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I hope you're excited to peruse my DA gallery for OLD ASS ART! I don't update DA much, but here's a bunch of places where I do:

Phuzzy Comics phuzzycomics.monicaray.com/
Twitter (montiray) twitter.com/montiray
Tumblr (montiray.tumblr.com) montiray.tumblr.com/

Penny Arcade's Strip Search penny-arcade.com/strip-search
If you haven't heard of it, it's a reality webshow for webcomic artists. My dorky face is all over these episodes!
I'm updating everything, so I may as well throw a bone to the old DA!

As of today, I am allowed to announce that I'm a contestant on Penny Arcade's Strip Search reality show!

For those of you who don't really care about Penny Arcade, Strip Search is a reality show in which several webcomics artists are chosen to compete in challenges until one is left standing. I went on a mysterious vacation recently, and soon the emotions that were caught on film will be brought to your computer screens at home.

I hope you guys are ready because it's going to be a loooot of fun :)

More information can be found here:
Loading Ready Run blog post loadingreadyrun.com/blog/?p=30…
Fleen interview with Robert Khoo www.fleen.com/archives/2012/12…


For those who don't follow me on tumblr or twitter, me and yujlee have put together a COMIC ANTHOLOGY along with 11 other artists:

Yasmin Liang - yazmeanie.com/
EnEnKay - enenkaydoodles.tumblr.com/
Marina Julia - ofalldimensions.tumblr.com/
Kathryn Mann - www.blog.kaywinnit.com/
Yuj lee - yujlee.com/
William Gibbons - ashwara.deviantart.com/
Geraldine Chan - smaaaaash.blogspot.com/
Captain Osaka - captainosaka.deviantart.com/
Mai K. Nguyen - maikn.net/
OMOCAT - www.omo-cat.com/
Emma Rand - raaaaand.wordpress.com/

and MYSELF!!

Each person is submitting a completely original, never-before-seen comic to this anthology, and we're only printing 500. If you're interested in this giant collection of RAW INTERNET TALENT, please take a look at our Kickstarter! www.kickstarter.com/projects/y…
HEY EVERYBODY I'm not dead yet I promise. I've moved away from DeviantArt to expand my internet-branches and blah blah blah

Basically, I want to post more art here! Though I don't have as much time as I'd like :( I also checked my DA over December to find that two people had gifted me subscriptions!! WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE THANK YOU SO MUCH I DON'T EVEN

:iconbreenland: (And some other guy who doesn't have a DA account) <--the nicest people ever

So now I can do polls and journal skins! That's cool!

I'm also considering posting my Phuzzy Comics here, vote on my poll or comment to tell me what you think!
  • Listening to: herf derf
  • Playing: vidja gaems
  • Eating: sushi
  • Drinking: sushi
omg omg I had the best table ever guys! Thanks :iconemokidswill:, :iconyujlee:, :iconashwara:, :iconcaptainosaka: for being the bestest table buddies in the UNIVERSE. We should definitely do it again next year!

As a general notice, I've shifted most of my attention to my sketch tumblr : phuzzypanda.tumblr.com/ I've started saving my DA for more finished pieces, so look there for more silly sketch stuff.

I still have so many more commissions to mail out, so thank you everyone who stopped by our table and had fun times with us!! Also thanks TF2 group for meeting up with me b/c I had no idea who was going!!
  • Listening to: My roommate just got me into Modest Mouse
  • Playing: Dragon Age Origins, Birth By Sleep
  • Eating: sushi
  • Drinking: sushi
:iconyujlee: is opening commissions to start pooling funds to donate to both the Tsunami Relief effort in Japan and the unrest in Libya. Every dollar will go to the American Red Cross and Avaaz, split halfway between the two. Her information is here: yujlee.deviantart.com/journal/…

Red Cross: www.redcross.org/

Avaaz: www.avaaz.org/en/

I saw her journal and was like, "hey wanna try and pool our efforts together?" And she was like "sure". So I am ALSO TAKING COMMISSIONS for the same causes. Check the sample in my gallery for details and pricing.

Disasters uproot homes and destroy lives, but most of all they bring people together to rebuild what was lost. Come together to do some good! Also if you aren't aware, you should check out the Threadless T-shirt Contest going on: causes.threadless.com/japanrel… Funds from purchasing the winning design also go to the Red Cross.

---EDIT----

Thanks to everyone who requested a drawing! I'm keeping track of them here, so I can be constantly reminded that I need to finish them over the course of the month.

