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Ubuntu AnimeBos Flyer Front by doctormo Ubuntu AnimeBos Flyer Front by doctormo
This is the final draft of the tri-fold flyer we hope to give out at Anime Boston.

I'm seeking peer review, both for the copy, design and various other things, so comment or email me with ideas.

There is a second side which contains information on inkscape, synfig, blender, mypaint and gimp. All of which needs to be filled in.
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UltraSonicUSA Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Personally I'd like to say Nice. I've always been a fan of open source, though more so in the past few months.
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doctormo Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome to the party, now we just need more governmets to 'get' it too.
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Dementedsnake Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute. It's a good poster...pamphlet..paper...thing. :nod:
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ViolentRainbows76 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
I read your brochure and I think it's wonderful.

Your use of colors and text captures my attention which is obvious the capture. You must have got an A on your typography class.

Second, the brochure is clean...not too long or too short just right.

Third, The use of anime is perfect to sucker all those otakus and weeaboos into actually reading something not japanese. Makes sense because of AnimeBoston.


I have a idea. Before AnimeBoston comes, There is the PAXEAST gaming convention hosted by Penny Arcade. This convention will being taking place on March 26-28 at Hynes. I will be going...and so will gamers. hand flyers to the gaming community especially PC gamers. There isn't too many of us except John D. Carmack
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doctormo Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That's a very interesting idea, would you like to meet up to discuss it?

What to put on the B side for a games thing though? keep it as it would be?
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:iconviolentrainbows76:
ViolentRainbows76 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
Yeah....im coming this tuesday. To put for the gaming side...somehow we have to connect to both xbox,ps3 gamers and most definitely PC...and maybe the wii....you don't want to leave any of them out...there's already enough fanboy wars between xbox and ps3 and console gamers vs. PC gamers. I would either focus on gaming or give each mahcine it's own stage. PC gaming is not getting enough attention...some peeps say it's dying others say its being ignored. I read on Destructoid that steam is added to mac [link]
and may linux systems....IDK..[link]

You also need a badass that speaks technology like the destructoid robot [link] Just a example.

You can list some of the popular commercial games on linux like Doom 3, the Quake series, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Unreal Tournament 2003, Unreal Tournament 2004 and they will port Unreal Tournament 3, Serious Sam II, Conquest of Elysium II, Dominions: Priests, Prophets and Pretenders, Dominions II: The Ascension Wars, and Dominions 3: The Awakening, Darwinia, Uplink, and DEFCON, Penumbra: Black Plague and Penumbra: Overture, as well as the expansion pack Penumbra: Requiem. They also intend to release their upcoming game Amnesia: The Dark Descent, The Battle for Newerth, The Battle for Newerth and Savage 2: A Tortured Soul. Their clone of Warcraft 3 Defense of the Ancients, Heroes of Newerth, Lugaru, David Rosen's Black Shades , Goo and so on.....

Sorry for the long comment
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doctormo Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
There are lots of FOSS games too, ok so out of every 1000 games in the repository there are 20 that are outstanding. But that's the nature of the beast, we don't throw away to dross.
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ViolentRainbows76 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
It's not that....Commerical games will get their attention more so than indie games.
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Azenquor Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful, but you spelled computer incorrectly - copmputer...

I miss my ubuntu...
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doctormo Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
One day!
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zellfaze Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I believe there is indeed Linux viruses. Just not as many. You should change that line so that you are not lying. There are 863 known viruses for Linux [link] and likely over 1,000,000 viruses for Windows [link]

Hope it helps.
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doctormo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
No, the lie is that any of those viruses are credible or real infectious agents. The problem is that I as a programmer may create something that deals damage, or even something that does privilege escalation, but that doesn't make it an infectious agent capable of spreading.

I do not say this ignorantly, you are wrong.

There are no known viruses capable of infecting Ubuntu machines that I have even seen.
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zellfaze Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perhaps then, someone ought to make one. xD

Well at least you listened to my input. Thats more than most people can say.
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doctormo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I would love for you to make one, then we can fix what ever holes you used and make it more secure.
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zellfaze Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is beyond my training and skill level. But I would indeed love to see one made.

It would be fixed and patched faster than you can say "Oh-My-God A Virus!"
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Songwind Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
#1, bravo on this effort. I think it's a great idea, and the art looks very crisp.

I don't think I have any specific constructive criticism that has not already been offered by previous commentators.

I did think that perhaps on your side 2 you should find a bit of space to mention MPlayer. As a FOSS video player that supports all the fansub community's favorite codecs and formats, I have found it invaluable for watching anime that hasn't made it to the states yet.

Good luck!
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doctormo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Actually thinking about it, can I ask you to write a short piece about using mplayer or vlc to watch anime on Ubuntu and what advantages it has? What it makes easy etc? Maybe a screenshot?

I'll add it in then, otherwise I'll be writing blind.
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Songwind Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will see what I can put together this weekend.
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doctormo Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Brilliant :-) Thanks!
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Songwind Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My weekend was crazy - when would you need this?
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doctormo Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe in a week?
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Songwind Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, that's doable. :)
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doctormo Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
OK I'm coming up to my week deadline. I'll be filling in Side 2 with more about blender and other things if your not ready yet.

