Happy Birthday, Bob Moog!

In honor of what would have been Bob Moog’s 82nd birthday, I made this trixel art using Hexels Pro. This is based on a classic promotional shot of Bob from 1975.

I shared this on r/synthesizers and had some folks asking for higher res versions. So I’ve uploaded a few, feel free to use these for whatever you like, as long as you don’t sell them. Attribution would be nice too. Just like everything else on this site, consider them CC BY-NC-SA.

High res PNG file here.
Or the SVG file here.
Giphy link here.
If you like, Flickr offers a high quality art print via this link (I don’t make any cash on this).

Coast Starlight: Riding Amtrak to Eugene

Taking the train to Eugene, OR

Here are some iPhone shots from my recent ride on Amtrak to Eugene aboard the fantastic Coast Starlight line. It was a 14 hour ride, followed by a day in Eugene, then another 14 hour ride back. I loved it!
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My Apple Store talk on experimental iPhone photography

Free Workshop This Sunday

I had a great time hanging out at the downtown Apple Store in San Francisco today, talking about experimental iPhone photography and apps. Thanks to everyone who came out. It’s kind of cool to think my weird little talk might be the last presentation they ever have in that store (the new shop is opening real soon).

As promised, I’m going to share the apps and my full slides from today’s talk for anyone to reference. If I missed anything, please let me know in the comments and I’ll update the list: Continue reading →

Too Far Away

Far Away“, my Star Wars inspired comic book about friendship and robots is in it’s final 24 hours on Kickstarter and has raised about 2/3rds of it’s funding goal. Which means I still need to raise $1,000 for the project to be funded.

That’s not an impossible task, but it is looking highly unlikely at this moment. At this moment I have 82 backers, who have donated an average of $25 each. So I’d need about 40 more backers to reach the goal.

The book is written and drawn, and I’ve promised to pay my colorist no matter what happens, so I’m not really sure what my plan is if the Kickstarter fails. I could put the finished project up on Gumroad with my other comics, but based on my previous comic selling experiences, I think I’m unlikely to sell more than 10-20 comics there.

This is my 5th Kickstarter, and the first one to be so far below the goal this close to the end of the project. I always knew there was a chance one of my projects might not get funded, I had just hoped I’d find out before I got too far along with that project.

I had really hoped that Star Wars Day was going to be a kick-ass day for my comic. In fact, I had planned the whole project’s launch around May the 4th, in hopes of an extra bump. We made some new art for it and shared some great posts, but we only saw two new backers by the end of the day.

I am still really proud of all the work Mike and I have put into this book, I just hope we have a chance to share it with folks.

Happy Alien Day!

Here’s some original trixel art I made to celebrate Alien Day (#alien426).

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If you like dark and gritty science fiction… you’ll love Far Away! My light hearted young adult comic book about a robot and courageous young girl stuck on a distant planet. Check it out here.