Wednesday, May 31, 2006

The 'V' and Me:VECTRIX | CUTTER | ELECTRIC | MOTOR | SCOOTER | EV | BATTERY

Well I've been promising (at least to myself) posts on electric scooters, so I might as well start with the best. The Vectrix is the embodiment for the Dragon of a techno-lust wet-dream that has been deeply cherished for at least ten years.




I was the first to get to check it out, riding ‘passenger’ so that the controls could be explained to me by Jim without any noise from an engine to distract. Whoa! Swift acceleration on this baby is breathtaking! As we took off from a standstill, I braced myself by holding onto the rails located at the back of the bike, but soon found I needed to hang on to something a bit more solid; like the driver. Going 0-50 in 6.8 seconds is pretty impressive anytime, but on the back of a bike with nothing but open sky above and blurred pavement below, it felt more like flying! Scooters are different to motorbikes and motorcycles in how they move and feel, and that’s why I compare riding the Vectrix to flying. Whoo-woo!

The Vectrix has been teetering on the edge of Vaporware for a while now, Spring this year was promised for a while, then they were saying Summer, so... On top of that list on this baby is like $8k. But you now, even though the Dragon thinks its as ugly as sin, he'd sell his soul (if he had one) for this bike. Technically it's perfect for his needs (and a lot of other peoples we bet)and well, maybe it could be ratted up a bit?

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

TheScooterScoop.tv - Season 1 Episode 1

TheScooterScoop.tv - Season 1 Episode 1 And now for more geeky video from Google Video.

Coming up next on channel 23 (channel 42 on cable, Dragon-Television, the first episode of Scooter Scoop. Steve Guzman takes a look at the Sachs MadAss. The MadAss is a sick naked moped that begs to be modded and tweaked for performance. I see many ratbikes too come when I look at this bike.

Steve's website ScooterScoop is definitely one to check regularly for scooter news.

Flatline Jack You are my Hero!

Geek-Week on YouTube.

"You are a Huge Nerd! I mean, you are too much of a nerd for me, and I dressed up like Joss Whedon for this convention!"
-"Joss Whedon"

Was there ever higher praise?

Ok that last post was an excerpt of Geek-Week epsisode 1. (Oh and I was turned onto it by this Wired blog.)Their website is down right now, but I just checked out some of their other gems on YouTube. If you are a geek these will make you happy to be alive, if you aren't, well I bet you get a chuckle anyhow.

Plus pretty girl with purple mohawk.

The dragon will be in his bunk...

YouTube - Secret Wars Re-Enactment Society

Giggle-Snort!

"It's about History!"

'Blade Runner' to get 'final cut' re-release - May 30, 2006

25th anniversary edition will get theatrical release before a "definitive" DVD is released. I suddenly feel very excited and very old. Those of you who know me, know I went to college with kids 10 years younger than me. (I graduated HS in 1990, and most of them graduated in 2000.)And very few of these kids REALLY appreciated Blade Runner for the ground breaker that it is. I guess it was such an influence on just about every SF movie and TV show to come after it, that it's originality can be hard to grok if viewed out of temporal context. Wow! 25 years!

Fight club draws techies for bloody underground beatdowns

This is what I'm talking about!


"You get to be a superhero for a night," Klimanis said. "We have to go to work every day. We're constantly told to buy things we don't need, and just for a couple hours we have the freedom to do what we want to do." ...There is also a sadomasochistic thread running through underground fight clubs, said Michael Kimmel ... "Real-life fight clubs are the male version of the girls who cut themselves," he said. "All day long these guys think they're the captains of the universe, technical wizards. They're brilliant but empty. They want to feel differently. They want to get hit, they want to feel something real."

via Slashdot

Monday, May 29, 2006

Iron Butterfly on tour?!

The Official Iron Butterfly Website
Wait a minute this sounds like Rock and/or Roll!

Scooter elettrico, anzi bici!

Scooter elettrico, anzi bici!

Bellisimo indeed!
30 km/hr.
40-50 km range.
who cares?
This thing is gorgeous...
wait no, that is too slow and limited.
oh well.

Wired News: What If They Gave a War...?

Wired News: What If They Gave a War...?
Tony Long at Wired ruminates over the differences between 1968 and 2006.

