Buckminster Fuller, Dymaxion House Drawing/Plan, (1927)
In Fuller’s roughly clipped drawing, he has colored the walls in metallic ink to represent the aluminum skin. The triangular grid indicates the high-tension wires supporting the elevated structure. The central black triangle is the lift within the red hexagon of the central mast. Furniture is shown in situ within the five rooms, which are color coded: purple for the living room, turquois and yellow for the bedrooms, blue for the utility room, including the kitchen and orange for the library.
What blows me away is the fact that Bucky was thinking about these forms and design principles way back in 1927! I’d say so far ahead of his time, but so much that followed was based on his ideas.
My new sounds:
Hey, that’s me, that’s like my face with words coming out and stuff at Boston Comic Con. Thanks Frank!
Robototem Pole? Yes, I think I will.
So happy to announce the book I’ve been working on for the past six months. Pigs Might Fly. An all ages steam punk (diesel punk?) graphic novel to be published by First Second. I’ve been working on this book with Nick Abadzis, of Laika fame. Nick wrote it, I am illustrating it, and Laurel Lynn Leake is doing the color. It’s been officially announced today and I’m so very very very excited to share. There is an article up on Comics Alliance that says it all a lot better than I can. And with oodles of concept art.
Today on Festival Season: Jerel Dye’s Suspect Narrator
"There is nothing that suggests the narrator is unreliable. But why should we trust him, her, or them? Why don’t we suspect the aliens are sinister? Why don’t we question the legitimacy of their “gifts” the way those doubting military tanks do? We accept it all because these aliens are awfully cute. And loveable."
—Jason Viola on Jerel Dye’s From the Clouds
My article on “From the Clouds” by drawjereldraw is featured today on Festival Season.
Thanks to Jason Viola for reviewing my comic “From the Clouds”
Finally got a new studio space to work in again, so I’ve been able to work on more of these. I drew this a few months back, but did the color last week.