Baller!

On very rare occasions, I can be coaxed into providing artistic favors! It helps if it’s something I want to draw!

 
I have probably seen every episode of I Love Lucy… at least 5 times? I wouldn’t be surprised if it was closer to 10. *FLEX*

A Random Assortment

As is occasionally my custom, I will draw some gift/thank-you sketches for my various cronies and co-horts. Here is a selection:

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Yes, that’s two back-to-back posts on this blog referencing ALF/Melmac. What can I say, I’m living the dream.

(For those tracking my productivity deficit…

Let’s count one of these sketches as last week’s missed second post, and then count another two of these as the two posts for this week. The Rocketeer is a gimme, since I’ve drawn commission busts of him before–my policy is that “repeats” don’t count towards my weekly posting quotas. That leaves one “extra” sketch, which will bring my total deficit down to 3 missed posts.

I’m getting there, slowly but surely. I know this pedantic accounting is interesting to no one aside from myself, but please humor my attempts at staying statistically productive.)

Help The Cheerleader Commissions, Round 19!

Here’s the nineteenth round of commissions that I’ve finished for Help the Cheerleader. To read more about my involvement with this fundraiser, please CLICK HERE and HERE

As you may or may not know–the Cheerleader won one of her appeals and the courts are now recalculating her fees. For the moment, Help The Cheerleader donations are on hold because we don’t know what the final amount is going to be–it’s entirely possible that after the adjustments, the amount owed will be covered by what has been raised so far.

So, as of a few weeks ago, our goal was likely attained, but several people remained on the commission list. I decided to complete the remaining commissions and simply ask the requesters to donate $20 per sketch to the charitable cause of their choice, strictly on the honor system.

It was important to me to honor all the requests, because without the requests, we never would have generated the attention which brought in donors who gave to the cause even though they couldn’t get sketches. The chain of events was fragile, and with any missing component, it’s possible that we wouldn’t have been able to raise such a huge sum.

Here are another 5 sketches for the honor system donors:

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Tune in next week for more commissions. Thanks for reading!

Help The Cheerleader Commissions, Round 17!

Here’s the seventeenth round of commissions that I’ve finished for Help the Cheerleader. To read more about my involvement with this fundraiser, please CLICK HERE.

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UPDATE: Commissions are still closed for now, and the donations on the Help the Cheerleader page are on hold–the Cheerleader won one of her appeals, so the courts are recalculating her fees. As soon as we know what’s going on, you’ll see an update here as well as on the Help the Cheerleader page. But I’m still at work on the commission requests, and I’ll continue posting–stay tuned!

Help The Cheerleader Commissions, Round 14!

Here’s the fourteenth round of commissions that I’ve finished for Help the Cheerleader. To read more about my involvement with this fundraiser, please CLICK HERE.

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UPDATE: Commissions are still closed for now, and the donations on the Help the Cheerleader page are on hold–the Cheerleader won one of her appeals, so the courts are recalculating her fees. As soon as we know what’s going on, you’ll see an update here as well as on the Help the Cheerleader page. But I’m still at work on the commission requests, and I’ll continue posting–stay tuned!

Help The Cheerleader Commissions, Round 5!

Sorry for the latenesss…

Here’s the fifth round of commissions that I’ve finished for Help the Cheerleader. To read more about my involvement with this fundraiser, please CLICK HERE.

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Yes, that’s the second commission of Colossus that I’ve posted, which shows that the people requesting commissions aren’t just awesome and generous, they also have excellent taste in X-Men!

I will continue to post new commissions next week! And even though commissions are closed for now, remember it isn’t too late to donate to Help the Cheerleader.

Help The Cheerleader Commissions, Round 3!

Here’s the third round of commissions that I’ve finished for Help the Cheerleader. To read more about my involvement with this fundraiser, please CLICK HERE.

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From left to right:

I will continue to post new commissions next week! And even though commissions are closed for now, remember it isn’t too late to donate to Help the Cheerleader.

Help The Cheerleader Commissions, Round 2!

Here’s the second round of commissions that I’ve finished for Help the Cheerleader. To read more about my involvement with this fundraiser, please CLICK HERE.

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From left to right:

I will continue to post new commissions next week! And even though commissions are closed for now, remember it isn’t too late to donate to Help the Cheerleader.

Help The Cheerleader Commissions, Round 1!

So I’m posting on a Sunday for what was supposed to be a Friday post. But at least my post was late becauseI was actually drawing, right? Right?? Anyone?

Anywaysss…

Here’s the first round of commissions that I’ve finished for Help the Cheerleader. To read more about my involvement with this fundraiser, please CLICK HERE.

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Status of commissions:

  • 18 commissions FINISHED.
  • 19 commissions inked and ready to be colored.
  • 21 commissions pencilled and ready to be inked.

We rollin’. Come back this Friday to see more commissions. And I’ll be prepared to post on time!

MACHO WEEK!!! (Part 3 of 3, So long Randy, and thanks for all the Slim Jims)

There used to be a cartoon called Powerpuff Girls, and before that there was a cartoon called Dexter’s Laboratory, and that cartoon featured a segment called Dial M for Monkey, and one of the best episodes of that segment of that cartoon was titled, “RASSLOR.” Macho Man Randy Savage guest-starred as the eponymous Rasslor, a masked neon-hued wrestler whose power was on a cosmic level.

So, here’s Rasslor executing a Macho-esque flying elbow:

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And thus does MACHO WEEK draw to a close. I’ll be back to “normal” posts next week. Until then, have a great weekend, and stay macho, my friends.

