Makers of the Faire: Comic Totem
March 27th, 2018 | Kimberly Hwa Davis, Community Learning Specialist
The Omaha Mini Maker Faire is April 14th at Do Space. We are excited to welcome a variety of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and entrepreneurs to our space to share their creations. To get you excited for the big day, we wanted to introduce you to one of the maker groups who will be there this year.
Gilbert Davis created a comic totem, a new and fun of viewing comic strips and artwork. Using four different cubes, his project allows you to rearrange the totem in multiple ways.
What inspired you to make this project or do your maker activity?
When I was in college, I took a class on experimental ways of creating comics. The main goal that I was going for was to have interchanging comic panels to create a brand context within said story.
How long have you been involved with your maker activity and/or project?
The original was made back in 2011 and I wanted to improve on it during the start of 2018.
What do you enjoy most about your maker activity and/or project?
The hands-on approach of rearranging different parts of the comic or even an artwork piece to create something that one can enjoy.
What is something you would tell a friend that is thinking about doing something similar to your project or maker activity?
To have patience. It took a lot of tries to get the project to where I wanted and I’m always thinking of ways to improve it.
To learn more about our other makers, on how to apply to be a maker, or how to attend, visit the Omaha Mini Maker website.