Art & miscellaneous

⭐ = a personal favorite

Art

Halloween: Spider of DoomPumpkin of Terror (2012)

Posters I made for our annual Halloween party.

Curves #2 ink drawing (November 2011)

Curves #1 ink drawing (October 2009)

Taijitu ink drawing (circa 2006) ⭐

Treble clef ink drawing (circa 2006)

The four drawings above are all in roughly the same style. I came up with it in college, and every so often I try something new.

Comics

Theory of Everything (2007)
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7⭐] [8] [9] [10]
[11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20]
[21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [27⭐] [28] [29] [30]
[31] [32] [33] [34] [35] [36] [37⭐] [38] [39] [40]
[41] [42] [43⭐] [44] [45] [46] [47] [48] [49] [50]
[51⭐] [52] [53⭐] [54] [55] [56] [57] [58] [59] [60]
[61] [62] [63⭐] [64] [65] [66] [67] [68] [69] [70]
[71] [72] [73] [74⭐] [75] [76] [77] [78⭐] [79] [80]
[81] [82] [83] [84] [85⭐] [86] [87⭐] [88] [89] [90]
[91⭐] [92⭐] [93] [94] [95⭐] [96] [97] [98]

A collaboration with my good friend Pat Benasutti during our college years. He did a lot of the art, I did a lot of the writing, and we thought up ideas together. Although the project never quite materialized into a polished final product the way we were hoping, we still managed to create almost a hundred comics.

To say we have a weird sense of humor is underselling it dramatically. Still, when I rediscovered and re-read the whole archive nearly a decade later, I laughed so hard I cried. So we must’ve done something right.

Calligraphy

I did almost everything below during a brief calligraphy obsession in and around December 2012.

The blocky, linear script is called Blackletter (often referred to, incorrectly, as “Old English,” which is a language rather than a script). The curvy script is called Uncial. Both are very old.

Programming

My degree is in computer science, and I spent seven years working in IT as a software developer, so I’ve done my share of personal programming projects. Highlights include:

  • A number of video games, including Tetris, Snake, and Pong.
  • A 3D function grapher that takes an equation involving x, y, z, and r, and graphs it on the x, y, and z axes. (Values for x and y are drawn in the usual 2D way, with z values represented by color.)
    • Samples of generated graphs: 123
  • Random generators of haiku and one-sentence stories.
  • A language parser that reads in a text (such as Hamlet), and then — with no other information — predicts the next letter in a sequence of letters (for instance, the next letter of “g-h-o-s” is probably “t”).
  •  Various attempts at artificial intelligence over the years, fueled by hundreds of hours of work. These attempts were notable for enthusiasm rather than success.

Most of these projects are either long gone, or would be difficult to link to.

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