Someone recently mentioned that they wish they could buy my Batman Hoodie. I like mine too much to sell the one I own, but I can point you in the right direction to pick up your very own! Get your own Batman Hoodie today!
Equipped with nothing but a hairnet and a tub of slightly warm Salisbury steaks, this superheroine can lay the smackdown on the toughest villains of the criminal underworld (or, at least, the cafeteria).
June 27, 2011by Chris Pirilloin Business, Comic, Fun2 comments
There is something about original pieces that seem to gives them more character. It could be the time put in to them, the idea of having something that doesn’t exist anywhere else, or simply the look and feel you just can’t get from a copy. Thanks to sites like Etsy, it’s easy to find original work from independent artists. I’ve been doodling since before I can remember. I’ve never considered myself much of an artist, but when my girlfriend suggested that I put some drawings up on Etsy, it seemed like an idea worth trying. Etsy makes it easy enough to create your own store to sell your original artwork that there really isn’t a lot to it. Etsy is an online service with the goal in mind of giving independent artists and crafters a place where they can sell their work online in a place where potential buyers go with the purpose in mind of purchasing original art and crafts. Etsy has a philosophy of connecting makers with potential buyers in a more personal level than you would find on a bigger commercial site such as Ebay or Amazon. The first batch of drawings I’m putting up on the […]
April 26, 2011by Chris Pirilloin Comic, Fun, Software, Technology3 comments
For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been uploading comic panes and sending them out to my Twitter and Facebook pages. People have asked me exactly how I make these, and so I thought I’d make this video to explain exactly how to make a comic. These comic panes have been generated using both ToonPAINT for iOS and Comic Life 2 on Mac OS X. These applications, when combined, help me to create something in an easy and simple way that no other single program I’ve seen yet has. First, you’re going to want to take a good shot of yourself using ToonPAINT doing something worthy of a humorous caption. Perhaps there’s a situation or idea you’ve always thought was funny, but haven’t quite had the ability to express it. You could even just take a snapshot of yourself making a goofy face. Once the picture is taken, ToonPAINT will give you the option to tweak the look of the resulting image. You may decide to use a black and white cartoon or go with something more colorful. When you are satisfied with your art, simply email it to yourself (full size). At this point you can transfer the file […]
November 19, 2010by Chris Pirilloin Comic, Entertainment, Fun0 commentstags: cloud, to-the-cloud, windows-live
The slogan for Windows Cloud proclaims “To The Cloud!” The service claims to connect everything from your PC to the Cloud. Use it to create photos, documents and movies. Connect to the people and files you care about the most. Share what matters anywhere – anytime – easily. Doesn’t that give you warm, fuzzy feelings just thinking about it? There are many other services out there which can accomplish the same things. It’s getting tough these days to know which one may be “right” for you. How do you decide?
November 19, 2010by Chris Pirilloin Comic, Entertainment, Fun0 commentstags: dick-figures, happy-tree-friends, mondo-media, stick-figures
The folks behind the Happy Tree Friends are bringing you some hip new animated characters: the Dick Figures. Mondo Media has what seems to be an unlimited supply of funny up its sleeve. In this first episode, Dick Figures — A Bee or Something, Blue got dumped. He’s having a bad day. Red’s voice becomes auto-tuned. Now Blue is having a worse day… until Red’s voice grabs them a whole host of dancing stick-figure hotties.
November 18, 2010by Chris Pirilloin Comic, Entertainment, Fun, Microsoft1 commentstags: kin, kin-1, kin-2, Microsoft, microsoft-kin, microsoft-phone
At the end of June, Microsoft killed off their line of Kin phones. There were reports that only about five hundred of the devices ever sold. Speculation pointed to the high cost of the device and its plan, as well as the fact that they seemed to be geared towards teenagers. Apparently, the Kin is back with an updated pricing plan. Do you think resurrecting this device was a good idea?
November 17, 2010by Chris Pirilloin Comic, Entertainment, Fun, Photos0 commentstags: tsa
Everywhere you look online, there are articles where people are yelling long and loud about the way the TSA has been handling passengers recently. Many TSA agents reportedly are touching people in spots they feel are completely inappropriate. Prosecutors are speaking out and claiming that charges will be pressed. Passengers who feel violated are filing police reports and lawsuits. While nothing about this situation is funny, I thought that perhaps a little bit of humor injected into it would go a long way.