I’m ADD, but didn’t know about it until my 30’s. Every now and then someone will ask me what it’s like and I usually say that it’s like having a television remote control with a stuck channel changer button. That’s not a great analogy.
It’s not that we’re going to destroy all life by ignoring the perils of climate change, it’s that we’re going to destroy ourselves. This comic by Humon over at DeviantArt pretty much sums it up:
It’s always amazing how concisely a well written and drawn comic can make a point. The planet will survive and life along with it. Sure, we’ll take a number of species down along with us, but the planet will recover. That’s assuming we don’t do anything about it. If we’re lucky, and smart enough to realize what we’re doing, we just might survive after all.
But it’s going to get a lot nastier before it gets better if we keep going the way we are and the Universe, let alone Gaia, doesn’t give a shit if we make it or not.
Found over at Pharyngula. Kudos to the artist, Humon, for an excellent bit of work.
Webcomics are a topic near and dear to my heart. While they don’t show up in my sidebar blogroll that’s only because I have a whole separate list of webcomic links I keep in my Google Reader and it would make an already long sidebar list even longer.
The folks at the Washington Post are having a little unscientific poll asking folks to vote for their favorite webcomics and I thought you guys would like to know about it.
Last week, Comic Riffs put out the call by asking: What are your favorite webcomics of the past 10 years? Readers soon responded strongly and passionately (via comments and Facebook and Twitter), nominating hundreds of titles. (For the uninitiated and even for the true fan, it made for a healthy wealth of recommended reading.)
Now, we’ve got the Big Ballot — and it’s time to vote for your faves as we all narrow this down to a handful of finalists. Balloting will close midnight Wednesday. (And if not all these strips fit your definition of a “webcomic,” feel free to sound off on that interminable kerfuffle, too — some obviously have seen the light of print at times.)
Several of my favorites made the list: PVP, Penny Arcade, Sinfest, xkcd, and, surprisingly enough, Jesus and Mo. Another surprise was the fact that the amazing Wondermark did not make the cut. It was tough picking out my favorite, but I had to go with the one that got me started on reading webcomics, PVP, even though Scott Kurtz said he wanted PVP votes to go to Penny Arcade. If I could have voted for all my favorites I would have as those are the only ones I tend to read. The current front runner is one I’ve never read called Least That I Could Do and, while I hold no animosity towards said author, it is slightly worrisome that some of my favorites haven’t even gotten a percentage point in votes yet. Not that they have to win, mind you, but it would be nice if they had more than 0% of the vote.
So if you enjoy participating in pointless Internet polls that really don’t prove a damned thing then head on over and see if your favorite is on the list and then vote for it whatever it happens to be. You will have done your part in nothing of any consequence at all and can feel good knowing your small effort will result in the Washington post getting more traffic on a single entry than they probably have any right to get.
Everything’s going on schedule for a Dec 14th launch of the comic. I couldn’t be happier with Amanda Hayes and the wonderful art she’s producing. And the research is a blast. I spent two days reading about alien abductions and another day about U.S. mind control experiments. The wackier the ideas, the more fun it is incorporating them into the comic. Anyway, here’s a couple of color images to give you a feel for what the final product is going to look like. Feel free to copy, repost, distribute, hang on bathroom walls, whatever you like, as long as the URL stays intact…
I previewed this here recently, but since things have moved forward, I thought I’d share the official announcement with you.
The Invisible Skein is an ongoing, humorous adventure web comic dealing with Urban Legends and Conspiracy Theories. It will be written by me, with art by Amanda Hayes. The story will be told in episodic format, each episode (or issue) consisting of 36 pages. Those pages will appear once a week, four at a time, until an episode is complete.
There may or may not be short breaks between issues, but they will always be between completed issues because we won’t start posting an issue until it is actually completed.
Our lead characters are Robert and Ali.
Our first story has to do with alien abductions, but probably not in the way that you think it will.
That’s all I can tell you, but it’s not all I can show you. Take a peek at these after the jump…