Real Hacker vs Movie Hacker

  • real hacker: So you say you're gonna break into our local nuclear power plant? I really don't think that's possible
  • movie hacker: *types a few keystrokes* I'm in
  • real hacker: But the power plant's computers aren't even connected to the internet
  • movie hacker: I said I'm in. Now I'll cause a meltdown *types a few keystrokes* Done
  • real hacker: What do you mean done? There have to be many redundant safeguards in place to stop a meltdown. In any case, a meltdown would take time.
  • movie hacker: Want me to break into the CIA next?
  • real hacker: I don't even think you should attempt to...
  • movie hacker: *types a few keystrokes* Too late. I'm in


Jared Cullum - Ancora Imparo

This is my short story submission for franksantoro's  comicsworkbook 2014 contest. 

For a larger version you can go here:

This comic was drawn with these materials:
Carbon ink
Watercolor & Casein paint
White acrylic (for corrections)

I also just picked up printed versions that will be available at spx next week. You can find me and my friend shatterlands at C1A. Although, full disclosure, my son is due to be born the week after… If he comes early and I can’t make it to SPX copies will be available online.

You can find more stuff by me at

Hope you like it. Thanks very much.



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season 1 and 2 comparison


It’s funny, but I prefer the first image here. Composition-wise, the first one has the brilliant little flags in the upper left corner. They are sorely missed in the “updated” version which aims a bright blue light on a focal-point-totem pole. It’s like I can’t look away from that harsh, moonlight-lighting on the totem pole!

In the first, the light is lighting from the right side in ambient way on the totem pole, and in the second, I feel like a nasty little spotlight is illuminating it from the left, or else someone is hiding on the other side with a bright flashlight.

I also prefer the first version, even though it’s more cartoony, as the focus is subtly shifted to focus on the actual house itself. I also adore the character of the tree leaves, with that dash of orange light in the background on the bottom right.

It’s funny how sometimes I enjoy the “updated” versions of things a bit less just for small tweaks and minor subtleties. XD It doesn’t really matter what I prefer, they’re much better than I am, and tis a matter of taste, I know. I just felt like rambling a bit and offering some thoughts…