Testing, Testing…

I’m thinking about doing comics again, old-skool, partly as a way to spend less time staring at screens. I’m not sure I still have the patience for it, though. Here’s a test I did this morning. Drawing on graph paper means I don’t have to use a ruler to make panels or lettering lines. It’s very easy to filter out the grid lines in GIMP, but the originals look worse.

Drivin’ That Train

A friend of mine told me she’s dating a guy who works in trains, and among other things can actually drive a train. Naturally I wanted to show her the Casey Jones comic I made for Grateful Dead Comix in 1991, but I couldn’t find it anywhere online. I couldn’t even find it on my own hard drives – apparently I’d never even scanned it. Probably because everyone who worked on Grateful Dead Comix did it as work-for-hire. Well I don’t play that no more, so here for your (and my friend’s) edification and enjoyment are all 8 pages of Casey Jones. The Dead will have to censor this themselves, since I’m not doing it for them.

Casey1

Casey2

Casey3

Casey4

Casey5

Casey6

Casey7

Casey8
For super high resolution scans, so high you can see all the little print dots, visit archive.org.

Censorship Vs. Copyright

I’m crossposting this from Mimi & Eunice today because it is one of my best ever and I’m impatient for everyone in the world to see it.

They're totally different!

What distinguishes
Copyright from Censorship?

The profit motive.

There’s one more day to back the Mimi & Eunice’s Intellectual Pooperty minibook project! The above comic won’t be in it, alas, since I just drew it yesterday and the book is already at the printer. But there will be 40 other fine selections from the IP category, in full color.

Help me choose 40 Mimi & Eunice IP comics!


Regarding my Kickstarter project:

My current task is to select the 40 Mimi & Eunice IP cartoons the minibook will contain. You can sift through the whole IP category here. My current list is below, but it can change. If there are any real winners that aren’t on this list, please let me know by posting its URL in the comments. And please let me know what losers are on my list I should drop, to make room for better ones. Thanks!

1    http://mimiandeunice.com/2010/07/26/patent/
2    http://mimiandeunice.com/2010/07/27/censorship/
3    http://mimiandeunice.com/2010/07/28/price-vs-value/
4    http://mimiandeunice.com/2010/07/28/stealing/
5    http://mimiandeunice.com/2010/07/30/thief/
6    http://mimiandeunice.com/2010/07/30/intellectual-pooperty/
7    http://mimiandeunice.com/2010/07/31/genius/
8    http://mimiandeunice.com/2010/08/06/thou-shalt-not-steal/
9    http://mimiandeunice.com/2010/08/13/free-as-in-free-markets/
10    http://mimiandeunice.com/2010/08/14/freetards/
11    http://mimiandeunice.com/2010/08/15/rivalrous-vs-non-rivalrous/
12    http://mimiandeunice.com/2010/08/25/for-the-children/
13    http://mimiandeunice.com/2010/08/30/something-for-nothing/
14    http://mimiandeunice.com/2010/09/06/lawyerarchy/
15    http://mimiandeunice.com/2010/09/24/permission/
16    http://mimiandeunice.com/2010/09/28/balance/
17    http://mimiandeunice.com/2010/10/01/non-commercial/
18    http://mimiandeunice.com/2010/10/15/authoritarian/
19    http://mimiandeunice.com/2010/10/25/added-value/
20    http://mimiandeunice.com/2010/10/26/watermark/
21    http://mimiandeunice.com/2010/10/27/viral-patent/
22    http://mimiandeunice.com/2010/10/29/927/
23    http://mimiandeunice.com/2010/11/17/obscurity/
24    http://mimiandeunice.com/2010/11/22/stealing-labor/
25    http://mimiandeunice.com/2010/11/23/killing-music/
26    http://mimiandeunice.com/2010/11/24/principles/
27    http://mimiandeunice.com/2010/12/02/limits-to-speech/
28    http://mimiandeunice.com/2010/12/14/incentive-to-create/
29    http://mimiandeunice.com/2010/12/15/balance-again/
30    http://mimiandeunice.com/2011/01/04/ye-olde-technologie/
31    http://mimiandeunice.com/2011/01/05/killer-of-scribes/
32    http://mimiandeunice.com/2011/01/06/ownership/
33    http://mimiandeunice.com/2011/02/23/incentive-to-create-ii/
34    http://mimiandeunice.com/2011/02/25/good-artists-copy-great-artists-steal/
35    http://mimiandeunice.com/2011/03/01/un-original-business-model/
36    http://mimiandeunice.com/2011/03/10/my-works-are-like-my-children/
37    http://mimiandeunice.com/2011/03/22/protection/
38    http://mimiandeunice.com/2011/03/29/so-much-potential/
39    http://mimiandeunice.com/2011/04/11/incentivized-creation/
40    http://mimiandeunice.com/2011/04/20/hitch-your-wagon/