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cullenbunn:

Used to keep the Cult of Done manifesto tacked on the wall at my desk. Some folks tend to wrinkle their nose when they read it. More often than not, those folks don’t accomplish very much.

cullenbunn:

Used to keep the Cult of Done manifesto tacked on the wall at my desk. Some folks tend to wrinkle their nose when they read it. More often than not, those folks don’t accomplish very much.

antoniotyler asked: I want to do a Kickstarter so I can get a graphic novel done, but with two kids (one's a newborn), and a day job, I'm pressed for drawing time. Any suggestions on decreasing drawing time and increasing productivity?

KickStarter is really awesome, but I will touch on that in a moment.

To be perfectly honest, I have never figured out a way to speed up my work. Over time I suppose I have gotten faster just through practice but the more I learn, the better I get, the more I try to pack into my panels for a net time savings of ~zero minutes per day.

However, I am definitely at my most productive when I have gotten some exercise before work, which for me means riding my bike. The morning activity increases my energy levels throughout the day, improves my ability to focus, and I always feel a bit more creative or mentally limber.

Turning off all social media and only looking at my Inbox during my lunch break is a must. As soon as I start mucking around on Twitter or Tumblr I can count on losing a good hour or more.

I assume that with two kids and a job you are working some weird hours on your comic. I did that for a long time also. The only way I could make it work was to put my xBox in the closet and unplug the cable box.

I’m curious why you want to do a KickStarter though? Or rather, I’m not sure I’m making the connection between wanting to do a KS and juggling a job, two kids, and drawing a book. 

If what you are saying is that you want to do a KickStarter so you can leave your job to work on your graphic novel my advice is -DO NOT DO THAT. THAT IS THE WORST THING YOU COULD POSSIBLY DO. 

What you really need to do is look up Spike Trotman. She is pretty much the undisputed Queen of Comic Book KickStarters. She has written lengthy articles and appeared on several podcasts talking all about KS. 

Basically my default answer for all KickStarter questions is, “Go Google Spike Trotman. You will thank me for it. But really you should thank her.”

Chances are really good that most would-be comic creators who take the time to learn from Spike’s experiences will come away realizing that KickStarter is not really a viable revenue generator for them. It is a ton of work just to get rolling and I have basically been working two jobs even since we did our own KS, working to create all the art for the Field Guide KS and also drawing the regular Robo comics. It’s been a great experience, but it has also been a 60 hour a week experience. 

Like I said though; make the time to look up Spike and do a LOT of research before heading down the KickStarter path.

antichrist-misha:

SO HAS EVERYONE SEEN THE MARVEL ONE-SHOT AGENT CARTER, BECAUSE IF YOU HAVEN’T, I STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU DO SO

secretalbatross:

deepchrome:

anthrex-468:

Last night I reblogged a video made by NASA that had GLaDOS from Portal teach you the difference between Fusion and Fission and I watched it again today (because its awesome and you should really watch it) and noticed this. In portal she is “Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System”

If you include the line just above the acronym that translates to GLaDOS, you’d get NOTGLaDOS. A really cute (and clever) way to bypass the copyright issues around the name.

this is cute as hell

secretalbatross:

deepchrome:

anthrex-468:

Last night I reblogged a video made by NASA that had GLaDOS from Portal teach you the difference between Fusion and Fission and I watched it again today (because its awesome and you should really watch it) and noticed this. In portal she is “Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System”

If you include the line just above the acronym that translates to GLaDOS, you’d get NOTGLaDOS. A really cute (and clever) way to bypass the copyright issues around the name.

this is cute as hell

ca-tsuka:

The Dam Keeper animated gifs based on short-film by Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo.

mrhipp:

"WINTER IS COMING." If you can track me down today at WonderCon and say that, I’ll give you this original- first come, first served, and it must be said dramatically. Good luck!

mrhipp:

"WINTER IS COMING." If you can track me down today at WonderCon and say that, I’ll give you this original- first come, first served, and it must be said dramatically. Good luck!

cranberry-soap:

thegreatermassofdeath:

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I finished my zine, finally.

It’s called The Line of Action, and its about some (currently nameless) street thugs that beat the shit out of each other. Their temporary titles are, lovingly, Mask Guy and Goggle Girl.
One day I hope to explore this story further (hence the ‘Issue #1’), but for now I’ve gotta focus on my main webcomic, Bicycle Boy.

Enjoy!

If you’re having trouble seeing some of the images, you can read it over on my deviantART, too.

Gosh, this is such a cool concept! ;w; I can’t believe I hadn’t seen it till now, it must’ve gotten lost in my dashboard. I especially love your panelling in this!!

tally-art:

Marais doodles (Paris)

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Marais doodles (Paris)

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Marais doodles (Paris)

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Marais doodles (Paris)

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nevver:

Judgmental maps

gentlybrutal:

submissiveinseattle:

cartelgathering:

mylittlerewolution:

Did you know that you can make houses out of plastic bottles? By filling them with sand, and molding them together with mud or cement, the walls created are actually bullet proof, fire proof, and will maintain an comfortable indoor temperature of 64 degrees in the summer time.

And it’s not like there is any shortage on used plastic bottles out there. Here are some statistics from treehugger.com:

“The United States uses 129.6 Million plastic bottles per day which is 47.3 Billion plastic bottles per year. About 80% of those plastic bottles end up in a landfill!”

To build a two bedroom, 1200 square foot home, it takes about 14,000 bottles.

The United States throws away enough plastic bottles to build 9257 of these 2 bedroom houses per day! That’s just over 3.35 million homes, the same number of homeless people in America.

Many people in third world countries have taken up building homes out of plastic bottles, from Africa to Asia. Perhaps the trend will catch on in America and all of those bottles will stop ending up in the landfills. Wouldn’t they be better off housing the homeless? Kinda like all those empty houses scattered all over the country?

Perfect

gentlybrutal, maybe we should start saving our Gatorade bottles :-P

Your mom called. She wants her Earth Ship back.

Very cool stuff. Pioneered by Mike Reynolds I think? http://www.garbagewarrior.com/

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antolovich:

thepandabaker:

adeyami:

Land of the free home of the rich

What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make they least, they pay the most.

…wait, what?

antolovich:

thepandabaker:

adeyami:

Land of the free home of the rich

What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make they least, they pay the most.

…wait, what?

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