Making a book

Making a book

I’ve always wanted to make a picture book, but I’ve never quite come up with a story that I liked enough to commit to. Last December a drawing out of my sketchbook that I posted on twitter sparked a back and forth between myself and Treelobsters, and he ended up writing a short story about my little drawing. This was SO. COOL. After a bit more back and forth we established that A) we both wanted t... »

Skepticon 7 and a Call to Artists

Skepticon 7 and a Call to Artists

It’s that time of year when the Midwest’s largest and only FREE skeptic and atheist conference takes place. That’s right, SkeptiCon is just around the corner and THIS year it’s gonna be even better than ever. Why? Because THIS year they are letting me organize an art show! WOOOOOT! Skepticon 7 is the weekend of November 21st–23rd 2014 and will be held at The Ramada Oasis in... »

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As Others See Us – Will Scotland Be Brave?

Oh wad some Pow’r the giftie gie us To see oursel’s as others see us! It wad frae monie a blunder free us An’ foolish notion. - Robert Burns On this, the day before the vote on whether Scotland should be an independent country, I would like to share with you some Scottish art. ‘As Others See Us‘ is a photography exhibition featuring portraits of famous Scots (and adop... »

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Mad Quickies: Wee Little Drawings, A Clock That Saws Itself In Half, Illustrated Skateboard Tricks and More!

I love finding links for you. That’s why I put them here every week. We can enjoy them together. And then we’ll have something to talk about over dinner on Sunday. Are you still coming over? As a lover and owner of many 000 and 0000 paint brushes, I can’t tell you how happy these teeny, wee little drawings and paintings by Lorraine Loots make me. These whimsical yet functional ho... »

Logophile Tuesdays – Pronoun Problems

Logophile Tuesdays – Pronoun Problems

There has recently been another kerfuffle over the complexities involved with attempting to adapt the gender-binary nature of our language to a more inclusive format. In short, someone asserted that “they” shouldn’t be used as a gender-neutral singular pronoun. Others disagreed. I fall somewhere in the middle on the linguistic debate. “They” can be and is used to refe... »

My Little Fiasco: Friendship is Tragic

My Little Fiasco: Friendship is Tragic

Why do I take joy in ruining beautiful things? For those who have somehow remained unexposed the the phenomenon, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is a delightful cartoon about the lives and times of a group of magical ponies in a magical land full of magical adventures. For those not familiar with the finest products of indie tabletop role-playing games, Fiasco is one of the best. It creates on... »

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