I’ve got lots of grumps against Apple’s iPad, like the lack of support for Flash, one of the greatest web technologies in existence. But this Alice in Wonderland eBook looks fantastic. I’d love to make all the pictures move around and I think kids will too. This must be right because when I was a kid I fervently wished for every illustration to wake up and start moving.
Muzorama is a short surrealist animation made by students at Supinfocom Arles. Elsa Brehin, Raphaël Calamote, Mauro Carraro, Maxime Cazaux, Emilien Davaud, Laurent Monneron and Axel Tillement directed the film which took only six weeks to complete. It reminds me of surrealist painting and film work being done in Europe during the twenties and thirties. I will not link to the Supinfocom web site because it is the most inexcusable mess I have ever seen on the web. Their animations are wonderful, but they need to immediately terminate whoever builds their web sites. Seriously.
Art Director Tommy Kane went to Lebanon and made a film about his wanderings. He also drew magnificent illustrations of what he saw. Those are in the film too. The combination of the beautiful street scenes and the cheerfully expressive drawings make me want to get on a plane and go visit this stunning country.
I found this via Drawn!
Look at that cover. Look at exactly what’s going on there. Makes you almost cry, doesn’t it? It better. Because if it doesn’t, then baby you’ve got it coming. Chris Ware, one of our finest cartoonists did this cover for the New Yorker and made a comic strip for the issue.
I see people crossing streets while typing on their ‘devices.’ I see them driving and sitting in fine restaurants with their dates and they’re answering email and texting. Makes you want to walk over and plant a big kiss on some guy’s date right in front of him while he texts his mother. Would serve him right. People are not even remotely aware of other people anymore. They drive right through stop signs while texting or chatting on a cell phone. They wipe out entire families on freeways because they were trying to type, ‘OMG Heeee’s sooooo hot!!!!’
These people are simple dark abominations. They are fools who understand only how to be dead, dried husks that resemble human beings. They think they are part of the information overload and that they are multitasking through life. They’re just obliterating themselves.
Let me put it this way: if somebody sees you using your device, you’re not using it properly.
Sometimes I see a woman in the grocery store answer her cell phone and say something like, ‘Yes, honey, I’m in the grocery store. I’m looking for those little pepper things now.’
Do you know why the guy calls her there? I do. It’s because he thinks she’s cheating on him because he knows she wants to because he’s a total flaccid drip. That is why 99.9% of all cell phone calls on the planet are placed. That is why the cell phone economy works. It’s nervous people checking up on their significant others to make sure they’re still around.
You know I’m right. You’ve done it too. Haven’t you?
But look at this cover illustration and think about trying not to do such an awful thing to your kid this Halloween. Try hard, because that kid will never forget that little screen in your face.
Marvel Comics has a Create Your Own Comic tool that lets you put together either a simple 3-panel strip or an entire 22-page comic book. You don’t actually draw anything, but you choose layouts, backgrounds, characters and objects. You can re-size everything and layer objects on top of each other. It’s great for trying one’s hand at designing a layout that tells a story effectively. So write your comic book and start designing!