with Lar deSouza
What's your best tweet?
Hopefully my next one!
What are six things you could never do without?
My family. My computer. Air, water, food...... comics.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
It helps me interact with readers of my comic as well as share art tips and techniques with other artists and students.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
I use Osfoora HD on the iPad and the Twitter app on my iPhone.
Twitter or Facebook?
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
Too much information Tuesdays!
What feature should Twitter add?
I'd like to sometimes read multiple tweets from a single person in chronological order instead of the lateset tweets first.
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
Hm. Not sure! :) Most of the people I would like to follow are already on Twitter. More authors probably.
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
I don't do the text speak at all. I always prefer to type things out in full.
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
I don't keep track of who is following me. That's just too narcissistic for me. If someone wishes to follow me, they are welcome to. :)
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Oh sure. Bots of course, that just post porn or spam. I've also unfollowed people who don't use Twitter much after signing on.
Why should we vote for you?
I'm the Bacon of the Art World (one of my readers gave me that new moniker this year! I love it! So funny!)
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
Hahahaha! I'm not a big trender follower on Twitter. I have no idea. Maybe "#freechocolate" ?
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
I have been surprised by hearing back from some amazing performers I follow. The Reduced Shakespeare Company and Cee-lo Green are a couple.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
How do you make your tweets unique?
I try to share stuff about myself that is personal and hopefully interesting or helpful. I try not to waste bandwidth :)
What inspires you to tweet?
A desire to share moments with friends and readers. And a desire to maybe make someone out there smile unexpectedly in the middle of the day.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Heh. Yes. By one of my best friends (who will also call me out for NOT blogging enough! :).
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Don't feel compelled to be witty or deep. Be yourself and let the friendships happen. Enjoy the tweets of others without needing to reply.
How long can you go without a tweet?
I've had to go days when I've been travelling and don't have a data plan. So hard!! I check my feed a couple times an hour, easily.
What question are we not asking here that we should?
Do you like the "new" Twitter? (my answer is 'No!')
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
Twitter in in the process of becoming much more than it was a year ago. Adding (I believe) unnecessary levels of social following.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
BadAstronomer has great stuff. BobbyChiu is *awesome*. CraigKausen... I'm not good with 'absolutes'. Sorry.
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
That's a tough question but I'm gonna go with @choochoobear - Randy Milholland,the artist behind Something Positive. Smart, sharp humor.
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That it is a pointless exercise in fan-stalking. It's really a fun way to get a personal insight into people.
Why should people follow you?
If you're interested in my comics, or the process of creating digital comics, I would like to think I have interesting stuff to share.
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
Arjun Basu (@arjunbasu) of Montreal (a Shorty winner from last season) is a fantastic person to follow. His short twitfics are always superb.
How do you decide what to tweet?
I try to tweet moments of interest, and hopefully moments that will make my followers smile and think.
Why'd you start tweeting?
I'm not very good at blogging but 140 characters is my speed. It's a fun and great tool to connect with my readers.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
I really feel touched by many of my comic readers who have responded to my father's death earlier this year. That meant a lot to me.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Share their knowledge and positive experiences.
How will the world change in the next year?
The year has not started well for the year. I think economics will go up but so will fear. I think we need to work hard to be strong.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
The Follow Friday is a bit out of hand. Tell me *why* I should follow someone, don't just blast a bunch of names at me.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
Faster. But I bet I still won't have a flying car or shiny space suit!