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Tannis MacBeth and Stuart McMillen: Tannis MacBeth Memorial Fund

My amazing opportunity: the Tannis MacBeth Memorial Fund

I am launching the Tannis MacBeth Memorial Fund as a crowdfunding campaign to support my comic The Town Without Television.

Professor Tannis MacBeth Williams of University of British Columbia's Department of Psychology in her UBC office

Vale Tannis MacBeth, 1942-2021

I pay my respects to Professor Tannis MacBeth of the University of British Columbia (UBC), who died in 2021. Tannis was the academic whose work I profile in my comic The Town Without Television.

The Town Without Television houses

The Town Without Television

A classic study into the impact of television on a community. In 1973, researchers studied the last remaining Canadian town without TV reception, and ran ‘before’ and ‘after’ experiments. A comic about Professor Tannis MacBeth and her 'Notel experiment'.

Hottest 100 of the decade: my votes

This is my list of top 10 songs of the decade 2010-19, as voted in Triple J's Hottest 100 of the Decade.

Buckminster Fuller and Stuart McMillen in podcast recording studio

Podcast interview about Buckminster Fuller on Utopian Horizons

I was interviewed about Buckminster Fuller for the podcast Utopian Horizons. In the podcast interview, I discussed the life and legacy of Bucky Fuller.

Woman wearing head covering working in sweatshop at sewing machine, looking at camera - illustration.

Behind the Dumbwaiter

I discuss my comic What the Dumbwaiter Hides, and its themes of slavery and the hidden supply chains of globalisation. This essay touches upon my inspirations and sources for the comic, and my own culpability in the problem.

Stuart McMillen speaking in front of hot air balloons

12 things you didn’t know about me

Did you know I've been cartooning full-time since 2011? That I love Led Zeppelin? This is a list of 12 things you probably didn't know about me.

Spines of books: "Trouble Boys" by Bob Mehr, "Schulz and Peanuts" by David Michaelis, and "Boy Swallows Universe" by Trent Dalton

Two years of reading (2017-19)

Every two years I publish a list of the books which I read during that period. Here is my 2017-19 list, featuring "Trouble Boys" by Bob Mehr as my favourite book from that period.

Rear view of man with glasses and baseball cap, viewed from behind. Looking over man's shoulder as he stands on balcony overlooking city street.

Setting the foundation: the overlooked public factors of individual success

Blog post expanding on the themes of my comic "Who Owns the Million Dollar Baseball?" Rich people only become wealthy with the help of the broader society that allows them the chance to succeed.