Monday, September 30, 2013

HolidayPhone Overseas SIM Card

I'm eager to start using my SIM card from HolidayPhone when I go to Italy tomorrow. I just got it in the email, and the instructions are straightforward. They will forward calls from my US number to the SIM for free (up to one hour, plus extra hours when you like them on Facebook and write about them on your blog).

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Foro Internet Meeting Point 2009

Here's an interview for my upcoming presentation at Foro Internet Meeting Point 2009 in Spain (June 2009).

Monday, July 28, 2008

Dog & Pony show interview

I was interviewed on the Dog & Pony show a while back. Here's what Bruce Sterling said about it on his blog:
Is it even possible that fewer than 100 people have seen this? Is that some kind of Youtube tracking error? This messy-haired guy is a living digital-media god. Look at him effortlessly whacking those interviewer questions right out of the park. "Surprise, eclecticism, new products, new ideas," it's like he's from some other media planet.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Brian Heath Interviews Me

Here's a long telephone interview Brian Heath conducted with me.

Is blogging something that you see yourself doing down the road a bit?

Possibly. I’ve always been interested in new media. Boing Boing started off as a photocopied print zine, in the early 80s. My wife and I were interested in things like cyberpunk and underground comics. Whenever a new way of diseminating information comes around, I’m always curious about checking it out. And fortunately so far, I’ve been able to make a living doing that. It might not specifically be blogging, well into my golden years, but something along those line, I’m sure I’ll be doing.

Is there a technology coming out now that you see eclipsing blogging for you?

I do feel that blogging is still relatively new, so there’s a lot of growth there and room for experimentation. You can post anything–sound files, video files, Flash games, and things like that. It’s almost the ultimate platform. Any kind of digital media can be attached to it, so I think there’s plenty of room for exploration there. Boing Boing is starting to work on videos. By the end of the summer, we’ll have something to show the world.


Sunday, March 30, 2008

Colbert Report, March 6, 2007

Here's my March 6, 2007 appearance on The Colbert report.

LA Times, March 13, 2008: Boing Boinging around the Valley with Mark Frauenfelder

Boing Boinging around the Valley with Mark Frauenfelder

By Pauline O'Connor

Blogger Mark Frauenfelder has lived all over the world, but for the last four years, he's called Tarzana home. Here, the Boing Boing co-editor gives a tour of a few of his favorite Valley spots.

"The Farm is a petting zoo in the middle of a suburban neighborhood. They have ponies, goats, chickens, ostriches, emus, llamas and other farm animals. It's really ramshackle, and the neighbors hate it -- they're always getting complaints. The last time I was here, an ostrich tried to eat my camera, and a goat knocked my youngest daughter, Jane, to the ground trying to get to the cup of pellets she was holding. My kids think it's the greatest place on Earth." 8101 Tampa Ave, Reseda, (818) 341-6805

"My wife heard about this place growing up in the Valley, but had never seen it. Then one day we stumbled across it while we were hiking. The local high school kids call it the 'shroom room.' I don't know what the walls are made of, sandstone, maybe, but they're really soft, so everywhere you look, people have carved into them. There's usually no one else there during the daytime, but at night the teenagers take it over."

Half-mile from the southern terminus of Vanalden Avenue

"We used to live in Studio City, which we liked a lot. Then the guy next door built a huge mansion that totally blocked out our view, and it was all over -- we had to get out of there. We picked Melody Acres because you can still get a big lot for the kids to run around. And it's one of the few places zoned agriculturally. You can't raise cattle, but you can raise other farm animals. We're going to get a goat, and raise it for cheese."

Guardian Weekend, 2-23-08

Meet the New Wave Cybermoguls. Link to PDF of article

Boing Boing: Best of the Web

Boing Boing was a write-in for Business Week's 2006 "Best of the Web".

Who: Mark Frauenfelder, 45
Since: January, 2000
Known for: Posts about everything from media to new tech products. The slogan under the title describes the blog as “A Directory of Wonderful Things”
Recent post: “When I'm shopping online for a new camera or other expensive little box shaped item, I have trouble visualizing the size of it.... A new site called sizeeasy lets you enter the dimensions of the
gadget you're interested in and compare it to other common objects….” is edited and written by a group of four, including founder Frauenfelder, Cory Doctorow, Xeni Jardin, and David Pescovitz. All are current or former contributors to Wired. Frauenfelder was also the founding editor-in-chief of Wired Online.

Contributor's page from Wired, Auguest 2007

Here's the contributor's page for the August 2007 issue of Wired. I interviewed Martha Stewart about DIY. Link to Wired article

Friday, March 21, 2008

Article from LA Times about Carla and Me

Alex Pham of the LA Times wrote a profile about Carla and me, called "Sharing Tech's Whimsical Side." Click the image to read the article.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Synthetic Swan at Roq La Rue's “A Cabinet of Natural Curiosities“


I have a painting in "A Cabinet of Natural Curiosities," a group show that opens Friday February 8th at Roq La Rue gallery in Seattle.

It's called "Synthetic Swan" and measures 24" x 16". It's cel vinyl on masonite, and is framed. Price: $1200. Contact gallery owner Kirsten if you want more information.

Roq la Rue is pleased to present a huge group show entitled “A Cabinet Of Natural Curiosities”. We asked our artists to create works relating to animals. The mysterious links we have with animals are integral part of our psychological make up. As humans we treasure them, fetishize them, turn them into symbols, anthropomorphize them, and at the same time inflict terrible cruelty upon them. We allow horrific injustices in slaughterhouses to occur and decimate their habitats, yet offer our children stuffed animals for comfort and have whole stores devoted to pampering your pet. The way we relate to the other creatures living on the planet relates directly to the way we view ourselves. This show, while leaning more towards the fanciful rather than the political, offers up a wunderkammer like display of creatures, while addressing many of the issues raised above.

