Spaceships. Specifically, spaceships shooting at each other. And fire. That is what celebrated UK-based comic book artist Warwick Johnson-Cadwell remembers drawing as a young boy.“I always drew. It was the easy way to play. I didn’t have to worry about asking my parents to buy me spaceships… well, I asked them to buy as many spaceships as I could, but I could make my own spaceships.”The unassuming artist, who was in Bengaluru for the Maruti Suzuki Arena Bengaluru Comic Con held over the weekend in Whitefield, smiles as he adds, “Drawing is something I do every day. I don't necessarily set myself a job daily. But if I don't draw, I feel like I need to sit down and catch up. I have done a few jobs where I was meant to be working but I was drawing quietly in my sketchbook instead.”Warwick has worked in editorial illustration, animation, concept design, storyboarding and narrative art. His projects include a much-celebrated take on Tank Girl as well as … [Read more...] about Warwick Johnson-Cadwell of ‘Samurai Jack’ fame on his latest work
I don’t really know what to do with Thanksgiving. I enjoy flipping through recipes for sweet potato pie, roasted brussels sprouts and spiced cranberry sauce as much as anyone else, but it’s difficult to disentangle the holiday from our colonial history. It seems like we certainly try our hardest to do so. When I was in elementary school, my teacher had my class draw straws to divide us up into Natives and Pilgrims; the former made feathered headbands out of brown construction paper, and the latter crafted black buckled hats. I think we sang a song about togetherness. (My mother-in-law, an elementary school teacher in the Midwest, tells me her school no longer does this. Another teacher who works in the North Bay says his school barely acknowledges the holiday in its curriculum. I’m curious to know what other schools do.) Though one could argue that Thanksgiving can and should be an apolitical occasion, the persistent retelling of history that occurs around the … [Read more...] about Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving?
This is the moment an Amazon delivery driver was forced to chase after his van - after he forgot to put the handbrake on. Doorbell camera footage shows the man casually stroll down a long path to a front door to put a package through the letterbox, while his white van rolls away behind him in West Raynham, Norfolk. After spending 10 seconds facing the door, he turns around and heads back to where he left his vehicle - made all the more comical by the fact he's looking down at his phone and doesn't realise what's happened. He finally looks up five seconds later, and runs after the slow-moving van - which still has the driver's door open, during the incident at around 2.20pm on November 12. The Amazon delivery driver pushes a package through the letterbox of a property in West Raynham, Norfolk - unaware that he has left his handbrake off, and his driver's door open He spends 10 seconds facing the front door before turning around to head back to where his van should be, … [Read more...] about Hilarious moment Amazon delivery driver chases his van down street after forgetting to put the handbrake on