So why aren't the streets clogged with angry Americans demanding to know why their president lied and deceived them so he could attack a country that had absolutely nothing to do with his so-called war on terror? To an extent, we got suckered into Vietnam. We can't make that claim about Iraq. Iraq was the premeditated, willful invasion of a sovereign nation that was threatening nobody. "Saddam Hussein is a prick who treats the Kurds miserably" is no justification. By the principles established by the Nuremberg Tribunal and international law, our president is a war criminal.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Nice article on Chinese Scooters

ScootDawg has cached a pdf of an article from ScooterWorld magazine that provieds some good background on Chinese scooters.
Yes, there are a lot of flame wars going on over Chinese Scooters. And in the past quality was spotty at best. But I will say that today there are some deals to be had. Most importantly do your research. Think about long term costs, and availabilty of parts. Personally I wouldn't buy anything that didn't have a least a one year warranty ( a lot of the Chinese brands are going to two year warranties, which is better than most of the Japanese scoots standard warranties.)

General Scooter How-to Information

Here is a good general scooter maintenance site.
Will probably be posting more of these soon. I've been taking my Venice to the dealer for most repairs, but am looking to start doing more myself. Just ordered a Haynes manual that covers most scooters, so we'll see how it goes. Hopefully I'll be able to do most stuff myself, without pestering Jes for help.

Now this is the Dragon's idea of a vacation!

Tribewanted: Adventure Island

Wow!I'm not sure how to describe this, one part eco-tourism, one part adventure travel, while definitely catching some of the Lost and Survivor cultural zeitgiest.

This is not a reality TV show – it is real life. Only 5000 people from around the world will be united by one common theme, they will be members of a Tribe that will form, shape and actively develop an adventure island community. The tribal community will be made up of people of different ages, races, and languages. There will be teachers, architects, surfers, doctors, students and dreamers. The tribe will come together and the adventure will begin.

Part of me thinks this is too good to be true, but I've given the website a cursory scouring and it looks legit. I haven't shown Jes yet, but knowing her she'll be all about it.The pricing scheme seems pretty fair $220 a year per person (in up to three year blocks) and for each year you get a weeks meals and accommodations on the island (you have to provide your travel to Fiji.) I just hope they don't fill up before I can save enough for me and my sweets.

file under: lmao

Just to show the dragon has a good sense of humor about it self, and to tickle the funny bone of all the old-school bikers who set me on the path of two-wheels, Honky-Tonk Dragon is proud to provide the following example of reality-has-better-ironies-than-fiction

Craig Vetter and his Defiant scooter

Craig Vetter and his Defiant scooter
Guy making a scooter frame for sportster. The basic idea is sound, but I think I'd prefer something a little quieter. I love the fact that he is unapologetic about his preference for the basic scooter style. Their are many of us who do, I even prefer his type of design to most modern maxi-scooters, where the "lump" between where the feet go has ballooned to almost that of a motorcycle. Honda's Big Ruckus would be a great bike if it was a little less like a naked GoldWing.

He says his motivation to build this "scooter on steroids" came from the fact that he's always been a scooter guy. "I came from a scooter background," he says, "I love scooters."

I also love this...

The name "Defiant" is basically Vetter's way of rebelling against the standard scooters being built today. The side cover is even emblazoned with the quote, "We don't care how they do it in Italy."

He has his own site but there is really more information in the news article.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

chicagofreakbike

chicagofreakbike
...and it's back to ratbikes!
This time a bunch of punk-rock DIY true bicycles, including a a great photo essay of some floating bikes.
Just the thing for some holiday weekend day-dreaming.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Slashdot | Alton Brown Answers, At Last

Slashdot Alton Brown Answers, At Last

Sorry, but I can't resist posting this, even though it is a little old. Questions from the nerds at Slashdot. Answers from the ultimate food nerd. Oh happy day!

...many of your recipes call for butter, oil, cream, and other less than healthful foods (even bacon grease!). What do you think about some of the substitutes out there, or using ingredients like applesauce to replace butter?
Alton: There are no bad foods, only bad food habits. I eat cream, butter, and bacon; I just don't eat pounds of it at a time. I use these things when they are needed in recipes and leave them out when they're not needed. As for substitutes, I only agree with them if they really don't change a person's response to a dish. Take mashed potatoes for instance. I recently saw a recipe that suggested that the fat we all know that mashers need could be replaced with vegetable broth. Hogwash. All that does is lead to dissatisfaction and I think that dissatisfaction results in overeating. We like fats because fats satisfy. They break down in the digestive track very slowly so they keep us fuller longer. Now if I find a way to replace a fatty ingredient without missing it (I do this a lot with yogurt) then you bet I'm going to do it. But I repeat: there are no bad foods


Ah, and now the Dragon understands why his belly can burn with hunger not long after eating an orchard's worth of apples, but a nice size flock of sheep (with maybe a sheperd an a coupla dogs as appetizers) sticks with him all day long.

