Gweek 030: Supergods, Mutants, and Mystics

By Mark Frauenfelder

My cohost for this episode of Gweek is my old friend Barry McWilliams, a designer/art director who has turned me on to a great many wonderful books, comics, games, apps, drawing tools, and so on. In this episode, Barry has a ton of recommendations for cool stuff:

Gallery Girls

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School


Sketchbook Pro

Sketchbook Express

Cartoon Colour Company

Supergods, by Grant Morrison

Mutants and Mystics, by Jeffrey J. Kripal

Dungeon Quest: Book 1, by Joe Daly

Ready Player One audiobook read by Wil Wheaton

Pixelovely Gesture Drawing Tool

Love Castle pose reference

Stu Maschwitz's post on storyboarding with an iPad & Penultimate

Wacom Bamboo Stylus

Stephen Silver's Posebook, iPhone & iPad

Zeo Sleep Monitor

Wacom Inkling

Pentel Pocket Brush Pen

Follow Barry on Twitter!

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Published 8:20 am Mon, Dec 12, 2011

About the Author

Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the founding editor-in-chief of MAKE. He is editor-in-chief of Cool Tools and co-founder of Wink Books. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects

6 Responses to “Gweek 030: Supergods, Mutants, and Mystics”

  1. Mister44 says:

    Are they Nihilistic Mystics?

  2. Mutants and Mystics really is a handsomely designed book.  I’d recommend it for that alone.

  3. M Carlson says:

    My team here at work has been using Dropbox for about a year now to share large graphic files we all need to work on (InDesign, Illustrator type stuff). We’re addicted and are trying to think of a way we can convince our department to pay for more space.  The university we work for does offer AFS space, but it’s really not the same.

  4. iRowebot says:

    Hey Mark,
    I heard you mention that you have never really learned how to draw digitally in photoshop or a similar program. I have a resource to recommend  called that has a bunch of very excellent video tutorials that cover a wide variety of digital drawing and painting topics. Its has the basics and more advanced techniques and the instructor Matt Kohr is very knowledgeable and never boring.  It would be a great addition to the resource list.

    • I’ll second that recommendation. I’ve watched several free videos there & bought two of his downloads, both worth the $10. 

      Matt also posts regularly on His sketchbook thread there is really strong. 


  5. victee says:

    Further to Jeffrey J. Kripal’s “Mutants & Mystics,” Wisconsin Public Radio’s/Public Radio International’s “To The Best of Our Knowledge,” has an interview with Jeffrey re. M&M here: