Posts Tagged ‘cartooning’
“Shopping on Craigslist is exciting! Part of it is hoping you find a great deal. The other part is wondering if you’ll get murdered.” –Wes Molebash
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You are almost certainly familiar with Gordon McAlpin (either through my numerous comics where he makes an appearance or because you came here from my Multiplex guest strip from last Thursday). Well, Gordon recently finished his first semester of grad school, and one of his final projects was to create a game. He chose to create a Multiplex card game, and he got several artists to pitch in and contribute art for some of the “movie” cards. As you can see above, I was one such artist.
The fictional movie that Gordon gave me to illustrate a still from was: “SNOWBOUND: When Henry and his workaholic dad are snowed in at an abandoned old hotel, they have to get through their differences and fend of a wacky pair of burglars.” Or, as Gordon paraphrased it: The Shining meets Home Alone.
You can see some more of the contributions over at Gordon’s Multiplex blog, “Deleted Scenes.” There’s some great stuff over there, including stills from fellow webcartoonists Wes Molebash and Angela Melick, so I encourage you to check it out.
A tenuous explanation if ever I saw one.
And now, prepare yourself for my relentless holiday shill!
Blah blah blah, Santa Howard shirts, limited-time holiday offer, blah blah. And now it’s time for me to get started on this week’s comic #2.
Today I bring you not only an extra comic featuring Howard, but also a new way to network socially. You may check them both out at Redditmeet.com.
What is RedditMeet? The brainchild of Robert Gryfft (yes, that Robert Gryfft) and Nelson Blaha, RedditMeet is a new app for finding people near you with similar interests. By signing up and providing your Reddit username and location, you can find other nearby Redditors with a score based on the subreddit subscriptions you have in common. The information you provide is kept confidential and only shared with other RedditMeet users. It’s pretty sweet, and moreover, they commissioned me to make a comic for them! It contains wizards.
If you’re a regular Reddit user, RedditMeet can be a cool new way to meet like-minded people. Head over to RedditMeet.com and check it out!
If you’ve been around SC for any length of time, you’re probably familiar with my fellow cartoonist Brian Russell. I wanted to let you know about his latest book project, What I Remember About Dinosaurs.
In the past few decades, we’ve seen large changes in our understanding of dinosaurs. We’ve seen closer and closer links of dinosaurs to birds (to the point where some scientists conjecture that T-Rex had feathers); we’ve seen a host of Jurassic Park movies; we’ve seen that brontosaurus never existed. What I Remember About Dinosaurs is a personal retrospective on what we knew about dinosaurs and what we know now. It’s a sort of dialogue between Brian Russell twenty years ago and the modern-day Brian who still keeps his inner child alive, and who loves dinosaurs.
And it doesn’t exist yet.
So, Brian is looking for people to help him make his book exist. To that end, he’s running a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds to publish it. By backing the project monetarily, you can earn yourself various rewards, including a digital and/or hard copy of the book itself. If you’re interested, you can find out more at the project’s Kickstarter page. Give it a look, check out the introduction video, and if you’d like to help make What I Remember About Dinosaurs a reality, pledge your support!