On October 23, Twitter user @dagneo36 started the hashtag #STEMartists to help bring awareness about creativity in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields. The hashtag has been retweeted thousands of times and has sparked an important conversation about the intersection of logic and creativity.
Bright and early on a Sunday morning, collected in San Diego Comic Fest’s make shift “Kirby Café” panelists Jenny Stiven, Jonathan Tavss (working in digital and social fandoms for over 20 years), Anina Bennett (once editor at First Comics and co-author and co-creator of Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel and the science fiction series Heartbreakers), and […]
OurMine is a gang of hackers that goes around taking over prominent Twitter accounts including TechCrunch, Channing Tatum and more. They purport to be testing security…and indeed showing that you need strong passwords. This morning, OurMine hit Netflix’s official US account. And as screencapped above, they also got Marvel’s official account. OurMine doesn’t do much once […]
Like the rest of the world (including Donald Trump, I’m sure), I’m a bit stunned and shocked by the change in direction for our nation that took place last night. It’s going to be hard to write about comics sales and cover art today or for a while, but I’m going to try to stay […]
Vine isn’t really the first social media platform to go down the tubes — I think the mind wipe of MySpace counts — but it is the first to go down after establishing such a unique and bizarre creative space. Yesterday, Twitter announced (on MEDIUM, of all places) that they were ending Vine, although all current content […]
Todd Nauck currently has over 91,000 followers on Instagram. The Nightcrawler and Deadpool: Too Soon artist also has over 21,000 fans on Facebook, over 15,000 followers on Twitter and over 19,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel. I had the opportunity at NYCC’16 to sit down with Todd at his table in Artist Alley and talk about his use of social media in his career.
We’re live at the “Using Tumblr to Sell Your Ideas” panel. Our panelists include Ghost Rider writer Felipe Smith, My Little Pony artist Katie Cook, and The Wicked + the Divine writer Kieron Gillen. You can even submit questions to their blog [but not anymore…the past has passed…-ed.]. General Information If someone steals content you originally posted […]
We’ve quoted Blerdgurl (formerly Derpygurl) before on promoting at cons, and she has a new post out called 10 Ways to Promote Your Project for Free With Bloggers, Journalists and Podcasters with the subtext of not being annoying. It’s a pretty clear step by step examination of how to get known in the social media […]
The other day, Tom Spurgeon linked to a Facebook post by cartoonist T Edward Bak in which he frets about the “money vs art vs oh god what the hell am I doing” feeling that many in the indie world are having, and which we’ve written about many times. In response I was about to go link to a fantastic FB post by Derf Backderf in which he talks about being a cancer survivor and what he’s done since—delivered the great book My Friend Dahmer, continued to cartoon, enjoyed life with his family, travelled the world. It was a wonderful life affirming post that puts a lot of things into perspective.
But….it was gone.
PAX East, the hugely successful Boston version of the gaming show created by Penny Arcade, wrapped up last weekend. PAX Prime is held in Seattle, and they just announced PAX South, to be held Jan. 23-25 in San Antonio, Texas. There’s also a PAX Australia—all the shows are run by ReedPOP, which also throws a […]