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.