Status: Heart Full of Soap Bubbles
Listening To: The Eccentric Opera - "Die Fruelingfeier"
Been Reading: Charles M. Schulz - Peanuts; Francis de Sales - Introduction to the Devout Life
Been Watching: The Little Mermaid; The Sleeping Beauty; Mansfield Park
What, ho! But I have a new page for you this day!
Here's another view of Chez Hades. His kitchen wallpaper is that Modernist boomerang pattern that drives me wild. (In mango red.) I've always wanted a Kit-Cat Clock. Kestrel's got one in Onieros, too, except it's an opossum, so it's upside-down. Because I live vicariously through my art until I can close the gap between fantasy and reality. I really can't understate how much I love '50s-'70s industrial design. For me, these shapes represent something really iconographic and timeless. I think all TVs should have rabbit ears, even if they're not actually doing anything. And cars should be made all of rectangles. Oh, man...Just shut me up now. Here's the page.
03 : 13 : "Sit With Me"
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Listening To: Project 86 - "Doomsday Stomp"
Been Reading: Francis de Sales - Introduction to the Devout Life
Been Watching: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
New page of Dis for y'all!
...And back to our heroes, again.
I have a major weakness for industrial design of the 1940s-1980s. You know, the unbearably ugly ones. Hades' house is one of those California-style ranch houses, split-level because it's on a hill. (Offices are downstairs, and living areas are on the top.) While I was drawing this page I was wishing it could be in color, so I could show you how his living room is all in pea green and yellow ochre and brown, with wallpaper that's sort of...large...diamonds. His kitchen is Fiestaware "mango red", with that '60s boomerang pattern. (You know what I mean.)
Heh. In addition to kitschy furnishings, sleep-deprived baggy eyes, and dark colored wardrobes, Hades and I also share the trait of being somewhat...untidy in lifestyle. And eating a lot of frozen food. (Oh, the celibate bachelor life! Or, eh...bachelorette life, in my case. For I am, in fact, one of those lady-type persons one hears about now and again.)
Here's the page, kids.
03:12 - "Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch"
Also! Excitey times! Dis books and (gorgeous high-quality, it's-like-having-the-original-and-actually-the-same-size-as-the-original) prints are now available from Shark Robot! Yippie skippy! (Remember, a copy of Dis would make a great Christmas gift for the literature or history or indie comic geek in your life. ^__~ )
...While you're there, hop over to the Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series shirts that I designed and give 'em a look. (They make great Christmas gifts for the anime geek in your life. ^__~ )
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Status: Rain. Bows.
Listening To: Our Lady Peace - "The Birdman"
Been Reading: Lee Strobel - The Case for Christ
Been Watching: The Addams Family
First order of business, a new page of Dis! Huzzah! I really like this page. I actually ad-libbed all of Hermes' speech, there, writing it in after the pictures were already drawn and inked...Highly unorthodox! It worked this time, though. XD
Page 03:11 - "Long Story Short"
In other news...So! This past Saturday, I attended ValleyCon, in Fargo. And there, I met some very happenin' hepcats!
First, the very talented inker Mojo Moen! Really slick work. And a great guy.
I also met Scotch Anderson, goofy cartoonist with goofier hair. Seriously, amazing hair. Also, very funny comics. *swipes photo*
<--These are they.
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The American democratic process has processed. Congratulations to Mr. Barack Obama, who will be taking the oath of the office as the forty-fourth president of the United States of America.
This man has already shown a remarkable power for inspiring and motivating our people. I pray that he will serve his term of office with dignity, courage, ethics, and above all, wisdom. He's sure as heck got his work cut out for 'im in the coming few years.
I tip my hat to Mr. McCain. He conceded defeat most graciously.
Ah, America, we have now selected a new leader and representative of ourselves. Much is expected of him. Let us also hold such high expectations of ourselves, and endeavor to achieve them.
