If you’re familiar with InDesign’s Data Merge, you know how it can take your one design, then “build” the page by creating as many of those designs as it can on your page, at which point it will create a new page and continue building until it has enough pages for all of your data. Illustrator’s Variable Data feature won’t do this, but we can get pretty darn close with this method of creating multiple datasets on the artboard.
SUPER-DUPER Update: I’ve completed a 2.5 hour course on how to use the NEW Variable Importer 8.0 script, and it’s available on Lynda.com! Click to check out more info on the Adobe Illustrator Variable Data Lynda.com course! And now back to our in-progress blog post… Previously, I wrote up a tutorial for an easier method […]
So it turns out that Marvel is replacing Thor with a woman, and replacing Captain America with a Black man (the Falcon).
This is just a quick blurb here to let you know I was interviewed last week over on World Of Black Heroes
This is a sci-fi story I’ve had kicking around in my head for years. The Titans are a force of peacekeepers, essentially. I guess a close equivalent would be DC Comics’ Green Lantern Corps, although they Titans are not quite as friendly as the GL’s. They’re very, very far away from Earth, with essentially no hope of ever getting back there, so they have to make do where they are.
There’s a lot of talk going ’round these days about actor Michael B. Jordan, a Black actor, being cast as The Human Torch in the Fantastic Four reboot. The defenders usually jump right to racism as the only reason anyone could have an issue with this. But I think that’s just an easy way for these guys to avoid the real issue.