WHY are you ashamed??? Stop it!I just do NOT get it.
I've read or heard from so many people that are afraid to admit they enjoy My Little Pony, in any form. I just read in a forum for issue 3, "Man I wish I had the guts to buy one of these comics in person."
WHAT is stopping you? Because somebody might point and laugh? Laugh back! Everybody is entitled to like whatever they wish. Some like football, some like movie collecting, some like gardening... whatever.
For years, I worked at a bookstore. We sold Adult magazines, like every other store. People would come up, buy it, move on. 5 seconds later none of us could identify that person if we had too... it didn't matter, it meant nothing. However, the people who came up to the counter with said magazine hidden under items they really didn't want so people wouldn't see what they were buying, or whispering about it... These were the people that stood out as strange... the ones that MADE a big deal of it themselves.
I'm NOT comparing MLP to these magazines, by the way. I'
FlatteredI should be flattered.Flattered2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are people who literally spend hours of their life every day following me. People who obsessively save every work of art I post online. People who comment and hypothesize about everything I do, even when I am not doing anything. People who make their own comics, websites, and blogs because of me. People who meticulously sift through my stats, my comments, and near-decade old journals. People who obsessively screen-capture everything I say or do anywhere online. People who seemingly have no life other than to talk about every aspect of my own. People who, day in and day out, never tire of talking about me to their friends online.
These people are amazing and I am continually astounded by them and the things they come up with... over a worthless and unimportant cartoonist.
Not even a good cartoonist either. Just an average, slightly stubborn, mediocrely popular on a dubious website... cartoonist. Not a politician with real influence in the world. Not a famous
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,
A blurry image.....So, Bryan Konietzko uploaded this image to his tumblrA blurry image.....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
and you may think...... that's just a picture of Mike, but.... look at the background!
I can spot the twins and Bolin there...... interesting "Sneak Peak" XD
What do you think?
~CONTEST!~BEGIN: NOW!~CONTEST!~2 years ago in Personal More Like This
END: December 25, 2012
PRIZES: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/44474077/Stuff/prizes.png + a doodle of Jack Frost on a post card~
Read on for rules!
Hi everyone! Welcome to new members as well~ I wanted to let everyone know that we are going to have our first contest, and I'd love if everyone entered! Its super simple too!
All you have to do is submit a photo of your movie theater ticket from seeing Dreamworks 'Rise of the Guardians' to our new folder in the gallery called 'Contest Entries'.
NOTE: PLEASE BE AWARE THAT YOU CAN ONLY SUBMIT ONE TIME TO THIS FOLDER! There is a lock on submissions per person, and its only ONE folks!
I will reply to your submission with a NUMBER, and on December 25th I will use a random number generator to pick a winner!
The Prizes as shown above via link are: A movie poster of North from the ROTG film, The first picture book in the series Guardians of Childhood 'Man in the Moon', as well as the first book about North and the Nightmare King! I will
What I Turn To When My Brain Goes 'Blurgh'I really want to share with everyone the artists and places I often turn to when I'm feeling low on inspiration. Right before I begin a painting I will always browse through my catalogue of inspiration for a kind of... artistic boost before I begin.What I Turn To When My Brain Goes 'Blurgh'2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Firstly, my main source of inspiration does genuinely spring from my imagination. I've been drawing since I was about six-years-old and I always have a seed of an idea singing to me from some part of my brain. The need to breathe life into that little idea is a terrible itch, but a gratifying one.
Most of my pictures are inspired by women. Obviously. I love female anatomy, so my ideas will always start with an idea for a pose. The hair is my favourite part and that often completes the image in my mind - I love creating the flow and shapes. Colour comes next, often inspired by the environment and season I picture the subject in. The image grows from there.
But of course I am inspired by what I see around me. It's fair to say that prett
Eddsworld updateI haven't been active on Deviant once again. You know what that means!Eddsworld update2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm working hard on the next Eddsworld short, it's supposed to be done before Christmas.
Which gives me little time! I hope I'll get it done. X_X
I'll keep you all posted!
Awesome.....but Weird DreamOk....it was about a couple weeks ago I had the strangest but also awesome dream and it was very vivid too.... which I didn't really mind and*breaths in* it was about TMNT!!! lol when I woke up I was like running around my room waving my hands all crazy like. XDAwesome.....but Weird Dream2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First, it started out when I was in my spanish class at my school and my chemisty teacher, Mrs. Simon, was teaching the class instead of the spanish teacher. Anyway, the class had cluster of tables in desks in groups of four all over the room; Mrs. Simon was in the front and was giving a lecture on future/conditional tense and all of that stuff.
