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Hey dA! How's tricks? I still do nothing but work on my webcomic, it's a pity and a shame. But enough about me.

I have a published author friend who is looking for an artist to help him out on a paying basis with character illustrations and even a short comic. He is a great guy to work with and he pays well and reliably. I vouch for him. If you're responsible and can produce some really awesome fantasy-flavoured artwork, comment below so he can see your stuff and he'll contact you if he's interested. It's a good opportunity!

The Spectre Society by AshleyCope
In other news, the book behind this cover has finally been published by the fabulous EmperorJustin right over here - Justin is good people and if you're looking for a new author to get behind, I recommend him.
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  • Watching: The Hellraiser series
  • Playing: Dark Souls
I was tagged by The-Screaming-Goat!

1->You must post these rules (VERY Important )
2->Each person must post 10 things about themselves on their journal.
3->Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and create ten new questions for the people you tag to answer.
4->You have to choose 10 people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
5->Go to their pages and tell them you have tagged her/him.
6->No tag backs
7->No crap in the tagging section about "you are tagged if you're reading this." You legitimately (AKA, really, truly with all honesty) have to tag 10 people fright!!!!!

1. What color is your soul?
I don't believe in souls, alas. But if I did have one I think it would be blood-red, as that's a lovely colour.

2. Do you like waffles?
Waffles are great.

3. Have you read the webcomic "Unsounded"?
Man, that comic sucks.

4. If I started doin a little humorous webcomic, would u read it?
I might if it really was humourous and the art was good.

5. What is YOUR meaning of life?
Don't worry too much and try to be excellent to people. One thing you can always do is Give, so if you learn to take joy from giving, you'll always be happy.

6. Do you like pancakes?
Pancakes are amazing.

7. Do you do your art all digital or do you draw it first?
I draw... DIGITALLY. Is your mind blown?

8. What should I work on to improve my art?
Sketch for a few hours from observation every day - people, pets, your house, the local park, yourself. Do detailed pencil renderings of photos, focusing on getting the values perfect and smooth. Don't worry about colour until you can draw awesomely.

9. Have you ever truly been in love?
Only with art.

10. Do you like french toast?
French toast is classy. I approve of your interest in breakfast foods.

Ten questions for those I've tagged:
1) Do you take much interest in politics?
2) If you founded your own country, what would you name it?
3) What's your favourite beverage?
4) If you had to choose your own means of execution, how would you die?
5) What song did you listen to last?
6) What's your favourite way to relax?
7) What's the most painful injury or sickness you've ever experienced?
8) Who do you love the most?
9) What fictional world would you most like to visit?
10) Would you stay there?

Now I tag...
:iconthe-screaming-goat: - I defy the law.


  • Listening to: Concrete Blonde
  • Watching: The Young Turks
  • Playing: Minecraft
Thanks for the birthday wishes, guys! Can you believe it's already the middle of August? I won't be sad to see the summer go, it's hot as hickory smoked balls outside.

My comic Unsounded
  • Listening to: The Green Album
  • Watching: Democracy Now!
  • Playing: Terraria

Go to sleep now, little ugly.

Fri Jan 7, 2011, 10:30 PM
Many thanks for the Daily Deviation! I thought for sure people would see those two painted pages, go and check the actual comic out, and come back to cry false advertising but no one did! Very nice.

Unsounded is chugging along pretty well. It's on hiatus until the 24th so I can do some work on the site and beef up the buffer, but everything is on schedule. I'm so grateful to everyone who's read it. I dislike my own work and have no idea why the rest of the world doesn't also dislike my work, but yay for diverse tastes. I hope the comic continues to entertain a few people in the coming year (although I really loathe chapter 3 and I bet you loathe it too!).

I was tagged by SomniumObscurum a few months ago. Seems as good a time as any to clutter your inbox up with a meme.


1 - Each person must post 10 things about themselves in their journal.
2 - You have to choose and tag 5 people in your journal, maximum 10.
3 - Go to your DeviantArt and tell them you've tagged.

1. I'm a really horrible driver with a horrible sense of direction. I don't LIKE to drive much either. Could there be a correlation?

2. Gory old films are a passion of mine. There was a time when gore was stylized and artful; directors were creating paintings with blood instead of just trying to make the audience puke. Cronenberg and Argento forever, man (although Cronenberg probably doesn't mind the audience puking).

3. I have a pretty irritating speech impediment. I didn't start talking until I was 4 years old and even then needed speech therapy for a few years. The speech centre of my brain didn't develop properly, I'm told. I suspect being unable to communicate with anyone around me is why I am the charmingly antisocial person you see today!

4. In spite of the zombies and viscera, lately I've been thinking I'd love to produce media for little kiddies. I like little kiddies.

5. If you think I'm hard on my own art, you have no idea how much I hate on other people's. I am a vast ocean of hate.

6. I'm not Christian but I adore Christmas. Especially pumpkin egg nog.

7. I have a petrifying fear of most insects. Beatles, caterpillars, and ladybirds/ladybugs are alright though. I'd have a beer with an ant.

