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everyone in israel are so excited for gal gadot they actually lighted the central buildings of tel aviv with “we’re proud of you gal gadot, our wonder woman” and on the official billboard sign of wonder woman they printed an additional “we love you!!” the entire state of israel acts like an embarrassing parent / a very hyped fangirl and i love it 

SECOND stretch goal unlocked BY BRYAN FULLER HIMSELF!!

Ah, this is AMAZING!!!!!!!

We have unlocked the 20k stretch goal! And the pledge that pushed us over the edge came from none other than BRYAN FULLER HIMSELF!!!

THANK you everyone and thank you to the best showrunner ever!! We’re truly the luckiest fandom there is <3 <3 <3

Every backer buying the printed book will now receive an additional set of mini prints, created by SOPHIE SCRUGGS, depicting so beautifully the various steps in Will Graham’s becoming. 

From the pain of betrayal to the acceptance in Florence and to a mutual understanding as the Lamb of God.


THANK YOU ALL for making RADIANCE become even “more” now! We are incredibly grateful!!! Crossing our fingers for the upcoming stretch goals, with the tote bag marking the way to HARDCOVER and then EXTENDED and COLOR CUT!!

We owe you awe!

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New 3-D Printer Uses Light to Build Objects in Minutes

The next generation of desktop 3-D printers might do away with the excruciatingly slow process that current units use. Researchers have unveiled a printer that replaces the current extruder nozzle that squeezes out melted plastic one layer at a time with light and oxygen. 

The makers of the Carbon3D printer have demonstrated a technique they call continuous liquid interface production (CLIP), which grows 3-D printed parts out of a liquid resin bath. Ultraviolet light and oxygen work to build a stronger part in layers just tens of microns wide. Build times can be reduced from hours to minutes, they say.

Their work builds on the process called stereolithography, an additive manufacturing technique developed in the 1980s that builds parts layer by layer with liquid resin cured by light. 

“By rethinking the whole approach to 3-D printing, and the chemistry and physics behind the process, we have developed a new technology that can create parts radically faster than traditional technologies by essentially ‘growing’ them in a pool of liquid,” said University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill chemistry professor Joseph DeSimone, who coinvented the technique and is also Carbon3D’s CEO. See more images and learn more below.

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Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you!


Here it is! The special Valentine’s day edition. “Toriel and Asgore in their Youth”.

Young Toriel and young Asgore at the very beginning of their long relationship. When they where still living in the outside world, and before even they were crowned King and Queen. They were happy and taking life as it was.
I wish you all a happy post Valentine day (for those who have already pass it in the world) and an still one for those in the world that are still today…

Lots of love from the royal couple. And mine in addition.

The printed version of this illustration will be soon available for pre-order.

Small god prints, now available to my Patreon supporters! This is part of the 25$ tier, which nets you commissioned stories with illustrations, and a print of your choice. Any drawing of mine that was not a personal commission for another person can be chosen for your print!

In addition to story and illustration prompts and the print of your choice, you also get access to colorable lineart that is open for personal use, exclusive videos and content, early access to everything else, and commission discounts!

Consider visiting me at patreon.com/zooophagous

Are you a fan of horror movies and crafting? Then you’ll love Evil Dead 2: The Book of the Thread, an officially licensed cross-stitch craft book by Rebecca Martz-Burley.

Source Point Press has launched a Kickstarter to fund the book, which is due out in March of 2018. You can pre-order a digital copy for $8 or a physical copy for $20. Additional patterns, prints, and other perks are also available. The campaign is well on its way to reach its $5,000 goal.

The book has over 20 designs, ranging from simple beginner to advanced patterns. Deadite Henrietta acts as the guide through the book, teaching cross-stitch methods and giving tips along the way.

Check out the trailer below.

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A few years ago I work a pop up event in a shopping centre - a giant snowglobe for November-January, families would enter for free, get 1 free photo and the opportunity to purchase any other items such as the photo on keychains, magnets, snowglobes or additional prints. I quickly became unofficial assistant manager due to previous experience, the amount of hours I worked, ect. It was a pretty sweet deal, I even got a managers bonus at the end and continued working for the company for a while.

Due to being in a heavy student district (several high schools and two unis), we had a fair amount of teenagers visit. One day I notice a lanyard that a high schooler has dropped in our area, so I pop it under the desk for a day or so. No one comes to claim it. 

So then I email the school and let them know who I am, that I have a student’s lanyard and if they let the student know we have it so it can be returned. The school forwarded my email to the parents of the student and the mum says she’ll come collect it from us.

A couple of days later, I’m sweeping up our area - having a large amount of pretend snow inside the globe that escaped every time families went in and out was a bit chaotic. Suddenly I’m approached by a woman who asks “is so-and-so here?” and I’m like “yes, that’s me, how can I help?” and she’s like “oh I’m so-and-so’s mother, you have my daughter’s lanyard” so I greet her and grab the lanyard from under our desk. She then gives me a little box of chocolates and a thank you note and I was so happy! I really didn’t expect it and she was so grateful to get the lanyard back, otherwise the school would have charged her a fee to replace it. I was like, oh it was no trouble at all, my school had the same policy. Kudos to that lady!

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Narbonic: The Perfect Collection Reprint
The complete six-year run of the award-winning webcomic Narbonic, collected in a two-volume omnibus edition.

About this project

“Shaenon K. Garrity has taken one of the fundamental truths of character comedy — bad guys are funnier than good guys! — and has, in Helen Narbon, given us the brilliant, witty, appetite-driven scoundrel we’d all secretly like to be.”

