Monday, March 21, 2016

Link Round-Up: March 21, 2016

Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens Poster by Enisaurus

Check out Magic for Muggles, a fan series about a young adult Hermione Granger.

The Free Library of 3D Printable Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures Grows Even Bigger

Golden Ratio Cookie Cutter.

Grab your colored pencils and a sonic screwdriver (if you’ve got one) and do not turn your back on this awesome Doctor Who Coloring Book. Don’t even blink

How 10 Architects Used The Same Box Of 1,200 White Legos

How to Create an Easy Inlay in Wood with Solder

In case you were planning on churning out Batmobiles for a living, the Supreme Court has ruled you have to get the license from DC Comics.

Any Star Wars fans in Austin, TX for this year’s SXSW festival has the awesome opportunity to check out a life-size First Order TIE Fighter. Created to promote the upcoming DVD release of The Force Awakens, it was made by project X1 prop building team, which is run by members of the #501st Legion German Garrison, who are also guarding their magnificent creation in proper First Order Stormtrooper armor.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Link Round-Up: March 18, 2016

Mother of Dragons by Ceasar Ian Muyuela

"Mother of Dragons" by Philippines-based Ceasar Ian Muyuela

The Best Scientific Image Of The Year Was A Hand-Painted Watercolor

Decorate Your Garden with Doctor Who Stepping Stones

Filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky On The Surprisingly Robust Myth Of The Slenderman

ILM's The Force Awakens portfolio

“The Imperial March” done in a major key sounds really weird to me. I wonder if it would turn heads at comic conventions if used as a ringtone?

Izzy’s Amazing Walking Dinosaur runs on an 18V Cordless Drill

Lego is making an Adventure Time set

Mural at a Russian railway station commemorating the shooting down of the American U-2 in May 1960. 

The perfect paleontological complement to the T-Rex Shower Head is this 3D-printed T-Rex Toilet Paper Holder made my Tampa, FL-based maker Roman Mirsky of Mirsky Art Gallery.   Mirsky also make a T-Rex Toothbrush Holder.

Watch How a Cityscape Composes Its Own Song on a Player Piano

Comic Round-Up: March 18, 2016

Daredevil & The PunisherCreated by Reilly Brown

Interview: Equinox Comics CEO Aaron Ballinger talks about the life of a small comics publisher, overseeing a stable of characters and traveling to conventions to promote his comics.

Interview: Jamie Green celebrates the 10th anniversary of First Second by picking his favorite book from each year.

Interview:  Marlee Baldridge talks to Christina Blanch.

Interview: Olivia Munn says Psylocke has “never had a problem killing” while discussing X-Men: Apocalypse.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Typography: Word as Image

Posters: Superman and Batman

"Superman" and "Batman" by John Keaveney

Posters: Batman v Superman

Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice Posters by Thomas Walker

Posters: Transformers Propaganda

Transformers Propaganda by Mike Choi
Prints available for purchase from BigCartel. US$25 / $40

Fresh Take: Middle-Aged Harry Potter

"Other Middle-Aged Harry Potter Books J.K. Rowling Has Planned"
Created by Jake Currie & Dan Wilbur for SomeEECards

Fresh Take: Star Wars as Chinese Art

"Every single piece of art is paired with a different Chinese New Year’s greeting that is wishing for the good fortune of family, continued success in business, or hopes for others to stay safe and healthy. Tik Ka would love to print these pieces as posters or to put them onto the traditional red pockets or red envelopes that people give to each other at Chinese New Year’s."

Fresh Take: Marvel Characters as Chinese Art

The latest Marvel fan-art to surface has a cultural twist, as an artist from Hong Kong named Tik Ka has taken the heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — primarily those who are set to be featured in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War — and painted them in the style of ancient Chinese art.

As you can see, the results are spectacular. You could totally see these Avengers fitting in perfectly in an ancient Chinese opera, or showing up on a vase you’d buy on a trip to Beijing. Included among the characters in this series are Captain America, Iron Man, War Machine, the Winter Soldier, Black Widow, Hawkeye, the Vision, Scarlet Witch, Black Panther, Ant-Man, Spider-Man, and Civil War absentee Avengers Hulk and Thor. And seemingly just for shiggles, the artist has included Marvel’s most recent blockbuster action star Deadpool as well. Sure, why not?

