Over the past few years there’s been a lot of dicussion about what you can do with the “infinite canvas” of digital comics that you just cannot do with traditional paper and ink. It’s worth remembering, however, that there are things you can do with those traditional tools that you can’t do with anything else — and in an amazing comic posted to his Twitter account, Eyeshield 21 artist Yusuke Murata has done ‘em all.
In recent days, comments putting Tim Tebow under friendly fire were released, with Broncos backup quarterback Brady Quinn, questioning Tebow’s public displays of faith in an interview with Yahoo! Sports’ own Michael Silver (and then swiftly apologizing for those very comments). So many have wondered why Tebow didn’t speak up about the scathing commentary from a teammate. It turns out there’s a good reason for that: He was preoccupied fulfilling the dream of a 9-year-old with a severe tumor disorder.
Lim Cheng Soon’s story defies convention. It’s a story about the value of curation, the value of community, and, for some, the lasting value of print.
Lim is addicted to Hacker News, the popular social news site, and he wanted to solve his own problem of information overload — “to be able to go offline [entirely] and not to miss out,” he says. So he decided to start gathering up some of the most popular posts from the site and printing them in a magazine he called Hacker Monthly.