Tuesday, June 26, 2012

June Comics up at AltDaily/ So Many Ideas, So Little Time

Illustration of alien watching Earthrise on the moon
"Earthrise" © 2011 Sylvia Liu
My June batch of comics/infographics/illustrations are up at AltDaily.com. These are older pieces because summer tends to be a busier time for me than the rest of the year when my girls are in school. It's been great being a regular contributor to www.AltDaily.com, a pretty happening local arts/culture/politics site. Here are the rest of the posts I've had there:

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Learning to Surf: Some Scenarios

I've been learning to surf for the last few years and haven't progressed very far, mainly because I don't go out enough. But when I do try it, I love every minute of it.

Here's the majority of my experience:
Comic showing common scenarios while learning to surf
© 2012 Sylvia Liu
Here's the minority, which makes it all worthwhile:
Comic of less common scenarios while learning to surf
© 2012 Sylvia Liu

Friday, June 15, 2012

Do Oil Imports Affect Gas Prices? (Infographic)

Infographic on gas prices and oil imports
© 2012 Sylvia Liu

Some cool news: an infographic I designed for the nonprofit ocean conservation group, Oceana, on oil imports and gas prices, has been published at the Huffington Post. Oceana researched the question whether the amount of oil a country imports affects its gas prices at the pump, and the answer was no. I helped translate this information into this infographic on gas prices.

I used to work for Oceana as an attorney, so it was great to work with them in a new capacity as a commissioned graphic designer/illustrator.


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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Illustration Friday: Shiny


Image of Serenity from Firefly - Shiny
© 2012 Sylvia Liu
If you're at all interested in science fiction/space westerns and haven't seen the TV series, "Firefly," by Joss Whedon, run to your nearest Netflix/Amazon/other source of video entertainment and watch the 14 episodes right now. Add the movie, "Serenity," and you will be my true friend. Shiny.

(fingerpainted on my iPad)

A Good Quote for a Tuesday

"If you're the smartest person in the room, you're in the wrong room."

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

At Least I Knew How to Use a Handkerchief Properly



Continuing on the theme of nostalgic memories, I came across my Kindergarten report card recently. I love the mid-century design vibe of this report card. I doubt anything a kid brings home these days has this much style. I also like how the skills required to graduate from Kindergarten were much simpler back when.