A Very Important UpdateI haven't posted here on DA in a while, so this might be new to a lot of you, but if you've been following some of the stuff happening over on tumblr it won't be unexpected. For the past several weeks I've been getting steadily worse both mentally and physically. I've been depressed before, but I've never been as bad as I've been recently. I've lashed out at people, been getting angrier and grumpier, been finding it harder and harder to listen to people giving me positive feedback, and have even started rapidly losing a lot of weight.
My enjoyment for drawing has been dropping, and many of you have probably noticed that I've been taking more and more time off lately. For every few comics I post, I tend to spend another week recuperating. But within the past 2 weeks it's spiked so bad that I seriously have to consider what's more important: my health or drawing.
So for the time being I am shutting down. I'll still be working on brentalfloss and updating those here, and the most current
Small UpdateI've been gone from the internet for almost 2 1/2 months now, and chances are I won't be coming back for quite a while longer. Nevertheless I just wanted to give a quick update and thank all my fans who have been so supportive of me these past few weeks/months.Small Update2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been amazed at the number of genuine well wishes that I've received. I think the vast majority of my fans genuinely do enjoy my doodles and cartoons and that the well organized and extremely vocal "haters" of me and my work make up a very very VERY small percentage of my watchers. There have been some absolutely wonderful comments and messages being sent my way, and several of you have even sent me links to advice sites or inspirational posts. I truly do appreciate it. Thank you so very much.
I don't say Thank You enough, I think. Because of my fans I've been able to do some amazing things and I owe you guys a lot. Because of you'all, I've been able to visit another country and make friends from all over the world, somethin
Unspoken rulesRecently I posted a Mass Effect 3 comic, and I've noticed that an unfortunate number of people ignored the description telling everyone that it was an old joke originally posted months ago. You don't have to like the joke, but if your major criticism is "this joke is no longer topical" then that isn't really my fault, is it?Unspoken rules2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I think I need to re-explain a few things to make sure we're all on the same page.
About brentalfloss comics
I don't write it, I just draw it. Occasionally I'll have some artistic input, but outside that I generally follow the scripts tightly. Dan is in charge of writing, and he's been taking a lot of criticisms to heart lately. He's been experimenting with timing and panel layouts, and he's only going to get better as time goes on, but you've gotta give him time first. As a prime example: We haven't made a masterbation joke in almost a year, and that's entirely from the feedback we were getting. We are listening, it just takes time.
The brentalfloss comics are
Kony 2012I've gotten a lot of requests to talk about this, which coincidentally happened right along side my two political cartoons taking off like wild fire. Dunno if it was an accident or bad timing, but right now it seems like everyone wants me to talk about Kony... which I honestly don't know why because I'm not a journalist and everyone else is making such a big deal about it I don't know what else I could offer to the discussion other than "yup, this is going on, check out the links."Kony 20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now keep in mind this next bit will be very scarce in details because I still haven't been able to muster up enough facts and everyone else seems to already know so much, so I apologize if it's a bit condensed.
Who is Kony?
The LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) is a religious militant group which operates in several countries including Uganda, Sudan, and the Central African Republic. Formed in 1987 they gained prominence and attention for their extremist atrocities committed against civilians and ch
Fandoms, Criticism Vlog, and Journals On FandomsFandoms, Criticism Vlog, and Journals2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Like most people, I'm a fan of a lot of things. However I don't often wade deep into fandoms themselves. For example, I like MLP:FiM, but I wouldn't call myself a hardcore Brony by any stretch of the imagination, as is evident by my continued botches of cutie mark colors (something no hardcore fan would EVER screw up).
Part of the reason I don't delve too far into fandoms is because fans can get very... emotional... about their given fandom. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it can sometimes be a crutch. I like a variety of series, but I'm not gonna throw a tantrum because of an episode name, or an animation mistake, like some people do. I don't like how angry or defensive fandoms can get sometimes, and for the most part I think people need to just calm down and relax and not be so standoffish.
Fans are, for the most part, good people who are just enthusiastic about a show or series. Just try to keep that enthusiasm from dipping into the negative side of thing
No.Recent message:No.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"can you give me a fav+ on this picture ? [link to image]
I will watch you , give you a llama badge and put some of ur deviations in favorite."
Am I alone in thinking that's NOT the way things are done around here?
