Exciting William and Mary football news!

September 19, 2009 at 3:42 am (art, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Here’s a comic I did portraying William and Mary’s win over UVA in football. William and Mary’s not known for having a good football team and is a really small school in comparison to UVA.  I am extremely proud of WM’s football team. 

Go Tribe!


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Tim Gunn Iron Man

May 23, 2009 at 4:02 am (art, fashion) (, , , , , , , )

Iron Man and Tim Gunn Comic? Looks that way.  Tim Gunn’s supposed to make the Iron Man suit work. That seems like an interesting combination and its set to come out in August.  I’m kind of curious to see how this turns out.  And who is the target audience for this anyways?  Its a clever trick that seemed to work with the Obama Spiderman edition.  It’s going to be called “Models Inc.”  I’m looking forward to it.  How about you?

Make it work 😉


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Comic prowess

May 23, 2009 at 3:49 am (art) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I figured I better write some about art since my blog is titled “the life of an artist in the making.” I’ve found from drawing comics and writing them that doing both is rather difficult.  Besides the fact that it takes longer doing both, I’ve found that graphic novel artists need to know about fashion, architecture, plants, facial expressions, and just about everything you see.  After all it  is a visual art. On the otherhand a writer of a novel has to have the vocabulary and knowledge in order to describe these things.  At least I think they should. 

Graphic novels, manga and such should be taken seriously at least by the artist/authors, but I have the feeling that a lot of American manga is not taken very seriously.  The most of the stories seem to be comedic in that has gag after gag.  They’re often over photoshopped. Americans still have awesome graphic novels though. Britains got awesome ones too coming from Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore. Problem is they don’t seem as popular here as manga.  Compare the graphic novel section to the manga section in a book store. 

Graphic novels are becoming more popular as more movies are being made from them like Corraline and The Watchmen and as people realize graphic novels aren’t just silly none sense as with Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis (also made into a movie) and Art Spiegelman’s Maus.


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PokerIsland Quest

April 9, 2009 at 4:08 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

Thanks to someone on the Lady Gaga blog I found a game that’s kind of cool called Poker Island Quest.  Supposedly it has three levels, but I’m yet to get through the first.  The game lets you place as Lady Gaga.  In the first level she is in search of a magic stick (isn’t that from a different song), car keys and a microphone.  There’s a time limit and if the paparazzi take a picture of her she slows down.  So that means through cards at them. 

The game opens up with actually clips of Lady Gaga from a commercial see filmed while overseas (I can’t remember exactly where).  And then shows a comic book page with direction of the game.  The whole time (at least in the first level) the game plays a loop from poker face. I like it, although I kind of wish they would just play the whole instrumental.

Have you played this game? What do you think about it?


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Been away for a while

February 7, 2008 at 2:27 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Well I’ve been busy with school and stuff so that’s my excuse for being away.  It’s a really nice day today (in the middle of February) for some reason.  I think it might be over 80 degrees.  That’s definitely not normal.  It might be global warming. 

I’m still reading the same manga in Japanese as before, but now I’ve found an English translation that is kind of terrible.  I guess they all might be, but I didn’t notice before because I wasn’t comparing an English translation to the actual Japanese.

So what’s different? I witnessed a waterfall inside my dorm from a water fountain that blew up or something.  I had no idea that water fountains had that much water pressure in at.  The pipe was loose on the third floor and flood some rooms up there.  Then the water flowed down the stairs and started flooding the basement.  Not to mention that water started flowing into the first and second floors. Here’s a clip.  Crazy huh? And sorry for the bad commentary.

Other than that I’m working on a comic that’s taking me a little longer than I thought so here’s an old drawing (3 or 4 years old) that may or may not have gotten me into college.  Its a picture of colonials and native Americans. Both of them don’t trust each other so they have weapons, but at the same time their agreeing to peace.

colonials_and_indians.jpg picture by galaxyalpha

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