Looking for links to expand your horizons, enrich your life, increase your knowledge and make you a more well-rounded person?
Well you’ve come to the right place! Check out these important links below, chosen specifically to support the Magnum Arts mission to Inspire, Create and Engage.
The Original Magnum Arts Blog – Launched when Magnum Arts was founded, before this snazzy new version. All of the original posts are still there, yours to discover
The Professional Profile of Magnum Arts – A concise e-book that describes Magnum Arts’ area of expertise, complete with visual examples
Rocket To Me – The Magnum Arts Tumblr Blog – A cool sharing site filled with animated gifs, pictures, quotes and other fun odds and ends that don’t fit on the blog or the Facebook page. Share my stuff, comment and check it often, as new content is added often
Magnum Arts Online Portfolio – Check out photo galleries of my illustration and photography, organized into several categories
Found Slides, A Life Remembered – In 2011 I bought a vintage slide projector with 80 color slides from the 1950s. My search for the people in the slides became a world wide story and is the subject of a graphic novel that will be published this year. Check out the original Found Slides posts here!
BoingBoing – one of the best blogs on the Internet. I read it every morning; it’s like breakfast for your head
Posemaniacs – This fantastic site has tons of images of the human body for drawing all sorts of poses, and you can rotate the bodies 360 degrees to get just the right angle! A very good resource for artists
The Consumerist – Blogging about consumers’ interactions with companies, and how to protect yourself
Bitstrips – A very cool comic strip creator that gives you an incredible amount of control over the characters you create, and allows for easy sharing. A good resource for drawing hair, hands and bodies, and for creating nice looking comics. To see a comic strip I created using Bitstrips, click HERE!
Photography Is Not A Crime – An organization that documents and combats the increasing hostility to the legal right to take pictures. Know your rights or they will be taken from you
Stupid Comics – A site dedicated to lampooning the dumbest, lamest and most bizarre comics, to hilarious effect
Ars Technica – One of the best technology/consumer-oriented blogs; I read it every day
The ACLU – Because freedom cannot protect itself. The rights you have, you have because they were defended. Make a donation today
Electronic Frontier Foundation – Fighting for our on-line rights against increasingly powerful forces bent on taking them away. Follow them, support their mision
Digital Comics Museum – Tons of vintage comics, of all genres, free for the reading (and downloading!)
Center For the Protection of Free Expression – Dedicated to protecting free speech, increasingly under attack in this society
The NSA Files – The NSA operates a global spying regime that violates the privacy of Americans and world leaders with impunity, with no effective oversight. The Guardian newspaper, which broke the story, tracks the abuses committed by this agency
The Old Car Manual Project – Massive repository of vintage car brochures, ads and pictures from around the world, updated regularly
SOMA FM – A commercial-free Internet radio station, with over twenty-five channels, and it’s FREE!
Inside Job: the Documentary – Every American citizen needs to see this movie, about how a handful of people consumed with greed destroyed the economy and plunged the United States into economic chaos that continues to this day
Lifehacker – A blog about “hacking” your life, with daily posts to improve your life
Institute For Sequential Art – Sequential art (a story told in a sequence of pictures, such as comics and graphic novels) is an art form that goes way back to the first cave paintings. The ISA is a resource for learning about this art form
Jalopnik – I’m a huge car nut, and this is one of the best, most popular car blogs on the web. Posts about modern and classic cars, car technology and trends, and fun-to-read posts about cars
Kotaku – A video game, anime and pop-culture blog, tailored to gamers, geeks and nerds. Good stuff!