Chef Alton Brown of Good Eats

Chef Alton Brown of Good Eats

When you speak with the 42-year-old, "food hacker" (a term first coined by Wired magazine), it's his sincere, enthusiastic passion for knowledge that leaves a lasting impression. He lights up while explaining how his new line of Kershaw knives take advantage of a slight angle in the handle to improve the action of the knife. He becomes effusive when talking about his work with General Electric and their new TrivectionTM oven.But Alton really takes off when it comes to motorcycles. "I love to ride. I've come to the conclusion that you're either a car guy, or a bike guy," he says while sitting atop his BMW R1100RT. "I'm a bike guy."

So I promised some reviews, and some cooking stuff, BUT OF COURSE I found a way to mix in lovely two-wheeled transportation into the mix.
Oh, but don't thank the Dragon, true believers, thank Alton Brown the man who manages to make cooking both geeky and cool (since he seems to have transcended this dichotomy himself).
Living out in the boonies as we do, and having the strange entertainment priorities that we do, Jes and I have cable internet but not cable tv. So when I saw that Target was selling dvd collections of Good Eats I had to pick them up. This show is the best example I can think of illustrating what Edward R. Murrow meant when he was ranting about what television had the potential to do achieve in terms of entertaining while educating. It's just that good. Each episode has a mix of science, history, and well Good Eats. I'm not a nutrtional anthropologist, or a culinary historian (but my mom is) but knowing the "why's," "when's,", and "who's" of foods is just as interesting to me as the "how's." I mean a good recipe is all well and good, but wouldn't rather know the chemistry and physics behind this stuff, so like any good hacker you can mod your meals to fit your tastes and those of your loved ones?
Damn! I guess I really am a food geek. Thanks a lot Mom!
Anyway, I give these dvds four stars, and heartily recommend them to anyone who eats.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Life Update of the Punkelf

If I even have any regular readers (Yes, besides you, Mom) they are probably wondering what the hell is going on with this blog. Almost two weeks since there was a comics related post, and all these entries on two-wheeled vehicles. Well I got a new temp contract at VeriSign, so my state-sponsored vacation has come to an end. Which means less time to work on the comic and virtually no time to work at the bookstore. I'm currently training on day-shift, though in a couple weeks I will back under my comfortable rock on Graveyard. This switch in schedule has my circadian rythms all screwy, so sleep has become a strange and mysterious thing to me. It sneaks up on me when I least expect it, and is nowhere to be found when I'm stalking the wild slumber. But it looks like the job will be satisfying (beyond just fiscally) and I'm learning some cool stuff in my training (mostly about the byzantine technological world of cell-phone companies and text-messaging technologies).
Anyway, what does that mean for you, the reader? Well, the Dragon will be expanding its focus somewhat. Yes, there should be some more comic related posts soon. But you can also look forward to being subjected to other facets of my geekiness... er um eclectic interests. The daily commute has me spending more time on my cherished 2005 TN'G Venice LX, so my thoughts have been on scooters a lot lately. Plus the poor little 49cc mule is getting beat from the 40 mile round-trip commute. About half of that distance is up steep hills and/or in 35-40mph zones, so I'm really looking at adding another scoot to my quiver in the near future. Like we scooterists are fond of pointing out (at least the ones whose nether regions dangle on the seat abit)I don't really have anything to compensate for in my choice of personal vehicle, so I'm looking for something no bigger than 250cc, more likely 150cc.
I've been looking at electric scoots (and should be posting a round up of links soon,) but I don't feel that the sweet spot of power, range and price has been hit yet. But that is a rant for another time.
Another subject I haven't touched on yet, but which you will likely see more on is cooking. I know the internets are flooded with recipe sites and the like (hell between my beat up Joy of Cooking and the downstairs computer, it's really hard for me even borrow cookbooks from the bookstore. I just cann't justify it.)But I love to whip up the occasional tasy dish, especially if it can tickle my beloved Jes's finicky and strangley tuned gastro-intestinal system. I don't know that I really want to get into posting recipes, but short reviews of cool ingredients and foodstuffs just might find their way onto these pixels soon.
Speaking of reviews, I've also been thinking of posting some short reviews of movies, comics, and tech that I think are worth my time.
If anybody out there has some suggestions for other things they'd like to see on this site, feel free to send 'em my way

