Saturday, October 18, 2008

Campaign sleepover w/Little Mermaid

Obama Groove, originally uploaded by jurvetson.

Steve Jurvetson had lunch w/Joe Biden today, and solicited questions to ask via his Flickr photostream. This answer was not quite to the reader's question, but I love it anyway:

“Well, let me share a story. On the second day of the convention, my young granddaughter Finnegan came to me in the hotel and said “we need a sleepover.” I had promised her a tent and all when we got back, so I told her that it would have to wait a few days. “Well, no, I mean now. Barack’s kids have already talked to Barack. Can you pull the beds out of the room and we’ll put in mats, and have pizza and popcorn and Little Mermaid.” So Barack’s two daughters, two of Michelle’s brother’s children, my 11 year old nephew and two grandkids all had a sleepover. When I looked in the room and saw all those black and white children cuddled up together, it tells me more about what the core of this election is about. I knew we had made the right decision. We have become genuinely close friends.”

Many thanks to our roving reporter!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Scott Adams tells us how he draws a comic strip

Maybe some budding cartoonists using MagCloud can get a tip or two from Dilbert creator Scott Adams over on his blog:
Most syndicated cartoonists still draw on paper, then scan the art and e-mail it to their syndication company. They're going to be pissed when they see this video and realize how much extra work they have been doing.
Read the whole article and find a link to the video: Scott Adams Blog: Cartoonist Tools 10/08/2008.

The video is ok, but would be more compelling and drive more sales if 1. there was a narration, and 2. it was posted to YouTube rather than being held captive on the Amazon page.