Saturday, April 21, 2007

Nazi Robots Go!

Man, I love it when people tell me about awesome things.
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Like cinematic cartoons featuring giant Nazi Robots.
Woo. Freaking. Hoo.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Illustration Friday: Polar

Well, considering how chose my suggestion for this week's art topic (thank you Colin for letting me know...I've been slacking on the IF habit as of late), I figured I need to do it. So, enjoy "Polarity" which was painted with the usual watercolor hybrid stuff I play with. I flipped it so you don't have to turn your monitor upside down to dig the alternate.
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I promise I'll get back to "funny art" some day. Really.
I've just been in a weird mood. For a while now.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The NeverEnding Pain...

In case you didn't notice with this week's article, the NeverEnding Trilogy hurt me a lot. I find no shame in confessing that it might have been the worst movie marathon I've ever done. Not because the films were terrible terrible (though Part 3 is definitely in my bottom 10), but because the first one was so good. It's like being lifted by angels so that you can later by thrown into pits of broken glass and ants.
I'll get over it.
I'll also probably revise this week's article when the anger/pain inflicted by the trilogy isn't fresh in my mind. You know, so I'm not a complete negative nancy, as my grandmother would say.

Btw, Racing Snails make everything better.
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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Dave Kelly Lives....

...and is being plagiarized. If you remember the original links section of the site, you might remember that Dave Kelly's work was heavily listed there. Dave Kelly was the first online artist I ever really got into and it always made me sad when he stopped updating all his comics, started yelling at his fans, and apparently ran off to the Something Awful forums to do some Flash animation there. Of course now I can understand his reasons a little more, but once you're a fan of someone and they generally let you down....well, it happens. Its sort of why if I ever decide to stop updating the website, I'll let you guys know. Dave Kelly's taught me a lot of stuff, both good and bad.

Oddly enough he's resurfaced as some sort of posterchild for the webcomic scene. Of course, about five years ago he pretty much was there already. But now? Now he's getting ripped off by the guy who does t-shirt designs for Hot Topic. Pretty Blatantly too. Check it out:

The only thing I hope that comes out of this might be a resurgence in Dave Kelly. I always liked his stuff and seriously hated that he vanished from the scene as far as I could tell. Of course now that he's got all sorts of webcomic people backing his cause (from SomethingPositive to PVP to, well, lots of web-comic centric folks) maybe he'll come out of retirement. I mean, I know he didn't retire but if you don't update your site for three years and your best work is no longer online...I'm not sure what to call that.

Dave Kelly, I wish you luck and its great to see you again. You were one of the people that helped me figure out I needed to share my stuff online. Good luck getting that rich bastard to fork over some coin for ripping you off.

PS: Just to put Dave Kelly in context a little more:
Here's his Central page, showing both how prolific he once was and how the last time he updated it was on Halloween of 2004.
His new site, updated more recently (for only a month over the summer of 2006), but if you look at it you'll find rather scathing commentaries of the more popular webcomics out there. If you're a webcomic junky, you might dig his vision.
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This one was my particular favorite, mostly because its pretty much true in regard to giant gonzo boobs:
Waspi Square as brought to you by Dave Kelly:

I always liked Dave Kelly for beating his own drum. His "screw everyone" attitude was refreshing somehow. But him being the new posterchild for webcomic plagiarism? It's pretty surreal.

:Edit: I just realized the link to the Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter isn't set up properly. I'm away from my home right now so I'll fix it later this afternoon. Sorry about that boys and girls.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

I'm back and dear Lord, I hate vacation.

I don't know what it is about vacations that defeat the crap out of me. I've got a pretty easy life going, so when a vacation comes by I sort of feel undeserving and, well, worried that I won't be able to pick back up on my routine when I get back. And, if you've been following the site for a while, you already know what I'm talking about. Every vacation is followed by a couple weeks of slackitude, something I'm trying to avoid. By the way, slackitude includes responding to emails and what-not, something I'm still seriously behind on.
That said, fighting the urge to spend all my free time crushing the forces of Good by playing City of Villains has been difficult. Particularly when the Art I do for the game gets me two more months of free game time. If you go to the main page (for the uk), you'll find a painting of mine. Seriously. Check it out:

Oh and all those jokes I made about online gaming being digital crack? Apparently those weren't jokes. This crap is evil addictive.

PS: Because I totally forgot about Easter, come back tomorrow for a review of "Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter." I was going to review "Jesus Christ: Serial Rapist" but Bill Zebub hasn't sent me a copy yet. And that's a shame because that would've made a killer doulbe-feature.