Posts Tagged ‘photo phriday’

Photo Phriday 1

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Today I think I’ll start a new feature to keep the non comic related updates consistent. Every Friday I’ll post a photo I’ve taken of some of amu’s amigurumi. This is more or less strictly to keep me taking photos, which I’ve been neglecting to do lately if it isn’t related to the comic. Granted, this is a rather old photo, but then again I just thought this morning to do a feature like this. Phuture Phridays will see me creating new photos each week, hopefully displaying noticeable improvements in my grasp of photography as the weeks go on. For now, on to the very phirst Photo Phriday!

There ain't no party like a Ninja partay! Hay! Ho!

There ain't no party like a ninja partay! Hay! Ho!

Photo Phriday 2

Friday, November 21st, 2008

It’s the end of the week and thus time for another Photo Phriday. As it turns out, my short-term memory is a thing of useless complexity. You see, I somehow managed to forget about it until just now. The intention was to set up a super neato shot sometime during the week to keep up the old photography learnin’. Seems I had other things on the brain (I’m lookin’ at YOU new XBOX 360 Experience!)

What happens now is that I post yet another OLD photo, with promises to make next week’s a brand new one that’s better thought out. We can dream, yes?

Ultragurumi swoops in to same somebody's day. Probably some kid or another.

Ultragurumi swoops in to same somebody's day. Probably some kid or another.

Photo Phriday 3

Friday, November 28th, 2008

There’s something few people knew about Ninja. Back home, to ease the stresses of ninja life, he rode Alpaca. And, confession time, this Photo Phriday is also a lazy one, and quite late. I’m still trying to train myself to be thinking about the comic all of the time, but I seem to only have some of it in mind when the deadlines hit.

Riding alpaca into battle was sure to confuse the enemy.

Riding alpaca into battle was sure to confuse the enemy.

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.

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.

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.


Friday, December 26th, 2008

Just an apology that Photo Phriday will not be happening this week due to the holidays and a serious family emergency. We’ll be back on schedule next week.

Photo Phriday 7

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

After missing a week, I promised myself to step up my game to make up for it. This week’s photo involves crocheted fighting action! This is just an experiment and a tease for what’s to come. Within the month of January there WILL be action scenes in introduced to the story. With luck, I can pull these off without seeming too corny.

Val, the giant squid, has kidnapped Ninja’s only friend in Amitown.

Photo Phriday 8

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Slowly recovering from yesterday’s panic over an unexpected surge in traffic (thanks again, guys), I set to brainstorming what to do for this week’s photo. I am committed to making Photo Phriday for amigurumi ONLY, so for inspiration I went rummaging through old crocheted dolls that Amu had made in the past.

Meet Lil’ Baphomet. Baphy was made for one of Amu’s first shows outside of the convention scene where she was selling her amigurumi. This was the precursor to the Creative Alliance‘s Merry Mart show, and took place in an art gallery in Fell’s Point. She was selling some of her first amigurumi ninjas there as well.

Lil’ Baphomet came about as a joke, for at the time we were discussing our favorite Chick Tract. It stuck, and there he was. She never did sell him, but he represents what’s left of our first non-convention show.

Photo Phriday 9

Friday, January 16th, 2009

The economy’s rough, and for some far more than others. Amu and I have been relatively lucky, but we’re just on the cusp of having to cut down on some things in order to avoid bad money mojo. And if you thought the citizens of Amitown were any safer, well guess again.

It looks like Ninja’s had to take up some side jobs, including doing someone else’s laundry. Sure, it’s a pretty crap job, but it helps put sashimi on the table.