important sketching while waiting for a meeting

BYO narrative
(helping to design app for a decision-making game/experiment) BYO narrative
(helping to design app for a decision-making game/experiment) BYO narrative
(helping to design app for a decision-making game/experiment)

BYO narrative

(helping to design app for a decision-making game/experiment)

cyborgmemoirs:

for folks looking for queer sci-fi…………………..
MESSY ≈ ORDERED
)) METROPOLARITY SF DISTRO SUMMER SELECTIONS ((
So our distro site is here for the physical pickup action. = )
Our HQ Metropolarity.net needs a lot of love, but since AMC planning took over my life, and I work on computers for $$$, I’m taking a summer vacay from spending any time massaging relevant blog content (although there’s so much planned!). It IS good for keeping up on our events though. 
However… the insidious FBook is still the easiest place to keep up on our events, and a lot of our network’s events in Philly and the surrounding area. So peep us there if you really wanna keep up on what we’re doing, where we’re going. (Like actually just check the page from time to time, cause you know how FB likes to manipulate what information shows up for who and when.)
Oh AND WE HAVE AN OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS TILL JULY 31st DON’T BE SHY NOW PRETTY PLEASE PRETTY PRETTY
OH AND WE’LL BE AT ripexpo IN PROVIDENCE THIS AUGUST 2-3rd w/ heyanniemok & superdefstar 

Whoa whoa wish I’d seen this earlier because this looks like a supz rad thing to submit to. Followerz take note! cyborgmemoirs:

for folks looking for queer sci-fi…………………..
MESSY ≈ ORDERED
)) METROPOLARITY SF DISTRO SUMMER SELECTIONS ((
So our distro site is here for the physical pickup action. = )
Our HQ Metropolarity.net needs a lot of love, but since AMC planning took over my life, and I work on computers for $$$, I’m taking a summer vacay from spending any time massaging relevant blog content (although there’s so much planned!). It IS good for keeping up on our events though. 
However… the insidious FBook is still the easiest place to keep up on our events, and a lot of our network’s events in Philly and the surrounding area. So peep us there if you really wanna keep up on what we’re doing, where we’re going. (Like actually just check the page from time to time, cause you know how FB likes to manipulate what information shows up for who and when.)
Oh AND WE HAVE AN OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS TILL JULY 31st DON’T BE SHY NOW PRETTY PLEASE PRETTY PRETTY
OH AND WE’LL BE AT ripexpo IN PROVIDENCE THIS AUGUST 2-3rd w/ heyanniemok & superdefstar 

Whoa whoa wish I’d seen this earlier because this looks like a supz rad thing to submit to. Followerz take note!

cyborgmemoirs:

for folks looking for queer sci-fi…………………..

MESSY ≈ ORDERED

)) METROPOLARITY SF DISTRO SUMMER SELECTIONS ((

So our distro site is here for the physical pickup action. = )

Our HQ Metropolarity.net needs a lot of love, but since AMC planning took over my life, and I work on computers for $$$, I’m taking a summer vacay from spending any time massaging relevant blog content (although there’s so much planned!). It IS good for keeping up on our events though. 

However… the insidious FBook is still the easiest place to keep up on our events, and a lot of our network’s events in Philly and the surrounding area. So peep us there if you really wanna keep up on what we’re doing, where we’re going. (Like actually just check the page from time to time, cause you know how FB likes to manipulate what information shows up for who and when.)

Oh AND WE HAVE AN OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS TILL JULY 31st DON’T BE SHY NOW PRETTY PLEASE PRETTY PRETTY

OH AND WE’LL BE AT ripexpo IN PROVIDENCE THIS AUGUST 2-3rd w/ heyanniemok & superdefstar 

Whoa whoa wish I’d seen this earlier because this looks like a supz rad thing to submit to. Followerz take note!

“Just know this: we all mess up from time to time. But do not be afraid to tackle female/PoC/LGBT characters. Is there a chance you might go horribly wrong? Sure. Is there a chance that people will crucify you for it? Yes, and probably rightly so. Diversity and feminism are topics that your writing should treat with utmost care. But! This should not intimidate you to the point of not trying. Female/PoC/LGBT people are just that: people. We’re humans. Write us with the same confidence you apply to your straight, white, male cast.”

Author Marie Lu, "Writing Diverse Fiction: A Practical Guide" (Publishing Crawl)

Pause the art content for some thoughts:

I think about this a lot in my personal comics and the stuff I make at work. If I don’t focus on it, I do notice that I will draw in more white cis men than should get their fair share. Which sucks. I don’t want to read about these white men, I already see them everywhere in the media. So why do I keep drawing them? It’s important to strive as an artist/creator to be conscious of who you’re representing in your work, and who you’re leaving out. It doesn’t just apply to gender/sexuality/race, but also body type, class, disability. Looking at my stuff right now, it’s far from a shining example of diversity in these domains, but I’m working on writing and drawing a wider variety of people. It’s important and I urge all my other fellow artists to look over their own work and do the same.

