Introducing, for the folks at Scope Junction, Harold – the world’s grumpiest old-school oscilloscope. Here he is with his friend Ray D’io – from the sixties, man, who’s remarking about back-lit models in the paper (Page 3, I presume). Harold is reminiscing about the old days, when girls had curves (they had valves!).
Check out Harold and Ray D’io here:
In the old days, of course, back in the days o’ 8-tracks ‘n’ grits ‘n when gas were ain’t but a buck a gallon, they just had good ol’ E-I transformers. There were a big ol’ iron ‘E’ shape, and a purdy liddle ‘I t’go with it.
Nowadays, they gots all these fancy designer-type Switch Mode and Toroidal transformer ‘n what-not with their “up-town improved efficiency” and hoopla. I mean, heck, one of ‘em even sounds like that cream Mabel puts for her ‘roids, y’know, for the troublesome spots down south…
Anyway, I guess there really is more to Transformers than meets the eye, er, just E-I.
I really tried to not do any cartoons until March; a little self-imposed sabbatical of sorts. I lasted over six weeks, which is quite an achievement. Presenting therefore: “Hangman Style”; an original thought until I Googled it and found a similar cartoon. Groan. Well, it was original until… oh, never mind.
“Felixicio the Stoopid Cat” however returns no results. I don’t know what possessed me to draw the world’s most stupid cat in yellow marker and blue fountain pen; a cat that calls himself “Felixicio” as though it’s an exotic Italian sounding moniker. Perhaps Felixicio and “Brian the Peacock” will have their own comic strip one day.
At the very least, my daughter likes the look of Felixicio on a bright pink T-shirt.
Merry Christmas to everyone who’s dropped by the Ohmart blog etc this year – it’s been lovely seeing you!
I’ll be taking a short sabbatical and hope to be back sketching around March 2013, given that the world didn’t end on 21 December 2012. And here was me thinking I’d get out of having to do any more, or mowing the lawns, or paying the builder his final invoice.
In the OhmArt book order I just received (quality checking – both versions are good; the hardback is great), the bookmakers Blurb included a $10 off shipping code. Use the promo code: CHEERS to get this. I see no reason why this shouldn’t work for the 75,983 people waiting to get their copy.
My shipping was $12.50 and I live just north of Antarctica, so I think US and UK citizens should do even better.
Links to books: here.
Using micro-controllers can be a mixed bag. Some can be quite PICky and have languages that are hard to learn. On the other hand, some are more BASIC but powerful enough to control just about anything.
This cartoon is homage à PICAXE, one of the most useful tools one can have in one’s toolbox. Check out the scene at PICAXE.com.
The admittedly expensive (book cost / shipping – I see a small percentage ) but unashamed high-quality, hard-back edition of 150 OhmArt cartoons (in glorious RGB) is now available!
There is a softcover version available at just over half the price (phew!)
You can preview it etc right here.
It’s the perfect Christmas gift for loved ones who obsess over electronics, and nearly as perfect for those who don’t.
The smaller (and cheaper again) softcover version will be available in a week, and an iPad e-book version a short time after that.
Admittedly a little late for Melbourne Cup Day, where my horse not only had three legs but also ran backwards…