Several new mini-episodes of PopCast

I reached a new goal on my Patreon project, which helps me create my monthly PopCast yo-yo videos, so I decided to say thanks by sharing a few mini-episodes featuring some well known players.



And, in case you missed it, here’s this month’s PopCast video, which features a TON of responsive yo-yo tricks performed in a new way.

 

24 Hour Comic Bingo Cards

It’s time once again for our annual 24 Hour Comic Book Day challenge. We’ll be doing our challenge at Mission Comics & Art from 11am tomorrow to 11am the following day. I created some 24hcd bingo cards last year, that I wanted to share for anyone to use. You can download them here (or here) and print them yourself.

For anyone interested, I’m also running a weekend long sale on some of my previous 24 Hour Comics on DoctorPopular.com.

 

Reflections on Instagram

This week the founders of Instagram, Kevin Systrom and Mikey Krieger, are leaving the company. Instagram is only about 8 years old and has continued to grow since it’s acquisition by Facebook in 2012. I was an early user of Instagram and from the start was really into the idea of Instagram meetups. One of the first meetups I helped organize was in South Park on January 20th, 2011, where we got a surprise visit from Kevin, Mikey, Josh Riedel, and Shayne Sweeney.

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Had a good time at the unofficial Instagram meet-up in South Park: @tigerbeat @jeremybrooks @bubzlet @josh @kevin @sanfrancisco @mikeyk @shayne @heartsf @sfslim It was fun doing lunch and meeting folks, but next time we'll skip the lunch and just do a photo walk 🙂

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Instagram had a surprisingly big impact on my life. After organizing a ton of #Instawalks, I developed a reputation as an early evangelist and pioneer of the mobile photography movement. I eventually left my job as a game designer at Tribal Games and started working for Postagram as a community manager. I got write ups in Wired and The New York Times and was a regularly appearing guest on several Revision 3 shows.

So big shout out to Mikey and Kevin. Instagram had a huge impact on my life and many others, I’m sure. Can’t wait to see what you make next.

 

Wooden Yo-Yos With a “Doc Pop” Maze Logo

I just added some new wooden yo-yos to my shop. These are fixed axle yo-yos made by YoYoFactory with an “A-Mazing” logo laser etched on the side. I really like using these yo-yos for responsive tricks, but they are fun to customize too. The unfinished wood really takes wood stain, ink, and/or watercoloring well.

Speaking of responsive yo-yoing tricks, I just posted an interview with Ed Haponik about his new Bandalores project. You can watch that here.