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It has been a crazy whirlwind of a year.

Ever since I started working with Jeff and Ann VanderMeer and all the crazy weasels they drag along with them in this murky starlit bog of a wonderland I have been busy drawing covers for over 30 books or projects, with many more in the process happening -- and I haven't updated on here once since I got my my tip wet, so to speak.

I'm sorry.

So let me make it up to those few of you who enjoy my rare interactions: I'm going to be posting everything I've done in the last year, in some form of order, very soon. I'm proud of everything I've done, and even prouder that my first cover to cover work with Jeff is going to be released next year in the summer, and like the creature on the cover, it is a leviathan called WONDERBOOK and it will rock your mind. www.jeffvandermeer.com/2012/06…

I also did the covers for 'The Blood Poetry' by Leland Pitts-Gonzalez www.thebloodpoetry.com/ and the fantastically awesome 'Jagannath' by Karin Tidbeck www.jeffvandermeer.com/2012/07…, both out in August and November.

I also, as far as I know, amd still involved with doing this years 'Shared Worlds' anthology which is chockfull of teen writing from the coolest kids camp ever.

I'd like to especially thank RAW DOG SCREAMING, CHEEKY FRAWG and everyone else involved for choosing me, out of millions of artists to do my thing, even if some of those people send me clown statues that terrify me for no reason.

JZ
How cool is that?

www.rawdogscreaming.com/monstr…
  • Listening to: al lover
  • Reading: Prspero Burning by Dan Abnett
  • Watching: top gear BBC
  • Playing: halo reach
  • Eating: fajitas
  • Drinking: more than i should
Well, after wasting way too much time on family of all things, I finally sat down and cranked out the first version of the Jeff VanderMeer limited edition of his nonfiction collection, 'Monstrous Creatures' from Raw Dog press.

I had been rolling what I wanted to do for weeks in my head, but it wasn't till recently that it all came together, and even then the final piece is very different from what I thought I'd end up with.

I'll upload some pics of it when I get the go ahead on any edits, since it's always likely that some changes might be needed, though I was given an amazing amount of freedom on this.

But, editing just gets your brain cranking around problems, so it's all good.

I'm really stoked with what I have so far though, I worked everything in as a complement to the art as a whole, including the logos and back text and I think it's going to look awesome on the shelf and on the coffee table.

I will be uploading the artwork I did especially for the back inna minute.
  • Listening to: fever ray
  • Reading: Dark Sun
  • Watching: top gear BBC
  • Playing: halo reach
  • Eating: fajitas
  • Drinking: more than i should
Because I am being way more procrastionory (not a word) than normal.
  • Listening to: we are the world
  • Reading: Glen Cook
  • Watching: my health decline
  • Playing: black ops
  • Eating: fajitas
  • Drinking: more than i should
So what do you do when one of your favorite writers emails you to say he likes your work and would maybe like to use it?

You pop open that bottle of '64 and slip into something comfortable.

Shit just got real.
  • Listening to: we are the world
  • Reading: Glen Cook
  • Watching: my health decline
  • Playing: black ops
  • Eating: fajitas
  • Drinking: more than i should
It's not getting better at all... Hum.
  • Listening to: puscifer
  • Reading: Glen Cook
  • Watching: my health decline
  • Playing: b1943
  • Eating: nope
  • Drinking: way too much
i've just been dealing with some really bad depression (like normal), and i had a couple of people i liked use me for crap (like normal), and a girl i really liked, and do just about everything to help her, basically just said 'fuck you' with her complete and utter disregard for our friendship. no it's nobody on DA.

it hasn't been the best two months really.

but i made a bunch of art, and i'll be posting that soon. so if you were wondering, there you are...

and i still have a bunch of my b-day posters for sale of you want one: 10 bucks + s/h, perfect for people who like evil shit or lambs with vaginas in their faces...
  • Listening to: fever ray
  • Reading: lord of chaos
  • Watching: my health decline
  • Playing: b1943
  • Eating: nope
  • Drinking: way too much
You only get calls from people needing advice, needing help, wanting you to fix things, be there for them, help them with their issues...

Honestly the amount of 'friends' I have that actually call me or contact me that want to just do something with me, as opposed to have me fix something they can't, or can't afford is really daunting.

31 years of being used horribly... well, fuck that.
  • Listening to: fever ray
  • Reading: lord of chaos
  • Watching: my health decline
  • Playing: b1943
  • Eating: nope
  • Drinking: way too much
He watches 1,188 people, while 205 people watch him.

