Microsoft & University of Rochester Researchers Develop Bra to Alert Wearer of Overeating Due to Emotional Stress
Wonderful, because when I feel like crap and am trying to eat my feelings, I really need my boobs judging me. Maybe they could make up some panties that shock me in the ass when I make a bad decision.
Cool thing to do: KNOW THYSELF.
Like, don’t you think I know when I overeat out of stress? Don’t you think I fucking know when I am both stressed out AND have a box of Double Stuf Oreos on my lap?
Of COURSE this is for women. Women don’t care what harmful shit is in their garments, as long as they feel ashamed of what they eat and how they look. Amiright, ladies? Strap that junk into a pair of boxer briefs and watch men everywhere scream about safety risks. Don’t you fucking come at me with your sexist inventions, motherfucker.
Glad to know scientists are working hard all day every day at new ways to make women ashamed of themselves. We don’t have enough.
8:26 pm • 5 December 2013 • 373 notes
It was my lunch hour and today I tried this:
I did a warmup copy of a Dan DeCarlo Archie Panel:
I did a blue pencil sketch layer where I just went crazy: tried to do huge scribbly fast gestures just drawing indvidual features that caught my eye over and over again on top of each other. Then I did a pretty ink layer at a smoother pace and pressure.
I tried to do the same thing for the strip that followed. Because I’ve been running out of time so much lately, I just set a timer for 6 minutes and made myself work up the first panel from a scrawly pencil layer to ink. Then I repeated this for the last three panels. Then I tried to write some dialogue. The problem with too much time is the problem with working digitally in general: too much freedom. I get fussy and—and this is the worst part—the fussiness doesn’t appreciably improve the work, just slows it down and flattens it out.
Relaxation of the arm and wrist might be key with tablet work. If I’m not trying to make myself rush the digital page like I do with my physical sketchbooks, I seem to get a much more comfortable level of control.
2:27 pm • 5 December 2013 • 5 notes
It was my lunch hour and today I tried this:
Only got two panels done today. Tried something different: I worked off this frame from Michael Mann’s Heat to get a feel for his personal brand of composition/framing/etc. (of which I am a fan). The comic was going to eventually be about Heat, but I didn’t get that far. It was nice because it forced me to have a depth of stuff going on and the characters looking AT each other, not expositing in a stage-y 3/4s turn (which is my stock move).
I know it’s super frowned-upon to photo reference and especially so off of movies. It’s frowned upon to copy off other artists. It’s also frowned upon to trace. It’s also frowned upon to work digitally. It’s also frowned upon to do gag strips. It’s also frowned upon to do funny animal gag strips. It’s also frowned upon to anthropomorphize animals (especially ducks! We already had a Carl Barks AND a Don Rosa, and that doesn’t even mention the Warner Brothers ducks). It’s also frowned upon to draw characters that look like autobiographical stand-ins for yourself and your wife.
You spend too much time trying to dodge all the frowned-upon traps that other artists and critics set for you and you will just shrink down in a corner and die without having learned anything. Never forget that the establishment of how things are done is bent on keeping things how they are done which is the way where you are silent and cutting them checks for letting you subsist in their toxic nightmare of hurt feelings and unease.
2:38 pm • 4 December 2013 • 10 notes
I deleted a longer post about the end of Picturebox because I felt like I was talking too much shit on how staid and conservative they made Fantagraphics and Drawn And Quarterly look but in the end the conclusion I came to is that if any of you have been working a middle-class job for a while and…
This right here is some true stuff. Sad but then hopeful.
With 2014 starting means no more Picturebox and no more Best Show on WFMU, so I barely even know what stars to navigate my little canoe by anymore.
12:50 pm • 4 December 2013 • 40 notes
Not crazy about how this one turned out, but I did have over a week to get out of tablet practice again already. The important thing is to keep documenting everything, even the mis-steps. I rushed the first panel so I’d have time for the others and wound up rushing them, too. I’m probably just anxious about unrelated matters and it bled into the strip. Next time.
2:09 pm • 3 December 2013 • 4 notes
I haven’t had a traditional lunch hour in a week or so. Here are some sketchbook pages lately.
11:35 pm • 2 December 2013 • 6 notes
“If you go on valuing recognition and praise of others, you’re asking to be ruined. The only value in expression is its inherent value. The object is the object, and will continue well after you’re dead. Even when the world burns up and even the object no longer appears, you were who you were, you made what you made, you valued what you valued, and nothing else.”
Blake Butler (via mttbll)
Just finished reading Butler’s astonishing Sky Saw and I gotta say he walks the walk on what he says above. The book is “hard” or “difficult”* or whatever, i.e., the story does not come to you through the sentences, instead you must come at the sentences with a pickaxe and break the large and small shards of the story free from the phrases and sentences and sections that hold it, but as with other “difficult”* writers I like (Gass, Robbe-Grillet, Chelsey Minnis), once you lock into the rhythm of reading in a different way & with different expectations, of really hearing a voice that doesn’t speak like other voices, a new galaxy opens up and it’s magnificent
or in the case of Sky Saw, magnificent and terrifying
*this is both a bullshit word and not, because while it kind of sets up a lot of high/low binary oppositions I don’t like at all and want to distance myself from, it’s still fair to use, because it’s accurate
(Source: clatl.com, via johndarnielle)
4:09 pm • 2 December 2013 • 291 notes
I didn’t have time to do a whole strip today, so I drew one panel and started playing around with some coloring ideas I had (filling the zip-a-tone with different colors and dropping them over flat colors that contrast). Look at that hoodie! I would wear a hoodie that vibrated with that sort of enthusiastic color.
3:52 pm • 21 November 2013 • 9 notes
Hayao Miyazaki is drawing a new manga.
(stills from NHK “Professional Shigoto no Ryugi” tv show aired yesterday)
That is what’s up.
I would pay an absurd amount of money to subscribe to a Miyazaki process blog.
2:44 pm • 19 November 2013 • 14,390 notes