Joe Crawford
Web developer & user interface engineer
Tinkering with the web since 1996

email: joe@artlung.com · twitter: @artlung
San Diego, California, USA
aka joecrawford.com


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49 ArtLung posts from August, 2016

August 2nd, 2016

Wonder Woman vs Darth Vader because of course, work in progress.


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August 4th, 2016

Playing the excellent “Summer” here at @slackerradio is the super excellent @cassadeepope


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August 5th, 2016

Our head of IT made a Lego Batman mask for his son and yesterday I got to try it out.


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August 6th, 2016

A little bit of my art used in a video

One of the joys of putting art up under a Creative Commons license is that sometimes there are fun usages of it! Watch this video:

It was this piece that gets used for a small segment:

Alice Street Sign

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Super fun to see people making stuff. It’s the best part of the web.

August 6th, 2016

Flowers Hello Summer Flowers


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August 6th, 2016

Saturday Night Adventures


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August 7th, 2016

8 of David from my camera roll.


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August 9th, 2016

Miss J is ready to be let back in. Please.


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August 10th, 2016

Fletcher, in the morning.


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August 10th, 2016

Of course I miss working with my bots. Luckily there’s a robot or two belonging to my nephews here.


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August 11th, 2016

Phyllis Crawford, 1971. My mom.


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August 11th, 2016

Dad & me.


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August 11th, 2016

Cousins. On Archer’s Birthday.


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August 12th, 2016

Fletcher & me.


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August 12th, 2016

Pop-Pop showing family photos to Fletcher <3


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August 13th, 2016

Vanida, Kel, newly baptized Fletcher.


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August 13th, 2016

Godmother Vanida & Fletcher James.


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August 13th, 2016

Fletcher! Plus Vanida & me.


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August 14th, 2016

Made it to North Carolina just in time to jump in the Atlantic and hastily snap mediocre pix of awesome people.


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August 15th, 2016

Atlantean


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August 15th, 2016

Legos wake up


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August 15th, 2016

At sunset thousands of minnows breaching and beaching. Half expected to see what preys on them too.


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August 16th, 2016

Can’t decide which pic of Joanie is best… all 3?


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August 16th, 2016

Vacating joyfully.


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August 17th, 2016

Nephew is a generous contortionist.


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August 18th, 2016

Summer in NC


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August 19th, 2016

Pop Pop and Fletcher playing with limes.


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August 19th, 2016

Joanie bodysurfing 🌊🏊🏻


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August 19th, 2016

Neen & Kel!


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August 19th, 2016

Leah, Fletcher


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August 20th, 2016

Deck.


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August 20th, 2016

Fletcher through the kaleidoscope


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August 20th, 2016

Gosh the art accompanying this Ghostbusters sports car looks familiar eh @whitaker.becca ?


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August 20th, 2016

I already miss you Dad. <3


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August 21st, 2016

Javie slept in the bed with us last night. Here she is saying goodbye. Farewell Falls Church!


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August 22nd, 2016

Any trip I take may contain robot shopping. It seemed like our Virginia/Outer Banks trip would be an exception until on a whim I took us to the Virginia Beach Antique Mall where “The Toymeister” has a huge toys and collectibles section upstairs. Many robots and other toys, well curated, well cared for. Star Wars, vintage, TMNT, sports, action figures, dolls, Marvel, DC, it’s an impressive store well worth a visit.


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August 22nd, 2016

Quote of the Day

Whoever intimidates, threatens, coerces, or attempts to intimidate, threaten, or coerce, any other person for the purpose of interfering with the right of such other person to vote or to vote as he may choose, or of causing such other person to vote for, or not to vote for, any candidate for the office of President, Vice President, Presidential elector, Member of the Senate, Member of the House of Representatives, Delegate from the District of Columbia, or Resident Commissioner, at any election held solely or in part for the purpose of electing such candidate, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

From 18 U.S. Code § 594 – Intimidation of voters

August 23rd, 2016

New Bot Tuesday! Gort made his debut in 1951 in the classic film The Day The Earth Stood Still. Pictured with fellow 1950s-era robots. Klaatu barada nikto!