:iconbunnypoop: - DONE
:iconjambalayajohn:
:iconsw0rdsman231:

And Cece [DONE] and Carl don't have DA accounts, so they're here in name.
  • Listening to: i-tyoones
  • Playing: Dragon Quest IX
  • Eating: poorface
  • Drinking: facepoor
updated monicaray.com/

Some of those comics are from last year. D'OHO I'm so good at this guys.
  • Listening to: i-tyoones
  • Playing: Dragon Quest IX
  • Eating: poorface
  • Drinking: facepoor
...from yujlee's journal! It seemed interesting and pretty heartfelt.

Comment and I'll...

1. Tell you something I'll learn about you by looking at your dA page for 13 seconds.
2. Tell you which color you remind me of.
3. Tell you my first memory of you.
4. Tell you what pokemon you remind me of.
5. Ask you something I've always wondered about you, and your answer has to be as vague as possible to keep the suspense.
6. Tell you my favorite thing about you.
7. Give you a weird nickname
8. Tell you what's on my shirt right now.
9. Challenge you to post this on your journal.


durf

--

D-Damn you guys this is kind of hard :U
  • Listening to: i-tyoones
  • Playing: Dragon Quest IX
  • Eating: poorface
  • Drinking: facepoor
RL IS DUMB.

I had a really long post written that I am secretly proud of but I realized that my DA followers cross over with my RL friends and it wouldn't be a pretty picture if I posted it and someone defriended me on facebook. Or worse, sent me a long, wordy message about how I hurt them and blahblah

EITHER WAY. I am ranting because life is dumb, boys are dumb, and the girls who date those boys and turn into crazy ex-girlfriends are EXTRA dumb! RL if you had a face I'd punch it!!

Also I lost my wallet. So it's kind of a "didn't think this could be worse?" situation. I wasn't griping about it until A: the locksmith bill came in for the lock change since my keys were on my wallet and B: I have no flashdrives to store files in cuz those were ALSO in my wallet.

WORST. WEEKEND. EVER. :iconffffplz:
  • Listening to: i-tyoones
  • Watching: Everything Is Illuminated
  • Playing: Dragon Quest
  • Eating: Leftovers
  • Drinking: week-old Pepsi never tasted so good
Stolen from :iconbechnokid: LET'S DO THIS WOOO

ANIME NERD
[x] You watch anime.
[x] You read manga.
[x] You buy/collect anime DVDs or manga volumes. (Not anymore though ;_; )
[x] You own some other form of anime/manga merchandise.
[x] You have referred to an anime character as 'hot' before.
[x] You have cosplayed.
[x] You have done so in public. (I ended up on 4chan once, and not even for my costume ;_; )
[x] You have been to an anime/manga convention. (every year since 2006 or so)
[ ] You have created/joined a fanclub for an anime/manga character.
[ ] You have created/joined a hateclub for an anime/manga character.
[ ] You have squealed when you found out somebody had the same name as an anime character you knew.
[x] You enjoy drawing anime. (just look at my older deviations ergh)
[x] People you know know you as the 'anime' person. (I don't mention it anymore, unless I'm GEWD friends with them)
[x] You know that it is pronounced 'mawnguh' and not 'manga' like it is spelled. (Japanimation, ah-nee-may, UUGHH)

Anime Nerd Points: 11


ART NERD
[x] You like art.
[x] You actually consider yourself an artist.
[ ] When using art supplies, the brand of them matters to you.
[x] You have a favorite brand.
[x] You have asked for art supplies as a Christmas/birthday gift before.
[x] You give people your drawings as gifts.
[x] People actually ask for your drawings. (pff I wish)
[ ] You are known as 'the art person' at your school.
[ ] Instead of just 'brown' or ' pink', you'd be specific; it's 'sienna brown' or 'blush pink'.
[x] You have taken an art class outside of school.
[x] You have considered a career as an artist.
[x] Your school papers are always covered in doodles. (That's the only way I learn)
[x] You have a favorite artist.
[x] Your drawings have been framed.
[x] You carry a sketchbook with you everywhere you go.

Art Nerd Points: 12


MUSICAL NERD
[ ] You play a musical instrument.
[ ] You play more than one instrument.
[ ] You actually really enjoy playing your instrument.
[ ] You've given your instrument a name.
[ ] You've participated in an extracurricular activity for your instrument.
[ ] You are known by what you play.
[x] You listen to classical music.
[ ] You are wondering whether that refers to the classical music genre or the classical music time period.
[ ] You have a favorite composer.
[ ] All of your friends are from your band/orchestra class.
[ ] You write music.
[ ] You've had discussions with your friends about music; your favorite composers/instruments/musical time periods/key/etc...
[ ] You have considered a professional career with your instrument.
[ ] You are never nervous playing for other people.

