Gweek 049: "I'm the son of Tinkerbell"

By Mark Frauenfelder


[Click here to play episode] Gweek is Boing Boing's podcast about comic books, science fiction and fantasy, video games, board games, tools, gadgets, apps, and other neat stuff. My co-hosts for episode 49 are Michael Pusateri, a lifelong tinkerer and former television tech executive for Disney who blogs at, and Kevin Mack, an artist and visual effects supervisor.


In this episode:

201204281406Mark's Wired profile of Kevin Mack, written in 1999.

201204281419Kevin Mack's mother posing as Tinkerbell.

Good-Dog-LogKevin Mack's art site.

201204281411-1Michael's book pick: Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection

201204281415Mark's book pick: Gonzo: A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson

Mp Michael's comic pick: The Manhattan Projects

201204281421Michael's comic pick: Resident Alien

201204281424Kevin discusses the origin of the phrase “Squa Tront! Spa Fon!" "I believe it is from the story 'The Aliens' in Weird Fantasy #17 January 1953. I have the original issue."

201204281426 Mark's music pick: Do Be Do - 10 Songs About Being and Doing, by The Sinatra Test.

Lizzie-Bennet Michael's video pick: My Name is Lizzie Bennet, a transmedia version of Pride and Prejudice done by videoblog.

201204281429Kevin: "Smithsonian Museum of American Art has an exhibit on the art of video games. I saw it when I was in DC last week."

Hotel-TonightMark's app picks: Hotel Tonight and Got Cow?

201204281432 Kevins' website picks: The Blu, now that's what I call bullshit, Weebly.

201204281436On Kevin's wish list: A transcranial direct current stimulation machine, brain wave entrainment.

Published 3:20 pm Sat, Apr 28, 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

13 Responses to “Gweek 049: "I'm the son of Tinkerbell"”

  1. Pickleschlitz says:

    Margaret Kerry was the live action model for Tinkerbell…

  2. Is there a larger version anywhere of that cover with the jet flying over the dinos?

  3. Rider says:

    Is this autoplaying for everyone?

  4. Mark_Frauenfelder says:

    Sorry! I use Chrome and it didn’t autoplay for me. I just removed the embed code. It had AUTOSTART=”false” in the embed code so I’m not sure why it was autoplaying!

  5. theophrastvs says:

    ah nevermind… i’m up for moderation. it isn’t worth it. elide away.

  6. rcshore says:

    Video games as transcendentalism? Mayhaps…

  7. B1adeRunner says:

    In one of your recent podcast you were discussing a Galactus story from the old Marvel adult mag Epic Illustrated…this would be “Silver Surfer: Parable” by Stan Lee and the great recently deceased French artist Jean Henri Giraud under the pseudonym Moebius.