Real knowledge is knowing the extent of one’s ignorance. Confucius
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge. Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man (1871)
Box Art Throwback
Atari’s 1982 port of Pac-Man for the Atari VCS (aka the 2600) was one of the games responsible for the Video Game Crash of 1983. It was (rightfully) greeted by groans from reviewers and fans alike. However, if you were lucky enough to own the Atari 400/800 home computer, you …
If you’re good at something, never do it for free.The Joker, The Dark Knight (2008)
This is an old project. Back in 2010 (seems almost like pre-history) I came up with a logo for a client who wanted to start a mommy blog aimed at other mommies living in Delaware. The site never came to be, but I loved working on the logo. The client asked for the superhero theme and, as a long time comic book nerd, she didn’t need to ask twice.
2015 is nearly done and it’s been a great year. I’m hopeful 2016 will be even better.
What better way to wish you a Merry Christmas than to share a retro commercial for one of the best gifts Santa every brought me: Intellivision!
Merry Christmas, Everybody!
A beautiful funeral does not guarantee heaven. Haitian Proverb
War prosperity is like the prosperity that an earthquake or a plague brings.Ludwig von Mises
Bariatric Eating has been serving bariatric surgery patients with advice, research, protein drinks and other delicious foods to help them get the most out of life after surgery for over 15 years. I developed the WordPress site and integrated it with a WooCommerce store. The good folks at Octane designed …
Bo Hampton is a legendary comic book artist whose work in comics dates back to the early 80s. He’s worked on Swamp Thing, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, New Mutants, Batman: Castle of the Bat and much more. It was a thrill to work with Bo to create a …
As a web designer, I’m usually working on projects for my employer and clients to the detriment of my own site. I finally had to buckle down and refresh my site to show off my growth in responsive design. The result is the site you’re on now. It was a lot of fun and I think the result was worth the time and effort.
Ever wonder what the world’s mightiest heroes have to do to make ends meet? I sure have…
…and so has Chow Hon Lam. Chow has a few fantastic ideas on the jobs which our favorite superheroes (and supervillains) might resort to keep the lights on. Check out his fantastic illustrations on …
Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill
In my post on the evolution…more correctly, regeneration…of the Dr. Who logo over it’s 50+ year history I wanted to add a bit of flair by making the TARDIS, the Doctor’s Time Machine, materialize after the page loaded. Using CSS3’s @keyframes rule I was able to create a nice materialization …
Sometimes I find something so cool that I have to share it with the world. Kerry Callen’s amazing animated comic book covers certainly fit that bill. He’s a fantastic comic book artist whose work has a Golden Age sensibility while still being funny and undeniably modern. His animated covers are …
Break out your bell bottoms, suede vests and platform shoes…1975 is here again.
Well…sorta. See, calendars repeat from time to time. During a 28 year cycle a year will start on the same day of the week as previous years 3 times (If your interest is piqued, read more about …
While taking care of some last minute Christmas shopping online, I ran across the most beautiful superhero hoodies I’ve ever seen! (Seriously, take a closer look below and try to keep from drooling) I furiously clicked links to get to the store where I could surrender my hard-earned dollars. No …
Even Earth’s mightiest heroes have to pay the bills. Tights and capes can cost a fortune in dry cleaning alone. Ever wondered what superheroes would do to earn extra cash? I sure have.
Apparently, I’m in good company. Chow Hon Lam …
It’s no secret that I’m a long-time fan of Star Trek. As a kid (in the bad ol’days before Netflix, DVDs or even VCRs) I would watch our local CBS affiliate’s occasional 24-hour Star Trek marathons with a sense of excitement akin to opening presents on Christmas morning. If any …
Batman is not just part of the DC Trinity and one of the most recognized fictional characters in the world, he’s MY favorite comic book superhero and — for better or worse — responsible for my love of comic books that endures to this day.
Susan Maria Leach is a leading motivational personality in the bariatric surgery community. Her book, Before & After, is at once an eye-opening memoir, a self-help guide, and a cookbook filled with delicious, healthy recipes, Before & After is Susan’s inspiring personal account of her remarkable transformation as well as an indispensable handbook for anyone who has already undergone or is considering weight loss surgery.
With his debut in Action Comics #1 in 1939, Superman launched the comic book superhero. During his long history, the Man of Steel’s adventures have been illustrated by many of the greatest artists in the comic book industry. These five artists are not only …
As a little nerdling, I was fortunate that my local PBS station carried the adventures of the mysterious Doctor Who every Saturday afternoon. My childhood friend, Lyle Payne, introduced me to the time-travelling tales of the peculiar Time Lord one rainy Saturday when outdoor activity was out of the question …
CraigGilmore.net is the official website for Craig Gilmore, a professional illustrator and storyboard artist. Craig has illustrated storyboards for major motion pictures and television series (including my personal favorite, AMC Television’s The Walking Dead).
Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. Mahatma Gandhi
To say I’m excited about this movie is a massive understatement.
What a beautiful piece of work! Watch this video at fullscreen and crank the Moonlight Sonata to 11.
Digital Comics Distributor Graphicly announced to Comics Alliance that it is changing it’s business model. Effective immediately Graphicly will cease selling digital comics for the proprietary Graphicly app and focus on their Digital Distribution Platform, which puts comics — and other media — in the iBookstore, Kindle store, Nook store, …
You get up early in the morning and you work all day. That’s the only secret. Philip Glass
A nice marriage of the Marvel Superhero Cartoons of the 1960s and the trailer for 2012’s Avengers Assemble film. My only complaint (more of a nitpick) is the 1990’s Nick Fury clips. This particular nit can’t be picked, though, since Director Fury didn’t appear in any of the ’60s Marvel cartoons. All in all, very cool.
Work banishes those three great evils: boredom, vice and poverty. Voltaire
Under a democratic government, the citizens exercise the powers of sovereignty; and those powers will be first abused, and afterwards lost, if they are committed to an unwieldy multitude. Edward Gibbon, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Ch. 2
Shannon Watts is the Bariatric Diva. I helped her build a website that was an expression of her upbeat take on life after bariatric surgery.
Yvonne McCarthy, the Bariatric Girl, is a blogger, activist and motivational speaker in the bariatric surgery community. She wanted to consolidate her multiple online presences into a single site under the Bariatric Girl brand.
Outer Limits Comics was the local comic shop in my town. I wasted many an hour and dollar there. After getting to know the owner, I offered to help him launch a website to promote the store. The metaphor for the site was a ragged, well-read comic book. I can almost smell the old paper.
Fitness & Spice is the brainchild of Joanna Sutter. Joanna is a marketing professional and fitness enthusiast. Fitness & Spice is a place for her to share her secrets to leading a healthy lifestyle.
I designed Triad Personal Catering for Rod Davis, a very talented chef here in central North Carolina. He was starting up a catering business based out of Kernersville, NC.
Shannon Watts is a dear friend so when she wanted to start a blog to share her insights on life I was only too happy to help. She wanted a design to communicate the “controlled chaos” that often rules our lives. After a few iterations, we settled on a messy desktop metaphor.
Gospel Light Baptist Church is one of the largest churches in central North Carolina. They hold a summer conference attended by youth groups from hundreds of churches from around the United States. Organizing such an large event was beginning to overwhelm the church staff, so I built an application in FileMaker Pro to manage the registrations, payments and lodging arrangements.
Codeslicr was a site I designed for myself back in 2008. I was thinking of starting a “Coding for Artists” business. Unfortunately, my day job hours ramped up as we planned and implemented a move to a new e-commerce platform.