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Stereotypist : 50 questions answered

No not the interview boring approach of course. His stick man doodles does it for John Campbell. Perk up your day or get at least some of your questions thats stuck in your mind involving things happening in our universe answered. Or at least shed some lights on them. *cough* No. I am not really serious about that.
Here’s a taste of what you’ll get.


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Who is The Superest?

Check out the game being played by Kevin Cornell and Matthew Sutter called The Superest.
Game rules :
Player 1 draws a character with a power. Player 2 then draws a character whose power cancels the power of that previous character. Repeat.

It’s quite enjoyable to watch a fight using only drawings and great copy.
Had always been a Kevin’s BearSkinRug fan. And now Matt’s InkFinger blog is equally fun too.

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Sites That I Don’t Understand But Enjoy – Art on a Japan Rice Field

Got this interesting forwarded email. Rice Field Art. The images intrigued me to find out more. Main reason was the skepticism in me thinking it might be a hoax (like the fake egg thing) and being a big ass rice lover made me look even more. A few of it looks like Photoshop aided result. Boy, was I in for a surprise. Found out the site that keeps track of this art/food project and I was amazed. The Japanese made the process of growing rice seems fun. ( said that these guys have different designs every year and the effects are of different sort of rice. Yes, pity that it lasts for a few months at best. Here have a look at some of the field art. Click on the pictures to see the progress.

I call this “Wave” for I don’t read Japanese.

I call this “Monk and Topless Woman” for I don’t read Japanese.

I call this “Thunder God and Wind God” for I don’t read Japanese.

I call this “The Couple” for I don’t read Japanese.

It’s kind of similar to the Crop Circles but instead of stepping/killing crops, the Japanese grows them. Which is a more time consuming but interesting process. Growing art. Psst… they even have a Mona Lisa rice art too.

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Savage Chicken – Funnies on Sticky Notes

Head over to Savage Chicken playground for Doug Savage.
His humble beginnings told :
“When I was a kid, I drew cartoons all the time. I drew cows and alligators and pigs and superheroes. I drew a platypus named Ed. I drew a dead dog named Dead Dog Bob. I drew everything I saw and everything I wanted to see.Many years passed. By a strange series of coincidences, I found myself working in an office. The more I used a keyboard, the worse my penmanship became. The constant hum of computers made my brain twitch. That’s when I stopped drawing cartoons.

Then the chickens came.

Like some sort of haunting supernatural force, the chickens bubbled up from the ol’ subconscious mind. In a trance-like state, I drew them on office whiteboards. I drew them in notebooks. I drew them on anything that sat still long enough. People started asking, “Who’s drawing those damn chicken cartoons everywhere?

The chickens were unstoppable. To retain my sanity, all I could do was grab a stack of sticky notes, and release the Savage Chickens.”

These made me laugh.

He recently won a competition for video animation. See Phantom Mountain. Don’t forget to take a look behind the scenes of how he did it. I love watching the process something was made. Be amazed by looking at Behind The Scenes. Cluck away folks at Certified bird flu free.

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The Anatomy Tattoo Gallery

Permanent ink anyone?
I have none on me but I enjoy looking at tastefully done skin art. But I try not too spend too much time looking at it as it makes me feel uneasy inside after a while. I realized that when I chose it as my design subject back in college. I was researching on it to a point where I was no longer interested in it. Some were just gross. After numerous hours and stares at grotesque permanent epidermis ‘art’ my only response was to finish the damn assignment be it shitty looking or not.

Would love to have a nice one on me but the idea of it drooping and discolouring under layers of flabby skin during my later years always gets to me. And I bet the tattoo artist won’t entertain me by flipping back and stretching my old skin and re-inking my ‘art’. Witnessing some history on shirtless uncles don’t exactly encourages me more.Anyway this anatomy tattoo gallery I found today is way cool. It’s really worth checking out. I particularly like the muscle one shown. Enjoy!

View : Street Anatomy Tattoo Gallery

Oh and I heard that tattoos with godly icons should be always be done above the waist. A friend once told me, that a friend of a friend once did an image of Kuan Yin on his thigh and the moment he walked out of the tattoo parlour to cross the street he got knocked down by a car. Fatal or not I have no idea but talk about instant karma. Stupid decision.

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Here comes XKCD and Pictures for Sad Children

Forgot how I managed to unearth these but its hilarious.

See : XKCD – A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.
First off, its XKCD. The work of Randall Munroe, a CNU graduate with a degree in physics. He is aided by Davean (technical friend) and Sarah (proof-read/edit). He sums it up in the headline of what XKCD is in one sentence : A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.
His webcomic days begun when he was going through old math/sketching graph paper notebooks and didn’t want to lose some of the work in them, so he started scanning pages and putting them up on the servers. And everything just follows.
Note to Sponky : You will like this. Freaking funny stuff.

Next is Pictures for Sad Children. And no, its not meant for sad children. It might make them feel worse. John Campbell is the mastermind for this and it is about a bad feeling when you are feeling good and a good feeling when you are feeling bad, he says. And yes, he admitted it himself, it might not be appropriate for sad children. Be warned.

See : Pictures for Sad Children

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When you care enough to hit send

I was never a big fan of ecards. Most looked boring and quite pointless to me. Seem to me they all are shouting look at me, click me to go to my site or something. Bah… such insincerity huh. And the text are lame. Or not lame enough.

Alas, I stumbled upon an pure ecard site called someecards. The card designs are illustrated with victorian figures, japanese, english bla bla bla plastered witty taglines. Smart, funny, provoking with hints of sarcasm too. The have a whole list of categories for you to choose from too, from apology to flirting to wedding and sympathy. Go and have some fun…

Oh and Happy 50th Birthday Malaysia! Would have send you an ecard if I knew where to address it to.

See : Someecards – when you care enough to hit send

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The Bad Comics Challenge by Nedroid

If you are free… head over to 200 Bad Comics by Anthony “Nedroid” Clark. Seems like he was challenged and he being the gentleman and scholar that he is, gracefully accepted and what results it has. Really inspiring. Some are so lame that its funny. Erm… what am I talking. Anyway he can really draw… wonder how long it took him to get it done.

See : Bad Comics Challenge

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Happy Toilet Project

Was surfing the net and super busy Shawna asked me to visit her blog. Her school, Fajar Secondary School had a Happy Toilet Project where students gave their toilet a complete make over. Different themes are given to each level. A very interesting and cool project indeed. Good job! Images stolen from her site.

Mmm… a bit hard for our toilets. Better forget it to save time and heartache.

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Cocoa Jambo

The past weeks was hectic so I did not manage to do any postings.

Here’s something to share. Any idea what it is?

Chocolates! Amazing huh.

Its actually an opening exhibition theme for 21_21 Design Sight gallery in Tokyo.

Quoted from
Thirty designers, artists and photographers plunge into our peculiar relationship with this sticky stimulant, using an array of differing media.

Here you get to see them communicating through chocolate as their medium. Yummy…
Check out the shapes and sizes they come in. Would love to some melting in my mouth. Hope they come in dark chocolate.

Cocoa Power!