Late Lesson LearnedWhile doing research for the new SYAC, I actually stumbled upon something truthful on TVtropes.org. Usually I take everything from that site with a grain of salt, but this one bit actually was surprisingly honest and truthful about webcomics:Late Lesson Learned2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Webcomics work on a very different set of standards than other fiction. Almost all webcomic authors are working pretty much entirely alone as they both draw and script their comics and most do not plan any further along than to the end of their current story sometimes not even that far.
Many of them try to adhere to a schedule they aren't really capable of meeting, resulting in them rushing to meet their deadline and making mistakes that should be avoidable. So many of the good 10% lack qualities standard in traditionally professional works. This can be because of the lack of editorial input as well as the lack of lead time. Not all webcomics suffer from this, though, and even the ones that do can still be interesting. Arguably, some str
Why You're Wrong about a Female 12th DoctorREAD THE ARTICLE HERE: http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/why-youre-wrong-about-a-female-12th-doctor-50442.htmWhy You're Wrong about a Female 12th Doctor2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Writer for brentalfloss comics Dan Roth wrote a very interesting article about why having a female Doctor wouldn't be the end of the world and might actually help give new life to the Doctor Who franchise. Discouragingly, the vast majority of Doctor Who fans out there are dead-set against it.
According to an official poll http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/matt-smiths-departure-your-reaction-50404.htm 87% of fans would prefer a male Doctor over a female one, and comments made by fans on the polls and in Dan's article are rather disappointing.
I'm not here to try and debate it, because I frankly don't care what they do. My Doctor will always be David Tennant. But just because I like him doesn't mean I want to impose my likes on anyone else, and it certainly shouldn't stop the creators from taking a risk that might shake things up and get more fans.
Obviously they won't have a female Doctor
Its all a ScamContextIts all a Scam2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is another long one, and I apologize but I need to speak my mind. This journal is in response to the "righteously indignant" users making a fuss about me "selling" fanart of copyrighted characters in my recent Adventure Time post. To the person who signed up today just to write a nasty comment on my new Society6 page. To the person who flagged my recent Adventure Time illustration on DA and then proceeded to send me an e-mail about doing it (probably the same person). To the people creating multiple accounts to try and dissuade users from spending their money how they see fit. And to a long list of people who follow everything I do post just to make sure that their negative voice and attitude are the first voices anyone ever sees on all of my work.
It's All A Scam
I'm in an unenviable position. Popular enough to be well known, not popular enough to be making oodles of cash off my stuff. Part of that is my own fault for not really promoting and selling myself,
What do you think?I am thinking about making a little build a character comic/book type thingy. Its basically like my tip sheet but it will be in comic/book format. I have already split it into four categories, facial features, hair styles, clothes and body types. Basically its a little reference guide, where you can mix and match features to create your own characters, nothing too heavy or technical. I will also be posting the pages online for free since I don't like the idea of any of my tip sheet/references not being accessible.What do you think?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What do you think?
I also want to get into graphic design/pictorial design so designing stuff like this is always good practice too! ^u^ and great for portfolios!
Did You Know?There's this blog on Tumblr http://knowyouravatarfacts.tumblr.com/ that posts all kinds of things that you may or may not know about the legend of Korra and avatar the last airbender. It's really interesting becomes I thought I knew everything that there was to know about avatar and Korra. But I didn't. There is a whole lot I did not know.Did You Know?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Did You Know? John Dimaggio, the voice actor of Bender from Futurama and Jake on Adventure Time, voices the actor of Toph and Iroh in the episode "the ember island players".
And that Dante Basco (the voice Zuko), older brother voiced the actor of Zuko in that episode also?
Did You Know? The pink roses that Bolin was going to give to Korra resemble trust, happiness, and confidence?
Did You Know? As far as we know, none of the previous avatar have had siblings.
But there are things that i was shocked that they got away with on a kids shows. Like sex for one!
Did You Know? It is implied that Mai and Zuko had sex in the episode "Ni
Edd Gould passed away.Edd Gould, an internet animator responsible for many shorts you've probably seen on youtube, passed away on March 25th. For a long time he had been battling cancer, and unfortunately the cancer ultimately won. Please take a moment and look through his collection of videos and leave comments wishing "Edd's World" the best in going forward without him. http://www.youtube.com/user/eddsworld/videosEdd Gould passed away.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mini Movie ReviewsWith a 8 1/2 hour plane flight to and from England, and with downtime a result of stress, illness, and jet lag, I've been watching a lot of movies recently. I won't go into too much detail, but I just wanted to give my impressions on a couple movies I've seen recently.Mini Movie Reviews3 years ago in Personal More Like This
John Carter of Mars
John Carter was a troubled movie in every sense of the word. It was given enormous studio backing, wasn't publicized well, and generally was a box office failure, resulting in a key Disney executive to resign in disgrace.