During the lecture Leo, Raph, Donnie, and Mikey suddenly showed up and went and sat down in a different cluster of tables and chairs on the other side of the room. Sometime during the class Mrs. Simon went up to the turtles desks and slammed down a yard stick with a loud *SMACK.*
"Why do you have weapons i
Phone-Call #1: February 18th, 1961"He—Hello?"Phone-Call #1: February 18th, 19612 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Is this Miss Halliburton?"
"Who on earth is calling me at this time of night?"
"Take a guess."
"I—what? Who is this?"
"Wow, you don't even recognize my voice. I'm offended."
"Is this some sort of prank call?"
"After all we went through."
"If you don't tell me who you are and why you're calling, I'm hanging up right now. It is too damn early for this."
"Then I'll just call again. Well, actually, don't hang up, I've only got fifty cents left."
"For God's sake, who the is this?"
"I already told you to guess, Ilex—I thought you were clever."
"Took you long enough."
"Simon, it is two in the morning. What is wrong with you?"
"Well, I've got six pounds of shit building up in my airways, I can't breathe without an oxygen tank and I'm an asshole."
"I already knew that. Now why are you calling me in the middle of the night—and did I hear you say you're at a payphone?"
"Yes, there's one on the bottom floor of the hospital."
"What are you doi
NEWS! new Eevee evolution! Sylveon + 16th movieUpdates 14/2/13NEWS! new Eevee evolution! Sylveon + 16th movie2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nintendo released the official name of Ninfia and it´s called:
Sylveon in English (Feelinara in German) so it´s not Ninfeon as some fans expected.. but I think this name is also pretty cool
source: Pokebeach: -> http://pokebeach.com/2013/02/corocoro-cover-reveals-silhouetted-pokemon-more-leaks-soon
"February’s CoroCoro cover has just leaked, revealing a brand new Eeveelution named Ninfia (ニンフィア). Its type and method of evolution were not revealed, but it is 1.0m high and weighs 23.5kg. Its name follows the same naming conventions of Glacia and Leafia (Glaceon and Leafeon’s Japanese names). Ninfia was foreshadowed for several months via the Pikachu and Eevee Friends mini-movie poster: you can see its pink bow in the middle of the logo. Since Eevee is getting a new evolution this generation, other older Pokemon may get new evolutions again too.
The Genesect movie has been rena
Passing on the messagePOST/COMMENT ARTICLE ABOUT MMDs AND COPYRIGHT by Haruka MitutoyoPassing on the message2 years ago in Personal More Like This
LOL Talking to StrangersSo.. I'm out of town visiting my mother. I arrived here yesterday- I also need to get some pots and stuff for my balcony.LOL Talking to Strangers3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My mother went to the bank for 30 minutes, and I'm home alone here with my handsome dog. ( WHich has no relation anything. I feel it's important that I always call him good-looking :3 ).
So the phone rings- I know I don't live here, but I answer it to take a message.
Stranger:" Hey! How are you doing?"
No word of a LIE- this man sounds exactly like my brother. EXACTLY. Hence, I assume it's my brother.
Me: " Oh hey. I'm ok, just stopping by to visit and pick up a few things."
Stranger: " Oh? Like what?"
Me: " Well I want to go to that terrible Walmart and see if I can find cheap plastic chairs for my balcony. I also want to see if I can pick up some gardening stuff" (psst..Walmart freaks me out. Just sayin' )
Stranger: " What kind of gardening stuff?"
Me: " You know- flower boxes and soil. It's a lot cheaper to buy it here than near me."
Glitter toilet. What is life.I've been working on this toilet project for like 5 hours now.Glitter toilet. What is life.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is my life.
Painting my toilet.
It's for a school project but my teacher did a crappy job telling what she wanted from the work so to be a smartass I did a toilet. With fucking sparkles on it.
because I have no actual inspiration to do something serious.
And the last poll I did: Sorry me and Kodee didn't re-do the Q&A video this past weekend. We were busy the whole time. .____. yup. super busy. Though I am trying to get him to do one with me soon.
But just for the record WE DID actually do it, but the sound got fucked up and didn't work QAQ
Yup and submitting art here and there. I am trying to put stuff up I promise.
I have a legit reason for not posting everyday anymore though, it's called: I'm trying to graduate highschool so i can finally go to collage
less than six months to go.
I'm so excited.
- - - - - - - -
K. a quick update on stuff.
so very tired.
EXPECT THE UNEXPECTEDSo I was at the doctor's office yesterday, and this doctor always overbooks his appointments. So, to make use of the time, I brought my pad, paper, and sharpener, and worked up some sketches. True enough, he kept me waiting (I eventually left without seeing the guy because it was going to take an hour and a half....!)EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
While I was sketching in the waiting room, this mom comes in with her two young kids, I'm guessing, around 4 years old. They're obviously nice kids, but being in a doctor's office was upsetting to them, and so, they're carrying on, and the mom is trying her best to keep them from going nuclear.
