Doodle Swap #17 Roundup

Another Doodle Swap has come and gone. For those that might not know about this, it’s a artist trading card swap. Once the signups are closed for the current session, addresses are sent out to the participants, you create something on a 3.5″x2.5″ cards (usually around ten or less) and send them out to folks. A few days later, you start receiving little pieces of art from everyone you sent a card to. It’s fun. You don’t need to have any artistic skills to participate, just the ability to fill a card with something interesting. Sometimes there’s a theme, sometimes not. And that’s about it. I highly recommend. So far this is the eleventh time I’ve participated.

This round, there was no theme. However, I like making up a theme anyway. I call this group Kitten Villains. I may have to revisit these cats at some point.

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Weekly Comic Update: Guest Comics! (and the dangers of virtual chickens)

HEguestcomic-NatalieMetzger First, I have a guest comic up at HijiNKS ENSUE. I highly recommend you check it out, then read all of Joel’s comics, then buy all the HijINKS ENSUE things because more people with Sci Five shirts can only be a good thing for society in general.
cs_2-10 cs_2-11 Over at Cthulhu Slippers there are a couple guest comics. They are both drawn by Mel McCafferty.In the first we learn about what is impossible. In the second we learn about management.
OE-4 At Over-Encumbered we learn about the dangers of surprise chickens. And boob maggots.

Joseph Scrimshaw and His Unstable Rodent

What happens when you give a squirrel a martini and a light saber? It’s probably best not to think about the ramifications of such actions. However, if you are at all curious, I highly recommend checking out the comedic ramblings of Joseph Scrimshaw. I’ve also heard he is the primary expert in drunken weaponized squirrels.

An unstable squirrel.

In related news, I did design that squirrel image, which, I have to admit, was pretty awesome.

In other related news, you should go check out all of Joseph’s hilariously humorous things and go support his Patreon campaign while your at it. If you do happen to join the Patreon campaign, you can get all sorts of fun things including, but not limited to, a copy of his book Comedy of Doom, your very own LOLScrimshaw and short awkward poems about a random thing you think should be honored in short awkward poetic form.

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ALSO! If you happen to be in Portland, Oregon tomorrow night (4/18/2014), Joseph is performing at the Secret Society for Nerd Night Out!

 

Weekly Comic Update: There’s a Venn For That

Because I somehow forgot to post one of these last week, you get double the goodness. Hooray for forgetfulness?

CS_2-7 Ever wander into a room and forget why you came in there? The horrible abominations over at Cthulhu Slippers also have this problem from time to time.

 

 

 

CS_2-8 Remember folks, a clean fridge is a fridge that probably won’t try to eat you. Probably.

 

 

 

oe-001 In the first Over-Encumbered comic we learn about Harriet’s will power.

 

 

 

 

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In which Yukon and Jupiter ponder life, the universe, and Venn diagrams.

 

Parsec Awards Call for Nominations

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Good news everyone!

It’s that time of the year where you can show your love for your favorite speculative fiction themed podcasts by nominating them for the Parsec Awards!

What are the Parsec Awards? It’s an award given out to celebrate speculative fiction podcasting. This year will be the ninth year running. The awards are presented each year during Dragon*Con.

How can you nominate? The best way is to go to the Official Parsec Awards Nomination page. Make sure to read through the podcast categories to make sure your nomination fits with the awards.

That’s it!

If you feel so inclined to promote the awards, there are also a couple of handy PDF posters for your posting and sharing pleasure.