Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Just experimenting...

Just toying around with one of the Amazon widgets here - something I've been trying to figure out recently. And just to keep this interesting, here's another piece of old artwork for a potential December Sun manga book that I just haven't gotten around to working on yet.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Some interesting clips offered here...

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Joe Tech

One of the sites I frequent when I use Entrecard. I think the articles are interesting, and who knows, maybe I'll win this slot machine someday...

PageRank goodness

I just did this for the December Sun site. Hope it works!

Increase your PageRank

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Web Speed Test!

I just checked out the speed of my main site ( over at loadimpact, and looks like it didn't do too badly. I was half expecting it to crash with all the images having to load...

Here's some more miscellaneous art from the garage... a big, strange robot...

a big strange robot

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Watercolor mountain

Did this a few months ago. Might use it with December Sun. I don't know.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

More garage sketch goodies

Sketch I found for a title called Tzedek that I illustrated a few years ago. More pages available here.

Blue Monster!

Another gem from the garage. Non-repo blue image of a monster or something.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Election Day with silly lyrics

I put together a stupid video of an Arcadia video, but with silly misheard lyrics and images. Here's the video, and with it the silly lyrics as I've heard them in the song.

I gotta lou to the day
Opening eyes in paleo fingers
Chetah and chetaling(?) away
citys aslay
she teething his minstrell
fully enraged shes mean and she wrestles
Sew wrestlers sew wrestlers indeed

Olive and you as they say
rumors arive but yellow is tri-force
My guard is by the way
Are you aware you'll be an aboeba?
makin' your saber behavior look evil
sues my tying but say
how'd you fit in in with this fruitland of duty?

Max and a big surprise
Your smile something new

pull my shot off and play
We sacred and bound to suffer the heat ray
pull my shot off and play
Were coming up on re-election day (I understood that!)

stretching my lung down the way
take you're a vacation scratching my bod-A
use your into it and play
Mayberry have more playtime with money

Max and a big surprise

pull my shot off and play
I'm shaving myself to suffer the heat ray
pull my shot off and play
We're coming off on re-election day

(creepy woman talks now)
Viles and bodice let us trance down in
cut-off murmors and sound of clown hands and skin
carried fervor it tangles trams
save him some tide to slip away
you can die!
Shootin' be askin'
Wild ant schemin'
Could be my election deh

Max is a big surprise
You know, something new
pull my shot off and play
We're coming off on re-election day
Re-election day
(why isn't the song called "re-election day"?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Here's a tiny painting that I did for a "methods of art" course back in college. I was all about acrylics back then.

Captain Beard!

Another find from a stash of old art in the garage...

Not sure who or what this guy was about, but he's got a very colorful costume...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

December Sun Holiday issue!

I know what these figures mean! I need to write a December Sun Holiday issue! Who cares if it's goofy!


Friday, October 9, 2009

Yay! This site hasn't been banned yet!

I just checked it with the Google Banned Checker tool, and this site hasn't been banned!

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Yay! Retirement is nigh!

Woohoo! I only need to bank $1,000 more and I can cash out!


Hey,according to WebsiteGrader, this blog isn't too healthy. Cool!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Why TRON is my favorite movie ever #3

Another thing I love about Tron is the spiritual aspects of the film. There's an interesting 1-1 ratio of Tron computer characters to their individual "Users", the User being basically the equivalent of a God to them (even in the subtitles, the term "Users" is used in upper-case, which I thought was clever.

There are many, many spiritual aspects to the film, such as the Tron character entering the chapel-like IO tower and communicating with his User (almost as if he's offering a prayer) and the Sark/MCP characters are very similar to a marxist government persecuting the believers (Sark openly tells the video game characters that they should abandon their beliefs in "the Users", and even the guards who work for Sark make jibes at a User-believing game character, calling him a "religious nut".) Even the Ram character takes consolation, at his death, in knowing that Flyn is a validation in his belief in the users.
And of course, the Flyn character, a human in video game character form, has some messianic parallels, including his act of self-sacrifice at the end of the film to free the world from the bondage to the MCP (sin?)