This wasn't annoying me at all. I'm a dad. I have great empathy for kids, and frankly, I felt like whining at this point, too!
But I thought I could make the situation a little better for the mother and her banshees. So I put away my sketches, and drew a cartoon teddy bear. Then I told the mother that I'm a cartoonist, and that I drew something her kids might like. (I always ask pe
No Excuses: It's too hard to drawI've heard this a few times in different incarnations. It ranges from specific things, to just generally, but it boils down to "Drawing is hard."No Excuses: It's too hard to draw2 years ago in Personal More Like This
.... well.. yeah, it is. Who said it was easy? I want names dammit. I want you to tell me the name of the person who told you drawing was easy, so i can go down to their house and punch them in the face until they lose no less than 3 teeth.
Drawing is INSANELY hard. Lets break down what drawing is. You're representing 3D real life objects, in a 2D space using graphite and/or ink lines. Let me put it another way. You are using 2 dimensional lines to accurately depict something that is in 3 dimensions and have no lines at all. This is an incredible achievement, even when done poorly. Just think about it. The level of abstract thinking, imagination, and eye-hand coordination to pull this off is astounding. So even if someone can't draw very well, they should be commended for simply atte
No Excuses: "I'm Not Good Enough"Well If you're not a professional comic book artist, chances are you're right. As logically if you were good enough you'd be a professional... and so it goes in circles.No Excuses: "I'm Not Good Enough"3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But the fact of the matter is that if your answer to "Why don't you try and make comics?" is "I'm not good enough." Then what you have here is a full fledge Excuse. And if you haven't figured it out by the title of this blog yet, I'm here to force you to stop making excuses and start making comics.
So you're not good enough? So what? So that means you don't even try? What are you Homer Simpson?
Now lets be realistic. You probably really aren't good enough.... right now. If you're reading this blog it means you're interested in becoming a comic artists and you figured following one might give you some tips and tric
This is the job that never endsThis is the job that never endsThis is the job that never ends2 years ago in Personal More Like This
it just goes on and on my friends
*sings it like end of Lamb Chop's play along
but hey in this economy it's a good thing X3
back in May 2008 I started up business with a hope and prayer that I would not end up working at Walmart by the end of the year XD
And now look where I ended up, 2013 and still going strong making a living off of creating animal costumes of all the crazy things. At times I am astonished.
I plan to continue this business as long as my body will allow me (arthritis will kick in eventually, lol)
Lesson from some kids. //life.I'm just going to get right into this.Lesson from some kids. //life.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The other day I was sitting in class rather frustrated with everything and the people around me. I'm in a split class with grade 10's, 11's and us... the 12's, so there was about 15 minutes left in class and i had noticed this grade 11 boy glance over at me every so often.. thinking it was strange i finally exchanged a long look with him, it caught me off guard when all he did was smile at me then turned to leave. Now i've never talked to him, and i know he didn't mean anything with the smile. But the look he gave me almost said: "you look upset today but thats ok, smile with me?" So i smiled back.
That actually changed my outlook on my entire day. Something as small as some kid sharing a smile with me, It kinda made me think about how simple the whole thing was.
Sorry i'm just blabbering my feels towards the world.
Then today a little girl in my other art program was just talking about how excited she is to grow up and graduate and move out an
A Fool's IdeaWelcome once again to Film in Progress! This is a series of articles I am doing on works in progress by filmmakers and animators. Sometimes in our line of work we don't have a lot to show for a long time because lets be honest, production time for film or animation takes an awful long time so it's difficult to show people what you're working on. So what I hope to achieve in these series of articles is to give you a chance to talk about something you're working on, and if you have stills and other pieces of development work you can show it off here as well!A Fool's Idea2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
To take part in this project or for more information just send me a note I can talk to you (and your team if applicable) about it!
Today we have BlightProductions with his project, A Fool's Idea!
Let us begin by introducing you to the rest of the community first. Who are you? And are you a professional filmmaker?
