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The Secret Language Of Comic Strips

The Secret Language Of Comic Strips
When you think about it, the real world doesn’t have much to do with your favorite newspaper’s comic section. If you were a cartoon character, canaries would erupt from your cracked skull and fly around in circles every time you hit your head. When you swore, your curse words would censor themselves as a long, seemingly random series of nonverbal iconography. If you didn’t bathe, visible smell waves would waft off of you. And every time you said anything, it would result in words actually burbling up to hang in a cloud above you. That’s not what happens in real life, obviously. In 1980, Mort Walker--the creator of comic strips like Beetle Bailey and Hi and Lois--published a charming book titled The Lexicon of Comicana. Born in 1923 in Kansas City, Missouri, Mort Walker has been an insanely prolific cartoonist for almost 75 years. If you asked Walker, he’d probably say there was nothing special about him being so precocious at such a young age. For example, there’s the emanata. Related:  4 MultiplicitiesrangerralphGraphic Novel Unit

How To Interact With The Introverted… If Only People Would Understand This January 25, 2015 This profound comic strip explains exactly why introverts behave the way they do. Credits: Schroeder Jones 5 Rules For Crowdfunding Success From The Queen Of Multitasking Underwear (You Read That Right) Technology probably isn't the first thing most people think of when they think of underwear. Joanna Griffiths is not most people. While studying at INSEAD, one of the world's largest graduate business schools, Griffiths saw an opportunity to create a product that did more than the existing options on the market. "Thanks to technology, almost everything has evolved, everything but our underwear," she says. "We created a product truly designed with women's needs in mind: underwear that looks great, fits great, and has technology built in to eradicate odor and wick away and absorb moisture." Griffiths needed a way to fund her new venture, Knix Wear. The campaign was a success, surpassing the $40,000 goal (by an extra $20,000). 1. Before you start your crowdfunding campaign, Griffiths suggests that it's important to study others who have done it well. 2. No matter how much experience you have in the crowdfunding space, it requires a strategic approach to reach--and exceed--your goal. 3. 4.

Donjon Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. L'originalité de la série tient dans son rythme de parution, exceptionnel pour une série française dans les premières années, dans la grande variété de ton et de style d'un album à l'autre et dans l'ambition démesurée affichée des deux auteurs principaux et scénaristes Lewis Trondheim et Joann Sfar. Ils avaient en effet déclaré vouloir dépasser les 300 tomes grâce à la collaboration de toute une génération de dessinateurs, souvent, mais non exclusivement, proches de L'Association. L'univers de la bande dessinée a été adapté en jeu de rôle. L'histoire se déroule dans un monde fantastique de type médiéval, sur une planète nommée Terra Amata. L'époque Potron-minet (niveaux -99 à 0) raconte la formation de Hyacinthe de Cavallère (l'expression française « potron-minet », tombée en désuétude, signifie « la pointe du jour »[Note 3]), qui deviendra plus tard le Gardien du Donjon. Hyacinte est le héros de Donjon Potron-Minet.

Fastest Way to Create Comic Strips and Cartoons - Toondoo Poetry Feels May 20, 1990: Advice on Life from Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson by Maria Popova “The truth is, most of us discover where we are headed when we arrive.” ‘Tis the season for glorious life advice dispensed by cap-and-gown-clad elders to cap-and-gown-clad youngsters, emanating a halo effect of timeless wisdom the rest of us can absorb any day, at any stage of life. On May 20, 1990, Bill Watterson, creator of the beloved Calvin and Hobbes comic strip, took the podium at Kenyon College — the same stage David Foster Wallace would occupy 15 years later to deliver one of history’s most memorable commencement addresses — and gave the graduating class a gift of equally remarkable insight and impact. Watterson begins the speech by articulating the same sentiment at the heart of the most unforgettable commencement addresses: the notion that not-knowing is not only a part of the journey, but an integral part: I have a recurring dream about Kenyon. It’s surprising how hard we’ll work when the work is done just for ourselves. He concludes by echoing Rilke:

