Archive for December, 2008

Photo Phriday 4

Friday, December 5th, 2008

So something I planned to do quite some time ago came back and saved the day. In truth, I had a phenomenal idea for a photo to use this week. My problem is that I’d have to lug all of my photo gear to work with me, on the subway, and that just isn’t happening. I was left to my own devices, which are rather clunky, unwieldy and somewhat busted. The right synapse fired though, and I had what some in the medical field would call a ‘memory.’

Last month I did a guest comic for my buddy Ross to use in his webcomic The System. At some point before the comic went up, he’d also asked for fanart. I was wondering how I’d do fanart, and I figured it out.

This is one of my favorite panels from The System. It really is. Honestly. So there you go, a satisfactory (to me anyway) Photo Phriday and a bit of, dare I say it, Phanart? Booyah.

Frontin’ A Lot

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

I had the opportunity this past Wednesday to enjoy a bit of a guilty pleasure. No, it isn’t gambling or chocolate. It just happens to be Nerdcore. I’ve been a fan of a couple of prominent nerdcore hip hop artists for a while now, so when I got the chance to see one of my favorites live (courtesy of Ghostfreehood, who booked the show) I went well out of my way to get my nerd on.

MC Frontalot has been someone I’ve wanted to see live for a while now. I’ve been a fan of hip hop since I was a kid and lately it’s taken something unique about an artist’s sound to get me even remotely interested in them. There’s a lot of generic hip hop out there (given a ridiculing by MC Lars‘ song Generic Crunk Rap), and I’m not a fan of a lot of it. Frontalot brings some funk/soul grooves to his sound that complements the flow of his rhymes.

Below is a sample, but check here to see the whole gallery of shots I took of the show.

Frontalot Lookin' Right At Me

Photo Phriday 5

Friday, December 12th, 2008

It’s a late one because I’ve been very busy with craft shows and concerts and comics and such, and here’s another old photo taken with an even older camera. I’ve put some new photoshop tweaks I’ve picked up over the last year or so on it though, so it’s a rather different looking photo in the end.

The impetus behind having an amigurumi gang of some sort came from this photo. I took these guys out back in our yard to photograph them for fun and found a container of chalk that had been left out. The Gang was born, and birthed this photo, which in turn inspired the Bunny Peep Gang that live in Amitown. Ahh, roots. Anyone interested in seeing the original photo without the tired and cliched vignetting can check it out here.

Inktown Throwdown

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

In the grand scheme of things this is a day late, the blitzkrieg of blog press about this having come yesterday, but before I forget again here it is.

Super Art Fight is coming ’round to Baltimore’s Ottobar once again on Saturday, December 20th as ink gets applied to canvas in a battle of random themes where artists pull out all the stops to best each other in their application of them to the overall piece. Go on over to Superartfight.com to check out all of the relevant information.

Amu and I (Amu’s World represent!) will be there selling amigurumi Ninja and other critters, so stop on by if you are in the area and have the chance. If you pick up a Ninja be sure to check back around the beginning of the year for a special feature set to run on the site JUST FOR YOU!

Other comickers in attendance and participating will be Ghostfreehood (Dead of Summer and Art Fight Highschool), Michael Bracco (BIRTH and NOVO), Chris Impink (Fragile Gravity), Jamie Baldwin (Sudden Valley), Jami Noguchi (Erfworld and angryzenmaster.com), Garth Graham (Comedity), and for a special Co-Creator versus bout Ananth Panagariya and Yuko Ota (Johnny Wander). Also in attendance will be Onezumi, so WHO KNOWS what hijinks will ensue.

Come if you can, because you will not want to miss this. I mean, if it’s got White Rappers ™ in a tiff then it’s bound to be awesome!

Photo Phriday 6

Friday, December 19th, 2008

In the dolly world — a world I’m all to familiar with by virtue of being married to a doll person — there is a seemingly necessary amount of accessorizing that happens on an individual dolly basis. One thing you’ll find 1/6 scale doll collectors hoarding for their dolls is Re-ment. Re-ment is tiny, doll scaled stuff, mostly food, but some of it oddly practical.

Ninja, for instance, is very glad to have available to him a scale with which he can keep tabs on his pre and post holiday weight change.

Isn’t it neat to see what Ninja gets up to outside of the comic? What sort of thing do YOU expect he does in his spare time? Feel free to share and you never know, we may catch him in the act.

Super Art Fight

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

In roughly an hour amubleu and I will be on our way to attend Super Art Fight at Baltimore’s Ottobar club. We’ll have a tiny space where you can find amu’s amigurumi merch and the FIRST EVER advertisement for Amu’s World. Check it out:

I get brainfarts all the time, but this one smelled of golden roses. I’m bringing the camera with me and will be taking photos, so check back within the next couple of days for a link to the ones I feel are decent. If you can’t make it out, definitely point your browsers to superartfight.com for videos and other media from tonight’s show.