Damn.
  • Listening to: fever ray
  • Reading: lord of chaos
  • Watching: my health decline
  • Playing: b1943
  • Eating: nope
  • Drinking: way too much
hmmm.
  • Listening to: fever ray
  • Reading: lord of chaos
  • Watching: my health decline
  • Playing: b1943
  • Eating: nope
  • Drinking: way too much
i hate how anytime i draw anything, i just feel empty right after. i appreciate you guys and everything, but it seems amoung the people i know, i just get nothing... fuck...

best stuff i;ve even done these days and zilch from the ones i want feedback from most...
  • Listening to: fever ray
  • Reading: lord of chaos
  • Watching: my health decline
  • Playing: b1943
  • Eating: nope
  • Drinking: way too much
i just haven't been on much, or had anything new and cool to put up. =)
  • Listening to: bat for lashes
  • Reading: nagash
  • Watching: da goons /b/tards
  • Playing: left 4 dead / lost planet
  • Eating: a bit better
  • Drinking: curbing
Well. Nobody caught it. Including me so um..... we'll just assume that EnemyStripe got it ok? She would have anyways... and um Enemystripe, i know it's been forever, but 100+ pages ok? Just keep that in mind! =)
  • Listening to: bat for lashes
  • Reading: nagash
  • Watching: da goons /b/tards
  • Playing: left 4 dead / lost planet
  • Eating: a bit better
  • Drinking: curbing
man oh man. so, i'm making a much higher effort to curb that now, 'cause i'm depressive enough as it is, and the last thing i need is more impetus to feel worse...

other than that, i'm making it rain in my bedroom right now. dollah bill dollah bill y'all!
  • Listening to: bat for lashes
  • Reading: nagash
  • Watching: da goons /b/tards
  • Playing: left 4 dead / lost planet
  • Eating: a bit better
  • Drinking: curbing
>_< one of my friends who i freelance for just bought me a tablet... which is freaking sweet!
he wasn't happy that i was using a mouse for design work =
lol

so now i'm it YAY!

wacom weirdness.... this is going to take a while to get used too + my room is so messy i have no idea where I'll put it hahaha
  • Listening to: fever ray
  • Reading: seeing redd
  • Watching: my weight?
  • Playing: left 4 dead / lost planet
  • Eating: poorly
  • Drinking: ummmmmm...
i wouldn't be at all suprised if you all see a shift in the lower water mark demoneclature fakey fakey from here on out... i just figured I need to really widen and explore all the little holes that have been stabbed in me lately...

gonna bleed bleed bleed...
  • Listening to: tv on the radio
  • Reading: dark night
  • Watching: none
  • Playing: left 4 dead
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: oh yeah i am now...
I knew months ago that this was going to happen, but it doesn't change that I am really bummed that one of the more entertaining of the animals I have ever come across finally jumped into that whizbang rocket we call death and, waving cheerfully, blasted away from us to whatever awaits loveable pets that want nothing more than food and affection and a good nap.

It seems silly to get this worked up over a cat that originally wasn't even mine, but as with his brother, the irreppressible Mr. Cozer aka Cozer Mc Cozerkin, aka Cozy, became a significant part of my life, my art and my world.

I wrote songs and stories about him, chanted funny poems, drew him in minature, imagined conversations between him and Mr. Cozer as they hosted tea parties in surrealistic repose.

He was a cantankerous fucker to be sure, steadily ripping his way through my boxes in a never ending quest to DESTROY FUCKING EVERYTHING, but, well, he also ripped his way into my heart. Loveable asshole that he was.

I spoiled the shit out of him before he went. And I can only hope that he was happier in his last few months with the attention and love I gave him.

Fucking Tig-Tig. You were the best.

Later pal.

~

the CAT outside shall never HIDE, for he is KING and MASTER! EVERY creature HE o'er sees, shall ALWAYS run much FASTER! for the cat OUTSIDE is such a BEAST, that he RARELY needs a REASON. to COLDLY devour mouse and MOLE with SHEER disdain of SEASON!

~
  • Listening to: tv on the radio
  • Reading: dark night
  • Watching: none
  • Playing: left 4 dead
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: oh yeah i am now...
well i hope everyone like my original tig-tig 'cause i saved over it.... so i have to redo his ears///

BAH DOHHHHH!!!!
  • Listening to: psychic tv
  • Reading: dark night
  • Watching: none
  • Playing: left 4 dead
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: oh yeah i am now...
it's MOAR likely than you... oh for fucks sake!!!! WOW! It's a group of people shooting this stuff or some really clever photoshops....

oh man oh man. how do people get off on this?

thehigh.deviantart.com/art/Do-…
  • Listening to: psychic tv
  • Reading: dark night
  • Watching: none
  • Playing: left 4 dead
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: oh yeah i am now...
it's more likely than you think!

thehigh.deviantart.com/art/How…
  • Listening to: psychic tv
  • Reading: dark night
  • Watching: none
  • Playing: left 4 dead
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: oh yeah i am now...