Dec 28, 2010

Oh, no.

I have a movie on where many upsetting things happen. War, deaths, some massive dickishness, etc. Then one of the characters is an artist and she starts airbrushing, and I catch myself saying out loud "oh, no". I guess some things are just too much for me to take.

Here's some REAL ART!

Dec 27, 2010

Mr Gorbachev, tear down this mall!

So Worcester Magazine, our local alt-pub, wanted to do a year-end big-big-story roundup issue, and have it all done as a full-color cartoon section. Here's my addition to the collection:

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The story: I guess there was a big to-do involving the Governor and Lt Gov arriving here in the Worm, in order to officiate over the demolition of the local mall that has been sitting empty since, like, 1914. When folks showed up hoping to see a Vegas-casino-sized demolition, they got to see a small drill bit poke itself through one wall of the mall. Whee. Oh, also, they needed TWO countdowns before the drill bit actually emerged from it's hole.

When it did, it predicted another 10 years of unattractive real estate.

Dec 21, 2010

Next Year's Calendar

I like doing a calendar every year. And my 2011 calendar is in hand. Bug me if you want one.

Usually I use a mix of old and new stuff. Unfortunately I'm running out of old stuff and can't make any more old stuff. So the next one requires a plan. After watching Tron: Legacy and Star Trek: The Motion Picture yesterday, I decided that 2012 needs to be sexy scifi. PG, but sexy. So here's my short list of babes:

Ilia from Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Leeloo from 5th Element
Ripley and Winona-bot from Alien Resurrection
Jabba's slave dancer girl
Natasha from Alphaville
Quorra from Tron: Legacy
Princess Aura from Flash Gordon

None are definite (ok, some are), but I've not seen every film, nor have I read every book. I am still open to suggestions, sales pitches and bribes.

Also should mention, since this is my project, I have ultimate choice, and there are some definite 'No's:
No 3-tit chick from Total Recall
No James Bond girls

I'm not super into these ideas, but am considering...
Barbara from NOTLD
Maria-bot from Metropolis
characters from Planet of the Apes
Princess Leia
Elsa Lanchester as the Bride of Frankenstein

Like I said, I'm open to any and all suggestions, if only for the discovery of new stuff.

Dec 10, 2010

Cold morning.

I had to go out yesterday to do some recon-research for an illustration project. It was 19ยบ or so out. It sucked. My fingers were freezing and my camera batteries died halfway through. Luckily, it was the camera that takes AA's, and not my stupid proprietary not-easily-recharged camera batteries, so I stepped into a convenience store. As I wandered the store, warming up, there was a manager interviewing a guy for a job.

Manager: "Very good, what's your phone number?"
Candidate: "I don't have one right now, I had to have it shut off."

Cold morning? Whatever. I have it easy. I know it pays shit, but I hope he gets that job. It's the giving season, so give some $ so your neighbors can eat. They're not lazy, they're not losers. They're just like you, they just got a shittier roll of the dice.

Worcester County Food Bank