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Comic-Con Countdown: T-Minus 1 Week!

This time next week, San Diego Comic-Con International (July 8-12) -- the famous comic book, entertainment, and pop-culture convention --  will have already started!  Eek! Must... not... panic!

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Sketch cards I painted for the Star Wars Masterworks (2015) trading card series of a 501st Legion Stormtrooper!

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Disabled Patients Pilot Telepresence Robot w/ Their Thoughts!

Visiting other people is extremely difficult for those suffering from paralysis or limited mobility. But researchers headed by José del R. Millán at the Defitech Foundation Chair in Brain-Machine Interface (CNBI) have been working on a brain-machine approach to restore a sense of independence for disabled people. The idea is to control a robot remotely from home with one's thoughts.

For several weeks, 9 disabled people and 10 healthy people in Italy, Germany and Switzerland put on electrode-studded hats capable of analyzing their brain signals. Then, from their home country, they transmitted real-time instructions for the robot to move via the Internet. A wheeled robot with a video camera and screen in a laboratory at Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland) was able to relay video as it moved while displaying the remote pilot's face. The pilot was able to interact with whoever the robot crossed paths with. Professor Millán says, "Each of the 9 subjects with disabilities managed to remotely control the robot with ease after less than 10 days of training." The tests revealed no difference in piloting ability between healthy and disabled subjects.

The technology developed by the researchers goes even further as the robot is able to avoid obstacles, even without being told to. The pilot can also take a break from indicating the direction the robot is to move. If it doesn't receive more indications, the robot will continue on the indicated path until it receives an order to stop. In this way, control over the robot is shared between the human and computer, allowing the pilot to rest while navigating.

These results bring to a close the European project called TOBI (Tools for Brain-Computer Interaction), which began in 2008.

#bci #bmi #robots #brain #computer #interface #telepresence #robotics #medical #science #technology #sciencesunday #scienceeverday
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_Fifteen years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe. 95% of those afflicted experience nothing worse than fever and headaches. Four percent suffer acute meningitis, creating the largest medical crisis in history. And one percent find themselves “locked in”—fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus.

One per cent doesn't seem like a lot. But in the United States, that's 1.7 million people “locked in”...including the President's wife and daughter.

Spurred by grief and the sheer magnitude of the suffering, America undertakes a massive scientific initiative. Nothing can restore the ability to control their own bodies to the locked in. But then two new technologies emerge. One is a virtual-reality environment, “The Agora,” in which the locked-in can interact with other humans, both locked-in and not. The other is the discovery that a few rare individuals have brains that are receptive to being controlled by others, meaning that from time to time, those who are locked in can “ride” these people and use their bodies as if they were their own.

This skill is quickly regulated, licensed, bonded, and controlled. Nothing can go wrong. Certainly nobody would be tempted to misuse it, for murder, for political power, or worse...._

Lock In
by John Scalzi 

Brilliant book which brings to life a world where this becomes the norm
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"Moving to Canada" <-- LOL!

In addition to Canada, same-sex marriage has also been legal in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, France, Iceland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Uruguay.

While not yet in effect, similar laws have recently passed in Ireland, Finland, and Slovenia as well.


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When you're ready to come out if that closet. I'm sure there will be plenty of blokes to welcome you out. But I'm not going to be there. But I'll have a beer for you to celebrate the moment. I'm not into guys that way.
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Love Wins!

Today is a good day in America for equality... And the wedding industry! :p

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“Today is a good day in America for equality... And the wedding industry! :p #EqualityForAll #LoveIsLove #LoveWins”
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Comic-Con Countdown: T-Minus 2 Weeks!

San Diego Comic-Con International (July 8-12), the famous comic book, entertainment, and pop-culture convention, is just 2 weeks away! Ack! Must... prepare... FASTER! :p

#sdcc #comics #scifi #fantasy #art #illustration #movies #tv #cosplay #geek #events
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Oh and a reminder, if you're scheduling printing and/or shipping for this event, don't forget July 4 is a national holiday.
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If the Star Wars Universe had Google...

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“the droids we're looking for #SciFiGoogleSearches”
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+Adrienne Mann, haha, yeah, it makes me smile also!
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I have placed information vital to the survival of the Rebellion into the memory systems of this R2 unit.

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+Brenda Huerta, haha, who wouldn't? You can't go wrong with a trusty astromech (even if it's only a life-size replica :p)!
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Selfie Sunday: Throwback to the Treasure Island Flea!

A mirror selfie with a couple of my out-of-town friends. This pic is from last summer at the Treasure Island Flea, a monthly flea market event at San Francisco's Treasure Island that supports local artists and entrepreneurs.

Treasure Island was just one of the many places we explored during their visit to SF.

+The Streets of San Francisco #throwback #treasureislandflea #treasureisland #sanfranciscophotography #sanfrancisco #sfbayarea #bayarea #sf #selfiesunday #mirrorselfie #selfie #sundayselfie #sundayfunday #keepexploring #handsfree #throughglass
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Black Widow!

Sketch card I painted for the Marvel Universe 2011 trading card series of Black Widow.

#marvel #comics #art #illustration #superheroes #blackwidow #theavengers #avengers #superherosunday
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BatKid Begins Limited Release Tomorrow - June 26!