Comic Round-Up: March 17, 2016

Merc With a Mouth by Rich Pellegrino

"Merc With a Mouth" by Rich Pellegrino
Prints available for purchase from BigCartel.

Interview: Ben Affleck talks about his "broke, war-torn" Dark Knight from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Interview: Daredevil Won't Play Well With 'The Defenders,' Says Charlie Cox

Interview: Elodie Yung talks about getting into "killing mode" as Elektra for the second season of Daredevil.

Interview: Keiko Takemiya, creator of Kaze to Kino Uta (The Song of Wind and Trees), one of the first manga to frankly (if not explicitly) depict sex, talks about the floodgate she opened in an article that then pivots over to the loaded question of whether drawings of children in sexual situations should be banned as child pornography.

Interview:  “Sometimes I get lucky,” Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau said of his March 6 strip, which satirized the Wounded Warrior Project at the exact moment the charity was in the news for firing two top executives. But not always: His March 27 strip, drawn weeks in advance, guessed wrong about whether Sen. Marco Rubio would still be a contender for president.

Interview: Thor screenwriter Zach Stentz is scripting the Kevin Smith directed episode of The Flash.

Link Round-Up: March 17, 2016

Prints available for purchase from RedBubble.

Beyond Gorgeous Video Shows the Making of a Damascus Steel Sword

Interactive Dragon Ball Z Scene Plays out on Coffee Cups

The Folio Society's Edition Of 2001: A Space Odyssey Is Absolutely Amazing

This LEGO Hulkbuster Is Over 8-Feet Tall

Predator at Dentist by Simon Lee

This Poster Beautifully Details Humankind's Many Space Explorations

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Comic Round-Up: March 16, 2016

Crocodile Dundee x Deadpool by Blake Cantrell

"Crocodile Dundee x Deadpool" by Blake Cantrell

Interview: David Harper talks to Javier Rodriguez.

Interview: Steve Wozniak Blends Pop Culture and Tech with Silicon Valley Comic Con

Interview: Writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo look back at their five years on Batman.

News: Deadpool has crossed $700 million at the box office after being in theaters for a month.

News: Walking Dead Attraction is going to open at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Previews: AMC's Pitch-Perfect Preacher Adaptation Is One Hell of a Good Time

Link Round-Up: 10 Cloverfield Lane

10 Cloverfield Lane by Ape Meets Girl


CBR interviews Mary Elizabeth Winstead, star of 10 Cloverfield Lane.
Director Dan Trachtenberg explains why they changed the movie’s ending
Empire interviews J.J. Abrams, producers of 10 Cloverfield Lane.
Howard Stern interviews John Goodman, star of 10 Cloverfield Lane.
Reddit recently held an AMA for Dan Trachtenberg, director of 10 Cloverfield Lane
ScreenRant interviews Mary Elizabeth Winstead, star of 10 Cloverfield Lane.

Sci-Fi Round-Up: March 16, 2016

“Transfer” by J.C Park.

"Transfer" by J.C Park


Calgary Herald interviews Robert J. Sawyer, author of Quantum Night.

Gizmodo interviews Allen M. Steele, author of Arkwright.

My Bookish Ways interviews Robert J. Sawyer, author of Quantum Night.

NBC News interviews Ken Liu, author of The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories.

The New Zealand Herald interviews Lois McMaster Bujold, author of the recently released Gentleman Jole And The Red Queen

SFFWorld interviews Charlie Stross, author of The Annihilation Score.

Link Round-Up: March 16, 2016

All 29 episodes of That Mitchell and Webb Sound, the radio precursor to David Mitchell and Robert Webb's celebrated television sketch show.

Custom Batmobile Is A PC Case In Disguise

Film Scenes and the Art Paintings That Inspire Them, Side-By-Side

Making a Working Ghostbusters Ghost Trap!

