World Wide Week 2008

July 24th, 2008 | brainjuice

Someone asked me yesterday, "why do you do the thing with the self portraits?" And it’s like this: because people forget that there are other people on the other end of the internet. People forget that they’re side by side with other people every time they visit a website, that they’re talking with real people every time they post a comment. It’s too easy for people to let everyone become anonymous on the net. I don’t like that. This whole thing is made out of people. Once a year, I like to remind you.

Also, this site has always attracted interesting-looking people. Oh, and second row, far right — that’s comics writer/artist Brandon Graham. I think one of his first paid gigs would have been on a TRANSMETROPOLITAN page, in TALES OF HUMAN WASTE.

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  1. […] currently conducting an interesting experiment on his blog, warrenellis.com. Declaring this to be “World Wide Week 2008“, he’s asked his readers to submit self-portraits via email, and has been posting a […]