My good friend and fellow cartoonist, Ross Nover, just made an epic Happy Birthday post for lil’ old moi. I can’t seem to comment on the post for some reason, but I wanted to thank Ross a lot for that post. It’s the best present I could have ever hoped for.
So, System fans, if you’re visiting for the first time, I hope you enjoy your stay. Feel free to poke around. I don’t do as many design jokes as Ross, but we do feature designers and corporate meh. And for you YP fans, please check out The System. Someday, Ross will take over the world. So be an early adopter and prepare for much laughingness.
Super Art Fight is one of those events that must truly be experienced. Whenever I try to explain in words what the Super Art Fight is all about, I see eyes glaze over. But whenever I grab someone and throw them into a room where Super Art Fight is throwing down, I see eyes explode!
The video of our performance at MIT this past weekend as part of ROFLCon is up so you can experience that madness yourself. So grab some popcorn, fullscreen that shit (seriously, they captured us in HD!), and prepare for your mind to be blown for the next hour and a half! Thanks to Jamie Baldwin, Yuko Ota, Chris “IMPACT” Impink, Zack Weiner, and Tak Toyoshima for helping us win the con.
In America, the month of May has been designated Asian-Pacific American Awareness Month. I remember when it was only a week.
So I don’t know who designates this kind of thing or who to talk to, but I propose we change May to Asian-Pacific Amercican AWESOMENESS Month! We can make it happen! We have the internets! Tell all your friends to tell all their friends that the era of awareness has passed. Let the era of AWESOMENESS begin!
Tomorrow I’m heading up to MIT for the second annual ROFLCon as part of the Super Art Fight crew. We have an art fight battle on Saturday where I’ll be facing off against Tak Toyoshima. If that name sounds familiar it’s because he’s the man behind Secret Asian Man, one of the first Asian American comic strips ever published. He’s kind of a big deal. And I’m just getting started. It’s like David’s third cousin fighting Goliath.
I’ll probably be twittering from the event all weekend and probably recording some videos that I’ll post over at the fan page when I get them edited together and such so keep an eye on both places for this weekend’s madness. And if you’re going to ROFLCon, stop by the Super Art Fight booth and I’ll draw you a Kamen Rider or something!
The blog area here is starting to get all tarted up with new buttons and badges kinda like a NASCAR sportscar. So here’s an explanation of all these clicky things. In the upper right corner of each comic post, you’ll see a Flattr button. Flattr is sort of like a micro-donation site that lets users “flatter” content that they like. When you create an account, you can put in a set amount of money that will be distributed evenly to all the sites that you “flatter.” If you flatter one site, that site gets all your money. If you flater ten, your money gets divided evenly into ten bits. Money is distributed at the end of each month. Here’s a video from the Flattr guys to explain it a little better.
The Flattr button only appears on comic posts. Bellow the Flattr button and on the top right of every post here at YP is the tweetmeme button. When you click this bad boy, it sends the post to your twitter account so you can share with your all your friends. It also keeps track of how many times the post gets linked on twitter. I use this when a new comic goes up so you’ll typically see at least a number one in the tweet badge.
Below each post is the new Facebook Like button. If you’re already logged into Facebook, clicking the Like button will send the post to your recent activity on your Facebook profile and share what you liked with the world. I’ve also hooked up the Like button the right sidebar which will share the site with your recent activity.
So if you enjoy YP and want to spread it like a disease or want to support the comic, that’s what all those clicky badgy things are for.
If you catch me in the wild you get a piece of candy. Maybe. If you'd like to see me at a Con, please let them know about me. If you'd like to book me for an appearance, shoot me an email and I'll get back to you. Currently listing dates for 2013.