Stretching the Canvas: Dennis Ritchie, Steve Jobs, and too many cats

This week on Canvas featured a smörgåsbord of cat memes, Steve Jobs references, and original illustrations.

On Tuesday, the staff of the image-manipulation board announced the winner of its week-long drawing contest. Canvas user Photocopier pulled down the top prize with an illustration of a blue whale jumping out of water to snatch up some delicious cookies. Photocopier even created a GIF image of his illustration process.

In total, the contest collected more than 150 comments and submissions.

Canvas is a new social-media platform from 4chan creator Christopher Poole. Users upload photos and alter them using tools built into the website.

Here’s what else happened on Canvas for the week of October 14th.






Fernando Alfonso III

Fernando Alfonso III

Fernando Alfonso III served as an early Reddit and 4chan reporter and the Daily Dot’s first art director until 2016. He’s gone on to report at Lexington’s Herald-Leader and at the Houston Chronicle.