Once I settled on the name for this blog, I began thinking up visual companions. I was feeling inspiration from xkcd (perhaps the best thing on the internet), and decided to go with a kind of comic panel for my blog’s visual symbol/logo/header:
Unfortunately, as you might have gleaned from the picture, I have roughly zero talent for drawing. But, through messing around, I was able to come up with a three-panel concept.
On the left, there is a pyramid of cogs, with everyone running like hamster wheels – except one. The center panel zooms in on that one, and we see tools of democratization. Finally, in the last panel, the pyramid has come undone, cogs scattered in a heap, with the people freed and standing in a distributed, decentralized network.
Armed with a concept, but no skill, I took to the internet. I found a community on reddit called /r/ICanDrawThat. The community there takes drawing requests, and realizes them!
So far, based on my descriptions, /u/Jinh0o has made the first two panels in watercolor!
My Original Effort:
/u/Jinh0o’s First Panel:
/u/Jinh0o’s Second Panel:
One other user might be making their own versions as well! I’ll update this post as more comes in.