Pins and Needles

I made a website this week for Los Angeles’ Pins and Needles pinball parlor. I really think that Pins and Needles is a unique and special place – it’s a labor of love, with a great line-up of prized pinball machines. It also serves as the hub for the Los Angeles Pinball League. Their previous site wasn’t as effective as it could be, so to help them get some additional business, awareness, and press, I volunteered to put together a new site for them.

For it, I opted for WordPress, so that the owner could easily update it with new content / blog posts.

pnnIt uses the responsive theme, which is a clean and simple theme, and is suited perfectly for an operation like this. I didn’t add anything fancy – mostly style updates.

If you’re in LA and you like pinball, you should check this place out. They have some great pins.

New comic – Nunchuckti Yoga

I have a new comic up on tiny mix tapes. It’s called The Six Basic Postures of Nunchuckti Yoga. Here’s an example.

nunchuckti-downward-spinning

I drew this with my new wacom tablet, the Intuous 4 Wireless. The Intuous 5 came out very recently, but after reading a bunch of reviews, and after using a 4, I decided on the 4. Previously, I’d been using a Wacom Bamboo, and I wasn’t impressed by it. I mostly just used it for touch-ups – I’d scan in art, and then clean up all the bad lines in Photoshop. But it would frequently make “phantom” lines. Even when I wasn’t making contact with the tablet, it would often act like I was! Very frustrating, and it made it difficult to undo changes, since there would end up being lots of teensy changes to undo.

Anyway, I had the phrase “nunchuckti yoga” in my head for a few months, but I couldn’t think of how best to express the idea. Then I saw some yoga posture charts, and decided to go with that!