Today marks the end of my guest blogging stint here at BoingBoing.
It's been awesome (for me anyway). Thanks to BB readers for letting me share my projects, interests and ideas with you. And thanks for engaging- the comments often taught me more about a subject than I had to impart in the first place.
Here's the conclusion to 500 Pound Planet, the cartoon I made with Josh Dolgin. I realy hope you've enjoyed it!
Canadian literature (or CanLit, as some insist) has gradually become a genre of its own- one of books that are bleak, desperate, meaningful, and above all, dull.
New DIY publisher The Workhorsery aims to do something about that by releasing You and The Pirates, Jocelyne Allens' super fun debut novel.
Professional animators script, record, and "lock" audio before animating a frame. Josh Dolgin and I are not professional animators.
When I was a kid I was often reprimanded and sometimes even kicked out of class for drawing comics in school. Now, research has shown that comics are a great way to turbo-charge literacy in reluctant readers (especially in boys), and comics are suddenly being welcomed into classrooms all over the world.
Michael Massing of the Columbia Journalism Review digs up some startling info that helps explain why network TV news is knee-deep in FAIL while National Public Radio thrives:
The best part of making 500 Pound Planet was that it turned life into a big scavenger hunt. Our mashup style let us animate using clay, stop motion puppets, photo montage- anything! In this chapter, we actually manipulated a piece of raw chicken.
Adam Shecter makes whimsical, innocent, clever little blips of cartoons. He's been doing it for a while, and has slowly amassed a Saturday Morning Cartoon broadcast from another planet. Have a look!
I'm on the bill tonight (along with wino Kathryn Borel Jr. and others) at HEEB Magazine's Toronto installment of their popular Storytelling event. It's at the Drake- come check it out!
PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, is an online marketplace connecting radio producers with radio programmers. But it's also a massive library of searchable content- some of it very good- that you can get lost in for hours.
Yesterday I posted the prelude to 500 Pound Planet, the cartoon I spent a few years making with my buddy Josh Dolgin when I was younger. Here's chapter one, where we meet our "heroes", Spencer and Blue, voiced by me and Josh.
This week on my podcast, At least one Chinese teen has been killed in a Chinese Internet-addict "rehab" centre- Jennifer Pak in Beijing reports. Also, did a German rap group cause another 9/11? Nope, it was just another hoax.
When we got out of college, my buddy Josh Dolgin and I set out to make an eight-minute cartoon. We figured it would take us three months. The plan was to use the cartoon to get a TV show and become rich and famous. None of this came to pass.
My friend Corey Mintz is so proud of his well-stocked, spotless refrigerator that he sends pictures of its interior to girls he's wooing and has used it in place of a headshot on his online dating profile.
Today is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Let's hope it's a sweet one! No better way to kick it off then with this sweet classic from Moishe Oysher and the Barry Sisters, Halevai.
Here's some more unpretentious wine instruction from Kathryn Borel Jr.
Here's what DPA, Germany's national news reported this past September 11th: a terrorist attack occurred in the city of Bluewater, California. The suicide bombers were German rappers, the "Berlin Boys". A half hour later DPA issued a correction: there had been no bombing. The "Berlin Boys" are not a rap group. The city of Bluewater does not exist.
It was all an elaborate publicity stunt to promote the satirical German film Short Cut to Hollywood.