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I loved Jonny Quest when I was a kid, and I think my 10-year-old (and I) will love Rocket Robinson, a graphic novel by Sean O’Neill, which reminds me of the 1960s cartoon. Get a taste of it by reading the webcomic, and then chip in to Kickstarter if you dig it. Rocket Robinson and
The $129 BioLite wood burning campstove converts heat to electricity, so you can charge your mobile phone while you boil up your freeze-dried beef stroganoff. BioLite
Mike Kuniavsky of the electronic projects studio ThingM says: When we designed the BlinkM we took the old school Unix philosophy of making it simple and focused, a useful component in a larger system of interlocking pieces. blink(1) is our idea of what that same philosophy would be like, when mapped to a consumer electronics
Good news: Fantagraphics, the world’s greatest comic book publisher, is going to start selling digital comic books. Fantagraphics Books and comiXology have immediately made available the first four issues of the Hernandez Brothers’ phenomenal Love and Rockets: New Stories. Groth also announced that following Comic-Con, comiXology will debut Love and Rockets: New Stories #5 on
mtdna says: I really enjoy Gweek, especially your recommendations section. I’d like to offer a recommendation of my own, the Jonny Quest TV show. Jonny Quest was a half-hour prime time cartoon that came out in the early ‘60s, produced by Hanna-Barbera.
Gweekly goodness: Jonny Quest (1964)
A couple of years ago, the lease on my Ford Explorer hybrid ran out and I returned the car to the dealer. Ever since, Sirius XM Radio has called me on a weekly (and when they are on a roll, daily) basis to try to get me to reactivate their radio service on the car,
Some folks in Silicon Valley are unhappy about a reality TV show that “captures the raucous reality of the tech industry,” reports David Streitfeld for the NYT: The series, which is now being filmed and is scheduled to be broadcast this winter, shows hard-partying youngsters vying to start companies in a frenzy reminiscent of the
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Silicon Valley reality TV show "offensive"
The perfect lair from which to hatch your evil plans for global domination. While many a volcano has flared up lately with maddening consequences, the cinder cone that hosts the “Volcano House” in Newberry Springs, Calif., offers nothing but cosmic, barren beauty. The creation of architect Harold J.
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For sale: Volcano House – $750,000
Tony says: If you haven’t heard of the Trivia Championships of North America, well, that’s understandable. It’s only the second year for TCONA, but this year’s event, taking place from August 10-12 at Circus Circus in Las Vegas, will already be bigger, with more players, more pub quiz hosts from around the country, more medal
I’ve written about the great cartoonist Carl Barks before. If I were forced to get rid of all comic books and comic book anthologies except for the works of one artist, I would save Carl Barks and (tearfully) toss everything else. Ruben Bolling and I spend an inordinate amount of time on Gweek singing the
Gawker has launched a new column written by an anonymous Fox News employee who posts under “The Fox Mole.” S/he claims to have been with Fox for “years,” and claims that s/he can’t find work elsewhere because other news organizations view Fox alumni with suspicion. The Mole’s first column describes a particularly nasty piece of
Legoist Peter sez, “My most popular model, the Exo Suit, has been submitted to the LEGO CUUSOO website. I need 10,000 supporters for the chance to have it released as an official LEGO set. If you’d like to see this model made available to buy, please support my project on the CUUSOO site.” LEGO CUUSOO
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Lego exoskeleton maker seeks your votes for official kit-status
Kaely says: Alex Pasternack has a terrific interview with the legendary William Gibson in Motherboard. This isn’t another re-hash of what’s in his latest book, Distrust that Particular Flavor. Bearing in mind that Gibson doesn’t have to predict the future anymore (because it’s already here, as he says, “it’s just not very evenly distributed”) Alex
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Excellent William Gibson video interview
[Video Link] Jack Streat, the 17-year-old boy who made the AK-47 out of Lego pieces in the video above, has landed a book deal. LEGO Heavy Weapons will be released in May by No Starch Press. From LEGO guns mastermind and 17–year-old YouTube sensation Jack Streat comes LEGO Heavy Weapons, a collection of complete building
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New book shows you how to make Lego guns
Apropos yesterday’s post about 1970s science fiction convention costumes, Strephon Taylor sez, “I just saw your post on the 1970′s science fiction costumes. I made a documentary on the early northern California Star Trek conventions called “Back to Space-Con”, it has a ton of costume footage, I think you will dig it. We have some
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Documentary about 1970s northern California Star Trek conventions
Hurray! Drew Friedman has an art show coming up later this month. I asked him to tell me a bit about the exhibition, and he kindly obliged: “Drew Friedman MY WAY,” opening April 27th, marks my first “official” New York Gallery show. Although my work has hung in comics shops, group shows, and dance clubs,
0 days until the release of “The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist” (…plus your chance to win an autographed copy today)
The official release date for The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist is today. So go buy the book already! Or enter today’s contest for your last opportunity to win an autographed copy (details after the jump.) Alvin says: “Our countdown ends with a bang: a 4-part mega-post of very random, but quality Clowes odds
Artist Randy Regier visited the Cosmosphere Museum in Hutchinson, Kansas. He snapped a photo of this Russian sphere, a duplicate of the one the Russians sent to the Moon in 1959. Here’s the description: A Cosmic Calling Card Luna II becomes the first man-made object to impact the lunar surface, and the first to reach
Soviet medallions scattered on Moon in 1959
Flipboard is an IOS application that presents Twitter feeds in the form of beautiful magazine pages. Boing Boing has always been one of Flipboard’s most popular sites. Today, Flipboard released the “publisher” version of Boing Boing, which looks and feels even more like a digital magazine. I think it’s fantastic.
Boing Boing on Flipboard
6 days until the release of “The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist”! (…plus your chance to win an autographed copy today)
…and the countdown continues. The Cutting Room Floor From deep in the Clowes archives come a few illustration proposals that caught my eye. I particularly like the one that shows chatroom users as they are and how they imagine themselves to be.
In the latest episode of the Gweek podcast (Number 45), I talked about the new line of limited edition Lego Moleskine notebooks. The front cover has a Lego plate built into it. When I brought up this feature, my co-host Michael Pusateri had a great idea — attach a pencil to a Lego brick so
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Fun pencil holder hack for Lego Moleskine