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Kinotrope: space age scooter

Kinotrope: space age scooter
This site is in Japanese, but the pictures are totally drool worthy nonetheless.
definitely not a rat bike, in fact the complete opposite of a naked scoot. A dang slick looking little ride nonetheless! If anybody knows anything about these, please let me know, all Google could show me were Japanese sites.

Yummy Yummy Rat-Vespa

Mad Max meets Repo Man

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

OMFG!!!!!!

VIDEO: The monowheel
This has got to be the COOLEST THANG EVAH!
I could make some cheap South Park jokes here about Mr. Garrison, but this video has really touched and inspired me.
I've been looking at a lot of rat and survival bikes lately, as they are such a refreshing break from Harleys (and the thousand and one clones thereof) and Vespas (ditto). There were a lot of bikers around me as a kid, and that resourceful, DIY, "this is who I am, love it or don't" attitude really made an impression on me. Men like Lee Cockerham, whom I once hung out with for a few days in buddy's garage as he reassembled his basket-case Harley for one-legged operation while listening to opera, these guys were my heroes my role models. But bikes and biker culture isn't what it used to be, and well, I don't wanna bash on anybody who resists conforming to the American auto addiction or the machines that give their dreams wings, but I really do HATE to walk into a Harley dealership. I'd rather go to a four-star restruaunt in torn jeans and a greasy T-shirt. Ditto for a Vespa dealership. There are a lot of people chasing after it, but the "outlaw" mystique of two wheels and a motor is fast fading. And you know what I could care less. Let the graying boomers take out second mortgages for their tricked out chromed-to-the-eyeballs hawgs. Let the thirty-something gen-xers feel enviromentally smug on their brand-new ultra fuel efficient wasps. Two-wheels and a motor is still the most fun you can have with your pants on, and who am I to deny anybody that joy? But it does seem that the biker community has lost something. I remember some greasy long-haired bearded bloke instructing me as a kid in the proper strategies for picking up a cherry hog (classifieds after the first freeze, college boys with buyers remorse.) The virtues of a bike as an outlaw thing, a fortean "damned thing", economical and joyful.
Anyway ratbikes, survival bikes, and battle scooters are quickly becoming my obession du jour. Or things like this Rokon. Seriously thinking about getting one of these for my next scoot.
So here's a raise of the glass to all those unsung mad-men! To wind tangles in your beard!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Creating Comics: Comic_Writers Week One

Creating Comics: Comic_Writers Week One
How do you find a balance when working with dialog within panels? How much is too much?

There's an old rule-of-thumb to be applied to dialogue when starting out. I think Stan Lee came up with it. It works. Hold yourself down to a maximum of twenty-five words a panel. That's 25 words for everything, dialogue and captionwork. (Alan Moore still uses 29 words per panel as his guide, I think.) Try it. See how it works for you. Once you're comfortable with it, and you've got it working, start playing with variances. But not until you can make the rule work for you.
And that doesn't mean pack 25 words into each and every panel. The biggest mistake new writers make is not allowing silences in their work. There are times when you just have to shut up and let the art work for you. You'll learn when.
-- Warren Ellis

COLD DREAM 0

Comic for later reading.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Borges Film

Jorge Luis Borges
Haven't had a chance to watch this yet, marked for later.

Thank you Warren Ellis

German 'Robin Hoods' give poor a taste of the high life

Scotsman.com News - International

Now see this is the kind of news we here at HOnky-tOnk Dragon like to get over our coffee when we first get up in the afternoon! Not that we condone costumed lunatics performing inspired acts of vigilantism or anything...
Erm, I'll be in my bunk.

