Why I should have a show pt 2

December 3, 2010 at 8:49 pm (art, comics, William and Mary) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Two comics from my time at William and Mary. Both are true.  I have a lot more stories…enough to make a show from college. And every day that goes by I have more weird tales. I’m rather embarassed to show these comics now that I’m much better at drawing and photoshop, but I think they represented my life in undergrad. 

Work really was like being on the Office and yes I really did get chased by a Swamp Monster…


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Trapped in a Box

January 17, 2010 at 3:56 pm (art, jobs, rant) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I’m having trouble deciding on a REAL career path because everyone always wants to put you in a box.  It doesn’t really matter if you fit there or not, but it allows them to better understand you and I suppose it is easier just to go into a box that’s already there instead of making your own. I’m not even sure I want a box at all.  Once you create a box you create limitations.  Although it does help to be categorized, but people will try to do that for you so I guess I don’t have to worry about that.

I could go to grad school for advertising/marketing in

Art Direction which is for people who like design, photography, fonts, basically think visually

Communications strategy which is for the people who ask why…and why not, insights for blue prints, eager to solve business problems, look for new ways to interact with people, are a culture junkie

So if I do communications strategy will I get the chance to do art? Or would I be too insanely busy? Which would in turn drive me insane.

And then if I go back for art I’m far behind the other applications in the fine arts department or to be an art director actually.  I have very little experience with a mac and that seems to be a pre req for all the concentrations.  Wtf is up with that.  Supposedly “all creative people use a mac” so I must not be “creative.”

And if I want to be a creative director some day it looks like being an art director or copywriter is the way to go.  Or being Lady Gaga. Sarah Jessica Parker, or Lindsay Lohan.  Celebs seem to be snatching up the office of creative director left and right.

Then I have the problem that I want to start a business, draw comics, paint, and I want to make money.  Which track will get me money and allow me to do what I really want to do?  Not to mention the price of grad school is outrageous.  Who can afford that even with loans? I feel sick to my stomach thinking about it.

There’s a No Doubt song Trapped in a Box that describes this problem pefectly.


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Comics in Songs

October 23, 2009 at 12:56 pm (comics, music) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Here are a few songs that have some mention or connection to comics.  Comics aren’t just used for the movies (which recently there have been a lot of comics turned into movies), they’re in songs too.  I think all three of these are good songs.

Feel it in the Air  Beanie Sigel Mentions spidey sense

Snoopy vs. The Red Baron The Royal Guardians  from 1967.

Transformer Gnarls Barkley Cee-lo’s got a real alter ego.  Ever hear his other songs when he’s not Gnarls Barkley?

Go go gadget Gospel  Gnarls Barkley  Inspector Gadget

If you have anymore comics in songs references please comment and tell me what you think about these songs.  I know there are a lot out there and I only listed a few.


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CNN’s reporting of Obama

September 29, 2009 at 11:38 pm (art, comics) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

CNNReportI seriously feel like CNN’s reporting of Obama’s first 100 days and then his second one hundred days is a final countdown.  No other president was so scrutinized by the media. Although at the same time no other president has used the media so much and so effectively at the same time.  It just scares me to hear numbers that sound like a countdown associated with Obama.  What do you think about this?


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Exams and Graduation

May 7, 2009 at 4:17 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

Its exam time 😦 so I’ve been kind of busy.  Sorry for not posting in a while.  I probably won’t be posting much next week either.  I have three more exams then I’ll be graduating 🙂  I’m not sure what I’ll be doing after graduating, but I’m sure I’ll find something even in this economy. 

I’ll probably start a website to put my comics on this summer even though I don’t have much computer skills…which is really strange considering how much I use programs like photoshop. (Although it took me a LONG time to learn how to use it even rudimentarily).  I guess I better learn though. 

Life goes on.


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Learned Alot

January 13, 2008 at 6:16 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

I learned alot from working on this manga. I learned how to use photoshop better.  I can do speed lines and fill in backgrounds.  My next manga is going to be even better because of this.  I was supposed to start another one doing winter break but I never got to it, because I was so busy designing clothes and I kind of got lazy too.  Drawing a manga is not too bad, but completing one (no matter how short) takes alot more work.  There’s inking, shading, text of course and clean up.  I’m not the neatest drawer in the world so cleaning the drawing up takes some time. 

Here’s page three


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