Artists include: Femke Hiemstra, Travis Louie, Brian Despain, Amy Sol, Lisa Petrucci, Chris Ryniak, Chet Zar, Kozydan, Junko Mizumo, Liz McGrath, Kukula, Laura Plansker, Mark Frauenfelder, Christian Vanminnen, Mark Gleason, Nathan Ota, Catalina Estrada, Sarah Joncas, Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley, John Brophy, Anthony Pontius, Jeremy Bennet, Jim Woodring, Heiko Muller, Javier S. Ortega

Link to gallery | Link to more photos of painting

Mark's "Map of Everything" print for sale at Slingshot Press


Slingshot Press is selling a signed and numbered print of my illustration "Map of Everthing." It costs $50 and is limited to 50 copies.

Here at Slingshot! Press, it is our goal to make art affordable for everyone so we have teamed up with 50 of your favorite artists to bring you 50 signed and numbered limited edition prints for the price of only $50 each. Doesn’t get much simpler than that! We will be releasing one new print each week over the course of the year.

Every print from Slingshot! Press is a gallery quality print on 100% archival acid-free velvet cotton rag paper. We use only archival inks utilizing a professional 8-color process. The final print is trimmed to size, protected in an acid-free poly cover and shipped in a flat box to preserve the print and protect it during shipping.


Friday, February 8, 2008

Rachel Pink's quilt

Rachel Pink made a quilt and used a T-shirt with one of my illustrations on it. I really like it. Link

Friday, February 1, 2008



Jeroen van Bergeijk profiled me for the Dutch magazine Vpro Gids. The magazine asked me to do the cover illustration (on the subject of blogging) for the issue. Here's what I came up with.

I don't think the article is online. (Decent English translation here.)

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Hot Stuff!

I painted "Hot Stuff" for the Devilish Greetings show at the Copro Nason Gallery in Los Angles. The painting is SOLD. Link

Make Vol. 11

Volume 11: Our special "DIY Wheels" section brings you plans for making a mobile drive-in movie theater, a cool chopper out of an old bicycle, and a pedal-powered iPod charger. We'll also show you how to make a remote control bird feeder to take amazing photos of birds, a vintage-style remote control race car out of sheet metal, and a vacuum former that lets you create molded 3D parts out of plastic. These articles are just the tip of the iceberg in this project-packed volume of MAKE.

On newsstands now! Link


Steve Lodefink of Finkbuilt invited a bunch of artists to paint fishing lures for an online show called CRANKbait!

Artists include Amy Crehore, Wednesday Kirwan, Sandow Birk, Ape Lad, and Steve Lodefink.

I painted the one shown here. It's titled "Bumbleswine." It is sold.


Make Halloween Special

Here's the cover for the MAKE Halloween special, which is loaded with projects that will show you how to create a terrific haunted house, throw a cannibal feast party, and use make-up to turn yourself into a horrific monster. The illustrations on the cover and inside were drawn by the amazing Seth, creator of Palookaville.
Halloween is *the* maker holiday - last year our contest had thousands of entries from around the world and this year we decided Halloween was so important for making we would do a special edition of MAKE.

DIY HALLOWEEN 2007 from the editors of MAKE and CRAFT brings you 40-plus DIY projects for the holiday that's made for makers. From the craftiest costumes to amazing animated props and the latest in computer-controlled haunted house effects, this special issue will include: headless Marie Antoinette costume, mechanical ghosts and ghouls, LED and laser jack-o'-lanterns, creature makeup and blood-spurting wounds, DIY coffins and tombstones, T. Rex rooftopper, flaming LED skulls, kid-tested haunted house tricks, and a special "Ghoulbox" section with Halloween kits, tools, and gadgets. Plus demonic decorations, hideous party snacks, and profiles of extraordinary makers and their creepy crafts.

You can order the special edition of MAKE here @ the Maker store only $9.99! Link

Wurstminster Dog Show

The Wurst Gallery has an online art exhibition called the Wurstminster Dog Show. Each artist was giving the choice of painting a dog breed from a list. I was the last one to be invited, so I ended up getting a kind of dog I never heard of -- the belgian tervuren. (A portion of the proceeds from this show will be donated to DoveLewis animal hospital in Portland, Oregon.)

My painting is called "Encounter in God's country Between a Belgian Tervuren and a Gigantic Beetle." It is sold. Link

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Jupiter show at Roq La Rue

My art show at Roq La Rue gallery in November 2006 was a blast. I showed nine of my paintings and sold all of them. My worked was shown with four other artists: Chris Reccardi, Lynne Naylor, Johnny Yanok, and Wednesday Kirwan. Wednesday was at the show, too, and it was really fun meeting her.

(Click on thumbnails for enlargement)

Candy Thief 20X16-1
"Candy Thief"

20 x 16

Acrylic on Canvas (framed)


Fallen Leaf 16X20-1
"Fallen Leaf"

20 x 16

Acrylic on Canvas (framed)


Gumdrop Princess 24X30-1
"Gumdrop Princess"

24 x 30

Acrylic on Canvas


Petwalk 16X20-1
"Pet Walk"

20 x 16

Acrylic on Canvas (framed)


Star Hitcher 24X30-1
"Star Hitcher"

24 x 30

Acrylic on Canvas


Stumpdance 20X16-1
"Stump Dance"

20 x 16

Acrylic on Canvas (framed)


The Poke 24X30-1
"The Poke"

24 x 30

Acrylic on Canvas


Torn Leaf 20X24-1
"Torn Leaf"

20 x 24

Acrylic on Canvas


Zero 20X24-1

20 x 24

Acrylic on Canvas