Monday, August 29, 2016

ClintonKaine.com Media Bender Is Capped Off With NPR "Morning Edition" Interview


I've had stories profiling me in dozens of news sources, including:
CNN (twice),
HLN,
CNBC,
Vox,
DCist (three times),
NBC News,
NY Daily News,
Glenn Beck,
the Verge,
Refinery29,
Mic.com,
Bustle,
Above The Law;
and many other blogs, countless local news affiliates, and several foreign news sources,

The site itself has also been featured on Rachel Maddow, the Boston Globe, the Washington Examiner, the Daily Dot, and other places.



I'm happy with how this segment turned out on NPR's Morning Edition:

They could have framed me as an amoral ball of slime, but like most sources, they saw it as a fun little story. We started out talking about the Hillary Potter fanfiction on the site and how I came to buy the site, and then I debuted the news of my sale of the site for $15,000! And in a great twist, after Clinton's digital director passed on the domain, the buyer ended up being Trump's digital director!



Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Behind The Strip: "Out Of The Frying Pan"


Finally, another strip with the comic's supposed title character, Feldman. So far she's been in maybe one out of every five strips. Hopefully she'll show up more frequently.

Here's an earlier iteration of the second panel:

What do you think? Did I screw up by getting rid of the color and putting a box around it?

Update: Wow, I liked the earlier version so much that I ended up adding the color back into it. Here's the colorless version, for reference: 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

New Gag Strip Up On Feldman the Cat: "Reality Gets Real"

Click here to see my gag comic about reality TV addiction. I guess you could describe it as gallows humor.

Now that I'm done with my Hillary Potter fanfic pages, I'll be getting more comics to you soon.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Current List of Relevant Political Domain Names I Own

So far, I've sold two political domains for the 2016 cycle: Cruz2016.com ($1500) and BidenWarren.com ($1500).

Most of the candidates are gone now, so only a handful of my domain names are still potentially valuable. I've turned the three most valuable domains into Harry Potter "shipping" fanfiction sites.

Here is the list in descending order of estimated value:

Hillary Potter sites:

ClintonKaine.com
ClintonBooker.com
ClintonBiden.com

Other domains:

ClintonPatrick.com
ClintonWarner.com
ClintonNapolitano.com
ClintonWebb.com
ClintonOMalley.com
ClintonNelson.com
ClintonVanHollen.com
ClintonGabbard.com
Pawlenty.net
TrumpFortuno.com

Regardless of whom Hillary picks next week, I've had fun.


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.”