Wednesday, February 27, 2008


I really want to do something different with my comics. I'm becoming more and more intrigued by the prospect of using alternate mediums. I've been looking at this comic artist David Mack's work for the past couple of days. He does a comic called Kabuki that is pretty much unlike any other comic I've seen before.
There's collage and painting out the ying-yang (ring) in there. And it's not just the use of medium either, but also the arrangement of all of the information and a whole host of other reasons that makes it seem so innovative. I don't know if I could have ever thought of that stuff on my own. I want to be good enough to do this kind of shit. I've recently been feeling as though my work's too run-of-the-mill or average. I guess I feel like it's too "in the box." I want to make something new and different but I just have no clue as to how to go about doing it. I suppose I just have to give it a shot.

Also, I just read Jeffrey Brown's "Be a Man" comic--a parody of his earlier work "Clumsy"--and it's rather terrific. T'would be in thine best interest to checkith him out.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Two words: Blood Geyser

This Saturday I was...fortunate..? Enough to see Matthew McConaughey's newest "romcom". And boy, the Fool's Gold I saw. In order to justify being in the theater at the time, I decided to keep track of several important categories. The stats break down as follows:

People getting hit with things/collisions: 23

*Direct references to sex: 10

Number of times Matthew McConaughey wore a shirt: 10

Number of times Matthew McConaughey was shirtless: 9

*I feel this statistic requires some explaining. By "Direct references to sex" I mainly mean references to Matthew McConaughey's character being good in bed, prostitutes, and blatant sexual inuendos (i.e. a sword landing right in front of a girl's crotch). Well, I think I've mined MY share of gold. FOOL'S gold that is. Specifically.

"Ain't no fool but a gold fool."

P.S. There's a blood geyser in Fool's Gold.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Almond Joy Tragedy

Also, I really wanted a Twix Bar, but there were two Almond Joy bars in front of it in the vending machine. Who eats Almond Joy?

P.S.- Sorry if you eat Almond Joy.

Comics and other comics

I had some free time at the beginning of class, so I ended up looking at Hope Larsen and Bryan Lee O'Malley's websites. Their stuff is pretty much Ah-maize-ing. But better, because it has nothing to do with corn. Throw some D's on it!

Hope Larsen
Bryan Lee O'Malley

I highly recommend you read "Monica Beetle" and "Baby Food" On Bryan's site. And anything on Hope's is pretty terrific. Cutest couple award!!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

I apologize for Denver

So today I was involved in a fevered discussion pertaining to the matter of ridiculous local commercials. When this topic came up I couldn't help but unleash the horror that is the "Anti-Gym" commercial. I have no idea why anyone would ever think this is a wise advertising solution.



2 am, reading everyone's blogs, feeling as though I ought to actually post something.

A nice work day today. I finally started the pencils for my Comic 3 assignment. Working title: "The Legend of Joey Batini." It's about a kid in 1950s Brooklyn who gets beat up and has his bike stolen by a bully. He eventually steals it back from the bully's house, only to be arrested for breaking and entering. It's going to be six pages. Today I probably did about two pages worth of pencils.
It's weird. Lately I just don't really care about my assignments very much. Maybe I got burnt out on it or something. I don't know. Oh well. Hopefully I can bring myself to care about the final project for Comic 3. It's supposed to be a 14 page original story. I really want to come up with something good.
In other news, I got a bitchin' coat from my grandma the other day. It's super long and I can zip up around my face and look ridiculous. I can't wait for it to be cold enough to justify doing that. SWISH!

um, the end?