STUPID DIRECTIONERS ARE SO STOOOPID. LMAO. XDSeems like this generation is nothing but ignorant dumbasses. One of the many reasons why I can't stand the One Direction fanbase is because they are so deluded. No matter what, everything will literally be compared to One Direction. Okay, I will admit, I DO actually watch The X Factor (USA) and I am not ashamed to say that I am a big supporter of the contestants, Emblem3 (mainly because I like their style and organic originals - not the shit songs they are forced to sing on X Factor). When I found out that they had to sing "Forever Young" (Thanks A LOT, USA ), I got really annoyed mainly because I knew from the get-go that the comparisons will just NEVER end!!! Here is the real problem - The majority of the One Direction fanbase is made up of little 13-year-old tweenage fangirls and have no idea that One Direction actually COVERED this song. That's right! Many actually believe that One Direction owns it. ARE YOU KIDDING ME, YOU FUCK-WITS???? Let me justSTUPID DIRECTIONERS ARE SO STOOOPID. LMAO. XD2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Woman in Sci-FiThere's news ... kind of.Woman in Sci-Fi2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been hired by an actual company to do actual art. With a contract and everything. It's not permanent, but there is legal paperwork ... so that has to mean something. One of these legal papers means none of the finished art, none of the sketches, and none of the any part of it will be here. But that's pretty standard.
I'm going to let myself be excited about this. I get to work with the husband, which I always love, and the guy I'm working for is great. Not only does he have a ton of interesting concepts and thoughts running about in his head, but he has this idea that I really *really* like.
He doesn't want objectified, unrealistic women with exaggerated anatomy and bikini-armor -which is paradise to my artistic sensibilities. Not just that, but he was able to bring up the topic, without blinking and without apology, in front of a woman. It actually took a while for that bit of conversation to sink in.
I never, in my lifetime, thought I'd hear something l
No Excuses: "I never get feedback"Hmmm This is a tough one. I see the dilemma. You pour your heart into something and post it out there for the world to see, and you wait eagerly for feedback. Something....anything! Even if you get a "You suck, go home" you'll know where you stand, but you get NOTHING? How are you supposed to move forward from that? Why should you move forward, no ones paying attention or reading it? That's the whole point isn't it? To create something and let the world read it and enjoy it. If no one is doing that, then we might as well quit. Right?No Excuses: "I never get feedback"2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Why do you ask me these silly questions? You know I'm going to say "no, never quit." But lets talk about this.
You can't take what people say, or don't say to you as an indicator of whether you should keep going. If that was the case I would have quit this blog a long time ago, because it NEVER EVER EVER gets comments on it. Honestly I only know of one person who reads this blog. (some of you might be reading this
Art ElvesI mentioned I was in Mammoth over the holidays, which, besides an annoying sickness for the first few days, was so much fun I don't even know where to start. But I'll get into that in another Journal.Art Elves2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I wanted to share with you a note I found on my desk at hq when I returned. Yanira works here at the office once or twice a week and she had her nephews in with her during the break.
We have a ton of these deviantART coasters laying around HQ so they must have found them. We originally made them for originaldrinkanddraw and I'm so glad they found them! I'm going to have to get more just in case the elves come again!
Look what they left for me!
How cool are these?! Um, please ignore the devious slogan on there... Hopefully the artistic elves knew we were talking about delicious, healthy milk!
Happy Birthday Walt DisneyIf the Walt Disney is still alive today, it would be his 111th Birthday. So happen I am doing a Disney themed month. God damn isn't it amazing how we are celebrating his birthday even when the guy passed away some 50 years ago? I wish I would have that, and a statue of me holding Green Bear's hand, in Ry-Spirit Land where the magic never happens.Happy Birthday Walt Disney2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Can you imagine if Walt Disney never lived, there would not be Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Disneyland, Little Mermaid, Lion King, Tron, Lilo and Stitch, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Up, Pirates of the Caribbean, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Mulan, Aladdin, Snowwhite, Winnie the Pooh, Duck Tales, That's so Raven, Chip N Dale, Darkwing Duck, Wreck it Ralph, Hannah Montana, Gravity Falls and Kingdom Hearts may not be made. On the bright side we don't get Herbie Fully Loaded so its not all bad.. I would even go as far as to say that without Walt Disney, the world may have been a little bit more depressing. How many time has a Disney movie touched
Even more 'About Mikey'Fictional stories are lovely things. Especially dramatic ones that make you cringe. But not when they're about real people. Especially a real person who we all love, and who has stood up for us for so many years.Even more 'About Mikey'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fact: Mikey Way has been dating a 20-year old girl named Sarah while still technically married to Alicia.
Also a fact: Mikey and Alicia have been discussing a divorce for a while and, contrary to what everyone thinks, she didn't just find out about Sarah from the Instagram.
Mikey told Gerard about this a while ago, and therefore everyone who's actually, you know, fucking involved (cough cough unlike us cough) already knew.
So, to every MCR fan who's been all-out bitching against Mikey, making assumptions and judging without knowing the full situation, saying you've "lost all respect for Mikey": an enormous fuck you. I say that in the most loving way possible.
We are the MCRmy. This is a band that has given us a home in this world, and so many of us wouldn't have made it