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Another Duffy animation

Another animated GIF using the Shining metaphor. This actually may look too spooky. Mike Duffy turned out looking really eerie.


Earlier animation:


Animated GIFs experiments: The Shining

I have been experimenting with animated GIFs.

I used to animate a small piece for CBC News Nova Scotia. These were labour intensive. All animation is labour intensive. Animated GIFs are small. You really only do about 10 to 15 frames, so I thought I’d try them using video clips from The Shining.

This is a work in progress so I may add more The Shining animations to this story.

I think they work and I’m going to do more.






Book signings for October 19

Book signings for October 19, 2013:

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Chapters, Bayers Lake

2:30 – 4:00 pm

Coles, Halifax Shopping Centre

On Friday, October 18, I talked to Maria Panopalis on CTV News at 5 about dePictions: Editorial cartoons by Michael de Adder.


You Might be from Nova Scotia cover

Duffy cartoon

Mike Duffy cartoon in today’s Chronicle Herald.


Top 10 reasons why Stephen Harper will win the next election

10. The left is not united under one tent.

9. The Conservative caucus is completely whipped into submission and stays completely on message.

8. The Conservative message is simple.

7. The Liberal and NDP messages are complex.

6. There are a lot of moderate people who claim that they can’t stand Stephen Harper at dinner parties but secretly vote for him.

5. Stephen Harper has a base of around 29%. No other party has a base that high nor that loyal.

4. If Justin Trudeau is a level 1 tactician and Thomas Mulcair is a level 3 tactician, Stephen Harper is a level 10 tactician.

3. The average person doesn’t care about politics and does care about taxes, cell phone rates and cable television bundles.

2. Stephen Harper not only has a complete understanding of what most people care about but, more importantly, has a complete understanding of what most people don’t care about.

1. Stephen Harper does what he says he’s going to do. You may not like what he’s doing or even support his policies, but if he says he’s going to do something, he does it.


Book signing today

Note: I have a book signing at Chapters MicMac Mall today starting at 1:30.For both books:”You Might Be From Nova Scotia” and “de Pictions.”

You Might be from Nova Scotia cover

DePictons cover FINAL