I won't say that it's the best movie I've ever seen, but it's far far above average and it frustrates me that people didn't see it or take to it. It offers so much wonderful imagery and possibilities for filmmaking it would be a shame to see this potentially new (in the sense that it's new to the big screen) franchise die right at the start.
There are a few weak actors, primarily the Mars princess, but they still nevertheless keep the story running at a nice pace. Plus there a
Plz Accounts Database!Do You Love Plz Accounts?Plz Accounts Database!4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Wait, what? If you don't know what a plz account is, you can find out here. This may also have you wondering how to create plz accounts. You can learn all about that by reading Project Educate: Plz Accounts by Krissi001.
Now that we're all on the same page, here's some exciting news!
HelpPlz.info is a portal to a massive database for deviantART's plz accounts. At the time of this article's publication, there are already over 25,000 plz accounts listed in this database, and that number is continuing to grow. Before this, deviants have been using journals and group blogs to store these accounts with somewhat frustrating and often cluttered results. But that's a
Resting Up and Suggestions?Stressed OutResting Up and Suggestions?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry I haven't been around much lately. I think I need time away from the internet. Both to relax and to brush up on my artwork. I am genuinely sick of all the hate surrounding my namesake online, and when I say "genuinely," I mean it. The stress that the recent resurgence of trolling I've gotten has caused me to be quite ill. I know I shouldn't let what anonymous people on the internet say about me get to me, but it does. I need time to recuperate, to spruce and fix up SYAC, and to get back to a point where I genuinely enjoy drawing again. Right now there's no love or passion in my artwork, and it's mostly because of my defeated attitude: "Why bother, they'll just tear it apart anyway."
That whole "project positive" has been a complete bust too. I failed to live up to the idea, and in the process got really sick. I guess trying to force out a constant positive attitude like that was a mistake.
Still working, plus a surprise!
In the meantime, I have still be
Watcher Feature!I have been lurking for many days collecting artists for my watcher feature I could only choose a few but I will be doing this again, maybe every month because love needs to be shared! :iconiloveyouplz: Half are from my watchers list and the other half are from my journal...picking is so hard :iconotlplz: because you are all so wondeful!Watcher Feature!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
16181320935 by Lilybyte
Please give them some love :iconamgtouchplz:
I wish this was a real show!A six-minute Benz commercial by the Japanese anime studio Production I.G..I wish this was a real show!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Having to catch legendary food trucks to eat their wares?
That is a show I would watch!
'I want you to remember the one man who beat you'Batman will be in Man of Steel 2, and, going by the reveal they did in San Diego, they're taking cues from the "Dark Knight" graphic novel.'I want you to remember the one man who beat you'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If so, I really hope they go the whole hog and make Batman old.
If it were my project, I'd write it so Batman had been at the crime fighting game for decades prior to the alien-in-tights showing up. With Superman around, what use is there for The Batman? The authorities have always been gunning for him, but the public had an uneasy tolerance. Now everyone see him as a dangerous liability.
Of course, Batman is the toughest, most cunning man on the planet. If you could just take him out, it would have been done by now. So Superman is asked to deal with him.
The whole story would be based around the conflict of ideals: both support the concept of justice, but while Superman has faith in the system, Batman sees it as totally impotent and has taken on the responsibility of supporting it on his own shoulders.
And Batman would win.
Batman ALWAYS wins.
Watcher Feature #4note: If you commented on my other journal to be featured, please take a look at everyone else's work too. After all, it's only fair that way and if you don't, it's just a little selfish and your conscience will bug you . So yah, share the love, guys!Watcher Feature #43 years ago in Art Features More Like This
These are ordered first come first serve style; I will be showing around 50 pieces at one time (i have around 500 comments now xD; ), and be featuring once a week as to not clog up your message boxes. It'll probably take 2 months, so please be patient!
