All in the Family: GeekDad Interviews Hip Hop Family Tree‘s Ed Piskor

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Three of my favorite things are comic books, documentaries and hip hop music, so when I discovered Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree I was in heaven. In anticipation of the upcoming HHFT box set, Ed was nice enough to talk with me via email about the project itself and the unique kinship between comics and rap that it represents. Continue reading

Amazing Old School Rotoscope Video!

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I know a lot of geek dads are going to enjoy this one — an artist (and writer) I enjoy, Stefan Bucher, is probably best known for his 100 Days of Monsters, but he’s recently put his talents to a music video for Wesley Stace. (It took Bucher to remind me where I’d heard Stace before — the High Fidelity soundtrack.) Bucher has not only created one seriously eye-catching video but he’s also fully documented the details for how he did it. I love the video and song, but honestly… I love the How-This-Came-About article even better. Continue reading

TMNT Guitar, SSB Tourney Come to SDCC

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So after publicly admitting that enormous conventions like San Diego Comic-Con are just too big for me, I have to take a moment to point out two things I’ll sorely miss out on by not attending this year’s SDCC. Continue reading

OK Go’s Latest Amazing Video

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OK Go is known for, among other things, really elaborate music videos, from stop-motion animation with toast or people, Rube Goldberg machines (some involving cars), and the Muppets. Their latest video, for “The Writing’s on the Wall,” features a lot of fun perspective illusions—things that look a certain way only from one particular point of view—and it’s a lot of fun to watch. Continue reading