[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. [...]
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].
[Watch Video here] [Subscribe to Newsletter here] [UPDATE: Because I want people to see this video, I'll be keeping it at the top of the gapingvoid homepage off n' on. Please scroll down to see newer content etc.] I’ve done a lot of interviews over the years; I daresay this one is probably my best: MailChimp, [...]
A movie about an increasingly taboo subject in this vapidity-worshipping society of ours: Mastery. “Jiro Dreams Of Sushi” is a documentary about the world’s greatest sushi chef, 85-year-old Jiro Ono. What’s striking about Jiro is not that he has reached such greatness, but how he reached it. Instead of the usual celebrity chef schtick- TV [...]
Using cartoons to communicate about serious subjects is always an interesting challenge- and one that we deal with every day. Where is the line that can’t be crossed? How do we communicate about something serious in a way that is memorable, whimsical, makes a point but isn’t frivolous? We’ve proven 1000 times that cartoons are [...]
When I attended Ted Global last summer in Edinburgh, one of the people I ejoyed meeting the most was this English-Pakistani guy called Maajid. He did a really good TED talk on how to fight religious extremism, based on his own experience as a reformed member of radical Islamist groups, himself (How radical? Radical enough [...]