New Puppet Webseries and Workshop

New Puppet Webseries and Workshop

This has been an interesting year for me creatively. A few years ago we started Death By Puppets and it was almost entirely a series of short films for youtube, but filming and editing takes time and coordination and somewhere along the way this year we ran out of films to put up, but we didn’t stop creating. In the last two years we’ve become as much a “perform live” group... »

Mad Quickies: Stormscapes, Stitched Cat-calls, Dale Writes a Book and Way More!

Mad Quickies: Stormscapes, Stitched Cat-calls, Dale Writes a Book and Way More!

Ahoy! It’s time for your Wednesday Quickies. I’ve cobbled together some really great things and stuff for you all today. There is one Halloween-related link. If this were Friday, you can bet they’d all be Halloween links. Mad Art Lab’s own Dale DeBakcsy has written a book! Godless Nerdistry: Or How to be a Bag of Chemicals and Still Have Fun, about the intersection of human... »

Show Us Your Ugly Things, Standup Comedy Edition

Show Us Your Ugly Things, Standup Comedy Edition

Showing your ugly things is a theme that Mad Art Lab harps on regularly. The idea is that the silly drawings or crafts or songs or writing you do behind closed doors for yourself and yourself alone, no matter how terrible you think it is, shouldn’t be kept secret. Putting your stuff out there for the world to see achieves a whole number of wonderful things: critique, for example, is essentia... »

Mad Quickies: Everyone’s Penmanship, Epic Art Fraud, Grafitti Homes, Glow-in-the-Dark Food and More!

Mad Quickies: Everyone’s Penmanship, Epic Art Fraud, Grafitti Homes, Glow-in-the-Dark Food and More!

Well, howdy and happy Monday. I’m a little confused about what time it is but I just made a cup of coffee and I say surf’s up now! Enjoy. The Universal Typeface Experiment quests after finding the average of the world’s penmanship. The BIC company is behind this endeavor. After the experiment is over, they will off the typeface as a font for everyone to download. {via Mark H.} WO... »

popsicles shaped like pathogens

Mad Quickies: Dangerous Popsicles, Defacing National Parks, Marble Harvesting and More!

We did it! We made it thru the week to another Friday. Another Friday full of interesting stories, beautiful art and popsicles shaped like deadly pathogens. That’s how we roll. If you earn a living making art, you’re probably white. – Via Courtney Our pal Sarah Hamilton‘s “Feminist As Fuck” shirts – A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Natio... »

Our Neighbor Australopithecus: The Anthropology of Mary Leakey

Our Neighbor Australopithecus: The Anthropology of Mary Leakey

The 1960s and early 1970s were the Rock Star era of anthropology, when each year seemed to bring a stunning new glimpse into the early development of man, and being a top anthropologist was to be a household name on par with Buzz Aldrin or Leonard Bernstein. And while individual superstars like Donald Johanson shone meteorically from time to time in the firmament, the era as a whole belonged to on... »

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