Episode 3: Bandito is now live
I can promise you this episode changes the rest of the season up. It's a little crazy. Please do us the honor of sharing with your friends on Facebook or Twitter, and helping us reach that audience. Thanks everyone! Hope you're enjoying the episodes.
woohoo!on October 6, 2010
the most awesome kickstarter promo video ... ever? watch and you decide!on October 6, 2010
Hey everybody. So as many of you know, we're rapidly approaching the deadline for our Kickstarter campaign. Yes, it's doing well. And for those that have supported, allow me to personally thank each of you for your leap of faith. To those that have yet to give, what are you waiting for?! I mean, really?!
This here is our last 'hype' video for the Kickstarter campaign. So spread the word. High. Low. And every place in between. Every little bit of support helps. It really does.
Digital work is complete on the new Ramone book! Which means panels and dialogue/word balloons are added and now it looks like a finished comic book. This has been a long project, but now it comes together and I can't believe the difference from early sketches to the finished book.
So hot off the presses (or the bits or the internets or the whatevers) check out The New York Observer's article on our party:
And after tallying up all of our expenses, we're happy to announce I'll be cutting a check to the EFF tomorrow for $3,027.21.
Thanks again for your support AND HACK THE PLANET!
- Hackers Party Crew
PS: See you next year? 16 is such a better number than 15, after all.
this is the moment!on October 6, 2010
Who knew a UPS Delivery Confirmation email could be so exciting? After getting the email early Tuesday morning, I'm not embarrassed to say that I spent the rest of the day bouncing around and grinning like a goof-ball, so thrilled was I with just the idea of finally seeing our comic in print.
My plan was to find someone to film me exuberantly opening the package, beaming like a kid on Christmas, and maybe cracking a joke or two, in the hopes that some of my excitement would rub off onto you folks out there in internet-land.
Instead I somehow ended up in one of the quiet study halls at my school (I'm a grad student), holding my camera-phone with one hand and a pocket-knife with the other, attempting to use ninja-stealth to open our print order as quietly as possible.
Oh well. Not the exuberant and charming video I'd planned, but at least I documented the occasion. And it is still sort of goofy in its own way. AND I'M STILL EXCITED! WE'VE GOT A COMIC BOOK! YAY!
bicycle portraits give us consistent sneak peeks of their upcoming book.on October 6, 2010
Hi everyone. Meet Hong Man Kim from Korea. He is currently studying in Cape Town, South Africa. ( http://tiny.cc/f7tff ) - "I only have a bicycle here - no car. When I'm finished studying I'll go back to South Korea."
- Stan & Nic.
Because of everyone's generous donations Green-Screening is a GO. We reached our $5,000 benchmark in less than two weeks - AMAZING. Thus far over a dozen bands have signed on to Green-Screening with over a dozen more in the wings still yet to confirm a time slot in our hectic schedule. The bands already confirmed are;
DINOWALRUS - http://www.myspace.com/dinowalrus
SOFT BLACK - http://www.myspace.com/vincentcacchione
DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR. - http://www.myspace.com/daleearnhardtjrjr
AVA LUNA - http://www.myspace.com/avalunaband
LOST BOY? - http://www.myspace.com/lostboy
VON HAZE - http://www.myspace.com/vonhazerocks
PLATES OF CAKE - http://www.myspace.com/theplatesofcake
MILLIONYOUNG - http://www.myspace.com/millionyoungmusic
ROYAL CHAINS - http://www.myspace.com/theroyalchains
IVANA XL - http://www.myspace.com/ivanaccc
CAGED ANIMALS - http://www.myspace.com/cagedanimalsexist
ZACHARY CALE - http://www.myspace.com/zacharycale
ROPE - http://www.myspace.com/rope
Our Kickstarter plane is off the ground, but it is not a direct flight, yet. Please KEEP SPREADING the word. The $5,000 we have raised covers the development of our website, and all costs incurred our initial week in studio with bands. I still, need to double this amount in order to pay for the 30 weeks of editing, shooting, and creating green screen material. Thank you everyone from the bottom of my heart. Check out the bands we currently have on our roster, and enjoy. I can not wait to share more, and hope this trip becomes a non-stop flight!
wow! what a review. great work, guys.on October 6, 2010
What Jerry Saltz (the big-deal art critic for New York magazine) had to say about Swimming Cities appearing at the Venice Bienniale:
"The most moving moment I had at the Biennale, however, came in the last minutes of my last day at the show. Just before closing time, as guards herded stragglers toward the entrance from the far end of the Arsenal where I was, three marvelous-looking vessels cobbled together from urban detritus motored past Mike Boucher’s wonderful sunken suburban house, and into the small lagoon. A band played a haunting song, a woman sang, a girl swung on a swing. The boats are the work of the artist Swoon. I’m told that Swoon wasn’t even invited to the show. She and her gypsy friends simply entered of their own accord and did what they wanted to do. Like the best work here, Swoon’s work doesn’t come out of academic critique; it comes from necessity and vision. These are the perfect tools for making things as old as time new again -- including an art world turned dangerously into itself."
Yes! Yes! Thank you Mr. Saltz.