So Andrew White apparently just shook 70 pages of comics out his sleeve last night (seventy! pages!) and put it on Tumblr for everybody to read…
I’m kidding, I have no idea how long he took doing this, but it’s really nice looking — and he is verifiably blazing fast, too.
Looking out from my ivory tower, the one with the big neon sign saying “Comics=Art”, I have always found the concept of gamers ridiculous. Even the word is semantically clumsy; it would be game players, or just players for short.
Who in their right mind would identify themselves by, or even admit to playing computer games? In my experience, it was always the pathologic dope heads or the Œdipal basement dwellers that would spend time on it.
Now, it turns out, gamers are in actuality a self-styled cyber militia of insecure misogynists that, at the tip af a peer scorned, will launch a shitstorm of empowered hyperbole and death threats. Thanks for clearing that up, vocal majority.
This piece on Medium, written by a person I hesitate to call a gamer (as his lucidity and eloquence clashes with the definitions above), must then fall in the category of utopian fiction. Highly recommended for nuance, nonetheless (and for exceptionally inventive derogatives).
Apart from the drowsy Karloff portrait photo, this profile interview on the Swedish Comics Association’s blog is of course very flattering, and I will immediately see if that goodwill extends to an advance payment on my next salary.
via Letters of Note
Of course, artists doodle regularly (though we call it sketching). Early written languages look like they borrow heavily from and improve upon sketches of people and things. And doodling may even improve our ability to retain information
from “Do We Doodle Because We Speak?” at Smithsonian
“Porridge Aficionados Vie To Make Theirs The Breakfast Of Champions”, via NPR
Happened upon this article on Lifehacker >> Build Your Own Creative Suite with Free and Cheap Software — which offers many fine alternatives to Adobe programs. I can only gripe about the fact that the emphasis of the list isn’t on open source software instead of the price tag, but you can’t argue against the publishing logic that thrifty readers outnumber idealist ones :S