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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New Sketch Cards for Cardiff

Series 3 of the SCC Sketch Cards are here! There's a better view of the illustration on my site, . Come see us at the Cardiff International Comic Expo, Sunday 4th November at the Mercure Hotel, Cardiff. Hope to see you there...

This Man, This Pete

Monday, October 8, 2012

Electronic Screens & Comfort

People's increasing dependency on screens is a growing topic of conversation in modern times, and it is easy to see why. To begin with, more and more jobs are being put onto the Internet and into computers, meaning that work that used to be done with paper and pen now requires employees to look at screens all day. However, the issue actually extends a good deal further than the workplace for many people. Thanks to the rapid spread of smart phones, smart tablets, and even advanced laptop computers, many people continue to stare at electronic screens even when they are away from the office. The simple fact is, our lives can now be run largely from these various screens, and they offer incredible convenience. But are they healthy?

Debating the overall health effects of staring at electronic screens all day involves a number of factors. It is likely that the most important of these factors is to determine whether dependency on screens is making people more stationary and less active. However, the easiest health risk to identify, and the simplest problem to address, is that looking at electronic screens for hours at a time can easily cause eye irritation, which can be painful on its own and can ultimately lead to headaches. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to avoid this problem without giving up your use of computers and other electronic devices.

The simplest way to avoid the problem is simply to spend less time at computer screens, and this can be surprisingly easy to accomplish. For example, if you work in a job in which you use a computer all day, a simple five or ten minute break every hour during which you leave your desk can greatly alleviate eye strain. Additionally, these types of short breaks are said to improve productivity in general, which means your work shouldn't suffer as a result. For that matter, even when you are sitting at your desk, the best way to alleviate eye stress is actually to simply sit farther from your screen! It is generally recommended that you keep at least two feed of space between your eyes and the screen, as this allows your eyes and head to relax a bit.

If in addition to these tactics you are still looking for a way for your eyes to keep up with your work and recreation, both in terms of comfort and performance, you may want to consider switching to new contact lenses. For example, ACUVUE® contact lenses can offer you a wonderful combination of flawless vision and comfort, which can be very beneficial if you spend a great deal of time in front of screens. If you keep your eyes comfortable in general, then you will simply be better equipped to deal with the strains of today's work environments, and combining reliable contact lenses with comfortable strategies can have very noticeable benefits.

Brad Dalton is a freelance writer who covers a wide range of technology topics.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wales Comic Con 2012

Well here it is. i know alot of have you have been waiting patiently for this, and even more of you havnt been waiting at all. regardless, here it is, SCC's Wales Comic Con Wall-Comic... or the "SCCWCCWC" for short, kinda 

 Well that was certainly random. Thanks to everyone who added to it, hope you had fun. special thanks to everyone who tried to bring the story back around or link them to previous panel, for example Panels 25, 50, 62, 84, 118 and 119

Spectacular Panels to be noted:
Panel 4, Lego Batman, totally awesome
Panel 6, Joker on a donkey, classic
Panel 15, for getting "Shark repellent spray" into it
Panel 33, a public service announcement
Panel 40, a Horse doing a poo... keep it classy kelly.
Panel 58, you drew it upside down
Panel 67, Thanks, didnt need to sleep tonight anyway
Panel 79, breaking the fourth wall. nice picture of adam as well :)
Panel 85, cant go wrong with zombies
Panel 91, Avengers+Boba Fett = good times
Panel 93, awwww they're so cute
Panel 94, Baahahahaha... Buttface
Panel 95, thanks for the warning bob
Panel 107, :) nice
Panel 110, wise ass

Untill next time true believers, Huzzah.

Shut up Adam

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Wales Comic Con 2012

So just over a week ago a few of us braved the windy roads through Mid Wales to go to Wales Comic Con in Wrexham. We had a great time meeting you guys, we broke our wall comic record with an incredible 120 panels, the cosplayers were great, we managed to coerce a few more celebrities to pose with our comic and best of all our beach Zoidburg got the seal of approval of Billy West himself. Sorry about the week long wait for the for photos and those waiting for wall comic panels to go up fear not the shall follow shortly, roll on next year! (but if you can't wait that long come visit us at the Cardiff Comic Expo in November)