Mark Frauenfelder

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

Rainy Day Psychedelia: Seattle’s 1960s Poster Scene About to Get Its Day in the Sun

"Seattle artist Scott McDougall is doing a Kickstarter (through July 15) for a new book called Split Fountain Hieroglyphics: Psychedelic Concert Posters From the Seattle Area, 1966-1969, which will feature some 200 rare examples of Seattle psych," says Ben Marks.

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Bike commuter super transformer bag full of stuff

Check out all the stuff that Long Now Foundation Director of Operations Laura Welcher brings with her on her daily bike commute in the San Francisco Bay Area. There's an awful lot in her bag, but it makes sense!

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Frankie Lymon singing "I'm Not A Juvenille Delinquent"

Here's 13-year-old Frankie Lymon singing "I'm Not A Juvenille Delinquent." Sadly, twelve years later this immensely talented singer would die of a heroin overdose in his grandmother's basement.

Quiz: could you have adult ADHD?

I took this short quiz and my score was 5: "ADHD may be likely."

75 questions about science and other great books

winkssWink is a website that reviews one remarkable paper book every weekday. My wife, Carla Sinclair, is the editor. We take lots of photos of the covers and the interior pages of the books to show you why we love them.

This week we reviewed:

Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology – A handsome collection of this little-known art form

The Where the Why and the How – 75 questions that can’t be conclusively answered by an iPhone

Letter Fountain – A stunningly well-crafted bible of typography

Adventure Time: A Totally Math Poster Collection - Featuring 20 Removable Frameable Prints

Stencil Republic – 20 laser-cut, brown-paper stencils bound on perforated pages

The Good Life Lab – Moving from a high-powered life in New York to off-the-grid living in New Mexico

Take a look at these books and many others at Wink. And sign up for our Wink newsletter to get all the reviews and photos delivered once a week.

100 great cartoonists pay tribute to Winsor McCay

This is exciting - Locust Moon Press in Philadelphia is publishing a giant-sized tribute to the great Winsor McCay (Little Nemo, Gertie the Dinosaur). They already have met their initial funding goal on Kickstarter.

Locust Moon Press has spent the last two years assembling the LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM anthology, in which many of the world's finest cartoonists will pay tribute to the master and his masterpiece by creating new Little Nemo strips, following their own voices down paths lit by McCay. Taking on the same giant, broadsheet newspaper-sized canvas as McCay, artists such as Michael Allred, Paul Pope, Yuko Shimizu, J.H. Williams III, Charles Vess, David Mack, J.G. Jones, Craig Thompson, Paolo Rivera, Carla Speed McNeil, Bill Sienkiewicz, P. Craig Russell, Ronald Wimberly, Denis Kitchen, Jill Thompson, Stephen R. Bissette, Gabriel Bá & Fábio Moon, Farel Dalrymple, John Cassaday, Cliff Chiang, and over a hundred more have all done some of the very best work of their illustrious careers.

Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream

Memoir of sexual follies and misadventures in '00s Oakland

Our friend Janelle Hessig illustrated Brontez Purnell's funny, NSFW memoir, The Cruising Diaries. It's a collection of Purnell's "various sexual follies and misadventures around '00s Oakland. Taco truck blowjobs, 'shrooms, Santa - everything you could want from an illustrated sex memoir and much, much more." Get a copy from Gimme Action.

Favorite apps and tools of Creative Good founder Mark Hurst

Mark Hurst, CEO and founder of Creative Good, is our guest on the Cool Tools Show this week. Our highly productive discussion yields tips on how to properly rinse your text, type more efficiently, and learn Mandarin Chinese in your spare time.

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Free live video course with Mark on making for parents and kids


Sign up for my free 2-day video course on making cool stuff with your kids.

Make your weekends more awesome with activities you and your kids can get their hands on. Join Make Magazine founding editor-in-chief Mark Frauenfelder — and his daughter Jane — for a class on cool, simple projects you can do with your kids.

In DIY Projects for Dads to Do with Kids, you’ll get the blueprints you need to complete projects with the whole family. You’ll learn how to whip up a mixture that makes enormous bubbles, and how to get started with polymer clay — a medium you can use to create custom toys, shapes, and figurines. You’ll engage in a little trial and error learning by creating your own simple board and dice games. You’ll also learn the more advanced magic of constructing a Drawbot – a simple robot that can make abstract art all by itself.

This course will have even your most reluctant kid excited to get their hands dirty and experimenting, making, and creating, together.

If you have a kid and would like to be an in-studio participant sign up here.

Douchebag centaur kills bird with stone for no reason

Winsor McCay was the creator of Little Nemo in Slumberland and the groundbreaking Gertie the Dinosaur cartoon from 1914. Here is the "only surviving fragment of McCay’s now-lost The Centaurs, produced in 1921 by Rialto Productions. The animation is notable for it’s particular quality of line and movement way ahead of its time (20 years before Disney would reach such heights with Fantasia) and for a strange little moment when one of the centaurs strikes down a bird with a stone for seemingly no reason."

Machine collects semen samples

And you can watch CNN on the built-in display so you don't get bored! (via Geekologie)

Infamous dotcom-founder/sex predator raises $12 on Kickstarter


Remember Marc Collins-Rector? He was the founder and chairman of DEN (Digital Entertainment Network) the proto-YouTube company that became an exemplar of the first dotcom bubble. Despite huge hype and celebrity investors, DEN crashed and burned in 2000. One reason for DEN's spectacular flameout could be that Collins-Rector was (according to lawsuits) spending a lot of time taking boys to his mansion and raping them. (Victims in civil court were awarded $4.5 million in summary judgments and he pled guilty to charges he lured minors across state lines for sexual acts.

Buzzfeed has an update on Collins-Rector, "the man who once raised at least $24 million for his video-streaming startup lives alone and infirm in a European port city, his apartment crammed with computers. In a recent Kickstarter bid, he raised a mere $12 — which he donated himself."

Found: The Elusive Man At The Heart Of The Hollywood Sex Abuse Scandal

This is how they inspect pipes in Timisoara

See also: Fox-human creature entertains visitors at Karachi zoo

(via Arbroath)

The proto-hippy nature boys of Southern California

Hippies can be traced back to a late 19th century German naturmenschen countercultural movement that embraced nudity, paganism, and natural foods. Gordon Kennedy wrote a good photo-filled book about the movement called Children of the Sun. Here's an article he co-wrote with a lot of the same info and photos.

The movement spread to California in the early 1900s, where a few young men grew long hair and beards and lived in primitive cabins in the Palm Springs area. The most famous of them was William Pester, the “Hermit of Palm Springs.” Both photos of Pester shown here were taken in 1917.

Over at Harp Guitars, Gregg Miner has written a lengthy and fascinating article about Pester and his influence on the "California Nature Boys" who lived in Los Angeles in the 1940s.

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The big lies behind the big eyes of "artist" Walter Keane

This week in Gweek we review Adam Parfrey and Cletus Nelson’s biography of famous kitsch artists, the Keanes. Plus: Plex media server, play putties, and much more. Brought to you by Random House Audio (click here for free downloads!)
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