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Mad Quickies 11.8

Mad Quickies 11.8

Hey gang! Brian here, filling in for your Friday Quickies: Featured Image: Stuck for a title for your art exhibition? Try this random exhibition title generator by Rebecca Uchill. – via K Savage Whoa, what a list of great links: An A to Z of Art and Science. – via Jennifer Ouellette This one almost made me pee from laughing: Animations of Famous Paintings. Watch the video and try not t... »

How To Go To A Museum During A Government Shutdown

How To Go To A Museum During A Government Shutdown

Last week I was in Washington, D.C. for work. During my time there, I got to walk around the National Mall (now closed), The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum (also closed), and The National Gallery of Art (you may notice a pattern developing here because this place is closed too). When I got back home I was thinking about how, if the government shutdown were to occur, people wouldn’t be able... »

“Sufficiently Funded” or “How I Waited Too Long to Write This”

“Sufficiently Funded” or “How I Waited Too Long to Write This”

Here’s the thing folks: Mad Art Lab contributor, Maki, has had a Hell of a Year. In addition to almost being beard-napped by angry space gnomes (long story), he was a contestant and FINALIST on Penny Arcade’s reality web-series Stripsearch!, where he battled 11 other contestants (to the death? Wait that can’t be right) to win a bunch of money and move to Seattle, like a jerk. If ... »

Illustrated Astronomy – Our Universe

Illustrated Astronomy – Our Universe

Aliens! Gods and Godesses! Enormous Space Stations! Rocket Ships and Shuttles! Old, Dead People From History! Am I talking about the new Michael Bay Summer blockbuster? NO! I’m talking about The National Geographic Picture Atlas of Our Universe! I like to think about how artists are influenced when they are young. What sort of experiences shape us as artists, as people? For me, I point to th... »

Interview With Your Pal, Glendon Mellow

Interview With Your Pal, Glendon Mellow

Imagine a chat show where a group of biologists gather and interview cool people. Cool people like scientists, science communicators, artists and so on. Now imagine that this group of biologists interviewed your pal Glendon Mellow – artist and scientific illustrator extraordinaire. Guess what? You don’t have to imagine it because it happened for real! The gang over at Breaking Bio had ... »

Stripsearch! (or, Where Has Maki Been?)

Stripsearch! (or, Where Has Maki Been?)

Maki Naro has been with The Lab since the very beginning. He’s written great articles. He has a wonderful webcomic. And perhaps most importantly, he is the caretaker of a magnificent beard. But do you know what else he has? You guessed it! A starring role on Penny Arcade’s reality competition, Stripseach! Penny Arcade is a long-running webcomic that focuses on gaming and gaming culture... »

Illustrated Anatomy: Second Edition

Illustrated Anatomy: Second Edition

The subject of our second installment of Illustrated Anatomy is… ME! See, when you have a good friend who happens to be a very talented tattoo artist, things can get awesome pretty quickly. Recently my pal Blue came into town to visit with me and my wife, Kelly. Blue is a fabulous artist. He’s also a hell of a tattoo artist. AND he served as reverend and married Kelly and I (that’... »

Scenes From A MAL: “I’m A Huge Fan Of Your Site”

Scenes From A MAL: “I’m A Huge Fan Of Your Site”

In the same spirit of my spam post from New Year’s Eve, I present a Behind-the-Scenes look at the kinds of conversations that we have on our Super Secret Backchannel when we get silly spam. Recently Rebecca received the following email – full of effusive admiration for the great work Skepchick does and also a business proposition: »

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