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in which i seriously haven't used this in a while
July 31, 2008, 6:49 am

so like, i've been weird and busy and doing other things.

i went to my very first comicon. it was great. i got to hang out with bryan, and i think i creeped out his wife. I LOVE YOUR BOOTS HOPE, that's all... i got to meet becky and vasilis. and becky totally drew me, and then wrote in my yearbook. i got my yearbook signed by a bunch of the flight crew too which was sweet. and i met reagan, who was also sweet. i got to see grant and allison, and i looked at other scoundrels from afar, but everyone seemed busy, and i hate bothering people. and then i tagged along with bryan to the spaced panel, and we weren't gonna go in, so we went and got pretzeldogs, but then they called us back and they totally snuck us in, and we got to sit in the front row, and it was totally awesome, and i thought that was like the coolest thing ever.

... and then there was the after party. i was at comicon with my friend andy franzen, who is writing the comic i am desperately trying to ink right now. and his girlfriend is friends with a girl who works for this UTA company that apparently reps for ONI press. so he got invited to this after party through this line of fortunate connections. when we got there it looked like we wouldn't get in, because we weren't on the list, but we did get in, because apparently someone didn't show up, so we used their slot. so we're at this party, and it's all industry people, and then suddenly stan lee shows up. and then masi oka (hiro from heroes) shows up. and then suddenly it's a star studded event. the heder twins show up and are talking up sarah silverman. and then justin long is there, and then hiro and sylar are having a drink, and then i lose place in the night. i remember getting in the car, and i remember going into my bed. but that's about it.

and now i am trying to ink the best things i've ever inked. which is hard, because i haven't done that much. but these have to be great. my art has to nail this pitch, as much as andy's story does. but i think his stuff is great. his story is worth telling. it just remains to be seen if my art is the best way to tell it.

also, dr horrible is sweet. if you haven't seen it yet... you like... should. it was off the net for a while, but now it's back up on hulu. totally worth your time if you like musicals, or joss whedon, or aren't a stupid douchebag.

yeah. i think that's a good wrap up.

... oh and i'm in LA now. if you're here, give me a ring, let's hang out and stuff.


in which i like toys
April 21, 2008, 10:03 pm

ok, so i have a free phone right now. it's nothing special, i didn't need it to be. but i do a lot of typing on it, and it'd be nice to have a keyboard phone. which is why when i started seeing those lg/ironman commercials, i pretty much fell in love with the new lg voyager. look at it, it seems to be totally biting the iphone at first, with it's touchscreen front, and big buttons on that, but when you flip that bitch out and have a full qwerty keyboard in the middle, that's something else entirely.

when i got my first phone, i was like, i don't need a camera, i have one. i don't need a mp3 player, i have one. i don't need a keyboard, i have a computer. but man. this thing is so sleek, and the fact is, it's nice to have all that stuff in one device. especially if that device is made by anyone other than apple. it sucks carrying a phone, a camera, and my mp3 player. there's only so much real estate in one's pants. this phone doesn't even come out until like christmas, but i already want it. it's definitely on my wishlist.

i'm sure it will cost something like 300 bucks, but i believe i'm willing to spend that on a nice toy for myself.

also, i hate all apple products. all of them.


in which i watch movies
April 21, 2008, 7:49 pm

"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it." -men in black.

so i saw cloverfield tonight. i liked it alot. the creature was bizarre, and i have no freaking clue what it was or where it came from, or what it's motivation was. and that's alright. i'm not afraid to leave a theater (read: my room) with a few questions left in my head. i'm kind of mad at who survived longer than who. i feel like all the characters got taken in sort of a reverse likability order.

