Just a motivational poster I made using a picture from the website cracked.com that reminded me of a quote I'd read about Roosevelt. I think the picture captures Marshall's words perfectly. Also, it's freaking hillarious...
“The Man Who Would Not Be King.” by Matthew Spalding, Ph.D. George Washington is one of the most recognized figures in U.S. history. But familiarity breeds contempt. More often than not, Washington is an old painting on the wall – solemn, impersonal and distant – or the subject of childhood stories and nursery rhymes. We all know that he chopped down a cherry tree and had wooden teeth. The actual Washington is much more compelling. We can all see the brilliant flourishes of Jefferson's pen, Madison's constitutional handiwork or the success of Hamilton's economic policies, and that can cause us to overlook or underestimate the magnitude of Washington's achievement. Yet he really was, as Washington's greatest biographer, James Flexner, put it, the "indispensable man" of the American founding. ...And the key ingredient in all of these things was moral character, something that Washington took very seriously and which gave to his decision-making a deeply prudential quality and to his authority an unmatched magnanimity. "His integrity was pure, his justice the most inflexible I have ever known, no motives of interest or consanguinity, of friendship or hatred, being able to bias his decision," Jefferson later observed. "He was, indeed, in every sense of the words, a wise, a good, and a great man."
George Washington, Draft First Inaugural Address, April 1789: “The blessed Religion revealed in the word of God will remain an eternal and awful monument to prove that the best Institution may be abused by human depravity; and that they may even, in some instances be made subservient to the vilest purposes. Should, hereafter, those incited by the lust of power and prompted by the Supineness or venality of their Constituents, overleap the known barriers of this Constitution and violate the unalienable rights of humanity: it will only serve to shew, that no compact among men (however provident in its construction and sacred in its ratification) can be pronounced everlasting and inviolable, and if I may so express myself, that no Wall of words, that no mound of parchm[en]t can be so formed as to stand against the sweeping torrent of boundless ambition on the side, aided by the sapping current of corrupted morals on the other.”
From George Washington's private prayer journal. "O most glorious God ... Direct my thoughts, words and work, wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the Lamb, and purge my heart by thy Holy Spirit.... Daily frame me more and more into the likeness of thy Son Jesus Christ.... Thou gavest thy Son to die for me, and hast given me assurance of salvation...."
"Cleanse my soul O Lord, I beseech thee, from whatever is offensive to thee, and hurtful to me, and give me what is convenient for me. Watch over me this night, and give me comfortable and sweet sleep to fit me for the service of the day following. Let my soul watch for the coming of the Lord Jesus; let my bed put me in mind of my grave, and my rising from there of my last resurrection; O heavenly Father, so frame this heart of mine, that I may ever delight to live according to thy will and command, in holiness and righteousness before thee all the days of my life."
"Almighty God…I yield Thee humble and hearty thanks that thou has preserved me from the danger of the night past, and brought me to the light of the day, and the comforts thereof, a day which is consecrated to Thine own service and for Thine own honor. Let my heart, therefore, Gracious God, be so affected with the glory and majesty of it, that I may not do mine own works, but wait on thee, and discharge those weighty duties thou requirest of me."
I apparently hadn't posted this! It's the cover for Ghostbusters #3 from IDW. Had a blast on this. Really miss working with those guys. I was told to do a "Creepy" cover. The design for "The Third" is one of the few creatures I've come up with that I'm genuinely proud of. I wouldn't change a thing on that guy, though as the scripts went further along, I felt the design was perhaps slightly off for the characterization. Not sure if it's anywhere near what Eric had in his head when he was coming up with this stuff. Was very cool to see Dan Schoening "toonify" it though!
An idea i got after a girl (not exactly a friend, but neither a nobody to me) just ask me about how a war between this two factions would result. She likes all that shit of magic world and stuff, so before anything i just said her; "well, science win... just because magic doesn´t exist"
I use (or trying to use) the same style than [link] "Phobs", I´m not a fan of him, however his style is awesome, after all he´s a traditional draftman (I mean, most of the people than predicates the advantages of traditional drawing over the digital is for having an excuse to never admit than they suck on digital media (including me)... but "phobs" is not the case)...
Good ol' Honeycomb head!! Well folks this concludes my take on the super friends cast! My next run will be Classic Marvel Group shots and some single action shots of some classic characters. I'm open for CLASSIC Marvel character request.
Redesign for Green Goblin!! I had a very hard time with this design! I went through lots of concepts and I was leaning towards a Ultimate look, but I ended up with this!
My thought was that Norman Osborn was an already broken man who was plagued by his own demons. He was a rich businessman with everything but behind closed doors he was a completely different person! After an experiment had gone horribly wrong his mind snapped and he became a madman! I wanted him to have a gadgetified look but not as much as he wore in the first Spiderman film. I also thought when his mind snaps and he becomes Green Goblin then the pigment of his skin would change to green as a side-effect of his accident!! Hope you like
You know a lot of my comics and cartoons may seem anti-religious (and to a degree they are), but it is not really my intention to bash on any particular religion or its followers. My purpose with comics like this is to divulge tidbits of truth that have long been covered over by years of commercialism and falsehood, but also to teach a valuable lesson about humility to those members of certain religious faiths who are a little too boisterous with their faith.
A big part of why I seem to pick on Christianity so much is that out of all the different religions of the world, Christians have long proven to be the most obnoxious when it comes to their religion. Granted, I'm not talking about all Christians, for some very good friends of mine are Christians, and a major reason why they're my friends is because they don't try and cram their religion down my throat. However there are uncouth, unsavory members of the Christian faith who give the rest a bad name. They are the ones who aren't content with practicing their religion and leaving other people in peace to believe whatever they may or may not. They are the ones who have to get all up in everyone's face and demand special treatment, attention, and rights because they are delusional enough to think their religion is somehow more correct than everyone else. Me being a trickster and heckler by nature, it is in my psychological programming to troll and poke fun at things and people that stir such mischievous passion within me, and when people go about with such arrogance parading their faith around as if it's all the shit that's just like turning on neon signs for me saying, "Willing Victim".
Simply put, if you find my "anti-religious" cartoons offense, you might want to re-evaluate your values and perspective on life, because one of the main points I try to get across (in my own devious fashion) is that if you truly believe in your faith then it shouldn't matter whether or not I make fun of it or how badly I mock it, for if something is truly sacred to you then it should remain sacred regardless of what anyone does to defame it. My other message is that if you don't want people mocking your religion or beliefs, you probably shouldn't be so loose and obnoxious with it. Part of the reason why I don't pick on other faiths as much as Christianity is that the other religions tend to be more reserved (except for Islam and Scientology; which I will get around to making fun of later). Religious people need to remember that their beliefs are just that, THEIR BELIEFS, and those beliefs are often based on myths, fairytales, and inaccurate historical accounts of which their is little irrefutable data to confirm the validity of, and since this is the standard for most all religions, no one's religion is more correct than any other, no one has the right to shove their religion in anybody's face based on their assumptions and preferences, and everyone needs to shut the fuck up, believe what they will, and leave other people the fuck alone. Each to their own. Let people believe whatever they want to believe, and let that be the end of it.
I'll quit picking on people's overzealous religious beliefs when the religious zealots of the world quit giving me ammunition to work with. When you go around trying to push your religion on other people THIS is the kind of thing you can expect to see...also stop being so damn serious. Ain't nothing so sacred that it cannot be mocked, and if you think it is, I'll make it my business to prove you otherwise.