Episode 3 - recording tonight

We’ll be recording Episode 3 of the North v South podcast this evening, and it should be available later tonight, or early tomorrow.

Topics currently pencilled in for discussion:

  • Tools of the (designers) trade
  • Gravitational Waves
  • Procrastination (although we may do that next week)
  • Website of the week
  • What makes a pie a pie.

Listen in on Soundcloud or on iTunes.


Couple of recent bits of work.

The top drawing is a Sci Fi Burger Van! Obviously. Cheese for the burgers is mined on the moon.

The second picture shows some concept drawings I’m doing for a short film to be made later this year.

Episode 3 - Show notes

“Like a withering bonsai…” - Jon Elliman.

Things we chatted about (in a roughly chronological order):

Jon’s screen protector
Ways to deal with procrastination
Theresa Roviras - ambient noise app.
Creative Cloud
2001 Screensaver - The HAL Project sadly seems to have come to an end.
Pomodoro Technique
Slips app
Idea Paint
Microsoft Outlook for iPad and iPhone
Post-it notes
Make it then tell everybody
Kim Jung Gi on YouTube
Swann Morton Scalpels
Pantone Books
GF Smith paper

Hard Sci Fi

What is hard Sci Fi?
Alistair Reynolds
Paul McAuley
The Quiet War
Iain M Banks, Excession
Dan Simmons Hyperion

Gravitational Waves

LIGO Caltech (Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory
What is a singularity?
Gravitational Waves explained in a comic strip.
Gravitational Lensing

Rob’s Website of the Week

Glittering Blue
The Himawari-8 satellite
The Panic Sign
Raspberry Pi not Raspberry Pie

Book of the Month

China Mieville - The City and the City

Pie Review

Rob’s pie: The Squealer 7/10 - from Robson’s Butcher’s
Apple Chutney
Black Sheep Ale

Jon’s pie: Melton Mowbray Pork Pie 5/10
Forty Niner

Social Media - please get in touch


Jon on Twitter - ellimondo
Rob on Twitter - thisnorthernboy

Out and about

Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution.

Robot Number 389.

It’s been a while since I sat down and drew a robot, and I have really missed that. This fella is a bit different to a lot of my others, I don’t usually do much in the way of 3D forms when I draw. I guess the only way I’ll get better is to do more. This came out OK though, lots I like about it, a few wonky bits of perspective but I can live with that.

Drawn with a Palomino Blacking 602 pencil on cheap layout paper.

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