23.12.13 by Jeff

Most Active Readers on Booooooom

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This is a special message for the Booooooom readers out there who really make running this site a lot of fun. These people regularly post encouraging comments to artists and make an extra effort to engage with each other.  Each month there are literally hundreds of thousands of people lurking around on this site anonymously, which is great, but I created this site to get to know people.

I reached out to Chronicle Books with the idea to reward our most active commenters, and they happily allowed me pick out a book from their catalog to send as a gift.

 

booooooom top comments readers

 

The 18 readers listed above have left the most comments since we switched to our new commenting system. Thank you so much for helping me create a real community here. Each one of you will receive a copy of Danielle Krysa’s new book “Creative Block” when it ships in February.

Danielle runs a site called The Jealous Curator and I chose her book because I’m also working on a project about pushing through creative blocks.

I appreciate it when people get actively involved, and do it and for no other reason than to connect with others. If you have any suggestions for growing the community aspects of Booooooom this next year, please leave a comment or tweet your ideas to me.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

-Jeff

 

 













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • the top 18 has actually changed since i took this screenshot (a testament to how active some of you are!) i had to just pick a day and go with that list.

  • esmone

    I’m actually two of those guys on the list, sometimes I’m logged in via Twitter, other times via Disqus! Haha. But amazing, man, thank you ever so much. 🙂

    • hahahah that is amazing, what is the other name on the list

      • esmone

        ezequiel blurpenstein! hehe.

    • This is hillarious hahaha. So cool!

  • It’s waaaay flattering to get any appreciation at all for something I actively look forward to doing! I’m still trying to figure out who I am as an artist (On top of all the frustrations an art career can bring anyways) and your site is easily my favorite place to go to get re-inspired. So, in more than one way now, I’m extremely grateful for the work you’ve poured into this site. So thank you!!!

    P.S. I’m still guilty of lurking most the time, but I expect that will change now. Not out of obligation, but to help play a small part in keeping a great thing going.

    Thanks Jeff!

    • always look forward to reading your comments Dalton, the site is better with you here!

  • *high fives errbody

    • Hoorah! High fives for all!

  • rye

    had to reactivate my account since i forgot the pw couple months ago. can’t not comment on this lol. all i gotta say is:

    • hahah make sure you answer my email so you get the book!

  • the jealous curator

    wow! thanks so much jeff… i’m soooooo honored that my book is the reward ; ) xo (can’t wait to see what your creative block project is!!!)

    • Merry Christmas Danielle. Cant wait to see the book it sounds great!

      • the jealous curator

        merry christmas to you too! and thanks – i hope you like it! : )

  • It feels great to be receiving this sort of recognition, let alone be acknowledged a member of this rad community!! Thank you Jeff, Booooooomers, and to everyone who’s work has been featured on the site… For years, you’ve been the source of miles and miles of unparalleled inspiration and good community. Cheers everyone!

    • Appreciate having you around! Happy to give a small token back

  • TOASTRANDER

    This is AWESOME! Jeff you rock!

  • Super Christmas surprise.

    Cheers Jeff

    Hive fives yeeeeeeer! 🙂

  • cck1

    I get to comment on how I comment (most of those comments are in hopes of winning something- and now its paid off) haha! Thanks so much Jeff, this remains the first site I visit each day when I need an update and inspiration from the art world and it never disappoints. Thankyouthankyouthankyou

    • hahah you have won through sheer brute force lol well done. happy to reward you!

  • phoebe

    I’ve enjoyed the amazing content on your blog for years, but never commented until today. Thanks for continuing to discover and share great art with the world. Happy New Year, Jeff!

  • Whoohooo! Thanks Jeff!

  • Aaron Bumgarner

    I love your site. I am almost a month behind in my blogfeed – sorry my comments are always super late. Haha.





26.08.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Ryan Travis Christian

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Drawings by artist Ryan Travis Christian. More images below.

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25.08.16 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: “I’m Dead Inside”

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One of my favourite animators Dan Britt returns with another brilliant short, “I’m Dead Inside”, handling the visuals and the music! He previously contributed to Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared and made the brilliant animation “I Decided to Leave”. I can’t really tell if things like this are considered dark humour or just regular humour anymore. Maybe you can let me know one way or the other.

I highly recommend you watch “I’m Dead Inside” over on Booooooom TV.

25.08.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Kajahl Benes

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A selection of paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Kajahl Benes. More images below.

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25.08.16 by Jeff

Pattern — The Simple Drawing App Every Designer Has Been Waiting For

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Pattern is a fantastic little iPad app (available in the App Store as of today) created by former Facebook product designer Andy Chung, specifically for the purpose of ideation and early stage design. Its simple tools and charming interface feel equal parts whiteboard and grid paper.

I love this app! You can see in the video clip below just how beautifully considered it is. Everything feels natural and intuitive, and it makes creating with the Apple Pencil and gestures fast and fun. A web layout with notes scrawled over it, literally takes seconds.

 

 

Andy has given us 5 promo codes to download Pattern for free! We’ll hook up the first 3 people who leave a comment here telling us what crazy thing you hope it will help you design.

At the end of the day we’ll also pick 2 more people from all the comments to also receive the promo codes (I may pick the funniest two answers, just saying).

Hit the button below and scroll to the bottom of this post to leave a comment! There’s a few more images of the app down there as well.

 

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23.08.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Rune Fisker

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A selection of work by Danish illustrator Rune Fisker. More images below.

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