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San Diego Comic Festival

I had the privilege of being invited to attend the San Diego Comic Festival last weekend for Free by Photoshop impresario, Stephen Burns.

What a smorgasbord of creativity! First, Stephen taught a lesson on how to use Photoshop to create 3-D. Then I went to another suite called the Crescent Room where there was a participatory lecture about how the ancient Hawaiians navigated by direction. Then, back in the design studio, there was a class on 3D printing. The instructor said they couldn’t quite print organs yet for your body, but dentists do use a 3D printer to print replacement teeth. Whole houses have also been 3D printed for the fraction of what they usually cost, even though they don’t compare to most conventional homes. But mostly 3D is being used to print doodads and chachkes like these below.

3D Printed Doodads & Chachkas

Current Uses For 3D printing


Then in the same room, a drone seminar started with Josh Freidman. He showed how his drones can showcase Laguna Beach real estate and told us that San Diego county restricts drones for similar purposes. I asked him if he would fly a drone in the room or outside and he said he wouldn’t. That was a real disappointment. But it was interesting to learn about drones and how they can be used with Adobe Lightroom to create panoramic photography.


Here, Josh shows us that drones are now becoming flying cars in Dubai.

Underground Women’s Comics

Some of the more classic women’s comics.

Pretty In Ink?

Fun Females and Super Heroines.




Wonder Woman @ Comic-Con

After attending Comic-Con this year, we walked in on this crowd pleasing Super Hero, juggling & shaking her “thang” after dark in the closed off streets of San Diego’s Gaslamp District.


Naked Skydiving @ Comic-Con


Naked Skydiving @ Comicon.  Here I am at the Intel Booth of the Geek exhibit, sponsored by Intel.  This is where I posed with an animated dog against a green screen, with copies of my novel, “Naked Skydiving.”
They had many other CGI green screen designs, you could pose with for free, but this dog was so cute, I had to choose it. 

“Naked Skydiving” is the autobiographical novel, about the personal life of a dream interpreter, traveling through the Californias,before 9-11. Copies of “Naked Skydiving” are available by emailing Jordan Schaffner, the author at youtopiamedia@gmail.com or in person by appointment in San Diego.


Secret High Tech Accessory to Be Revealed Tonight At 57 Degrees

A secret high tech accessory will be revealed to the world for the first time tonight at Tennessee and Jordan’s art exhibit, which is part of Guy Lombardo’s 57 Degrees Art Show,featuring music by Mantis and a fantastic light show by Kinetic Collage.  Tennessee’s art, though mainly abstract, colorful and playful, has now become wearable art, featuring custom designer clothes, handbags, and bracelets.  The newest addition is an innovation that will compliment the hottest gadget that will be released by major cellphone companies in the neat future, the smartwatch.  Jordan saw Tennessee painting on bracelets while he watched news reports of smartwatches soon to be available to the world from Apple, Pebble and Samsung.  All of the watchbands seemed to be so dull.  So he thought that many people  would enjoy having a more colorful smartwatchband instead.  He asked her to create a few prototypes and these are featured in tonight’s art show at 6:30pm @ the 57 Degrees Winebar,1735 Hancock Street, San Diego, CA 92101.  He noticed how there are many __TEMP__d646aae06049d572ce20abfb80b206da-1330248327_5042_IMG_20130408_150419 colorful cellphone cases at stores, but most watchbands, including smartwatchbands are not very exciting.  So why not jazz them up? Admission is free.  Art, ArtsymartWatchbands,and drinks are available for purchase.  Your “Artsy SmartWatchbands” can be used as a bracelet until the smartwatches are available at your major cellphone careers around the world.  At that time, Tennessee will attach your smartwatch at no additional cost. Jordan has also named many of the paintings including one about fracking titled, “What the Frack?” , “Would You Like Flies With Your Horsemeat?” and many others.  Come to the event, see many other artists creations and star in a YOUtopiamedia video tonight!

Comic-Con Redux





Star Wars Artist Lectured Today On Photoshop @ San Diego Art Institute


Lee Kohse, Lucasfilm artist lectured today on digital painting with Photoshop CS6.  He is a traditional painter who also uses digital.  He also owns the rights to “Speed Racer ” and his own comic book publishing company.  He will also be at Comic-Con. And has a dark sense of humor.  Here is a mural I saw inside the San Diego Art Institute.

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