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mirado? or mirage?

September 2nd, 2007


Once in high school I was doing my homework with an Eagle Mirado pencil. My visiting uncle took note of this. He told me that when he was little, this model of pencil was called a “Mikado,” but that the company had changed the name during World War II. Apparently in a patriotic spasm of Read the rest of this entry »


September 2nd, 2007

1. Cartoonist Ellen Forney is the Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s writer-in-residence this month. If you go to her blog, there are links to a great piece she did for the paper about her love affair with her Mercury Cougar, as well as to video of the public talk she gave.

2. Local TV reporter Jack Thurston just won an Excellence in Journalism award from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association for the segment he did about me last spring. Here I am with him in my office on the day we shot the interview.

jack & me

3. Another VT cartoonist, James Kochalka, has a kids’ book out. Here he is narrating an animated trailer for it. It would be kind of cool to play around with animation like this. Even with minimal movement, you can get some powerful effects. Like, check out the “die young, stay pretty” video of Ellen Forney using some simple pan & zoom techniques to tell one of her graphic stories as a performance piece.