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Vanessa Davis, computer whiz and more!

Vanessa Davis, computer whiz and more!

The charming and talented Vanessa Davis has a new comic about past jobs, good and bad, over at Tablet, which is Nextbook’s reconceived, redesigned, and mostly restaffed* online magazine: Vocation, All I Ever wanted! Vanessa’s also, after a long period of dormancy, reorganized and relaunched her own website, Spaniel Rage. With a blog and everything! […]

We love Vanessa Davis so much

at my workplace that we asked her to do a monthly column. The first installment was posted today: Vanessa also did a holiday comic for us that I was too frazzled to blog when it went up: Crispy Christmas.

Do circuit diagrams count?

Do circuit diagrams count?

Yes, folks, once again it’s that magical time of year: only six days until DrawMo! 2008! Who: People of the Internets What: Try to make at least one drawing a day for a month Where: Offline, online, on blogs, on Flickr, wherever When: November 1–30 Why: Because it’s fun To join the DrawMo! group blog, […]

Start sharpening your pencils!

Start sharpening your pencils!

Only two weeks to go until DrawMo! 2007, the project wherein interested parties try to make at least one drawing a day for the month of November. A dozen brave sketchers joined me on the group blog last fall, and I know that several others followed along at Flickr, on their own blogs, or (gasp) […]

The Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies

The Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies

I can’t imagine how rubber cement—and its attendant erasers and thinners (oh, how I love those cans!)—could ever go out of circulation, and I can prove that I’ve used a type gauge pretty recently (in fact, I’ve been meaning to go buy a new one; and a loupe), but I’m still charmed by Lou Brooks’s […]

Draw Your Own Adventure

Penguin’s just announced a new series of My Penguin classics with “naked” front covers—white “art-quality” paper, blank save for the Penguin logo:

Wouldn't you like to be a PODder, too?

Yay! I just received fellow DrawMonaut Elizabeth Perry‘s selected days: 2005, and not only am I looking forward to poring over the content, but also I’m very glad to have satisfied my curiosity about the printing. Because selected days is printed by online POD outfit Lulu.com, and I was very interested in seeing what the […]

DrawMo! launched

For those of you who haven’t been following the comments on the drawing thread, I’ve just set up a separate blog for DrawMo!. DrawMo! (”Draw Month” or “Draw More,” depending on your fancy) is a project whereby interested parties will try to post at least one drawing per day during the month of November 2006. […]

Redrawing the right side of the brain

In cleaning out my bookmarks-I-didn’t-get-to-follow-before-I-had-to-reboot- because-FontReserve-was-acting-funny folder, I came across a link to a speech by Milton Glaser. Sorry, I don’t remember where I got it—some design blog or other. The whole piece is charming, but I particularly liked this: HOW YOU LIVE CHANGES YOUR BRAIN. The brain is the most responsive organ of the […]