There's plenty of the in the film, making for some interesting parallels.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Why TRON is my favorite movie ever #2

Shameless Disney promotion!

Why TRON is my favorite movie ever #1

I'm going to start a new, inane series here, posted whenever, about why Tron is my favorite film ever. When I say that, I mean simply in terms of escapism, special effects, music, lighting, and corny acting. All of these are critical to make a film a favorite, and TRON exceeds in all of these.

Here's arbitrary reason #1: I love to colors of TRON and, namely, the cool violet twilight glow that always seems to be going on in TRONland. The IO tower lights are also pretty cool tool.

I told you it was all arbitrary.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Old, strange "Reformed Fruit" art

Just some junk I found on a disk. Old cartoon fruit bickering. I intended to make a video of this but never did. Maybe someday.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cool visitor globe thing

Pretty nifty globe widget thing. Not very practical if your blog is a mostly dead one like this one is. Oh well, it's still fun to watch.

Monday, August 24, 2009


This is the logo I put together for my nutritional musing blog. I took it from a clipart disk of freebie images.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Under Construction! (well, not really, but this is the logo that I've used before)

Here's a goofy animated gif that I created for pages that were under construction.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


My depiction of the HOLLYWOOD letters. I wish Hollywood would hurry up already and make me a lucrative offer to my December Sun character, so that I can retire...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

More fun stuff from the C drive...

December Sun on a motorcycle. It may or may not be for an upcoming issue, but I just had a fun time drawing and inking this...

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Tron Legacy trailer

This just looks and sounds amazing...

Friday, July 24, 2009


Found this while browsing EC sites...


Courtesy of Past Expiry Cartoon

Yeay! This blog is worthless!

As of today, according to this widget, this blog is worthless! Yay!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bright as Yellow

The Innocence Mission remain one of my favorite bands ever, and here are some of their videos...

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Cool widget about cars

I don't get into cars, or Range Rovers, for that matter, but I thought this was cool, since it makes me feel like I work security in a parking garage...

Monday, July 20, 2009

San Diego comic con 2009

One of these days I might make it to San Diego for the annual convention, as part of my December Sun book. I've been looking at the convention site, and it's a sensory overload just looking at the site, without even setting foot on the convention floor!

One of the cool things being offered is a limited edition fine art print of TRON concept artwork. I've seen some of this on the jacket to the TRON dvd, so it's cool to finally see the full image. TRON is one of my favorite films, as both a remarkable scifi film, a corny film, and an all-ages film, all rolled into one!

Someday San Diego, maybe. But mustering the resources to get out there is another thing entirely.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Entrecard and ALMOST hit 300 drops, until...

I've been trying to hit 300 drops with Entrecard, and I was really close, too, to hitting my first 300, when the clock hit 11 (central) and my totals rolled back to zero. Sigh...


fail owned pwned pictures
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Billy Leavell's "Ray Rocket" meets "Archie" part 5

Page 5, the final page of the Ray Rocket saga. Shameless usage of David Bowie (with nod at the end of the story). I think I was just really big into his music at the time or something...

Billy Leavell's "Ray Rocket" meets "Archie" part 4

Monday, July 13, 2009

Billy Leavell's "Ray Rocket" meets "Archie" part 2

Page 2 of the Ray Rocket story. The art now goes into a faux-Archie style... not a very good faux-Archie style, but hey, I was jus having fun. Archie is one of those few comic titles you can find on the shelves of Walmart, and I've wondered if I could ever draw something like this professionally (the answer: no.)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Billy Leavell's "Ray Rocket" meets "Archie" part 1

I drew this awhile ago for an APA fanzine that I'm part of called Alpha-Omega. This story is involving three characters: "Ray Rocket", a character created and illustrated by Billy Leavell (whom I got permission to use for this story), Archie characters, and not-so-vague references in the story to a David Bowie tune that most everyone should know...

This was in a one-shot, all-for-fun story and it was a fun exercise in drawing characters I've never drawn before. I'll be posting more pages shortly...

