Many years ago this blog used to cover the intersection of politics and popular culture, but for a number of reasons comic books seldom came up. If a reader told me eight years ago that I would one day be doing YouTube broadcasts with artists like Ethan Van Sciver, then I would have responded, “Hmmm. Are you sure? That’s cool…but I don’t know how it’s going to happen.” 

The universe is a weird and wonderful place, and as it turns out I did recently chat on Planet YouTube with one of the industry’s best artists. We hung out like we were Foggy Nelson and Matt Murdock after a long day at the law firm — and it was a blast.

Check out my latest live-stream below and then feel free to share your feedback in the comments section below. As always, be sure to subscribe if the video format is up your alley. I don’t always have the time to cross-post like I used to, so a lot of content goes straight to YouTube without ending up here (I’ll try to get better about that going forward).

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About the Author Douglas Ernst

I'm a former Army guy who believes success comes through hard work, honesty, optimism, and perseverance. I believe seeing yourself as a victim creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. I believe in God. I'm a USC Trojan with an MA in Political Science from American University.

One comment

  1. Looks like DC is doubling down on the SJW stuff…

    Politics and Pop Culture Collide At ‘DC in D.C.’ Event Next Month
    Hollywood Reporter | December 14, 2017

    Panel discussions about LGBTQ issues, race, and PTSD will be held ahead of the world premiere of the CW’s ‘Black Lightning.’

    Washington D.C. will become Washington DC Entertainment next month, as Warner Bros. Television, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment team up for “DC in D.C.,” a two-day event across Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend intended to promote discussion of contemporary issues using DC’s superheroes and comics as a conversation starter.

    Following panels and screenings happening at the Newseum across Jan. 12-13, the event will conclude with a red carpet premiere of the CW’s Black Lightning at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, where the premiere episode will be followed by a Q&A session featuring stars including Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams and Christine Adams alongside executive producers Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil. (Those not attending the invite-only event can still attend a Newseum screening that evening.)

    Panels planned for the weekend include discussions about race and DC heroes (“The Many Shades of Heroism,” with John Ridley, Alice Randall and Black Lightning’s Cress Williams speaking), LGBTQ inclusion (“The Pride of DC,” including comic writers Marguerite Bennett, Steve Orlando and Mark Russell alongside Arrow show runner Greg Berlanti) and post-traumatic stress disorder (“The Aftermath,” led by Mister Miracle comic writer Tom King).

    More information about the event can be found at the DC in D.C. 2018 website, with additional information about programming to be released in coming weeks.

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