Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pretty pretty.

I've neglected my posts! Aaaaa i'm drowning in art! Help! Here's a comic from about... a month ago? It's a true story about... growing up. Alternate title: "Fancy Party Problems". Co-starring Helpful Boyfriend.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

On describing dreams

I had a dream last night that was super intense. It involved the end of the world and this:
And then things got REALLY crazy!
Dreams always seem so serious while they're happening. I always feel weird after really intense, realistic dreams, and describing them out loud and hearing how ridiculous they sound really doesn't make me feel better. A similar phenomenon is described here .

Have you seen Seo Kim's tumblr? Her awesome pencil comics make me want to make more comics. Comics are faster to make when they don't have to be works of art! Who knew?

Also, apparently my brain is a nerd :)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Magical Space Adventures!

Hi blog! Been a while. Between work and basically everyone in the world getting married i've been crazy busy. Seriously, no one else is allowed to get married. If you're not married already, too late, you missed your window.

Anyway, this is a post about Prometheus and a thing i drew! I saw 'Prometheus' about a week ago and thought it was pretty much a mess; too many characters with too many unclear motivations making bad decisions. That movie didn't know what it wanted to be about.
Minor spoilers ahead for those who haven't seen the movie by now, but really, it's hardly movie of the year, you're not missing much... read ahead at your own risk.

The ending was one of the (although probably not the most) ridiculous things about the film. "Wants-to-be-Ripley-and-i-can't-remember-her-first-name" Shaw takes off to travel the universe with the robot head that murdered her meat-head boyfriend. I say we give them their own show. So here is my proposed follow-up to 'Prometheus': "The Magical Space Adventures of Shaw and David"

I could draw these two forever. Seriously. Such an awful movie, so much fun to draw floating heads in space :)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

On being liberal

It was one of those days...

It's old news, but i learned today that one of the co-founders and current(?) CEO of Anthropologie, Free People et al has been a major political backer for Rick Santorum. I try not to get political on this blog, but i find his anti-gay/anti-women campaign pretty sickening, and as much as i love those stores i can't shop there in good conscience anymore. I would encourage those who feel similarly to do the same.

Sometimes it's hard to be a politically conscious liberal (WHINE). All the things i like are apparently distributed by bastards. I guess it's time to find new things, and continue practicing my brand of low-investment soft activism.
(still shopping at Whole Foods because i like their sushi, damnit!)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

First world problems: EXTREME HOME EDITION

On my day off I took my car in to get fixed (LIKE A GROWNUP!), walked home from the car place (didn't plan that out super well, but at least the weather was great today!), baked some bread and... this happened:

I gave that ornery wine bottle what-for by chugging the rest of what didn't wind up in my carpet.
The experience has taught me that you can fit approximately one whole bottle of wine into a roll of paper towels.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Havin' some problems :)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

F'in Derby! (some language)

Some friends and i went to a roller derby bout this weekend! Roller derby is a super fun thing, possibly the coolest spectator sport. There are teams in cities all over the country, but here in LA we have the Derby Dolls! Saturday's bout was an all-star match between the L.A. Ri-ettes (get it?) and the San Diego Wildfires. It was also the last 21+ bout to be hosted at the Doll Factory, so the announcers decided to play it blue while they still could.

So much fun! Those girls are way tough.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Return of the King comics

I got The Lord of the Rings trilogy on blue-ray a while back and i finally started watching them before christmas. Last night i finished it off with Return of the King. I grew up with my dad reading those books to me, and the movies were a pretty big part of the backdrop of my high school/early college years. Every time i watch those movies it's like a nice, warm, nostalgia blanket.

I made some comics!
I'd forgotten about that wave of skulls.

And then the cursed ghosts help them win a war. Hooray!
If this comic was a lesson in drawing Aragorn's mustache (or composing things in comics panels) i'm not sure how much i really learned.

I feel like this was one of the jokes my nerd crew and i had. We have a lot of jokes about Lord of the Rings. Now this joke is a comic.

(i may have chopped the wrong finger off the wrong hand here. OOPS)

Who's excited about The Hobbit! I know i am.
I'll leave you with this gem:

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Don't get attached. (Spoilers, maybe)

I'm mostly through Storm of Swords, the third book in the Song of Ice and Fire series ("the game of throne books" to most people). Jason's started on Game of Thrones (the first book) and he likes to make jokes, but he hasn't gotten that far. He doesn't even know...
(Cropped for minor spoilers, click for full comic)

I drew myself holding a book, even though i'm reading it on the Kindle. I figured it would be a nicer graphical read. How weird is it, though, that in a few generations a tablet is going to be the recognized icon for reading material? KIDS TODAY.