A GANG of anarchist Robin Hood-style thieves, who dress as superheroes and steal expensive food from exclusive restaurants and delicatessens to give to the poor, are being hunted by police in the German city of Hamburg.
The gang members seemingly take delight in injecting humour into their raids, which rely on sheer numbers and the confusion caused by their presence. After they plundered Kobe beef fillets, champagne and smoked salmon from a gourmet store on the exclusive Elbastrasse, they presented the cashier with a bouquet of flowers before making their getaway.


via bOINGbOING

Friday, May 05, 2006

The Woodring Monitor

The Woodring Monitor
Jim Woodring's new Blog.
What more need be said?
Oh lots of images, and some scans from his sketchbook...

via bOING bOING

Beekeeper Cartoon Amusements: Comix by Jason Little.

Beekeeper Cartoon Amusements: Comix by Jason Little.
Jason Little of Shutterbug Follies fame has a new Bee comic in the works. Due to be published (hard copy) in about a year, he is publishing it in weekly installments on the web. I just caught up on the 16 episodes that are up as of now, and I think this is awesome.

via bOINGbOING

Thursday, May 04, 2006

TV in Japan: Otaku From USA

Otaku From USA
This is the coolest thing ever!

(management not responsible for hyperbole)

Essentially, Otaku is Japanese for 'geek' or 'nerd', specifcally someone deeply versed/obsessed in the worlds of Anime (Japanese Animation) or Manga (Japanese Comic Books). Mostly, Otaku are seen as being so obsessed with their made-up worlds that they can't live in the real one. Kind of like people I know stuck in World of Warcraft. ... In a strange twist of events, the term has caught on here in the States as a label of pride for geeks of all types, specifically those into Japanese culture. So why the hell should you care about all of this? Well, check out this Google Video 'Otaku From USA'. It's a Japanese TV program that chronicled a group of American 'Otaku' on a group tour of a Anime Festival in Japan.It's basically a nature video about nerds. Totally awesome.

via bOINGbOING

Smith & Tinker's Technology | Balloonist

Smith & Tinker's Technology Balloonist
Ran across this recently and downloaded it, though I haven't actually installed it. Looks promising, though, if MangaStudio gives me any grief with creating balloons, I'll fire this up.
Though all in all this link will probably do somebody else more good than I.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Good Old School Lettering Tutorial

Blambot (home of free and for sale comic digital fonts) surprisingly has a great tutorial on how to do traditional hand-lettering for comics. This is one of the best I've seen, really streams it down the essentials, while including some of the obvious (in hind-sight) things that a lot of the hand-lettering sections of general DIY comics instructions over look or under explain. Like Ames guides. I swear Ames guides are like a draftsperson's Masonic handshake. Anyway it's useful in it's concept of workflow and admonitions of planning and foresight even for those of us who are hand-lettering digitally.
Punkelf says "Check it out."

Wooden Computer Case Project

Wooden Computer Case Project
This here is a beutiful case (pun fully intended) of appropriate technology. I think it is in Idoru that Gibson describes a commune in Oregon that sandcasts laptop cases. Well it's still not that easy to frankencomp a laptop, but why more people aren't making custom wood (or whatever) desktop cases, I'll never know.

via BoingBoing

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Cash card taps virtual game funds

BBC NEWS Technology Cash card taps virtual game funds

The card is offered by the developers of Project Entropia, an online role-playing game that has a real world cash economy.
Last year, a virtual space resort being built in the game was snapped up by a gamer for $100,000 (£56,200).
The buyer, Jon Jacobs who plays in the game as a character called Nerverdie, is developing the space station into a virtual night club through which the entertainment industry can sell music and videos to gamers.
"We're bridging the gap between virtual reality and reality right now," said Jan Welter, founder of Project Entropia.


Designing Tips

Designing Tips
More blathering on about line screen.
Sorry about the trend, here just trying to nail down a flexible range for my shading, so I'm not forced to re-ink half of all my pages in a month. Maybe this will help someone else too?

