Thursday, July 31, 2008

Discovered The Goon



Just this weekend I discovered the Goon. Now I can't get enough. I'm only a couple of anthologies away from having all of it.

About the only parallel I can think of for wackiness might be Herbie.

I think someone here a year or more ago suggested I check out the Goon. I did, you were right, I like it a lot.

I've made the headline a link to the Chris Sanders strip that Scott recommends in the thread

Discovered The Goon



Just this weekend I discovered the Goon. Now I can't get enough. I'm only a couple of anthologies away from having all of it.

About the only parallel I can think of for wackiness might be Herbie.

I think someone here a year or more ago suggested I check out the Goon. I did, you were right, I like it a lot.

I've made the headline a link to the Chris Sanders strip that Scott recommends in the thread

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Dok took his hat off for this picture



Good shot. But not worth losing your hat for.

Go to my other Blog for a shot of the old Candy Factory. The TAG headquarters so long ago.

Dok took his hat off for this picture



Good shot. But not worth losing your hat for.

Go to my other Blog for a shot of the old Candy Factory. The TAG headquarters so long ago.

All The Flesh-Eating Horses



Went to LACMA yesterday and drew some stuff. Thought Ellis would enjoy horses eating eat other.

This should have been a funny party post. But I haven't done any funny party drawings yet.


All The Flesh-Eating Horses



Went to LACMA yesterday and drew some stuff. Thought Ellis would enjoy horses eating eat other.

This should have been a funny party post. But I haven't done any funny party drawings yet.


Sunday, July 27, 2008

Uh-Oh!


Somebody forgot these last night.
Anybody know whose they are?

Turns out they were Dok's as Rick said.

Uh-Oh!


Somebody forgot these last night.
Anybody know whose they are?

Turns out they were Dok's as Rick said.

Thanks TOM!

From my desk blotter. We had a great time. Great to see everyone. Tommy, thanks again for going to the trouble (and expense) of hosting our motley crew. At the rate this party is growing, next year will see us break the 100 people barrier....

I pushed this post behind your "Uh-oh!" post so not to crowd out the comments of gratitude that are beginning to pile up there.

Thanks TOM!

From my desk blotter. We had a great time. Great to see everyone. Tommy, thanks again for going to the trouble (and expense) of hosting our motley crew. At the rate this party is growing, next year will see us break the 100 people barrier....

I pushed this post behind your "Uh-oh!" post so not to crowd out the comments of gratitude that are beginning to pile up there.

Awesome Sketchbook




As Buncake signed the cover and completed writing my name, I said, "no funny stuff." So instead he wrote something heartfelt.

Note all the sketches that we have enjoyed on this blog

Awesome Sketchbook




As Buncake signed the cover and completed writing my name, I said, "no funny stuff." So instead he wrote something heartfelt.

Note all the sketches that we have enjoyed on this blog

Monday, July 21, 2008

Rock N' Roll Lifestyle (Conclusion pt. I)


The BIG FINISH is over at Brush Pen Breakfast.

I think it is over-long, and that robs the punchline of its punch. Also, the real ethos behind the "Rock N' Roll Lifestyle" strip idea doesn't quite come through in this one. I've got another coming.

Also, I agree with you, Rick, that the buildings are weak. I think the architecture gets better in the last four panels where I try to make it more specific. But point taken (thank you). But the biggest problem or weakest element is the narration. I'll get the hang of it.

And my ersatz BenDay Dots came from the "pointilize"(?) filter in PhoSho--it just creates a regular grid if you use a middle grey to be "pointilized"--I saved out a big grid of this, then I scale to suit, and change transparency (which is a cheat). I'd like to find an even better way of imitating BenDay goodness, Goodson.

I'm still in Oregon. This is being posted from a Starbucks. The free WiFi comes from buying a Starbucks card (just a giftcard, not a Visa/MC) and registering it online. You are then allotted TWO FREE HOURS ONLINE EVERYDAY. Plus free syrup for all your drinks, and complimentary refills. That's service!

Rock N' Roll Lifestyle (Conclusion pt. I)


The BIG FINISH is over at Brush Pen Breakfast.

I think it is over-long, and that robs the punchline of its punch. Also, the real ethos behind the "Rock N' Roll Lifestyle" strip idea doesn't quite come through in this one. I've got another coming.

Also, I agree with you, Rick, that the buildings are weak. I think the architecture gets better in the last four panels where I try to make it more specific. But point taken (thank you). But the biggest problem or weakest element is the narration. I'll get the hang of it.

And my ersatz BenDay Dots came from the "pointilize"(?) filter in PhoSho--it just creates a regular grid if you use a middle grey to be "pointilized"--I saved out a big grid of this, then I scale to suit, and change transparency (which is a cheat). I'd like to find an even better way of imitating BenDay goodness, Goodson.

