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CNBC Article on Amazon counterfeiters

1 Jun

Just a short post to share and thank the amazing people at CNBC, especially the author, Ari Levy for writing this piece “Amazon counterfeiters wreak havoc on artists and small businesses”. It really brings out the difficulties that we indie artists faced with the copyright thefts on Amazon.

I will also like to thank the artists who reached out to Ari and making this article happen.

I sincerely hope this article reaches out to more people so that they can be more wary of the quality of the goods they are getting if they buy from dubious sellers on Amazon. I also hope that Amazon takes a strong stance against such copyright infringements.

Do read and share the article if you are an indie artist or designer!


Happiness Comes With a Little Rain.

11 Dec

Came about this quote on Happiness (author unknown) and it inspired me much so I did a quick doodle for it! May it bring a little bit of rainbow and smile for you! 🙂

Rainbow and Cloud Happiness Quote

Quicksilver VS Flash

15 Jun

flash vs quicksilver

Lately, I came across an interesting article reviewing who is faster, Quicksilver (from Marvel Comics) or Flash (from DC comics) since both of them have a similar super power of super speed. The author used a physics evaluation approach based on the footage of the movie, X-men: Days of Future Past (awesome movie!) and the Flash TV series.

This inspired me to doodle my own evaluation of Quicksilver versus Flash! Do not be offended, Flash fans, I’m just favourably bias towards Magneto. 😀

Well, this comic strip is also timely too because it is Father’s day! My dad may not be as cool as Magneto in the super power way but he is cool too with his own special charm.

Three things which are cool about my dad:

Super Handy:

He fixes anything that is spoilt in our house, from plumbing, to electrical household appliances (he has a working knowledge for electrical wiring so other dads, please do not attempt to do so just to be cool unless you have the know hows) to computers. He also like to embark on little projects to improve things around the  house.

Super Money Savvy:

I hate to admit it but I was a spendthrift when I was younger and demanded for things which I don’t really need. For example, I requested that my dad get me a squash racquet back in my college years which I gave up in 6 months. It is not until that I started working that I understand the value of money. My dad on the other hand has always been a thrifty person (except for a weak spot in electronic gadgets), he understands the need to save, invest and grow the money. I wish my young rebellious self have listened to my dad much earlier on the financial principles so that I would have benefit much now. Oh well, we need to learn from our mistakes.

Eye for Value for Money:

My dad has an eye for spotting things (especially electronic gadgets) that are value for money. I suppose it comes from him frequently going through the prices for comparison and having a good knowledge of the specifications of the gadgets. He told me that there was a few times when the promoters have low knowledge of the gadgets that they were selling and he stepped up and helped to answer the customers’ queries. Nope, he does not work in retail. Haha.

If I ever need to buy any electronic gadget, I will always seek his advice on the market prices and specifications to look out for so that I have a decent deal.

And the above is why my dad is cool.  What are some cool things about your Dad? Share with him this Father’s day!

Happy Father’s Day!!! 🙂

Captain America … No not really

9 Jun

Here is a new comic strip loosely adapted from the 2nd movie of the Captain America series, Captain America: The Winter Soldier! Spoilers ahead for anyone who hasn’t watch the movie.
captain america spoof part 1

captain america avengers spoof part 2

You know from my superpower post that I am pretty much a geek when it comes to superheroes.

Captain America however is a hero that doesn’t really click with me. I mean you all know how I am a skinny lad and Steve Rogers (Captain America) has the easy way out with the super soldier serum, transforming from a physically frail body into a super athletic with peak strength, agility and stamina. Hats off to Chris Evans for undergoing crazy training regime and diet to achieve the look for Captain America.

I don’t advocate violence but every time Captain America uses his shield against those bullets in the movie, I can’t help but wickedly wonder why don’t any of the henchmen shoot at Captain America’s legs. Is there something hypnotic about that shield or perhaps because the shield is a big moving object and its design resembles a bullseye so people has a natural tendency to aim at that?

And importantly for Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie, why didn’t the cops arrest Captain America at the end? Granted that he save the world but did you realise he is a thief. He stole a truck to drive to the S.H.I.E.L.D’s old base, broke in to the base, stole the “Falcon” wingpack and the Captain America war outfit from the museum.

This comic strip that took me quite a few days to do. It’s been a challenge coming up with so many different characters and trying to fit the story (including the “action scene”) that I had in mind, in as few frames as possible. But it is a fun experience since I love superheroes.

I hope you like it as much as I do! Do share the comic strip with your friends who are superhero geeks like me. 😀

Doodle Books

26 May

I was away for a short holiday getaway in Taipei at the beginning of this month which kinds of throw me off my work schedule. But it is worth it because I get to relax and rest my eyes instead of seating at the desk and staring at the computer the whole day. One of my greatest find in Taipei this trip is these two doodle books which I bought from Eslite Bookstore! They cost less than U$10 each after discount. One of them even comes with free markers! I love the books because of how the authors and illustrators simplify the process of doodling and the creative ways they use the doodles. Think it will help much in my doodling.

I hate to admit it as it sounds like a geeky moment but in my trip, I was at the Eslite Bookstore for like 3 times! I just love a giant bookstore where I can browse the afternoon away!  If the majority of the books are not in Chinese (I read very slowly in Chinese), I may have bought back many more books. So here are some photos of the books and a sneak peek of its content.

Doodle Books

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