Emerald City Comicon 2015 Fancy Sketches Part 4

THE FINAL ECCC 2015 Sketch-A-Matic Sketches! All of these are from day 3.

This is part 4. Check out part 1part 2 and part 3. The final sketch includes an awesome SPECIAL EFFECT that I learned from Kris Wilson. Of course, it negates ever hanging the sketch on the wall, much less framing it. I suggested the recipient build a backlit shadow box to display it in. It… didn’t seem like they were going to. Maybe they were worried about the joinery skills required to build a shadow box. Parents, teach your kids at least 3 forms of joinery. I suggest biscuit, dovetail and dado. To be safe, you should at least give them a primer in mortise and tenon as well. If we don’t teach our children basic and advanced woodworking skills, someone else will. Probably Norm Abram.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Sketch-A-Matic, here’s a bit of info about it: 


The idea is simple, but the technology behind it is VAST and COMPLICATED!

It works like this: 

  • The willing participant presses the big, red, impressive button
  • The machine SPRING TO LIFE whirring and gyrating and buzzing
  • When it finishes processing your individual, one of a kind sketch topic, you will hear a distinctive DING!
  • 2 topic cards are spit out of the machine and placed on the sketch generation matrix
  • The user may then choose to ad a multiplier card that will irrevocably alter the sketch in heretofore unimaginable ways!
  • The machine’s operator (known as: The Artist) begins generating the one of a kind sketch using pencils and pens and paper like some horribly out of date 2D printer
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  1. Yeah, but Norm Abram has ALL THE TOOLS EVER FOR EVERYTHING. "Today we're going to build an armoire. I'm going to take this oak, and put it through the armoire machine, and…there we are! Now just attach your hardware. See you next time." Nobody learns shit from Norm.

  2. "Welcome to The New Yankee Workshop, with J. J. Abrams… Before we use any [lens flare], let's take a moment to talk about shop safety. Be sure to read, understand, and follow all the safety rules that come with your [lens flare]. Knowing how to use your [lens flare] properly will greatly reduce the risk of personal injury. And remember this: there is no more important safety rule than to wear these — safety glasses."

  3. As for the last one. They could put it in one of those glass frames without a backing them hang it at a window. The ghost would only be seen during the day and be hidden at night.

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