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This Week in Making: Star Wars Droids, Comic Con, and Deadly Paper Cuts

This Week in Making looks a Star Wars droid puppet, a makerspace in South Africa, Silicon Valley Comic Con, and murderous paper.

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This Comic Pro Talks Shaking Off a Stronghold Aesthetic

What happens when a comic book artist with a very specific style approaches their work from an entirely different angle? Sometimes, the process of shifting the artist’s paradigm creates some of their strongest work. Tradd Moore’s illustration on the comic Zero, published by Image Comics, is unlike anything he’s done before. Written by Ales Kot with colors by Jordie Bellaire, the comic follows the story of Edward Zero, a spy who suddenly realizes he’s been working on the wrong side. This week’s mini-comics masterclass, Strip Panel Naked, continues with the third part of an ongoing conversation between host Hass Otsmane-Elhaou and artist Tradd Moore, and the two move from talking about free flowing comic action and non-traditional comic book layouts to a severe … Read the rest

Remembering the Breathtaking Dark Beauty of Comic Book Legend Bernie Wrightson

Earlier this week the comic book world lost one of the most innovative and boundary shattering artists working in the business. Bernie Wrightson, the comic illustrator who specialized in highly detailed horror illustrations, passed away on Saturday after battling brain cancer. Wrightson got his start illustrating comics in horror and suspense anthologies like House of Mystery and House of Suspense, and went on to co-create the character Swamp Thing for DC Comics. Wrightson also worked for Marvel and nearly every other publisher on the market in his 50 years in the business, and was perhaps best known for his illustrations that accompanied an edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. He was known both for intricate pen work and flowing ink, and the comic and … Read the rest

Electrofishing for Whales

Electrofishing for Whales I used to work on a fisheries crew where we would use an electro-fisher backpack to momentarily stun small fish (30 – 100 mm length) so we could scoop them up with nets to identify and measure them. The larger fish tended to be stunned for slightly longer because of their larger surface area but I don’t imagine this relationship would be maintained for very large animals. Could you electrofish for a blue whale? At what voltage would you have have to set the e-fisher? —Madeline Cooper So you want to give endangered whales powerful electric shocks. Great! I’m happy to help. This is definitely a very normal thing to want to do. There are various electrofishing setups, but they all operate on … Read the rest

Toaster vs. Freezer

Toaster vs. Freezer Would a toaster still work in a freezer? —My Brother, My Brother and Me, Episode 343, discussing a Yahoo Answers question On a recent episode of Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy’s terrific advice podcast, My Brother, My Brother and Me, the brothers pondered a Yahoo Answers question about what would happen if you put a toaster inside a freezer. (The discussion comes around the 36-minute mark.) They have a fun discussion of a few aspects of the problem before eventually moving on to the next question. Since they don’t really settle on a final answer, I thought we could help them out by taking a closer look at the physics of freezer toasters. (A quick safety note: If you actually do this, keep … Read the rest