Musical Nerd Points: 1 (A NEW RECORD)


VIDEO GAME NERD
[x] You play video games.
[x] You own more than 4 different video game systems.
[x] You've had debates over which system is the greatest.
[ ] You play video games every day.
[x] You have played a video game for over 10 hours.
[x] You have songs from your favorite video games on your MP3 player.
[x] You love to talk about video games. (not so much anymore, unless it's with close friends)
[x] You memorize the dates for when a new game is being released.
[x] People know you as the 'gamer' person. (I will never be free of this title)
[ ] You spend more time on video games than you do hanging out with friends.
[x] Your gaming system is in your room.
[ ] You have preferences when it comes to what company your game came from.
[ ] You've had debates over which company is the best.
[x] You keep playing a game until you beat it.
[ ] It makes you angry when you found out somebody looked up cheat codes on the internet to beat their game.

Video Game Nerd Points: 10


COMPUTER NERD
[x] You use the computer every day.
[x] You have an account/username on some sort of social website.
[ ] You go into random internet chatrooms.
[x] You spend at least 2 hours a day on the computer.
[x] You use computer faces; : D xD xP D: ^_^ >.> and etc.
[x] It is hard to go a day without using the computer. (it is impossible)
[x] You spend time in online forums.
[x] In the forum/chatroom you use, you are known there by everyone else. (the name phuzzypanda is never taken!)
[x] You have friends you have only met online.
[ ] You have/had a girlfriend/boyfriend you have only met online.
[x] You have actually met an online friend in person.
[x] U cn ezly rd 'txttlk.'
[x] You have said 'lol' or 'omg' in speech that is not online. (I hate when I do this with non-internet people)
[x] You can type really, really fast. (Thanks Everquest)

Computer Nerd Points: 13 (So much of this is true, it hurts)

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Oh god.

I am such a music noob.

Not that I needed proof of this, but it's interesting to see my nerdiness put down in numbers. Scores above 10 on all subjects (except music) WOO!! What do I win??
  • Listening to: i-tyoones
  • Watching: Red Cliff
  • Playing: Pokemon Soul Silver
  • Eating: Breaded chicken is all I can cook
  • Drinking: water water water
which symbolizes like, change and stuff.

I think I've had that old, badly looped .gif for YEEEARS now. Feels good to have a new internet face.

BY THE WAY. There are new phuzz comics monicaray.com/ If anyone still reads that anymore, AM I RITE? *crickets*

jkjk I still read them and I love them dearly. Now I'm sleeping because it's 1am and why do I do this always. If I ever make a lengthy, substantial post during the day someone should alert the nocturnal authorities.
  • Reading: Book of Grickle
  • Watching: Red Cliff
  • Playing: Pokemon Soul Silver
  • Eating: whatever I have in my fridge
  • Drinking: whatever I have in my fridge
www.mediafire.com/imgbnc.php/e…

It's OK. I'd probably choose sai/open canvas/photoshop over muro though. Some things I noticed immediately were:

ctrl-z only goes back 5 strokes
no layers (jk, found it)
it lags whenever I change the opacity from 100%
premium brushes wth

Other than that, it's pretty basic.
  • Reading: World War Z
  • Watching: Mad Men, Dexter
  • Playing: Dragon Age
  • Eating: rice rice rice
  • Drinking: water water water
This Animania project is killing me :| I finally figured out how to work Wordpress so now it's a matter of....working Wordpress.

EDIT: Style sheets are confusing! But there are comics up so I figured I'd share: animania-online.com/ Still hideous but WHATEVS

---Stuff you should see---

Toy Story 3 - Extremely awesome.

Auvatar TLAB - Extremely hilarious.

The Anime Club, Part 5 - gunshowcomic.com/ac/ For those of you who haven't already read it, GO DO THIS THING! I've grown to love gunshow <3

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On an unrelated note, this strange person whom I've never met is opening commissions yujlee.deviantart.com/journal/… And according to one witness's testimony, her chibis are fantastic! That's what I've heard anyway.

I've managed to stay pretty clean of video games since January. The only ones I invested in were those that are only fun when you play it with friends (ie Pokemon or L4D), which helps me regulate how much time I spend on the computer.

I HAVE INTENTIONALLY AVOIDED GAMES like Assassin's Creed, Red Dead Redemption, etc etc. NOW, all the discipline I learned has gone to shit! Someone gifted me this game www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iFrHR… and I can't stop playing. GREAT.

--

Anyone have any good music suggestions? I've been listening to lots of Rage Against the Machine and Bodies Without Organs lately.
  • Listening to: pandora radio
  • Reading: American Vampire
  • Watching: Firefly
  • Eating: woo student cafeteria!
  • Drinking: WOO STUDENT COFFEE PLACE!
I'M ALIVE.