If you are, just pass me over the text and any screenshots and I'll get to work editing it in. :-)
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doctormo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It's a very good idea and perhaps I will add it in.
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inkdoom Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this, it's very informative.

You also misspelled "successful" in the paragraph about Anti-virus.
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doctormo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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inkdoom Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No trouble. :)
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naught101 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
This is pretty cool.

What's your target audience (especially, which country)? There is lots of grammar in there that, while understandable, makes it sound funny. Especially the dot points on the right (making them full sentences would probably help).
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doctormo Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Any chance you can give me examples?
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naught101 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
"[FOSS] is a belief..." - not really, it's software. Could be something like "[FOSS] is software made with the belief that.."

"For software writers, they write software for..." - repetition is ungainly. Try something like "Programmers write software for..."

"Community of help" - that's odd, and it doesn't describe the Ubuntu community entirely accurately, probably something like "The Ubuntu Community" would be a better header.

That's just a couple of examples. There's heaps more (I hope I'm not sounding too dismissive!). English is an art, and to make good art with English, you have to put effort into every word. Speaking it aloud can help - even try singing it. Writing poetry can help prose writing immensely. Of course, I definitely wouldn't say my prose is brilliant.

If you like, you can send me the text, I can edit it, and then you can choose to either keep or ditch my edits.
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doctormo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I like some of your examples, and I'm dismissing others.

Dialectics is the process of conflicting ideas producing more effective results, your conflict is welcome but your English lit class is off topic ;-)

Your welcome to post some more, I like your thinking is different.
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naught101 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Of course :)

Any chance of getting a copy of the text, so I don't have to re-type the whole lot from the .png?
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doctormo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The svg is in the download.
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great flyer, it's very informative but simple enough for the average joe to follow. Good work. :thumbsup:
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doctormo Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That's good.
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IsharaComix Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
I don't think the paragraph about "Why Free and Open Source is Important" really follows the title. It talks about what it is and what it's based on, but it really doesn't say anything about why it's really 'important', especially from a User's perspective (which is, first and foremost, the audience of this brochure).

"Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is software that is written on the principles of an open development process, strong user-developer collaboration, and accountability through transparency..."

Personally (as a Developer and a User), I consider most important pillar of FOSS software from the User perspective is that the software they run can be personally inspected by them to ensure that there are no ulterior motives, and when the software fails to perform its task, the user has the capability to have it modified or improved so that succeeds. I'm not saying my view is right, but I hope maybe it gives you guys more ammo when developing the document.

Sorry for the obnoxiously long comment. Other than that, the brochure as a whole looks good. I particularly like it because it illustrates the high points of FOSS without putting it in a chart next to proprietary software and trying to win people over by demonizing it. It's attractive and captures the spirit of what Ubuntu is about very well. Good job and good luck.
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doctormo Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Don't worry about the length of comments. I think your right that the copy of the first paragraph might need some attention, maybe some rewording. I'm going to have a think about it, but I invite you to come up with your own variations as a comparison.
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C-quel Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This slot reserved for 95% praise, 5% suggestions (maybe). ^^
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doctormo Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Your slot has been reserved, anticipating...
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C-quel Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Alright, had a little more time to go through this....

- Front page is excellent, very stylish and attractive. I was actually mulling the suggestion that Risa and Akane from the Club Ubunchu pic should be used instead. However, this Risa may be better due to the fact she's actually holding a LiveCD. :)

- The Ubuntu section is clear and concise (minus a small spelling mistake in the "Unix Security model"), although I do lament the lack of room to mention the LiveCD function more. Though seemingly understated these days, LiveCDs were actually what really got me hooked into this world (if I recall, it was with Xubuntu 6.06 which completely ran rings around my tired old SUSE install in so many ways). ^^

Word of caution -- the security part is true IMHO, but be prepared to fight about it anyway. Same thing for other distro users who may bring up Mono and other such "hot button topics". ^^'

- 'Community of Help' section is good (and love the use of Chibi CLI-tan in this one. I imagine this probably would be the wrong place to mention commercial documentation (e.g., books), but do keep that in mind while on the floor just in case.

- Ubuntu Extras is a very smart section to include, especially owing to the snarky comments during the first announcement that, nevertheless, would be things that might be brought up. Might be worth to keep in mind Wine and virtualization solutions like Virtualbox while on the floor, as these are even more things that may help soften the initial culture shock of conversion (aside from just a plain dual-boot).

- In the FOSS section, one small misspelling in the beginning, and also somehow I feel this section could be expanded to incorporate more reasons. Graphically there's enough space for ore (just reduce/remove the shadow of the judge stand). ^^

- Bullet points are always a good thing. :)

- Ditto on the above. I might want to add a blurb about longevity of FOSS software and standards. If the GIMP project were to "die" tomorrow, dedicated users are always free to revive the project, and either build upon that for many years to come or fork accordingly. But if Paint Tool SAI were discontinued tomorrow, that's pretty much it -- fans have to squeeze whatever they can out of an increasingly obsolete program until some future version of Windows makes it impossible to install entirely.
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doctormo Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! Your words are useful and positive.
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