About vmcampos

All about vmcampos

College Instructor and Freelance Web Designer in San Diego, California. You’ll find me online as vmcampos, but some know me as Victor Campos.

Social Media

Where can you interact with me? I’m on Google+, Twitter, Rabadaba, and many more. I’m pretty active on Google+, it’s my favorite social network. I post fun, nerdy things there. You’ll also find on me on Twitter live-tweeting TV shows, so come by and say, “Hi!” Rabadaba is a new social network where you can share cool stuff and get paid for it.

Graphics

A picture is worth a thousand words. I’m on Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr, deviantART, and Tumblr. I’ve been on deviantART since 2007. You’ll find photos, drawings and other artsy stuff there. Instagram and Pinterest feature quick, slice-of-life images. I’ve been on Flickr since 2009. You’ll find a tonne of pics there, especially related to San Diego Comic-Con! For your animated GIF fix, head over to Tumblr.

Video

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video must be worth a million. I’m on YouTube, Vimeo, and Vine. YouTube features my videos on a variety of topics like Comic-Con, cooking, and thrift stores. Vimeo focuses on videos about comic books; go check out some cool covers. If you’ve got six seconds to spare, you’ve got the time to check my Vine.

Live-Streaming

When you’ve got to watch video, and watch it now, check out these live-streaming accounts: Periscope for when I’m on the go: Blab for when I want to set up a four-person broadcast; Twitch for when I want to show off my gaming skillz; Ustream for when I want to show off from San Diego Comic-Con.

Podcast

Want to hear cool stuff and not just see cool stuff? You can find my Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, Google, and SoundCloud. You can listen to “The Comic Book Commute Podcast,” and “The vmcampos Weekly Comic Book Club.”

Hobbies

Comics

I love comic books. I’ve been a collector since 1987, when I started reading the Amazing Spider-Man storyline “Kraven’s Last Hunt.” In it, Spider-Man is killed by Kraven the Hunter, right after wedding Mary Jane Watson. Kraven then takes Spider-Man’s place and fights crime, brutally. All the while, Vermin stalks and kills the people of New York. What a way to get into comics, eh?

Actually, the first comic I ever owned was Amazing Spider-Man #266. It’s a pretty goofy storyline; you should look it up. I still have that issue, complete with the scribbles I made all over it. I thought Spidey would look great if I drew some eye balls on him!

The Amazing Spider-Man #266 (1985)
The Amazing Spider-Man #266 (1985)

Thrift Stores

There’s nothing I like more than a good deal. I enjoy visiting the many thrift stores in San Diego. I’ve found lots of great items such as comic books (I got a copy of Secret Wars #8 for $1 – It’s worth more than that!), video games (reconnecting with an old childhood game is such a great feeling), and camera gear (digital is nice, but Lomography is where it’s at!).

Programming

I like to code (mostly HTML, CSS, and JavaScript), and I like to share that code. Visit my GitHub account to see the various projects I’m working on. Then, check out the apps I’ve released on Google Play.