[Noisebridge-discuss] Glider Ink - a hackerspace graphic novel

Andy Isaacson adi at hexapodia.org
Tue Aug 22 19:09:40 UTC 2017


wow, this is a really cool project! Thanks for posting about it.  I 
especially love Suzanne's custom handless shruggles tshirt!

Do you have a preferred URL for me to tweet about your artist search?
I could link to the archived copy of this email, but that's maybe not 
the most friendly presentation to get good responses.   :)

-andy

On Sun, Aug 20, 2017 at 06:30:10PM +0200, Paweł Chojnacki wrote:
>Hey!
>
>Last year I realized that the notion of hackerspace and
>hackers-as-makers, not just blackhat anarchists is totally absent from
>the mainstream culture. Watch Dogs 2 had a huge opportunity to change
>this, but they only presented warring gangs and vigilantes trying to
>bring down evil corporations.
>
>After gathering some stories from European, US and African Spaces I
>decided to create Glider Ink - https://glider.ink/ , a fictional story
>based on real events and characters I met. I have already managed to
>find the most common archetypes and create five main characters based on
>them: Inventor, Activist, Troll, Anarchist and Maker. I'd like to focus
>on the community aspect and how we can create things together, as
>opposed to the Silicon Valley lone genius concept.
>
>Even though I originally wanted to set the story in Poland, I might be
>changing that to some more or less defined European city. Seeing hackers
>from all over the world, especially Kenya or Philippines I really don't
>want to enforce the stereotype that all of them needs to be white.
>
>I'm still working on a script which would be enjoyable both for actual
>hackers and people who haven't heard about them before. All of my work -
>licensed on Creative Commons - is available at https://wiki.glider.ink/
>. You are welcome to comment on it, share your own stories and ideas! If
>you'd like to register on the wiki, just ping me.
>
>Sadly, I found it that very few artists are up to the challenge of
>trying a de-facto new genre, creating a positive outlook on technology
>outside of dark cyberpunk. If you know any graphic novel illustrator who
>might be interested in working on this project (fully paid of course),
>I'll gladly meet them!
>
>Art styles I'm looking for:
>
>https://wiki.glider.ink/_detail/art/characters/suzanne/kimiooon_suzanne_notebook_dark.jpg?id=art
>https://wiki.glider.ink/_detail/art/characters/suzanne/kimiooon_suzanne_shrug.jpg?id=art
>https://wiki.glider.ink/_detail/art/characters/amanda/caylachicovsky_amanda_face.jpg?id=art
>https://wiki.glider.ink/_detail/art/characters/robert/lhuvik_robert_standing.jpg?id=art
>
>and the full project's moodboards:
>
>https://wiki.glider.ink/project/artstyle/moodboards
>
>Best,
>
>alxd
>
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