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.┬áTheir previous site wasn’t as effective as it could be, so to help them get some additional business, awareness, and press, I┬ávolunteered 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!