if you didn’t know, i love baseball (i even have a minor league name-doppelgänger, sadly he’s in the nationals’ farm system, but i still wish him well). so when i was approached by topps (yes, topps!) to create avatars for their new ipad app, i think we can comfortably say that i was shit giddy. bunt is a baseball companion app that merges old school card collecting and fantasy sports. collect and trade your favorite players and track them in real time. players’ points are based on stats throughout the season. slumping? dump him. streaking? go get that young star. or, if you’re a homer like me, just go with your favorite team.
the bunt team is already working on updates, enhancements, and more avatars for the app, so have at it and let me know what you think. issues? comments? glowing reviews? i know people, they’ll love to hear it all.
starting team bunt lineup:
michael bramlage (P), chris romero (CF), chris pacetti (SS), erich wood (C), ernesto santos (1B), alex eben meyer (3B).
i recently completed a subway tile header for my favorite greenpoint news source, newyorkshitty.com. run by the wonderful and tenacious miss heather, newyorkshitty keeps an eye on greenpoint, calling out shitty developers, learning the shit behind new restaurants and bars, and noticing plain ol’ poop on the street. if you live in greenpoint, i can’t recommend newyorkshitty enough.
it’s time for the winter olympics in vancouver, and nbc is all ready with heartfelt stories of success, hardwork, suffering, perseverance…sap. slate has dusted off the ol’ sap-o-meter which tallies the daily cheese-quotient of the on-air crew. be sure to check in for your daily dose of schmaltz and the ‘sappiest line of the day,” it’s enough to make a grown peacock cry.
eric, ahmad and i were interviewed by the wall street journal about quickcomic.com. it’s exciting to see that the site is attracting attention (and doesn’t hurt that the mr. rutkoff is a big battlestar gallactica fan, in case you couldn’t tell from the opening to the article):
So the vice president and an old “Battlestar Galactica” robot walk into a barâ€¦
It’s an unlikely pairing for a political gag. But at Quickcomic.com, it’s possible to create a Cheney-meets-Cylon scenario, or some other offbeat situation, in your own user-made comic strip. The easy-to-use Web site provides the cast of stylish characters, you provide the punch lines.
hopefully this will yield lots of new comics, and means of course that i gotta get drawing new characters, requests? also, go make a comic!