Cartoon Gravity round-up, February 2024

A round-up of the month on Cartoon Gravity.

Cartoon Gravity round-up, February 2024
A sneak peak at the villainess from the forthcoming of Aldrich Kemp.

Now that I'm no longer routinely mailing pieces out, I'm aware that not everyone is seeing everything. Not that you necessarily want to see everything. But it seems like a monthly e-mail round-up might be a nice idea...?

I'll throw the collection of links in at the end but first, by way of explaining why this is a short read, I bought a Voyager Keyboard this week and BOY does it take some getting used to. You can read my initial impressions here:

The Voyager keyboard
This is going to be the slowest entry I have ever typed on here. Yesterday I took delivery of a Voyager keyboard, which is an insane piece of kit, and am now embarking on the very steep curve of learning to type on it. The keyboard comes with a comprehensive

It might seem foolhardy to mess with the basics, like a keyboard setup, whilst battling three separate deadlines, but I think throwing yourself in at the deep end is the best way to learn most things. And it's a good route to that sweet, sweet neuroplasticity.

As you'll have gathered from the image at the top, the third season of Aldrich Kemp is now underway (being typed VERY slowly). Right now, it's called "Aldrich Kemp and the Rose of Pamir", but that might change along the way. This is, I hope, going to be a rollicking adventure featuring cat-burglars, secret maps, Nazis, underwater treasure and the requisite amount of tea and violence. We'll be recording in the summer and you'll be hearing it towards the end of the year.

I'm writing this from inside the Capacities app, which I have fallen back in love with. You should check it out if you haven't already (I think it now spanks Tana and Obsidian). More here:

On Capacities, 2024
A catch-up with Capacities

Related to that, but before it, I also had A REALISATION about note-taking apps.

And I had some brief thoughts on the idea of not giving everything one hundred percent effort:

Giving Fifty Percent
The merits of not going all-in.

This newsletter certainly doesn't feel like it's getting a hundred percent effort, but that's because you can't see how many mistakes I'm making trying to type it. I need to go and shakes my hands vigorously. Before I go, here is my pick of the month's the links:

Rebecca Solnit · In the Shadow of Silicon Valley: Losing San Francisco
I don’t know whether these billionaires know what a city is, but I do know that they have laid their hands on the city…
This superyacht turns into a submarine for the ultimate aquatic adventure - The Spaces
Luxury submarine manufacturer Migaloo has released images for a 165-metre superyacht that lets owners journey beneath the waves on the […]
Biblically Accurate Angels Would Actually Be Pretty Scary
Do you know what angels are really like? Turns out, they’re nothing like the cute little cherubs we see in paintings! They’re actually pretty scary looking.
Dive Below the Surface with the Stunning Images of the 2024 Underwater Photographer of the Year — Colossal
The 2024 contest was the most competitive to date, garnering 6,500 submissions of aquatic life from around the globe.
Taylor Swift Is TIME’s 2023 Person of the Year
This was the year Taylor Swift perfected her craft—not just with her music, but in her position as the master storyteller of the modern era.

And, to finish, a really mind-blowing video from my new favourite YouTube account:

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Be seeing you.