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Digital comics

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Over the past week I have been experimenting with putting together some packages of digital comics. I have been talking about the possibilities with digital comics ever since I saw the first iPods with little colour screens in 2005 . The problems was then and still is now that the technology changes so fast that there is no time for any culture to build up around any of it. You could format a bunch of comics for an iPad and then the next year they bring out a new iPad with different dimensions and features etc; and if not that year the next! I have been lucky enough to have borrowed a Kobo ereader and an iPad from my work, and with both I would have to say that I am not fully satisfied with the screen resolution for hi-res comics. Do not get me wrong, comics look pretty cool on an eInk screen (albeit small) and it's great swiping and zooming on comics in an iPad, but both devices seem to downsample images. After having the iPad for the week it has changed how I read things li

Redbubble stickers

I just ordered myself a whole bunch of Redbubble stickers which was heaps of fun. Kind of like going on an art shopping spree where the art only costs 1.50 each! The deal is that if you get over 6 stickers (they can be all different) they are half price which makes them anywhere between $1.25-1.50 each. I collect stickers to put on my sketchbooks, otherwise I end up with a pile of black cover sketchbooks and I do not know which is which. The problem is that my sketchbooks only cost around $5 each, so I do not want to buy some fancy limited edition $5 sticker. My usual price is to try and not exceed $2. Two of my favourite stickers I have got so far are Chris Downes Cactapuss (FREE!) and a gamma go sticker of a red dragon character ($1.50) When choosing these new RB stickers I was looking for something iconic, inspiring and colourful. I will be sure to post some pictures when I get them in the mail; I will also have to make some more colourful design on RB myself, as most of my de

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