#FollowFriday – @muskrat_john: creator of Dork Tower, deadly punster, comic wit.

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor on April 9, 2010 · 2 comments

in Follow Friday

I’ve been thinking about how to improve my Twitter recommendations lately.  Thinking much the same as @TeeMonster has discussed in his post on Follow Friday.  My answer was to do a single, long form recommendation here in my blog, but linked to by my Twitter feeds.  It was somewhat hard for me to figure out whom to spotlight in this, my first FollowFriday post.  When I started looking through the list of folks that I follow, I found that a lot of the people that I interact with on Twitter have protected their posts.  While that is their right, it seemed a little wrong for me to start off with someone that my readers wouldn’t be able to see and appreciate in the same way that I do.  So, I had to choose someone with a public Twitter feed.  This time.

So, why should you follow @muskrat_John on Twitter?  This feed belongs to John Kovalik, the cartoonist behind the Dork Tower webcomic and comic books, the illustrator for the game Munchkin, in all it’s various and bizzare forms and expansions, and of the Apples to Apples card game.  So, John obviously has some creative ability.  And probably too much time on his hands.

John also has a deadly comic wit and a love of puns that are capable of requiring medical attention.  And he’s not afraid to use them.  John manages to balance out his feed with humorous observations, puns, geek commentary, and a dash of self-promotion.  He’s good brighten up your day, or confuse you with an obscure geek reference.

So take a peek at what @muskrat_John has to offer and decide for yourself.  I’ll be back next week with another Follow Friday recommendation.

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Katharina April 12, 2010 at 11:25 AM

I really enjoy your approach to #FF – even if it's independent from Twitter, it is a great idea to suggest someone for Follow Friday in more than 160 chars. Because sometimes, 160 is just not enough. 🙂


Doc Coleman April 13, 2010 at 3:43 AM

Thanks! I'm trying to find a balance between the short description that gets posted to Twitter, and the lengthy explanation of why a person is worth your time to follow. It is a bit of an experiment, but hopefully people will like it.Doc


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