Online Speech Bubble Photo Editor - Create comic strips with 10 Unusual Nature Words We Should Use More Often Have you always wanted a word for the sound of rustling leaves? How about the fine spray of water swept from the tops of waves during a sea storm? You’re in luck: those words exist along with eight more unusual nature words we should use more often. apricity “But, you see, I’m a little too warm, for the road is opposite the apricity all the way, and the sun is rather hottish this morning.” “The Husband-Love,” The Dublin University Magazine, Volume 20, July to December 1842 Most of us have experienced apricity: the warmth of the sun in winter. Apricity comes from the Latin apricus, “having lots of sunshine” or “warmed by the sun.” estivation “In the evenings, while they force down obligatory eight-course gastronomies prepared by celebrity chefs at Relais & Chateaux resorts, we contentedly order the plat du jour at a little bistro not far from our humble two-star hotel — simple economies that help make our vacation savings last our four-week estivation.” frondescence hyemation moonglade petrichor

Is Dr. Bronner's All-Natural Soap A $50 Million Company Or An Activist Platform? Yes Get David Bronner talking about soap--real soap--and he can go on for quite a while. He can talk about soap-making’s long history (“it’s one of the oldest things to do, besides baking bread”), the ancient soapy trade routes through the Middle East and Mediterranean, or a triglyceride's chemical structure. He can wax eloquent about the difference between soaps made with natural products--like Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, the ones he sells worldwide--and artificial detergent-based soaps. Bronner, 39, who runs his Escondido, California-based company with his brother, wants to make and sell good soap, sure. Last year, for instance, Bronner camped out in a cage in front of the White House, where he proceeded to publicly harvest hemp, a product he uses in his soaps and which he feels is unduly controlled. “He was just 24-7 on it,” says David of his grandfather’s mission, which was so all-consuming as to lead Dr. David finally decided to join the company a few years after that.

'Intergalactic Nemesis': From Radio To Page To Stage hide captionA Multimedia Production: The performance of The Intergalactic Nemesis involves (from left to right) three voice actors, a foley artist, a keyboardist and, overhead, art from the graphic novel on screen. Intergalactic Nemesis/The Robot Planet What began in the 1990s as a traditional radio play at a coffee shop in Austin, Texas, has morphed from a radio play, to a graphic novel, to a live performance. The Intergalactic Nemesis is now traveling around the country with three actors, one foley artist, one keyboardist and 1,200 graphic novel images. Audiences show up not quite sure what to expect — but they often leave smiling. To set the stage: It's 1933, there's a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, an evil hypnotist, a time-traveling librarian and alien sludge monsters. YouTube Recorded at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin, Texas, in July 2011 Eventually the Intergalactic Nemesis crew teamed up with a graphic artist. Chris Gibson plays nine characters in the show.

Ask a Cop: What Should I Say When I Call 911 for a Loved One? - National Alliance on Mental Illness Maine Ask a Cop: What Should I Say When I Call 911 for a Loved One? Q: If I have to call 911 because I’m concerned about a family member, what should I say to the operator? It’s Important to Prepare In our last column, we discussed what a person should say to a police officer responding to a call about a loved one in mental health crisis, but I think this is an equally important question. It is especially crucial to inform the 911 dispatcher since officers often have very little time to chat when they arrive at your home. Dispatchers will communicate all relevant information to the officers, so speak openly with the dispatcher about the situation of your loved one and answer their questions honestly. Having spent 19 years on the street as a patrol officer, I can tell you that the more information the dispatcher could tell me while driving to the scene, the more prepared I was. In addition, being able to properly communicate with the dispatchers will help you to calm down. Train for a Crisis

The Ultimate Beer Infographic Just Got Even More Ultimate What happens when you’re a Brooklyn-based illustration studio that releases an absurdly, ridiculously, profusely detailed chart of beer? Unable to top this perfect intersection of high-minded design and sudsy, sudsy illustration, do you just pop a cold one and close up shop? Or do you put a fresh coat of wax on that handlebar mustache, grab another cronut, and get back to work? Pop Chart Lab did the latter, doubling down on their design that’s been in the works since 2010 to create this 60-by-40-inch malty monstrosity called The Magnificent Multitude of Beer. Yet at the same time, this ever-ballooning print is like an unintentional visualization of the last three years of the U.S. beer industry--we now have as many craft breweries as we had in the 1880s, with two more opening every day. As the company’s co-founder Patrick Mulligan puts it, “I think we can be happy at 60-by-40 for a while, but soon enough I'm sure we'll be looking for a printer that can print 100 inches wide.”