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RIP Douglas E. Smith and Memories of Lode Runner

Douglas E. Smith, the creator of Lode Runner, passed away yesterday. I didn’t know him, but I was a huge fan of the game. I lost many an hour on …

 
How to Manage Your Sanity without Quitting Facebook

I can’t quit Facebook. No. I’m not compelled by the annoying online games, the rash of passive aggressive complainers or the myriad of cat photos. I’m beyond all that. I …

 
Online Portfolio Sites Compared: Behance versus Dribbble

I’ve been a member of Dribbble (with 3 B’s) for approximately 2 years. I’ve been a member of Behance.net for a few months. If you’re weighing your options as to …

 
Seven Things You Can Do Right Now to Break out of Your Creative Rut

If you’re feeling frustrated with your skill level or lack of opportunities as an artist, take heart. It’s a perfectly natural feeling. Having a pity party for yourself isn’t. Here …

 
How to Murder Your Dreams

Imagine you are running a marathon. Every step forward is a challenge. There are points in the race where your body’s pain tells you to stop. But you push that …

 
How to Properly Pitch a Children’s Book Idea to an Illustrator

I am going to share with you the key secret to getting an illustrator interested in working on your project. I am sharing this as a public service announcement, on …