There’s apparently a kite-flying motif to some of my comics and illustrations. I’m not sure what’s up with that. So, a couple of days ago, I decided (out of the kindness of my heart) to redesign Batman for DC Comics. (Since “DC” stands for Detective Comics, does that make the name of the company DetectiveContinue reading “The New Wonder Woman”
You may have heard that DC Comics is relaunching every single title in their stable. There’s apparently some controversy: characters are wearing pants now, and some are wearing fewer pants than they once were. So, in the spirit of generosity, I’ve decided to take a moment to redesign their most iconic character: Batman. (You probablyContinue reading “The New Batman.”
Another quick, monster-themed doodle, this time guest-starring my favorite monster from Dungeons and Dragons: the Otyugh. (Just try to pronounce that… I dare you.) Click to see the full version.
I watched the film Exit through the Gift Shop the other evening. It’s an entertaining look at street art. I’m not a big fan of most graffiti: I find the bulk of it to be uninspired vandalism for the sake of vandalism. There are those few, however, that really capture what I think is theContinue reading “Roger Ailes Controls the Spice”
Dropped Frames #6: Falling Empires–a brief history of war games, The Empire of the Petal Throne and the bifurcation of the games audience.
Some silly, Ramona-centric Scott Pilgrim fan art–the only comic in the last few years that I’ve read multiple times!
More of them were mysteriously discovered. Yes, these are surprisingly fun to do. (See previously…)
Apparently, in the late ’70s/early ’80s, Lucas Film wanted to create a Star Wars comic that skewed to a slightly older demographic. I’m not sure how successful it was, in retrospect. And, yes, this is how I spend my free time.
A few weeks back, National Public Radio (dba NPR) fired commentator Juan Williams following a less-than-well-thought-out appearance on Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly show. Fox News took the firing hard. Their pundits took to the airwaves decrying NPR’s abuse of the First Amendment. It was spectacularly histrionic. Last weekend, Detroit Free Press cartoonist Mike Thompson pennedContinue reading “Everybody Draw Bill O’Reilly Day”
This essay was written as a means of articulating why I felt certain games–as mechanically well designed as they might be–ultimately failed in their implementation. It was written specifically with video games in mind, though, I believe, it holds true for board and role-playing games as well. Don’t Tell Me What to Do: Modern GameContinue reading “The Gravitational Model of User Expectation”