A Brief Exercise in Shameless Self Promotion

At linux.conf.au the other week, a friend asked if I’d ever considered a career writing a web comic. I forget exactly how it came up, but it might have had something to do with the STONTIH Deathmatch t-shirt I was wearing at the time, or may have been due to someone mentioning the talk Florian Haas and I gave at LCA 2011 with the live cartooning.

Anyway, the answer was “no, not really”, largely because I sincerely enjoy my gig at SUSE (we’re hiring ATM, BTW), but also partly because I honestly don’t come up with enough interesting stuff often enough, and consider it unlikely I’ll ever make a living off it. Still, I have put a handful of bits and pieces up on Redbubble over the last few years, so I thought I’d engage in a bit of narcissism and promote it shamelessly and obviously. In chronological order then, from oldest to newest, I have produced:

Prior Art

I’ve just been reminded that I never posted the drawing I did during the presentation that Florian and I gave at linux.conf.au 2011.

This PDF is the one I drew during the talk, the only change being the addition of a copyright notice.  The “slides” will actually make sense if you were either present at the talk, or if you’ve seen the video.

This PDF is a slightly more polished version, with labels on each panel, which may be more appropriate for a printout and/or may make slightly more sense without the exposition present in the talk.

The drawing was done in Inkscape using a Wacom Intuos 4 tablet, so the originals are SVGs, but I’m operating under the assumption that PDF is still a more widely viewable format.  Also, the WordPress upload widget is whining about SVG files being a security risk, and I don’t want to have to convince it otherwise right now.  If anyone actually wants the SVGs, please let me know and I’ll sort something out.

One last thing before I forget: both our email addresses have changed since 2011, so don’t believe the drawing on that count.  It’s not lying about anything else though :-)