Archive for August, 2009


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Talked a bunch with David Willis, which was neat because I’ve been reading his comics for about ten years now.

Met KC Green. He taught me how to drawwwwwwwwwww.

The Stevens Boy ranted at our table about free things.

Yuko did a Photoshop panel with Ian using the last panel of her guest comic for Jeph, and it was hilarious every time the text came back into view.

Chris Malone gave me a pretty sweet necklace.

Me and Dave Shabet totally rolled some dudes at bowling, due to him being a good bowler and me keeping the ball mostly out of the gutter. (Other zombie artist Jenny Romanchuk couldn’t make it.

Other people I talked to, or shook hands with, or didn’t introduce myself to because they looked kind of busy and I don’t have a very high opinion of myself, or meant to talk to more but didn’t, just missed entirely, or otherwise don’t really have a story for: Atomic Robo, Evil Inc., Garanos, Boy on a Stick and Slither, Starslip, VG Cats, CAD, Explosm, Dueling Analogs, Applegeeks, Wasted Talent, Staccato, Dominic Deegan, XKCD, Slackerz, Geist Panik, and there’s more under this fairly broad category but I’m going to bed.




I just want to be clear, this isn’t my job.



Happy Birthday Matt

I’d think of something clever to say about this, but that’s what you’re supposed to help me with.

Anyway, again, Happy Birthday my friend.


(Matt putting out his candles with his mind.)



Synesthesia is a sorta red color.

I guess I never mentioned it to Matt because I often forget that it exists. Mind you, my ‘seeing colors where letters should be’ isn’t so intense that it inhibits my reading, I am convinced it’s a root cause for my early failures at the written language in school, though.

I was surprised, however, when it came up in conversation at work one day. There’s a couple of my coworkers on the art team that also see letters that way. The other members of the team just think we’re weird.

When I first became aware that this was going on with my brain I tried to see if it was just some subconscious thing triggered by early learning. Like the Letter People or something. I discovered two things from that theory upon further exploration: One, that the letter people are all red, and couldn’t be the source. And Two, they scare the crap out of me.

It wasn’t till around late high school that the concept was truly explained to me via the interwebs.

Unrelated Cool Links:

Machine Flower – Hey, I found out a coworker’s wife draws a pretty nice web comic. Check it.

War Photographer Video – Samurai Jack meets metal band vikings music video.

Ultimate Muscle Roller Legend – Possibly NSFW, really, I don’t know what to say about this one.


Thanks to Detective Wanda Jackson, Matt already knows what synesthesia is, but is under the impression that it’s some sort of superpower.