Sunday, May 15, 2016

Texas NPR Station Interviews Me About My Political Cybersquatting

I was interviewed for a great 2016 serial political podcast called The Ticket. The interview also got picked up by another Texas podcast called Texas Standard.

Ultimately the interview ended up playing on actual NPR radio stations throughout Texas. I'm glad I got a chance, in the extended version of the interview, to rail on Julian Castro for how bad a choice he would be for Clinton's running mate.
 

Keep an eye out for my upcoming Harry Potter "shipping" fan fiction sites ClintonKaine.com, ClintonBooker.com, and ClintonWarner.com! Unlike my interviewer's imagining of the concept, the shipping on my sites will actually involve Clinton and her potential VPs in the roles of Harry and Hermione.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Drafting Table Modifications

I have a Studio Designs Futura Tower that I draw on. I keep it tilted at around a 15 degree angle. Out of the box, it had two problems that I wanted to fix:

1. The Tower has a "pencil ledge" that catches pens, pencils, and sheets of paper that slide down the desk when it's inclined. It's too useful to remove, but it sticks up in a way that hurts the wrists of anybody trying to draw or lean on the desk. So I went to the hardware store and picked up some Frost King self-adhesive weather-strip tape to put there:


Here's how my desk looks now after cutting out a strip of the weatherseal and putting it against the pencil ledge, which I was then able to lower: 



It's very comfortable for my wrist now!

The other problem was that I didn't have a flat surface to put non-drawing things on anymore. But I grabbed a foldable Walmart TV table and put it partially under the desk, creating an uncannily natural-looking extension to the desk. The picture below also includes the pencil ledge before I put the weatherseal in.


So if you have a Futura Tower, a Futura Craft Station, or any other kind of tilted drafting table, consider modifications like these to improve your drawing experience.


Friday, February 12, 2016

I Got A Solid Tourette's Mention In A Globe And Mail Article

This piece about insomnia habits by Adriana Barton in the Globe and Mail, Canada's second-largest circulation newspaper, mentions my Tourette's and my habits when I have trouble sleeping. It appeared both online and in the print edition:

Jeremy Peter Green, a lawyer in Washington, has not tried CBT-I, but he makes a habit of going for long walks or drawing cartoons when he can’t sleep. Green has Tourette’s syndrome, a neurological condition that makes him restless several nights a week. When his muscles start to contract and his eyes blink involuntarily, “it just becomes impossible to even think about sleeping.”
As a student, he would walk to the law school after midnight and draw cartoon animals on the whiteboards for his classmates to see in the morning. He graduated two years ago, and now publishes his cartoons at FeldmanTheCat.com. With more nights of practice, he said, “hopefully, the artwork will catch up with the word play.”

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

January 2016 Updates

Sold another political domain name last week to somebody you may have heard of!

Also working on a new comic. Here are a couple of pictures of it in process:


One of the inked panels, before scanning, with notes on the side about what to fix in Photoshop.

Screenshot of the editing process in Photoshop.


Sunday, December 6, 2015

MurderEgg.com Is My Most Popular Domain Right Now


No, I don't know why MurderEgg.com has been getting so much unsolicited traffic. I'm not really sure what somebody would use the name for, but it seemed like a good domain to grab. Now I have it listed for $950, which is less than any of my good political domain names are listed for.

ClintonWebb.com and ClintonKaine.com somehow aren't even in the top 13. 


Monday, November 23, 2015

2016 Political Domain Squatting Update

Domains I've sold so far this year:

Cruz2016.com -- $1500;
BidenWarren.com -- $1500 (sold to Florida orthodontist and conservative activist Larry Kawa).

I still have many great political domains left, including ClintonBooker.com, ClintonBiden.com, ClintonOMalley.com, ClintonKaine.com, ClintonPatrick.comClintonWebb.com, ClintonWarner.com, and SandersBiden.com on the Dem side; RubioCruz.com, CruzChristie.com, ChristieAyotte.com, and Christie-2016.com on the GOP side, and many others on both sides. Buy them!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

(Updated 5/25/15) RT Journalist Abby Martin Brings Attention To My Tourettic Sign At A Freddie Gray Rally

Former RT America host Abby Martin, now of Media Roots, took a picture of me with my sign at a rally for Freddie Gray in DC. The only person of color in the foreground of the picture is my friend Abishek.


I wrote the word "FUCK" on a big piece of paper because it expressed how I felt about the death of Freddie Gray. I'm white and I'm aware that I benefit tremendously from the problems we were protesting, so I feel guilty for grabbing so much attention at a rally that I was supposed to be supporting, not coopting.

As a person who suffers from Tourette syndrome, however, there might be nothing more cathartic than broadcasting the word "FUCK" to tens of thousands of people. I'm not being facetious about this. Most of my tics are physically painful and unsatisfying, but the words are a little better. Phrases like "fuck" and "I'm gay" are some of my least unpleasant tics, even when I'm just sending them to friends of mine in text messages. (Edit: This is called coprographia.)

I also figured that the risk of it getting media attention was low because conventional news media would have trouble publishing it, and it's true that it didn't make it into any actual publications, as far as I know. One thing I want to avoid more than almost anything when I go to DC Ferguson actions is being prominently featured in a photograph in a major publication and becoming a symbol of narcissistic white yuppies going to Black Lives Matter protests and treating them like pep rallies.

Regardless, I don't think I'll make any more signs when I go to DC Ferguson rallies in the future.