Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Remember to stay hydrated

This is a drawing I made for my husband. For a long time, if I complained of any sort of physical ailment he'd respond, completely serious, with "you're dehydrated." Made sense when I had a headache; seemed a little ridiculous when I said my feet hurt.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Like I need another opportunity to drop my phone in the toilet

Some captains of the publishing industry dream of shoehorning augmented reality into magazines. This inspired another comic.

You know augmented reality -- it's like when you scan a QR code with your phone, or otherwise use your device to interact with print media. It's a neato trick that's especially useful for marketing campaigns. However, some executives think it would be even better to overlay digital information on every goddamn page of a magazine. So as you flip through the 'zine, you have your phone at the ready to scan various graphics on the page. As a designer, I hate the idea of having to limit my creativity to what's compatible with scanning technology. But the whole thing sounds gimmicky and cumbersome.  After the novelty wears off, I doubt many readers would continue waving a cell phone at a magazine in their lap. 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

I Do Comics Now

...when I feel like it, anyway. I'm reviving this blog as a place to stash the things I've been making these days. Like snarky comics about my job:

About a year and a half ago, I stopped running my bookmaking business and focused on some exciting things that were happening in my world. I got a new job, took up belly dancing, and generally changed a bunch of things about my life. I don't know if I'll go back to making and selling books, but I'll always need a creative outlet. Right now that outlet is drawing, and this blog is the refrigerator where I hang my pictures.