MACHO WEEK!!! (Part 2 of 3, The Moldy Oldie Edition)

MACHO WEEK continues, with a piece of vintage nerdery from my archives, drawn and colored in 1999. TWELVE years ago.

Let’s think about this people. That was before 9-11, before the dot-com bust, before the (still ongoing) energy crisis, before I owned a car or a DVD player. I was fresh out of college, just starting out full time at the day-job after interning there for 2 years (same day-job that I have today, by the way), and living in a tiny studio apartment that paradoxically had a huge walk-in closet (which I filled up with comic books and action figures–mostly Beast Wars at the time).

So… I confess, this was drawn to impress a geeky girl who I was talking to at the time. Believe it or not, the subjects in the illustration were our common points of interest–and there’s the Macho One himself, front and center! Oh, and I’m in the picture too, inbetween Optimus Prime in Pikachu, because apparently I have a raging ego. For what it’s worth, I think the girl was in fact impressed by this. However, things didn’t work out for a number of complicated reasons which I will not bore you with. You know how it goes.

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Man, just look at this thing. It was one of the first things I ever colored in Photoshop, and I thought I was pretty hot stuff, using the Dodge/Burn tool to render the shading. WHAT WAS I THINKING?

And yet, here we are, twelve years later. My drawing is a little better, and my coloring is much better. And I still pretty much won’t shut up about Macho Man, Transformers, Batman, Pokemon, Miyazaki movies, and Bruce Lee.

Tune in on Friday for the final installment of MACHO WEEK!!!

MACHO WEEK!!! (Part 1 of 3)

I’m officially declaring this week to be MACHO WEEK. Make it a MACHO one everybody, for Randy. OH YEAHHH! DIG IT!

I tweeted that on Monday. Of course, I have no authority whatsoever, and I then failed to do anything about it for the first two days of the week. But better late then never, right?

Of course you’ve heard by now that Macho Man Randy Savage has died. The buzz on Twitter about him was overwhelmingly positive and affectionate. And if you ask me, it all felt pretty sincere. I apologize for obnoxiously re-tweeting myself, but I think my thoughts about Macho Man’s passing are best summed up by my tweets on Friday:

RIP Macho Man Randy Savage; the best face, the best heel, the best talker, and my favorite peddler of Slim Jims.

Pomp and Circumstance and MACHO MADNESS!!! RIP Randy Savage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewOQQ8ZUSI8

Was texted on the way in to work with request to bring in Slim Jims for the office. Currently snapping into a Slim Jim w/ co-workers. #macho

Macho Man as the cosmic villain Rasslor on Dexter’s Lab/Dial M for Monkey: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klx3epFHlSs

Slim Jim is trending. :D

Heard Black Machismo retired his Macho Man gimmick, so I think I should live the rest of my life as Yellow Machismo to honor Randy Savage.

I love when Macho Man would turn his back to the camera while cutting a promo. So pimp.

Guys we should not be mourning the man’s death but celebrating THE MADNESS! It’s what he would have wanted! OH YEAHHH!

This one is for you Macho Man!!!

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Since I resumed blogging, I’ve only been posting once a week, but this week I will be posting not once, not twice, but THREE times! That’s two more MACHO posts coming your way! OH YEAH!!!

Keep Cool My Babies!

(Posting early while the topic is still somewhat topical…)

I’m usually too slow and apathetic to take on internet memes or trends, but this time, it’s serious bidniz. That Conan O’Brien (AKA Cone-Zone AKA Cone Bone AKA CoCo AKA Conando) isn’t just funny, he’s also shrewd and classy.

Here’s some Pro-CoCo propaganda, please spread the word!

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EDIT: I submitted this to Gawker.TV‘s Pro-Conan fan-art gallery, and they were kind enough to include it! Check it out HERE.

Star Wars Lite (5 of 6): If you buy a translator be sure that it speaks Bocce…

I was just reading over the past few posts and realizing how monotonous I have become with saying how I had nothing to say. And yet, I have nothing to say! Here’s C3-PO:

See you on Friday for the conclusion of this series. I’m not sure what will follow immediately, but I have a bunch of Street Fighter pieces in the works, a neverending supply of He-Man stuff (naturally), and a smattering of other random nerdy sketches. And as always, thanks for looking in!

Star Wars Lite (1 of 6): That little droid and I have been through a lot together

Plug first, sketch second–you all know my crony/chum Hammers, right? He’s better known to the world as Nathan Hamill, and he’s been interviewed on StarWars.com regarding his participation in the most recent series of Star Wars Galaxies trading cards. Click HERE to read it.


Notably, the article mentions a non-Star Wars item–Nathan’s upcoming foray into designer toys, with a bad-ass vinyl racoon. You read correctly, a bad-ass vinyl racoon.

And as an unintentional coincidence, I’ve prepared a series of Star Wars sketches for the next few weeks. Here’s R2-D2:

You can imagine what might be coming up in the ensuing weeks. And if Star Wars isn’t your cup of tea, you philistine, stay tuned for more Street Fighter and He-Man after I wrap these up.

Number Sixteen

Abraham Lincoln‘s birthday was yesterday, and Monday we observe President’s Day here in the States, so:

The blog has been a little lethargic recently, due to my preoccupation with plagues and unusually large apples inhabited by millions of people… I’ll be back next week with something elaborate and nerdy, more befitting what you have grown to expect of me.