The greatest yo-yo videos of all time

A recent Facebook post asked “What is your favorite yo-yo video?” and the results were pretty stunning. I’ve made a lot of yo-yo videos, but don’t really watch as many as I should. Thanks to this surprisingly awesome thread, I’ve discovered a bunch of new videos and had a chance to re-explore some classic videos with a fresh new perspective on how innovative they were at the time.

It all got me to thinking about some of my favorite yo-yo videos. Youtube didn’t come around until 2005, so many old school/self hosted videos have disappeared. As a point of reference, Glasslab Experiment #4 (my first big yo-yo video) came out in 2001. I’m sure there are many more that I may have forgotten, but here’s my (incomplete) list of the greatest yo-yo videos of all time. :

Hometown Hero – Augie Fash
(2012)

Loyal – Jason Lee
2011

Breath – Spencer Berry
(2001?)

CLYW Presents: Tessa Piccillo x Kodiak – Tessa Piccillo
(2016)

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Another 24 Hour Comic Day finished… now what?

I spent yet another weekend making my twelfth 24 Hour Comic Book for 24hr Comic Book Day 2017. The usual goal is to make a 24 page comic in 24 consecutive hours, but this year I decided to make a bunch of mini-comics instead. I managed to get 8 finished during the 24 hour period and I think they look fantastic. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with them though. One thought was to do a limited run of risograph prints of all 8 comics and sell them through Kickstarter. Another idea would be to sell them as an assemble-yr-own-mini-comics set, which would be good for me because cutting and folding each of these comics is going to be really time consuming.

Here’s a timelapse of me drawing this year’s batch of #24hcd comics at Mission Comic’s and Art.

The Bay City Beacon also wrote this story about our 24 Hour Comic Book Day challenge and Mission Comics. I also made some 24hcd bingo cards! If anyone is interested in printing those for your event, you can download them here (or here).

 

How to tighten a loose fitting hat

I picked up this stylish fedora at a yard sale without realizing it was slightly too large for me. It got to the point where I’d check the weather to make sure it wasn’t going to be too windy for me to wear it. It turns out you can use foam tape to tighten a loose fitting hat.

Bonus, you can use this foam tape to help keep enamel spins from spinning around too much.

 

Icelandic Analog: Abandoned mini-golf course

Following up on my previous two collections (Hornbjarg and Lomochrome Purple), here’s another batch of film photos from our recent trip to Iceland.

During our roadtrip through the westfjords, we stopped at a lovely hotel in Heydalur that had great food, tons of boardgames, and some hotsprings. As we walked around, we found a mini-golf course that had become overgrown and forgotten. We begged the staff to allow us to play on it, and eventually they lent us some balls and putters. We had a blast playing through the weeds and mud and enjoyed the company of a beautiful and fluffy cat along the way.
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