i’m part robot who feels too much, i’m a sighborg
Platform: Mini Chaos
Artist: Mori Katsura, Atom A. Amaresura
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Samurai Jack #1, October 2013, cover by Andy Suriano
GET TO KNOW YOUR ZINESTER: Dave Van Patten
Describe your zine style. What can we expect to find at your table?
Dark, absurdist humor sets the tone for all my zines. The two types of zines are usually 1) children’s books for grown ups, which tell crazy, surrealist fables in modern settings, and 2) humor comic strip compilations with themes ranging from unicorns to social commentary to spirituality to nonsense.
What’s the best thing that ever happened to you because of zines?
Obviously recognition and compliments are confidence boosters that make me feel great, but one event has been particularly meaningful to me: I used to work at coffeehouse that homeless people went to all the time. I made friends with an old, gaunt shoeshiner guy and gave him one of my zines. He still tells me when I run into him on the street that if he’s having an extremely hard day and needs a laugh he pulls out my zine, “Black Candy,” and it gives him the humor meds he needs to make it through the day. When your art and humor actually helps people’s lives, it makes you feel meaningful which is the best gift you can receive.
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keeping a sketchbook again
… Y’see, now, y’see, I’m looking at this, thinking, squares fit together better than circles, so, say, if you wanted a box of donuts, a full box, you could probably fit more square donuts in than circle donuts if the circumference of the circle touched the each of the corners of the square donut.
So you might end up with more donuts.
But then I also think… Does the square or round donut have a greater donut volume? Is the number of donuts better than the entire donut mass as a whole?
A round donut with radius R1 occupies the same space as a square donut with side 2R1. If the center circle of a round donut has a radius R2 and the hole of a square donut has a side 2R2, then the area of a round donut is πR12 - πr22. The area of a square donut would be then 4R12 - 4R22. This doesn’t say much, but in general and throwing numbers, a full box of square donuts has more donut per donut than a full box of round donuts.
The interesting thing is knowing exactly how much more donut per donut we have. Assuming first a small center hole (R2 = R1/4) and replacing in the proper expressions, we have a 27,6% more donut in the square one (Round: 15πR12/16 ≃ 2,94R12, square: 15R12/4 = 3,75R12). Now, assuming a large center hole (R2 = 3R1/4) we have a 27,7% more donut in the square one (Round: 7πR12/16 ≃ 1,37R12, square: 7R12/4 = 1,75R12). This tells us that, approximately, we’ll have a 27% bigger donut if it’s square than if it’s round.
tl;dr: Square donuts have a 27% more donut per donut in the same space as a round one.
Thank you donut side of Tumblr.
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