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


[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."

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

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.