Man creates enormous Game of Thrones artwork in the snow

Podcat allows you to explore podcasts and their episodes. People, production companies and podcasts can be searched and are cross-referenced.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Comic Round-Up: March 15, 2016

Deadpool by Meguro 目黒

Interview: Andrea Tim interviews Munira Mustaffa, the Malaysian intelligence analyst who is the real-life inspiration for the Batgirl character Obscura

Interview: Brigitte “Bibi” Andrade talks about her comic, Bibi

Interview: Jeff Lemire talks to Matt Kindt.

Interview: Mike Mignola on Hellboy After Hell

Interview: Sean Edgar talks to Sean Gordon Murphy.

Link Round-Up: March 15, 2016

I Believe - Created by DJKopetAvailable for sale today as a t-shirt for $14 on TeePublic. Check out more featured designs on the Pixalry Storefront. 

"I Believe" by DJKopet
Prints available for purchase from TeePublic. US$20

This Architect Builds Unthinkably Complex Structures—With Legos

From Television To '10 Cloverfield Lane', A Composer Plays With Surprise - "When a film starts, 'you have anywhere from two to 10 seconds to get the audience's attention', score writer Bear McCreary says. He gained this and other advice from his mentor [Elmer Bernstein: 1,2 (previously)], whom he met by chance."

Google’s Chrome Music Lab [Chrome recommended] is a collection of Chrome “experiments,” all featuring Web technologies like WebGL that run inside the Google Chrome browser. Google said that it created the experiments as part of Music In Our Schools month, but the experience should appeal to adults and kids alike: It’s like a Web-based Exploratorium for sound.

Kenneth Thompson searched the internet to find a place to purchase one of Gaff's unicorns from Blade Runner, and when he couldn't find any he decided to make it himself. And while he does sell them, he has provided free instructions and videos to help anyone make their own Blade Runner origami unicorn or chicken. Includes bonus matchstick man instructions.

Moscow Metro: Step back in time in the world's most beautiful underground railway stations

"Mr. Robot" Put A 100-Foot Coney Island Ferris Wheel Over Downtown Austin For SXSW

There’s a life-sized TIE fighter at SXSW!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Link Round-Up: Pi Day

Pi Day 2015 Poster (Piet Mondrian style) by Martin Krzywinski
Happy Pi Day!
Today is 14 March which, in American notation, is written 3/14. If you have a certain type of mind you will immediately notice that these digits bear a close approximation to one of the most important numbers in mathematics - pi.  That's why today we celebrate Pi Day.  It's kind of like Christmas, but for math teachers.  Here are some sites to help you get in the festive spirit.


On Pi Day, Let's Gawk At The Beauty And Controversy Of The Math Constant


Elias’ Pi Page – Why is pi always written in the decimal number system? Read, listen to, and look at pi in the simplest of all number systems, binary.

Poems by former CalTech student Eve Andersson: Pi and Friends, Pi is Transcendental

Calculating Pi

Archimedes’ Approximation of Pi – An explanation of the Greek mathematician’s method for approximating the value of Pi.

Archimedes and the Computation of Pi – An alternate explanation of the ancient method for approximating the value of Pi used in ancient Greece.

Buffon’s Needle: An Analysis and Simulation – Buffon’s Needle is one of the oldest problems in the field of geometrical probability. It was first stated in 1777. It involves dropping a needle on a lined sheet of paper and determining the probability of the needle crossing one of the lines on the page. The remarkable result is that the probability is directly related to the value of pi.

Buffon’s Needle – A small applet that simulates the calculation of Pi using the Monte Carlo method.

Digits of Pi

Is your date of birth in pi? Of course it is, eventually. But are you one of the lucky 63% whose special day falls within the first 100,000,000 digits? How about your Social Security Number? That club is even more exclusive. A good tool for the pi-curious.

Pi to One Million Digits – A page displaying the number Pi. (It takes a while to load.)

General Information

Ask Dr. Math: About Pi – A Math Forum which includes a brief history of the number.

Notes on Pi – Offers an introduction to the most famous ratio in mathematics and one of the most ancient numbers known to humanity.

Talking About Pi – History, computational methods, literature, art, and more about the magic number pi.

History of Pi

History and Philosophy of Pi – Probably no symbol of infinity in mathematics has evoked as much mystery, romanticism, misconception and human interest as the number and Greek letter of Pi. Interesting facts and trivia about Pi.

