Saturday, November 21, 2009

Themrock live show

Not really important but... I finally saw a Themrock live digital painting, albeit the lag the thing was great to see.

You got to chat with him and see everything he was doing, maybe even pick up some techniques if you pay attention well. The experience was different than I expected, it was like 3 hours and he talked and you typed, mostly people just started talking about unrelated stuff but then they got pulled into his web and were asking to see some of his older work and asking him to show the differences from his traditional and digital works. I never realized how much he does, he puts in so much effort into just finding a texture for the background, the color combining in his painting and how he adjusts line weight. It was all amazing except for the official boring part where he was going in between with shadows and gradients for a noirish finish, but even then you got to see a lot.

The only thing that wasn't enjoyable was how the footage would lag on occasion and really, lag for minutes it seemed, somethings were wrong with the frame rate and resolution. it was odd to see just tiny pencil lines and then BOOM color and weight all over.

He was funny to interact with, here his opinions and find out his reasons, some of the good things he did were all over his past stuff in old folders on his desk top. Really amazing how he transitioned greatly from just poor attempts at shading to intense masterpieces. also he laughed at what people were typing, he had a sense of humor and he didn't have any real language barrier.

I can't express enough how interesting it was to see him do his work., its something that you really have to see to understand and get. I would post pics but I don't have screen capture and I don't think Themrock would appreciate it. If I find out the url when he posts the image on deviantart, I will link it.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

thoughts on the torch passing at dumm

my friend mr. spumkin at spum-blog has recently written about his opinion over the various positions at dumm comics what have been replaced by newcomers, who have done more or less an adequate job, but it feels lacking compared to the previous spots filled

first off, in more ways than one, was the nautical comic of "Through the Porthole" by Sean Szeles who originally had the tuesday spot. Im can not recall the exact reason why he had to disband but Im assuming it was for irl work reasons. His absence set a preface for others in the future who would leave

His comic was one of my favorites, but it had to end I suppose. then his empty space was then the first of many replacements when it was filled by the comic "Sorry Guys" by David Gemmil which begins the conflict.

Sorry guys is decent comic, it has good moments and disappointing moments. Some of the best were his "Snakerz" comic or his most recent comic about finding a lost dog. However some of his pun humor seems to fall through though.

not his best work, only one with an easy url to take

his drawing style emphasizes character's form beautifully, and he has great skill at constructing poses and interactions between forms. He really makes the posing in his drawing the most integral part, however he is not so skilled in placing characters into an environment and forming the environment around them, most of his BG are flat, but in some comics they have significantly more depth and emphasis his characters and humor. Overall I believe him to be a good replacement for Szeles, but despite his minor faults I think he will develop past them.

The next replacement seems lacking in explanation. The weekend position, which was evidently the least rated position, had been a bazaar of various comics and artist. Some were awful in my opinion such as "Overbite" and various Deckter comics, but that was the beauty of the position because it was completely independent and was different every time so you wouldn't have to suffer through a rotten comic the same time every week, some comic such as "Douglas Leather" and "Dr.Scoops" showed potential to become fan favorites. its an acquired taste, like early milt gross

yet for no apparent reason it was scraped and replaced by "Frog" Raccoon Strawberry" which Is one of the most unfortunate thing to cross my path. Im confounded as to why that took place but I will get to that later. I have never appreciated Kyle Carozza or his characters. He has a very off putting wonky style which puts too much emphasis on minor details that subtract from the whole picture, rather comic. His humor is especially bland ranging from cheap stabs at pop culture and outdated self referential and ironic minimalistic meta humor. His position is very unsavory as a caper for the week, so I have not visited on the weekends now for that reason.
yes and old meme, wonkyfag

Lastly the artist Fred Osmond had previously, like most dumm artists, been bogged down by his outside work and which had apparently escalated to the point where he could not make anymore comics and had to end his comic "Earthward-Ho" abruptly. Its depressing to see a Leviathan story like Earthward-Ho be cut so short, but Fred Osmond has said that "Even though this is the end of the Earthward-Ho! story, this is not the end of the strip. I plan on coming back to Dumm Comics from time to time to do guest strips. There are a few back stories I’d still like to tell with the characters and in particular, Pea Zoup’s rise to power. So count on that." he also has mentioned short animations in the time coming so it is nice to know that we will see him reappear occasionally
good times

his replacement, who I assume is just a temporary dramatic temp, is Yergabick Boleander who with is anti humor comic "Rumpus McSnivel." Yergabick being an occasional pain in the neck has shown his mug and horrible comics causing chaos and catastrophe in every wake. some of his horrible antics have included trying to marry attractive caricaturist Marlo Meekins, trying to green light a cartoon about pig feces in junior high to Cartoon Network, "hacking" into the dumm web page, and suing Disney for the rights to Donald Duck. His bad influence seems to abhor all dumm visitors and patrons alike and the community has been encouraged to send Yergabick things from loli porn to giant Num text middle fingers, although he would rather enjoy those things rather then a rise gotten from them. But Yergabick's conflict is only just a small part of dumm drama which should be not hated but enjoyed. besides his comics are funny, but for all the wrong reasons.

