About Adam

About:
Adam Eivy is a JavaScript Ninja, Web Developer (http://adameivy.com/) who is in transition to a new career as a comic book creator. He is working on his first comic book/graphic novel called “inZomnia”, which features polyphasic sleeping, future physics, somnambulism, high school hackers, government conspiracy and a possible zombie or two.

Social:

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Ideology:
Rationalist, extropian, non-theist, individualist with collectivist ambitions, interplanetary desires, technocratic leanings, and a longing to prove hyper-dimensional supernature as science rather than mysticism

Interests:
Comics, Languages, Mandarin Chinese, German, English, AI, Cryptography, Encryption, Open Source, Tactile, Linux (Ubuntu and Debian mostly), Security, Hacking, Web Development, UI, UX, Math, Traveling, Environmental Design, Windmills, Alternative Energy, Space exploration, Information, Movies, Books, Comics, Photography, Complex Network Models, Circuitry, Dreams, Sleep, Science, Seattle, Go, Chess, Unicycle riding, Juggling, Acrobatics, Street Performance, Graffiti, Social Landscapes, Music, Playing accordion, Playing Guitar, Playing Harmonica, Bleeding edge, Arrays, Evolution, Freedom Revolutions, Parkour, Atheism, Rationalism, Humanism, Collectivism, Individualism, Futurism, Technocracy, DIY, Solar, Sustainability, Cyberpunk, Dystopian Remix, Steampunk

Favorite things to do:
Acrobatics, climb, cook, dance, draw, visit aquarium|science Center|zoo, read mathworld.wolfram.com or Wikipedia, get massage, argue philosophy|logic, speak|write|read in foreign languages or code, listen to music|audiobooks, movies, photography, play chess|go|accordion|harmonica|guitar, sing, monkey rings at the park, video games, swim, dream, sleep, solve math problems, travel, drink tea|juice, write code|poetry|prose, unicycle, yoga

Favorite Foods:
Sushi, Smoked Salmon, Thai food

Favorite People:
My daughter, my wife, myself, William Gibson, Richard Dawkins, Jeff Noon, Al Gore, Anyone who has given a TED Talk (ted.com)

Favorite Movies:
“Akira”,”Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control”,”The Fifth Element”,”V for Vendetta”

Favorite TV Shows:
“Cowboy Bebop”,”Elfen Lied”,”Max Headroom”,”Samurai Champloo”

Favorite Music:
2 Raumwohnung, Air, Allegri, Badly Drawn Boy, Ben Folds (Five), Blonde Redhead, Bright Eyes, Cardigans, Deathcab for Cutie, Decemberists, Earlimart, Eisley, Goldfrapp, Gotan Project, Ladytron, Lhasa, Pink Martini, Portishead, Postal Service, Radiohead, Shins, Sufjan Stevens, Weezer, Yann Tiersen

Member of Groups:
GSLUG (Greater Seattle Linux Users Group)

Favorite Quotes:
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world, the unreasonable one persists in trying to make the world adapt to him; all progress in the world, therefore, depends upon the unreasonable man” — Bertrand Russel

“Is it not enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe there are little fairies at the bottom of it too?” — Douglas Adams

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny…’
— Isaac Asimov

Engineers are all basically high-functioning autistics who have no idea how normal people do stuff.
— Cory Doctorow

Java is to JavaScript what Car is to Carpet
— unknown

The first 90% of the code accounts for the first 90% of the development time. The remaining 10% of the code accounts for the other 90% of the development time.
— Tom Cargill

Favorite Books:

‘Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’ – Douglas Adams,

‘The God Delusion’ -Richard Dawkins,

‘Time Enough for Love’ -Robert Heinlein,

‘Neuromancer’ -William Gibson,

‘The Portable Athiest’ -Christopher Hitchens,

‘Nymphomation’ & ‘Vurt’ – Jeff Noon,

‘Small Gods’ -Terry Pratchett,

Red Mars‘, ‘Green Mars‘, ‘Blue Mars‘ – Kim Stanley Robinson,

Cryptonomicon‘ – Neal Stephenson

Favorite Comic Books (alphabetical):

The Boys,
Chew,
DMZ,
The Exterminators,
Johnny The Homicidal Maniac,
Kick-Ass,
Mage,
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind,
Preacher,
Samurai Champloo,
Scott Pilgrim,
Seaguy,
Transmetropolitan,
The Umbrella Academy,
Vertigo Pop,
The Walking Dead,
Y: The Last Man

You can find more of my comic book recommendations updated almost daily on KillerComics on Twitter@KillerComics

Comments

comments

    • I will be looking for an artist. It’s tricky finding someone with the style that fits the mood I want to give. That seems to be the hardest part of making comics :)

      I’m having an artist take a stab at some character concepts right now. If you want to play around with some, I’ve got some information sheets. There’s one over on my ICCW profile: http://iccwnetwork.com/profile/AdamEivy

      I haven’t found a good enough place for posting character definitions. I’ve got a great idea for a website that I really need to make ;)

  • Hey, like your blog (and ambitions..) , wondered if you had read Scott McClouds books – especially ‘Making Comics’  – which is possibly the best how-to ever made and covers all the storytelling techniques of comics – not just how to draw characters… he’s also got an interesting blog at scottmccloud.com

    • Hi, thanks. I have read Scott McCloud’s books. They are awesome. He’s one of my many comics heroes. I stumbled into his online comics when he first started doing them and they were revolutionary–inspired me to get into fiddling with Flash. He also has a good TED talk (http://ted.com)–but then, pretty much everyone who is awesome (and famous) has a good TED talk :)