Black History Month – Part 1 -Langston Hughes

4 Feb


Langston Hughes

“When a man starts out with nothing,
When a man starts out with his hands,
Empty, but clean,
When a man starts out to build a world,
He starts first with himself.”

-excerpted from Freedom’s Plow

Book Trailers

13 Jan

Here are some book trailers I thought were cool.

And just for good measure – here’s some truly adolescent cartoony ultra-violence, provided for you in stop motion form.

Saving this for later

14 Dec

I’m just saving this for later.

cult movie mania dot com store envy

dusted magazine dot com (music)

jiggling dude – Animated gif!

14 Aug

Here is a new animated gif that I did.  Fun times playing around with this.


I hope you enjoy it.

Recent Webcomic Finds

5 Jun

Here are some recent webcomics that I’ve discovered.

Strong Female Protagonist by Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag

I found Strong Female Protagonist when The Beat recently did their 24 hours of webcomics stunt.  SFP is a story in comic book format about a college-age girl who has adventures as a superhero until she decides being a superhero isn’t the best way to change the world for the better.  She continues on her do-gooding path, however, and they are some surprises, like befriending the dude she once considered a super-villain.  It’s a fun comic, with a lot of warmth and humanity.

Strong Female Protagonist issue cover

Tripp By Bill Taylor

Tripp follows the story of Tripp, who’s kind of a Joe Schmoe cubicle worker guy.  His life turns upside down when he’s visited by the ghost of Edgar Allen Poe.  The comic is full of romantic misadventures, visitors from outer space, and the emissaries of Hell, who want Poe to come back.  It reminds me of the 1980s indie comic The Trouble with Girls mixed with the tone of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.


Loading Artist by Gregor Czaykowski

Loading artist is a simple gag strip, without a continuing story.  I say that it’s simple, but it’s also very well done.  The jokes are actually funny,  and the art and color are appealing.  My favorite thing is the that the jokes are neither too vanilla or too full of the self-conscious crassness that the internet seems to love so much.  check it out.

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Animated Gif

9 Mar


this is my first animated gif.  I was fooling around in Photoshop and I am also trying to figure out how to use the more tab.  I mean, the more tag.   Continue reading

Cheap! Electronic Musical Instruments and Musical Toys

20 Feb

I’m mostly just saving this list here for myself.  The website Synthtopia published a great article called “10 Cool Electronic Music Instruments Under $100″.  Click HERE to go there: 10 Cool Electronic Music Instruments Under $100.  I especially like the device featured called the Stylophone Beatbox.

While we’re on the subject of weird electronic musical instruments I have the share a few things.

I’m also developing an interest in the melodica (they’re cheaper than I expected) and the otamatone (the sounds it makes are annoying, but it looks so cool…).  Where will this all lead me?  Who knows?


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