Oh, and to read the link from this post.

(via thewritingcafe)

I don’t think this one is on his site, but here’s another tiny cartoon Troy asked me to make. This one would accompany writing about moral judgement, of course. It’s more diagrammatic than anything else. I don’t think this one is on his site, but here’s another tiny cartoon Troy asked me to make. This one would accompany writing about moral judgement, of course. It’s more diagrammatic than anything else.

I don’t think this one is on his site, but here’s another tiny cartoon Troy asked me to make. This one would accompany writing about moral judgement, of course. It’s more diagrammatic than anything else.

My colleague Troy Campbell asked me to make some short comics to help illustrate the concepts he’s doing research in. This one is about “subjective consumer mastery” and stars Troy himself. The gist of it is that we get more enjoyment out of something and like it more when we feel a mastery over it (whether real or imagined). You can read a bit more about Troy and his research here. 
p.s. I’ll post the rest later. My colleague Troy Campbell asked me to make some short comics to help illustrate the concepts he’s doing research in. This one is about “subjective consumer mastery” and stars Troy himself. The gist of it is that we get more enjoyment out of something and like it more when we feel a mastery over it (whether real or imagined). You can read a bit more about Troy and his research here. 
p.s. I’ll post the rest later.

My colleague Troy Campbell asked me to make some short comics to help illustrate the concepts he’s doing research in. This one is about “subjective consumer mastery” and stars Troy himself. The gist of it is that we get more enjoyment out of something and like it more when we feel a mastery over it (whether real or imagined). You can read a bit more about Troy and his research here

p.s. I’ll post the rest later.

Detail from of a page rough from today. In the dialogue, Dan describes the link between the Ikea Effect and the Not-Invented-Here Bias. 

I’m makin some 1.5” stickers to hopefully have printed in time for RIPE. Here are a couple. 
Y/N? I’m makin some 1.5” stickers to hopefully have printed in time for RIPE. Here are a couple. 
Y/N?

I’m makin some 1.5” stickers to hopefully have printed in time for RIPE. Here are a couple. 

Y/N?

selfie reference photo PARTY (at work)

selfie reference photo PARTY (at work)

really hoping this panel with my boss putting on a paper hat makes the final cut

really hoping this panel with my boss putting on a paper hat makes the final cut

spx:

Check out this beautiful ad created by SPX 2014 Special Guest, Roman Muradov.  You’ll be seeing it in your finer comics tabloids starting this month - please pause to scan that KILLER list of Special Guests!

The latest group of guests will be officially announced this week, including: Box Brown, Eleanor Davis, Michael DeForge, and Roman Muradov.  

Much more to say and highlight on all these folks, but for now here’s a few words of (probably unnecessary) introduction:


Box Brown will be at SPX to sign his critically acclaimed book, Andre the Giant: Life and Legend, published by First Second Books. Box has won a Xeric grant and his mini-comics have garnered two Ignatz Awards. He is also the founder of Retrofit Comics, where he publishes his own mini-comics as well as works from over 30 other creators.

Eleanor Davis’ new compendium of short stories from Fantagraphics titled How To Be Happy will debut at SPX 2014. In 2013, Eleanor won the Society of Illustrators Gold Medal for Sequential/Series Work, and her book Stinky won the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award awarded by the American Library Association. She designed this year’s bookplate for the SPX Graphic Novel Gift Program, as well as this past Spring’s Google Doodle.

Michael DeForge and Koyama Press will debut at SPX Lose #6, the latest in his award winning series of comics. Michael is the winner of multiple Doug Wright and Ignatz Awards and is one of the designers for the popular animated TV series, Adventure Time.

Roman Muradov is both a comics creator and illustrator, with his artistic works appearing in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal, amongst other esteemed publications. SPX will see the London and New York based publisher Nobrow debut Roman’s latest book, (In A Sense) Lost and Found, and Retrofit Comics will debut his latest mini comic, Picnic Ruined.

Enormous thanks to Roman for donating his time and talent to creating a piece of art to promote SPX 2014!  

YO, So the special guest list for SPX is bangin’. Y’all should go. (I am)

(via koyamapress)

remcomic:

Rem P.027
old journey / new journey

This is the final page in part one of REM. I’m gonna slow up a little on the new pages as I prep for RIPExpo in August and get my act together to print REM Pt. 1 for SPX. Woop ~ remcomic:

Rem P.027
old journey / new journey

This is the final page in part one of REM. I’m gonna slow up a little on the new pages as I prep for RIPExpo in August and get my act together to print REM Pt. 1 for SPX. Woop ~

remcomic:

Rem P.027

old journey / new journey

This is the final page in part one of REM. I’m gonna slow up a little on the new pages as I prep for RIPExpo in August and get my act together to print REM Pt. 1 for SPX. Woop ~

it lends itself