LINE SCREEN
The line screen of a press or negatives produced on an image setter determines the resolution or the amount of detail that will appear on the printed piece. If your printed piece has only solid colors and line art - no screens or photos - then line screen is not an issue. If there are photos or screens present then line screen becomes a very important issue. Different types of presses are capable of printing at different line screens. For example web presses print well at 133 to 150-line screen while sheet fed presses have an optimum range of 150 to 200-line screen. Any press can produce a lower line screen well but a press cannot go above its optimum line screen without a loss of quality. The image will appear muddy because there is more detail than the press is designed to handle. Another factor that affects line screen is the paper that a job will be printed on. Printing at 200 lines per inch on very soft porous paper will produce a disaster. Even at 150 lpi the quality may suffer whereas at 133-lpi, the image may appear crisper even if it technically has less detail. For example, let's look at newsprint, which is one of the softest most porous papers there is. Its optimum line screen is 80 to 100-lpi. If we tried to print a 150-lpi image on newsprint it would look muddy and blurry because of the excessive dot gain. But the same image screened to 85 lpi would appear crisp and in focus. On denser glossy paper higher line screens can be used to achieve extremely detailed images, this is because the ink is less likely to spread out. It is important to talk to your printer about line screen before printing if in doubt, the line screen resolution will determine the resolution of your scanned photos and graphics. Examples of typical products and their line screens: Comic Books: 70 – 85-lpi,Newspapers: 80 – 100-lpi, Color Flyers, Coupons: 133 – 150-lpi, Color Magazines: 150 – 175-lpi, Fine Art Books & Magazines: 175 – 250-lpi.

Email to the Chief / Cartoonists Corner

Howard Cruse's Comics Coloring in Photoshop tutorial

Towards the bottom of the page are his comments doing linescreens or "zipatone."

Now for a few final words about Photoshop's conversion-to-screens process. If your drawing is going to be reproduced on high-quality slick paper, you can go for broke with a very high lpi setting. 120 lpi art is common in the glossies, as is 133 lpi. But for most uses 85 lpi or 100 lpi will produce a screen that looks very smooth to the average eye. If you actually want the reader you be conscious of the dots, you can lower the resolution as much as you like. Hell, you could even generate 6-lines-per-inch art, I suppose. But remember, the dpi resolution will remain at 600 dpi unless you specify otherwise.

Wired readers respond


Media and political junkies may recall Wired News played a key role in helping create the myth that Gore once awkwardly claimed to have invented the internet. Indeed, Wired's new Gore profile can't resist revisiting the tale in its headline: "He invented the internet (sort of)." The inventing-the-internet charade represented a new low in MSM campaign journalism; a case in which a fabricated story came to dominate the coverage. And make no mistake, it dominated. In researching my new book on Bush and the press, I went back to the 2000 election and counted more than 4,800 television, newspaper and magazine mentions during the campaign of Gore supposedly claiming to have invented the internet. The fact that it was not true seemed to be of little interest to a press corps often obsessed with tearing Gore down. (Gore was a fake and Bush was authentic, remember?)
The tale was first hatched by the Wired News, the "online home of Wired Magazine." On March 11 1999, Wired's Declan McCullagh posted a nasty article mocking Gore for his little-noticed comments to CNN's Wolf Blitzer that, "During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the internet." Inelegant wording perhaps, but Wired treated Gore's statement as an outrageously false claim. (McCullagh later bragged, "I was the first reporter to question the vice president's improvident boast.")

Monday, May 01, 2006

DIY

DIY
Jesica Abel's comics tutorial.
Screen tones:
Also known as zipatone, which is a company name of a company that no longer makes screen tones (or exists? I don't know). This is a plastic film with an even pattern of tiny dots printed on it that reads as grey on a printed page. You stick it on the spot where you want the grey, cut it to fit with an X-acto knife, peel away the excess, and then rub it down. Expensive, messy, and with the additional disadvantage of making most people's work look stiff, flat, and boring, screen tones are nonetheless desired by many a beginner enamored of Dan Clowes. I say, don't do it. However, if you are set on it, be sure not to use screens smaller than 42.5 lines per inch. If you do, when the dots reduce they will run together and make a visual mess. Best to use 27.5 or 30 line screens. Generally, use nothing darker than a 50% screen, nothing lighter than 20%. Make sure not to layer screens, or you'll get a moiré pattern, which looks psychedelic and bad, and is too complex to get into.


She's the quest of honor at the Olympia's Comic Fest this year.

The Ultimate Fighting Anarchist

The Ultimate Fighting Anarchist -- In These Times
Oh HELLYA!
via American Samizdat

Olympia Comics Festival

Olympia Comics Festival
Yes I foolishly have a table at this upcoming shin-dig. Will I have anything worth looking at? Will I be able to use a deadline to induce a pavlovian Greener crunch-time productivity bonanza? Or will I be sharing the table with select groovy zines, local poetry, and exhibits of typesetting and tabletop printing from the bookstore?
Magic 8-ball says.... "The Outlook is Hazy"