'NURSE NURSE 4' by Katie Skelly (pt. 2/3)

Katie Skelly lives in New York City.  She works full time and is working on an art history M.A. so she does comics whenever she has spare time. Sparkplug distributes the Nurse Nurse series, and she hopes to have the fifth issue out very soon. Her website is calicocomics.com.  Arthur is pleased to present issue 4 of Nurse Nurse, which we’ll serialize in 3 parts.  Read part 1 here and part 3 here.

Previously:  In issues 1-3, interplanetary nurse Gemma is sent to space to help heal atmosphere-poisoned colonists on Venus. She’s attacked by a butterfly farmer who experiments in aphrodisiacs and steals a top secret book, which gets her demoted to a mission on Mars. On the way to Mars, two space pirates, Bandit and Pandaface, hijack her ship and loot it for parts. Gemma discovers a way to escape the pirates but it lands her on a familiar adversary’s ship.

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'NURSE NURSE 4' by Katie Skelly (pt. 1/3)

Katie Skelly lives in New York City.  She works full time and is working on an art history M.A. so she does comics whenever she has spare time. Sparkplug distributes the Nurse Nurse series, and she hopes to have the fifth issue out very soon. Her website is calicocomics.com.  Arthur is pleased to present issue 4 of Nurse Nurse, which we’ll serialize in 3 parts.  Here’s pt. 2 and pt. 3!

Previously:  In issues 1-3, interplanetary nurse Gemma is sent to space to help heal atmosphere-poisoned colonists on Venus. She’s attacked by a butterfly farmer who experiments in aphrodisiacs and steals a top secret book, which gets her demoted to a mission on Mars. On the way to Mars, two space pirates, Bandit and Pandaface, hijack her ship and loot it for parts. Gemma discovers a way to escape the pirates but it lands her on a familiar adversary’s ship.

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Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Frida Kahlo

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July 6– Frida Kahlo
Tormented, visionary Mexican surrealist painter, writer.
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Frida Kahlo’sWithout Hope, 1945.

JULY 6, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Ceylon: Festival of Buddha’s Eyetooth. Continues for days. Most processions are at night. Painted, jeweled elephants, leaping dancers, costumes, drumming, spinning prayer wheels.

ALSO ON JULY 6 IN HISTORY…
1415 — Czech religious rebel Jan Hus burned at stake, Konstanz, Germany.
1535— Sir Thomas More beheaded by order of Henry VIII, London, England.
1699 — Captain Kidd, pirate, captured in Boston and deported to England.
1907 — Mexican surrealist painter Frida Kahlo born, Mexico City, Mexico.
1916 — German surrealist painter, writer Unica Zürn born, Berlin, Germany.
1942 — Jewish teen Anne Frank and family seek refuge from Nazis, Amsterdam.
1944 — Inept fire-eaters create Ringling Big Top bonfire, killing 160, Hartford, CT.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective

Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — ROBERTO BOLANO


April 28 — Roberto Bolaño
Chilean novelist, nomad, cultural iconoclast.

APRIL 28, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Charles, Louisiana: Contraband Days Pirate Festival honors Lafitte.

ALSO ON APRIL 28 IN HISTORY…

1192 — Hashshashin assassinate Conrad of Montferrat, King of Jerusalem.
1789 — Mutiny breaks out aboard British ship H.M.S. Bounty.
1874 — Journalist Karl Krauss born, Jicin, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary.
1953 — Brilliant Chilean novelist Roberto Bolaño born, Santiago, Chile.
1960 — Dutch council communist & astronomer Anton Pannekoek dies, Wageningen.
1967 — World boxing great Muhammad Ali refuses U.S. army induction.
1977 — Baader-Meinhof Red Brigades terrorists get life sentences, Germany.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective