Cartoon: Goodbye Groklaw, Thanks PJ!

PJ of Groklaw is shuttering groklaw, so there’ll be no more new content on the website. Groklaw has been a fantastic reference, both in following the SCO saga and with learning more about copyright and other legal issues. The newspicks were some of the best selected of any linux related website I know and they will be missed.

For you PJ, a cartoon that took me all day to draw:

Shows Pamela Jones of Groklaw as Velma from Scooby Doo, with a Penguin by her side and Darl tied up saying: I would have gotten away with it if it wasn't for you meddling nerds!

Thanks for all the fish. Can’t wait to see what your next case is!

Britonaut Sez, Done in Ubuntu!

Hey weekenders, fancy cheering up after the week long roller coaster ride that was Coronation Street? Did you watch Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders impassioned fillerbuster against tax breaks for the super rich and can’t seem to get your blood pressure to go down? Have you got a whole spare case of frustration at the treatment of Wikileaks creator Julian Assange?

Then let me cheer you up with a bit of comedy for the holiday season:

And before you start,this was made completely with Ubuntu using Inkscape, totally vector based and is excellent practice for making Ubuntu training and advertising materials.

Ubunchu Chapter 05 – Big Sister Arrives

Hey everyone!

I’m pleased to announce that thanks to the hard work of Arturo Silva and Anton Ekblad we have a speedy translation and editing of the new chapter of Ubunchu. This chapter is all about getting new netbooks for the school and why everyone always uses windows… Because you can’t buy anything without windows preinstalled.

Download it Here

French, Spanish and Indonesian editions are on their way too. We have a new translators mailing list that everyone who wants to be involved, should join: Ubunchu Google Group

Ubunchu Chapter 04: Licensing

Good news, today we’ve released chapter 04 of the ever wonderful Ubunchu manga first published in Ascii magazine in Japan. With translations from Vlad and editing by Arturo, this chapter is cute, cuddly and informative. Check it out!

Go to Chapter 04

This chapter is all about the lovely Risa creating a short comic and the discussions the systems administration club is having about licensing. Wonderfully done by Seotch san as always and I hope you enjoy it too.

Comic: City of Reality

Some comics are so good that they are compelling, the “City of Reality” is a story about a world connected tangentially to other worlds and everyone in Reality is nice, realistic, polite, supportive and understanding to one another. Now take a being who has come from one of these other worlds, he’s come to join the supers of Reality who help out and defeat any bad guys. The problem is that the city has been so crime free for so long that the job has generally fallen to kids who want a bit of an adventure.

Will they be able to cope with some new challenges? Will our new friend be able to cope with the seemingly maddening selfless attitudes of the populace? Check it out twice a month:

I love this comic, it’s very well drawn, it’s got fantastic writing and a charm I can’t quite place. The serious side is for me the mental experiment of what a world would be like if people were genuinely nice. Would it be interesting? would it be sustainable? Could one selfish person wreak the whole thing?

Like any good philosophy of social interaction, the comic discovers that being nice has a lot of advantages; but people in our world aren’t able to take advantage of them because we don’t know enough about other people to be able to trust them. So most people tend to form a “nice where possible” attitude that is a genuine attempt to be socially cohesive. It’s also true that unlike people in Reality, we are arrogant-centric and caught up in our own petty egos, trying to overcome our boundless fear of being wrong should be a major goal of any nice person.

Read it, tell me what you think!

Ubuntu Art Two of Three

This is the second commission I got done while at Pi-Con, I haven’t inked/vectorised it yet, but you can see how wonderful this piece is.

Don’t forget that it’s talk like a pirate day saturday!