But barely. School is super busy and I can't wait for summer.

Conventions are coming and going! C2E2 was awesome and ACEN is coming up soon, but I'll be slightly more of a hobo at ACEN since I don't actually have a ticket.

Oh well. I can't afford to spend money at both cons D:

I'M RUNNING OUT OF THINGS TO SAY. FOLLOW MY TWITTER. I UPDATE OFTEN.

>>>>montiray<<<
  • Listening to: pandora radio
  • Playing: Apollo Justice
  • Eating: woo student cafeteria!
  • Drinking: WOO STUDENT COFFEE PLACE!
montiray

^that is a twitter. I really don't know what to do with it, but I need to understand it for the sake of future internships. So follow me and I'll gain exp!

Ok back to writing papers 6_9
  • Listening to: pandora radio
  • Playing: Bowser's Inside Story, TF2, L4D2, Borderlands
  • Eating: Sandwiches
  • Drinking: Wichsandes
...is OLD!

News news! I got a fish. His name is Perry.


:iconuninar: <-- Joint account between me and yujlee for our two retarded characters. It was a spontaneous thing, so we'll probably update never.

COMMISSIONS (oh god)
info:phuzzypanda.deviantart.com/jou…

I remember telling myself I wouldn't agonize over each piece, and now I am agonizing over the FIRST PIECE. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME.

:iconovergrownbat: <--Thanks for being patient iloveyou



And finally, my dorm is cold. Which is why I've been hoboing at my friend's place for the past three weeks 8D COLLEGE LYFE!

And I should have done this earlier, but GOOD LUCK GENE, YOU AWESOME PERSON YOU
:iconhyperboy::iconhyperboy::iconhyperboy:

'Til next time
  • Listening to: pandora radio
  • Playing: Bowser's Inside Story, TF2, L4D2, Borderlands
  • Eating: Cooking Mama
  • Drinking: tap water
and drawing. Come say hi.

www.livestream.com/phuzzstream

EDIT: JK guys I'm done
  • Playing: Bowser's Inside Story, TF2, L4D2, Borderlands
  • Eating: Cooking Mama
  • Drinking: tap water
I've been spending a LOTTT of money this christmas. Specifically on books and coughconcerticketscough.

So I figured now is a GREAT TIME to open up *COMMISSIONS*, to make back some of that which was spent. This is my first time doing this, so here's the rough draft of my info.


TYPE OF COMMISSIONS
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Inked Commissions are $10 (+5 for each additional character)
Examples: phuzzypanda.deviantart.com/art… phuzzypanda.deviantart.com/art… phuzzypanda.deviantart.com/art…

Full Color Commissions are $25 (+10 for each additional character)
Examples: phuzzypanda.deviantart.com/art… phuzzypanda.deviantart.com/art… phuzzypanda.deviantart.com/art…


SPECIFICS
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- I'm willing to draw almost anything/anyone.
- I tend to use dynamic colors and high contrast
- All drawings will be sketched/inked on 9" x 12" paper
- Commissions will be done in a cartoony style, so I don't have to agonize over every single piece

- Backgrounds are not my cup of tea
- I don't mind drawing couples, but refrain from straight-up pron please


REQUEST/PAYMENT
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Please send me a note on DA or an email to phuzzypanda009@yahoo.com with the following information:

Name of Character(s)
Pose/Description
References
Type of Commission (color or inked)
Payment type (paypal preferred)

STATUS
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:iconovergrownbat: - Finished! phuzzypanda.deviantart.com/art…
:iconkuriosit-kat: - Finished! phuzzypanda.deviantart.com/art…


And that's everything for now. I'm sure I'll add stuff once this process gets more refined.

Any questions?
  • Playing: Bowser's Inside Story, TF2, Borderlands
  • Eating: christmas ham
  • Drinking: scalloped potatoes
I AM NOT READY
  • Playing: Bowser's Inside Story, TF2, Borderlands
  • Eating: burritos
  • Drinking: burritos
It's a tough feeling when you admire someone only to find out they're an egotistical asshole.

I admire a lot of artists who are all very talented, but it really brings down the grade of respect when you act like you're better than everyone else and call all your competition lazy or sellouts. I guess I was like that once, and man it's an ugly picture to look at.

It might be mildly legitimate if the artist was an accomplished man/woman of his/her trade, but this person's just a college kid with a webcomic.

Chances are nobody's going to read this, and even if they do they will probably have no idea who I'm talking about, but that's ok. It's just one more anonymous asshole.