Listening To: Thom Yorke - "And It Rained All Night"
Been Reading: Lawrence Watt-Evans - Dragon Weather
Been Watching: Oldboy
Wellllllllllll...I went and scanned a new page of Dis for y'all.
Hermes is back. See, in addition to having an excuse for plot exposition (and a little eye candy for the ladies...and also the fabulous-type gentlemen) there's a reason that he's been around all this time! ^__~
(This is such a stupid, stupid joke. Thus, it is one of my favorites in the book.)
Dis: Life is Hell 03:10 - "Sp3c1aL D3L1v3ry"
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Mood: Naaah Na Na Na Nah, Na Na Na Nah, Na Na Na Nah Na Na Nah Na Na Nah, Na Na Nah Naah
Listening To: Cannibal and the Headhunters - "Land of 1000 Dances"
Been Reading: Lawrence Watt-Evans - Dragon Weather; Lee Strobel - The Case for Christ
Been Watching: The Man Who Knew Too Much
Hey, guys! I'm takin' a trip!
It's just a short one...I will be attending ValleyCon: The Fargo Entertainment Expo on Saturday, November 1st.
Kind of a spur-of-the-moment decision. I've been trying to research conventions in the Upper Midwest, but I hadn't found this one--in my own state, until my dad suddenly told me of hearing about it, somehow. So...I'll be checking it out, to see if this is a potential future venue for me to peddle my wares.
So...If you're plannin' on goin' to Fargo that day, and you wanna meet up at the Doublewood to talk comics and culture, let me know!
In other news...More fanart?! Wowzers!
This one comes from the very talented Panda Patrick T., energetic comic artist and Southern gentleman. He sketched Kestrel! And made her look so badass. =D
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Status: North Dakota's Great, Except for One Thing...
Listening To: David Bowie - "Aladdin Sane"
Been Reading: Lee Strobel - The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus
Been Watching: Duck Soup
Hooray, hooray! There is a new page of Dis! A new page with Apollon, a pet favorite character of mine. ^__^
Dis page 03:09 - "Spangled Musical Hooligan"
Also, it is Technetus Appreciation Day. Let us all pause in our activities to thank the Dead Squirrel webmaestro for bein' awesome, and also for bein' alive. =P
Ooooh, also! This is exciting...FANART! The wonderful and talented Li Österberg (a Greek mythology super-expert) thought to employ some of her skills and cleverness for our benefit. And the results are fantastic! Cute, funny, and all-around perfect.
<--Click to see!
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Mood: Somewhat Stressed
Listening To: The Showdown - "We Die Young"
Been Reading: Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird
Been Watching: The Great Muppet Caper
Hooray, a new page! In a new scene! In a new location! With a new character! It's new, new, new, baby!
Dis: Life is Hell Page 03:08 - "Demeter"
In other news...I think my sister (the up-and-coming nurse) was overreacting a little bit in taking me to the hospital on Friday. (I was protesting at the time, but she was telling me not to underestimate my pain, and she's a handful to argue with.) At the hospital, she let me blather on about how I like sharks, though. And she let me start telling her a story about a fishmonger who was turned into an armadillo by an angry magician, and a princess falls in love with him...
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Mood: HELL YEAH!
Listening To: P.O.D. - "Alive"
Been Reading: Elizabeth Haydon - The Assassin King
Been Watching: The Muppet Movie; the presidential debates
What, ho! Hark! But here is a new page for you to be reading!
It's the end of this scene, which makes me very happy. I think this might be the last time in the comic (at least for a long ol' while) where I've had to draw a car. (I really hate drawing cars.)
So...ta-ta, Hermes. Be seein' you. *Wave*
In other news...I'm closing commissions for a while. Something's come up that's gonna keep me pretty busy for a while. It's been a very good day to be a JoJo. While I can't go into the specifics about this secret doomsday project, I can tell you that it's awesome, and when you see it...I'd like to think that you'll like what you see. ^__~
For now, let's just revel in how blissful I'm feeling: