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Today was a better day than yesterday. Very upset stomach all day yesterday, for no real apparent reason. Bleah

So today went and got groceries, and mixed up some potting soil for the garden.

This afternoon was studio time. The page I’m working on was giving me a hard time. Too much dialog and too many panels. I thought about slitting it into a page and a half, and starting the next scene on the second half of the second page. I didn’t really like that idea. I cut dialog quite a bit, and rearranged panels, and now I think it’ll work. It’s all about story beats and page turns.

ASTRAL EYES on Instagram: “💎Joyeux anniversaire to #JeanGiraudMoebius born today May 8, 1938 – March 10, 2012 𖦹𖦹𖦹from The Art of Moebius published by #Epiccomics ⚡️…”

New Model Protest • Buttondown

Decentralized, leaderless revolution.

What’s uncanny about this, to me, is how much it echoes a model of distributed action imagined a few years ago by Adam Roberts in a novel called New Model Army — a novel I wrote about here. Roberts imagines a near-future world in which New Model Armies (NMAs) — collectivized and non-hierarchical organizations of mercenaries — have become major players on the European political scene. The novel’s protagonist associates himself with one of those NMAs, called Pantagral.

Squid skin inspires creation of next-generation space blanket: Engineers develop material with heat regulation properties — ScienceDaily


Drawing design inspiration from the skin of stealthy sea creatures, engineers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a next-generation, adaptive space blanket that gives users the ability to control their temperature. The innovation is detailed in a study published today in Nature Communications.