

“I find it ironic that someone who was recently appointed to Twitch’s council, with a stated intent to promote equality and improve the platform, is the one who is directly attacking specific groups,” Knut said in a statement. “If the roles had been reversed here, there is no doubt in my mind that they would have been action taken by Twitch. I am simply advocating for subordination to a single rule set by all on the platform, regardless of personal identities or agendas. That is how twitch can remain great and not succumb to bias in either direction.”

Loehr told Newsweek that they are a victim of harassment because of their weirdo behavior.

“I am getting harassed because I represent a lot of things people hate about diversity and acceptance,” Loehr said. “I am different and twitch has platformed me. People believe me to be mentally ill for being different. People believe I am a threat to their video game mechanics. People also don’t like me for my pride, and they don’t like that they have so little power over me.”

Twitch appears to be siding with the “deer-girl,” saying in a statement to the outlet that their safety is the platform’s top priority.

“It is unfortunate to see a member of the advisory council targeted for harassment. The safety of our council members is our top priority and we’ve taken preventative measures to help ensure their safety and well-being. We are in close communication with each of the members and are working diligently to provide them with whatever support they may need.”

A petition has been launched to remove the activist from the advisory council.

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