As of right now, Dern’s Kickstarter project, Scurvy Dogs, is 90% funded with only four days to go! Dern’s been working on this board game for a few years now and to see it so close to becoming reality has got to be damn exciting. I fully expect it to top out in the next few days, but we could use all the help we can get.
I say “we” because one of the fancy Kickstarter gifts is a special Limited Edition Booty Challenge card drawn by me! And if you really want an original piece of art by me, the Jamie Noguchi Package is still available. You can buy my package. That just sounds sexy.
So help spread the word and help give Dern a great return home after Dragon Con present and let’s get Scurvy Dogs made into a really real game!
My favorite band in the whole damn universe, Peelander Z just released a greatest hits album, SUPER DX HITS! The CD/DVD combo pack includes five karaoke music videos so you can Peelander the Z out at your next karaoke party.
I would love to get my hands on Inkling and take it for a proper test drive. I’d love to see how well it reproduces my pen scratchings and how good the pressure response is in terms of line weight. I would mess around with some inking over pencil lines to see if that would be a good solution for digital inks. I love the idea of being able to output sketches as vector lineart. It would make things like t-shirt design go so much faster. Instead of having to trace over my sketches in Illustrator, I could just Inkling the shit out of them and I’d have vector inks all ready to go.
This isn’t the first device to do this. I’ve used a similar pen that digitized my sketches as straight up lines. No pressure response so everything I drew had the same line width. That device was aimed at note takers who wanted to keep digital records. I believe Inkling is the first such device to target us artists.
Soooooo… how do I get a review copy so that I can tell all the good people if it’s worth it or not?
It is my firm belief that the best way to experience a city is to eat its food. So when we went to visit Audrey’s sister, Lauren, a few weeks ago, we made it clear that we were more interested in eating than sight seeing.
Any city that has a hotdog named after it is an eating town. Chicago known for its Chicago style hot dog which comes with an entire salad of condiments on top, its deep dish pizza that could feed an entire army, and its “beef,” an Italian beef sandwich dipped in its own juices that will give you the Meat SweatsTM. Chicago is an eating town if ever there was one.
Lauren took our visit as an opportunity to try places she had always wanted to try but never had the time. And so, on a sunny Sunday evening, we headed to the Vietnamese part of town to dine at the very Chinese Sun Wah BBQ.
I suppose I could have just posted this video and been done with the review. Lauren showed this to us before we went and I nearly fainted.
The site says they server duck Beijing style. I’ve had Peking duck before but it’s been a long time so I don’t know the differences. What I do know is that there were six of us, Audrey and me, Lauren and her husband Cameron, Audrey and Lauren’s parents, and one duck fed us plenty.
We order two plates of vegetables to much on while we eagerly waited our duck. We had nearly finished the platter of Chinese broccoli when the duck came out. As shown in the video, they carve it right at the table. When the knife-wielding pixie finished cutting off the meat bits, she disappeared with the carcass. What happened next can be best described through pictures:
Yes friends, that is the look of the Meat SweatsTM.
As we devoured our duck, the knife pixie returned with a big ass plate of fried rice and winter mellon soup. But there were no ordinary side dishes. She had taken our duck carcass back to the kitchen to cut up the rest of the bits for soup and fried rice. When you order the duck, you get every damn bit of the duck.
You may think that such a feast would cost a hefty sum. But duck feast at Sun Wah BBQ will only set you back $37. It’s enough to feed six grown ass people. So if you have five other friends, that’s a little more than $6 each. We plan on returning to Sun Wah with a much bigger group because they also serve a big ass pig.
A whole. Damn. Pig.
Sun Wah BBQ is located at 5039 N Broadway in Chicago. They’re open Sunday to Wednesday from 9am to 9pm, Friday and Saturday from 9am to 10pm, and closed on Thursday. So you have some time to book a flight today and feast on some duck or pig tomorrow!
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.