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Gordon Campbell on Earthquake Welfare and Libya
http://gordoncampbell.scoop.co.nz/2011/03/29/gordon-campbell-on-earthquake-welfare-and-libya/

On Japan’s nuclear crisis, and more welfare rumblings
http://gordoncampbell.scoop.co.nz/2011/03/16/gordon-campbell-japan%E2%80%99s-nuclear-crisis-more-welfare-rumbli/

Two new illustrations for the Gordon Campbell column.

The first is for an article about cutting off the financial support to Christchurch after their recent earthquake (while they're still in recovery).

The second is about one of the more bizarre findings of the Welfare Working Group, a rightwing government initiative to find new "innovations" in welfare. One of the things they posit is that the more people who look for work, the more jobs there will be. So we should force those bloody dole bludgers to get out there and then there'll be more riches for everybody! The cash is right there for the taking!

Right.
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PRIEST cover design mockup

You could call this fan art, I suppose. A dude I know (in a virtual sense) wrote this most excellent fantasy novel called PRIEST, and it's available online for free: www.mattcolville.com/

I'm not someone who reads fantasy novels, normally, but I enjoyed this one so much I was inspired to do a cover for it. If you're looking to read some good, tight writing about swords and magic and shit, give PRIEST a shot. It's smart.
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My new portfolio site

timdenee.com

My new portfolio site is finally going live: http://www.timdenee.com/

I'm pretty happy with it really. Although I used to do a bit of web design about 6 or 7 years ago, my skills were completely out of date and useless so I had to learn current best-practice CSS from scratch. And I did!

It's simple, but it's also the first portfolio site I've actually been satisfied with. Check out how it scales when your browser scales below 700px wide or above 1400px; this means it should look pretty good on iPhones, widescreen, normal screens, laptops, whatever. Woo!
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My calendar for 2011!

My calendar for 2011

My calendar for 2011

My calendar for 2011

My calendar for 2011

I like to make a calendar every year, because the ones you can buy in shops are largely balls (they almost all use glossy stocks, what's up with that? Impossible to write on).

This my calendar for 2011! It's inspired by the book Seasons by Blexbolex. It is about the simple life (the hit reality TV show starring Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie).

It is free for you to use! Simply download the PDF appropriate to your hemisphere and print it on nice thick matte paper or card (200-300 gsm, the thicker the better) in black and white. Easy and cheap to print, free to download, what's not to like?

Click here to download the SOUTHERN hemisphere calendar!

Click here to download the NORTHERN hemisphere calendar!

And if you haven't read Seasons by Blexbolex, I highly highly recommend it.
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Kill Screen magazine, issue 2: Back to School

kill screen magazine, issue 2: back to school

I got to contribute this illustration to Kill Screen's second issue. This was fun! The theme of the issue was 'Back to School' and the article I illustrated is about the intersection between video games and education (and educational video games).

Although I'm biased, I can honestly say that Kill Screen is a really good, intelligent publication about video games, if you're into that sort of thing. Recommended: www.killscreenmagazine.com

Being asked to do some tasty illustration for a tasteful video game magazine is a rare and awesome thing. So cheers to Kill Screen!

kill screen magazine, issue 2: back to school

kill screen magazine, issue 2: back to school