Maajid’s Valentine

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 […]

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“The Market For A Scotch To Believe In Is Infinite”

[One of the Dewars drawings I did while attending TED Global etc.] [Today’s guest post is by Jason Korman, my business partner since 2005, and CEO of gapingvoid] “The Market For a Scotch to believe in is Infinite” There are millions of cases at stake for the guys who get the messaging right.   We’ve […]

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This is one of my favorite drawings I did at TED Global. A wee sketch, complete with the #DewarsTED hastag. “Possibility”. A riff on the great Charles Schultz line, “I carry the burden of a great potential”. I didn’t think too much about it at the time. But as the days progressed, the cartoon started […]

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Ow. I’ve got a TED-ache.

[The Dewar’s cartoon I did for Maajid’s talk etc.] [View from my drawing tablet: Downstairs in the chill-out room.] [I’m still in Edinburgh, and like everybody else, still recovering from a very intense week at TED Global. Here are some notes from an incredible event, in no particular order:] 1. “An idea is not something […]

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This is my message from TED Global: “ALL ART IS SMALL ART”

I’m at Ted Global, on behalf of, Dewar’s Whisky. I’m drawing tons of cartoons, based on my experiences here. To be honest, there’s so much fantastic stuff here, coming at me at 200 mph, it’s hard to keep up with it in real time. It’s a good problem to have, I would say… THEREFORE: 1. […]

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