an online comic mostly about startups and programming
Montage of Seth as a child standing in front of an airplane, wearing a mu cow t-shirt, infinite cubicles, mu cow poster and sketches on a lightbox.

The Story of Taleas

Taleas started in 2008 as a way for me to vent my creative energy while coding at Cingular Wireless (now AT&T). It has followed me on my journey from corporate America to the small, scrappy Austin startup scene. The format is generally inspired by Gary Larson's The Far Side. I don't really stick to one specific theme, and tend to be a little random. My nerdiness, sarcasm, various programming jobs, childhood in El Paso, love of music and airplanes have all inspired taleas in some way.

What does taleas mean?

I like the word, I think it sounds cool and my first character was a stick figure. Overly Technical Answer: Taleas is a Latin word that means rod or stick, and it is in the plural accusative form.

What's with the paper airplane?

That's the taleas logo. I've always loved airplanes. I dreamed of being a pilot when I was a kid.

Where'd the crazy font come from?

That's a custom font I made specifically for taleas. It's called "Hand of Seth" and it's currently on version 3. Creating a font was something that I had never done before and I enjoyed the challenge.

Here are some comics I read

Fowl Language Comics
That Comic Thing
The Awkward Yeti
Buttersafe
Savage Chickens
The Oatmeal