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
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
...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.