Monthly yo-yo giveaway for Patreon backers

Just a heads up for all my yo-yo friends. Each month I do an exclusive yo-yo giveaway for Patreon/Popcast sponsors. This month’s yo-yo is a prototype VTWO yo-yo by One Drop. Yoyoexpert has a great write up of this yo-yo here. Big thanks to One Drop for donating this yo-yo to one of my Patreon sponsors and thanks to you for sponsoring the Popcast yo-yo vlog.

Any sponsor who is at the $2 or higher level on Patreon by September 1st will automatically be entered into the giveaway.

 

San Francisco Flag Redesign

I’m back from a short trip to Chicago, where I had a blast shooting interviews at WordCamp for Publishers. While I was there, I noticed the city’s official flag could be seen everywhere. Shirts, bumper stickers, hats, coffee cups, tattoos, etc. Chicago’s flag, some blue bars with 4 red stars, is simple and iconic. San Francisco’s flag, on the other hand, is a hot mess of unnecessary text, yellow on white graphics, and too much going on.

Just for shiggles I decided to take a stab at redesigning our city’s flag using trixels (like pixel art, but with triangles).

If I were to critique my own flag, I’d say it too is unnecessarily busy. I’d love to try again. I’d also like to try some new ideas that having nothing to do with the old flag, but I think the phoenix imagery is a great idea for an SF flag.

For more info on flag design, check out this fantastic talk by Roman Mars about the simple rules that make for good flag design.

 

Mini-Comics Mixtape, my newest collection of comics

The Mini-Comics Mixtape is a my new collection of teeny-tiny little comics. These comics were all written AND drawn entirely during last year’s 24 Hour Comic Day challenge, and I think they turned out pretty rad. The comics were then printed in two-colors by Perfectly Acceptable Press in Chicago on a Risograph printer, then cut and folded by me. Actually, I cut and folded 2,100 comics in total, which is INSANE! So each bag of Mini-Comics Mixtape is filled with my blood, sweet, and creativity.

The comics are now available on Etsy or on DoctorPopular.com and I’ll be having a comic book release party at Mission Comics and Art on Sunday August 11th at 3pm. If you live in the area, you can pick up a set of comics and learn how to make your own!