Support a diverse alternative modeling agency: Interview with Black Silk

Hey Fab Bats! I’ve got Black Silk here with us to talk a bit about her building a new inclusive modeling agency. Take a look at her GofundMe and maybe show a bit of support for a fellow Fab Bat looking to help out alternative models of color!

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Meet a Fab Bat: InJil Omens El-Ji from USA, Virginia

Clinking teacups with Injil Omens El-Ji, a Rabid Reader of Dining with Dana!

“I’m an African-American goth who does poetry, feeds the homeless, and by the summer will have a Master’s in Forensic Psychology. I love art and exercising and seeing fairy tales come to life because that and positivity make me have faith in humanity. I hope to keep learning everyday to make myself a better person and teach others to do the same.”

Follow this Fab Bat’s (or should I say Fit Bat?) journey towards a healthy life on tumblr.

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Meet a Fab Bat! – Hilary

Let’s hear the voice of Hilary, a Rabid Reader of Dining with Dana…

“Nice to meet you! I’m Hilary. I’m a mix race Latina with dark hair that comes down past my waist. I have a master’s degree in Criminology, a black cat, and a love for all things gothic, punk, and metal. When not taking photos in a graveyard, I like to cosplay. I come from a line of activists and hope I can do my part to better the world around me.”

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Bug Bat: Interview with Aeon Fux, Serpentine Sound Master

You know what the world needs? A good taking over. If I had to trust someone to do the job right, it would be Aeon Fux. I was pulled in to discovering this being of another planet – who also goes by the name Elytra – through the otherworldly groundedness of her work. Keeping with the now in word, they detach from the present in theme and sound. Listening to their tracks feels like entering another dimension of extraterrestrial insects talking about Earth while sipping Long Island Ice Teas on a hot summer day. With a fascination for herpetology and entomology, Aeon Fux builds a safe space for the strange in sight and mind. All here for that! I ran up to this beautiful bug of a Bat to catch some wise words: Continue reading “Bug Bat: Interview with Aeon Fux, Serpentine Sound Master”

Bat in Black: Interview with Vikko, Ossuary Artist

The other day I was casually waltzing around the wonderful world of the interwebs when this comic caught my attention. The characters take on three dimensional form with expressions and emotions extending beyond their lack of facial skin. As the shades they share are monochrome, the focus is not the surface, but the mind. Mostly, the story carries a message without feeling like a Saturday morning special. Turns out the artist behind these skullheads is Vikko, a flesh and bone being posting from Argentina under kurovoid. You can get a full look at their comics here. I caught up with them to try and get inside the cranium that created these characters:

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