Monkey Pipe Studios

Tumblr account showing art from Monkey Pipe Studios books

devkimiko:

Part 1 of my continuing series on printing! Today we look at colour and that oft asked question of “Why do my prints looks so different from the screen what happened”. Part 2 covers DPI and file setup, and Part 3 looks at making PDFs in InDesign.

(via emberises)

devkimiko:

Printing Adventures Part 3, or possibly the longest post ever (I actually maxed out my image limit). Today I try to explain how to use InDesign CS5 to make PDFs! It’s actually not too hard once you wrap your head around it, but new programs and processes can be intimidating. Following on from Part 1 (Colourspace) and Part 2 (DPI, bleed, resizing).

(via emberises)

ourvaluedcustomers:

While discussing independent comics…
(Because otherwise, there would be NO comics.)


My comics don’t make money at all. I make them because I have a creative itch that needs scratching, have been blessed with collaborators who bring my ideas to life in ways I couldn’t imagine were possible, and because I can.

ourvaluedcustomers:

While discussing independent comics…

(Because otherwise, there would be NO comics.)

My comics don’t make money at all. I make them because I have a creative itch that needs scratching, have been blessed with collaborators who bring my ideas to life in ways I couldn’t imagine were possible, and because I can.

(via jahhdog)

Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event, anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public.
When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example.

—Brian Lord.org (via wonderwoundedhearers)

(Source: gypsy-hip, via aleskot)