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My video about Raku ceramics

Enjoy this video I had fun... read more

A Night Owl’s manifesto

(Another piece of my thoughts about health habits and creativity.) Do you work late at night? Many creative people do their best work while everyone else sleeps. Swizec Teller, author of Why Programmers Work at Night, explains why some people focus better on “the maker’s schedule”: Working on large abstract systems involves fitting the whole thing into your mind – somebody once likened... read more

A conversation about indie animation and funding

Conversation with Cory You (maker of weird electronic dance music and oddball cartoons – here’s a site for his animation.) Pounded out in 10 minutes (opinions may be relative.) Cory You: Pretty neato indie animation i found. Patrick Lake: Looks great. I have really been digging this one, too. Cory You: Since large studios have long ago left behind 2d in favor of the glut of talking... read more

Post-christmas pile of silly stuff

I made a bunch of notes for posts that don’t amount to much on their own, so here’s a pile of them. Yay! It’s been an intense December at my magical book and animation cave. Many records were broken with books flying out the door. This month’s gross sales matched what I sold in my first 2-3 years in business. I can’t wait to slow down and catch my breath. Also flying out... read more

Photo history: two books from Dr. Stanley Burns

Dr. Burns just sent me a great review in the New York Review of Books for his new title, Shooting Soldiers: Civil War Medical Photography By R.b. Bontecou. This is the first publication of these civil war photos that link art, photographic, medical and military history. It’s available on my store, and from the Burns Archive Press. I also just added a previous Burns Archive book; Sleeping Beauty... read more

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