- Everything today has been overshadowed by the tragedy in Aurora Colorado.
- Childhood Sale, a video about letting go of your comics collection.
- Guess the iconic painters. Don’t let the easy, peasy first one fool you.
- Why IT professionals should read Sci-Fi.
- Ars Technica goes searches for the mysterious owner of FunnyJunk.
- Washington State to let voters register via Facebook.
- How Adam Savage works.
- Did you see the vide for this summer’s Paralympics games? You should.
- Top 11 Chemistry moments in Breaking Bad.
- The evolution of PC games.
Tag Archives: comicbooks
- Pantone’s Tangering Tango & the ethics of color forecasting.
- Top 10 tech troll catchphrases.
- 100 ideas that changed graphic design.
- Dear Einstein, Do scientists pray?
- Apple, the other cult in Hollywood.
- 8-bit Super Mario mushroom is also a computer.
- Five children’s books by iconic graphic designers.
- 25 handy words that don’t exist in English.
- Buzzfeed casts the other comicbook heroes who should have movies.
- Twitter’s tracking you on the web, here’s what you can do about it. Semi-related, 11 ways you’re annoying on Twitter.
- The history of the taco. Fascinating, really.
- Don’t forget tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day! Find a participating store near you. Speaking of, The Mary Sue, points out that between StarWars Day, The Avengers’ opening, and Free Comic Book day this weekend is like nerdvana.
- Betsy the KegDroid beer dispenser.
- Want to intern at The Nerdery this summer? You can win a postion by apply at The Intern Game.
- Anil Dash on why you can’t trust the tech press to teach you about the tech industry.
- This Advertising Life: emotions from advertising life represented by animated gifs.
- Wil Wheaton on why he left StarTrek: The Next Generation.
- The iPhone may be the best thing for the blind since Braille.
- Use a Mac power adapter to open your beer.
- Attracting more women to computer science requires shattering the brogrammer culture.
- LEGO wigs.
Did you hear about how DC Comics is launching a new series of “Watchmen” prequels based on the iconic 80s graphic novel? They are, and pretty much every comicbook nerd worthy of the name nerd is upset about it. You can read about it on Wired and then once you get the lay of the land, head on over to The Wall Street Journal and read Why The New ‘Watchmen’ Can’t Turn Back the Clock”, which is a really thoughtful piece about the enterprise, including this:
“Let’s not be angry about this, let’s be sad and maybe a bit worried. The Watchmen graphic novel will stay its brilliant, doom-laden, intricate heartbreaking self. The future of superhero comics, however, is much less certain.”
The only thing better than a new logo brouhaha is a new logo brouhaha with comicbook nerds at the heart of it. It appears that DC Comics is about to unveil a new logo. Brand New has a lot of details on the trademark filing and what not. You can see the logo is a bit of a snooze. The best thing so far about the new logo is definitely iFanboy’s remain calm post. Seriously, and I quote: “Before anyone gets too excited (or agitated), this is a small step in a much larger process and strategy. There is still a lot we don’t know and it will be a while before we see anything in production.”
Oh man, this is why comicbook nerds are some of the all-time best nerds. They’re a passionate bunch.
- Google+’s Real Name Policy: Identity vs. Anonymity.
- Take a quick look at The Zen of Steve Jobs, a graphic novel.
- How infographics guru Nicholas Felton inspired Facebook’s Timeline.
- The 6 most ridiculous superhero weaknesses.
- Past and future famous logos. This one gave me a chuckle.
- An anthropological analysis of unrealistic pop culture geeks.
- The evolution of the Ad exec.
- Social Media, multi-tasking, and the death of the billable hour.
- Senators worried job-seekers unfairly harmed by social media background checks.
There are more than a few nerds super excited about the upcoming Tron: Legacy. I’d also venture to guess that a few of those very same nerds also dig comicbooks and/or superheroes. Which is why the TRONified covers of ten Marvel comics will be making a lot of nerd’s month, maybe even year.
And if you don’t care about TRON or comicbooks, then you should go over at take A List Apart’s 2010 Survey for People Who Make Websites. It only takes a few minutes and the more web people who take it the more accurate the findings will be. Why does it matter? Because it gives a look at who is creating the web, how much money they’re making, and where they expect to grow in their career. Like I said, it only takes a few minutes and then you can get back to creating websites or reading comicbooks.
- The Gamer’s Alphabet, a book for the baby geek in your life.
- Turn your Nikes into Wii controllers.
- A portrait of Darth Vader made using dialog from the movies.
- If Superheroes were hipsters.
- The most powerful colors in the world: COLOURLovers takes a look at the color palettes of 100 top brands on the web.
- How many agency websites appear on a mobile device. Oops.
- NES Bed.
- Build-a-Bear StarWars.
P.S. There’s still time to RSVP for The Nerdery’s charity Wine Tasting event and to donate a buck or two to fight cancer and win an iPad.
Today’s New York Times features the obituary of Sheldon Dorf who died on November 3rd at the age of 76.
Dorf is the man responsible for founding Comic-Con which started as a small gathering of comicbook nerds in 1970 and has blossomed into a a phenomenon that attracts over 126,000 attendees. For many nerds, attending Comic-Con is a religious pilgrimage.
There’s a Shel Dorf Tribute site filled memories of Dorf and offers a great glimpse into the history of comicbooks and how one man influenced an industry.
RIP Mr. Dorf, you changed pop culture and that’s an amazing feat for any human.
P.S. Totally unrelated, but worth a mention. Today is World Usability Day. Make sure to give your favorite UX designer a hug.