As I have stated above I am puzzled as to why Carrozza has been given the weekend position, there is no true apparent reason, but possibly the webmasters have gotten tiered of scheduling guest comics so they just homogenized the position. Im not exactly sure they had time to pick these people with more reasoning, all the people who disbanded left on generally short notice so I can only assume the people in charge were scrambling to fill the position on time. I can't say they made any bad decisions, but I guess they could have made better ones too, either way if your upset your only going to have to sulk alone and spread your malcontent on the web; if your happy, fantastic, share your elation with all your chums. But it's not going to change a thing, yet its nice to hear your own voice spread right?

edit: for some reason only like a quarter of the pictures I put up are showing, I will fix it later

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Fun at work-drawings of the patrons

well I have not posted much to begin with but here's a fun filled update with some drawings of the scum that manages to mosey itself into the store, I picked the best of litter from hipster trash to thugs with out a clue. but I think I will start off with the fugly blond and her ever uglier boyfriend rexy
This little cutie pie and her heart throb were coming to get the essentials of pop rocks and lays classics. She seemed like a tempest in a teapot, sneering and giving grumpy remarks to her boyfriend about what was amiss in her life and the snivley suckup listened to her with out muttering a word of grievance.

the girl was definitely a hipster who thinks tearing up an overpriced shirt and safty pinning and stapling it back together in a garish lazy fashion, not to mention the little torn up hairdo, a poof of hair ontop with little strands of whats left dangling outside, it looks like a mangled kite went up and crashed into her head and was forgotten. she had ugly raccoon eyeliner and an even uglier massive italian nose. She was a true blond, but bleached the lice out of her hair to make it look "super fake N' shit" it was also accompanied by little hello kitty hair clips that could undoubtedly symbolize her "inner child" that will linger as a spoiled brat attitude through out her miserable life

The boy, who ive nicked rexy, was a piece of work as well. His most notable trait was the off putting mug he threw around. He had a fat nose with outward protruding nostrils and a bulgy bridge to adhere the fat shnooz to his head. He had ugly, squinty, and beady eyes and crows feet under laying, making his sight like that of a 50 yearold. He had horrible teeth ornamented with the best braces subpar insurance can buy. His hair was an ugly brownish black with an over due for a cut long fringe which was bleached at the tips. He also had very wide and fat neck accentuating his already hideous enough head. but his greatest feature of all was the tiny arms he packed, they were so hilariously unfitting with his body, he looked like some sort of hominid T-rex with a bad attitude. He was also somewhat chubby, and wearing tight depressing clothing did not improve his physique. He had a shockingly generic pair of drainpipe pants and black designy shirt which added 0.0002 points to his on top status. He along with his squeeze and about a billion other people with him in spirit were wearing black converses, just peculating with individualism.

I can only imagine this is what they bring when they hit the town

well these next two blobs of sunshine and grace were about as delinquent and adolecently awkward as they get, these little petty thieves are about as slimy as they come.
Boy these thugs were great. wearing the inconspicuous hoody and sweater with large pockets in the 90 degrees of June is one dead give away to preemptive misconduct but thats for later, these goons just screamed of fugly through thier bodies. The lanky gangly one was a hoot to describe, his most amazing feature was his massive jimmy durante nose that poked out of his face like an ugly skyscraper. He had no lips what so ever, and had his tiny mouth agape like a continuously dumbfounded stooge. He had a pencil neck and a chin about as low as they come, not to mention he had a hood up only covering what I would assume is more uglyness on the other side of his mug. he was tall, probably 6'4", but was slouching like a drunk sloth so his height wasn't very well shown, but this appearance still reeked of a starved, lanky chode with out a cause. even though he was tall and big, he had tiny feet, I guess he is just riddled with compensations. and I almost forgot the eyebrows, it was like someone taped handfuls of steel wool to his brows, which hung shadily over his dim eyes.

his little toadie, which can be interpreted in more ways than one, was some what of a foil to him. he was short, plump, dark, lipped, and shaven. this guy was a toadie in appearance and spirit, hopping around his taller counterpart. He was as much of a hooligan as his gangly predecessor but had his own take on goondom. This punk's main feature was his bloated appearance in general. He had a very wide puffed nose that was way to close to his very full lips which would have made his lanky friend envious. he had tiny, squinty, slit eyes which in his whole appearence makes me think he was an indian or hispanic. he was short and stout and had no real body shape other than tiny fat blob. he gelled what hair he had on his head up and was rather clean cut compared to his friend, but managed to have a grimace of disdain or a bad case of loserdom burdening his existence. He was wearing a black dickies sweater in 90 degree weather which sounds both impractical and shady. He may have had bigger feat than his friend, but I wouldn't bet he was much bigger in any way.