Roger Langridge, The Muppet Show Comic, Thor

For the staff of Narbonics Labs, tampering in God’s domain is just another day at the office.  Mad scientist Helen Narbon is ready to show all those fools, ably assisted by geeky lab technician Dave, rifle-toting intern Mell, and Artie the superintelligent gerbil.  But Helen has secrets she keeps from the rest of the lab, and one of her experiments is about to wreak havok beyond her wildest dreams.  Can love coexist with madness?  Can the power of Science overcome common sense?

“Garrity planned her plotlines so carefully, so methodically, foreshadowing events that would take years to unfold, that the term ‘comedy’ just doesn’t seem apt enough.”

Diana Kingston-Gabai, The Savage Critic(s)

Shaenon Garrity here.  A while back, with the help of Kickstarter backers, I published the complete archives of my daily comic strip Narbonic in a sweet two-volume omnibus edition.  It was so sweet, in fact, that it’s now sold out, leaving lovers of mad science, evil coffee, and questionable romantic choices cruelly deprived.

That’s where you come in.  To reprint Narbonic: The Perfect Collection, I’m taking Kickstarter pledges with special incentives at every level: signed and sketched books, original artwork, evil swag, and stretch goals to print additional Narbonic-related books.

“Narbonic is the only funny new strip cartoon I’ve seen in years.”

Tom Hart, Hutch Owen

The books are paperback, a little under 400 pages each, and will include all six years of daily strips, plus six bonus stories, pinups by guest artists, and an introduction from Comics Journal editor and critic Kristy Valenti.  If you didn’t get these big books the first time around, you need them now.  And if you got them then, you need more.  For friends and stuff.

Do we have stretch goals?  You bet we have stretch goals!  If this Kickstarter passes $20,000, all backers at the Unpaid Intern level or higher will receive The Narbonic Reactorside Reader, a print collection of all the Narbonic comics I’ve drawn since ending the strip in 2006.  These stories previously appeared in the Couscous Collective anthologies and many are now out of print.  I’ll even throw in illustrated versions of my two Narbonic prose stories, “Lovers and Madmen” (previously available only to backers of the first Narbonic Kickstarter) and “The Discontent of Winter” (a secret story I hid in the filenames in the narbonic.com archives).

And if we pass $25,000, I will bow to popular demand and publish a print edition of The Astonishing Excursions of Helen Narbon & Co., a Victorian-themed comic which ran as a Sunday feature in Narbonic.  All backers at the Unpaid Intern level or higher will receive a copy.

“It’s about love.  And evil.  And evil love.  And gerbils.  Who could ask for anything more?”

Seanan McGuire, Rosemary and Rue, Feed

Spread the word.  Add a little madness to the world.  And thanks for your support!

Risks and challenges

I’ve previously published six books through Kickstarter, including the previous printing of this book.  I foresee no problems and plan to have the new books out in the spring of 2018.

♥‿♥

Calling all reylo fans

As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been playing around with the idea of making reylo and sequel trilogy-themed enamel pins (maybe in addition to stickers, prints, posters or shirts if there’s demand for it) with short lines from the film, the director’s commentary, canon books, or anything we all associate with our ship.

For example, @sirifel said they wanted a #SAVE BEN SOLO button.

By enamel pins, here is what I mean:

The pins are quite small so it can only fit a short phrase. Even one word is enough. Some ideas:

  • “Don’t be afraid” and “I feel it too” on a purple background.
  • “A strange connection” with a graphic of a red thread (red string of fate ayyy)
  • “There is still light in him”
  • “Two disparate pieces” this could be two connecting pins like the “best babes” example above
  • One that simply says “REYLO” in some nice font and a heart maybe?
  • “WE STOLE PURPLE” or other funny shit that other reylos would get

If there’s enough interest, I may put up a poll to narrow it down to 1 or 2 (maybe 3) options. There’s costs involved in getting a mold made for each design which means it won’t be possible to make them all. But I first need help making this a reality.

Do you have any suggestions? Is this something you would want?

COMING FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017!

Callithump! is a zine created to support positive depictions of LGBTQ+ characters by LGBTQ+ writers, illustrated by LGBTQ+ artists.

And our pilot issue is ready to go! The pieces are edited! The illustrations are in! Everything is edited and proofed - and looking beautiful, if we do say so ourselves! We have four wonderful stories and two beautiful poems, each accompanied by a gorgeous illustration. We’re so proud of what this pilot issue has become.

And so it’s come time to launch our Kickstarter campaign! On Friday, June 16, 2017 at 12pm (eastern time), the Callithump! pilot issue Kickstarter will be going live. The Kickstarter is intended to raise funds for printing, as well as to help us pay our talented contributors who have worked so hard to bring this zine to you. In addition to print copies of the zine, there are some wonderful rewards available to Kickstarter backers.

We can’t wait to share this project with you!!

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The world’s first 3-D printed car took to the streets this weekend after being built in an amazingly short 44 hours. The vehicle, called Strati, was designed by Italian designer Michele Anoé, who won an international competition held by crowdsourcing carmaker Local Motors.  It was printed and rapidly assembled by a Local Motors team during a manufacturing technology show held last week in Chicago, then went on a drive on Saturday. 

Strati’s chassis and body were made in one piece out of a carbon fiber-impregnated plastic on a large-area 3-D printer. The machine put down layer after layer of the material at a rate of 40 pounds per hour.

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