Generation Um: “An increasingly rare bird: an original and compelling New York movie.”

[Generation Um…] When I set up this blog in 2001, one of the first things I did was write about the New-York-inspired cartoon above, and how an old, random conversation in’s Fanelli’s Bar with a buddy of mine, Mark L. Mann, inspired it: Told [Mark] my story. Told him about being laid off in Chi­cago. […]

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YouTube Video: The “Failure” Moleskine

This is a video of one of my Moleskine drawings, currently hanging on the wall at gapingvoid Central. I don’t make too many of the Moleskine drawings, so they sell out quickly [though if you are ever in the market, I’m always happy to talk etc].

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Animated gapingvoid Yuletide Log

[We have another Holiday treat for you, which we sent out in yesterday’s newsletter:] Ho Ho Hope you are having a great Holiday season so far! Back in the day, in New York, before we moved our minds online, the cool background for the holidays was the “Yule Log” – an endless video reel of […]

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Slideshare for Entrepreneurs

Gapingvoid: I’m Not Delusional, I’m An Entrepreneur from gapingvoid This is awesome: We did another little Slideshare presentation about how gapingvoid makes art for entrepreneurs. It only went up yesterday, and it’s already passed 35,000 views! No matter what the glossy magazine try to tell us, being an entrepreneur is a hard, lonely, nerve-wracking business. […]

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Please Give To The American Red Cross. #Sandy

[PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DONATE HERE. THANK YOU.] As you all know, gapingvoid’s New York connections run deep. So of course, we wanted to help make a difference in the utterly horrifying wake of Hurricane Sandy… We made a video to help out the American Red Cross, a truly amazing organization, that YEAH, needs our help. […]

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gapingvoid Adds Financial Services To Our Client List…

This is VERY exciting: Check out the animation video and cartoon work we did for CREDscore, by Movenbank. As somebody who spent a lot of time surrounded by bankers (back in my London days), it’s nice to finally do something in that sector… something INTERESTING and DIFFERENT in that sector. I met Movenbank’s founder and […]

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“Small Is The New Big”- Case Study:

Looking at our recent deck on Slideshare, I noticed all the clients we mentioned… Wow. There are some real blue-chips amongst them. I say “Wow” because I’m old enough to remember the days when, to have those kind of clients on your roster, you’d need to be a proper ad agency. A VERY large one. […]

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Our new Techcrunch Disrupt video

Very cool. We just did this awesome little video for Techcrunch Disrupt, the great tech conference in NYC and SF. This is going to be huge… N.B. The dinosaur’s name is “Thyroid”. I’ve been using him in cartoons on and off for over twenty years. He kinda sorta represents my mischievous/disruptive side, so he was […]

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Our Latest Slide Deck: “Why Effective Visualization is Good For Business”.

Gapingvoid: Effective Visual Strategies for Business from gapingvoid [We’re keeping this post on top of the homepage for a while, just to make sure people see it etc. Scroll down for newer content etc etc.] This is the deck that we use when we go making sales calls on people. Feel free to use and […]

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I’m bullish on newsletters…

We made this little animated banner [You may need to click on it to activate it] to go at the bottom of today’s newsletter, in the hope of encouraging our lovely subscribers to tell their friends about it [You can sign up here, too…].

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