these goonies were up to no good, one of my co workers pointed out that he had seen the tiny one put some jerkey in his pants. I had then seen one of the supervisors go over and talk to them, my sup. said they called him "dog" multiple times and that they said they would pay for what they hid, which they so cowardly did. I had also heard from some of my higher ups there that they have encountered these fools on and off before, they had another cronie but they said he is actually serving for petty theft, what a surprise coming from how these goons acted, I would only assume the arrestee told everyone he was lifting and tried to leave with a cart full of cheese wizz and oduls. I hope I see these goons again, you could probably make a comedy about them, "Larson and Kleppy: heist of the hour"

This last guy was about as banel and unmemorable as they come, tight jeans, tight black shirt, tight shoes, stinky moptop, the works for an angsty teen. Yet he was different, he was a mutant, a real life comic book villian, maybe a bumbling cronie at best but here he is with out a moment to spare"""" DUMPY DICK """"I don't think these pictures even come close to justice as to describing this dumpy dope, there was absolutely nothing special about him but the astonishing melting face he was sloshing around, he would be a great toy, say for kids who want nasty gross out things bug their sisters and cloud their action figure collection, they could have X-TREME FACE MELTERZ, messy fun for all ages.

Jeez this kid was some kinda ugly but no mater he's a long gone walking blob of ooze, yet I want to catch this kid again to see that amazing head of his

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Dollar

yes Americas finest, the root of all evil, what ever you call it were slaves to it

The dollar never seems to actually get you anywhere these days. Not that it ever did and not in the sense like some old fart saying something like a Coke and a Charlstonchew was 7 cents or something other worldly.
When ever I watch the tube there are at least one million ads fer dollar items you can buy at fast food joints and even fine resturants

Yet it isn't really a dollar, usually its more than just one dollar an item on a dollar menu, and even if it is a dollar or rather "99 cents" with tax its still more than a buck. I don't go to fast food places much if at all anyway, the garbage they try selling you isn't even worth yer 99 cents plus tax

Some people I know how ever are about as frugal as they come and are always pissing and moaning about stuff like how everything cost a million times more than they make ever and how they barely live, not counting the fact that most of there meals mommy makes for them and their income is 99% alowance and 1% pennies they fnd on the ground, and these are grown men not little kids, real sheletered assholes really, any way Im getting at that you probablly can by a better cold lunch at your local market than at a fast food dump.

I do all the time, I just by a friut, pop, and maybe a little something else, thats like 2 and a half dollars compared to like 8 bucks at some fat house on the main roads

I crap out more appetizing things than that

Also I was thinking about Inflation of the dollar, is the dollar really even worth the paper its printed on? I mean all the war's cost and that government bailout nonsense has to have made the dollar worth a fraction of its actual value right?

I hope we don't have to print like Billion dollar bills now like they do in Zimbabwe and the Philipines

It seems that 'ul happen in my time, but I hope I will have some kind of job that pays well so I wouldn't have to worry about that. Yet damn, adding like 6 zeros onto the dollar, what a country

Another thing can any one even recognize the presidents, or almost presidents on the bills?

Washington's easy

Sos Lincolin, and Ben Franklin
But whose this guy of that guy? couldn't say from memory I had to lookem up

Andrew Jackson

Ulysses Grant

Grover Cleveland

Alexander Hamilton

I found this one, its a 10000 dollar bill with some guy named Salmon P. Chase, he was a good tresurer and justice or something, thats why he is printed on the bill, never read about him in history class. Also this bill isn't street legal, only banks can have this bill or multiple bill and trade it with other banks.

I didn't know more than half of those people, I guess we truely are dumb peopleto forget presidents, its not like were in a country where the president gets shot dead every month so they have to get a knew one.

If they ever print a million or billion or some outragous bill he'll probablly be on it

Monday, February 9, 2009

For the people

I will begin posting about interesting things, like my drawins and such

heres one

Sunday, February 8, 2009


do you know or ever heard anyone use "cherry" as a n adj. ? It steams my carrots, what a dumb word to be used for something positive

See, stinky hipsters do dumb things which is only explained by thier ignorance ur attempts to be ignorantly characterize by bein stupid. One little dip musta thought that one up insteada doin his homework, prolly took him all year, and he came up with a fruit, what a loosy mind that kid had and how the other loosy minded twerps caught onto it.

Why Cherry I mean ther's like at least 100 different fruits out there to think of, like papaya, "DATS SO DAMM PAPAYA GEE" or pear, pinapple, kiwi, the list is insane, but whom ever decided the most appropriat coice was a garbagy generic fruit, whats good uses fer cherries? Shirly temples and Roy Rogers?, blowin up a frog?, Eatin when yer strapped fer cash and scoutin the grocery store fer loose produce?

Crazy Crazy Crazy Crazy...

Well, look at the positives, better than "TIGHT" or "PHAT", and its finally time someone chose a fruit to be used in common slang

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Heres Mi picture for John K. Critique post deal, hes a swell guy for takin time to critique peoples drawings