I have been hard at work getting all of the pieces in place for my web comic launch in January. Here is another piece in the ever expanding puzzle.
I am going to updating this quite a bit in the next month as I get ready to launch two separate web comics in the new year. Here is the cast of characters so far.
I have been working hard on several new projects and as they head towards fruition I will be posting updates on here. enjoy
My friend and colleague Brett Ommen and I have created a podcast. Here are the details.
The Professor Footnote Podcast was created because the world is full of interesting topics that drive interesting conversations. Unfortunately, most conversations are informed by rumors, and half-truths, or by vague recollections of things read or heard long ago. On Professor Footnote, we try to bolster the art of conversation by chasing down the interesting information. Our hope is that the podcast informs you not only about our chosen topics but also the wealth of creative and academic work that exists in the world and makes that world and its conversations more interesting. Our suspicion is that the podcast will make you only slightly better at trivia games.
Professor Footnote is an interdisciplinary collaborative effort between
Joel Jonientz, Associate Professor of Art & Design at the University of North Dakota. He earned his undergraduate degree from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA with an emphasis in Experimental Animation, and received an M.F.A. in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006. While his work explores multiple avenues of artistic practice including painting, drawing, and installation, it is primarily focused on technology-based arts and new media. Joel’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions. His time-based works have additionally been broadcast on television and shown internationally in film festivals.
Brett Ommen, Assistant Professor of Communication and English at the University of North Dakota. Brett teaches and researches in the area of visual and digital rhetorics. More specifically, he examines the ways ancient rhetorical ideas and practices show up and are revised in the multi-media environments of our everyday lives. You can find examples of that work here and here.
Professor Footnote is recorded in the lab of the Working Group in Digital and New Media at the University of North Dakota.
I have a lot of balls up in the air currently, but it turns out I am quite the juggler. Here are a couple of small drawings for a project I will be debuting in the new year.
I have been working towards completion on several projects in the last few weeks and few have been as fun to work on as my animated cel paintings. I posted images of the drawings and finished backgrounds from these four in the past. Here are the finished products.
Lock the windows. Bolt the doors and take one last moment to catch your breath. Professor Footnote will soon be here.
The Arts & Culture posters are finished. enjoy