Kelly Sue DeConnick has become one of the comic-book industry's most sought-after creators--perhaps because she's (seemingly) never short on great ideas. Here are her techniques for churning out great work, even when the muse has gone silent.
If we are asking audiences for their time and expecting to engage with them, we need to respect that time and take our communication with them seriously. The moment dismissive attitudes start to creep into our work, we might make the switch from making sincere mistakes to insincere ones.
Khoi Vinh loves grids. The "Internet famous" former design director of NYTimes.com has written books about grids, given SXSW talks about grids, designed Wordpress themes based on grids, and now--courtesy of a lovely short documentary by Raafi Rivero--explains his grid-focused process in language anyone can appreciate (not just fellow design nerds).
We've seen plenty of infographic brilliance from the folks at PopChart Lab -- including rocker hairdos, beer, rapper names, and kitchen tools. Well, they've done it again, with a chart that'll make the 12-year-old nerd inside of you honk with pleasure.
The Illustrious Omnibus of Superpowers is just that -- a detailed taxonomy of the various superpowers that comic-book writers have dreamed up in 60 or so years:
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