Category: Sundry

Artist Spotlight: Salgood Sam

You’re feeling it ain’t you. You’ve been dreaming of summer -or heck even spring. The bare wintery walls of your home need some beautiful art to cover up this frozen vista.

Don’t worry if you more of a writerly persuasion, you can commission Salgood Sam to bring your ideas to life! Family portrait, musclecars & cityscapes, he can draw it all!

Check his portfolio for some sweet lines or go get your order in first >>

For a ready made gift check out the store >>

A reminder I take #art #commissions, you can use my store to order them here!

Geplaatst door Salgood Sam op Zaterdag 2 februari 2019

One of the greatest unsolved mysteries of our time – Raccoons

How do they keep getting into people’s trash? Are they just dexterous or actually smart?

“So, why study a raccoon?” Our lab is really interested in the evolution of animal cognition and understanding how certain certain cognitive abilities, like learning and problem solving can aid animals in adpatation to environmental disturbances. (..)

Raccoons are highly succesful and adaptive (…) and there is very little information on their cognition (..)

Listen to the Sciencefriday interview with Lauren Stanton – phd candidate animal behavior- and watch the video below to learn the secret of these tricky trash pandas.

ad copy romance

I-I don’t know if I’m ready for this commitment.

(..) is particularly attractive because of its sophisticated and strict demeanor, which deliberately refrains from material excess, yet it radiates emotional detail.

romance novelist writes ad copy

What the @#&!? Language please!

Reading comics I’ve always wondered where the symbolic swear originated. It has a few nicknames, I quite like the term ‘Grawlix’ (coined by Mort Walker in 1980)

When the force of a swear word is too extreme (but some form of cuss must be used) symbolic stand-ins have long been used for lewdness. Suffice it to say, any emotional keyboard-striker can blurt out something that people perceive as a sub for swears. Whether it’s to diminish the force of swear, to get around censorship rules, or maybe just because symbols are @#$%ing cool to look at, people still use symbolic swearing today.

read more over at

It’s that time of the year again..

The time of year when you can pitch your short graphicnovella to ironcircus’ comics anthology! This year’s theme is: stories about What Happens After Death.

Submissions open February 1st.

Submissions close February 28th.

Successful applicants will be announced March 15th.

Final art will be due June 15th.

Book is scheduled to ship October 15th.

Read more over at it’s official announcement page and make sure you read the faq too!

“Library Hand, the Fastidiously Neat Penmanship Style Made for Card Catalogs”

“IN SEPTEMBER 1885, a bunch of librarians spent four days holed up in scenic Lake George, just over 200 miles north of New York City. (..)

They discussed a range of issues, from the significance of the term “bookworm” to the question of whether libraries ought to have a separate reference-room for ladies.

They then turned their attention to another crucial issue: handwriting. (..)

This was the beginning of “library hand,” a penmanship style developed over the ensuing year or so for the purpose of keeping catalogs standardized and legible.”

Read more and see beautiful examples of this font over at the

Nora Fok

“Nora Fok combines jewelry design with textile art in her science- and math-inspired wearable artworks. (..) creates all of her pieces manually, using hand tools, fine nylon microfilament and basic processes like weaving, knitting, braiding, and knotting.”


3500 knit spheres comprise the piece in the opening photo. 0.0 >> Artist’s site:

the shopping list 2019

Weird things, new things, I see a lot of them. Sometimes it’s just fun to contemplate owning it because ‘why not’ isn’t enough of a reason to buy things that’ll clutter up your home and there are other things that have more priority spending wise.

Pens (silly)

Retractable vitamin ballpoint pen


Tech stuff

Doesn’t matter that I own perfectly fine working tech, I’ll always keep an eye out for the ‘magic pencil’ that works even better than the ones I already own.