It’s good to be provocative sometimes, especially if you can get a conversation started about an important topic. I assumed that’s what Wired magazine was doing a few weeks ago with their “The Web is Dead” cover story, ironically announced online. It got people thinking: “what do they mean by that?” And so I was relieved to find out that, no, the internet isn’t really dead, but Wired had a point to make. Click here to continue reading full post
Monthly Archives: August 2010
The economy is still reeling, and the evidence is all around us: empty storefronts. It seems like every week another bank or retail shop down and moves out. Well, I’ve got a plan to fix it. I’m launching a new business venture: Ponzi. We’re gonna have multiple locations. Whenever a store vacates a property, we’re going to be there. I can’t tell you exactly what this store is, but if you tell all of your friends about it, and they tell all of their friends, and they tell their friends and so on, then it has to work, right?
Here is a blog that goes under the category of “I Wish I’d Thought of That! But, On Second Thought, If I’d Thought Of That, Then It Wouldn’t Be Nearly as Good.” At Better Book Titles, Dan Wilbur redesigns the cover of a well-known piece of literature with what would have been a more honest or direct title. They’re the ultimate “spoiler alerts,” like this alternative title for The Professor and the Madman, below. A lot of them will make you cringe and laugh at the same time, which is gold. And it’s expert Photoshopping as well. See for yourself.
As further proof of the giddy mashupability of words and pictures, some folks have been making the internet giggle by pairing New Yorker cartoons with Kanye West’s tweets (as reported on HuffPo, among others). It’s brilliant. I was honored to be one of the victims, and although this isn’t in Kanye’s sputtering maniacal sweet spot, it does have 18 exclamation points. (Thanks to Paul and Storm!)
If you are reading this and you haven’t already seen it, check out the preview of the comic I did for the seventh volume of the popular Flight series, published by Random House and edited by the amazingly talented Kazu Kibuishi. Or better yet, go buy it on amazon.com. I was thrilled to be included in this volume. It’s a handsome one, with lots of other great work in it!