Ellie's Masterpiece

Stick’s Masterpiece Translated into Dutch

One of the coolest benefits of releasing your book into the Creative Commons is the tremendously satisfying privilege of seeing new translations. Recently a Dutchman, Stefaan, emailed me to inform me that he had used all open-source software tools to remix a Dutch version of Stick’s Masterpiece video, complete with an original score that he […]

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Stick's Masterpiece Arabic Translation

Stick’s Masterpiece Translated into Arabic

One of the coolest benefits of releasing your book into the Creative Commons is the tremendously satisfying privilege of seeing new translations. Today 3asafeer.com told me they finished their Arabic translation of Stick’s Masterpiece. How cool is that? Read Stick’s Masterpiece in Arabic. (I don’t read Arabic, so the dialog box with the 5 colored […]

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Fat Fred and the Case of the Multiplying Candy Tickets - Page 1

Illustration Project, Fat Fred

  I’m impatient, and I like to learn by doing. So, after going through Mark Kistler’s 30 day drawing course, I decided a full-blown illustration project was the best way to continue my studies. Project: Fat Fred and the Case of the Multiplying Candy Tickets My goal is to tell an awesome story using mostly […]

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Brothers Whim in the News

Brothers Whim in the News

Last week I starred in an article from my favorite Bitcoin news outlet, Coindesk. In case you missed it, I love Bitcoin. For the uninitiated, Bitcoin is basically internet gold. It’s decentralized, meaning it’s controlled and regulated by open-source  software rather than by a central authority or bank. It’s traded online as a medium of […]

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Randy Signing 97 Books

Signing 97 Books

Reaping the benefits of facing our fears. Last month, Faith Church did us the honor of including Stick’s Masterpiece as part of their children’s hospital outreach drive, but there was a catch. It was up to me to tell all of them about the book. I nearly ran the other way, but then I didn’t. So […]

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Ira Glass Quote What Nobody Tells Beginners

What Nobody Tells Beginners

For all you other beginners out there who hadn’t heard this either. “Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s […]

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