Junior Mad Scientist – Lab Notes

Coloring book updates

May 21st, 2008 by Weber


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Three more pages added to the FREE! DOWNLOADABLE! PRINTABLE! coloring book.

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(Having some technical difficulty with the thumbnail function. Until that’s corrected, click the file names to view, right-click to ‘SAVE IMAGE AS . . .’ and print from there.)

This is shaping-up quite nicely.

As with the rest of it, these new pages are protected through Creative Commons. (See the bottom of his post for details)

Looking for the whole coloring book? Click Here To Download. (1.507MB)

Suggestions on drawings or activity pages? Mazes, match-ups, or word finds? Post them below or send ’em via email at the address noted on the ABOUT page.

ENJOY!

Creative Commons License
Grace’s Coloring Book by Bradley Weber is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
Based on a work at www.juniormadscientist.com.


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On A Bike In Amsterdam

May 21st, 2008 by Weber


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From his “Things You Find When Looking For Something Else” file, comics great Eddie Campbell shares a link he tripped over while searching for bicycle references.

San Franciscan Brian Wilson (no, not that one) stopped in Amsterdam on his way home from a motorcycle road trip.

“During a 73 minute period on 9/12/06 at one corner of Nieuw Markt (a nice open square in Amsterdam), I took the following 82 pictures of bicycles. Why? Because sitting there I noticed how remarkably different the whole Amsterdam bicycle scene was from my home . . . . “


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Coloring Book Fun

May 11th, 2008 by Weber


click here to download (1.2MB)

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Color by me.

Here’s some fun to take to daycare or (another) meeting about your company’s merger activity.

A 16-page coloring book!

All the art and subject text was created right here in the JMS Labs. The print at the bottom of the cover is Gorilla Milkshake, a free design font from the good people at
Blambot.

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Here’s the important legal stuff:

Creative Commons License
Grace’s Coloring Book by Bradley Weber is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
Based on a work at www.juniormadscientist.com.

That means you can:

— Give it to the kids!

— Put it on your Web site!

— Mix it into your own art!

All you need do is give me credit (via the attribution link imbedded in the legal stuff ) and let me know you’re using it for non-commercial purposes.

(If you WANT to use it for commercial purposes, drop me a line here and we’ll talk.)

Scroll all the way to the top or bottom of this post and click to get. You can print all the pages or just your favorites.

If you have access to a scanner, email some finished artwork and I’ll post it.

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click here to download (1.2MB)

In the planning stage is a JMS Activity Book full of more coloring fun, connect-the-dots, word finds, and so on, with all with your favorite JMS characters: Avenge-O, Monkeys On An Elevator, Mr. Punch, Inter-Galactic Space Patrol, and more.

If the coloring book gets a good response (i.e., lots of downloads and good feedback), the activity book will be next.

Enjoy and tell your friends!


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Steampunk — Still the new black

May 11th, 2008 by Weber


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Working steampunk laptop built by this guy in Japan.

It’s amazing that, nine months after it’s initial post, people keep finding their way to the story on Josh Freeman’s Steampunk Ghostbuster cosplay at SDCC 07. (“Steampunk Is The New Black.”)

Based on the comments people leave and the wealth of steampunkery displayed on the Interweb, I stand as firmly as ever on the initial statement.

That being said, there is apparently much confusion about what is — and isn’t — steampunk.

Read the rest of this entry »


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Free Coloring Book? Where?

May 8th, 2008 by Weber


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image courtesy of these guys

If you think something’s missing, you’re right.

Earlier today, you might have seen a post for a free coloring book download. That got pulled until I get a better understanding of how Creative Commons licensing works.

Once that’s straight in my head, I’ll make the necessary updates and repost. Should be another day or two.

Thanks for standing-by. The coloring book is worth it.

“We’ll return to Days Of Our Lives in just a moment . . . . “


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Avenge-O Fan Art

May 7th, 2008 by Weber


(Update — April 13, 2010: had to disable comments due to crazy amounts of spam. If you have comments, please email me though the ABOUT page or add them to another post and I’ll move them to the right place. Thanks. bjw)

apropos of my earlier post on Avenge-O The Crime-Fighting Robot,

Below is some art done by Fine Arts Guild brother Bruce Bachelder. The first piece is from a few years ago (no date) and was painted over a couple of evenings when we were doing weekly Art Nights at . . . another location. ‘Nuff said.

The two ink drawings are recent, done specifically for JMS Showcase. Webmaster Mike did the color on the second. He said it didn’t take him long to do. He’s either lying or is just that damned talented. Not sure which? Check out his art here and his web work here.

There are still a few copies left of JMS Showcase. FREE! SIGNED! I pay the postage!

They’re going fast, so don’t wait!

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THIS IS CAKE TOWN!

May 1st, 2008 by Weber


(Tried embedding both of these for your viewing pleasure, but their sizing messed with our site format, so you’ll have to click-to-view. Bibbity-bobbity-boo-hoo-hoo.)

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Click here, watch the fun, then — BRUSH YOUR TEETH!

Black20.com‘s hilarious ‘300 PG’ trailer has been getting quite a bit of play here at the Lab, and in the many homes and offices of the people we’ve infected shared it with. It takes a couple of viewings to catch everything, but it’s worth the time.

Same for their spot-on, reductum ad absurdum product placement remix of the Spider-Man 3 trailer.

Easily the best two minutes and twenty-nine seconds of your workday.

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Click here for more mouth-watering fun

YOU GO NOW!

(Eat Twix)


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Avenge-O the Crime-fighting Robot (comics)

May 1st, 2008 by Weber


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Avenge-O Adventures (click to download)(1.9MB)

Click the above link to see the first couple of installments in the Avenge-O saga.

The first story, “Forging of a Hero,” was written and drawn (by me) in 1999. It was supposed to be part of Supermarket Action!, a compilation showcasing the work of each Fine Arts Guild member. The conceit was every story had to take place in, or do with, a supermarket or grocery store.

It was a great idea. Unfortunately, it suffered from the same fatal defects encountered on most group projects and was never published. I don’t know if any of the other FAGs finished their parts. Not that it matters now.

Anyway, Part Two, “.38 Caliber Discount”, was written by me, too. I did a version with art for the book. In 2005, I headed to San Diego’s Comic Con International in search of an artist to work on a larger (awesomely good) Avenge-O script. I met cartoonist and industry inker Jorge Pacheco. He did a great job on these three pages. We’d planned to work together more, but he got married and had a kid, so that fell through, too.

Avenge-O first saw print in the (ultra-limited edition) JMS SHOWCASE. I sold almost the full run these in San Diego last year.

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Other stories in this issue include “My Dead Grandmother Keeps Getting Mail,” an installment of “Monkeys On An Elevator”, and Parts I-III of “TOPOR: THE THING THAT SLEPT!”

I think there are still a few copies around. Anyone interested in a FREE! SIGNED! book, drop me a line in the comments section. I’ll give ’em away until there ain’t no more.


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