Lux Absio Bervatum

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Print layout

Full-color spread (p. 6-7) I laid out for the upcoming issue of Tumbleweird

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The shameless commercialism continues

That poster I talked about in the last post? I put it on Etsy. Thanks again to corazón for helping exhibit my filthy wares.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tri-Cities Underground Dwarf Fort Map

Made a new map! It'll be in the next issue of Tumbleweird. Here's the write-up that will go with it: 

This is a map of the Tri-Cities (Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, West Richland, Finley) imagined as an underground complex. Largely inspired by the video game Dwarf Fortress and some of Daniel Reeve's maps. The black parts are walkable floorspace (tunnels, bridges, vaults, etc.) and the rivers, in gray, are subterranean chasms thousands of feet deep. The chasms, rooms, and corridors were drawn in a vector graphics editor (Inkscape) with satellite imagery overlay for reference. 

Some rules are observed: To preserve structural integrity, walls have to be at least five feet thick. (From this, the size of the fort shown can be figured as roughly 3,550 ft. east-to-west and 2,575 ft. north-to-south, or about 2⁄3 mi. by 1⁄2 mi.) To avoid lithic fractures, corners/outcrops can't be more acute than ninety de- grees. Farms have rounded corners or are shaped like capsules to maximize volume and minimize cost of excavation. Although it remains unbuilt as of this writing, I've included the Duportail Bridge in Richland. 

Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- ShareAlike (BY-NC-SA) 4.0.

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Prints should be available in 2-3 weeks.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

more rainbowy vector stuff

Another one of these

Thursday, January 19, 2017

rainbowy vector pattern thing

A thing I made without a plan.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

tracking music-listening in 2016

My year-end spotify stats. I'm skeptical of these; I know I've listened to other artists way, way more than I've listened to Mystery Jets.



Pretty different results compared to stats for the last 365 days. is scrobbling from my phone and computers, but I'm not sure it captures stuff played through the amazon echo.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Shmletsly shop

I got 24-inch square giclée prints made of my Tri-City Metro Tube Map! Obligatory etsy listing link.

Again, corazón (we're engaged now!) was forced to help photograph and package prints. He was a good sport about it.

Saturday, October 15, 2016


A pointless thing I made today.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Big structure

Last night I finished this big structure I'd been working on for a long time. It's part of my MLTE project. Here's a small version of it:

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

Bletsly shop

I finally got my Etsy store going. The sheer hubris, right?

I took photos for the Activity Selection Matrix listing earlier tonight. And corazón posed in one! That's right, I'm leveraging his cute face to shill my tawdry wares.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


A really common instance of inconsiderate behavior is when someone knowingly deprecates a thing loved by the person they're talking to. There's a polite way to do it--"not my cup of tea," or something to that effect. Communicates the sentiment without being crass. But it seems like that kind of restraint is rare. People love expressing disgust.

Say you know your friend likes a movie. If you want to be a big jerk you might say that the movie is bad. Because the transitive message there is "you like bad movies." Or taken a logical step further, "your opinions have no value." Why do people do this? Best case scenario, they're just thoughtless. They've got some pent up aggression and it comes out like this because they don't pay attention to what they say. Best case scenario. Otherwise, they're intentionally belittling their friend and that speaks to a whole different kettle of deep dysfunction.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Monday, August 8, 2016


My Activity Selection Matrix is on display at Paper Street Brewing Company right now as part of the Metalwolf Festival! This is the first time any of my work (as an adult) has been shown publicly in a physical space. The wavy-wood piece to the left is by Logan, and the three-picture piece below it is Molly's. The festival was August 5 & 6, but my understanding is that the artwork will stay up for a week or two.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Icky aliens

Did you know the aliens in Alien ("xenomorphs") have eye sockets? They kind of have a human-ish skull with a big elongated jelly helmet around it, but only the parts below the nose are exposed. That "jelly helmet" is kind of transparent near the front. I guess that's so they can see, only they don't seem to have eyeballs. I guess those inconsistencies can be explained by them having been engineered by the white giants in Prometheus. Because it would be weird if an animal evolved to have bony sockets that protect unimportant tissue.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Node & link code

I've got a new project. It'll be a 24x36" poster like the Activity Selection Matrix. Here's one of the diagrams from it.