How a farm boy from Wales gave the world pi - One of the most important numbers in maths might today be named after the Greek letter π or “pi”, but the convention of representing it this way actually doesn’t come from Greece at all. It comes from the pen of an 18th century farmer’s son and largely self-taught mathematician from the small island of Anglesey in Wales.

Pi Through the Ages – A brief, but intriguing history of Pi, including a Biblical reference.

Holiday Pi Day – Make your own Pi Day greeting cards online.

Slice of Pi, Anyone? – About Pi Day and the transcendental number, by John Shepler.


The Pi- Search Page – It is believed that any finite sequence of digits will eventually occur in the representation of Pi. Want to find where the first occurrance of your birth date is in the sequence of digits? (Note that this only searches the first 200 million digits so not all long sequences (11 digits or longer) will appear.)

Where is your Birthday – Here’s a search engine that finds and shows you where in Pi your birthday first occurs.

Math behind Pi

Are the Digits of Pi Really Random? – An article reports progress towards answering the question from a theoretical perspective. This article claims that applying the standard tests used to evaluate “psudo-random sequences” gives the result that Pi is a good but not great source of random digits. Looking at the first 10,000 digits, most would conclude that it really isn’t random. But then, humans are very good at seeing patterns that aren’t there.

Dr. Math Answers Questions About Pi – Addresses student questions regarding how to calculate, formulate, estimate pi.

Elias’ Pi Page – Why is pi always written in the decimal number system? Read, listen to, and look at pi in the simplest of all number systems, the binary.

How Stuff Works: Pi – This animated graphic helps to explain Pi and the different ways of calculating Pi, with some related links.

Memorizing Pi

Baby Geniuses Reciting Hundreds of Digits – Let us celebrate this most nerdy 3.14 with a videos of preternaturally intelligent children reciting hundreds of digits of pi from memory.

Mnemonic Odes to Pi – A number of poems whose word lengths are the digits of pi. Lots of fun.

Notable Memorizers – World records of number of digits memorized, etc.


14 accessories to celebrate your love of pi

14 math-themed fashion items that are as sweet as Pi

Joy of Pi – Book by David Blatner, telling the story of pi and humankind’s fascination with it, from Archimedes to the modern day Chudnovsky brothers.

Pi Poster – Buy or download a pdf of Unihedron’s snazzy Pi poster, featuring 350,390 digits of pi in lines containing 600 digits each.

Pi Shop – Provides accessories with Pi-Prints on them. Shirts, mugs and bags.


Lucy Scale Developments – Pitch, Pi, and other musical paradoxes.

Maths Pi Song – A song about Pi.

The Pi Day Anthem featuring John Sims and Vi Hart

Pi Day Rap – A parody of the rap theme of the of the film 8 Mile.

The Pi Symphony – An orchestral work whose melodic content is derived from the transcendental number Pi. You can purchase a CD of the synthesized version for $15.00. An orchestral work whose melodic content is derived from the transcendental number Pi. You can purchase a CD of the synthesized version for $15.00.

What is the “Pi” Song? – A brief promo for the PBS series Wired Science.

Pi Day

Why Pi Day 2016 Is Extra Special


Pi Land – Quiz yourself to find out how much you really know about Pi.


Ahead of Pi Day, Matt Parker tries to accurately calculate pi using pies An extended version of the video will be uploaded on Pi Day, but here's your chance to go out and buy pies before that.

Pi is Beautiful by Numberphile

Pi Is (still) Wrong by Vi Hart

This Pi Day is Round by Vi Hart

Gaming Round-Up: March 14, 2016

The Social NetworkBy Brian Coldrick | Available as prints & more via Society6

"The Social Network" by Brian Coldrick
Prints available for purchase from Society6. US$15

Andy Lee Chaisiri of reminds us of some of the influential women in Japanese game development

At the Guardian, an anonymous programmer wrote about their experience working in the games industry, achieving that dream, and ultimately deciding to leave for a less exploitative industry.

Giant Bomb’s guest columns continue with Gita Jackson writing about Dwarf Fortress and how it does fantasy better than most games by not simply replicating “Tolkien-esque fantasy”. Better than that, it opens with two arguments I’m fond of; one, that saying Dwarf Fortress is hard is the least interesting thing about it and two, that people often bury the lede when trying to get you to read, watch, or play something considered ‘worthy.'

Honest trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Comic Round-Up: March 14, 2016

Deadpool Movie Art by Michelle Karyl Nerona

Deadpool Movie Art by Michelle Karyl Nerona

Interview: Don MacPherson profiles Bernard Chang.


Link Round-Up: March 14, 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Jon Bolerjack

Amazing Marble Machine Music

A Complete History of the Millennium Falcon

How do Strength ability scores in 1E AD&D translate into real life?

Internet Map 2015 Such great beauty you have internet!

Limited-edition He-Man/Adventure Time mashup figure, He-Finn The Human

The Most Important Object In Computer Graphics History Is This Teapot

Movie References in The Simpsons

The Propaganda of Pantone: Colour and Subcultural Sublimation. Pantone’s choice of “Rose Quartz” and “Serenity” as the 2016 Colour of the Year is the most insidious move by this colour-industrial-complex since “Blue Iris” in 2008. As with “Blue Iris”, Pantone has once again mined the subcultural landscape and used their monopoly within the creative industries to propagate their colour properties to the world.

A web version of this machine. Curiously relaxing.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Quick Pic: Getting out of Bed

Source: The Onion

I'm taping this to the ceiling over my bed.
Not that I need the reminder.

Humor: Exercise Hurts

"Exercise Hurts" by Nick Seluk of The Awkward Yeti

What happens when I run.

Comic Round-Up: March 4, 2016

Deadpool & Cable: Split Second - Cover Art Lines by Reilly Brown Colors by Jim Charalampidis

"Deadpool & Cable: Split Second"
Lines by Reilly Brown, Colors by Jim Charalampidis

Interview:  Artist Charlie LaGreca talks about some of his possessions, including his Kolinsky sable brush and the original cover art from Scott McCloud’s Zot! #34.

Interview: Costume designer Michael Wilkinson Puts Super Heroes in Super Suits

Interview: Agents of SHIELD's Clark Gregg Weighs Coulson's Chances of Becoming a Super Villain

Interview: The Haunted Mansion comic book with writer Joshua Williamson

Interview: James Asmus Takes The All-New Inhumans Global

Link Round-Up: March 4, 2016

Created by Luke Harrington

Studio Ghibli Tribute by Luke Harrington
Part of the "Miyazaki Spirit" show at the Sketchpad Gallery in San Francisco, CA

And the Award for Cutest Dalek Goes To...

Is this the real reason behind the success of Harry Potter?

Meet Everest Gromoll, Teen Blacksmith

Meet MulderHotTake: The X-Files Twitter Bot You Never Knew You Needed.

These 2016 Oscar Nominee Parody Posters Are Movies We Need To See

Victorian-style map of Mars

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Humor: Why doesn’t it translate?

He's still putting more effort into understanding sports than I do.

Comic Round-Up: March 3, 2016

Wade Wilson by Jimbo Salgado

Interview:  Acknowledging that “we’ve entered the era of the graphic novel,” former DC Comics president and publisher Paul Levitz offers some advice to comics retailers about how to cater to readers who prefer their stories in big chunks rather than monthly installments.

Interview: Alex Segura edits Archie Comics’ Dark Circle line by day, and writes his own gritty whodunits by night. “Maybe I’m a little twisted, but I see a bit of noir in Archie, so it doesn’t strike me as weird to shift between the two,” he said.

Interview: Jackson Lanzing And Collin Kelly On Taking Over Grayson

Interview: Ben Affleck Reveals That He Didn't Change A Word In BATMAN V SUPERMAN Script

Interview: Georgia Dunn, creator of the webcomic Breaking Cat News, talks about pursuing her dream of being a full-time cartoonist through good times and bad.

Link Round-Up: March 3, 2016

Created by YJ Lee

Studio Ghibli Tribute by YJ Lee
Part of the "Miyazaki Spirit" show at the Sketchpad Gallery in San Francisco, CA

Anime Maru is a site that combines two of the internet's favorite formats: Anime and Fake News. Kind of an Otaku Onion. If you have any doubts, check out the site's list of the Top 27 Anime Series of All Time which include some fictitious entries (#5. Attack on Death Notepunch-Man) and some that are not very anime (#17. National Hockey League). Knowledge of the medium is required to get some of the jokes, but not nearly all.

