“Napkin Sketches 101” written by Don Moyer in last months’ 360 e-zine, registered as our most popular article to date (as noted by number of pdf downloads). Moyer writes, “the leading edge of every wave of innovation is flecked with little drawings scrawled on cocktail napkins, envelope backs, scratch paper and whiteboards. Napkin sketches can help you see what you think about a topic and make it easier to communicate your ideas to others.“
– Crude, ugly and wobbly are okay. If the idea captured is valid, you’ll have time later to make it beautiful.
– If you can draw a half-dozen simple shapes you’re ready to take on almost any topic.
3. Use labels.
– Include lots of labels and notes so things will make sense to you when reviewed at a later date.
4. Keep it simple.
– In general, leave out any detail that will not be missed.
5. Be consistent.
– Avoid variations that don’t mean anything.
6. Break some rules.
– Don’t worry about keeping things in the “right” scale.
7. Let your arrows speak.
– Pointing arrows are the verbs in a napkin sketch.
8. Use the right tools.
– Use whatever surface is available – paper, whiteboard, small note-paper etc.
9. Don’t keep the napkin on your lap.
– Don’t hide your sketches in a file folder. Make them visible and share them with teammates.
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8 Irresistible Principles of Fun
8 is by Michael Stanier whose mission is to infect a billion people with the possibility virus. Michael Bungay Stanier is the author of “Box of Crayons” and created this brief movie as part of this plan. Just watching it brightened my day.
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But lets face it, they like Gore
Ross Campbell discusses his hopefully-upcoming release of his zombie graphic graphic novel The Abandoned. Described by the cartoonist as a “zombie story that’s not about killing zombies”, it features the type of lushly characterized (and drawn) individuals that Campbell has become known for, as their lives go head on against a zombie plague. click here for the interview
Keep your nose clean
Remember your icky days of childhood when everything was “ewwww, gross ” click here for that feeling again
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