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How long will that speech take to write?

How long will that speech take to write?

A questioner on Quora asked a while ago how long it takes to write a speech, and what factors affect it. Here’s my answer: I've smashed out seven-minute speeches during an election campaign while the plane was landing for statements the speaker gave as soon as they...

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The (drawing) pen is mightier than the contract

This is my favourite news story in a long time. At a concert last Saturday in Quebec City, the Foo Fighters demanded that news photographers sign a contract allowing news outlets to print their photos exactly once, after which over all rights to those photos would...

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See you at the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival!

See you at the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival!

Big news: Noise to Signal is going to be one of the exhibitors at the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival next weekend, May 23-24 at Yaletown's Roundhouse. I'll have prints, stickers and other goodies for sale, so swing on by! The festival is the best thing ever. The panel...

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Oh! The Things That You’ll Tweet!

To celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday today, HootSuite has posted a really clever Dr.-Seuss-inflected guide to Twitter, and invited their friends and followers to share their own rhymes, hashtagged #HootSeuss. Naturally, I found myself helpless to resist. (P.S.—I have...

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Why I cartoon

https://vimeo.com/118851150 I delivered this short presentation to last November's Interesting Vancouver event, sandwiched between some of the most, well, interesting people around. This is the first time I've ever told an audience why I started cartooning; how my...

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That whole Barbie fooferaw

That whole Barbie fooferaw

Instead of repeating what many others have said, and better than I could (holy crap, that book was sexist!) I have a few thoughts on BarbieBookGate that touch on Mattel's response. I've posted them over at Medium; the gist of it is that "when Barbie does a better job...

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