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If you have a Patrick Swayze joke of some kind, put it behind a cut or don't post it at all. 

Thanks.

Edit: (This isn't aimed at you Laura, just folks in general)  If someone you knew, say your mother/father or brother/sister passes away, what right does anyone have to make fun of them  A DAY after they've passed away, or rather, for any reason for that matter.  Let the dead rest in peace.  Seriously, how would you feel if someone sat there making zombie or Kanye West jokes about your deceased relative.  

And while I'm at it: FUCK CANCER.  


No cuts for jou...




So much for Champions Online...

An important favor/request...

Stolen from vonandmoggy

For jblaque...I've been voting and I hope you will too.

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I'm writing to ask you for a moment of your time to help a very special young lady...

http://www.bodybyvictoria.com/#/Gallery/880

19-year-old Casey is battling a painful form of bone cancer called osteosarcoma. Sadly, her cancer has metastasized into her lungs and right shoulder, and she will be having her right leg and part of her pelvis amputated this September because the chemotherapy she's going through made her leg so brittle it fractured just from walking on it.

A few weeks ago, Casey entered into a contest by Victoria's Secret. The prize is a trip to New York City for three days of pampering at a spa, hotel suite, $500 shopping spree and a tour of the city (although she seems to be more excited about being able to ride in an airplane for the first time).

As a special favor to me, please visit http://www.bodybyvictoria.com/#/Gallery/880 and cast a vote for Casey so she can experience this trip of a lifetime. Simply click on the blue heart next to her picture. You can vote once per day until the contest closes on September 14th.

P.S. Please pass this e-mail along to family & friends, and/or re-post it in your Facebook, MySpace, LiveJournal or Twitter!

The Cuttlefish Kid at Patch Together!

I got off my duff and designed a toy for Patch Together. Something I had in my sketchbook from ages ago that I thought would make a nifty figure.

If you want one, vote! It's not only free, but easy too.


http://patchtogether.com/?Designs_Details&Id=1495

And this is a shoutout to all my lovely artsy girls and boys out there, submit to Patch Together darnit! Tons of you have fantastic ideas for toys, and beyond that, some of you have awesome characters from webcomics...HINT HINT....

Ciao.

Comic Con Photos!



I figured Gary Oldman was a good opener for the set...

Comic Con 09: The Friday Panels

I've been going to Comic Con since 1996.

There have been good cons, great cons, eh cons...

This blew them all out of the water.

I met a TON of fantastic, talented people, traded sketchbooks with them and many more, sold art... But this con trumps all because of one man: Hayao Miyazaki.

Friday, I was able to get into Hall H because of my disabled status. As a result, we were taken to some nice center seats for the programming, which started out with... Where the Wild Things Are. The clips shown made most of the audience misty eyed. Yes, that good. Then followed by The Book of Eli, Nightmare on Elm Street, Jonah Hex, the Button (from the director of Donnie Darko), and Sherlock Holmes. I have photos of Gary Oldman, Denzel Washington, Cameron Diaz, ROBERT DOWNEY JR :D :D :D among others.

With the Warner Bros. panel ending, Disney/Pixar's began. They started out with The Princess and the Frog, which I'm withholding any comments on until I see the movie. Needless to say, I'm very very happy they're producing 2D again. They also gave us a sneak peek behind the scenes of the re-release of Beauty and the Beast in 3D. As in 3D glasses. No worries Erica, they didn't turn it into CG ;) You'll just enjoy Beast more up close and personal than before ;)

John Lasseter moderated the panels and then introduced Miyazaki to a standing ovation. He was, as I thought he was going to be: dignified, classy, and very handsome for his age.

His latest film, Ponyo, was getting a US release within the next few months and the clip shown was beautiful. I have seen very little of Ponyo, so I'm elated that they're releasing this in the US. Ponyo, The Princess and the Frog, and the Book of Kells will round out THREE 2D films to debut this year, and I couldn't be happier to see them all.

Miyazaki was gracious enough to take questions from the audience, and I was ecstatic to see a Laguna student made it to the front.

From all the questions gathered, he spoke about the strength of story and why he always chose female protagonists: Because they're strong and beautiful!

I didn't make the Ponyo screening later that night, but I'm still awestruck by his presence. All I wanted to do after seeing his panel was draw.

I told Brian, "Well I don't think we should stay after that, nothing could top that..."

The announcer came on to say, "Next will be the panel for 9."

Needless to say, we sat down. Shane Acker, Timur Bekmambetov (Daywatch, Nightwatch), Tim Burton, Jennifer Connelly, and Elijah Wood took the stage. As far as panels went, it was like a nice dessert after a fantastic meal. The whole crew for the panel was insightful, and again, many photos taken as they talked about the process of taking 9 from a short film to a feature length project. Previous rumors about the female lead (Connelly) being depicted as a weak character were completely erased during the panel.

It was, mindblowing to see so much talent in a period of a few short hours.

PICS TO FOLLOW.

Comic Con Tips for Everyone

So here's my small list of MUSTS for Comic Con

BYOB - Bring your own Bottles... of water.  Con Water is an expensive rip off.  Buying water and bringing it in is hellishly cheaper.

Vitamins - GET THEM AND USE THEM.  So many folks battle the con cruds after the con because we weren't eating right or eating at all.  Long days, long nights equal a compromised immune system.  One multi-vitamin a day will help this greatly.

Hand Sanitizer - Carry it and use it.

WASH YOUR HANDS - don't give me the "but I do!" schpeel.  Wash your hands after the bathroom and before eating food.  If you can't find a bathroom, this is what hand sanitizer is for.

Get a full night's rest - Yes, there are tons of parties, but you can't expect to go for 12-14 hour days without getting at least, and I do mean at least six hours sleep.  If there is a panel you're dying to go to early in the morning, don't stay out til 3AM.  

San Diego Comic Con!



Limited Edition Sketchbook for the San Diego Comic Con!
100 copies only. I just didn't have more than that to print more :( The good news is that I will have a larger format sketchbook out within a month for sale with a larger print run.

They'll be selling at Booth 2002 with Blue Dream Studios, where I will be signing and selling some of my wares, including sketch cards, postcards, magnets, and more!


Where: Booth 2002
What: Sketchbooks, sketch cards, postcards, magnets and more!
When: All convention :)

CON SKETCHES!

I will be doing convention sketches! As most know, I rarely do commissions. Because of such, cons are pretty much the only place you can pull me aside for one.

Pricing is EASY PEASY. $20 for inked $30 for color.


RULES

1. REFERENCE, do you have it? Bring it. If you ask me to draw Skeletor and I don't have reference, chances are, you're not going to be happy with the results, because I don't have access to Skeletor.

2. PAYMENT... in advance. Pay, I draw, you collect the next day. So if you want to pick something up on Thursday, Preview Night is the only time you can ask. Because of the hectic nature of the convention, I will also have sheets to fill out with your request and reference.

3. SIMPLE: This is simple stuff. Please don't ask for Godzilla attacking King Kong on a busy downtown street. If you ask for Catwoman leaping off a building's edge, that's fine. I wish I had time for detailed pieces, but I don't :(

Cheers!

Daily Sketch: Brody and friend...

This would be Brody. Brody is the freaking adorable german shepherd owned by pac I have more sketches of him, but I need to go through a pile of files and I'm pretty tired right now.




Oh...and a tiger...