I'm still in Oregon. This is being posted from a Starbucks. The free WiFi comes from buying a Starbucks card (just a giftcard, not a Visa/MC) and registering it online. You are then allotted TWO FREE HOURS ONLINE EVERYDAY. Plus free syrup for all your drinks, and complimentary refills. That's service!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Virtual Set for Reality Quiz Show


Here are a couple of pics of a set I am designing for a reality game show called "The Web Ring" or possibly just "The Ring" ... It's been a lot of fun to design and execute in 3D ... and I'm getting to do a lot with lighting that I never much messed with in the world of 3D modeling for games ... (since other people are in charge of lighting the stuff I make). The premise of the show is that 12 uber computer geeks are selected to take part. Each sits at a workstation and the host gives them increasingly difficult tasks to accomplish, including, but not limited to, trivia, interactive videogaming, puzzles, searches, etc. Contestants will be judged on quickness and correctness. I will continue playing with the lighting, texturing, and other details ...

Virtual Set for Reality Quiz Show


Here are a couple of pics of a set I am designing for a reality game show called "The Web Ring" or possibly just "The Ring" ... It's been a lot of fun to design and execute in 3D ... and I'm getting to do a lot with lighting that I never much messed with in the world of 3D modeling for games ... (since other people are in charge of lighting the stuff I make). The premise of the show is that 12 uber computer geeks are selected to take part. Each sits at a workstation and the host gives them increasingly difficult tasks to accomplish, including, but not limited to, trivia, interactive videogaming, puzzles, searches, etc. Contestants will be judged on quickness and correctness. I will continue playing with the lighting, texturing, and other details ...

Thursday, July 17, 2008

TAG Dinner Poll

Before everyone gets busy during Con week I just want to get an updated idea of who's coming over Saturday. So far I have Rick and Family, Tom Carroll and Family, Ellis, Jim, Kali and Marty for sure.

Marty, is Blair coming too? Jim, is Henry going to come? Ellis, do you know for sure if Scott is coming (late)? Jeff must be very busy. Has anyone talked to him? And how about Brent Anderson? Any other Taggers coming into town?

Marty, I have a Con pass for you. I'm taking off Thursday and Friday of next week, so e-mail me at home or post on the TAG board to get ahold of me.

Tomorrow at 9:30 SOE is taking us to see the Batman movie. I'll post all the spoilers here after lunch.

TAG Dinner Poll

Before everyone gets busy during Con week I just want to get an updated idea of who's coming over Saturday. So far I have Rick and Family, Tom Carroll and Family, Ellis, Jim, Kali and Marty for sure.

Marty, is Blair coming too? Jim, is Henry going to come? Ellis, do you know for sure if Scott is coming (late)? Jeff must be very busy. Has anyone talked to him? And how about Brent Anderson? Any other Taggers coming into town?

Marty, I have a Con pass for you. I'm taking off Thursday and Friday of next week, so e-mail me at home or post on the TAG board to get ahold of me.

Tomorrow at 9:30 SOE is taking us to see the Batman movie. I'll post all the spoilers here after lunch.

Finished my First Maya build





































Finished my First Maya build





































Wednesday, July 16, 2008

HELLBOY II screening


Ellis and Jeff (and anybody else--everybody else--interested), we must make a date to go see this flick.

Also: thanks mucho to everybody for the comic comments--a huge help. I am readying the final panels for posting.

HELLBOY II screening


Ellis and Jeff (and anybody else--everybody else--interested), we must make a date to go see this flick.

Also: thanks mucho to everybody for the comic comments--a huge help. I am readying the final panels for posting.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Rock N' Roll Lifestyle



Hey, here's a new strip I've finally completed. THis is the first page (of 2.33 total) in two tasty bites.

Check out Brush Pen Breakfast for Page 2.


COMMENTS AND CRITICISMS WELCOME. No need to butter me up--I'll lend you money anyhow.

Rock N' Roll Lifestyle



Hey, here's a new strip I've finally completed. THis is the first page (of 2.33 total) in two tasty bites.

Check out Brush Pen Breakfast for Page 2.


COMMENTS AND CRITICISMS WELCOME. No need to butter me up--I'll lend you money anyhow.

I <3 The Calligraphy Brush In Illustrator

I've really taken a liking to inking in Illustrator (only about half a year ago I hated said program so much!) Knowledge is power!


Fixing up a new computer, one must surround themselves with familiar decor. My current aim window bg:


And for a cow:

I <3 The Calligraphy Brush In Illustrator

I've really taken a liking to inking in Illustrator (only about half a year ago I hated said program so much!) Knowledge is power!


Fixing up a new computer, one must surround themselves with familiar decor. My current aim window bg:


And for a cow: