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Going To Commit Murder

Quick tip: if you’re ever in one of my classes and I say that when you’re asked to set a password in a particular product’s installation that you should write it down because if you forget it you won’t be able to do the rest of the week’s exercises and it will take more than my entire friggin’ lunch break to fix your mistake so that the rest of the class is massively behind and I become both hungry and cranky? Please do that or I will hate you.

  • The Cartoon Art Museum may not have a proper home, but that doesn’t mean that it’s quiet. Curator Andrew Farago informs us that they are continuing their tradition of Winter Break cartooning classes for those Bay Area parents looking for something for their kids to do during the day. 28 Dec, 10:30am to noon is the parent & child class on Space Heroes, with an adult class from 1:00pm to 3::00pm. Same times on the 30th, with the morning given to a parent & child class on Cartoon Critters and the afternoon class given over to teens on the topic of character design. Kid classes are US$10, teen & adult classes US$35, with discounts for CAM members. All classes take place at 275 Fifth Street in San Francisco, with tickets available at those links.
  • Kickstarter alert: Steve LeCouillard of Much the Miller’s Son (focusing on a bit player of the Robin Hood mythos, which appears to be offline) and Dreadful Sirens (sexy, sexy pirate ladies, as written by Karla Pacheco, so there’s like actual — but tasteful! — penetration of sexy pirate ladies) has launched a crowdfund for his current project: Una the Blade. Think single mom Red Sonja, with the added motivation of wanting to protect a couple of toddlers she’s got in tow. This is gonna be good.
  • La bande dessinée est mort, vive la bande dessinée! Or, Brad Guigar is getting out of the comic strip model of webcomics for the half-page graphic novel model of webcomics, while indulging his current tendency for classy porn. Which, let’s face it, is what pays the bills these days. Guigar’s probably thought about how to approach webcomics with respect to what the market is looking for, what will pay, and what’s creatively interesting. He’s put in Jim Davis levels of hard-nose businesslike thought, and he’s shifting his model for at least the third time since I’ve known him. Watch this very carefully, even if you don’t read his comic (maybe especially if you don’t read his comic).

Spam of the day:

Too bad we must return them.

Quit being greedy, it’s somebody else’s turn.

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