Korra by Forward-Darkly Frodo Baggins -Pencil Portrait by FuchsiaBud Greyrune Poster 2012 by Ashikai :thumb296108756: Happy Holidays 2011 by Nikki0417 Portraits of Autumn by Witbik Maid of War by artsygale Girl Biking - Flash Animations by christiehawkso22 :thumb298041294: Because I Love Him by Crissiesaurus :thumb210878890: How It's Done by ShimmerStar Valley by PhantomShayle Little Elf by kimber0dh Gir plushie by Noleetida Introducing the Fire Ferrets by PikoPing different by Aiika WaterColor 1 by katamariarcher
Farewell EddI was a fan of Edd Gould's work back in 2008 and made my first fan art of his animated short, Zanta Claws IIFarewell Edd3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We never met (well almost in Comic Con 2010... if I knew about it earlier), but he was a funny guy and that is deeply reflected in his animated shorts and comics.
My last artwork I did for him was a commissioned piece which my favourite Eddsworld fan art:
This was perhaps the hardest for me to paint as there were many characters involved but I guess it paid off and he was happy with it and I think it was
a good gift as any that I could give to him.
It was devastating for me just to learn of his passing on 25th March this year. My condolences goes to his family and close friends. His legacy will live on with us, the fans.
YOU WILL BE MISSED ALWAYS EDD! THANKS FOR THE LAUGHS!
Wii U Launch TitlesRemember when the Wii launched in 2006 with just a gamecube port of Zelda, a horribly broken Red Steel, and a handful of party games? That's not gonna happen with the Wii U. Along with the recent announcement of Bayonetta 2 being a Wii U exclusive title, Nintendo has just announced that there will be a staggering 23 games available on launch day. While many of the titles are ports of other games, there are still a huge selection of titles that I, a gamer who doesn't have access to a Ps3 or 360, would really enjoy being able to play finally.Wii U Launch Titles2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Below is the current list of 23 titles, with the promise of 9 more games being released before December, and 20 more between December and April 2013.
Call of Duty®: Black Ops II
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer 13
TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 Wii U Edition
New Super Mario Bros. U
NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor's Edge
King Richard III, PS4, Alicorns, and Geek GirlsKing Richard IIIKing Richard III, PS4, Alicorns, and Geek Girls2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dunno how many of you have heard this, but apparently the remains of King Richard the 3rd have been found and dug up in a car park in England. The DNA testing confirms that it was the notorious "evil" King who was killed during a battle and his corpse and remains put up on display and buried unceremoniously without a coffin near a church.
If you'd like to know more you can see an article about it here: http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/03/world/europe/richard-iii-search-announcement/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
Sony is teasing something big to be announced at the end of February and everyone is naturally speculating that it's probably the announcement of the PS4. If this is true, it'll definitely be a shock to me since Sony never announces new consoles or hardware before E3. Only Nintendo seems to relish in announcing things with a blatant disregard of conventionality, so it would be very unique of Sony to do the same and announce a new console WELL before E3. Of c
Ib Collab Artbook!!Hey everyone! Happy new year to you all! Hope everyone is settling into 2013 well.... (´◉◞౪◟◉｀)Ib Collab Artbook!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been notified by DoujinPress that there is an Ib collab fanbook currently in the making! All you Ib fanartists, I know you'll all want in on this! Every involved book has a theme, and all involved artists will recieve 5+ copies of the book! I'm certainly considering entering....ヽ(๏∀๏ )ﾉ
The official post is here! http://doujinpress.deviantart.com/journal/DoujinPress-Buy-Print-and-Publish-Doujinshi-318849476
All the rules/guidelines for submitting artwork are listed on the original post.
Good luck if you decide to submit!!
((By the way, I heard some news about an unofficial 'Ib 2' in development.... ◟(◉∀◉)◞ I can't wait!!))
Watcher's Feature 2 - the return of the pimp #1Watcher's Feature 2 - the return of the pimp #12 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sorry about the title. It was stuck in my head so I had to xDD.
note: Faving this journal might help with your exposure but it's solely up to your fellow deviants ~
It takes me a while to put these together, so if you commented on my other journal to be featured, please take a look at everyone else's work too. After all, it's only fair that way and if you don't, it's just a little selfish and your conscience will bug you . So yah, share the love, guys!
These are ordered first come first serve style; I will be showing around 50 pieces at one time (I still have a lot to go through and it adds up every time i put up a feature journal), and be featuring once a week as to not clog up your message boxes. It'll probably take ....a few months, so please be patient!