but that's not what i'm mad about. i'm mad about this post on the imdb forums. "this movie deserves to be shown in full screen but the studios has only decided to release 'anamorphic' widescreen copies." THIS PERSON REPRESENTS EVERYTHING WRONG WITH OUR SOCIETY TODAY! deserves to be in fullscreen? are you shitting me? you deserve to have your moving picture privileges REVOKED. fullscreen is not better, folks. you don't like those black bars? I DONT LIKE HAVING TO MISS OUT ON ONE OF MY THREE AMIGOS, BECAUSE FULLSCREEN ONLY ALLOWS ME TO SEE TWO AT A TIME! i don't like having to switch between lando and han because fullscreen can't handle the glory of the millenium falcon AND two actors at the same time. i don't like having to sift through glossy fullscreen dvd covers to find my scuffed, dull cover of the gloriously widescreen copy of the movie i want to see. i hate that everytime i go to walmart, they have a two movie dvd of the neverending story, and the neverending story II AND THEY'RE BOTH IN FULLSCREEN!

it irks the shit out of me. STOP IT.

mpaa, STOP pandering to the stupid people. fullscreen televisions aren't even produced anymore, i hope. why would they be? hey, maybe some people like seeing only 4 out of 8 horses during the chariot race in ben-hur. but the discerning viewer deserves better. i am that viewer, and i can't wait for the day when fullscreen movies are a thing of the past.

no fullscreen version of cloverfield? thank you jj abrams. you are the author of my contentment.

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in which i dream
March 26, 2008, 4:42 pm

clint mansell is the composer of my dreams. and when i say that, i don't mean that he is my best choice for a composer. no. i mean that when i hear his music, i am instantly transported to my dreams. when i dream, i hear his music, and when i hear his music, i dream.


in which my eyes are widened
March 19, 2008, 9:22 am

this video is a half hour long. i did not vote in the last two elections. i didn't care about the candidates. i didn't care about the issues. this speech has changed that in me. it is meaningful and eloquent, and to the point. and i hear that he wrote it himself.


in which i am brushed aside
March 11, 2008, 4:25 am

i got my new winsor newtons in the mail. one of them had some hairs bent back, but i think it'll fix itself out. so now i have a 0-3 set. which is nice. cuz i had gotten a 3 by itself, and it was just too big for my anal ass.

... that might be redundant. i also got 72 more marker slots, and some fw flame red and process cyan. which is sweet. i'm building a nice little set of inks and markers. got a good start on some brushes. i'm losing faith in nibs, since they just aren't reliable for me... or maybe i'm not taking care of them properly... i dunno.

i'm watching true lies, and i'm remembering that it's one of the greatest action movies of all time. i mean... good god, they have charlton goddamn heston playing nick fury in the movie. it's a comic nerd's wet dream.


in which i am envious
March 9, 2008, 6:10 pm

i think drew got to see more than us... that lucky bastard...


in which i've been busy drawing
February 29, 2008, 6:36 pm

so yeah. i finished up my lord of the rings set, and i finished my 3 extra cards. and two of them have sold already, if you're interested in the arwen/aragorn scene, send me an email, and i'll entertain offers.

arwen and aragorn

i have a friend pimping them out on ebay, and i am so overwhelmed at the response to my cards. it has really been amazing. i just got these cards here approved, and they will be going up on ebay soon. these are from my 10 back for the marvel masterpieces set. it's a puzzle of the inferno saga from the eighties xmen.


it's very dear to me. it's the xmen i grew up on, and it's pretty much my dreamteam. bryan was saying he'd have a team of just havok and all girls, but i'm pretty sure i'd have to throw longshot in there too. just cuz he's one of my favorite characters of all time. altho havok is pretty high up. i'm working on the second wave of marvel cards, and hopefully i'll be working on something even better this month. i really can't wait til this month is over. it's gonna be really good.


in which so few people even care
February 18, 2008, 1:41 pm

yeah, here's some artist proof sketch cards i got approved for the marvel masterpieces set. i think i'm gonna try to sell the captain america on ebay. altho, it'll be the first time i ever use it. not sure how that's gonna go down.

also, the dazzler was my first time trying a white gel pen, and it failed spectacularly. i have since upgraded my arsenal substantially. i've been using honest to god pen and ink for the past couple days, and tonight i bought some nice sable brushes. i'm moving on up, kids. it's happening. here's something a little better with an acrylic white ink. this is for the upcoming lord of the rings masterpieces set.