One of the things that inspired me to look at old computers as cool and exciting tools for writing texts was Neil Gaiman typing one of his novels on an old Atari Portfolio Palmtop. However, the second one was Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin admitting to still using a DOS program Word Star 4.0 to write his… Continue reading Retro writing 06 – HP palmtops
The following thing happened to us (me and Kana) quite recently. It sparked a lot of thoughts, and I still cannot forget what we saw. The current pandemic wave was quite overwhelming, so we tried to stay indoors as much as possible, but once the number of infections fell, we decided that we really needed… Continue reading The wasting of Kawara
The first retro writing device I bought was the small clamshell PDA made by Casio, called the Cassiopeia A-51. I did it because I read somewhere that Neil Gaiman typed up one of his earlier books on an early portable Atari computer (Atari Portfolio). I wanted to try something similar. Now, even though I already have… Continue reading Retro writing 05 – Mobile Gear.
Using words to describe a piece of art or the emotions it brings forth when experiencing it is often not up to scratch. In my videos, I often use the word "loose" to describe the style of painting and drawing that I'm aiming for, with the opposite being art that I can only describe as… Continue reading Keeping the line alive.
I recently was interviewed by Anthony Nelzin-Santos from the iGeneration portal about my usage of Apple products in art-making. The original article (in French) is published here: iGeneration. They were gracious to write it up for me and allow me to post an English version too, so here it is for you to enjoy. Thanks!… Continue reading iGeneration Interview
One of my goals for the last year, and something that I'm trying to continue in this one, was to give myself more time to read. Reading is one of the few things that allow me (sometimes) to "switch off" completely and just immerse myself into a different story, something that I seem to need… Continue reading Saving words for later.
Palm m500 vs. Pomera DM 30 We sometimes go with Kana for a hotel "day stay" to a very nice place near our house. This way, we can rest from our small apartment while not actually meeting anyone and keeping in line with the pandemic guidelines. I really like to read and write while in… Continue reading Retro writing 04 – Palm PDA
Since I wrote the article about the "moe" illustration style problem, this issue kept being (and still is, to be honest) a thorn in my side. I continued to think about what can be done to improve the situation we face in the Japanese visual industry. Still, it's tough to do something without knowing from where… Continue reading The “moe” style problem PART 2
In my first adventure with retro writing devices, I mentioned that I would really like to test the famous Psion 5mx PDA as a candidate for a good portable writing device. I say "famous" because many articles about distraction-free and mobile writing mention this PDA released in 1999 with almost starry-eyed nostalgia. May it be… Continue reading Retro writing – Psion 5mx
Lately, I have been trying to pay a lot more attention to my artworks’ contents than just how technically good they are. This approach means spending more time on the concept stage, deciding what to put in the piece, and translating the things I want to say into the visual medium of illustration, comics, or… Continue reading Sketchbooks collection