I helped out with some animations for Moon Hunters, a game made by an awesome local indie dev team, so I thought I’d share a small sample of the work I did.
(I’ll post a few more towards the end of the campaign.)
Reblogging this to remind myself to draw more Astronaut Bill.
the following is a response to a comment left by someone on a Newsweek article. it represents my feelings not so much on the Ferguson situation, but on arguments that the media is making the police look bad when in fact the police are making the police look bad. for anyone that cares.
"I’m going to start by saying that the only thing I agree with you on is that I too pine due to a lack of a non-advertiser driven media organization. Though I think the only way to get this is to have a federally funded new organization, therefore negating the need for sensationalism. I don’t know whether you agree with that or not, but what I do know is that I find your argument that this is a one sided story disingenuous because of the way you define bias. Bias is a form of special pleading where someone ignores or denies any information that conflict with their argument, not simply leaning more on one side. Your definition is so loaded that coming to a conclusion would be impossible. I’ll respond to your arguments as to try and not just make this accusation obligatorily.
First, why is having a holocaust survivor in the story relevant? And surely just because she a holocaust survivor doesn’t mean she’s above the law. I’m sure Newsweek didn’t think they’d have to spoon feed their audience, but the reason she’s in the news is because she has been on the morally superior side of the movements she’s been a part of, most notably the holocaust. At one point in history it was completely “legal” in Germany to detain and gas Jews, so you could argue that she was acting above the law then as well. However, that would have been a misnomer. Now I don’t want to argue from tradition, but the reason she’s news right now is because of the correlation. She fought crimes against humanity in Germany, and is now fighting crimes against humanity in Ferguson. Whether you think any crimes are being committed or not is debatable, but the fact remains, laws can be immoral. If it was illegal to breath would you stop doing it?
Secondly I recommend you google what a hyperlink is, because there was one in this article that directs you to the autopsy. And this is why the article is not biased. Also, in no way could you conclude that the other wounds are contradictory to the witness statement, in fact they corroborate it (pending further investigation, i.e. doing analysis on Brown’s clothing, again not bias.) Which means for all I can tell you didn’t read the independent assessment of the autopsy, but pulled that conclusion directly out your ass. If you’re going to argue that the independent contractor doing the autopsy was bias, fine. But the reason they usually are not bias is because their reputation, and therefore income, is on the line. Which is also why I vouch for a federally funded news organization, because you avoid the whole conflict of interest thing. And unfortunately the police’s account of the incident is unreliable because it is laced with conflict of interest, amongst other reasons.
Third and lastly, you are being hypocritical. You claim those who don’t agree with you are being biased by pointing out the other side of the story, then make claims that protesters are looting. What generally happens is that because the police force is occupied with protesters, other agents are free to loot. So its not the protesters looting, but looters. And there have also been reports that some of these looters are entities trying to exacerbate the situation, such as white supremacists and even the police themselves. Yet you fail to mention this. Now I’ll admit residents of Ferguson are most likely looting as well, but according to you it’s just the protesters. Which is bias as well as incorrect. And while I think people shouldn’t loot, because I at least have the very basics of frickin empathy and can imagine having a store, I can also imagine being a victim of a corrupt infrastructure. So you tell me, how effective is peaceful protest exactly? Looting is a byproduct of an oppressed populace, baring white people rioting after sporting events of course. If the city of Ferguson’s officials had reacted correctly at the onset, this whole debacle never would have happened.”
if i ever stop reblogging this it’s because i’m dead and in my grave.
I see you, Fox News.
UK-based street artist JPS creates playful site-specific stencils that turn puddles into oceans, wall cracks into rushing rapids, and CCTV cameras into Johnny Five. His clever creations remind us of the whimsical work of French street artist OaKoAk (previously featured here).
bow down before your master
I think my selfie problem is getting out of hand..