Mood: Whatever it is, it's good
Listening To: A Flock of Seagulls - "Tokyo"
Been Reading: Upton Sinclair - "The Jungle"
Been Watching: "Generation X"
"Good news, everyone! I've finally taught the toaster to feel love!"
Ah heh heh.
Hey, guys! How are you guys? It's really great to see y'all again. I missed ya somethin' fierce, lemmee tell ya.
My weekend in Mexico was most awesome. See, I went with my awesome VisComrades (as me an' my crazy illustration friends tend to call ourselves) to stay at CEDO and paint a mural, that we designed, onto a shack for some oyster farmers...who now also rent kayaks and give ecotours. So, uh...if you're ever down in the Puerto Penasco area, go find these awesome Aquamar guys, and rent a kayak and eat some oysters, and all that kinda fun. *Nod nod*
I didn't wash or brush my hair the whole time, and it started doing amazing things in that moist sea air. Check it out.
Listening To: Panic! At the Disco - Pretty Odd
Been Reading: S. E. Hinton - "The Outsiders"
Been Watching: "Waterworld"
No, JoJo is not dead!
...But her computer is.
Last week, 'twas either my motherboard or my CPU that fried like so much delicious bacon. Considering the age and make of my box, it's not exactly worth it to make the attempt to get new parts for it...So, I'm gettin' a new computer. This, of course, riding fast upon the heels of the death of my scanner. Funny how these things cluster?
Anyway. My sweet new system will be here in about a week. Don't expect to see much of me before then. It's not because I love you any less. ^__~
Lah-dah...I'll be in Mexico all weekend. I'm excited; I've never been there. =D
And in other news...I'm in the news!
Check out this pretty awesome-fabulous article that was written about me and my esteemed colleagues: The Art of Illustration.
It's pretty cool. I don't look totally awful in the photos, and we weren't misquoted too much. (Except that the reporter made me sound a little nicer than some of the things I actually said. You know how I get. XD)
Mood: HELL YEAH
Listening To: Queen - "We Are the Champions"
Been Reading: Francis J. Beckwith and Gregory Koukl - "Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air"
Been Watching: "Kamen Rider Den-O"
...'CAUSE WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD!! =D
Ladies and gentlemen...I have just turned in my book to my publisher. One-hundred and twelve pages.
I rescripted, penciled, inked, lettered, painted, designed, and otherwise put together a complete graphic novel in the space of six months, on top of my senior year of full-time school.
...Permit me a brief moment of unabashed self-congratulations:
I. EFFING. ROCK. \m/
...Okay. Tomorrow I'm taking a vacation. Going to spend all day sleeping, eating, reading comic books, playing "Guitar Hero", doing my laundry, and doing some cleaning 'round the lair. I'll be back to work on Monday. Big plans, big plans...
*Dances off to brush teeth*
Mood: いーじゃん?! いーじゃん?! スゲーじゃん!！
Listening To: Kamen Rider Den-O "Climax Jump" Den-Liner Form
Been Watching: "A Goofy Movie", "Lupin III: Farewell to Nostradamus"
Been Reading: Don Hutchinson - "The Great Pulp Heroes"
First, I've updated my portfolio. It's my best-of-the-best, ya know, so please take a look around. =D
Also, "Dis" is once again back on the Dead Squirrel main page. Just three more pages to put up for chapter two! Meanwhile, I'm furiously working to get all the rest of the content finished for the book...Y'all know that I don't believe in cutting corners. I'm really working to make sure that you get well more than your ten bucks' worth when you pick up your copy of the book. ^__~
Once again, you guys have been spoiling me rotten. Check it out, yo. *Thumbs up!*
BackwardsTwin2 has been unbelievable generous!
Listening To: Billy Idol - "Dancing With Myself"
Been Reading: Don Hutchinson - "The Great Pulp Heroes"
Been Watching: "X-Men" [Animated Series]
Hey, hey, hey, guys! Happy Valentine's Day!
This, as you know, is my favorite holiday! Why? Because it's an opportunity for me to shamelessly shower youSO MUCH!
Also, everything is Cadmium Red, which has turned into my favorite color in its glorious, beautiful toxicity.
So! I want to give you a present, as a token of my most earnest feelings for ya. All you have to do is tell me what you'd like.
Post here on this journal, and I will give you one absolutely free, no-strings-attached original sketch request.
You don't have to be my best buddy, or watching me, or even like me. That does not matter. We could be total strangers up 'til now.
Here are my provisions:
Mood: Most Affectionate
Listening To: Billy Idol, Billy Idol, and more Billy Idol
Been Reading: Niccolo Machiavelli - "The Prince"
Been Watching: "The Shadow"
All right...First off, you probably know this by now, but I've kicked off working on "Onieros" again. Because my heart's been breaking. Tech's been awesome, and has gone and fixed up all the linking, so it's nice and crispitty clean. So...if you haven't already started reading, please do so! Installments will be so short, a mere few paragraphs each. =D
And please don't forget to log in and tell me what you think about "Onieros", "Dis", and life in general on the Dead Squirrel Forums. ^__~
Mood: On Fire
Listening To: Deep Purple - "Made in Japan" [Live in Osaka, '73]
Been Reading: Niccolo Machiavelli - "The Prince"; Steven Heller & Marshall Arisman - "Inside the Business of Illustration"
Been Watching: "Outlaw Star"; "School of Rock"; "Queen: We Will Rock You" [Live in Toronto, '88]
So...Guess what! I've got a new project!
See, for a class assignment, I'm supposed to do this big, swanky chalk-pastel piece. All well and good, I s'ppose. I was given the pretty arbitrary theme of "wildfire". At first, I thought that I'd draw some kind of rocker-dude bursting into flames from the mighty power of his rock...And then my mind got wandering, and I found myself making up more and more information...
...So now I have a real, actual-factual completely-fictitious rock band...WYLDFYRE, the rockin'-est ensemble of musical hooligans and metal delinquents who ever rocked rock. They're so rock, they're measured in karats. They're so metal, a whole new left column of the Periodic Table of Elements is necessary to try to describe them. They're bad to the marrow, and a full seventeen times larger than life...!
Mood: I've missed y'all!
Listening To: AC/DC - "Back in Black"
Been Reading: Arthur Golden - "Memoir of a Geisha"
Been Watching: "The Hogfather"
Been Playing: "Guitar Hero"
FORGET THE HEARSE, 'CAUSE I NEVER DIE!!
...Ahh, my sweet poppin' fresh darlings, how I have missed you, in my absence! I have just returned from the frigid Frozen Northland, and its many wonders...its overcast skies the same curious off-white color of the ground...the six hours of what almost passes for daylight...the daily high temperatures of -20 Fahrenheit...
It was an excellent vacation. Nicely vacant. Except, of course, for a number of hospital visits. Not personally, but my mother, you see, has had better days. She'll be having neurosurgery this Wednesday, so please keep her in your prayers, that all goes smoothly, and that her recovery is swift. She does so dislike being under doctors' orders not to do anything. (She and I are alike, you know, in feeling horrible when we aren't being busy.)
Also on Wednesday, I start my first day of my last semester of school. Exciting and terrifying at the same time. XD