This fan made a genius Guess (Doctor) Who game for his girlfriend.

Gambody Produces Incredibly Detailed 3D Printed Scale Model of the Millennium Falcon

How Modding Nerf Blasters Became a 3D Printing Business

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Fan Film: Snape and the Marauders

This crowdfunded Marauders fan film begins with the recently-graduated Marauders at a bar, toasting the end of their Hogwarts days and discussing the growing unrest in the wizarding world.  It builds to climactic duel between Snape and James.
Set in 1978 just after Harry Potter’s father James graduates from Hogwarts, he and his friends Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew celebrate at a bar, contemplating their place in a war they are to soon become a part of. When Severus Snape enters the same bar, knowing the part he might play in the war, James Potter decides to do something about Snape once and for all.

Quick Pic: Any Price Store

Photo by Billith

Pretty much any price but zero.
Who is this store's target demographic?

Fan Film: Star Trek: Horizon

A four-year dream has finally concluded for one fan. Since 2012, a group of dedicated fans of Star Trek: Enterprise have been working towards completing a fan film paying tribute to the franchise, and now it's finally here. Star Trek: Horizon is pretty damn impressive considering its budget! If you're a fan of the series, this is a must-watch!
"Star Trek - Horizon is a feature-length fan film made by a single filmmaker as a personal passion project and love letter to Enterprise, the fifth Star Trek series. Pre-production began in December of 2012 and this 3-year-long odyssey concluded on February 25th, 2016. It's been a long road, getting from there to here.

The Coalition of Planets, a young alliance of worlds led by Earth, is at war with the Romulan Empire. Desperate for a chance to gain the upper hand in the war, the Coalition forms an alliance with T'mar, a Romulan deserter, in the hopes that she can provide valuable intelligence on her former masters."

Fan Art: Luke and Rey

"I want Luke to be soft smol dork not bitter oldman pls and also have more time with Rey"

Fresh Take: Simpsons Tarot Cards

Simpsons Tarot Cards by dustbean11

"Simpsons Tarot Cards" by Singapore-based Dustbean11

Deviant Art user dustbean11 created this excellent set of tarot cards featuring the cast of Simpsons.  So far there are only a dozen cards, so I hope there are more on the way.  The one's he's finished are pitch perfect, though, featuring Grandpa Simpson as the Hermit, Ned Flanders as The Devil, and Homer as the fool.

Humor: Goofy in Force Awakens

A Disney / The Force Awakens Mash-Up

Sci-Fi Round-Up: March 2, 2016

Bus Station by Armando Savoia

"Bus Station Bis" by Armando Savoia


Dawn Brazil interviews L.E. Fitzpatrick, author of The Running Game.

Invaders From Planet 3 interview Robert J Sawyer, author of Quantum Night.

Inverse interviews Gerald Brandt, author of The Courier.

Mike Davis interviews Kathe Koja, author of The Cipher.

NPR Books interviews Joe R. Lansdale, author of Honky Tonk Samurai.

Paul Tremblay interviews Peter Straub, author of Interior Darkness.

The Qwillery interviews S. K. Dunstall, author of Alliance.

Comic Round-Up: March 2, 2016

Interview: ICv2 chatted with VIZ’s Kevin Hamric about the current manga market (Pt Two)

Interview: Laura Mehaffey talks about her work as librarians of the Carolina Manga Library, which travels to conventions all over the country.

Previews: Joe Golem #5

Reviews: Jennifer Cheng on Review: Chew #55. Sean Gaffney on Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, Vol. 2.

7 Reasons Why You Should Self-Publish Your Comic

13 Facts You May Not Have Known About Jack Kirby, King of the Comics

Link Round-Up: March 2, 2016

Cover Art for Marvel's Poe Dameron #1

16 Famous Designers Show Us Their Favorite Notebooks

Astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted 1,000 photos during his year in space.

Here is Deadpool  drawn as every Disney princess.