BatKid Begins opens nationwide in a few weeks but is in select LA, SF, and NYC theaters starting tomorrow, June 26. The film's director, Dana Nachman, is doing a Q&A at the Landmark theaters and the Sundance Kabuki has special surprise guests!

Los Angeles: The Landmark
Friday, June 26, director Dana Nachman to introduce the 5:O5pm show and for a Q&A after the 7:2Opm show.

San Francisco: Sundance Kabuki
Friday, June 26, 7pm show has a special Q&A with people from the Make-A-Wish Foundation and special surprise guests!

San Francisco: Embarcadero Center Cinema
Saturday, June 27, 5pm show has a Q&A with director Dana Nachman.

New York City: Angelika Film Center

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Batkid Begins Official Trailer!

Batkid Begins takes us back to November 15, 2013, the day San Francisco transformed itself into Gotham City so that 5-year-old Miles Scott, who fought leukemia, could live a day like his favorite superhero Batman. []

The creators of this documentary say, "One child. One wish. Millions touched. Who would have thought a 5-year-old boy who fought leukemia would transform a city and a nation for a day? No one. Not his family. Not his friends. Not the thousands of volunteers who came from near and far to help make his wish come true. But it did... In all, the #SfBatKid and #BatKid hashtags reached more than 1.84 billion people on Twitter and Instagram. This wish and this little caped crusader resonated with so many people, including us, and we wanted to find out why."

Directed by Dana Nachman. In theaters June 26, 2015.

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Because, Iron Man Leggings!

I'm giving fierce hoop ninja and fitness instructor Rachael Lust bonus points for performing in these cool Iron Man-style leggings!

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"Bionic Leggings" by Mitmunk:

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Artist/Illustrator: Comic book, sci-fi, fantasy & horror style illustration. Posters, pin-ups, trading cards & cover art.
    Illustrator, 2005 - present
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Professional illustrator. Life-long geek. Inspired by science. Guided by reason. Zombie fit. [ Google Glass Explorer | NASA Social Alumni ]
Circle me for my art, science news, and geek fun!

2015 Appearances
Comic-Con International: Jul 8-12, San Diego, CA - Booth 5560
Phoenix Comicon: May 28-31, Phoenix, AZ

2014 Appearances
Fan Fest: Dec 12-14, Glendale, AZ
Comic-Con International: Jul 23-27, San Diego, CA
Phoenix Comicon: Jun 5-8, Phoenix, AZ

2013 Appearances
Las Vegas Comics Expo: Sep 28-29, Las Vegas, NV
Comic-Con International: Jul 17-21, San Diego, CA

2012 Appearances
Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival: Nov 3, Las Vegas, NV
Comic-Con International: Jul 11-15, San Diego, CA
Phoenix Comicon: May 24-27, Phoenix, AZ

2011 Appearances
Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival: Nov 5, Las Vegas, NV
Comic-Con International: Jul 20-24, San Diego, CA
ConCarolinas: Jun 3-5, Charlotte, NC - Artist Guest of Honor
Phoenix Comicon: May 26-29, Phoenix, AZ 
Motor City Comic Con: May 13-15, Novi, MI
WonderCon: Apr 1-3, San Francisco, CA

* Contact me to have me as a guest at your event.

I'm a professional illustrator and sketch card artist on popular properties like Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Star Wars, Star Trek, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings, Classic Sci-Fi & Horror Collector Series, Grimm Fairy Tales and more.

I have an ongoing cosplay inspired and sexy pin-up series that features models in original costumes. Know a great model or interested yourself? Contact me!

I'm also a shutterbug and one of my favorite places to shoot photos is around San Francisco.

I'm also a NASA Social Alumni. I've been given opportunities to go behind-the-scenes at various NASA facilities to speak with scientists, engineers, managers and more so I can share what I learn with my social media followers.
#NASASocial (Twitter)

In May 2013, Google invited me into their Glass Explorer program. You'll often find me exploring new ways of doing things with Google Glass.
#throughglass (Google+)

In 1995, I created the award-winning +World Famous Comics, one of the Web's first and largest destinations for comic book and entertainment fans.

Kai Justiss, a Jedi seen in the Star Wars Expanded Universe books and magazines, is named after me and based on my likeness.​​Justiss

Recent Art Projects
Marvel Masterpieces (in stores 2015)
Star Wars Masterwork (in stores Feb 11, 2015)
Marvel Premier 2014
Star Trek TOS Portfolio Prints
Star Wars Perspectives
Marvel Universe 2014
Marvel: The Bronze Age
Marvel Premier
Star Wars Galactic Files
2012 Marvel Greatest Heroes - The Avengers
Grimm Fairy Tales
The Clone Wars: Rise of the Bounty Hunters
Classic Vintage Movie Posters: Sci-Fi & Horror - Series 2

Art for Films
The Congregation
Zombie Prom

Favorite Quotes
"It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."
- Carl Sagan

"Don't be content in your life just to do no wrong. Be prepared every day to try and do some good."
- Sir Nicholas Winton

"With great power there must also come — great responsibility!"
- Stan Lee

"If you want to make enemies, try to change something."
- Woodrow Wilson

"hello, world"
- Brian Kernighan & Dennis Ritchie
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Philadelphia, PA - Taipei, Taiwan
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