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Precinct

I found this while doing some background images searches for a comic I'm drawing now: this is actually pretty cool. It's a site advertising off-Hollywood sets that can be rented for films, such as hospital, airplane and police station. Pretty cool, actually. So if you're making a low-budget film, you could just pay to rent the studio for your police scene. Check it out... link

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

There I fixed it

I site I've been enjoying, with a lot of very silly do-it-yourself work, is There I fixed it. So many of the entires are hilarious, and, sadly, could have been things that I would have thought of doing as well. Worth checking out.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Fun flash game! (if Flash was working properly on my PC)

Problems galore with Flash on my PC lately. Ah, maybe it's all for the better, as Flash apps just tend to be huge time drains. Here's a Flash game that I bet is fun, if I could get it to work properly...

Rolly-Polly Robot

Somewhere I've got notes stored away for an elaborate shooter game, and this would be one of the characters in it. After having drained a considerable amount of soul energy into 3D shooters over the years, I've got a number of ideas that I would love to see incorporated into a game someday. I've written some stories and designed a handful of characters that, if December Sun ever takes off financially (hahahahaha!) I'd make the investment to see this game into reality (if only for the purpose of making a game that I'd enjoy playing.)

For now, it's just an idea in the back of my mind...

Snake Island

Creepy stuff over at National Geographic (I'm mixed on my opinion of NG. I think they do some good stuff, but I know I've read some questionable things about some of their reports in the past, plus seen an example of bad photoshopping they did with an image, but I'm getting off topic...)

Snake Island, or the small Brazilian island of Queimada Grande, is a freakish island uninhabited by humans, but instead populated by venomous golden lancehead vipers. Per NG's statistics "there’s one golden lancehead here per square meter (1.2 square yards)". So you can't step somewhere without stepping on one.

This is an island I'll avoid.

SEO Miscellaney

SEO Cartoon Quiz

Yeay! I sortof almost passed an SEO exam!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Day by Day

Pretty funny stuff here. I took Fortran in college too...

Top Jobs and Career Trends

No idea where my job is going lately (actually, it's going offshore) so I find articles like this one on top job trends to be handy and informative.

Here's another handy article on dream jobs (but alas, the list does not include "super hero"). Being a film critic would be fun, but it would probably drain the novelty of watching films away (plus for every decent film, you've got to sit through a dozen turkeys.)

You know, I think this too, every time I'm picking up a frozen pizza...

Red Baron Totally Looks Like Tom Selleck
see more Celeb Look-A-Likes

99 Amazing Widescreen Wallpapers

A fantastic collection of 99 widescreen wallpapers over at instantshift.

Expanding Gummi Bears?

I found this disturbing image on this site, featuring a gummi bear as it appears after soaked. Creepy to consider what one's stomach looks like after eating a bag of these things.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Treasure Island, Florida and the Ramada Inn

Years ago we stayed at the Ramada Inn of Treasure Island, Florida. It was nice, and had a great view of the ocean from our room. I wish I could go further with the images, but Google Streets will only show the street. The Ramada was nice, although the individual working at their gift shop was extremely rude. Ah, the little things I remember.

I think we ate an an IHOP on the island, and one of the things I recall, beyond just how pleasant the environment of the town was, was the number of loud motorcycles roaring past outside, almost all the time. Not sure what the deal is with loud motorcycles, but there seems to be a connection with beach areas (I noticed this with Galveston too.) If I can find my St. John's Pass images, I might post them here.

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This was an illustration I did for an art class back at Florida State, ages ago. I was as FSU for a couple years studying art, liberal arts, and the general dehumanizing feeling of being in courses with tons of other people. I actually didn't think very highly of FSU, and a large part of why I transferred to Cameron was for smaller class sizes, and to study from teachers who actually gave you the time of day (and didn't just delegate this task to teaching assistants, as happened at FSU.)
Just ranting...

Vintage Cigarette Posters

There's a great collection of ridiculous cigarette posters worth checking out here.

Useless junk

Various explosion images from some of my recent Java game experiments.