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.
Woman Paints Over Black Lives Matter Mural in NYC, Shouts ‘Bill de Blasio Doesn’t Care About Black People!’
De Blasio is planning to paint four more of the ridiculous murals throughout the city.
The state-sanctioned Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower in New York City has been vandalized by a protester for the third time since it was painted.
A black woman covered multiple letters of the bright yellow eyesore with multiple gallons of black paint while shouting “Refund the Police” and “Bill de Blasio doesn’t care about black people!”
The woman urged people to find Jesus while she worked, attempting to cover as much as she could before being detained and arrested.
The mural was also vandalized the previous day by four protesters who oppose the Marxist political message painted in the street by the mayor. The brave activists shouted “Blue Lives Matter” and “All Lives Matter” as they painted over the city-approved vandalism.
Group of Trump supporters splattered blue paint onto BLM mural outside Trump Tower, saying "All Lives Matter" and "Blue Lives Matter". Four people were arrested.
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Onlookers shouted at them hysterically as they did it.
NBC New York reports “the alleged vandals threw the paint in what appeared to be a coordinated effort involving about 10 people around 4 p.m. Friday. There were plans going around on social media with a group of people discussing doing the stunt.”
On Monday, the mural was splattered with red paint.
Unlike the rioters and looters that took over his city recently, he has made it a priority to arrest those who dare to vandalize it. In fact, Mayor de Blasio has seemingly been more concerned with protecting the tacky painting than about the rising crime in the city since he tied the hands of his police force.
De Blasio is planning to paint four more of the ridiculous murals throughout the city.
War on Christianity: Virgin Mary Statue Honoring WWII Servicemen Lit on Fire in Massachusetts
Imagine if this was happening to any other religion.
Following three churches being lit ablaze across the US over the weekend, a statue of the Virgin Mary honoring fallen WWII soldiers has been lit on fire in Massachusetts.
The statue at St. Peter Parish in Dorchester was found charred around 10 p.m. Saturday.
“Fire investigators say it appears someone set fire to plastic flowers that were in the hands of the statue, which caused the face and upper body of the statue to be burned,” NBC Boston reports. “The charred statue startled parishioners on Sunday, with one man saying he was ‘very disturbed’ by the incident.”
“This is ridiculous,” a woman added. “This needs to stop.”
St. Peter Parish’s Pastor Currie said he would like to help the person who did this and believes that they are a “troubled soul.”
“This is obviously someone disturbed, someone who has a lot of trouble, a troubled soul,” he said. “But I know our Lady in Heaven is looking down on the soul, or whoever it might’ve been, and saying, ‘I love you! If you need help, come get help. We’re here for you.'”
The Boston Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to contact them at 617-343-4335.
Over the weekend, three churches were burned across the nation.
A fire destroyed Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church in Elkmont, Alabama Friday night.
On Saturday a man drove into a church in Ocala, Florida, before lighting it on fire.
Next, a fire destroyed the roof of 249-Year-Old San Gabriel Mission Church in California.
Had these been places of worship for any other religion, it would have been leading the news cycle for at least a week.
Communist Hammer and Sickle Painted on North Carolina WWII Memorial
The names on the memorial “are veterans and deserve the honor, respect, and dignity.”
The Communist hammer and sickle symbol was spray painted on a North Carolina World War II Memorial over the weekend.
The memorial in the Evergreen Cemetery in Charlotte honors over 500 people from the county who died in the war.
The vandals also wrote “Glory to the day of heroism June 19, 1986,” a likely reference to the violent Communist Party of Peru.
“On June 18, 1986, the Shining Path began to protest the Peruvian government’s use of torture on its members and their movement to different prisons,” the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported when another statue was vandalized with the same message in May. “Although the Peruvian government at first tried to negotiate with the Shining Path, the members refused, he said, and the government sent troops into the prisons the next day — bombing two facilities and executing inmates who were in the Shining Path.”
Over 200 people were killed.
“That day immediately began to be called ‘The Day of Heroism.’”
Fox News reports that a portion of the WWII monument that read, “Dedicated to the memory of the Mecklenburg heroes of World War II who made the supreme sacrifice that you might live in liberty, freedom and peace,” was also covered in yellow paint.
Wayne White, a US Air Force Vet, rounded up some friends and is working to help clean up a Charlotte WWII memorial after seeing on social media that it had been defaced. @FOX46News pic.twitter.com/KvrglFBwfN
— Jonathan Monté (@JonMonteFOX46) June 22, 2020
Air Force veteran Wayne White gathered friends to help clean the memorial after seeing that it was defaced on social media. He told Fox 17 that the names on the memorial “are veterans and deserve the honor, respect, and dignity.”