Loving Vincent: Animated Story Of Van Gogh’s Last Days In 12 Oil Paintings Per Second By Over 100 Painters

Tumblr user Mamalaz is recreating the day to day life of the Solo/Organa family in a series of excellent gifsets called Modern Solo Adventures. (via Neatorama)

Venezuelan student Daniel Serva doesn’t talk much about his feelings, which is probably why creating strikingly surreal images help him express his emotions. The Paraguay-based teen discovered catharsis one night after creating his first self-portrait.Since then, he’s embarked on his own 365-days project, creating a unique self-portrait on a daily basis. The captivating, dreamlike photos that Serva uploads to his Instagram account  will have you wondering about his thoughts and feelings that inspired the artworks.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Quick Pic: Deaf Tattoo

"Since I'm deaf on one ear I thought this was a friendly to tell the world not talking to me from the left."

Lego Creation: Orrery

Lego Orrerys are nothing new, but few can claim the accuracy of the one built by Jason Allemann of JK Brickworks. The model is actually 97 percent accurate in terms of rotation. Obviously it isn’t to scale or anything.

Since Allemann was restricted by the components available in Lego’s Technic line, the moon in the model orbits the Earth every 28 days while his Earth orbits the sun every 375 days.  

Lego Creation: Rolling BB-8

Via: Gizmodo

The newest contender for definitive BB was designed entirely out of LEGO parts by master builders Mark Smiley and James Garrett created this fully operational BB-8 entirely from LEGO bricks.  Even BB-8’s spherical body is a re-used plastic sphere from Subulba’s Podracer set.  If you’d like one for yourself, head over to LEGO Ideas and vote!  Upon receiving ten thousand votes, LEGO might consider making it an official set.

Illustration: 25¢ Wonders: Force Awakens

"25¢ Wonders: The Force Awakens" by Patrick Ballesteros
Prints available for purchase from BigCartel.

Humor: Harry Potter and the Plot Hole

Did anyone else ever notice how Dumbledore's concern for Harry's safety was sometimes less than rational?

Comic Round-Up: March 1, 2016

Deadpool by Gao ZhiPing

"Deadpool" by ShenZhen, China-based Gao ZhiPing

Interview: Atwell Opens Up About Love, Death & Whitney Frost in "Agent Carter's" Season Finale

Interview: Artist Marcos Martin, co-creator of The Private Eye and Barrier, is the guest on the latest Off Panel podcast.

Interview: Deadpool Director Clarifies There Was No S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier

News: Deadpool has officially passed $600 million at the worldwide box office.

News: Michael J. Sullivan Signs Deal With Dabel Brothers To Bring Riyria To Comics

Link Round-Up: March 1, 2016

The Walking Dead by Patrick Brown

Artist Amanda Lee, aka "dada16808," has transformed her love for Disney and Hayao Miyazaki films into lovely character mashups drawn using color pencils.

AT&T Ads Highlight How Text-Driving Causes More Casualties Than War

Check out this Firefly 2.0 collection from Living Dead Clothing! I think my favorite might have to be the dinosaur “This Land” dress.

My Wife And I Create Fantasy Creatures From Another World

Not everyone wants to make their own Storm Trooper armor from scratch — but if you’ve got the means to buy a full set, Kevin Weir of KW Designs has designed this FEM7 Armor Kit for female Storm Troopers.

Paramount Must Explain Star Trek in Court or Lose Ownership: "this is why, from a legal perspective, Disney’s decision to destroy the Star Wars extended universe was a masterstroke. The lines there aren’t blurry, which means the studio can encourage fan-made tributes without freaking out about the nature of its ownership."

SoNieuf: I Drew 100+ Movie Scenes That Inspire Me

You're walking on art in France , Seattle [1, 2, 3], Minneapolis, Moscow, Brisbane, Japan [previously], and elsewhere all over the world [1, 2].  Manhole Cover Photography. Photos of manhole covers from around the world.  The Japanese make beautiful manholes. Original idea by Mimi and Robert Melnick who started this obsession back in 1974.  Check out the The Japanese Manhole Art Museum. More art of streets and cities at Ruavista, from Fifties Buenos Aires to Belfast to reverse painted glass signs in Paris, 1900.  More at the Typographic Signage Project; Vancouver's Neon Heritage; Early American Tavern and Inn Signs; and the Emergence of Advertising in America.

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