Sunday, October 18, 2015

Making History: The WMU Graphic Narrative Project

Hey everyone, here is a quick update to the blog to talk about a project I am excited to be working on. 

I am going to be dabbling in comics journalism, which is using the medium of comics to tell a non-fictional story. I am excited about this because it will let me combine my love of comics and journalism together, as if majoring in graphic design with a minor in journalism wasn't a bit telling of that. This project will be for Western Michigan University's Making History project, which was inspired by our common read this year Maus I by Art Spiegelman. I attended a talk by Dr. Hillary Chute on October 14th that I intend to talk about a bit as well in the near future.

If you're a student at Western Michigan University, go on and learn more about WMU's campus-wide Making History project at makinghistorycomics.org.

If you are interested in having me interview you, get in contact with me via email at zeke@zekeking.com or by leaving a comment below. Thanks!

Monday, October 5, 2015

AIGA adds Mx Title

Good news -- my.aiga.org now allows you to choose the gender-neutral title Mx. On the 2nd of October I suggested they add the feature, and three days later the feature has been implemented.
You can find the title drop down menu under "my account" > "contact information".
If you have not heard of this title yet, that may be because it's not experienced wide usage in your area yet. The title has existed at least since 1977, its first recorded usage, but it has really gained traction in the UK where it is currently used by government departments, councils, banks, some universities, the Royal Mail and on driving licenses. As of 2015, it is now also listed in the Oxford English dictionary.

Head on over and take advantage of this title if it suits you, or just take the time to make sure your AIGA account is up to date on everything. Happy designing.