Gweek 036: Grab bag of comics, book, gadgets, apps, and websites we love

By Mark Frauenfelder

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Gweek is a weekly podcast where the editors and friends of Boing Boing talk about comic books, science fiction and fantasy, video games, board games, tools, gadgets, apps, and other neat stuff.

My hosts on episode 36 are cartoonist Ruben Bolling, whose comic, Tom the Dancing Bug, premieres weekly on Boing Boing, and Dean Putney, Boing Boing’s coding and development wizard. We had a great time talking about a bunch of different stuff this time. Listen to the episode here.

Below is a list of the things we talked about in Gweek episode 36. (Sure, you could just click on the links below to learn about them without listening to the podcast, but then you will miss out on the scintillating conversation we had about these remarkable curios.)

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Tom-BugTom the Dancing Bug


CoultonJonathan Coulton


AskbryanDoc Fermento Discovers the World podcast


BulletproofThe Bulletproof Executive


Writing-MoviesWriting Movies for Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too!, by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon


Jack-DavisJack Davis: Drawing American Pop Culture: A Career Retrospective


TintinThe Adventures of Tintin


CrudbumpCrudbump: Real Art


ToothpasteToothpaste for Dinner


Young-AdultYoung Adult


Kids-ComicsBig Blog of Kids’ Comics!


Hey-SkinnyHey Skinny! Great Advertisements from the Golden Age of Comic Books


ArbroathNothing to Do With Arbroath


KinotopicKinotopic


B-SideBoing Boing’s B-Side


IsimpleiSimple


KettlebellWeider Adjustable Kettle Bell


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Published 2:32 pm Mon, Jan 23, 2012

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


2 Responses to “Gweek 036: Grab bag of comics, book, gadgets, apps, and websites we love”

  1. Interested in what Dean was saying re distributors at the start of the show – while I broadly agree, I wonder what Cory thinks. IIRC his attempts at distribution were semi successful, but the biggest lesson was ‘what distributors do is hard and time consuming’. This would suggest that it’s a necessary industry, if bloated and need of slimming or fine tuning…

  2. Brandon Kruse says:

    God bless Bolling for keeping the artist in the debate over online piracy. Why would a cartoonist who needs to make a living self-publish (vs. say, going into advertising or animation) if their work is simply going to be stolen? 

    Bonus points for saying “champing” and not “chomping at the bit”.