September 2003

Generating the printed comic with ReportLab

My Percy Street comic strip is published on-line at 100 dpi, using HTML to arrange the panels on the page. I draw the pages at 300 dpi, which should be just high enough resolution to print on paper. The printed version uses PDF rather than HTML to lay out the page. (The page has to be laid out because I am drawing each panel as a separate image.) Read more

Moron AppleScript

My problem with AppleScript is its patchy documentation and the needless complexity of its syntax. I am also crippled by my two decades’ experience of using more consistently designed programming languages. Read more