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johncomic: (piggy family)
going out for a great meal and great time with all the kids -- I got spoiled having all of them at home all the time before, so now when we are all together it's a special occasion
johncomic: (SK BW)
getting a page inked right after breakfast
johncomic: (BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad)
 new creative discoveries
johncomic: (Steve the Pirate ani)
 being able to put the trash out in daylight
johncomic: (Uncle Old Guy)
 a hot shower which felt extra good on a chilly morning
johncomic: (Default)
 My new office glasses work great!
johncomic: (happy piggy)
a really really good nap
johncomic: (me 2017)
people who accept me
johncomic: (happy piggy)
a beautiful sunrise -- something which requires the co-operation of the weather and my sleep schedule for me to appreciate
johncomic: (Uncle Old Guy)
 getting my annual exam to check my retinas for diabetic damage and being told they look "perfect"
johncomic: (happy piggy)
Three bunnies in the yard behind our backyard [but where we could still see 'em] this morning!
johncomic: (Uncle Old Guy)
having the windows open!
johncomic: (Booth)
Wearing my spring shoes!
johncomic: (SK BW)
Back in 2010 I created Influence Maps to show the various influences on my comic creating over the years. I decided it was time to update that, since new influences have come onto my radar, others have grown or faded, etc.... so here is my current Influence Map. The difference here is that these show the influences I am consciously aware of today: the ones I can feel active in me while I work now... whereas the earlier ones included influences in every stage of my life.


The largest one, in the upper left, is Alex Toth.

To his right: Roy Crane, Noel Sickles, Leonard Starr, Dik Browne.

The row below Toth: Osamu Tezuka, Jean-Claude Mézières, Jaime Hernandez, Mitsuru Adachi, Bill Watterson.

Bottom row: Scott McCloud, Ben Caldwell, Tonči Zonjić.
johncomic: (Moss)
learning a new trick on the office's document-producing software
johncomic: (Booth)
passing a park with a group of literally twenty robins in it!
johncomic: (Steve the Pirate ani)

"...unlike the original study, the subjects in these new ones weren’t just college students..."

Wait, what?

Okay, this is on me, not remembering that the original 2010 study was conducted on college students -- I have no recollection of this being said. But still....

I've spent years, letting myself get depressed by the idea that this study has shown that people's minds cannot be changed by appeals to reason... watching it become adopted as a general truism in discussions, feeding the "post-facts" era, etc...

But all this time, the study was conducted on people in their late teens and early twenties?? The age where you know everything and no one can tell you anything?! I was like that at that age, my friends were, my kids are now, it is a rare exception to find anyone in this age group who significantly veers from this....

Holy mackinaw, if in 2010 they had come out and said "This study proves that you can't change the minds of late teens and early twenties with new facts and appeals to reason", I'd be like "what else is new?"

Holy mackinaw again.
johncomic: (Booth)
Already got my new sticker for my car licence plate!
johncomic: (Booth)
Spotting the first robin of the year!
johncomic: (Face of Boe)
reminds me of someone I know

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