Top Three – Week #37

Once in a while I want to share links to things on the internet that are either interesting, worth reading or just simply inspirational. I’ve been severely busy with work and unable to focus on blogging, so I took the liberty of skipping the last two weeks. But here are this week’s top three things!

A cartoonist’s adviceinspirational comic by Gavin Aung Than (Zenpencils.com)
There’s a pretty decent chance that you’ve already stumbled across this great tribute to Bill Watterson, done in a style quite similar to how Calvin and Hobbes was drawn. I’ve been seeing links to this comic all over the place. Personally, I feel a bit annoyed when there’s a link to an image of a lesser quality (or worse, without proper credit) on arbitrary sites like imgur or 9gag. Maybe I’m just being pedantic? For what it’s worth, I think that the creator should at least get recognition for making this. That way, more people would appreciate the work he’s done (for example, check out this quote by John Green, or this one by C.S. Lewis or even this one inspired by Yoda). Just the fact that the Bill Watterson tribute has been shared on many platforms means that a lot of people like it and think it’s important.

Karen Kavett’s YouTube channeldesign and crafts tutorial videos
I recently discovered Karen Kavett (@karenkavett) on YouTube, and I can’t believe I haven’t been watching her videos before. Admittedly, I try not to subscribe to more YouTube channels, because I’ve already got well over 200(!) channels on my list already. Still, I found her advice for graphic design and crafting so useful that I had to click subscribe! She’s also a very skilled Photoshop user, and all in all very a creative person, so If you like good tutorial videos, I suggest you do the same.

Pomplamoosea pretty amazing band (music recommendation / link to iTunes)
Pomplamoose is a creative and extremely skilled musical duo. Nataly Dawn’s voice is a delight to hear, and the beautiful harmonies (and surprisingly pleasing disharmonies) created by instrumentalist Jack Conte are just perfect. They have a pretty solid following on YouTube, with over 365.000 subscribers on their channel (as of 13. Sept. 2013). Pomplamoose’s music videos are quirky and fun to watch, and I can specially recommend their cover of the Angry Birds theme and the Batman theme. Be sure to check out their original songs as well!

In other news, I will be going to Raptus – Bergen International Comic Festival this weekend. I blogged briefly about both the 2011 and the 2012 festivals, so I hope to do the same this year as well!

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