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August 24th, 2016

I’m pretty sure this is what happens when my Dad wants to try out “drinking from a glass” early on my adorable infant Sister.


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August 24th, 2016

Just talkin’ bout Mechagodzilla, Hello Kitty, BB-8, wind-up toys, and robot collecting with Summer.


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August 25th, 2016

Patriotic fireplug


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August 26th, 2016

Jeff Stone and me. He was my absolute best friend in Alhambra. This is 1977. We both moved away and he is completely untraceable due to a common name. Great memories.


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August 28th, 2016

Springfield Punx has a lovely rendition of Eleven from Stranger Things

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August 28th, 2016

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August 29th, 2016

Exhortation of the day in the @slackerradio offices (also a great station)


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August 29th, 2016

Oh look I’m posting and old

Nobody reads blogs anymore. Nobody blogs anymore. Nobody writes anymore.

Except people do. Kottke does, still, and regularly. But in the corners of the blog world old favorites still blog (e.g: Tony Pierce, Suebob, Peter-Paul Koch, The Militant and many others). I know this because I follow things in my RSS Reader, powered by Tiny Tiny RSS which I run on my hosting setup. Shared setup because I am not cool and no virtual servers and am not “serverless” and pay good money for system administration thank you very much.

RSS is still great. RSS/Atom, whatever it takes.

Oh, did I mention I’m old? Well I am I guess. I’m 46 and continue aging. I can see my eyesight failing tiny increment by tiny increment, as a Gaussian blur takes shape year over year at things distant and close.

But physically I’m better than in a long time. I can walk father and am stronger than I’ve been in a long time. How? By being physically active regardless of how incompetently I am physically active. I take walks. I wander. I swim. The same ethos that has me drawing on the regular (draw a lot and poorly to get better) it has turned out works for exercise. I don’t call it art, I don’t call it exercise, and it’s tolerable and worthwhile.

Meh. This was a blog post in 2016. Look at that.

August 31st, 2016

SHRIPP! Adam Warren on sound effects in comics

shripp I love Adam Warren’s work so much. His comic Empowered comic manages to be satirical and yet dramatic, ridiculous and yet science fictional and superheroic. He also has a penchant for cyberpunk and pop culture, which is wonderful. Quote of the day is from him on sound effects, contemplating his work on Empowered Volume 2, Page 56:

Note that I always use “SHRIPP” for a sound effect when Emp’s suit tears—and never something like “RIPP,” which to me veers dangerously close to a literalistic sound FX like “RIP.” I have an overwhelming and not entirely explicable antipathy for literal, concept-based sound FX like “LEAP!” or “POINT!”—even in a theoretically humorous basis. This might be because I was rubbed wrong by early parodies of manga that leaned heavily on the misbegotten, misguided joke of “LEAP!” and its ilk, which completely miss the point that manga sound FX are, in fact, sound FX and not conceptual in nature. That is, we’re “hearing” a phonetic katakana approximation of the noise made by someone leaping—akin to the sound FX “THAPP” I often use for someone launching off the ground—and not a g-d kanji character representing the concept of a leap. Note also that the crappy exclamation point in “LEAP!” adds a crappy cherry on top of the crappy sundae, as I also despise punctuation in sound FX with the fire of a thousand suns.

If this is of interest, DEFINITELY you should check out empoweredcomic.com where he’s posting pages of his comics and his thoughts on those pages – his regrets, thoughts on process. It’s really moving to see someone work so hard. I’m still kicking myself that I decided I could not afford a commission from him in 2015 at San Diego Comic-Con. He’s great.

August 31st, 2016

Halloween. The past. Me with Gene Simmons makeup, a cape & white flat cap (?) and my little sister as the cutest Wonder Woman ever.


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August 31st, 2016

EMILY LOVES NO-EXPRESSION JOE. I think. #notMe #sandiego #sidewalkart


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