The Batman and Emily Dickinson Mash-Up Assignment:
1: Using non-photo blue pencil and a drawing of Batman made by someone else, someone who feels like they can’t really draw, spend about five minutes drawing that Batman in each of the following scenes. Note- A scene can be one or more panels.
1. Batman on a regular day.
2. Batman at a climactic moment.
3. Batman has a memory of childhood.
4. Batman a few days before the climactic moment.
5. Batman a few days after the climactic moment.
6. Batman reflects.
Batman is vomiting.
Batman is devastated and depressed.
Batman is screaming
Batman is feeling really good.
Ink your panels with a brush and Sumi ink.
Now get ten sheets of paper, a copy of Emily Dickinson poem #1116, scissors, glue, and cut up the panels and the lines of the poem and arrange them so each of the ten pages has a line of poetry and an image from your batman sequence.
Then, title the work, design a cover, draw a title page, put the content pages in the correct order, draw a self portrait for your authors page and write a little bio.
Staple it together.
Dang! You just made a book!
These are Bender’s comp book pages from last weeks Batman and Emily Dickinson mash-up assignment in Making Comics, Art 448, (Taught by Lynda Barry /Professor Sluggo at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.)
Steve Ballmer is chief executive officer of Microsoft. He’s been in the job for some time, but he recently announced that he’s stepping down. The fact that Ballmer’s departure was announced without the simultaneous announcement of a successor is a good indication he was pushed out the door by the board of directors. And these photos taken Sunday around noon at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City in Arlington, Va., show why.
Here’s the Microsoft Store.This is not a trick of the camera. There were zero shoppers in the store. At noon. On a Sunday in December at peak retail shopping season.
And here’s the Apple Store. It is crowded.
Of course Microsoft operated for many years as a fantastic company without any retail stores at all, so it’s not as if the failure to build successful stores is the problem per se. The real issue is that there’s nothing wrong with the store. It’s a great place to shop. Much better than the Apple Store, really, because the Apple Store is crowded, and it’s a little hard to get an employee’s attention. At the Microsoft Store you get a very pleasant physical environment and a helpful staff. It’s just that nobody wants to buy their stuff.
It’s still a very profitable company thanks to its enormous strengths in the enterprise market. But enterprises are made of people. If nobody wants to buy Microsoft’s stuff, that will trickle up into the enterprise.
So true - ouch.
Orange Peel Brooch, 2001
Garnets, diamonds, enamel, silver, gold. Private collection
Photo credit – Anthony DeMarco of Jewelry News Network
The show that my wife went to in NYC. Sweet Jesus, this stuff is phenomenal.
How does the space that you’re making music in change the sound of the music? French drummer Julien Audigier, Audio Zero, and Wikidrummers put this video together to demonstrate the “natural echoes and decay patterns” of drums in different environments. No artificial reverb added.
via The Awesomer.
"I like to flip through old books to see if I can find any handwritten notes. Once I found one with a love note from 1917."