Link Karma for December

December 19, 2007

WeTheRobots.com

WeTheRobots.com is a new web comic created by Chris Harding (chrisharding.net). I've been a fan of Chris's work since 1996 or so when I first read his self-published comic "Feet of Clay" in the college newspaper. His sense of humor matches my own quite well, and he's a great animator to boot. It's great to see him return to the comics, where he's quite talented and funny.

This storyline about Sandi's Fin reminds me of the stupid moon boots that girls are wearing these days. Ladies, they were ugly on Napoleon Dynamite and they're ugly on you. Please stop.

Be sure to give his new robot comic a couple of minutes, and add his RSS feed to your reader of choice.

TheNoisyVillage.com

A personal blog created by my friend Shannon, TheNoisyVillage.com is one of the most impressive online journals I've ever read. Most of what I read is of a professional nature, be it animation, cartoons or general search engine optimization.

Shannon's writing and photography continuously display a sharp sense of style and design that remains hidden from the rest of the world. Much of her macro photography reminds me of the professional work that came across my desk while working for SC Johnson.

KarenJLloyd.com

Karen J. Lloyd is a professional storyboard artist who wants to teach you the tricks of her trade at her new blog. Her writing style is solid and informative, making for an easy read.

If you're interested in learning how to become a storyboard artist you should make yourself known to her, as well as start following her RSS feed.

I really liked we the robots, its very funny. How is episode 11 going? Can we expect an appetiser? A tutorial founded on a certain technique used while producing the current episode? -Matthewb

Posted by Matthewb at 6:07 PM Dec 22, 2007

Episode 11 has indeed been a long time in coming. I'm working on it currently, as well as the third design of Calico Monkey, and a separate tutorial site. Lots going on, clearly.

Catching my breath for the holidays, and I will be back in full swing after Christmas.

Posted by Will at 11:01 AM Dec 23, 2007

Will, you have made my day! I can't tell you how thankful I am for your kind words. It's hard to know when you keep a blog if people are enjoying it , so it was so nice to read your post today. Hope you had a great Xmas!

Posted by shannon at 12:50 PM Dec 27, 2007

Woo! I'm a day-maker!

Posted by Will at 9:05 PM Dec 27, 2007

Hey, you're a 'new year' maker too. Without you, I'd have no 'click-able header'. You rock guy! Hope you had a great holiday. All the best in 2008.

Posted by KarenJL at 4:07 AM Jan 04, 2008

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