Russell Quinn is an artist, designer, and programmer. He works independently as False Vacuum and cocreates stories at Sudden Oak.
He was previously employed as McSweeney’s Digital Media Director where he developed and implemented their e-book strategy, and relaunched their popular humor website and store. Before that, he cofounded multinational digital agency Spoiled Milk, and made tools for games consoles at Sony.
In 2009, he invented the first subscription-based iPhone app in the publishing industry. In 2012, he cocreated The Silent History, a Webby Award-winning digital novel for iOS. In 2015, he cocreated The Pickle Index, a story told via a fictional recipe-sharing app. His work has been recognized by Apple, Sundance, SXSW, Wired, Time, Core77, and Creative Review.
Russell left the UK in 2005 and has lived in Denmark, Switzerland, and rural California. He is currently based in Los Angeles and working on Linda & Joan, a narrative video game about the worst year of his life.
July 25th, 2019 | 50 mins 29 secs
Russell shows off his pet rabbit with disastrous consequences. Jon backs up his car in the snow with disastrous consequences.
June 27th, 2019 | 54 mins 11 secs
A young Jon buys cigarettes for Christmas. A young Russell tries to sing in a choir.
May 9th, 2019 | 47 mins 6 secs
Russell pays his taxes and gets into trouble. Jon doesn't pay his taxes and gets away with it.
April 24th, 2019 | 45 mins 1 sec
Russell gets arrested and can't remember his age. Jon refuses to make eye contact with a man who is an unknown distance away.
March 13th, 2019 | 44 mins 6 secs
Jon describes his schoolboy pranks. Russell shares a beer with an estate agent, but we have to censor the reason why.
February 21st, 2019 | 47 mins 13 secs
Russell gets lost in the snow and requires police assistance. Jon's dad knows why a gutter is better than a bucket.
February 4th, 2019 | 44 mins 48 secs
Jon no longer feels bad about a killing spree. Russell goes undercover and learns what a hammer is.
January 23rd, 2019 | 42 mins 41 secs
Russell’s mum gets discounted piano lessons in exchange for child labor. Jon reveals his one weird trick to cheer up depressives.