Friday, May 13, 2016

Link Round-Up: May 13, 2016

LV426 by Matt DeMino

"LV426" by Matt DeMino
Prints available for purchase from Society6. US$15

Experience The Tron Roller Coaster At Shanghai Disney Thanks To This POV Footage

Giant Skull Armchair Designed by Gregory Besson

This Marine Uses Stormtrooper Toys To Depict His Combat Experience In Stunning Photos

A Three String Electric Guitar Kit That Teaches Kids the Value of Building Their Own Instrument

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Gaming Round-Up: May 9, 2016

Transistor by Inhoo

"Transistor" by Inhoo

A. Johanna DeNiro of Sub-Q looks at the work of storied IF creator, Rybread Celsius.

Allegra Frank explains how Fragments of Him offered her catharsis after the shock of losing someone by confronting pain head-on.

Brent Ables contemplates the connection between Dark Souls and art history.

C.T. Casberg asserts that Dark Souls is best enjoyed with others, and that the staggered release undermined its social qualities.

Comic Round-Up: May 12, 2016

"Captain America: Civil War" by Sophie Li
Prints available for purchase from Delve Weekly. £40

Interview: Christos & Ruth Fletcher Gage fly "Captain Marvel" into the Heart of "Civil War II"

Interview: Deadpool Creator Rob Liefeld On Saying ‘No’ To Cable And Fighting For Vanessa

Interview: The "Civil War" writers Explain Why Thanos Didn't Appear In "Captain America: Civil War"

Link Round-Up: May 12, 2016

I Hate Everything by Megan Lara

Artist Releases 300 Printable D&D Miniature Patterns. For Free.

Here’s Rob Zombie defending BABYMETAL. The Japanese band recently made its U.S. debut on the Colbert Show.

If you only watch one Rube Goldberg machine today, make it this one: Magnets and Marbles!

In 1990, artist Kevin Mayle took it upon himself to paint awesome reproductions of first edition Dungeons & Dragons cover art. They turned out fabulous, especially without the text that was usually present on each manual and book. Mayle’s entire series of D&D paintings are available to view on the Dragonsfoot Forum.

The Panic Sign - a brief story about a remote-controlled sign on top of a building in Portland, Oregon

Watch the trailer for Raiders: The Story Of The Greatest Fan Film Ever Made, a documentary about a group of eleven-year-old friends who made a shot-by-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark back in the eighties.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Tutorial: Cola Pens

Cola Pens Photographed by Gustavo Angeli via Pinterest

A cola pen is a calligraphy pen with a nib curved so that line width can be varied with pressure or holding the pen differently. It's called a cola pen because you can make one yourself with a cola can! Be careful, though.

Of course, if you're making your calligraphy nib for free, why pay for ink?  You can just make your own from black walnuts, berries (video), or acrylic paint.

Comic Round-Up: May 11, 2016

Divided - Civil War Concept Art by Ryan Meinerding

"Divided" Civil War Concept Art by Ryan Meinerding
Prints available for purchase from Spirit of The Hero. US$200

Interview: Costume designer Judianna Makovsky discussed how they settled on Vision‘s normal clothes in Civil War.

Interview: John Patrick Green winds up his series of Children’s Book Week interviews with a chat with Raina Telgemeier.

Interview: Maris Wicks went from program director of the New England Aquarium to creator of graphic novels such as Human Body Theater and the recently released Science Comics: Coral Reefs: Cities of the Sea, in which she mixes science and storytelling.

Interview: Marjorie Liu Talks Monstress and the Importance of Reading

Interview: Matt Kindt talks to Jeff Lemire.

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