8. An incorrigible rebel, I spell according to my own rules.

9. I'm too scared of scary video games to play them by myself. I-- I-- I turn off mobs when I'm caving in Minecraft. DEM ZOMBIE MOANS

10. I thought Mila Kunis was SO HOT in Black Swan.

I'm not tagging anyone ha ha

  • Listening to: The new Decemberists album
  • Watching: Warlock 2
  • Playing: Minecraft

Unsounded and Harry Potter land

Sun Aug 8, 2010, 9:28 PM
Hey! I promise not to spam my dA account with constant blather about my webcomic but I haven't done a webcomic journal on here so let me have just one T_T Unsounded has started regularly updating and if you haven't checked it out you should maybe go and glance at it! If you checked it out and hated it I totally understand. I hate the vast majority of webcomics I've tried to read too. But here is a link to my efforts!…

So, I visited The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure in Orlando on Friday and it was super amazing. The attention to detail on display was awesome, easily rivaling anything I've seen at a Disney park. The store displays in Hogsmeade were clever and authentic, the Owl Post station featured a soaring tower out of which a mechanical owl would now and then pop like a cuckoo clock bird, and Moaning Myrtle was haunting the girl's restroom. There were two coasters in the area, neither of them particularly spectacular, but the main ride - Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey - was hands down the best theme park ride I've ever been on. Half of the awesomeness starts before the ride even begins, as the queue winds through Sprout's Greenhouse, the portrait-lined halls of Hogwarts (the moving portraits were amazing and absolutely believable in person), and finally Dumbledore's office and the Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom. Something really awesome and - dare I say - magical happens in the last room that I won't spoil, but it was an effect I've never seen in another attraction before. Some of the best parts to me, though, were just seeing props and spectacles from the books brought to life in person, like the talking fat lady portrait in front of the Gryffindor dorm, or the giant golden statue of Gryffindor himself, or the hourglasses that store all the House points throughout the year. It was Very Cool.

The ride itself features new footage of all the movies' principle cast, which I found impressive. Once you're strapped in a coaster car you follow Harry around on his broom stick in a frantic, seamless mix of IMAX-like footage and physical effects (picture giant dragons breathing scalding mist at you and Aragog spitting venom [well, cold water] in your face.) There's a story behind it all and Dementors show up but you don't die so that's good!

I had lunch at The Three Broomsticks which served baked chicken, shepherd's pie, pasties and the like. The Thing To Try there is Butterbeer though and damnit, it is the most delicious swill imaginable. Pumpkin juice runs a close second for excellence and I lament that you can't buy this stuff at the market 'cause I'd drink it daily. It's all pretty expensive though, along with the candy and gags and souvenirs you'll find at the Hogsmeade shops, and it's eighty bucks to get inside at all, so save your pennies if you want to go. Gotta say, if you're a Harry Potter fan, this place is unmissable.

What else... my excellent friend TheLadyFox finished up her story "This Shaking" and it's a good read if you're one of those rare souls that still cares to read. Go check it out and leave her lots of comments!

I owe octogone a commission and then I'm caught up! Sorry I'ma be a few days late on that, man, I'll make it up to you with extra awesomeness. After that it's back to Midnight Tea Party for a few more pages and onwards to glory! Or maybe just more commissions? You should see my right big toe, the nail is all purple, I think it's going to fall off.

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  • Drinking: Many smoothies
  • Listening to: Beirut & The Decemberists
  • Reading: "The Absence of God" by Sam Keen
  • Watching: Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Drinking: Vitamin Water :3
Wow, I haven't opened any slots since last August. I'm a horrible person. Let's fix that! I'm adding comic commissions for fun this time, but the old character commissions are still an option.

CHARACTER COMMISSION: A tightly inked, cell-coloured or airbrushed (I'll choose whichever unless you have a specific request) full-body character design and rendering for $50USD. Additional characters added to the illustration are $40USD apiece. Backgrounds are generally a texture or a bit of scenery, but this commission is meant to be about the character. You can request a full background if you like, the price of which will be determined after you've detailed for me what you are looking for. It will probably run you an extra thirty or forty dollars.

Examples (more in my Scraps gallery):
Vrashka and Kismet by AshleyCope Castor by AshleyCope Clarynce, Donovan, and Rodney by AshleyCope
Rellik 2: The Reckoning by AshleyCope Amnon by AshleyCope Ethan by AshleyCope
Riley by AshleyCope Order of the Ebon Bloom by AshleyCope

SCENE COMMISSION For $125USD you get two or three characters doing whatever you like, and a loose background. If you're looking to have three characters drawn this is a better deal, but it needs to be an illustration of a scene.

150k Kiriban by AshleyCope Jia and Tobias by AshleyCope Ballad of Barefoot Robin by AshleyCope

My rate for comics is $75 per black and white inked, toned, and lettered page. You just provide the script or story outline. I can do a lot of different styles and a lot of different finishes and I will even do colour, but the price will go up o_o You can check out my gallery or website for comic examples.


Original characters or other people's characters are fine. Nudity and (almost) all fetishes are fine and possibly encouraged! Paypal is preferred. Full payment is required before starting work and I will work on commissions in order of payment received. Send me a Note ASAP to claim a slot if you are interested!

1. daggerjaw
2. Vamaena
3. Paniskoi
4. OceanLord
5. viralremix
6. octogone

Slots all gone! I'll open up more in a few months perhaps. Thank you, my monkeys!