Good Links

retro clip art 013cLooking 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

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 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!

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